Old plastic model possible issue's??

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  1. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    www.ebay.com/itm/Parts-1960-Renwal-Blueprint-Model-Kit-802-The-Visible-V8-Engine-in-Original-Box/303285366905?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144

    Your right, here's a example of one that could of been in the sunlight.
    You can see the clear "block" is warped. The seller did mention it though.
    Still he wan'ts good money. Now out of the blue there seems to be one person bidding constantly on all of these Visible V8's and i'm guessing to try and re sell higher..
    I lost a bid for one over 50 cents and a total cost of $50 for a original one aghhh!! and now this one bidder is jacking up the prices, or it seems.
    Haven't yet started on my new one with the crank but would of liked to have both..
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2019
  2. Mike B in SC

    Mike B in SC Well-Known Member

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  3. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mike, that one model is nice and complete.
    I had to bid $37 as the previous bidder had max bid for now. I think it will keep raising as one sold for $91 and i'm pretty sure it the same buyer who keeps bidding.
    It's kinda ruthless and cut throat bidding also, trying to get them all to re profit, but it;s the world we live in. Ebay should really limit them but again it's about money and recently saw a thread here on Ebay's new prices for selling. I sold a few custom Star Trek phaser's with lasers and got nailed for at least $40 more on selling charges than I thought on each, basicly made nothing:mad:
    Ebays formating drives me nuts.. I keep adding these models to my watch list but then when I go to look a little later everything I did link to watch is showing unwatched.
    Maby i'm doing something wrong?? It's frustrating as after a while the picture's of the box all look alike..

    I did win a incomplete model for $7 that was put together but is basicly a short block. It has to what looks like the little motor on it as that was the most important part for me. It also looks like the motor has the plastic driver gear on it. Most of the models that show all the parts, show the motor with the gear already attached to the little shaft but I saw one model that showed it without..
    Whether I can use this motor on my new crank style V8, I don't know??
     
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  4. PGSS

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  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    So, Renwal was the original manufacturer of all the visible kits. Renwal was based right here on LI in Mineola. When they went out, Revell bought all the molds and re-released them under the Revell name.

    I think the chassis kit molds were destroyed
     
  6. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    Why, for patent and legal reasons maby? Bummer..
     
  7. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Not sure how or why, but if the molds were still around they would of re-released it at some point

    I think I might have a Visible V8 for parts somewhere in the depths of my basement. If anyone needs a spare part, I can try and look for it
     
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  8. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    Probably would of re re released it. Just in the 2 weeks or so I got interested i'm seeing a bidding war on just the V8 engine's. Like I said before I never knew the chassis was part of the package till you posted it.
    Reading the review's on the crank driven one that I bought from Amazon, one of the issues is they have Metric screws that suppositly don't fit right and they recommend going with 2-56 nuts and bolts.
    I actually found and bought a bunch of screws that someone parted from a open original V8 1960's Renwal box, not all the complete set of screws and said to have some glue on a few screws but still wanted them just in case.. Then I found the way incomplete assembled "short block" because I think it has the little DC that I posted the link up above.
    I haven't started it yet but if I find some issue's I would be happy to buy some parts from you.. Thank you for offering to look!!!:)
     
  9. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    This ended up selling for $92 and I think wasn't promised as complete..
    A complete one just sold for $202:eek:
    I just got a pre assembled "shortblock" that has the little DC motor. I lucked out on that one for $18 shipped.. It is missing everything else as far as the heads and push rods etc.
    Also no distributor, wires or plugs nor the battery holder..
    The previous builder also seemed to scotch bright the clear plastic on the inside's which made no sense??
    I'm going to see if I can get my new Revel crank style motor to work with the DC motor. Having the plugs glow would be nice though but can it be done??
    Jason when you get a chance do you think you can see to what V8 parts you might have around please:) I will gladly pay.
     
  10. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    I had a idea but totally realized I cannot put my newer style crank driven model together where I live mostly now because of my "cat":rolleyes:, she's a maniac who loves knocking things of table's.
    Over 300 parts with molding rails, wires, etc. on a table is just not doable it's a cat's dream land:(
    I went another route and bought 3 of these models that are mostly assembled and a couple un complete ones for the extra parts, motor's, plug wires etc.. with the hopes of putting a complete motorized one together. It seems alot of people gave up after the putting the pistons on the crank or at the short block.
    Problem is your working with someone else"s modeling work with tons of glue, non secured screws and scuffed up and dirty plastic.
    The biggest issue is 2 of these models have broken lifter bores.. The last kit I bought was labeled un complete, but bought it for the electric's mostly and knew from the pic's that the clear plastic parts looked very grey. I had thought someone tried to paint the clear parts it for some reason but it looks like it came that way??
    Doe's anyone know if over time the clear plastic greyed or it was bad quality control from the day and was packaged like that?




     

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  11. PGSS

    PGSS Well-Known Member

    Check this catalog from back in the day..
    A complete Visible Chassis with the V8 was $29.95...:D
     

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