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  • Member since
    March 2011
  • From: Zion,IL
Posted by generaltso on Thursday, May 26, 2011 12:41 PM

So, I went to use my 40% off coupon at HL today and spotted Revells 86 Monte Carlo SS 2n1 ON CLEARANCE for $11.99! Maybe I'll grab the USA1 next time. LOL. I gave the coupon to another guy in the model aisle. Pay it forward right?

There's no replacement for displacement...

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  • From: Louisville, KY
Posted by jroc1989 on Thursday, May 26, 2011 5:02 PM

generaltso

So, I went to use my 40% off coupon at HL today and spotted Revells 86 Monte Carlo SS 2n1 ON CLEARANCE for $11.99! Maybe I'll grab the USA1 next time. LOL. I gave the coupon to another guy in the model aisle. Pay it forward right?

I did the same earlier today only I picked up the Trumpter American LaFrance Fire Pumper on clearance!  Twas a good day!

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  • From: Austin Texas
Posted by SupernovaSS on Thursday, May 26, 2011 11:26 PM

There was a Revell 86 Monte Carlo at my local Hobby Lobby on clearance too! Cool

However, I was at my local Hobby Shop and they had an AMT '70 Challenger for $10.99, so I picked it up.  I'm going to attempt to do my first wiring job on it, as well as install seatbelts (using a never before used technique...Whisper) and possibly build a working trunk. Wink It should be interesting to say the least.....

Rosco: "My, my. What a horrendous crash. Another one of my vehicle's scuffed."

On the drawing board:  '68 Caddy Deville

On the bench: Monogram USS Voyager NCC-74656 Whistling

Completed recently: '68 Dart GTS

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Posted by E30ChrisM on Friday, May 27, 2011 6:09 PM

I think i got some pretty good deals today spent a little more than i wanted to but not too bad

I picked up all these at a yard sale today

I also bought 3 tamiya kits on ebay today cant wait to see them 2 of them are porsche 956 race cars and the other is a nissan skyline r34 v spec II

I tihnk i have a model collecting problem because i dont seem to ever get any built.  I have about 60 kits just sitting here with only 1 on the work bench

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  • From: New York, Paris, Hamilton?
Posted by Chillyb1 on Friday, May 27, 2011 9:42 PM

E30ChrisM

I also bought 3 tamiya kits on ebay today cant wait to see them 2 of them are porsche 956 race cars....

Hey, did you get the Canon and Kenwood versions? For about $20 each? If so, I was watching those and am very jealous. I didn't have enough in my PayPal account to bid on them. Excellent kits, by the way. 

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Posted by E30ChrisM on Friday, May 27, 2011 10:32 PM

yes i did i got the one for 8.50 plus shipping and one for like 10.00 plus shipping and the skyline was 12.50  all from the same seller.  Im hoping he will combine shipping costs for me cuz 10.95 each for shipping is a bit much.

Ended up costing 46.00 for al 3 tamiya kits shipped i think thats a pretty good deal

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Posted by E30ChrisM on Friday, May 27, 2011 10:38 PM

Im actually putting my nitro powered rc car up for trade for model kits thats how much of a problem i have with collecting models.  Its a team associated monster gt with a axial .32

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  • From: Louisville, KY
Posted by jroc1989 on Saturday, May 28, 2011 6:00 PM

Congrats on your haul, Chris.  None of those strike my fancy, but to each his own right?!?

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Posted by E30ChrisM on Saturday, May 28, 2011 7:16 PM

Yea nothing really too fancy but for the price i got them for i couldnt resist.  There are a few funny cars and pro mod cars along the top of the pic you cant really see and some of the nascar kits are a little harder to find like the bill elliot gold car but nothing too special.  Im just really interested in collecting models now for some reason and im trying to find as many tamiya, fujimi, and aoshima kits i can just because they are usually more interesting but fore me alot harder to find for a decent price.  I think any modeler would have bought these kits for the deal i got them for even if they didnt like nascar. 

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Posted by andrewwjohnson on Saturday, May 28, 2011 11:53 PM

............I finally got a Galaxy Limited's 48' Chevy sedan delivery.

