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Jan 16, 2013, 12:17 PM
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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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Jan 16, 2013, 12:25 PM
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Amazing, but lets see if anyone bids on these ..

Those are mighty high starting bids !
Jan 16, 2013, 12:32 PM
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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---.
Jan 16, 2013, 01:00 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
Jan 16, 2013, 03:42 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!
Bob


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Originally Posted by Tim B.
Amazing, but lets see if anyone bids on these ..

Those are mighty high starting bids !
Jan 17, 2013, 10:09 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.
Jan 17, 2013, 10:29 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.
"
Last edited by Tim B.; Jul 26, 2016 at 09:35 AM.
Jan 18, 2013, 10:28 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
Price:
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."
Last edited by Tim B.; Jul 26, 2016 at 09:35 AM. Reason: spelling
Jan 19, 2013, 02:50 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.
Jan 19, 2013, 03:00 AM
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60 in HMS Benbow = 1/128th scale.
Jan 19, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Looks like someone blew lunch in the bilge
Jan 19, 2013, 09:18 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 ~
Jan 19, 2013, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Predreadnut
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
Jan 19, 2013, 02:23 PM
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/BILLINGS-BOA...item3a7da3477d looks to be all there.. the price is right... 100.00
Jan 19, 2013, 02:56 PM
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looks to be all there.. the price is right
Except for the box !
Last edited by Tim B.; Jul 26, 2016 at 09:36 AM.


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