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Rarest 1/72nd figure sets

Posted by SamSagace on 30 May 2011, 09:53

An interesting subject!!
I think that some sets are very rare, yes! As said in other posts:
Old AIRFIX...(Zoo, Farm Animals...Cosmonauts, Civilians from Station accessories, etc...)
I have too "Fort Apache"...
Old ATLANTIC (I have 2 complete boxes: Apache Camp and Cowboys, and The wagon Train (complete in sprue!) which is really rare!!!

NEXUS or even AIRFIX can't release old sets because moulds are lost! :angry2:
(Maybe, a lot of them in the Golf War... :shock: )

Sometimes, sets could be found on e-bay, but price are good for collectors!! :lol:

Eric: it's the first time I see The "Thierry La Fronde" set!!! :roll:
not a lot of poses! (8 if my eyes are good enough! :P )
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Posted by SamSagace on 23 Jun 2011, 22:42

... one very rare AIRFIX set, see it on e-bay:
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT
If you are interested, be quick!!
... only 21 hours before the end! :evil:

and maybe this one could interesting:
http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... K:MEWAX:IT
but no international postage... :confused:
(if you are interested, contact me : I know the seller!)
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Posted by MABO on 24 Jun 2011, 09:29

I have shot the Airfix Zoo Set on ebay some years ago. It is one of the highlights of my collection.

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Posted by SamSagace on 24 Jun 2011, 22:03

MABO wrote:I have shot the Airfix Zoo Set on ebay some years ago. It is one of the highlights of my collection.

:evil:

Do you think that the price here was very high or not?
Can you show us ?? (build? Painted?)

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another???? :mrgreen:
ok!!!

http://cgi.ebay.fr/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... SS:FR:1123
(I think that it is very very very rare... but not sure...)
:shock:
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Posted by MABO on 24 Jun 2011, 22:17

I paid 70 bucks I think. So not that cheap...

But to save the price I did not paint or assemble the set. But I can make photos and show them but they are not in my apartment but at the house of my parents. So it will take some time.
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Posted by fpt on 25 Jan 2021, 21:26

Is it time (or appropriate) to resurrect an old post?

Years ago I would buy Campell HO scale buildings wherever I could find them (usually at the annual West Springfield, MA train expo). I opened the boxes, made templates from the instructions and made my wooden buildings from them. I have my buildings and still have the original contents of the boxes. Got my cake and ate it too!!!

Can a 3-D printer do the same thing with figures?

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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 Jan 2021, 13:11

:coffee: All the large Zvezda boxed Sets are now worth a Mint of money.
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Posted by MABO on 28 Jan 2021, 00:27

And Strelets Medival Britains!
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Posted by raph86 on 28 Jan 2021, 08:17

Hello, I just found this box on the shelves of a model shop in Anglet, France. It had been waiting there since it was released...it made the happiness of a French collector who was just missing this box, which was of no use to me who doesn't collect miniature boxes.

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Posted by Harry Faversham on 28 Jan 2021, 11:25

Our old Airfix and Atlantic Wild West figures still get the occasional outing...

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Posted by captainzlog on 28 Jan 2021, 16:00

Nice! Are there folks who collect old Airfix boxes? I had a few Type 1 this Christmas: Cowboys, Indians and Foreign Legion, also Type 2 Civilians, USAF, Afrika Korps and Civil War Artillery
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