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Posted by LOCKY on Sunday, May 29, 2011 5:40 PM

don't necessarily have to have the money in a pay pal account to bid on unexpected purchases. I use E cheque system (through paypal) as required as it means not having to keep money tied up in pay pal accounts in case a kit I want turns up.

This basically takes the money out of the bank account linked to paypal rather than the paypal account with the only real drawback being it takes 3-5 days to clear before items get shipped.

To use this feature bidding or buy it now all goes normal, but when paypal is clicked on it will come up with 'pay by e cheque' instead of 'Pay from pay pal balance' (e cheques are still part of paypal system so treat as if money was in pay pal account re accessing this payment method).  Once you confirm payment this way (as you would with 'normal' pay pal transaction) it is classed as paid for so doesnt default as not paid in time and just means waiting a few days for it to clear

Only do this if the money is in your bank account as if the echeque cant be covered it also means a default/overdrawn fine from your bank as well as problems re not paying with seller.  

I have used this method of payment a few times now without problem and as it is a paypal method of payment is typically accepted by sellers without question (once had to explain it to seller but he was then fine with it) and is preferable to me as i m looking for a few rare kits but don't want my money tied up waiting 'In case' one shows up

for more info re this payment see pay pal-echeques on their info page

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  • From: Green Lane Pa
Posted by Smokin JJoe on Sunday, May 29, 2011 7:16 PM

My PayPal account is always zero balance. When I pay with PayPal, the funds come from my checking acct. at that very moment. No waiting, Merchant knows payment has been made and product is shipped next morning.

Only one problem with a hacker in iTunes using my PayPal to charge for fake apps. Paypal Security refunded my money same day. I love PayPal!

 

Learn something new every day.
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  • From: Baytown, TX.
Posted by rigbuilder on Sunday, May 29, 2011 10:24 PM

E30ChrisM

I think i got some pretty good deals today spent a little more than i wanted to but not too bad

I picked up all these at a yard sale today

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I also bought 3 tamiya kits on ebay today cant wait to see them 2 of them are porsche 956 race cars and the other is a nissan skyline r34 v spec II

I tihnk i have a model collecting problem because i dont seem to ever get any built.  I have about 60 kits just sitting here with only 1 on the work bench

 

I used to have the Bigfoot kit a long time ago. Unfortunately the kit was stolen from me when I was a kid. I loved that kit. You got yourself a great deal at that yard sale.

I love building models.

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    January 2010
Posted by Rusty Jones on Sunday, May 29, 2011 11:21 PM

Bought an Allison Thunderland car kit at the LHS.

My thanks to those who have posted on this forum about the kits.

Would not have spent the cash without seeing photos of the Allison engine built up.Big Smile

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Posted by E30ChrisM on Sunday, May 29, 2011 11:36 PM

rigbuilder

I used to have the Bigfoot kit a long time ago. Unfortunately the kit was stolen from me when I was a kid. I loved that kit. You got yourself a great deal at that yard sale.

I actually paid 100$ for all the kits and theres over 40 kits there so i thought it was a good deal too i picked up a fujimi veilside s15 silvia kit off ebay for .99 cents

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  • From: Saint John, NB
Posted by chrmar on Monday, May 30, 2011 3:32 AM

Saturday was my model club's annual show; I came home with these goodies (plus a Lindberg 67 Olds 442 and a sheet of decals that I forgot to put in the picture):

The El Camino Camper and the 71 Satellite are still sealed! The F1 car is my second Tamiya kit; both were won as door prizes! I'll build them someday...

cheers, Chris http://picasaweb.google.ca/chrmargeo
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Posted by E30ChrisM on Monday, May 30, 2011 5:21 PM

looks like some good fins there im trying to pick up a tamiya f1 car right now actually.

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  • From: Zion,IL
Posted by generaltso on Monday, May 30, 2011 9:05 PM

chrmar

Saturday was my model club's annual show; I came home with these goodies (plus a Lindberg 67 Olds 442 and a sheet of decals that I forgot to put in the picture):

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5UKpywpB66o/TeNVqehtWKI/AAAAAAAAEBg/9YQorVD8q7U/s800/DSC01028.JPG

The El Camino Camper and the 71 Satellite are still sealed! The F1 car is my second Tamiya kit; both were won as door prizes! I'll build them someday...

