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My recently-deceased veteran son was an avid model builder and upon his demise in November, 2019 left us with 94 model aircraft kits, and 51 automotive kits (he liked muscle cars).  We've completed all necessary notifications to creditors etc, and probate will not be an issue so we are now free to move these kits to whoever is interested in them.  The aircraft kits run the gamut from WW2 to late current aircraft; he also obviously intended to build different versions of some of the aircraft since he has two, three, or four kits of the same  aircraft with pertinent decal sheets.  I used to do a lot of this myself but an essential tremor plus lack of space in our home precludes me from taking over his efforts.  I'd hate to toss them into a dumpster - some of them have Squadron/Signal books illustrating various versions of the aircraft he was intent on building.

I would like to know if anyone is interested in these kits and books as well.  PS he has a considerable amount of paint of various colors we need to move as well.

We are about an hour's drive from Jacksonville, FL as re: our location.

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Michael,

First, my condolences for your loss.  Having to dispose of things that he loved has to be especially difficult.

As to the models, I would be interested in at least a few of the aircraft, depending on subject, scale and price.  Do you have or will you be developing a list?  I agree that the kits need to go to a good home instead of the nearest dumpster. 

Richard Marmo
IPMS/USA #2

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My condolences as well on your loss. If you wish to get help in disposing of all his old models and supplies to new homes, I recommend contacting the guys at the Jacksonville IPMS club. They could probably help you with pricing, moving and or vending everything so that they all get to people who will enjoy them.

A list would be great as well, so others here could peruse what's available.

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Thanks to you both.  I've got a list and will dig it up.  He was serious about this, bought in some cases three or four of each kit and got decal sheets for them plus SSP's "Walk Around" for the aircraft plus "detail and scale" materials as well.  Some of these boxes contain two or three kits, anyone looking through them will recognize if there is enough available to work with and do a proper job.  I did a lot of this myself and got up to about 700 or so before I gave them to a museum as they were becoming too much to move.  Never went back to it and I couldn't do his stuff justice at my age.  

He didn't do the same for the car kits but that's another matter, I suppose.

How do I go about contacting the Jax IMPS branch?

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You can check out their website, or message Gil Hodges here on the Forums. He's a member there and does a lot for the club.

Good luck my friend.

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Here is a list of the models available.  My son also left behind a LOT of Testors-type paint bottles, plus tools as well.

 

 

 

Model Inventory.txt

Edited by SSI01

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I'd be interested in the Testor's paint. I'll have to look at the list. Expect me to contact you when my internet comes back up.

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If you can't see the list pls email me at my PM address, I at least know how to work that one and make additions to an email there.

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Michael,

What you're attaching is a text file that opens in Notepad.  Try saving it as a PDF and then attaching it to a post in this forum.

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Michael,

I converted your list to a Word doc and attached it here.  I'll send a copy to your email so you can make changes.  If you like, you can let me know what changes need to be made and I'll update the list and repost for you.  Hope this helps.

Richard

      

 

MODEL INDEX.doc

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Sir,  Many thanks for that quick action.  Only thing I'd add is the roughly 70 Testor's glass bottled paint jars, w/brushes, I forgot to include when I drew up the list.  After inserting that feel free to post.

And thank you again

 

Michael S.

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