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New 1:35 Helicopters Announced
GunTruck
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California, United States
Joined: December 01, 2001
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 08:54 AM UTC
Okay - I know - choppers are between aircraft and armor in the hearts of most. Ran across this link today announcing some upcoming (and premium priced) helicopters in 1:35th scale! How's the MH-53 Pave Low IV, CH-46E, or a CH-53E strike you!?!

That's gonna be a lot of model...

Gunnie

http://www.nightflight-models.net/startup.html
keenan
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Indiana, United States
Joined: October 16, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 08:56 AM UTC
I wonder when they will have pictures of the products on line? Esp. the crew figures...
PorkChop
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 11, 2002
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 09:13 AM UTC
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-HWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. MH-53J............ This is better than ... than... than.....

Nate
Wisc. USA
ModlrMike
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Alberta, Canada
Joined: January 03, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 09:14 AM UTC
$200 USD is more than premium priced... it's bloody lunatic! I realize that we're talking limited run, resin, photo-etch... but still, wow.
bracomadar
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Arkansas, United States
Joined: March 01, 2003
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2003 - 09:31 AM UTC
I want something from Nam
jimbrae
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Provincia de Lugo, Spain / España
Joined: April 23, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 12:06 AM UTC
1/35 Pave Low, wow, however, spending $200 on a kit is rather difficult to justify, not for me you understand, oh no, it's just that a divorce would be more expensive in the long run. However if I win the lottery, then I might just send my credit card details and reserve one....Although it has to be said that for that amount of resin compared to some of the tank and vehicle kits out there, it is not too bad........Jim
keenan
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Indiana, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 12:15 AM UTC
Jimbrae,
You know why divorces are so expensive?
Because they are worth it....

Hope the same can be said of these kits. My current wife has promised never to divorce me, she is going to kill me in my sleep.
SS-74
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Vatican City
Joined: May 13, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 01:33 AM UTC
Don't judge me. I just reserved this kit. I had wanted an MH53J for like forever!!!!

I know I can no longer call myself an exclusive German Armor Builder anymore. Damn!!!! Damn you Ladymodelbuilder, Twistedfate, Holdfast, and Warlock!!!!

#:-) #:-) #:-) #:-) #:-)
PorkChop
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 11, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 01:48 AM UTC
I just joined Dave in the reservation pile (he's an airplane builder, you know)
Now to make some USAF STS figures!!!

Nate
Wisc. USA
Jacques
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Minnesota, United States
Joined: March 04, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 04:08 AM UTC
Hey Guys,

You know this means that a plastic one is sure to come down the pipeline now...

anyhow, I guess the anticipation of the CH-47 from Panda, or the Mi-8 from Trumpeter is too much?
PorkChop
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 04:14 AM UTC
Jauques:
Yeah, about the time the kit shows up on the door step. But looking at the prices of some of the new Trumpeter kits, I would bet an MH-53 in styrene would still be $110-130.
When is that Hind coming out anyway?

Nate
Wisc. USA
jimbrae
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Provincia de Lugo, Spain / España
Joined: April 23, 2003
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2003 - 04:40 AM UTC
Hueys from panda are around the $20 dollar mark, although my guess is that by the time lumps of resin, photo-etch and other bits are added its gonna get expensive........Love the idea of a 1/35 chinook though............................................Jim #:-)