Some advice please...

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  1. Geedee

    Geedee Well-Known Member

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    Mods, please feel free to delete this if its not the 'done thing to do !' and no questions asked.

    Last week I recovered some boxes that been in storage for the past ten years and while going through them...accompanied by lots of' 'So thats where it was' and 'I'd forgotten about that' phrases, I found two kits I've had in unbuilt condition from about 25 years ago.

    Having seen the astounding levels of build quality on these forums and the knowledge and advice that is given, I would like to ask if I should 'crack' the sealed boxes and build them or not. Reason for asking is a colleague has told me they are a bit rare nowadays, so if its OK, I'd like to ask you guys what you think ?. Please note, I am not asking for a valuation at all, only should I build them or hang on to them.

    The two kits are as follows...LINDBERG VULCAN and a LINDBERG VICTOR. Both boxes are still factory sealed.

    I was thinking of doing the Vulcan first as it doesnt look too complicated a build and I havent done any plastic kit bashing (I'm not good enough to consider it building !) for more years than I care to remember.
     

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    leave and save a good investment EG lindburgh model of union or confedrate atillery limber and horsemen (plastic moulded) selling currently £60 +
     
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    I don't know Gary - if a man has a 100 year old bottle of wine does he want to just look at it, or know what it tastes like?
    Your call, but Daniel (109 roaming) mentioned how an Airfix Hampden kit, which I bought for $12 about 20 years ago, can now fetch upto $150 on the net...could be worth either selling them as they are or hanging onto them for the investment, as Trackend said...

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    It's up to you only what you will do with them.You can try to find these models and have a look at their current prices and then make a decission of selling them or not.I'm surre there will be found somebody who can buy them.Or if you want to make them but the lack of experience is the main problem, you can buy two cheap kits ( can be of the same bombers) and assemble them for training.Then if you find willing you can start these old models.
    The choice is really yours.
     
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    Difficult one Gary. As the others have said, it's up to you but, if it's any help ref the build of these, here's what I know about these kits.
    They were both originally issued not long after the 'V' Force came into service, and puported to be B1 versions. However, as far as I know, they are actually based on the prototypes and, if memory serves me, were an 'odd' scale for aircraft model kits, something like 1/87th. They were re-issued a few years later, hence the camouglage scheme on the box art for the Vulcan, unlike the first issue, which would have been 'anti-flash' white. I've heard differing tales about the 'accuracy' of these kits; some say they are 'reasonable representations', whilst others say they are very inaccurate!
    As to value, I'm GUESSING they could be worth a bit. You could try contacting 'King Kit', at Shifnal, to see if he can give you a price. This is a firm that specialises in kit collections, out of production and rare kits etc. My guess is he'd snatch your hand off, and you can bet that whatever is offered will have at least a 25% mark up when adverised for sale. That's not to say he's a shark or whatever, he's NOT, and does some good deals, but the prices, as always in these cases, are governed by the market.
    Hope this helps.
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  6. Geedee

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    Hey guys, thanks for your thoughts and advice.

    I was doing some work on my 1 to 1 scale 'Stang today and screwed that up completely so I'm more than likely not going to ruin these two kits by trying to build them but will hang on to them for a little while longer.

    Thanks again for your input
     
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    No problem mate.:D
    Try to get another kit which can be much easier to assemble.
     
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