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What Did You Get Today?
Posted by V Spec 364 on Friday, August 20, 2010 2:05 PM
Hi all, being this topic has been started 2 years ago on another fourm and is still running, I decided to start one here for those who want to show of there latest scores and buys. Here's what I got at our club meeting last night: I allready got cracking on it and built the nice, but rather flimsy cardbord diorama. I'll be starting a WIP topic on the '37 soon and i'll put the diner on at the end when she's all finished. I also got old '90s mopar magazines and won a American Grafitti '58 Impala 'Vert diecast kit from our raffle (not shown in pics). The 'Impy I gave to my friend who i'm trying to get in to building; him and I are going build and paint it as i'm showing him the basics of modeling when he's ready.

Currently on the workbench: TOO MUCH!! (for now...)

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 20, 2010 11:36 PM

I just scored a sealed '58 Christine Pro Mod for $11.50 +$7.50 shipping. I can't get a new kit for that price!

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Posted by Rotorbolt on Saturday, August 21, 2010 12:58 AM

 Today I got a unbuilt  revell / monogram basic builder series 1957 corvette kit for $1.99 from the local goodwill. My wife bought it for me..

If you can't find or afford to buy it, Build or make it yourself.

 

On my bench: 57 Ford skyliner, 56 chevy gasser, 57 ford gasser, 2- 72 Novas , 69 nova, 54 chevy fieldcar, 61 Galaixe ,  63 Buick electra convertible..along with  a handfull of stalled builds I need to finish. Basicaly too many.

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Posted by V Spec 364 on Sunday, August 22, 2010 1:41 PM
I got this puppy from Michaels yesterday:

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Posted by BigTallDad on Sunday, August 22, 2010 5:38 PM

Nothing.

I've amassed a hoard of stuff, so I don't buy things everyday (or even every month).

"In order to teach a dog, you must first be smarter than the dog" P.R. Ferguson

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Posted by jroc1989 on Sunday, August 22, 2010 9:03 PM

 I picked up this Tamiya kit yesterday at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon...does yesterday count??


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Posted by V Spec 364 on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:17 PM
jroc1989

 I picked up this Tamiya kit yesterday at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon...does yesterday count??


Ohhhhhh.... Nice score! even with 40% off (which makes it easier on the wallet). And yes, yesterday does count.

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Posted by streetrod on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 9:55 PM

Hi Guys,

Well, it wasn't today or yesterday, but a few days ago my wife won an auction for me on Ebay and the prize was an original, mint, AMT annual 1961 Ford T-Biird Convertible. What a girl!!!

Barry Fadden

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Posted by moparmaniac2 on Wednesday, August 25, 2010 2:24 PM

i just got this in the mail today, it an mpc jeep swamp buggy, it is a rare and vintage kit, this is the only one iv seen. i cant start it today because i have to wait until my birthday, luckily that is only one more day. i hope to post some pics of the progress if i can find my usb cord.

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Posted by 2000-cvpi on Sunday, August 29, 2010 1:46 AM
The wife, kids and I went to a flea market Saturday and I hit the motherload. The day started slow with lots of junk, and dealing with a 3 and 5 year old running from toy to toy. The first kit that I saw was a 57 Ford that I could use. The guy came down to 3 dollars from 5. My day was made right there. Not even twenty feet away was a guy selling about 12 kits all factory sealed with nice clean boxes. I glanced in the boxes, and my heart skipped a beat. The seller had the following kits: 1958 Chevrolet Impala 3 in 1 by AMT 1980 Revell Ford Bronco LASD, 1949 Mercury 3 in 1 late 70s release, 1971 Duster newer AMT, 1976 MPC Pinto wagon. There were several other newer kits that were newer late 90's Nascar kits. The seller wanted five bucks each for the older kits and ten for the Nascar kits. Long story short, I bought the five older models for twenty dollars. It made my year. Sorry for the ranting, but it was the best find I have ever had.
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Posted by ra7c7er on Monday, August 30, 2010 3:29 AM

 I had two scores in the last couple weekends.

 

-The first score was all this from a local flea market where the vendor was closing his booth after this weekend.

