VINTAGE? LEFT OVER BOXES

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    VINTAGE? LEFT OVER BOXES

    Post  AdriaN on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:13 pm

    Guys, i have a bit of a problem!

    Ever since i started modelling.. 15 years ago, i havnt even, not once, thrown away the box nor instructions. At first i used to cut out the box art and hang it up. Then i just began storing the boxes.

    WHY?

    I have the mentality that if i throw away the box, its like throwing away part of the model which contains all the details, make, date, price etc. To me it is like a point of reference. And in the future the model without the box is worth nothing. Its like a vintage toy without its box- worthless. That's why i keep boxes!

    What do YOU guys do with the boxes?
    Do i have the wrong or right mentality?


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    Post  bcauchi on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:16 pm

    Hi Adrian,when i complete the model and throw away the box, i feel really satisfied that i have finally finished another project and vacated a spot in the toy cupboard. It is the fitting end to the project.

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    Post  Wayne on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:42 pm

    I agree with Brian. At most I cut away the art work and file it together with the instruction sheet.

    As for the argument about value, once the kit is built keeping the box makes no diff to the value. There are 2 kinds of buyers: those that want to buy the kit to build it / collect it and those that want to buy the finished model.

    The first bunch will most likely only buy the kit if it's still boxed and you will most likely never get rid of the box unless you build the kit, so no argument there.

    Secondly, those that want to buy the finished product wouldn't care less about the box and I hope you would charge much more than what the kit cost originally, with or without box!



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    Post  alexbb on Thu Nov 29, 2012 1:51 pm

    beleive it or not some people sell them on e-bay

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    Post  Proximo41 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 6:06 pm

    AdriaN wrote:Guys, i have a bit of a problem!

    Ever since i started modelling.. 15 years ago, i havnt even, not once, thrown away the box nor instructions. At first i used to cut out the box art and hang it up. Then i just began storing the boxes.

    WHY?

    I have the mentality that if i throw away the box, its like throwing away part of the model which contains all the details, make, date, price etc. To me it is like a point of reference. And in the future the model without the box is worth nothing. Its like a vintage toy without its box- worthless. That's why i keep boxes!

    What do YOU guys do with the boxes?
    Do i have the wrong or right mentality?


    Some of my built models

    i used to do the same like you until i realised that i needed space! Smile i only use some sturdy boxes like Trumpeter's so that a can put paint and other stuff. I did not throw away the 109's Hasegawa boxes though. apart that the artwork is beautiful u used one with testor paint, one with left over decals, another with sand paper amd one with photo etch left overs.

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    Post  Ray on Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:50 am

    alex GIMLI wrote:beleive it or not some people sell them on e-bay

    You mean the empty boxes???????

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    Post  alexbb on Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:07 am

    Ray wrote:
    alex GIMLI wrote:beleive it or not some people sell them on e-bay

    You mean the empty boxes???????

    yes i mean empty boxes

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Original-Annual-AMT-1969-Ford-Thunderbird-Hardtop-Model-Car-Kit-Empty-Box-/121025640354?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item1c2db0b7a2
    remember that on e bay you can even sell your wife or mother in law........thank god sue does not have the password to this place
    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Post  David on Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:34 am

    If you have Airfix type three boxes with red logo and Roy Cross Artwork I'll buy them.

    These boxes fetch more money than the kit inside!

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    Post  Wayne on Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:38 am

    David wrote:If you have Airfix type three boxes with red logo and Roy Cross Artwork I'll buy them.

    These boxes fetch more money than the kit inside!

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    Seems I was waaay off the mark. Are collectors putting more value on the box itsef, irrespective of whether or not the kit is inside?



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    Post  AdriaN on Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:22 pm

    Well see, this is my concern about not keeping boxes. in the near future boxes i have now might be worth $$ to some people lol!



    This type of box David?


    I have 2 airfix boxes 1990 and 1993. airbrushed art work. my other 2 dont have a date Evil or Very Mad

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    Post  David on Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:29 pm

    Yes though that is a bag header with the euro hole punched as they would be displayed on a carousel stand

    Vintage Airfix boxes have a nostalgic element so worth keeping them safe

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    Post  iCocker on Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:13 pm

    Much better making models then collecting boxes ... hux! So not better do some more of your excellent material Drin, not many do 50/60 jets nowadays?

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    Post  matilda on Sun Dec 02, 2012 12:38 pm

    i recycle empty boxes , only instruction and left over decals, and some extra parts keep if i need them.

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    Post  AdriaN on Sun Dec 02, 2012 1:32 pm

    Interesting feed back study

    pale I also keep empty paint tins, glass tins, thinner jugs etc.
    I keep thinking i could re use them. I do sometimes re-use a tin for mixing or storing thinner. not much though. In most i cant get out the dried paint.


    lol!

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    Post  AdriaN on Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:30 pm

    VINTAGE KITS? Question Idea

    Guys, while sorting and cutting up my left over boxes, i came in doubt whether these following boxes are considered vintage or not? by the box art design and art work, to me they definitely look like the oldest in my box collection. Also instructions looked a bit old school. So i am not sure if to go ahead and chop them up... or maybe keep one or two? any ideas?



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    Post  David on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:10 pm

    Chop them down and at least recyle

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