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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by Jager » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:18 am

I was just making a general comment about values. However, the Healey is available from an Australian seller for approx US$200:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bizarre-1-4 ... Sw-VtbCAlS
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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by CrimsonGungnir » Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:23 am

Jager wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:18 am
I was just making a general comment about values. However, the Healey is available from an Australian seller for approx US$200:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Bizarre-1-4 ... Sw-VtbCAlS
I mean, that's not bad. $190. The only other option is a hand built in France, for $180. Which, I think the bizarre has better quality.. unfortunately he doesn't have it able to be shipped to the USA, only Australia. I shot him a message if he'd do an exception for me... I appreciate the find!
I'm not saying Mopar is superior... I'm just saying they are on an extremely short list that has had their cars banned for dominating a series so hard.

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by Jager » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:37 am

Grant, myself and Martin (Alfaholic) are both in Australia and one of us could probably help you out if the seller won't cooperate.
“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.” - Steve McQueen

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by CrimsonGungnir » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:52 pm

Jager wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:37 am
Grant, myself and Martin (Alfaholic) are both in Australia and one of us could probably help you out if the seller won't cooperate.
Good to know! Luckily he said he would ship to me. But I haven't heard back since then.. I'll keep you guys posted if I need your help or not. Which I greatly appreciate. What's irritating is I can't see any of his other auctions, so I can't see if he has anything else interesting for sale :?
I'm not saying Mopar is superior... I'm just saying they are on an extremely short list that has had their cars banned for dominating a series so hard.

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by Alfaholic » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:04 pm

CrimsonGungnir wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Jager wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:37 am
Grant, myself and Martin (Alfaholic) are both in Australia and one of us could probably help you out if the seller won't cooperate.
Good to know! Luckily he said he would ship to me. But I haven't heard back since then.. I'll keep you guys posted if I need your help or not. Which I greatly appreciate. What's irritating is I can't see any of his other auctions, so I can't see if he has anything else interesting for sale :?
I think your wallet is safe from any other carnage - the only other items he has are a 1:1 Weber manifold for a Mini and a 1:12 Kit of an Alfa Romeo 179C at an eye-watering A$480.
Martin

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by CrimsonGungnir » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:09 pm

Alfaholic wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:04 pm
CrimsonGungnir wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Jager wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:37 am
Grant, myself and Martin (Alfaholic) are both in Australia and one of us could probably help you out if the seller won't cooperate.
Good to know! Luckily he said he would ship to me. But I haven't heard back since then.. I'll keep you guys posted if I need your help or not. Which I greatly appreciate. What's irritating is I can't see any of his other auctions, so I can't see if he has anything else interesting for sale :?
I think your wallet is safe from any other carnage - the only other items he has are a 1:1 Weber manifold for a Mini and a 1:12 Kit of an Alfa Romeo 179C at an eye-watering A$480.
A manifold for a Mini? That'll fit perfectly on my 6.4 Hemi! :lol:

I forgot how weak the AUS$ is to the USD$ right now, I saw $275, got upset, then saw $191 in parentheses for USD, and sighed a bit. Definitely easier to swallow.. I'm just wondering how much he'll budge since it's a best offer listing..
I'm not saying Mopar is superior... I'm just saying they are on an extremely short list that has had their cars banned for dominating a series so hard.

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by Alfaholic » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:11 pm

CrimsonGungnir wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:09 pm
Alfaholic wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:04 pm
CrimsonGungnir wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Jager wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:37 am
Grant, myself and Martin (Alfaholic) are both in Australia and one of us could probably help you out if the seller won't cooperate.
Good to know! Luckily he said he would ship to me. But I haven't heard back since then.. I'll keep you guys posted if I need your help or not. Which I greatly appreciate. What's irritating is I can't see any of his other auctions, so I can't see if he has anything else interesting for sale :?
I think your wallet is safe from any other carnage - the only other items he has are a 1:1 Weber manifold for a Mini and a 1:12 Kit of an Alfa Romeo 179C at an eye-watering A$480.
A manifold for a Mini? That'll fit perfectly on my 6.4 Hemi! :lol:

I forgot how weak the AUS$ is to the USD$ right now, I saw $275, got upset, then saw $191 in parentheses for USD, and sighed a bit. Definitely easier to swallow.. I'm just wondering how much he'll budge since it's a best offer listing..
Tell me about it :( So many times recently I have had items in a "cart" and then when I check the A$ conversion of US$, Euro, GBP, etc. they are swiftly removed and I go and sit in a corner rocking in the foetal position :lol:

As Ian has said, let either of us know if you need any help with this seller.
Martin

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by CrimsonGungnir » Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:05 am

Alfaholic wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:11 pm
Tell me about it :( So many times recently I have had items in a "cart" and then when I check the A$ conversion of US$, Euro, GBP, etc. they are swiftly removed and I go and sit in a corner rocking in the foetal position :lol:

As Ian has said, let either of us know if you need any help with this seller.
Sounds like a "your loss, my gain" situation :lol:. But all jokes aside. I appreciate it man. I still haven't heard back from him. So I might actually need you guys. I'll keep you in the loop. If I do, how should we go about this?
I'm not saying Mopar is superior... I'm just saying they are on an extremely short list that has had their cars banned for dominating a series so hard.