69 Camero z-28 RS

4 Nascar kits

41 Plymouth

57 Chevy Hard Top

95 Viper rt/10

Ferrari 308GTB

BMW 320I

65 El Camino

3 Testors metal trailers

 All for FREE

 

-Second score

Ferrari Testarosa

Stingray III

jaguar XJ220

Mercury Cougar street Machine

69 Plymouth GTX

All for 5 dollars from another local flea market.

Two weeks ago I pulled a pulled a Nascar kit out of the trash at a flea market. the vendor threw it away saying it was missing pieces. I pulled it out and inventoried everything and it wasn't missing pieces it just had two unpainted pieces glued together. So I got that for free.

Honestly Flea markets and antique malls would have been the last place I looked for model kits but since the recent ungodly price increases even 10 dollar sealed kits are less than half of current retail. I can honestly say even without these awesome finds I wouldn't be back in the hobby. there is no reason for 10 oz. of styrene plastic to cost 25 dollars or more.

Current project: 41 Plymouth
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Posted by V Spec 364 on Sunday, September 05, 2010 5:45 PM
Went out a different Michales store today and got: And: All for the price of the Challengers' $25 MSRP thanks to their awsome coupons!

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Posted by lordairgtar on Monday, September 06, 2010 5:47 PM

 Rummage sale find was a JoHan 69 Road Runner molded in yellow and a 70  GTX from Monogram and a Liflike/Pyro kit of a 1909 Caddilac. All for $5!!!

Far more can be accomplished by the simple prayers of good people than by all the statesmen or armies of the world---Ronald Reagan 1984   

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Posted by streetrod on Monday, September 06, 2010 6:35 PM

My Lord, lord, nice haul!!! you can hardly buy a can of paint for 5 bucks nowadays.

Barry Fadden

Classic Plastic Model Club

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Posted by Rotorbolt on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 10:59 AM

ra7c7er

Honestly Flea markets and antique malls would have been the last place I looked for model kits but since the recent ungodly price increases even 10 dollar sealed kits are less than half of current retail. I can honestly say even without these awesome finds I wouldn't be back in the hobby. there is no reason for 10 oz. of styrene plastic to cost 25 dollars or more.

I couldn't agree more. well said.

I've been buying and finding most of my kits from places like this for the last few years now. Some are unbuilt, some are already put together or glue bombs. Either way I find them, its is a lot better alternative than paying 20-25 dollars or more for one new kit. 

My local hobby shop recently got a bunch of pre built and scrap kits / used kit parts galore in stock. So you can guess what I was buying. Yesterday, I bought 8 "scrap" / glue bomb kits and a box full of various tires, engines and other very useful kit parts for $35. This is what I found:

2 AMT 66 novas ( 1 built, 1 unbuilt) , Monogram 56 chevy (built), Monogram ZZ top 33 ford (built), Revell 93 chevy caprice cop car (unbuilt), AMT/Monogram 53 ford truck flipnose (built), Revell early 80's el camino (built), AMT 65 el camino (built). 

 With the exception of the built 66 nova kit ( missing a truck lid) all the kit bodies I got were complete and quite buildable/ saveable.. They were missing wheels and engines and maybe some other small piceces for the most part. Which isn't a big deal for me as I have a nicely stocked parts box to fill in the voids.

If you can't find or afford to buy it, Build or make it yourself.

 

On my bench: 57 Ford skyliner, 56 chevy gasser, 57 ford gasser, 2- 72 Novas , 69 nova, 54 chevy fieldcar, 61 Galaixe ,  63 Buick electra convertible..along with  a handfull of stalled builds I need to finish. Basicaly too many.

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Posted by ford57bucket on Tuesday, September 07, 2010 12:55 PM

Went to goodwill and found a Revell streetburner 55 chevy unbuilt and a Revell 37 ford pickup unbuilt missing interior tub and they were'nt even put out on the shelves yet,they were sitting in a shopping cart waiting to be put out. Got an old mpc 32 chevy roadster hot rod missing parts and another street burner 55 chevy built missing hood and lil john buttera's 26 ford t sedan delivery unbuilt,chopped at a store where you rent a space and sell your stuff,all for under $20.00.

don;t throw that away,i can use it!

