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Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:17 AM
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If someone twenty-five years back would have stuffed a room full of these kits and told people it was an investment he would have locked up in a rubber room...around what price did the last decent 63's go for? makes one wonder with a laser rig where you could zap out a kit only when its ordered...
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:25 AM
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Amazing, but lets see if anyone bids on these ..

Those are mighty high starting bids !
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 11:32 AM
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If someone twenty-five years back would have stuffed a room full of these kits and told people it was an investment he would have been locked up in a rubber room...
TGH, with a starting bid like that, the buyer SHOULD be locked in a padded cell---.

The line should be drawn when a hobby starts to become a fixation---.
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 12:00 PM
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looking back at completed items , sterling kits on this range were pulling 200.00 to 400.00(but most of those sales were pre christmas,) still kind of scarey for box-o-balsa
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Starting bids

You all know that people are going to completed listings to set their prices for items their selling. Even the local pawn shops go there to set the prices they will pay for items you pawn. Whoda thunk!
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Amazing, but lets see if anyone bids on these ..

Those are mighty high starting bids !
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:09 PM
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This may be a good time to remind readers to be careful about buying old Sterling (or other) kits on eBay. Some sellers show kit boxes that seem full of balsa parts sheets, instructions, fittings, etc. They may or may not know enough about kits to be able to tell whether all or almost all of the kit is still there.
So buyer beware, always.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 09:29 PM
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Heh Heh !

You gotta ask Alot of questions !
Here is a fittings box from one of the 63 footers thats up ...

Is it just an empty box ? ( maybe ! DOH ! )
Gotta ask, as someone has:

"Q: Hello, I see a '' Ship Fittings'' box in the photo. Is this the B-11F fitting kit which includes all of the metal deck hardware (anchors, horn, etc.)? Thanks Jan-17-13

A: This is the B-11 M fittings,rudder, prop, portholes etc. The B-11 F and B-11-16 were additional cost parts that did not come with the kit but had to be purchased separately. Unfortunately I do not have them. As far as I can tell this is the complete kit as sold. My memory may be a little vague since I was selling these kits at Trost Hobby Shop, near 63rd & Kedzie, Chicago, in the 50's.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:28 PM
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Battleship ...

Battleship ... !

HMS Benbow Battleship Model, Scratchbuilt, 60" Long

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HMS-Benbow...-/280413053019

History:2 offers
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GBP 950.00
Approximately US $1,517.06

Shipping:
GBP 275.00

"A very well constructed model of the British battleship HMS Benbow.
This is a large model, at 60" in length.
The hull is GRP, the upper works mostly of wood and metal.
It appears to be entirely scratch built. There are a few areas of very minor damage, but these could be easily corrected in a couple of hours.
I particularly like all the rivet detailing.
This is not fitted out for radio control, though the propeller shafts are in place."
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 01:50 AM
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Then every once in while someone has a starting price that is CRAZY. A few days ago there was a Sterling 63fter, partly finished for $750.00 or long ago I saw a Marx Connie listed for $750 still in the box. Both times I believe it was a antique shop selling them.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 02:00 AM
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60 in HMS Benbow = 1/128th scale.
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 06:24 AM
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Looks like someone blew lunch in the bilge
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:18 AM
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Looks like someone blew lunch in the bilge
Thats how they used to seal 'em up in the old days ~
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 08:23 AM
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Then every once in while someone has a starting price that is CRAZY. A few days ago there was a Sterling 63fter, partly finished for $750.00 or long ago I saw a Marx Connie listed for $750 still in the box. Both times I believe it was a antique shop selling them.
The one above is in a UK antique auction house, Nuthin's Not expensive in this place ~

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HMS-Benbow...-/280413053019
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 01:23 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/BILLINGS-BOA...item3a7da3477d looks to be all there.. the price is right... 100.00
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 01:56 PM
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looks to be all there.. the price is right
Except for the box !
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