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8 hours ago, LUCIANO007 said:

I really find enjoyable the type of comments: if it gets released I will buy 3-4... 10 of those...

Because most of those, will never materialize, at least not in the mentioned numbers.

 

This one will be a big birdy and a kind of in a unique category of its own. So I would not expect a very big number of buyers. At least not like those for a Spitfire or a Mustang. Therefore a price, to make it worth producing, will be at the high end. Keep that in mind.

I have 4 of the -71's and 2 of the YF-12's from Testors............

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17 hours ago, LUCIANO007 said:

I really find enjoyable the type of comments: if it gets released I will buy 3-4... 10 of those...

Because most of those, will never materialize, at least not in the mentioned numbers.

 

This one will be a big birdy and a kind of in a unique category of its own. So I would not expect a very big number of buyers. At least not like those for a Spitfire or a Mustang. Therefore a price, to make it worth producing, will be at the high end. Keep that in mind.

Agree with Luciano - people are always claiming stuff like that - hardly ever happens. I don't think Jeffrey or others take the easily exitables too seriously. 

 

Some potential tough competition though, Revell I mean - it would be good if the cottage industry (no offence) takes on the mainstream and wins, in my opinion deservedly so considering the mediocre quality at least of some of the Revell kits in recent years.

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21 hours ago, LUCIANO007 said:

I really find enjoyable the type of comments: if it gets released I will buy 3-4... 10 of those...

Because most of those, will never materialize, at least not in the mentioned numbers.

 

This one will be a big birdy and a kind of in a unique category of its own. So I would not expect a very big number of buyers. At least not like those for a Spitfire or a Mustang. Therefore a price, to make it worth producing, will be at the high end. Keep that in mind.

 

As someone who (a) really loves the SR-71 and (b) has over many years bought many kits in multiples, I'd have to agree - at least to a point.

 

Pretty much all of my 'multiple purchases' are driven by colour schemes - if there are a lot of interesting schemes for an aircraft then I can easily be persuaded to buy more than one kit (particularly in 1/48). This isn't going to be the case for the SR-71; just like the Ford Model T, Lockheed/the USAF pretty much decreed that you could have any colour as long as it's black (well, maybe very dark blue, but you get my point).

 

I'll definitely get the Hypersonic/Gaspatch kit - if it's anything like as good as the recent Hs 123 then there'll be no contest as far as Revell goes (based on Revell's most recent releases anyway). The Revell one will probably be cheaper, but a decent 1/48 SR-71 is something I've waited so long for that I'll happily pay whatever Hypersonic/Gaspatch ask. (Also, the Gaspatch Hs 123 wasn't expensive for what you got for the money.....in my view anyway).

 

What I really want to know is this - who's going to be the first to do a SR-71 in 1/32? That'd be a really 'big birdy'! 

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1 minute ago, hopkp said:

What i really want to know is this - who's going to be the first to do a SR-71 in 1/32? That'd be a really 'big birdy'! 

Combat Models has one.

Not a brand, a warning.

No need to thank me.

 

S.

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2 hours ago, Sebastien said:

Combat Models has one.

Not a brand, a warning.

No need to thank me.

 

S.

I should probably have said 'a new, state of the art, injection-moulded SR-71 in 1/32'!

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7 hours ago, MarcV said:

 

 

Some potential tough competition though, Revell I mean - it would be good if the cottage industry (no offence) takes on the mainstream and wins, in my opinion deservedly so considering the mediocre quality at least of some of the Revell kits in recent years.

It really doesn't matter to most buyer about revell quality, it will be their massive distribution network that will guarantee that they will sell more kits than a limited producer, how many 72nd messerschmitt 109 g-6 has revell sold compared to the better AZ version but i believe there is a market for a mass produced and a limited run kit to appeal to more discerning modellers as eduard compete with themselves on this with weekend and profi kits . 

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On 15/09/2020 at 11:22, gavingav said:

It really doesn't matter to most buyer about revell quality, it will be their massive distribution network that will guarantee that they will sell more kits than a limited producer, how many 72nd messerschmitt 109 g-6 has revell sold compared to the better AZ version but i believe there is a market for a mass produced and a limited run kit to appeal to more discerning modellers as eduard compete with themselves on this with weekend and profi kits . 

I agree.

Hopefully the smaller producers will also need less sales to be profitable and survive and also finance their next project.

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On 14/09/2020 at 18:33, sinistervampire319 said:

I have 4 of the -71's and 2 of the YF-12's from Testors............

Comment #1: Obviously you have a soft spot for this birdy! I myself cannot stay away from buying anything new for EA-6B. So I get it.

Comment #2: Sell all Testors, because this new beast from either producers will be 1000 times better than anything in the past.

 

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3 hours ago, LUCIANO007 said:

Comment #1: Obviously you have a soft spot for this birdy! I myself cannot stay away from buying anything new for EA-6B. So I get it.

Comment #2: Sell all Testors, because this new beast from either producers will be 1000 times better than anything in the past.

 

Yeah I went to 2 airshows at Beale including the last one. 
Yes I will on the SR's. But will hang on to the YF's until I hear one of them is going to do one as well.

Alan

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