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Arado Ar 196 B
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 03:30 AM UTC
Darren Baker writes: "When I purchased the Revell of Germany 1/32nd scale Arado Ar 196A-3 a little over a year ago, I was exceptionally impressed with how much model I got for my money. Revell of Germany has released the earlier version of the Arado Ar 196 in the form of the B version. So in this review we get to take a look at the latest rendition of the Arado Ar 196 and see if it lives up to the high bench mark set by the original release."

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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 03:03 AM UTC
Excellent review, Squire! Loved building the later model, the chance to build a pre-war Arado makes me want this kit!
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 06:43 PM UTC
One day I WILL have this model! I've been wanting a large scale Arado for 30 years!
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Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2015 - 08:39 PM UTC
I need this kit now!
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 12:46 AM UTC
Cheers Darren

Nice review.

I suppose the only disappointment is the hefty leap in price over the original kit - perhaps understandable for a version that will almost inevitably have more limited appeal, but the forthcoming Fw 190 looks set to be more expensive than the Bf 109G kits too. Perhaps economic reality has finally caught up with us, and Revell's 1:32 kits will go from being outrageously good value to "merely" very good value for money.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 03:04 AM UTC
Darren, Another one of your most excellent reviews. Joel
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 04:03 AM UTC

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Cheers Darren

Nice review.

I suppose the only disappointment is the hefty leap in price over the original kit - perhaps understandable for a version that will almost inevitably have more limited appeal, but the forthcoming Fw 190 looks set to be more expensive than the Bf 109G kits too. Perhaps economic reality has finally caught up with us, and Revell's 1:32 kits will go from being outrageously good value to "merely" very good value for money.

All the best

Rowan



I can understand that perception Rowan, but I still feel it represents value for money even if out of the pocket money range. as regards the original kit price, that was 6 years ago and while costing more it is still a lot of plastic for the money.
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Posted: Monday, March 09, 2015 - 04:04 AM UTC

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Darren, Another one of your most excellent reviews. Joel



Thank you Joel; I am glad you found it of interest and use.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:57 AM UTC

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I can understand that perception Rowan, but I still feel it represents value for money even if out of the pocket money range.



Hi Darren

That was exactly the point I was trying to make. Sorry if I was unclear. The original price was almost absurdly low.

The (basically) 50% increase on the price of the '190 over last year's '109 is a bit more of a reality check - but Revell continue to offer superb value for money compared with their rivals.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 12:59 AM UTC
Is the 190 an all new model and the 109 a partial upgrade?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 01:23 AM UTC
Hi Darren

No - Revell's latest Gustavs are all-new. Hence the slight "Ouch!" at the price of the Fw 190. Still great value compared with what anyone else would charge for a new-tool Würger, though (naming no names...).

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, March 13, 2015 - 12:39 AM UTC
Wow, this looks like a great kit. Plus, it's just fun to see an Arado 196 with the single centerline float!