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About Cammer625

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  1. Sadly the Wellington is at $95 aud at my LHS - got 2 delivered for $80 aud from Luckymodel. I used to buy most/all Airfix locally - they were probably the cheapest I’d seen in my travels in Aussie. Then the prices started to creep up and then exploded. Sadly I only buy online now - still get other brands from the LHS, just not Airfix.
  2. Different pricing for different countries - in the land down under, buying that kit from Eduard shop, that kit is about 1014 czk - the overtrees are 423 czk. Sadly no free shipping option either. It’s normally cheaper for me to buy the weekend Editions from other sources than overtrees from Eduard - sometimes even the profipacks are only a couple of dollars difference. Thankfully other Czech manufacturers seem to have a single price for the world and only factor in the VAT. Also good to understand about the postage rates and why they changed. I’ll just have to wait until they show up on my favourite eBay shop.
  3. I’m pumped - my LHS are selling Airfix Spitfie VA for $30 - I’ll be able to get this one for less than that. Airfix is no longer the cheaper alternative in my neck of the woods. I like Tamiya over Airfix - easier to build, much finer detail (all generally speaking). Which would you buy - Airfix 109G or the Tamiya 109G for the same price?
  4. So I’ve set up a bank account $20 a pay and by this time next year I’ll have enough to get one. This is my holy grail and I can’t believe these guys are doing it. now to knock over some Tamiya Lancs to try to increase ones abilities to be able to do this kit justice.
  5. I wanna a 1/24 Tomcat (prefer a 1:1 but that’s just a pipe dream)
  6. Given the above - 1/72 747 - it’s big or, more realistically a 1/72 de Havilland D.H. 106 Comet Mk. 4C - 70th anniversary next year? Still biggish. And British about time a civvy jet gets a modern tool
  7. The 10% doesn't bother me - neither here nor there. I'm more concerned about whether our government expects others to collect it. That just might be enough for some business (quite rightly) to not sell to us. I simply don't have a local (within 3.5hrs or further) hobby store to buy just about anything. Which means I buy online and to be frank it's just plain cheaper o/s most of the time. And I'm not saying I save a dollar or two it can be half the price or better and postage can be cheaper than from within Australia. It just cost me $27 to send a 1kg package within Australia- I can just about get that sent from most places to me for that price or less. And online gives me a choice not available except at a few stores in Australia (and some of them are online only as well) and those stores aren't in my state let alone near me. We are unique cause we really are a heck of a long way from everyone else In spite of all the above I still buy local whenever the price is ballpark with o/s and some sellers are very good with postage prices ect and I understand it costs more here for lots of reasons - this new tax regime is just another obstacle to increasing ones stash.
  8. All I'm gunna say is thank god the stash is big enough to last the next 50 years cause people who don't care about what I like seem to do their best to make it hard to keep adding to said stash I won't make a political statement but I'm flabbergasted that a o/s company has to do that. i can see a huge number of business outside Australia just not selling to us making it even harder to get stuff that we can't get locally (or at a reasonable cost) just saying.
  9. 6 years ago I bought a Spitfire MKI for $5.99 AUD - at the same shop the last time I saw one it was $12.99 more than double the price. I still bought it but I'm not sure why they have doubled in price. The problem is I can now get the Eduard Spits (albeit a different mark) for a similar price - add discounted shipping and Airfix seems expensive. My go to now, unfortunately, is o/s online stores. My LHS has all but got rid of their kits - Airfix was always cheaper there than anywhere I travelled to in NSW. It's like Airfix have taken lessons on pricing from the oil companies
  10. Weren't they doing a Mosquito in 72? Not on the list either.
  11. I've may have the income to spend on a Shack or Wimpy or Victor, but that doesn't mean I will get one. They're not pocket money kits. The 1/72 Spitfire mki has more doubled in price at my LHS since 2011. I can now get an Eduard one for a similar price online. As said elsewhere, they are no longer at the bottom of the pile for quality, engineering etc and you pay more for that, but the price increases has put some of their less detailed offerings up against some very awesome kits. What I don't get is the level of detail that, I'm assuming, can't be seen inside those big dark interiors of those big planes. Don't get me wrong it looks great, but that has to come at a cost (research, tooling, production). Are they too detailed for the market? No kit is perfect but Airfix was hitting the mark for reasonable detail, engineering, 'buildability' at a reasonable price - that MKI got me back into the game. Subjects I like I will buy. But, sadly, the days of spare change impulse buys have stopped (above mentioned Victor is a $100 buy down under). And I wanna become a CEO. Of anything. Then I can buy anything!
  12. 1/72 Spitfire VC - nothing around at the moment so no competition. Money earner.
  13. I want, I want, I really really want one, or two, or three!!!! gotta be easier than the alternatives. Graet to see!!!!!
  14. Hi Arent we talking about different variants here - the new P-40 described at the top are Allison engined planes - the P-40F/L at the bottom are Packard-Merlin engined variants. The Special Hobby announcement was for the Allison powered variants which I don't think they have done before. cheers At least I think that's what it is
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