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Sigh! Models I wish I still had.

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  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Plasticville USA
Posted by 1967 F100 on Saturday, May 01, 2004 7:27 AM
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Paul 59,
I agree with you! I can't justify paying the collector prices to build a model. Do I wish I owned those kits?, you bet! I'm willing to wait it out for a possible reissue, or even a new issue for that matter. I know however the chance those kits will ever see the light of day again will be slim.
The other thing is getting those kits pre-built and restoring them. However getting these at affordable prices is getting more difficult now. When I started finding kits like this 15 years ago, it was an unknown treasure. They were everywhere and at incredibly low prices. More have caught on to this idea. I have to search high and low for bargains now. I hope the model companies watch the prices on ebay and realize that the money and interest is out there to reissue these kits. I believe RC2 is seeing it due to their recent reissues.
If new kits are done of american cars I hope its american companies that do them. The imports of these cars just don't seem to have it right. The bodies usually are right but the detail is too simplied looking. The engines have everything square, the valve covers, intake, etc.
Until then I'll build what I have and wait. This time however I'm going to keep them!
  • Member since
    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, April 30, 2004 10:50 PM
One other thing. I am all for reissues, but I do wish AMT, Revell, etc would bring out some new cutting edge stuff. Don't want to start the old Tamiya thing again but, Tamiya does produce some really great kits that the old companies would never touch.

I have looked long and hard at some of those original kits at a hobby swap, but I can't see forkin' out one or two hundred bucks for essentially the same kit thats sitting on the shelf now. Yes I know some kits have never been resiisued since the original production date. But if you are going to build models, then after you build the old kit, what's left? A box.

Yes I get all weepy looking at all those kits I had 25+ plus years ago. But, heck, I got a pile of models as big as a clown convention that needs my attention.


  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Watertown ny
Posted by gratch73a on Friday, April 30, 2004 7:07 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by JayVee

There's only one thing to do about this problem....make more!



Yeah go for it all of the kits are still readily available, so what r u waiting 4? It's time to go get them, before they are gone & then you'll be behind the Eight Ball.
  • Member since
    February, 2004
Posted by JayVee on Thursday, April 29, 2004 6:22 PM
There's only one thing to do about this problem....make more!
  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Plasticville USA
Posted by 1967 F100 on Thursday, April 29, 2004 4:45 PM
Hello all,
CoolWow!!Thank you everyone for your kind words. The 1966 GTO is a Revell kit. The 1967 Impala SS427 is the recent offering by AMT. The 1971 Duster is another recent kit release by AMT. My fellow Plastic Heads Laugh, this forum is definitely encouraging for all modellers. It's a place where we can share our common interests. Thank you SAE! Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up
  • Member since
    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 29, 2004 3:26 PM
I like that GTO, is it from an AMT kit?
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    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, April 29, 2004 5:00 AM
Sign - DittoSign - Ditto I'm with Slabbedask, I somehow managed to dispose of most of the kits I had as a kid & now spend time searching for built-ups of these to restore so I can have them again !, don't sell them anymore.
Nice looking kits but !
  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Thursday, April 29, 2004 4:52 AM
Well we're all your own worst critic! I think those models looked great! And I never sell any of my built models. I lost most of my old ones when I moved out from my parents, but all of the models I've built since I was about 19, I still have.(I'm 36 now...) This mesns my shelves are crammed with just over 100 built models. The fun part of it, is that I can always take a look at the oldest of them and see how mush I have evolved as a modeller. What skills have gotten better, how I have pushed the detailing envelope and so on.
You're never too old to have a happy childhood...! http://public.fotki.com/slabbedask/
  • Member since
    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 10:12 PM
Rest easy my friend I'm sure who ever bought them is Enjoying them as much as you are missing them.

I just hope there not telling everyone they built them!
Very nice work .

  • Member since
    May, 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 9:10 PM
Every time I go to a model swap meet, I see fifty models I had when I was a kid. All I have now is some old grainy pictures of those long lost models.


  • Member since
    January, 2004
  • From: Plasticville USA
Sigh! Models I wish I still had.
Posted by 1967 F100 on Wednesday, April 28, 2004 8:48 PM
Hello everyone,
Here's a few models I've built and sold.Shock Have you ever had the problem where you think you could do better so you sell it?Sad Well I've sold them and I still haven't built any to take their place.Sigh I'm finally committed to being satisfied no matter what. Big SmileApproveBig Smile

So I hope you enjoy them, I once did.
My loss, someone's gain.


http://public.fotki.com/lemans72/ebay_models_sold/

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