I have been meaning to post this question for awhile. Every club meeting
night we have a raffle and the running gag is the guys who have yet to have
their numbers picked tell the winners, to "Take the Car". This leaves all
the armor and aircraft goodies on the table. I am not so sure it really is a
gag and here is why.
A month or so ago I picked up some AMT muscle car kits at the local Big Lots
for 4.99 each.
I am amazed at the amount of detail that they include in these kits and I am
primarily an aircraft guy.
You get detailed engine, interior, wheels and tires (sometimes two sets),
crystal clear "glass", and sometimes decals and options to make different
street or customs. You get all these options and detail for around
Then these kits show up at discounters from time to time or they box up a
nifty 4 pack for sale around Christmas for 20.00. Can you imagine Tamiya
boxing 4 1/48 scale aircraft kits together as a Christmas promo for 20.00!
I heard Trumpeter is releasing a 1/25 scale Bonneville for 40.00! Are they
trying to raise the bar for car kit prices?
I cannot see anyone wanting to spend 40.00 on that kit when there are
hundreds of other car models for 1/4 the price. 1/8th the price if you stock
up at Hobby Lobby during a sale!!
I guess though if you gotta have it you gotta have it. I will find it
interesting to see if car prices shoot up just like when Hasegawa broke the
10.00 for a 1/48 airplane ceiling, when they released their 109-Es.
So.... Do car modelers have it the best of any group of modeler's?
18 years ago