|Blazer ||01-02-2013 03:34 PM |
Is there such a thing as "Vintage scale models?" if so I bought some.
Well I love building scale model planes and am always searching for something cool.
Today I got lucky.
I was in Antwerp and I went by a shop of which I have been a regular customer for a few years now and I spotted some very old looking boxes.
When I inquired about them, the shopkeeper told me that they came from the collection of a guy who very recently passed away and his widow decided to sell them.
I bought three: an early seventies Revell Grumman Wildcat, a late seventies Revell Hawker Typhoon (Still in shrink wrap, amazing) both in scale 1;32 and a mid eighties Matchbox Heinkel He-70 in scale 1:72.
I don't know if there's such a thing as "Vintage" model planes but I got some and already started work on the oldest.
|slobake ||01-02-2013 03:42 PM |
Great find ! I have a friend who is constantly scouring second hand stores for these old models.
|Richland123 ||01-02-2013 03:52 PM |
Our guitar player builds models of all types (planes, helicopters, cars, ships, etc.) and sells them. He also does custom model work if somebody wants specific designs.
|bassteban ||01-02-2013 04:05 PM |
Yes, there are vintage models- planes, tanks, ships, sci-fi etc. I have over 3 dozen unbuilt or in progress, maybe 1/4 pre-1980. Couple few pre-1970. A not-too expensive hobby
|Blazer ||01-02-2013 04:15 PM |
Let's see I paid 15 Euro for the Wildcat and the same for the Typhoon while the Heinkel was 7.50 Euro, so in total I spend 37.50 Euro on all three.
Which still is a bargain no matter how you slice it.
|bassteban ||01-02-2013 04:35 PM |
Yeah, it's like any other hobby- *serious* enthusiasts have driven the prices up on some specific items(google Aurora AH-56 Cheyenne)but many are well within reach. I find it amusing to re-live a small part of my childhood.
|tplyons ||01-02-2013 05:10 PM |
I've never had the patience for these but maybe will try again one day.
|ksihawk7 ||01-02-2013 06:18 PM |
I found a vintage Russian model plane when we were clearing out my grandparents' house a while back. I have no idea what type of plane or anything, because everything is in Russian. I'll try and get a picture tomorrow.
|JimB52 ||01-02-2013 07:29 PM |
I built the Grumman Wildcat model back the late 60s. Loved Revell kits.
|tplyons ||01-02-2013 07:54 PM |
Very highly recommended. Actually the reason I've actually looked at these model kits again.
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