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Re: GT40 lovers, start your drooling

Postby scaleautofactory » Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:58 am

leafs004 wrote:Where’d you get a trumpeter for $70??? I have it showing as 258 usd, which is twice the current release without the Ford branding. The one with the ford branding on it ran about $200 usd.

Ebay.de has some trumpeter/magnifer gt40 for 70-90€ listed.
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Re: GT40 lovers, start your drooling

Postby allnie » Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:32 pm

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Re: GT40 lovers, start your drooling

Postby leafs004 » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:15 pm

Dang that’s cheap. And here I thought I got a great deal for $100 including shipping.
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Re: GT40 lovers, start your drooling

Postby Icon_Modeler » Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:21 pm

allnie wrote:https://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/data/il3h1h32zrmgqzejzhdi.html

It cost 4 times more than the Trumpeter!!


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Re: GT40 lovers, start your drooling

Postby sky1911 » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:57 pm

Well I'd be interested, but I am going to wait for the feedback once it is out as to the fit of it. I have the Trumpeter GT40 and dry fitting it looks to fit mostly ok, but that is just the body shells stuck together. Apparently when the kit comes together it's a different story.
On Meng - I have their recent release of the Fokker DR.1 (1/32) which is supposedly a Wingnut Wings design that was basically done before the company went bust early on in the 'rona pandemic. The kit details is superb, however, there are a few issues. Due to the way they have molded and packaged the sprues, several people have reported that the wings are warped. Actually that sprue is warped on both my kits. Others have reported parts of the middle wing have broken off (luckily not on mine). This is, as said either due to the package order in the box or to the moulding and ejecting part. All of that aside, the kits are really good value. The same detail from Wingnut Wings would have cost at least double that.

With the quote from Hobbyeasy it would seem that the kit is 1.5 times what I paid for my GT40. So bare in mind that these are prices from China. If you consider that the kits need to be shipped and imported to whereever, I'd say they will make it to Europe for mid to high 2xx € - currently listed at Hobbyeasy for 217€...

As for snap-on or not. I wouldn't mind if it fits anything like the Bandai Star Wars kits.
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