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Model Power Postage Stamp

Postby MichaelB » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:30 pm

I just read on an eBay post that Model Power - and by implication, their "Postage Stamp" model line - has ceased production. Does anyone here know the situation in reality or is the seller just trying to raise the value on his stuff?
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Re: Model Power Postage Stamp

Postby Epap » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:45 pm

I believe that Model Power has given up the ghost on its Postage Stamp line, but not its other products, Michael. I'm not certain about the status of its airliner and 1:48th scale models, however.
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Re: Model Power Postage Stamp

Postby MichaelB » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:44 pm

Yeah, looks like Model Power dropped them in 2014. Apparently Daron picked up the line after that. Does it include the airliners? I can't be sure but Daron does have some of those as well.
I need the SM SM-66.
I picked up all the early releases back in the day, and they were a bargain at $9 or so...still a bargain at $18. Excellent workmanship but no undercarriage and all in a box scale. ...that's fine for me. (And yes, I do have several examples of the early P-51 release with the "spitfire" type landing gear.)
Finding "errors" in this line was always half the fun!
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Model Power Postage Stamp

Postby Tone » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:05 pm

There are many Model Power planes at a store called "Ollie's" that opened up near me. There is not quite a varied selection, but the lot does include the P-26 and a whole mess of Connies. They are $3.99 apiece, which I think is a good price for this line.

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Re: Model Power Postage Stamp

Postby MichaelB » Fri Nov 27, 2015 1:37 am

Wow! Awesome! I needs me some P-26s!
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Model Power Postage Stamp

Postby Tone » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:41 pm

The store still had a supply of the C-121 Columbine III preserved in Dayton so I bought one:

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Re: Model Power Postage Stamp

Postby MichaelB » Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:53 pm

Lovely!
Was this produced for the Museum? Was it ever standard stock?
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Model Power Postage Stamp

Postby Tone » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:04 am

The box lists this one, as well as an Iberia version.
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Re: Model Power Postage Stamp

Postby Aeronaut » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:05 am

There is also a Blue Angels version that I bought recently ar "the Mule". This line has now been picked up by Daron and are being offered in new colored boxes.
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Re: Model Power Postage Stamp

Postby MichaelB » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:51 pm

I have the BA version. I expect that Daron will pump up the price so - get 'em now!
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