Guest styrenedemon Posted May 29, 2013 Share Posted May 29, 2013 I remembered almost buying Kagero's Spitfire Mk IX book a couple of years ago, but because I had no intention at the time of doing the Tamiya kit, and there was no really stellar 48th kit at the time, I decided against it. So, last night I was googlin' to see if I could track one down and there were two (I think) listed on Amazon at $150 plus!! I did wind up finding a couple others somewhere around the original price on ebay I think, but this got me to thinking about the collectors market in modeling. It really is hard for someone like me who just wants to build the kits that come out that I like without worrying about putting glue to something that could demand high prices down the road. There are a few Kagero books on the shelves right now I'd like to have for future projects...but....how can I cut into the decals knowing they aren't going to be around and someone may be willing to plop down for them in the future? I have a Cyber Hobby DAK Tiger that I can't look at because I started work on it not knowing it was going to become a freaking Holy Grail of sorts. I've also recently learned that WNW doesn't plan to pop out their subjects non-stop. At least that's the impression I got from a post made by Dave J in a thread at another forum. Maybe that's changed. But now I don't know that I'd want to build one if I did order it. I really want to take a crack at a Fokker and Albatross at minimumThe, but in the back of my head I'm thinking "gee these could be a gold mine some day." It's super annoying because I'd be much happier if there were no collectors market in the hobby. That way I could just build the kits I buy and not have to freak about it possibly one day being worth something. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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