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    How much will you pay for a scale model of your favorite car

    I am interested to know what an SDC member would pay if you could buy a scale model of your favorite car ?
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    What scale ?


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    What material? What working parts?

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    Most of my Danbury Mint die cast were priced from $125 to $150. That was before I discovered that you can pick them up on ebay, craigslist, flea markets and estate sales for $5 to $30 bucks. Sadly, often survivors don't seem to place as much value on such things as the original purchaser.
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    Hi Kenneth,
    I was in touch with Pete (UK white metal) specialist, who a couple of years ago was speaking with a-another in the Far East... and discussions about producing 1:43 scale, 1956 Studebaker GOLDEN Hawk. Then last November/December, someone stuck some photos of yellow and tangerine with snowcap white prototype models on eBay for huge sums of money. Someone bought at least one car.
    However, the frustrating thing about all this is that Pete in the UK has ducked out of further involvement and '57/'58 Golden Hawk models have been done to death, yet never a good quality 1956 Golden Hawk.
    So, aside from the 622 cars reported known globally, there should be many other model collectors plus many others who would respond positively to such a model coming to market.
    Maybe not the answer you were seeking, but some context instead and hope you might find it useful.
    Please keep everyone informed of what you're thinking about,
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    My preference for scale would be 1:18. I think I have an example of all that are available now, however I would like to see a wider selection.

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    I would love to own a 1:12, 1:18 or 1:24 scale model of a 1947-1949 Champion. Plenty of 1950 through 1952 available, but nothing really earlier.

    Metal or plastic. If there was a metal 1:18 of a 1947 Champion Starlite I would pay between $40 and $80 depending on the level of detail and quality of casting.

    If there was a plastic or resin kit of a 1947 Champion Convertible available, I would pay around the same to own it.

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    I collect 1/43 cars mostly, for my Studebaker dealership, I have Avanti's in the showroom but just one color, Tan Franklin mint models. I have so much money in it now i'll never recoup my investment. I don't have any Shrock models but would love to have some Shrock Studes and a Car carrier, with a Stude tractor but they are pricy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by packard352 View Post
    Hi Kenneth,
    I was in touch with Pete (UK white metal) specialist, who a couple of years ago was speaking with a-another in the Far East... and discussions about producing 1:43 scale, 1956 Studebaker GOLDEN Hawk. Then last November/December, someone stuck some photos of yellow and tangerine with snowcap white prototype models on eBay for huge sums of money. Someone bought at least one car.
    However, the frustrating thing about all this is that Pete in the UK has ducked out of further involvement and '57/'58 Golden Hawk models have been done to death, yet never a good quality 1956 Golden Hawk.
    So, aside from the 622 cars reported known globally, there should be many other model collectors plus many others who would respond positively to such a model coming to market.
    Maybe not the answer you were seeking, but some context instead and hope you might find it useful.
    Please keep everyone informed of what you're thinking about,
    Richard

    I was looking for the 1:43 scale '47 Studebaker woody. They don't seem to be showing up on ebay. They were $250-$260. SNM shows them. I passed on them because of the price.
    This '56 Golden Hawk showed up! Still expensive.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CONQUEST-1956-STUDEBAKER-GOLDEN-HAWK-TT-BLUE-CON-68-/162004955864?hash=item25b83f72d8


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    There was someone in the Ukraine I think that made a 64-65 Wagonaire. Not cheap but I waited a while and got one off ebay for a good price. It's resin which seems to be the way things are moving with 1:43.
    It's pretty nice except the sides of the roof are too boxy. Not angled enough. There's open or closed roof versions. It doesn't slide.
    https://www.mdiecast.com/emc/1964-st...agonaire-14834
    I'd love to see a 64-66 lark type 2dr or convertible.
    I tried to convert a Johan 62 into one. I didn't get much farther than the front fenders.
    I did start converting a Husky Wagonaire into a 2dr. Got this far and stalled for now.
    The most I'd like to pay for a replica is $100-150 I guess.
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    Hi, yep - that looks like the model... and the price too!

    Are you able to come up with anymore details on the Ukraine connection - I could possibly facilitate this fairly easily, so long as its not the Donetsk region where the war is full-on
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    Here's their website....

    http://emc-models.com.ua/en/home.html
    I don't anything else about them

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    Would pay $150+ for an accurate '64 Daytona HT, 1:24 or larger. Don't care for any model that takes a magnifying glass to view.

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    Price would depend on quality but I would love to see a 53 coupe. A Champion would be even better but a Commander could work. Lots of hardtops out there but no coupes. Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Price would depend on quality but I would love to see a 53 coupe. A Champion would be even better but a Commander could work. Lots of hardtops out there but no coupes. Steve
    1/25 resin model body, that's about it that I can find for now.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Price would depend on quality but I would love to see a 53 coupe. A Champion would be even better but a Commander could work. Lots of hardtops out there but no coupes. Steve
    How about the "Miss Deal"funny car model. It's a coupe, molded in purple, 1/25 scale. Under hood details match the AMT hardtop kits, although it's by Revel. It looks like you could build a nice stock coupe using the Revel body and AMT parts.
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=18742
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    How much you will pay for a scale model of your favorite car

    The scale I would like to work in is 1/24, but I see and understand why there would be interest in 1/43, that is the most collected
    The 1/18th is too big for me to produce at this time. It is a machine problem.

