The Most Collectible Model Kits!!!

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Post by gen.paul » 16 Jan 2007 16:41

gen.paul wrote:Now on ebay is rare Heller French predreadnoaught Le Maine kit.
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The ebay number for the Heller Maine kit is 1300685883780.

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Post by gen.paul » 16 Jan 2007 16:42

gen.paul wrote:
gen.paul wrote:Now on ebay is rare Heller French predreadnoaught Le Maine kit.
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The ebay number for the Heller Maine kit is 1300685883780.
Oops, correction, number is 130068583780.

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Post by Spitfire10001 » 28 Jun 2007 17:42

The Tirpitz or bismark kits because if you buy the bismark it is basically the same as the Tirpitz so just do the other paint scheme or vice-versa

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Post by pzrwest » 29 Jun 2007 12:29

Yes the Bismark and the Tirpitz were sister ships and had different camp schjemes but if you compare the two you will see differences in the superstructure.

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Tirpitz

Post by Spitfire10001 » 30 Jun 2007 18:26

Well yes, but to the untrained eye, or either on their own then it could get by

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Post by maurocethebear2007xx » 29 Aug 2007 00:13

I don't know about rarest,but the most unusual kits i tracked down were the trio of german radar and fries 16 ton crane by extratech in 1/72 scale and the 12.8cm Flak 40 Zwilling guns by attack hobby kits..oh and the FCM searchlights and generators and Fries 16 ton crane.they took some building..especially Freya LZ radar..they took a long time to track down,but turned out to be well worth it. Probably be even more weird models to track down soon by the look of it! I got hold of all the railway guns and both Karl morsers by Hasagawa..i'm going to upgrade them with the photo etch brass sets by Eduard when i build them..look them up on the Eduard website they are something else!..The munitions panzer on one of them i intend to re-build the tracks..Hasagawa tank tracks are dreadful..i'm using spare tracks from a DML Hornisse and the wheels..drive sprocket and idler..the guid top rollers are by Armo and are made of turned brass...the base of the model will look 100% better than the Hasagawa effort! The latest Karl morser by Hasagawa has the longer barrel and different tracks..i also got a 5 Star resin world war two French railway gun used by the Germans..made completely of resin..the detail is incredible though! I search out rare limited models soon as i hear of them..luckily i have a few places i know where the owners know me and help me no end..Kingkit in the UK have a massive collection of dis-continued kits in all scales..Hannants deal in just about everything from round the world and Lonewulf models have some really rare stuff for sale...the rarer the better with me!! Special Hobby luft 46 kits are rare now as well..not the best kits in the world,but really hard to get in that scale..Just thought i'd join the discussion..

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Re: Heller Maine kit

Post by Galahad » 16 Mar 2008 02:09

For anyone who might be interested, the Heller Maine isn't a French ship; there was no French pre-dreadnought named "Maine". In theory, it's supposed to be an American ship, the USS Maine. Which it also isn't. It's the protected cruiser USS Olympia, the flagship of Commodore Dewey at the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. If you doubt, look at a pic of the box art, and then compare it to a pic of the Olympia.

Oddly enough, the old American model company, Pyro, did the same thing when it issued a kit of the "Maine" around 1958. They called it the Maine, but it was the Olympia. Though--unlike Heller--the box cover art WAS of the Maine.

So far as collectible kits go these days, the Heller kit and the Pyro kit are both getting pricey. figure to pay $75 to $100+ for either, if you can find one.

Right now, the priciest plastic boat kit is probably a Marx Chris-Craft Constellation, going for about $750 in mint condition.

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Re: The Most Collectible Model Kits!!!

Post by flatus antiquatus » 16 Sep 2009 22:03

The Palmer Models 1/48 Vanguard rocket. It was a cutaway model from the early 60's with the rocket moter, fuel tanks and piping, and a satellite aboard. The only one I saw offered online was about $400.

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Re: The Most Collectible Model Kits!!!

Post by Roddoss72 » 14 Jul 2010 13:13

Just went on Ebay and had a look at the models and kits section, well first up i have seen a 1970's mostlikely 1977MPC kit of an R2-D2 Van still in its cello wrap, it is currently going for US$219.00, it is also a snap together.

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Re: The Most Collectible Model Kits!!!

Post by phylo_roadking » 14 Jul 2010 23:36

The legendary Airfix Fairey Rotadyne...

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Modern editions of this just aren't as good as the 1970s ones, which some specialist stockists still have - the moulds are getting VERY tired now...
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Re: No has mentioned Rommel's Rod

Post by Sunbury » 30 Oct 2010 05:10

Einsamer_Wolf wrote:It is certainly not my tase, but in terms of what it commands on ebay, when it is on ebay, the Rommel's Rod kit from the late 1960s would have to be at the top of the list:

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/awillshep ... d_docs.htm
http://www.showrods.com/gallery_pages/rommel_super.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... Track=true


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Rommels Rod has been rereleased this year, around $20 US. A 40 year gap between releases. It is suitable for all modellers with a sense of humour and is an excellent entry level kit for young beginners :)

http://www.revell.com/model-kits/licensed/85-4260.html
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Re: The Most Collectible Model Kits!!!

Post by JockCampbell41 » 02 Nov 2010 05:38

Heck I'd get that if it had been in the scale I'm collecting just to have a vehicle for my 1/6th scale figures something to ride in.

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Post by Einsamer_Wolf » 24 Mar 2011 04:09

The Cyberhobby Afrika Tiger regularly goes for 250.00. One must ask himself if the kit is really 200.00 better than the Tamiya 1:35 kit available. . ..

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Post by Ratte » 10 Jul 2011 19:31

Hello every body, I am always on the look for East Germans kits. The one i would like the most is the "Buran" Russian spaceshuttle. I think it is from VEB Plasticard. Almost every thing else i have is ww2.

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Re: No has mentioned Rommel's Rod

Post by TWV88 » 17 Jan 2013 08:18

Sunbury wrote:
Einsamer_Wolf wrote:It is certainly not my tase, but in terms of what it commands on ebay, when it is on ebay, the Rommel's Rod kit from the late 1960s would have to be at the top of the list:

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/awillshep ... d_docs.htm
http://www.showrods.com/gallery_pages/rommel_super.html
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... Track=true


EW
Rommels Rod has been rereleased this year, around $20 US. A 40 year gap between releases. It is suitable for all modellers with a sense of humour and is an excellent entry level kit for young beginners :)

http://www.revell.com/model-kits/licensed/85-4260.html
I remember a friend had one of those kits in the early 1980's.

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