My first post, so please forgive newbie stuff.
During my latest thrift store round I came across a 1:100 model of the Concorde 01-G-AXDN made in appr 1971 by Maquette d'étude et d'exposition Aubervilliers
I am no expert on many subjects, I usually just call the company and most are friendly enough to answer my questions. Looks like this company is no longer in business: 9 Rue Quentin, 93300 Aubervilliers is for sale or rent.
So I am looking for both facts and opinions on this one. The model I found measures about 60 x 29 cm and it's in overall good condition for a 50 year old model. There are signs of previous appreciation and the stand is no longer around, but nothing major is amiss except for a small piece of plastic that is missing from the vertical stabilizer.
With art it's an easy enough story, I leave that to the experts. With a model airplane things are slightly different.
Remember, I am not a genuine model airplane collector. I live off the margin I make on artwork, design items and undervalued mishmash I find. This Concorde appears to be part of all of those.
Would it add value if I restored the damage to the vertical stabilizer, would it depreciate the model or does the damage even add value? I am fairly proficient with glass fiber mesh repairs, I should be able to get the missing piece remade. Paint is another issue. Do I redo the paint and decals on the model or should I try to mix a colour that matches the effects of half a century of sunlight.
Thank you for your insights,