    I was planning on a 1966 model first, then working backward to at least 1947, Brook Stevens cars are my main personal interest, also, working in 1/24th would give you a pretty good selection of customizing parts if you would like to do mag wheels and customizing.
    At this time I was planning to make them curbside, like promo models. No interior, doors and hoods would be fixed closed right now.

    Styrene is the media planned, due to cost, but there are other possibilities like metal or resin, but right now, I'll stick to plastic.
    I will try to make them well detailed on the exterior. I would think about being in the area of $100 for 1/43rd and may be as high as $150 for 1/24th.

    Thanks for all of your comments

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    I have several Danbury Mint and Franklin Mint 1/25 models. They both did a terrific job but it is my understanding that they no longer make and sell them anymore. Those being sold on Ebay are from private collections. My collection includes a 1963 Avanti, 1957 Golden Hawk, 1956 Packard Caribbean convertible, 1953 Commander Starliner and a few other non-Studes. I wish they would have done a 1964 GT Hawk. They already had the basic body with the '53 and '57. Come to think of it, I wish they did a version of the whole 1964 lineup! Even being cash strapped, I always look at the '64's as being the peak of their aging line-up. An Avanti, Gt Hawk, Daytona convertible, Cruiser, Wagonaire and Champ truck in 1/25 would make me very happy and content. I paid about $125-$150 apiece for mine and feel they were worth it. The do not look like toys and everything looks to be of proper scale. They look like the real thing, something I can't say about so many other companies' products.
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    Guess I am on the cheap side , gave $7 at a Studebaker meet for my 1/24 M series,
    Sorry for double post! That was all the man asked for it ! I jumped right on it! Knew it was a good deal ! It gets a lot of attention sitting on my toolbox !











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    Quote Originally Posted by rodnutrandy View Post
    Guess I am on the cheap side , gave $7 at a Studebaker meet for my 1/24 M series,
    Sorry for double post!
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    You did alright for that one. I remember when something like those showed up at a Stude meet and I passed when I thought I could find one myself. The price tripled the next year and then they disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenS View Post
    The scale I would like to work in is 1/24, but I see and understand why there would be interest in 1/43, that is the most collected
    The 1/18th is too big for me to produce at this time. It is a machine problem.

    I was planning on a 1966 model first, then working backward to at least 1947, Brook Stevens cars are my main personal interest, also, working in 1/24th would give you a pretty good selection of customizing parts if you would like to do mag wheels and customizing.
    At this time I was planning to make them curbside, like promo models. No interior, doors and hoods would be fixed closed right now.

    Styrene is the media planned, due to cost, but there are other possibilities like metal or resin, but right now, I'll stick to plastic.
    I will try to make them well detailed on the exterior. I would think about being in the area of $100 for 1/43rd and may be as high as $150 for 1/24th.

    Thanks for all of your comments

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    Sounds good! Like the 66, if you get to a 64-65 that would be awesome. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devan View Post
    I have several Danbury Mint and Franklin Mint 1/25 models. They both did a terrific job but it is my understanding that they no longer make and sell them anymore. Those being sold on Ebay are from private collections. My collection includes a 1963 Avanti, 1957 Golden Hawk, 1956 Packard Caribbean convertible, 1953 Commander Starliner and a few other non-Studes. I wish they would have done a 1964 GT Hawk. They already had the basic body with the '53 and '57. Come to think of it, I wish they did a version of the whole 1964 lineup! Even being cash strapped, I always look at the '64's as being the peak of their aging line-up. An Avanti, Gt Hawk, Daytona convertible, Cruiser, Wagonaire and Champ truck in 1/25 would make me very happy and content. I paid about $125-$150 apiece for mine and feel they were worth it. The do not look like toys and everything looks to be of proper scale. They look like the real thing, something I can't say about so many other companies' products.
    The '55 Speedster Danbury did looks awesome but they had factory issues and gave up on production. The ones that are out there go for high prices. A friend of mine tried to order one and they cancelled it. Maybe someday I'll find one.

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    Curiosity got the best of me so I went on E-bay to check out what's out there. 500 some Danbury 1/24 and 371 Franklin Mint 1/24 models for sale. (1/24 or 1/25?) I was surprised that most of these models that retailed for $125-$150 are offered for under $100, many under $75. I know a lot depends on condition and if with original box, not to mention production number. Some are limited production. Of course there were many exceptions with many at $150-$250. Desirability must have a lot to do with pricing. It's a good thing I bought mine because I like them, wanted them and not for an investment. I may go shopping on E-bay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordeaux Daytona View Post
    The '55 Speedster Danbury did looks awesome but they had factory issues and gave up on production. The ones that are out there go for high prices. A friend of mine tried to order one and they cancelled it. Maybe someday I'll find one.
    I have a Black-white-Black Speedster and was lucky enough to score a 1/43 exact model from "Motor-City" in metal. It's really nice having an exact model of your car.

