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Old 04-11-2019, 04:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There's been several threads lately (new NG A330 mould, BlueBox L1011, etc) where people have discussed keeping or replacing old models of a given type, where multiple options are available. So, what do you all do?? Do you keep both the old, and the new?? Or do you sell off the 'obsolete' version??

Personally, I've sold off all of the obsolete versions, as new ones come available. I sold all my GJ 757's as NG continues with releases of theirs. I also sold off all my BB L1011's several months ago, in anticipation of the new Tristar moulds. The only obsolete versions I've still held on to, are the GJ 767-200's. But, those will probably hit the ebay auctions soon enough.

What about all of you?? Keep, or sell??

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Unless the old one has a different name (like KLM that name their aircraft), or happens to be a registration that I've actually flown on, then my older 'obsolete' moulds are all off to Ebay. There's been a couple of exceptions for color inaccuracies as well - but I can't think of a GJ 757 that I've kept, and I plan to sell all my BBOX Tristars as NG/AC become available.
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For me, if I have the spare cash, I would trade-up to the newer version because of a few things.

• If the newer version is polished vs. silver paint
• If the newer version is more accurate/better mould
• If there are better components like antennas, engine cowlings, bling, etc.

But there are a few of my models that I would never get rid of no matter what because of sentimental reasons. Ultimately it is up to you. Not us.

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I've "upgraded" about 17 times, but because I have the space, I've chosen to keep almost all of my models. I like to compare the progress of 1/400 models over time, and some are honestly quite hard to find, so I prefer not to let go for fear pf regretting that I had. I'm sure most people make this decision for a variety of factors.
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Providing the registrations are different, I will try to keep both, as all have value in my collection.
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I've got rid of the 3 BBX Tristars I had, but as my collection is relatively small due to my very specific criterea, the concentration has always been on the best available moulds for all the types of interest - mainly Aeroclassics, BigBird/Craftsman400, with some later Gemini (post 2005), and old SMAs. I have some early spun-cast ACs, tampo printed from 2001-2002 era, but I won't part with these, I like having some of the heritage of AC's early days, nor would I part with any of the original BB400 741/2s, even if a new mould came out. I started collecting in 2007, and gravitated toward AC/BB models from the outset; had I started back in 1999, I would have definitely had to replace all the early Gemini 741/2s (tail seam, no wingtip antennas) with the all BigBirds later on! So I avoided that scenario.
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I will most definitely upgrade my planes and get rid of the obsolete ones, as well as thin out my collection. When comparing the new ones to the older ones, there’s no comparison, the newer moulds are just so much superior. Hopefully within 2 years I can start eBay-ing them. Until then too much on my plate to tackle.
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My obsoletes end up on eBay or the For Sale section of the forum. Can't wait to unload my Dragon/Jet-X AirCal and NYA 737-300's and United (Bass/LARGE TITLES) 727-100, Mr. Klein?
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There's only one or two in my collection that can be upgraded (mainly GJ to NGs) but I haven't chosen to do so for a few reasons:

1. Can't be bothered, probably lose money on the resell of the GJ anyway
2. It'll be on display and from a few feet away it'll look no different from the NG mould.
3. Looks like the plane, so I'm happy.



Obviously, I understand the reasons why people do it, but I don't have the spare money to do so!
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My collection is all boxed up since 2006/07 as i'm to lazy to go over my complete 1:400 inventory.. i also made large purchases in 2013 as well, all of it is boxed up.. i use to buy them all Dragon, Jet-X, Gemini, Aeroclassics, Bluebox, JC Wings, Phoenix, Panda, etc. as i didn't know better but since i joined this forum you educate yourself as to what models are better quality & you learn from other collectors.. as for my 'obsolete' models i will be keeping all of my Aeroclassics ones for sure, my favorite are the 737-300, 767, DC-10 & A300 moulds, now it's the NG 757-200 & the new A330 looks promising too.. i just hope NG Model will also do a MD-11 mould soon..
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Since I haven't bought new models in many years that's a problem I don't have.

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(but my 3 blueBox L-1011s are Cathay Pacific "green stripes" that I not only saw often while I lived in Hong Kong, but had flights on as well.)
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My obsoletes:

1. They're too much trouble, and usually of so little value, that time, trouble, and money to move them is not worth the effort.
2. I kinda like them anyway, because it gives a good perspective on how far the hobby has come.
3. They have sentimental value.

