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Thread: Trumpeter 1/48 C-47?

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    Trumpeter 1/48 C-47?

    Just noticed at Hannants...why is the Trumpeter 3! times more expensive than the Revell/Monogram?


    Jan "Felicis Tredecim"
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    A very good question old boy! I've read the reviews, and seen a photo of a built and painterd example and, although it looked good, I can't for the life of me see where they get the price from!
    OK, it's got a lot of detail, especially in the cockpit and nav area, but most of this can't be seen anyway. Also, the fin and rudder are apparently inaccurate, visible in the photo, and an aftermarket resin set is available to correct this.
    The old Monogram (Revell) kit is a beaut, with sufficient detail in general. Some might argue that it's got raised panel lines - but so has the real thing, on the fuselage anyway!
    There's a heck of a difference between approximately 23 and 70 - can't figure out why!
    I actually want to do a Dak, and I know which kit it will be when I eventually get one!





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    Cheers Terry! Want a Dakota to go with my Tante Ju, when or if I find one....

    Jan "Felicis Tredecim"
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    "THE BLACK CATS FLIES TONIGHT"
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    "When you're out of F-8's... You're out of fighters!"

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    Thought I'd told you? There's a Tante Ju at King Kit, military version, for 29.99 old boy.





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    Had a look old chap, IIRC it's the civilian version....

    Need to go and check again to make sure now....

    Jan "Felicis Tredecim"
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    "THE BLACK CATS FLIES TONIGHT"
    "Find your enemy and shoot him down - everything else is unimportant!"
    "When you're out of F-8's... You're out of fighters!"

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    Sure it was the 'G' version, which, according to the box top pics I've seen of this kit, is military old chap.





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    Confusing old boy... I checked at Kingkit, Ju 52/3m Civil Version it says. Maybe email and ask?

    Jan "Felicis Tredecim"
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    "When you're out of F-8's... You're out of fighters!"

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    I got mine from Amazon.... and Jan, I know some people take money from paychecks to put a way for bills, etc........ you've introduced me to a whole new category, modeling funds.

    Expensive isn't always better !!!

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    True! Just been thinking about the Eduard v Revell/Monogram etc. 1/48 Bf 110...not 70 there, you get two Eduard Bf '110's for the price of one Trumpeter C-47! Now, wonder which Paul would get?

    Jan "Felicis Tredecim"
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    "THE BLACK CATS FLIES TONIGHT"
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    "When you're out of F-8's... You're out of fighters!"

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    Instead of WWJD (What would Jesus do) it's WWPD-What would Paul do?

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    I say old chap, you're right! They had both listed last week - looks like they've sold the military one then!





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    Jan "Felicis Tredecim"
    "Im going back to the front to relax"
    "THE BLACK CATS FLIES TONIGHT"
    "Find your enemy and shoot him down - everything else is unimportant!"
    "When you're out of F-8's... You're out of fighters!"

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