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    I would love to find a 1/24 scale stepside champ. I know there have been many smaller versions but the larger scale would be nice. A '65 Cruiser would be nice as well but I doubt anybody would consider doing a 4 door, especially in Laurentine green.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenS View Post
    The scale I would like to work in is 1/24, but I see and understand why there would be interest in 1/43, that is the most collected
    The 1/18th is too big for me to produce at this time. It is a machine problem.

    I was planning on a 1966 model first, then working backward to at least 1947, Brook Stevens cars are my main personal interest, also, working in 1/24th would give you a pretty good selection of customizing parts if you would like to do mag wheels and customizing.
    At this time I was planning to make them curbside, like promo models. No interior, doors and hoods would be fixed closed right now.

    Styrene is the media planned, due to cost, but there are other possibilities like metal or resin, but right now, I'll stick to plastic.
    I will try to make them well detailed on the exterior. I would think about being in the area of $100 for 1/43rd and may be as high as $150 for 1/24th.

    Thanks for all of your comments

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    Just curious Ken, are you planning to use the 3D printing technology to produce your models?

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    I have wondered why the die-cast makers don't offer the C-cab pickups in 1:24 and/ or 1:18. Based on their popularity and ten year span, I'd think they would be in sufficient demand to warrant production.

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    John in Il. Did you get the greenish commander Wagonaire that was on ebay several years ago? I had that color Wagonaire as a commander (65 model) but in the real car. I keep watching the blue Wagonaire on ebay, but $350 is over my price range. Love it though!

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    DSC03012.jpgI am surprised no mention appeared re the models made by the famous Roberto of Brazil. This one of my own '64 GT Hawk was made for me as a gift by two American SDC friends whom I hosted back in 2005 when they attended our own Aussie Studebaker National Meet in Adelaide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullet View Post
    John in Il. Did you get the greenish commander Wagonaire that was on ebay several years ago? I had that color Wagonaire as a commander (65 model) but in the real car. I keep watching the blue Wagonaire on ebay, but $350 is over my price range. Love it though!

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    It's been been so long I can't remember. I thought I got a light blue open roof version but I'd have to find it.

    I found this old thread on another forum saying they may be metal. I always thought they were resin. Might have been some of each. It came out longer ago than I remember.

    http://www.diecast.org/diecast98/html/asp/forums/forum43/viewMessage.asp?id=60286&start=60286

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    I would pay up to $300.00 for the 58 President 2 door hard top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaipairod View Post
    Just curious Ken, are you planning to use the 3D printing technology to produce your models?
    Yes, That is what the plan.
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    I'd really like a 1/24th of a 62 GT to match my car. I've never seen a model of a GT, do they exist other than custom made?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    How about the "Miss Deal"funny car model. It's a coupe, molded in purple, 1/25 scale. Under hood details match the AMT hardtop kits, although it's by Revel. It looks like you could build a nice stock coupe using the Revel body and AMT parts.
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/?p=18742
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    I have that kit also but the wheelbase is modified. Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordeaux Daytona View Post
    1/25 resin model body, that's about it that I can find for now.


    http://www.banditresins.com/1953stude.html
    Yes, I have that resin body. I cant find a 6 cylinder engine that works with the kit required to use that body but it would work for those building a Commander. Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRoberts View Post
    I would love to find a 1/24 scale stepside champ. I know there have been many smaller versions but the larger scale would be nice. A '65 Cruiser would be nice as well but I doubt anybody would consider doing a 4 door, especially in Laurentine green.
    There is a Champ model that I THINK has the step side bed. They are hard to find but are out there. Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kato View Post
    I'd really like a 1/24th of a 62 GT to match my car. I've never seen a model of a GT, do they exist other than custom made?
    Yes, There is a 62 GT model both with and without an electric motor. Again, harder to find but they are out there. Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kato View Post
    I'd really like a 1/24th of a 62 GT to match my car. I've never seen a model of a GT, do they exist other than custom made?
    Resin trans kit, uses parts from the 53 Amt kit to finish it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    There is a Champ model that I THINK has the step side bed. They are hard to find but are out there. Steve
    The Palmer kit? Yeah, they go for a lot when the show up. The first two pics.

    There was a Tomte chap, someone lists it as 1:30. I not sure what scale the Palmer is. 3rd pic.

    There was a Champ resin by SJS Details but it's out of production. 4th pic

    There's still this resin kit by Frontier Resin. I think you can get either style bed. The 5th pic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bordeaux Daytona View Post
    Resin trans kit, uses parts from the 53 Amt kit to finish it.

    http://missinglinkrc.com/62%20Studebaker%20Hawk.htm
    Well I'll be! I will definitely have to look at getting one of these. I take it I would need to buy the 53 kit for the drive train? It's been a long time since I put a kit together but I did plenty as a kid. Thanks for enlightening me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Yes, I have that resin body. I cant find a 6 cylinder engine that works with the kit required to use that body but it would work for those building a Commander. Steve
    Have you tried the 1941 Plymouth kit? I used the motor from that kit in the 1950 Studebaker Convertible kit I built several years ago.
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