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I used to. But some time ago I decided to be kind of a historian of 1:400, so I haven't sold an 'obsolete' model for a while. I still have a bunch of lower-quality ones boxed up, though, because I don't have room to display them all.

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I have some old Gemini DC-8s that are obsolete. Replaced them with Andrew's new mould.
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I usually get rid of them. Gives me some extra cash to buy more models. 🙂
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I sell them off to pay for new releases.
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I sold most of my 1:400 collection over the past 5 years mainly due to enjoying 1:200 more.

Had I stayed in 1:400 I would most likely replaced ones that were improved and unloaded the older ones.

I occasionally will buy a 1:400 if not available in 1:200 and it is something I want in my collection. When the plane comes out in 1:200, I unload the 1:400 version.

Something I don't see for sale that much nowadays is the original decaled Aeroclassics. I think collectors tend to hold on to these regardless of something new coming out.
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From what I'm reading, I think you'll see a lot of once coveted Blue Box L-1011's for sale on ebay soon.
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From what I'm reading, I think you'll see a lot of once coveted Blue Box L-1011's for sale on ebay soon.

Already seen a few - Landors amongst others - no longer fetching crazy prices now of course...lucky that I didn't chase after them all like I did with the BigBirds.
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Already seen a few - Landors amongst others - no longer fetching crazy prices now of course...lucky that I didn't chase after them all like I did with the BigBirds.

Yup like London Buses. You wait forever, then they all come at once.
NG757s now probably Tristars. Bit like Bigbird when they did BA 747s.
However how do we know we will see 1 for 1 replacements with the Tristars?
So I will wait. Tentatively holding off the Geminis, to see what is released from NG. The current displayed Tristars Blue Box and Dragon (Caledonian) will stay for now.


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We should see BlueBox Tristars pretty soon.
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Yup like London Buses. You wait forever, then they all come at once.
NG757s now probably Tristars. Bit like Bigbird when they did BA 747s.
However how do we know we will see 1 for 1 replacements with the Tristars?
So I will wait. Tentatively holding off the Geminis, to see what is released from NG. The current displayed Tristars Blue Box and Dragon (Caledonian) will stay for now.


One request BA/RAF hybrid....

Lol it is like that! Between AC & NG there is a very good chance that your request for a BA/RAF hybrid will be satisfied hopefully. I also think that it is highly likely that much of what BBX produced will be seen again, but not necessarily with the same registrations. We'll see!
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We should see BlueBox Tristars pretty soon.

Let me guess...some TWAs are coming from you know who?
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I've got rid of the 3 BBX Tristars I had...
The two BBX Tristars I purchased upon their release were obsolete on arrival. I should have known better at the time but I was desperate for the Tristars that Dragon Wings had not released. I sold them a few years later. At this point, I won't upgrade. The waiting period has long outlasted my old enthusiasm for fleet building.

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I have some old Gemini DC-8s that are obsolete. Replaced them with Andrew's new mould.
I still have Gemini's crappy United DC-8-21 (GJUAL091). It's the one with the pinkish cheatline that was supposed to be red. No upgrades for the early 8s.
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I like some of my early moulds even if way better ones now exist. Its all part of the history of the hobby.
For instance, I'll never get rid of my Aero Classics Varig 707-420.
But admittedly space becomes a problem, as newer models are purchased.
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Ive just sold my BBX's at quite a good price as I await the 'chosen ones' for my collection. In the past I've sold off quite a bit of my collection as I'm more fussy now and have more of a theme going now whereas in the past I just bought models because I liked them. I have some very old types still, like Dragon but this is because I cannot source these types anywhere and for now it looks like they'd never get produced again.
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At this point, I won't upgrade. The waiting period has long outlasted my old enthusiasm for fleet building.

Shame that it took so long, but even so, you should treat yourself to at least one of the new NG and AC Tristars when they are released! You'll be glad you did.
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I've began upgrading my older models for new ones. I sold my Phoenix Lufthansa a321 and bought the hyjl wings Lufthansa a321.
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Shame that it took so long, but even so, you should treat yourself to at least one of the new NG and AC Tristars when they are released! You'll be glad you did.
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