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Jakko

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If I had to guess, I’d put my money on that Ostwind as originating from the sadly now-defunct MACO.
 

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Jakko,

Still some available - if you have the pennies!!!!

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Dave. It's the same as model makers paying over £300 for a HK, ZM or WNW kit. Can't understand it myself but hey ho. It's their money. Just wish i had that amount of free cash lying around.
 

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I can understand spending money on a model you intend to build - but to buy one with the intention of keeping it pristine on a shelf, unmade, really puzzles me!
Cost of a new model is up to your personal viewpoint - some people would be happy making only one £300 model a year, others ten at £30 - I don't like spending a lot on one model - part of my model making enjoyment is searching and waiting for one at my price! Then building it with the satisfaction of getting a bargain! Just a personal foible!
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Still some available - if you have the pennies!!!!
I don’t think I’d spend that much for a plastic kit in 1:72 scale … but I would certainly recommend MACO kits, and the Revell kits designed by MACO, to anyone wanting a high-quality, well-detailed model. The Revell Sd.Kfz. 7/1, for example, is one of theirs and I found it a very impressive model (it’s almost a shame I had to replace the gun barrels by metal rods because I wanted to use it as a wargames model). If you come across them at reasonable prices — say, around what they were new — then I don’t think you should hesitate to pick them up if they’re at all the kind of model you’re interested in.
 

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"When you're the only table in town you get to set the odds". There are some truck models in 1/87 that sell for over $60@ new retail. I can't imagine a modeler or wargamer paying that, so must agree collectors may be the problem w/pricing. PaulE


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Not that I would pay that kind of price for a 1/72 scale but For those that build in that scale (or smaller) as said sometimes being the only option sort of sets the price.
BUT if the kit is good and the detail such that you dont need to fork out more money on extra detail; brass, resin, better tracks and the such I guess it ballences it out a bit.
Well aware that not all go the add on/extra route. The questions stands how does the maths work on an expensive but high end kit contra a cheaper kit + Brass and resin goodies.
The best example I have is the 1/72 HMS Snowberry A basicaly good enough kit for the price. Add to that all the brass, resin and white metal you can get hole of and the price is......Lets just say a lot. (over 3x the base kit price).
I digress.
 

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Official Zvezda photos? Interesting that they seem to recommend model cement by two or three of their competitors :smiling3:
 

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Jakko,
Zvezda don't appear to make their own cement ( at least it doesn't appear on their website............), but Revell do have tie-ins with Zvezda ( I'm making their reboxed Armata at the moment! ), and as for Tamiya Extra Thin - I would guess that a majority of modemakers have a bottle on their bench....
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Just announced at Telford. Airfix are bringing out a 1/72 Avro Vulcan B2. That'll be some size.

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Umm around the same size as their earlier model?vulcan.jpg

And whatever happened to the valiant.jpg

Produced for a short while, then no more.....................
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This is going to be a New Tool Vulcan Dave.
 

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Zvezda don't appear to make their own cement
I suspect they supplied kits for test-build to a couple of people not (directly) connected to the company, and these are simply photos from one of them.
 
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