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latest issue of Fine Scale Modeller has a full page ad for the upcoming ZM P-51

 

apparently you can order it from Volks USA for $80 and this includes free shipping anywhere in the world! The advertising campaign period will be 3 months (2 months before & 1 month after kit's release) and is TBA (I'm not sure if ZM have set a release date since the magazine was published)

 

I dunno if that price will be the same after the advertising campaign is over but if the kit is as accurate as the Tamiya offering then it's a bargain really

 

It'll be interesting to see a comparison build in the future

 

Rich

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It'll be interesting if they're permitted to ship beyond North America, which at present they aren't, incidentally there's a thread on Britmodeller which states Albion Alloys are going to be ZM's European Distributor... wonder if the stuff will sell at Telford prices... :hmmm:

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Andy...any idea what were the Telford Prices were? The Mustang looks pretty incredible in the pictures. Even though the new Hasegawa kits fit almost as perfect as a kit could be made they have increased in price considerably. At this ZM price the Stang seems to be a whole lot more bang for your buck. If you don't want all the internals I guess they'd go a long way in some old Hasegawa old tool Stangs.

 

This is the add in FSM

 

Cheers Matty

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apparently you can order it from Volks USA for $80 and this includes free shipping anywhere in the world!

Wow, this is good news. I was kind of concerned that their prices would keep creeping up, and the A-1H going for $141 didn't bode well. But, I'd be all over the kit for $80 (assuming it doesn't have glaring shape errors).

 

For those that want to keep an eye on the Volks USA ZM kit page:

http://www.volksusa.com/super-wing-series.html

 

D

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I'm thinking the low price is a direct result of the Tamiya kit being near perfect, hence negating the need for another P-51D kit in the next 20 years or so

....but if the ZM kit is as good as Tamiya's it makes sense to offer it for $80 and potentially shift a lot more units, rather than cancel the development of the kit because it wouldn't be able to stand up to the standard already set by Tamiya.

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This is the add in FSM

 

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It's interesting to note that ZM's Japanese price of 8190 Yen corresponds to US$106.42 -- rather than US$80 -- at today's exchange rate.

 

Charles Metz

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My thoughts exactly Charles! Same goes for the currency conversion for the Skyraider. Maybe the $80 USA price is for the P-51 weapon & drop tank accessory package you have to buy?? :crying:

 

Cheers

Brad

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Hi Ron,

 

It really doesn't matter, I have my Tamiya kit and I know it's going to be far superior to the ZM kit.

 

Cheers Mate

Brad

Edited by Brad-M

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I would appreciate if anybody could drop me a line as soon as there is a notification in this model mag or another one when this special offer will start. I like nude aircraft, hehe... :whistle:

 

Thomas

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I would appreciate if anybody could drop me a line as soon as there is a notification in this model mag or another one when this special offer will start. I like nude aircraft, hehe... :whistle:

 

Thomas

 

I'll sort you out Thomas ;)

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the "free shipping" should just about pay for those crooks at our beloved Post Office and their "handling charge"... could be a Telford trip in the offing :)

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The prices at Telford were, and their conversion to Dollars and Yen;

 

Shinden £60, $91, Y7,074

 

Ta 152H £75, $115, Y8,824

 

Skyraider £100, $153, Y11,790

 

Compare to ZM Japan prices;

 

Shinden Y8,190

 

Ta 152H Y9,975

 

Skyraider Y13,440

 

and ZM USA

 

Shinden $80

 

Ta 152H $95

 

Skyraider $141

 

So it will probably be cheaper to buy the Mustang from ZM USA... :ph34r:

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