Sorry if this has been posted elsewhere. My search turned up no results.
This is a Revell reboxing of the ICM Stearman. I'm seeing a few on eBay and various online stores showing "OUT OF STOCK" which I assume means they haven't yet received them. I am curious about Revell price point vs ICM. Has anyone heard anything on release dates/availability? I'd rather not have to order from Europe on eBay at higher price if it is soon to hit shelves. The problem is, I've turned up nothing indicating when that might be.
As some of you know, I am a Stearman junkie. I have built both the Roden and ICM PT-17 and have duplicates of both as well as the PT-13 versions. I also have a couple of Silver Wings examples. One should think I would be content with my two completed and 6-8 in the stash. I am not. I will have to add a couple of Revell examples too.
I just cleaned off the bench and am about to launch into a new LSP build...if I can decided which one. Another Stearman or maybe my Silver Wings P-6E. Then again, a break from five straight biplanes (with associated rigging) might be wise. There is the Kittyhawk T-6 or T-28 I could build. Of course, I have a Roden L-19 on the way (accompanied by another ICM PT-17 I couldn't pass up) which might be interesting. But thinking Revell, the PA-18 Super Cub could be fun too...or maybe one of the 300+ other kits in the stash.
Somehow, I cannot concentrate on what to do next because I keep thinking about the Revell Stearman. I know it is simply the ICM kit. There are really only some many Stearman paint schemes and variants, but I know I want one or three. Let's see, I have built a blue and yellow Roden PT-17 and an all yellow ICM N2S-1. That leaves a blue and yellow Army PT-13 and a Navy all yellow N2S-2 or a yellow and silver Navy N2S-3 or an all silver Army PT-17 or PT-13. Of course, I could finally launch the cropduster conversion I've long been planning of my dad's N2S-1 duster with stock Continental 220hp engine or a more common 450hp R-985 cropduster. Or an airshow model. Hum...maybe there really are more choices and possibilities for building all my 1/32 Stearman kits without repeating myself. Now, if only I can live to about 100.
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