HK 1/32 Lancaster due for launch October/November

Bigfoot57

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Start saving people just had an email from wonderland models about the release of the HK 1/32 Lancaster see below
Model Number: HK01E10
Our Price: £399.99

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What’s in the box?
• Two fuselage and nose sections – clear plastic and textured grey
• Markings for 3 aircraft comprising R5868 OL – Q Queenie, R5868 PO-S Sugar and W4783 AR-G George
• 23 Sprues – comprising 633 individual parts!
• Comprehensive assembly instructions
The extra fuselage and nose section (clear plastic sections) will only be available with the first run of this kit and will NOT be included in additional runs so this really is a kit not to be missed! These are due to arrive in the UK in October/November.

Regards

Colin
 
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£400? One word - Bonkers!
But it is a lot of kit for your money and in the time taken in building you would probably do enough ‘lesser kits’ to equalise the cost!

I am very much torn with this one. I would love to get it but I will need to convince the missus that I can drill holes in the garage wall to mount it when done.... that will not be an easy task as she only tolerates the Hobby at the best of times. Then there is the 1/32 B24 being released by Hobbyboss and I so want a 1/32 Halifax and I would not mind betting Hobbyboss will release one...
 

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But it is a lot of kit for your money
But it is a lot of money for your kit.
Fine if you have that sort of dosh to lay out in one go!
I just can't see the justification in such a crazy amount of money for one kit.

....oh, and whilst I'm at it - Ban Christmas and don't give children any more ice cream!

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But it is a lot of money for your kit.
Fine if you have that sort of dosh to lay out in one go!
I just can't see the justification in such a crazy amount of money for one kit.

....oh, and whilst I'm at it - Ban Christmas and don't give children any more ice cream!

Yours.
Ebenezer Scrooge
Baaaah humbug
 

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Already seen it on a site for pre-order at £349:00 :surprised::surprised:

Still a lot of cash tho :smiling2:

Paul.
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A little big for me and my wallet
 

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What serious modeller wouldn’t spend at least as much on add-ons as on the kit itself? :smiling3:
Why would you if its not needed? Please define a 'serious modeller'?

Many aftermarket sets are a waste of time adding detail that will not be seen.

Many kits, such as the Tamiya 1/32 'superkits' in particular need little to improve them producing a perfectly good result OOB.

I almost always buy a.m. seatbelts and masks and venture into additional resin, brass and white metal sets rarely and only when I see a particular need (weak undercarraige perhaps). I never buy the Eduard detailing sets as they are a waste of time. So does that mean I am not a serious modeller whatever that means?

We all build what suits us and spend whatever we want and no-one is right or wrong. It is just a hobby at the end of the day for all of us.
 

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What serious modeller wouldn’t spend at least as much on add-ons as on the kit itself? :smiling3:
Although I always have fun when building stuff, at the same time I like to think myself as a "Serious Modeller".

You seem to imply that because those modellers who neither want nor need aftermarket stuff are at best just 'playing' at model making.

As Barry writes "Please define a "serious modeller"?

Barry's last sentence sums it up nicely.

Now I'm off to cool down a bit.......
 

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I read Jakko's post as a tongue in cheek comment. Hence the smiley face at the end.
As for the Lancaster kit - the wife raises her eyebrows to heaven when I come home from Telford with a couple of carrier bags. A £400 kit would probably result in me being single or certified!! :tired: :rolling: :smiling3: :sad: :face-with-head-bandage:
Jim
 

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I don’t think anyone has to justify paying £400 for a kit. If it’s your hobby and if you can afford it why not buy it?. I won’t be getting one mainly due to the size of the thing.But I hope Barry W gets one and does one of his amazing builds on the forum so we can all marvel at it. As for after market extras, I would get some ‘Master’ brass .303’s for it and some seat belts. I’ve used ‘Master model’ turned brass guns and they are so much better than plastic.And not expensive either.
 

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I also read Jakkos comment as a tongue in cheek excuse to spend even more money on kits.....nothing to get touchy about....
As to the cost of the 1/32 Lanc, it would probably take me 200 hours to do that one justice, and 2ukp an hour for entertainment seems relatively cheap....storing it when built is the showstopper....
 

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It sure would look nice sat in a glass top coffee table..... Being independently poor these days my days of high price kits are sitting on the shelf behind the 1/200 HOOD.
(Also having two 1/48 Lancaster's unbuilt in the stash due to lack of display space makes it rather hard to argue why I need one.)
Look forward to seeing one built though Barry... :tongue-out3:
 

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I read Jakko's post as a tongue in cheek comment. Hence the smiley face at the end.
That’s how it was intended — the first one, “How much will the add-ons be?”, was too. I see now that the humour may have been a bit too subtle, though.

What I meant to do was to poke a bit of fun at the fact that no matter how much a kit costs, a lot of modellers will buy even more money’s worth of accessories for it.
 
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