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  1. Thanks, however, I have had on pre-order from Cult for very nearly two years. Tommo.
  2. I would temper ones expectations. The Moebius 1/48 Aries 1B has been in the works for over two years and I'm not aware of a recent update of its progress. That said, it would not surprise me if the Orion jumped the queue so to speak. Tommo.
  3. Cracking build of a cracking kit. Whilst the launch bay may not be as accurate as the others, the TB-3 itself is by far the most accurate of the TB machines thye make. Not that others are too shabby. Tommo.
  4. If memory serves the Airfix kit was in the shops a full three years before the prototype flew. Tommo.
  5. The Airfix kit as pictured up thread, is more the concept design rather than the prototype. Tommo.
  6. Yes on both counts and I believe I have had ended up with nice results too. Airliners are niche and are always going to attract a premium - its the way of the World and I don't see it changing. Tommo.
  7. The other point is, Airfix will be far more consious of the price point a kit sells for, the likes of Valom less so. Tommo.
  8. If everybody who has contributed to this thread bought two 1/72 of a said airliner kit, it does not make a market for them. There is an interest yes, but its small one and that should not be confused as market. It is all about selling kits in sufficient quanties, particularly for the investment required for an injection moulded styrene kit. That market is clearly not there, or also all the major airliners in the last 60/70 years would be available in 72 from various manufacturers. Tommo.
  9. He sold a few kits on eBay, much to the chagrin of the very many (myself included) who had paid100s of dollars in pre-orders, that where never delivered. Tommo.
  10. Zane, There is no 1/72 kit of Aries 1B. There nearest is the Captain Cardboard/Atomic City/Auroashouda 1/80 (which I wrongly quoted at 1/96 up thread) and that is long out of production. That, was almost certainly Scott's most sucessful kit. Someone (who's name escapes me) did an aftermarket flight deck kit for it - there was no passenger cabin kit to my knowledge. There was no UK Aries 1B kit, I assume you are thinking of Stargazer 1/144 kit, this was mastered by Ian Walsh who is indeed based in the UK, Torquay if memory serves. However, all the kits were cast in the US and sold via US outlets. I would personally wait for the Moebius Aries kit. However, if you cannot wait try and source the AJA one, as it is the best currently out there by some margin albeit it is 1/48. The Kaiyo Discovery has been due/in the works for an absolute epoch, I would file it in the lost projects for the time being. Tommo.
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