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Do you ever want to build a few of the less valuable ones and keep the box? I have kept the boxes for most of my built models and I like to look at the artwork and the completed model in the pictures and compare it my efforts.

 

I used to build a lot and yes, I do want to get into it again.

The value of a kit is of no importance to me, if I want to build the subject, I build it. I consider this a form of miniature banger racing.

For the really rare and obscure stuff, if you want to build one, there is usually a slightly started one out there, which often can be had for surprisingly little money.

Also, I love to restore kits, that were ruined decades ago by kids.

I never keep the entire box of a built kit. I carefully fold the lid flat and keep it like this, along with the instructions, which I collect in a folder.

 

As for the level of modeller I am, this is my Aoshima OMGMGBBYMG:

 

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Feel free to slag it off.

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I built the MGB as well, as a gift for stepdad to replicate the 1:1 example he had at the time:

 

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Revell 1:24 MGB Roadster by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

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Revell 1:24 MGB Roadster by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Mine was a Revell issue, but still the Aoshima kit I think. I ought to have lowered the ride height really.

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I built the MGB as well, as a gift for stepdad to replicate the 1:1 example he had at the time:

 

 

Revell 1:24 MGB Roadster by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

 

Revell 1:24 MGB Roadster by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Mine was a Revell issue, but still the Aoshima kit I think. I ought to have lowered the ride height really.

 

That's very nice. You even opened the bonnet!

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More small shite,

Another transporter.

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Various playworn regular wheel Matchbox cars,

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Pedant alert!   Thornycroft unit is from the Mobilgas tanker but looks really good on the car transporter.  Disappointingly, not all of the various Major Pack units and trailers can be swopped due to different "5th wheel" heights and configurations....

 

Also, the brown VW Microbus is actually a Morestone, rather than Lesney, product.    

 

Nice models there.

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Revolving lion in the back of this one:

 

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Matchbox Superfast Wildlife Truck #57 by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

And there's the earlier green kennel truck version with dogs in the back (not one I have in my collection yet).

 

Back to kits, and I enjoyed building this one back in the early-mid '90s:

 

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AMT 1:25 Dodge Monaco by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

So was pleased to pick another one up at a decent price off eBay:

 

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AMT Ertl 1:25 1977 Dodge Monaco kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

Would build it as a bog-stock version this time. On a related note, another one that's in the stash awaiting its turn:

 

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1:25 MPC Force 440 Dodge Monaco by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

 

And this one more appropriate to AS?

 

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1:25 MPC Dodge Daytona Turbo kit by Spottedlaurel, on Flickr

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