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Posted by mikem on Friday, September 10, 2010 4:21 PM

I got Lindbergs North Carolina Crown Victoria Police cruiser in the mail today. I got it on Amazon for $5.98 & that included shipping.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 18, 2010 8:35 PM

My 6 year old son Austin and I went to a local model show today and picked up some good deals there. AMT Ranger Splash (sealed) $5, Monogram CJ-7 (sealed) $8, AMT USA-1 Monster Truck (sealed) $8 and an AMT Ramblur (sealed inside) for $8.

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Posted by johnny on Saturday, September 18, 2010 10:27 PM
-johnny
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Posted by ford57bucket on Sunday, September 19, 2010 3:22 AM

Went down to the thrift store yesterday and picked up an AMT/ERTL 67 Pontiac GTO for $5.00.

don;t throw that away,i can use it!

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Posted by V Spec 364 on Sunday, October 10, 2010 1:44 AM
Got the Revell-o-gram Highway Scenes '69 Talladega for $12, some BMF, '07 Contest Cars issue 4 free and the August Issue of SA. Also scored the Revell '70 Trans Am at Ac Moore for $12 thanks to Coupons! Can't post pics right now due to me using the Laptop that dosen't reginize the friggin Camara port!

Currently on the workbench: TOO MUCH!! (for now...)

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Posted by CLASSIC770 on Sunday, October 10, 2010 12:12 PM

Got the AMT '05 Chrysler 300 and the AMT '69 Chevelle.  Had given up hope of ever seeing the Chevelle.  Asking price - $2 each.  Also, what appears to be the Testors acrylic paint starter kit - $2.  Gave the nice thrift store lady $10, and felt that I got the better part of the bargain.  Previously, she had found the AMT Celica Supra (fast & furious), and the '57 Ford Fairlane gasser for me.  Pays to be nice to the thrift store ladies.  The lady that scouts for me relates to scale, and doesn't call them 'toys'!  Now, if I can just find out who is the one other person in town that buys 'Scale Auto' from the newstand!

Someone once told me that there were engines other than the Chrysler Hemi-but thats just crazy talk!

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Posted by henri1 on Sunday, October 10, 2010 2:16 PM

Met Model King Dave last week at the Carlisle Car Show and at Hershey and got some nice kits from his stand. ) 09 and 10 Corvettes from AMT, The 06 Camaro, and three 60 chevrolets and 71 bird and the 68 Allison Tbird and two cars from the Dukes, the Daisy Plymouth and police car, and a 61 Ford and, and ,and.... Always Nice to meet Dave and talk to him.... 

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Posted by GoodAZGuy on Monday, October 11, 2010 3:43 AM

Re:  General Lee

 

I'm offended.

Boohoo  Sigh  SoapBox 

 

It's a neat heat and can't be beat. 

 

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Posted by V Spec 364 on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 7:59 PM
Pics of Saturday's score (finally!)

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Posted by High octane on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 8:26 PM

I went to my LHS today and picked up another Hemi Dart kit and on the way home I stopped at Hobby Lobby and picked up yet another one.

High octane

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Posted by V Spec 364 on Friday, October 22, 2010 6:39 PM
High octane

I stopped at Hobby Lobby and picked up yet another Hemi Dart.

Awww man!! You lucky dog you! I wish I had a Hobby Lobby to pick up one of 'dem Hemi Darts for half-off rather than heveing up the $25 at the LHS. Anyway, last nights score at our monthly club meet:

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Posted by 71cougar on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 2:58 PM

just picked up on the bay for 8.00 complete unbuilt amt 70 challenger with the resin twin scoop hood included.  even with shipping i'm way ahead of the game on this on i figure.

jack

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Posted by V Spec 364 on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 6:40 PM
Today I got absolutely NOTHING!! Which is what you are about to become! (had to use that from Spaceballs - 'Cause I just saw it and it was funny (LOL). But I should be getting some goods from this weekends L.I.A.R.S show.

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Posted by Chuck Kourouklis on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 7:08 PM

Well, le'z see, got the new Aoshima Countach Quattrovalvole, their new Mercedes SL65 Black Series (big improvement over the SL63 AMG, imho), and the baddest of them all:

The Fujimi Honda CR-Z.

Ooh.  Watch out for that one now...

* Over 500,000 Rivets *

Yeah. That one.

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