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Old 07-24-2019, 01:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Concorde 01 1:100 1971 model. Repair or not?

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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,


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Old 07-24-2019, 05:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Arthur,

Thanks for posting pics of this interesting vintage model.

Some model collectors truly, like models in their "as is" condition.

Some other model collectors, truly would prefer a restored model.

Would guess that it all comes down to if there's any interest in your model via prospective buyers and if they would prefer the model in "as is" condition or, if it's worth spending a good amount of money to get the model restored, so that you may be able to make an additional profit after the restoration.

Historically speaking....have had several models restored over the years and it's usually tougher to make a nice profit on a heavy restored model.

Hope that this info helps.



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Hi Arthur,

Thanks for posting pics of this interesting vintage model.

Some model collectors truly, like models in their "as is" condition.

Some other model collectors, truly would prefer a restored model.

Would guess that it all comes down to if there's any interest in your model via prospective buyers and if they would prefer the model in "as is" condition or, if it's worth spending a good amount of money to get the model restored, so that you may be able to make an additional profit after the restoration.

Historically speaking....have had several models restored over the years and it's usually tougher to make a nice profit on a heavy restored model.

Hope that this info helps.



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I agree with Robert on this one. For many collectors, originality is vital. I’ve a few models in my collection that some collectors would class as in need of restoration, but I’ve left them as is, it’s really a case of personal preference.

As for that lovely Concorde of yours, if it was me I would repair that fin, but I’d try to confine the work to just the fin itself. It should be possible to source the necessary decals. I wouldn’t touch any other areas on the model, other than that fin, she’s in fine shape. This is just my opinion, others may disagree, but hey, different opinions are what makes the forum tick.

Best of luck with whatever you decide to do with your model.


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This model made by LA MAQUETTE D'ETUDES ET D'EXPOSITION is very nice, they ceased business some forty years ago.

To restore the fin, you should be able to find very nice decals from F-DCAL a French decal maker.

Have a look at f-dcal.fr, they speak English.

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Lovely model. Must a rare as only this airframe had the later production Nose with the Original shorter tail section.
The trend is to leave the Patina on collectibles (watch Wayne Carini on Cars) as opposed to full restoration.
However the tail fin needs sympathetic restoration. Restore original shape with probably fresh tail decals and leave it at that as the rest doesn't look too bad.
Agree with above F-dcal are brill.
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Thank you for the replies and insights. I have decided to leave the model as is and to allow the new owner the pleasure of restoring the stabilizer.

Any thoughts on the value in its current state?


You can find it on eBay (item nr 153577537179, just paste the number into the search box and you're there.)

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Something else occured to me is the cockpit is the same as the Wooden Mockup 1967. So looks like it may be based on that and therefore older.
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I’ve got two old late 1960s 1/144 Airfix kits of the Concorde. One is the same Air France livery as that on Arthur64s one. The other is BOAC livery. However on both kits the nose is solid except for one window on each side of the flight deck, no forward glazing at all. As per Arthur64s model, both the Airfix kits have no fuselage extension aft of the tail fin. I’m pretty sure these kits were released prior to the first flight of the real thing. I know that I was only a small child when I was given these kits, and I’m 60yrs old now, so its a long time ago. I never built them, I’m pretty sure they’re in the dark recesses of our attic.

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