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Oct 23, 2002, 08:53 PM
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Where to sell completed plastic kits???


I just took possession of a collection of the already made plastic kits in the photo. I was wondering if anyone know of an outlet to sell them. I checked Ebay but there seems to be mostly new kits for auction. Here's a larger photo

Also, I have several large completed R/C boats, ready to run.
I wouldn't want to ship these for fear of damage....just in case you know of an outlet in the NY area.
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Oct 23, 2002, 09:11 PM
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Oct 23, 2002, 09:14 PM
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My guess would be at a craft show sale, not the type of thing you would see much of in wintertime NY as the few I've seen were outdoors.
Or donate them to some sort of military museum, put a high value on them (can't really tell from the pic but they look pretty good) and get a tax deduction. May not be worth all the effort.
Usually people who pay for built models want them in specific colors and markings unless of course it was, lets say, Spirit of St Louis. You know the kind of thing where someone would say "here is a pic of my Dads WW11 fighter and make me a copy exactly like that". There are a lot of places doing that but usually not in plastic.
Oct 23, 2002, 09:16 PM
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Danny, occasionally you will see built models on ebay in the plastic models section. And often they will sell for more than the cost of a kit esp if well done. If you do use ebay PLEASE get a soft brush and get most of the dust that you can off the kits.

The two large WW-I bombers, and the tan eindeker up front are worth a lot to the collectors.

HTH
Oct 24, 2002, 11:34 AM
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Refurbing.


You can strip the old enamel and re-paint them.

That is if you like that kind of thing, but since it is getting cold.


Hmm, panzer tank in FedEx livery, B-28 (?) in Southwest Airlines, p-51 in Continental Express. I guess you could get a few laughs if you can't sell 'em.
Oct 24, 2002, 03:11 PM
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Sorry for the delay in responding....was working....

Jeff, sent you a PM

Thanks for the suggestions......as r2800 mentioned we were thinging about contacting the Rhinebeck Aerodrome and asking them if they wanted them......and a tax deduction...I didn't even think of that. Now that's all the more reason to donate them.

The problem with selling them on Ebay, is that there almost sure to get damaged in shipping. I'd probably pay 10.00 an item in bubble wrap and styro to ensure their safe arrival. Oh well, I'll think about it, no hurry.
Oct 25, 2002, 12:31 AM
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I bet you could sell them real fast at the firecracker, bottle rocket and bb gun store.
Oct 25, 2002, 12:51 AM
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How about a pic of the boats

~Andrew
Oct 26, 2002, 07:26 PM
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Andrew, Since I see you're local let me know if you're interested in the boats and I'll take some photos. I have one large sailboat, ready to go....just have to dust it off. Has sail control and all the other goodies. Also have several power boats including Jacques Cousteau (sp) Calypso, as well as a few military type (destroyer escorts??). I'm really not at all into boats so they're just sitting in my attic, covered with plastic.
All have radios installed.
Oct 27, 2002, 02:53 AM
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could you post a pic of the military type boats


/Philip
Oct 27, 2002, 10:48 PM
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Philip,
I'm going to post a link to a web page I'll make up showing the boats. I don't want to hog up Ezone space with boats.
I photographed them tonight. I have a large sailboat w/motor,
Navy ship large w/3 motors, and another one smaller w/two motors, Coast Guard boat w/2 motors, ChrisCraft cabin cruiser w/two motors.....I'll put together the site in the next day or two.
BTW....all include electronics and might even have batteries...they use gel-cell, I believe.
Jaques Cousteau Calypso,
Oct 28, 2002, 04:54 PM
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Ok....you asked for it....you got it.
Here's the site I put together to display the boats
Email me directly if you have any questions:
dantroy@optonline.net


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