lionel_hutz after 2 false alarms, got the notice that it's shipped!
20. December 2018, 18:44
Nathan Dempsey That's going to be a monster! Hope you made room on your XL sized shelf...
20. December 2018, 19:05
Gordon Sørensen Looking forward to watching your progress when you get started on it!
20. December 2018, 19:45
lionel_hutz I've only recently started collecting I have a ways to go before I'd even call myself a novice, so this one and the AN-124 will, sadly, remain in the box for some time. Some simpler (& cheaper) models must be sacrificed while I get educated. These things are so big that I want to get down to internal details, articulated doors, ramps flaps and slats - my ambition FAR exceeds my skill. I've also given no thought to where I would display this beastie. Sh*t.
I will, however, post pics of the box art and sprues as soon as it arrives- I definitely don't have the patience keep the cellophane on it.
Ron Ursem Got mine today. Huge box with more room than necessary, and it looks like enough space for interior lighting of the model!
20. December 2018, 20:32
Gluefinger The raise in price of Revell kits over the last couple of years has been substantial and above average. Look, for example, at what they are charging for their recent re-release of what is essentially an Eduard "Weekend" Mig-21: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/1119701-revell-03915-mig-21-smt .
But it seems part of the money goes into the financing of adventurous new kits!
27. November 2018, 09:52
Alexander G. It seems to be the case especially for their Eduard re-boxes. I noticed that when they charged 40€ for the re-release of the Il-2 in 1:48.
27. November 2018, 11:42
Gluefinger But that Eduard kit was a re-boxing of the Accurate Miniatures kit, so Revell's is a Re-reboxing, which is what makes it expensive...
27. November 2018, 14:00
wilky With the resurgence in modelling the suppliers know that they can charge more.
Simple economics of demand.
My main hobby of slot cars is in decline and retailers are having to compete for sales and thus prices are declining
27. November 2018, 23:09
Augie Sub £35 for the SMT seems quite fair to me. *shrugs*
27. November 2018, 23:41
wilky Try living in Australia.
I can't even take advantage of the retailers that are in the Scalemates marketplace because they never ship to Australia.
Kits here cost a fortune
Tried to purchase the new Airfix 1/48 Mustang with RAAF markings and not one of the listed retailers in marketplace ship to Australia
27. November 2018, 23:48
Alexander G. "Simple economics of demand", it is really. Trumpy kits also doubled in prices if not even more in the last few years!
28. November 2018, 05:58
Gluefinger @Augie: Sub £35 for the SMT seems quite fair to me. *shrugs*
Eduard Weekend Mig-21s are currently available for little more than 20 Euros; Revell's will set you back at least 35 Euros.
28. November 2018, 09:00
Gluefinger "Simple economics of demand" is a nice description for the fact that Modelling has become a hobby of old farts with access to sufficient economic resources and the willingness to part with them (I know, I am one of those).
28. November 2018, 09:07
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