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Found a pot of gold... or maybe not

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  • Member since
    February, 2017
  • From: Lincoln Park, Michigan
Found a pot of gold... or maybe not
Posted by Starting_over on Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:38 AM

Ok here's one for all of you. Ive gotten back into modeling recently and wondered if my mom had kept all the old models i had built as a child. So we are talking from like 89-94. I went and ventured into the addict and low and behold there is a box full of my old models. Now 20+ years later some have fallin apart, some still intact and some as a child i must have thought i would customize and are cut up pretty bad. Question is what do i do with these? What whould you guys do? Ive got whole cars, parts, parts still on trees. If i could figure out how to post pics on here id show you guys just so you can see what i have and am talking about.

"Live to paint Paint to live"

  • Member since
    June, 2013
  • From: Sugarloaf, PA
Posted by Johnt on Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:00 AM

You could do a build made from left over parts like I did with this one. I found a box of bodies and parts in the attic when I moved in and put some of the parts together . It was a fun relaxing build and I made up a simple story to go along with the build.

I also did a restoration build of an old Sunny Cobra I built in the early 80's. Some parts had fallen off, but I found must of them, left almost of the original paint on it. I did a little more detailing on it, and I was happy with the way it came out.

  • Member since
    February, 2016
Posted by Plowboy on Thursday, March 16, 2017 10:58 AM

Definitely hang on to them! You can always use them for other projects or restore the complete builds. My favorite models are ones that I have restored or built out of the parts box. They'll always be worth a lot more to you than anyone else. Maybe make a list of what you have as far as complete models since you can't post photos.

  • Member since
    December, 2016
  • From: Pasco, Wa
Posted by ScottH454 on Friday, March 17, 2017 12:16 PM
I still have most of my uncles kits from the 70's. I did what I could to disassemble an bag the kits in ziplocs. You'll want to put everything you find for the kits together an then research the kit to see if they still make them or rereleased them. If there not remade then they'll be worth more money to a collector.
  • Member since
    February, 2017
  • From: Lincoln Park, Michigan
Posted by Starting_over on Monday, March 20, 2017 8:32 AM

Thanx for all the advice guys. Ill figute something out here is a link to the pictures i took. Let me knkw if it work. Not sure if im doing the link part right

"Live to paint Paint to live"

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Monday, March 20, 2017 10:45 AM


Go to your photos in Photobucket and open one up. To the right of the photo are three fields with data in them. The bottom field is titled "IMG". When you click on the IMG field (left click in the field itself) it turns yellow for a second and says 'copied'. Then go to your new post on the SA site and right click in the post box. Select 'paste' and the URL will appear in the post, and your photo will appear when you post your reply.

There are a few rebuilders there. Nice find. Some are probably restorable and the rest can be scattered about your parts boxes or used for kit bashing, etc. You can never have too much in the way of spare parts around.



Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman


  • Member since
    May, 2012
Posted by DocWatson on Thursday, May 25, 2017 11:46 AM

Always keep part built, trashed and leftover kits and parts. It can be a fun way to build from the parts box or find certain parts for other builds.
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