I did the Satellite as a kid. I would love to get my hands on another one! I think my parents still have it in their attic missing some pieces. Nice score man!

There's no replacement for displacement...

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    March 2005
  • From: New Messico
Posted by rscotusa on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:15 AM

Finally found a kit at a garage sale for $1.  1/32 scale Airfix/MPC Triumph TR4A.  Missing a front brake rotor, front side marker lamp, and mid exhaust part.

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Posted by E30ChrisM on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 9:26 PM

Thats awesome i love yard sales.  I purchased 5 more kits today all of them are tamiya

2001 wrc subaru impreza, zexel skyline gt-r, 99 wrc subaru impreza, 2003 puegeot 206 wrc, sauber mercedes c9

Cant wait to get them and the other 4 kits  ordered.

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  • From: Nashua, NH
Posted by F1 Starr on Thursday, June 2, 2011 4:43 PM

I bought a Tamiya 1966 Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia coupe 1/24.

Starr

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  • From: NorCal
Posted by Rodent on Thursday, June 2, 2011 10:34 PM

Got the kit today at Michael's with a 40% coupon and the paint at Pep Boys. I have a co-worker that has an '09 SRT8 Challenger as a DD and I plan to try and build a replica of it. Unfortunately, it has a sunroof and is a 6MT, so some scratch building will be necessary.

 

-- Steve

 

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  • From: S F Bay Area
Posted by Chuck Kourouklis on Thursday, June 2, 2011 11:47 PM

Not for nothin', but this arrived a week ago...

* Over 500,000 Rivets *

Yeah. That one.

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  • From: Austin Texas
Posted by SupernovaSS on Friday, June 3, 2011 11:46 PM

I just made a great score. A Testors '06 Charger Daytona on clearance from Hobby Lobby.  The origional price was $24.99, and I got it for $5.49!

It looks like a great kit too.  Not a single bit of flash to be found, and it has pretty good detail.

Rosco: "My, my. What a horrendous crash. Another one of my vehicle's scuffed."

On the drawing board:  '68 Caddy Deville

On the bench: Monogram USS Voyager NCC-74656 Whistling

Completed recently: '68 Dart GTS

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    March 2010
Posted by 70CudaTJ on Saturday, June 4, 2011 6:49 AM

There was the annual Toy and Hobby swap meet here today, I got an "AMT Viper RT/10" convertible only missing one tire (I can cast a replacement easy), it'll do for V10 parts if I don't actually build it.

A Revell "Sox and Martin '67 GTX", this is a neat looking kit, probably build it stock out the box.

Also got a couple of bits for a future ratrod project from "the parts box" stand and a junkyard box with '34 and a '32 3 window coupe rods in bits and a built stock AMT '32 Vicky too.

 

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    March 2010
  • From: Midwest
Posted by High octane on Saturday, June 4, 2011 9:20 AM

Our club had an auction last night and I was able to get an MPC '75 Pontiac Sprint ,Ford Mark IV, an AMT Gurney Lotus, Monogram Kurtis-Kraft Racer, and an AMT Parts Pack Allison engine.

High octane

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Posted by Mr Mopower on Saturday, June 4, 2011 5:01 PM

IU got the Revell dodge ramcharger for $10, everytghings there.

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    September 2010
  • From: Cleveland, Ohio
Posted by prg5609 on Saturday, June 4, 2011 9:10 PM

There is at least one advantage to living in Cleveland, Ohio.  Don't laugh, there aren't many.

I can order something from JimnOhio and go over and pick it up.

He is a great guy to deal with.

Donald R. Gardner

Building models for fun and relaxation

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    April 2007
Posted by ford57bucket on Sunday, June 5, 2011 11:29 PM

Just won a monogram 1/8 scale on an online auction. It's an older one with the black 32 deuce roadster on the box.

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

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  • From: Muskego,Wisconsin
Posted by lordairgtar on Monday, June 6, 2011 11:49 PM

High octane

Our club had an auction last night and I was able to get an MPC '75 Pontiac Sprint ,Ford Mark IV, an AMT Gurney Lotus, Monogram Kurtis-Kraft Racer, and an AMT Parts Pack Allison engine.

I was at the same auction and got a IMC Ford J car kit and a Testors release of the IMC Mark II.

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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