Nice kit. Lighting it up is a great idea.
It looks like all the Hobby Lobby stores are reducing their model
section by about 25%. In the long run that's bad news. They did a
major clearance in the half dozen shops in our area too.
I picked up the Revell / Monogram Big Deuce for $20 and several other
kits that I intend to break down for parts and use for paint testing
for very cheap ( 3 and 4 bucks each).
We've three stores and I went by two of them today. Neither seem to be
reducing inventory in the modeling section as far as I can see. There
are a lot of the DC4's & DC5's on clearance, but I think someone over
stocked them when they purchased for the store. I saw a couple car
kits, plus the one QMII I snagged but that's it. Sure hope they keep
what they have. I enjoy 2-3 long aisles of models to choose from.
Every time they get a new stock book they start pulling off the 'old' stock.
A lot of the time old stock and new are just same kit, just new numbers.
Some stores start at 30% and mark down another 30% or so in 60-90 days.
Some stores have been a bit more pro (modeler) active and start marking at
50%; dropping every 30 days.
When AMT hit the auction block, our local HL pulled every AMT/JL kit and put
them in 30% off endcaps right off the bat. Shame for them-good for the
modeler but I know of one brick-n-mortar that is still getting stock
straight from AMT. And who knows how long Tower, Stevens and the rest will
have on hand or be able to get new stock, not counting Dave's list.
On another side, Odd/Big Lotts came into a very good supply of recent and
new AMT releases at $5 each.
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