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1/48th - Douglas A2D Skyshark by Clearprop Models - Released


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11 hours ago, sammy da fish said:

Ok where did you get that information from Dreamwriter?

Amarket-model.com advertised a pre order price of $63.60. I think there is a link somewhere in this discussion. 😊

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On 23/01/2021 at 03:04, Homebee said:

🙄. Better than $63.60.  Still a wee bit on the high side for my budget though but, not unreasonable though.

Need to downgrade to Cat. 3 for now though.

 

John

(Cat. 1- must have

Cat. 2 - could use

Cat. 3 - would be nice) 😉

 

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12 hours ago, Beermonster1958 said:

🙄. Better than $63.60.  Still a wee bit on the high side for my budget but,not  unreasonable I reckon.

Need to downgrade to Cat. 3 for now though.

 

John

(Cat. 1- must have

Cat. 2 - could use

Cat. 3 - would be nice) 😉

 

 Don´t forget that aviationmegastore show price without VAT. Final price is 59.95 Euros, which is probably more than the 63USD on the other shop.

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17 minutes ago, dreamwriter said:

 Don´t forget that aviationmegastore show price without VAT. Final price is 59.95 Euros, which is probably more than the 63USD on the other shop.

Hmmm! Forgot about that!

€59.95 is about £53.

$63 is about £46.

Don't think I will be in a rush to buy this.

 

John

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Personally, I don't think it's a bad price  considering the unusual subject matter,  quality, and the high level of detail!

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8 hours ago, sinistervampire319 said:

Well that's nuts! I could see around 30 bucks or so. Not double that.

Inclined to agree with that. Price of course is a very subjective issue and, whether an item is worth it or not is very much down to the choice of the modeller.

I daresay the manufacturer has priced the kit at a level sufficient to recoup their investment and, make a profit. That's fair enough.

I don't however see the need to add to the price of an already nicely detailed kit by including expensive frippery like p/e parts. Not everyone likes them. I hate them and, would consign them to the bin immediately!. Such items should (again, just my opinion) be left to the choice of the modeller to purchase or not.

Others obviously will disagree. The model looks great and, it's a subject I like but, I'm afraid I'm going to have to pass it by for now. My choice (and loss) of course. It will remain in my ever lengthening "would be nice" list!!😉😂

John

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9 hours ago, B.sin said:

Personally, I don't think it's a bad price  considering the unusual subject matter,  quality, and the high level of detail!

Fair comment. I agree that £46 in those circumstances may not be unreasonable per se but, still a bit outside my affordability range.

Can't help feeling though that the price might have been a bit less if they hadn't included these p/e parts?

I do like this subject but, it will have to wait for now.

 

John

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Released- ref. CP4802 - Douglas XA2D-1 Skyshark (early version)

Available in the Clearprop company webstore: 55.00 EUR + P&P

https://clearpropmodels.com/cp_4802

 

Sksh.png

 

Also dedicated sets

- ref. CPA48003 - XA2D-1 Skyshark painting mask made from "yellow kabuki paper"

https://clearpropmodels.com/cpa_48003 

- ref. CPA48006 - XA2D-1 Skyshark brass set (2 guns shorter, 2 guns longer, 2 Pitot Tube)

https://clearpropmodels.com/cpa_48006

 

CPA48003.png

 

V.P.

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  • Tbolt changed the title to 1/48th - Douglas A2D Skyshark by Clearprop Models - Released

Great news, anyone know when the late version CP48001, which was shown first with a blue scheme, will be released please?

What are the differences or are all parts for both versions in this boxing or just different decals?

Thanks

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On 06/02/2021 at 12:43, chrisov said:

Great news, anyone know when the late version CP48001, which was shown first with a blue scheme, will be released please?

What are the differences or are all parts for both versions in this boxing or just different decals?

Thanks

 

If you look at the Clearprop 3D renders, the exhausts , the canopy, some antennas etc. will be different.

 

Clear-Prop-A2-D-Skyshark-render-7-jpg-30  

 

V.P.

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2 hours ago, chrisov said:

Great news, anyone know when the late version CP48001, which was shown first with a blue scheme, will be released please?

What are the differences or are all parts for both versions in this boxing or just different decals?

Thanks

 

Also the main wing pylons changed on the later version which CP have modelled. I suspect you will not be able to do either version from one box as the canopies look to be on separate sprues.

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Reply from Clearprop models on the 'late version'

 

Hello!   A later version will be available next year. 

 

Great to get such a quick reply from a manufacturer. Personally had hoped for a quicker release, now the decision to get the early one or wait for the later one......

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I just ordered the XA2D-1 (Early Version) direct from Clear Prop. Kit was  €55 plus  €17 shipping to the USA, or $86 total. Kit has photoetch, masks and resin parts included. Not a bad deal.

 

MSRP in the U.S, is $110 and is expected to reach American shores by May. 

 

Can't wait to get the kit and then take a trip down to San Diego to see the real thing and compare.

 

I did notice that Clear Prop offers different levels with other kits. Basic, Advanced and Expert. Maybe they'll offer a Basic level on the Skyshark in the future without masks, resin or photoetch?

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