More eBay madness.

The man's delusional...
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RobG
(the Aussie one)
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RobG
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Yeah, but it's:
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brand new in box
decal bright
critically selected and punctiliously collected
directly from TAMIYA, Japan, rather than by way of any other 2nd seller
horizontally stored in a dehumidified as well as ozonized space separately
:)
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frank
My thoughts exactly. Question is, is this one of those "gotta have" kits or only of interest to a few? Obviously, I don't do very many vehicles unless they're sci-fi.....
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The Old Man
I've paid some out of line prices for old SF3D kits, (Japanese manga/Sci-Fi for the uninitiated...) I use their rarity and my stupidity to justify it.
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rfranklin
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...try this one on, mate -
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Rufus
You grumpy old cynic, you. :)
RobG (the Aussie one)
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RobG
Gotta have? Only if you're into modern F1 and Williams gives you a hard-on, I guess.
RobG (the Aussie one)
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RobG
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And you don't even get to build it... what a crock.
We are an amazing species, to be sure.
RobG 9the Aussie one)
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RobG
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Some of the F1 stuff goes way over the edge...particularly anything with "McLaren" on it for some reason. I think this is the "worst" case I've seen, but if I had unlimited resources I would *LOVE* to have/build this kit:
Some of the Tamiya McLaren F1 kits are starting to be re-issued, but are still hard to come by - I was about to go off and try to get hold of one of the 1/20 M23 re-issues only to discover that I have one of the *original* release ones in my stash! I don't remember when I got hold of it.
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Rufus
That's a sure sign that either 1, the stash is waaay to big, or 2, it's time to investigate a database solution for keeping track of it.
Or 3, Old-Timer's Disease has caught up with you. ;)
RobG (the Aussie one)
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RobG
You know, if I had the spare cash I'd buy that, just so I could build it. I hate hate HATE the whole 'collectible' model thing - they were made to be made, so let's start making them, huh.
RobG (the Aussie one)
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RobG
Me too. I'm happy as a pig in mud that Hasegawa has jumped on the SF3D bandwagon and that Wave continues to pop kits.
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John McGrail
Me too. I would *have* to build it...and probably pour that much (and more) money into it in aftermarket parts.
...and I do plan to build the 1/20 one I have. What's great is that now I can also get an etch kit for it!
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Rufus
I actually do have an XL spreadsheet with all my kits in it...all the planes, ships, and armor, anyways. I guess I better check it for autos...
...but what I really need to start cataloging is my collection of books and reference materials.
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Rufus
That reminds me of a TV programme with James May (one of the presenters of 'Top Gear', the motoring show) where he was talking about various children's toys he'd had or wanted when he was young. He is still heavily into model railways and he attended an auction of rare items. He bought a model locomotive, mint in its original box, for an outrageous amount of money. Then when he paid for it he removed the loco and tender from the box, stuck them in his pockets, and handed the box back to the auctioneer to throw away, then went home and played with it.
You should have seen the faces of the collectors looking on, particularly the guy he'd outbid! -- Gordon Davie Edinburgh, Scotland
"Slipped the surly bonds of Earth...to touch the face of God."
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GordonD
Can I (somewhat OT) point out I have been a McLaren fan from near- infancy (i.e. before they became a major force) and do have a 1/20 M8? (Airfix?) *somewhere* in the stash, but what I'd really like is an M6B to match an old monochrome photo of one I also have somewhere, signed by the man himself - the product of the only fan letter I've ever written; it was directed to the team, so I also got one from Denny Hulme. Also in the envelope was a sticker of the Team Logo then being worn by their cars (with the original "nose down" Kiwi), which I resolved to keep until I was old enough to drive and had my own car. My own car proved to be many years in the future, and I've never had one worthy of wearing it, so that's probably still around somewhere too...
Cheers,
Moramarth
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Moramarth
I'm just happy that I had just received a bonus back in the day and (needless to say) went to my local brick and mortar to peruse. I knew the owner fairly well and he gave me an offer I couldn't refuse. One of each SF3D figure for $2.50 each, aircraft (for want of a better term) and walkers $5.00 and Bandai SF3D figures for $2.00 each. This was about half of what he was selling them for and about what he bought them for from the supplier. He couldn't sell the damned things to save his life (or store - he went under about ten years later) because ~everyone~ wanted aircraft or armor and didn't want to be bothered with Sci-Fi. Needless to say also that this was pre-having a wife and kids in my life. I'm only starting to get around to these now....
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The Old Man
If the box was in good shape, the auctioneer would have sold it to replace one of the crapier boxes; some people will buy ~anything~!
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The Old Man
"The Old Man" skrev i en meddelelse news: snipped-for-privacy@k22g2000yqh.googlegroups.com...
I'm just happy that I had just received a bonus back in the day and (needless to say) went to my local brick and mortar to peruse. I knew the owner fairly well and he gave me an offer I couldn't refuse. One of each SF3D figure for $2.50 each, aircraft (for want of a better term) and walkers $5.00 and Bandai SF3D figures for $2.00 each. This was about half of what he was selling them for and about what he bought them for from the supplier. He couldn't sell the damned things to save his life (or store - he went under about ten years later) because ~everyone~ wanted aircraft or armor and didn't want to be bothered with Sci-Fi. Needless to say also that this was pre-having a wife and kids in my life. I'm only starting to get around to these now....
What do you mean. These as wife and kids or do you mean these kits? ;-)
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Uffe Bærentsen
Envy, burning, burning envy........
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rfranklin

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