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NightHawk117
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posted 12-28-2009 04:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NightHawk117   Click Here to Email NightHawk117     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I stumbled across a vintage Gemini Capsule store display that was made by Revell. This is one of the best displays that I have seen!

RocketmanRob
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posted 12-28-2009 08:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RocketmanRob   Click Here to Email RocketmanRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Great display...and gotta love the price - $3.00 - prices sure have gone up.

Voodoo1200
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posted 12-28-2009 10:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Voodoo1200   Click Here to Email Voodoo1200     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you decide you want to sell it let me know!

ilbasso
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posted 12-28-2009 11:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I brought this model to school with me in 5th grade in 1966, and my teacher bought it from me for $5.00! That was a lot of money to me back then... and my dad was furious that I had sold the model he helped me build.

capoetc
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posted 12-29-2009 07:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Voodoo1200:
If you decide you want to sell it let me know!
It is for sale on eBay (not by me) -- just bid on it. Currently at $304.

Philip
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posted 12-29-2009 08:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
1/24 scale, that must be huge (30 cm about a foot long?)

RocketmanRob
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posted 12-29-2009 08:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for RocketmanRob   Click Here to Email RocketmanRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Phillip, you are correct. It is roughly about one foot long when assembled. I have one that I completely with the Real Space Models upgrades. Really happy how it came out. In my opinion this is one of the best space related models that Revell issued.

NightHawk117
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posted 12-29-2009 11:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NightHawk117   Click Here to Email NightHawk117     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
By the way I am not the seller. I would never sell something like this! Any cS members planning on bidding?

apolloprojeckt
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posted 12-29-2009 04:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This model is in very very great condition for his age, and still very nice white color!

NightHawk117
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posted 12-29-2009 06:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NightHawk117   Click Here to Email NightHawk117     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This model is selling for close to what the factory Precise models sell for!

Jay Chladek
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posted 12-31-2009 12:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got a couple of the reissued Revell Gemini kits in my stash. Sure one needs to do some work to the kit to make it fully accurate, but all things considered it is probably the best real space subject Revell ever did and it just has a great fun factor aspect to it with the opening doors, the two astronauts and the detachable instrument section.

As such, I am probably going to build one stock for the nostalgia and the second one accurized with the bits provided by Realspace Models.

capoetc
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posted 12-31-2009 06:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for capoetc   Click Here to Email capoetc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Holy cow -- bidding ended at $920!

Go4Launch
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posted 12-31-2009 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Go4Launch   Click Here to Email Go4Launch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is an example of one of the models that were pre-assembled by Revell specifically for store displays. The service and retro modules (and many of their interior pieces) were molded in the medium-tan color seen in the interior of the service module of this model, rather than the grey plastic in the unassembled kits. They are rare.

divemaster
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posted 02-22-2010 05:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Remember - there's the 1993 version which is worth about $65 and the 2000 version which is worth less.

Matt Irvine's book is wonderful for finding out when the various versions were released.

I still can't believe that I have the first issue of the 1/32nd Monogram CSM - the only model to this day with the correct Block 2 configuration. Still one of my favorite models of all time to build. I keep that one in the box for posterity. I'll build the newer ones first.

Jay Chladek
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posted 02-23-2010 03:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can empathize with that as I have an original Monogram issue Saturn V in my stash. It was shrinkwrapped at one time, but I cracked that open to keep it from crushing the box. The box art itself is a work of art with its vibrant 1960s colors with an art style that almost reminds me of the first issue box art for the AMT Star Trek USS Enterprise model.

Tykeanaut
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posted 02-24-2010 08:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a 1/24th Revell "History makers" limited production series Gemini space capsule kit c.1983. It is Gemini 4 themed and still sealed up. Would you build it or keep it as an investment?

garymilgrom
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posted 02-24-2010 08:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The spacewalking astronaut in the OP looks about twice the correct size. Or does this explain why Ed had so much trouble closing the hatch.

Jay Chladek
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posted 02-24-2010 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would build it. Reason being is the investment potential of plastic is so dodgey and the SSP reissues from a few years ago altered the collectibility. Plus, you can't guarantee the value of an item until you sell it, then you no longer have it.

As such, collect it because you like it, not because it might be worth something.

divemaster
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posted 02-26-2010 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1982 release was the second release AFTER the original 1965 release which is all but impossible to find. The 1993 release is worth about $65, so do the math if it's sealed. I'd hold on to it or let it go for no less than $100.

divemaster
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posted 02-26-2010 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garymilgrom:
The spacewalking astronaut in the OP looks about twice the correct size.
If I'm not mistaken, the "Ed White" 1/6 space walking figure is the same mold that they used for McCandless in "Astronaut with MMU".

I'd have to go look that one up.

divemaster
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posted 02-26-2010 10:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for divemaster   Click Here to Email divemaster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Tykeanaut:
Would you build it or keep it as an investment?
I would build the less expensive 2000 re-release of the Gemini and hold onto the 1982 version. Those molds are 45 years old at this point and will lose the detail. The 1993 version is getting hard enough to find. Your model is even harder to find. Buy one or two 2000 versions, have fun building them and don't touch the 1982 version for a bit. Just a feeling.

And if you need the 2000 version, I know someone who'll give you a good deal.

Oh, and if you do the 2000 version, make sure you buy the "correction" kit from RealSpaceModels.com to correct all of the mistakes [and there are plenty] as the molds were made from the prototype that still had the landing skids instead of a parachute - when it was supposed to land on land instead of the water. It also fixes the scalloping in front of the doors and a bunch of other stuff. Well worth the investment - and nothing is more fun than playing with an unforgiving medium like resin.

Tykeanaut
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posted 02-28-2010 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tykeanaut   Click Here to Email Tykeanaut     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many thanks for your comments gentlemen.

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