Christian W One of my alltime Favorit model kit. Not only because it was my first car kit ever. No. Also because you choose the exact same Color like mine is. Only built 20 years later with your skills.
Munkyslut I got the Z-28 metallic flake version, nice car, these are huge price now!
26. August 2019, 15:59
Larry K Yes over $300. USD on ebay, I got this one for free back in 1996
26. August 2019, 18:20
Bob Hall Cool Kits though ! My only problem is finding a home for them after they get built, I picked up 2 1/12 Shelby GT500 kits for dirt cheap that are going to have to sit until the unforeseeable future !
26. August 2019, 19:22
Larry K I just added 36" x 160" of shelfing in my spare room for some of these big kits. Some are already in my Living room on the coffee & end tables. Bookcase, and in boxes down in the basement. Not much room left, but I'll keep buying, (Can't stop myself from that)
26. August 2019, 20:50
Munkyslut Haha Bob & Larry I know the struggle!
I've got about a dozen 1/8 & probably twice that in 1/12. I've given up a whole room to them, it's pretty much full & I cannot stop buying more
26. August 2019, 21:42
Larry K The 1/8 scale kits are easier to work with (easier to find the parts), except for the older Pocher kits (screws are real tiny)
26. August 2019, 22:02
Munkyslut As much as I love the old school Revell, Monogram, Lindberg t's the lack of opening doors, deck lid etc that really frustrates me...... the XK/E? That's it for choice!
26. August 2019, 22:14
Larry K Those Monogram kits were in the low $20.00 USD when they first came out. I think they used the same master molds of there 1/24 scale kits to keep the price low (not really sure). If they added opening doors and rear hatch the price would of been much higher, and they would of sold less kits (meaning less profits). Not sure of the retail price for Revell/Germany's re-released of the '65 Vette, But the Pocher kits with opening doors and hatches (die-cast body parts) are well above the price that most larger kits sell for.
26. August 2019, 23:01
Munkyslut Very good point Larry,
That's exactly what allowed me to buy a 65 Vette & an XK/E when I was about 12 years old
26. August 2019, 23:15
Larry K My 1st most expensive kit when I was young (maybe twelve or fourteen) was the 1/48 scale Monogram B-17 for $10.00 USD at a hobby store in the middle of town. walk home about 4 miles with it, and built right away. Don't know what ever happen to it after that.
27. August 2019, 00:07
Bob Hall Between the Hundreds of Guns, Millions of Baseball cards few Hundred Model Kits, Two Mustangs and Trucks,running out of space quickly ! LOL !
Larry K 5.7 liter V-8 with Tuned-Port fuel injection, or Turbocharger, Weber carburetor system, 5-speed manual transmission, Goodyear Eagle VR Gatorback tires on stock aluminum Chevrolet rims, Cragar Pro-Tech wheels. Removable T-Tops, side pipes, headlight covers, Roll bar with cross brace, radar detector, and cellular phone with antenna. Over 130 parts