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Offline PetworthPilot

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Big Haul of Cheap Kits
« on: October 04, 2022, 01:49:41 AM »
Hey Squadron,
I am new to the forum and returning to plastic models after a hiatus of half a century. I have built a few stick and tissue models, low and mid power rockets, as well as some buildings for a planned model trolley layout. Saturday I went to the National Capital Model Soldier Society convention in Springfield, Virginia.  Not knowing what to expect I did not know if there would be vendors there or not I was delightfully surprised to see that there were lots of model kits available for sale. I picked up 7 kits. I know the reputation of the Smer kits is borderline suspect but they were all cheap.  At $20 the Gotha was the most expensive. I have had my eye open for that for some time.  One of the Smer Fokker DR1s was free because the seller didn't know if it was complete or not. For the 7 kits I dropped $70 and another $5 for the 3 books.  I am happy with my haul. Being that the kits were cheap it might be good for me to practice and learn how to use an airbrush.

I am currently working on the Fitter's paper kit for the SE5a and Fokker DVII... "Nickchen" which is free at papermodelers.com.

Love reading everyone's posts.

Mike in Falls Church, VA.
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Re: Big Haul of Cheap Kits
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2022, 01:51:02 AM »
A few more...
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Re: Big Haul of Cheap Kits
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2022, 01:56:29 AM »
The Gotha
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Re: Big Haul of Cheap Kits
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2022, 01:57:12 AM »
And some nice books which were $5 for all three.
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Re: Big Haul of Cheap Kits
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2022, 02:28:54 AM »
The Smers look like Eduard re pops apart from the Camel.The Voison is a nice little gem!

Offline Stuart Malone

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Re: Big Haul of Cheap Kits
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2022, 01:25:30 AM »
Good haul.  That Voisin alone has gone for near $70 on eBay at times.

Stuart

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Re: Big Haul of Cheap Kits
« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2022, 04:04:29 AM »
Thatís a nice catch, worthy of some jealousy  :)

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Re: Big Haul of Cheap Kits
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2022, 03:48:00 PM »
Good haul.  That Voisin alone has gone for near $70 on eBay at times.

Stuart

Wow, I see that. You comment made me go look for the Voisin card model which I am pretty sure I will buy.
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