cost of built up models (in Japan)

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cost of built up models (in Japan)

Postby pbhawkin » Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:20

Well I just lost a bid on a very nice looking Fw190D-13 Yellow 10. I bid max of AU$35 and after 31 bids it went for AU$175!
Yellow 10 lf s.jpg

Apparently there were a couple of others who also thought it looked very nice!!


Here are a couple of other models:
F-toys Kawasaki Ki-48: http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/v472527784
US-2 Southern islands: http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/s501625251
US-2 air sea rescue: http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/r162796617
Nakajima Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki Ⅱ type B: http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/t485295915
Imperial Navy Fugaku: http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/j390202974

will be interesting to see what they go for.
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Re: cost of built up models

Postby F_IV » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:41

Ah, I'd been watching those too! Strictly as a spectator mind, not as a buyer.
I noticed several of those very nice builds were done by this fellow: http://kurage55.blog60.fc2.com/
I was surprised to see him and others selling their completed work in such abundance. It must be quite a cottage industry.
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Re: cost of built up models

Postby bluedonkey99 » Mon Sep 26, 2016 16:29

It happens quite a lot on yahoo. Jp, billing items go for quote a lot. Often over over $100USD, though they are usually built to a very high standard.
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Re: cost of built up models

Postby pbhawkin » Mon Sep 26, 2016 22:32

Brendan,
I must say that I do LIKE his Tempest Mk.I conversion!
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Re: cost of built up models

Postby smeg1959 » Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:50

Going to be a bit critical here. I looked closely at his Lily and Shoki and neither seems to have any interior detail. That would suggest the old Hasegawa/LS Ki-48 and Minicraft/Crown Ki-44. If I was forking out big dollars for a completed model, I'd expect a modicum of cockpit detail.
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Re: cost of built up models

Postby pbhawkin » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:35

Well here is a Mini de Koro kit of the Fairey Firefly Mk. 5 that looks great but also is currently going for over $200 :shock:
http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/x460740825
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I must build mine up and hope to get as good!
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Re: cost of built up models

Postby F_IV » Wed Sep 28, 2016 13:08

Nice Tempest! I wonder what sort of people are paying for these.
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Re: cost of built up models

Postby pbhawkin » Fri Sep 30, 2016 23:39

Sorry, I am going to continue to post some of these as I find it interesting and somewhat frustrating as well (I would have been interested in some of these but my head and wallet say NO!). $270 currently :shock:
Fully scratch built model of 1924 prototype floatplane to replace the Hansa Brandenburgs then in use.
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http://buyee.jp/item/yahoo/auction/l364301972

Edit: now $324 (24000 yen) 2hrs to go
Edit: Final price was $405 :shock: Maybe I should be building some models to sell! :mrgreen:
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Re: cost of built up models

Postby pbhawkin » Sun Oct 02, 2016 23:32

This nice looking A&W Mitsubishi ninety-three light bomber went for A$344 (25550 yen):
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And this little Anigrand He176 went for A$164 (12200yen):
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Re: cost of built up models

Postby Jonathan » Mon Oct 03, 2016 0:16

who has that kind of money to spend on little model airplanes?! :shock: :?
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