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by CrimsonGungnir » Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:08 am

Alfaholic wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:11 pm

As Ian has said, let either of us know if you need any help with this seller.
So I just wanted to update you. He got back to me. I talked him down to $175 USD with shipping included. So about $150 for the model, down from $190. I scored! He also said he has A LOT more 1/43s for sale, so I'm waiting for him to get back to me on what he has(we are emailing now). I'm hoping he has my Matra's!
I'm not saying Mopar is superior... I'm just saying they are on an extremely short list that has had their cars banned for dominating a series so hard.

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by Jager » Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:48 am

CrimsonGungnir wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:08 am
Alfaholic wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:11 pm

As Ian has said, let either of us know if you need any help with this seller.
So I just wanted to update you. He got back to me. I talked him down to $175 USD with shipping included. So about $150 for the model, down from $190. I scored! He also said he has A LOT more 1/43s for sale, so I'm waiting for him to get back to me on what he has(we are emailing now). I'm hoping he has my Matra's!
Interesting to know what else he has as he isn’t very active on eBay, though that might have something to do with his prices ;) . It’s certainly a good time to be buying from Australia. I’ve shared Martin’s pain many times, which can become even worse when postage costs to this part of the world. You guys in America have it so easy!
“Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting.” - Steve McQueen

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by Jean B. » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:53 am

I've never tried this topic :oops: Time to do so :) Almost complete, my collection is still lacking of a couple of white-metals, so if anyone knows anything of how to get one of the following, I'd be so grateful:

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Cord L29 "Brooks Stevens", made by MiniMarque, I know that some of the fellows here on S1/43 own this one, but I don't think they'd sell it, so I'm looking for another one only for me...

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Packard V12 LeBaron Aero Coupé, made by PTH or later by MiniMarque (?)

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Aston Martin Atom, made by GP Mobilia or by SMTS, later also in resin

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Duesenberg J Figoni & Falaschi, made by Stylish Cars/Bauschus

So these are the very last models I'm desperately looking for, and you know: ONLY WHITE-METAL accepted :) , no resin-mades by Spark etc. Any ideas? Thanks in advance :P

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by CrimsonGungnir » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:06 am

Jager wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:48 am
CrimsonGungnir wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:08 am
Alfaholic wrote:
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:11 pm

As Ian has said, let either of us know if you need any help with this seller.
So I just wanted to update you. He got back to me. I talked him down to $175 USD with shipping included. So about $150 for the model, down from $190. I scored! He also said he has A LOT more 1/43s for sale, so I'm waiting for him to get back to me on what he has(we are emailing now). I'm hoping he has my Matra's!
Interesting to know what else he has as he isn’t very active on eBay, though that might have something to do with his prices ;) . It’s certainly a good time to be buying from Australia. I’ve shared Martin’s pain many times, which can become even worse when postage costs to this part of the world. You guys in America have it so easy!
And on top of that, we don't have to pay any customs fees for them here! It's great! So combine no customs fees, with a strong dollar, and all Euro countries taking off VAT due to being out of the region, it's a blessing!
I'm not saying Mopar is superior... I'm just saying they are on an extremely short list that has had their cars banned for dominating a series so hard.

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by LUW » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:48 am

Jean B. wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:53 am
Any ideas? Thanks in advance :P
Regular folks should try eBay, but you?
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I'm confident that in the end you'll get a regular-Jean B.-museum-quality model.
:checkered_flag: Luciano :checkered_flag:

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by papito » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:58 am

Nice silver arrow from the 30s... :D

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Post by CrimsonGungnir » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:02 am

Marsh Model MM121 March-BMW 81P n°2 Road Atlanta 1981 (Would prefer built. But I am okay with a kit)
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Spark S1914 Porsche 962 CK6 n°11 Le Mans 1990
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Ignition Model IG0108 Nissan R91CP n°61 JSPC 1992
(I'd kill for this thing..)
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I'm not saying Mopar is superior... I'm just saying they are on an extremely short list that has had their cars banned for dominating a series so hard.

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by modelcarmark » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:44 pm

Hi, I’m looking for autocult 1/43 bmw 507 Raymond loewy. Thanks in advance.

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Re: MODEL HUNTING ASSISTANCE

Post by luft911 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:17 am

Hi Guys ,
I posted a separate '' Wanted to Buy '' thread on this , but thought perhaps I should post here as well ; I'm looking for a Make Up Porsche 993 GT2 racing version in Riviera Blue # VM 129D . Any assistance appreciated and willing to pay strong price to obtain one .
Thanks,
Bryan

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