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Would you Buy a HpH Kingfisher Catapult?

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Poll: HpH Kingfisher Catapult (89 member(s) have cast votes)

Would you buy a HpH Kingfisher Catapult?

  1. Yes (43 votes [48.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 48.31%

  2. No (34 votes [38.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.20%

  3. Maybe (12 votes [13.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.48%

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#1 LSP_Kevin


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 08:46 AM

Howdy folks,


As per Heinz' post on the subject, HpH is interested in finding out how many people would buy a Kingfisher catapult if they made one. So, to assist in their market research, I've started a poll on the topic. They don't need to know if you're interested, only that you would buy one. In other words, they need a firm sense of potential sales numbers before taking the risk. If you're in the "it depends" category, just choose "Maybe" - but for HpH, only the "yes" votes will matter.


Have at it!



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 09:14 AM

Voted maybe based on Cost , $150/£100 for a catapult kit  for a model that retails  less than half that isn't really  that appearing , and the overall complexity of the finished catapult kit  - anything with massive amounts of PE bending is a no no - 

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 09:36 AM

I voted no. If i all ready buy a Kingfischer kit i would placed it in a water diorama or on it's wheels.





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Posted 30 May 2016 - 09:43 AM

No ...


1/ Not my subject matter anyway

2/ I want to encourage them to do subjects that will sell well ...


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Posted 30 May 2016 - 09:59 AM

I voted yes and then it's Kingfisher time

Edited by Peterpools, 30 May 2016 - 10:00 AM.


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#6 Rick Griewski

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 12:05 PM

I voted no. If i all ready buy a Kingfischer kit i would placed it in a water diorama or on it's wheels.

I vote no also. I have and plan to go the same route.
Thanks for asking,
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Posted 30 May 2016 - 12:16 PM

No vote from me too. Nothing against it, I won't be picking up the KH Kingfisher either.

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 12:20 PM

I voted yes, but it is price point dependent. 

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 12:21 PM

I voted "maybe" because nobody never knows. But i think it's rather "no", as i find the Ar196 catapult very cool, but i never bought it, so think it would be the same with a King fisher catapult.

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 12:35 PM

Yep would deffo, dip for a P6 catapult, what a way to display the Kingfisher! Always loved the Kingfisher since I got the Airfix kit as Christmas present back in the late '60s. Got Lone Star 1/48 catapult and the WEM and the Attack Squadron ones. We need a 1/32 one too.

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 12:51 PM

Yes I would !!

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 01:39 PM

I voted yes. I have the Arado catapult and their Arado. Very nice kits. But the catapult does suffer from pinholes...



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Posted 30 May 2016 - 02:23 PM

Maybe. It all depends on the price. I am very cost conscious these days.

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 04:43 PM

Maybe. Depends on price.

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Posted 30 May 2016 - 04:48 PM

I voted maybe. Depends on price and if there is a Vought float option. I think  most ship-borne aircraft had the Vought float.

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