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randyc
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From: Highlands Ranch, CO USA
Registered: May 2003

posted 05-02-2013 09:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This model is from the early 1960s and was made by Topping/Precise for McDonnell Aircraft, the company that designed and built the Gemini spacecraft. What makes this model unique is that it has a black acrylic base and not the much more common clear acrylic base. The black base version was made in very limited quantities and is rarely available.

The model itself is in great condition... there is no damage to the paint, the decals are perfect and the Retro and Equipment Modules are white and not yellowed.

I'm asking $900, which is much less than what the other version, which has a clear base and is more common, recently sold for in the April Heritage auction (that one sold for almost $1200).

If you are interested in this model please`let me know. My e-mail address is:

randyconstantin@yahoo.com

randyc
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From: Highlands Ranch, CO USA
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posted 05-05-2013 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The model is now $800. That is the lowest price I will sell it at so there will not be another reduction in price.

If you collect Topping models you know that this is a very rare and highly desirable model to have in your collection.

ilbasso
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From: Greensboro, NC USA
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posted 05-05-2013 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Randy, I sent you a PM offline.

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