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Model Power

Post by jlspec » Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:48 pm

I am guessing everyone knows Model Power went out of business earlier this year. The leftover inventory has started showing up at Ollies ( a regional discount outlet). The models are $3.99 and I saw 5 or 6 different planes. Those I remember are F-14 Puking Dogs, p-26 Peashooter, Polikarpov I-16, Fairy Swordfish, and a couple others.

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Re: Model Power

Post by tmanthegreat » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:26 pm

That's too bad about Model Power... I have a few of their planes, including some of the ones that were closest to regular scales like 1:144. I actually just picked up their Wright Flyer model at my local Hobbytown USA store, which really is an excellent model with fine detailing and even wire rigging!
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Post by aferguson » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:53 pm

yes too bad. I have their Wright Flyer as well and it's quite nice and 1/72 scale. Their Fokker DVII is pretty good, it's 1/70. I've seen pics of their Albatros DIII and it looks ok, not as nice as the DVII but is hard to find, it's also 1/70.
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Post by Coreyeagle48 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:08 pm

Aferg:

I believe I have a DIII new in the box in storage. It was in my grandfather's collection. I really have no desire for it in my collection either. If you would be interested in it let me know. Will sell it reasonable and I'm sure my grandfather would have been glad to see it get into someone's collection.

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Post by aferguson » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:23 am

Thanks for the offer Corey, but i built a kit of a DIII a few months ago. I'm sure there will be others who would like the MP version though or it would be an easy sell on Ebay, no doubt.
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Post by Coreyeagle48 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:36 pm

I am trying to find the Fokker D7 with the lozenge pattern wings. If anyone sees one available please let me know.

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Re: Model Power

Post by Coreyeagle48 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:43 pm

Greetings:

There are two Ollies near me and they had the following planes

F-117 (stars and stripes)

Fairey Swordfish (the camo one)

I-16 (white/black)

F-15

F-84

Dauntless

Would be glad to pick any up for anyone who needs something. I am looking for some yet...mostly the World War I planes and the B-17 Liberty Belle.

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Re: Model Power

Post by Grognard » Sat Oct 03, 2015 6:24 pm

Hinesville's Ollie's only has the Mosquito and the Israeli Kfir.

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Re: Model Power

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sat Oct 03, 2015 10:06 pm

We have about eight cases of Swordfish in Carrollton, GA.

Oh, and BTW: Check your local Ollie's for a hardbound book, "Fighting Men of WWII Axis Forces". It's $10. Covers uniforms and armament of Germany, Japan, and Italy with lots of decent and interesting pics of same, most all color pics of museum collections. Makes a great general reference for modelers; saves time spent digging through piles of Osprey booklets.

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Re: Model Power

Post by Axis Nightmare » Sat Oct 10, 2015 6:09 pm

[CAT]CplSlade wrote:We have about eight cases of Swordfish in Carrollton, GA.

Oh, and BTW: Check your local Ollie's for a hardbound book, "Fighting Men of WWII Axis Forces". It's $10. Covers uniforms and armament of Germany, Japan, and Italy with lots of decent and interesting pics of same, most all color pics of museum collections. Makes a great general reference for modelers; saves time spent digging through piles of Osprey booklets.

I second the recommendation. I got that book and have learned quite a bit from it.
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Re: Model Power

Post by jkinzel » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:54 pm

If it's the book by David Miller Amazon has a copy for sale priced at $5789.88!! :shock: I mean WTF??

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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sat Oct 10, 2015 8:17 pm

That one is special because it is the very first one ever bought at an Ollie's!

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Re: Model Power

Post by Axis Nightmare » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:11 pm

Stopped by an Ollies today. They had mounds of the planes but only 4 different. P-51, Val, F-14(black) and a Blue Angels C-121 Connie which was nice as unlike nearly all their others it had landing gear!

Looks like they distributed full cases at random without concern of variety. :roll:
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Re: Model Power

Post by krieglok » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:31 am

I didn't know they were going out of business. They have a big line of model railroad items too. Their planes were always decent, quality models for the money. Too bad. They often reminded me of the old Bachmann Miniplane line I had as a kid. I guess some other company will pick up the ball and run with it....

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Re: Model Power

Post by Axis Nightmare » Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:31 pm

Stopped at a second area Ollie's. Same thing. Big pile of them but the same four that were at the other one. :(
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