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#1 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:55 PM

$85 for resin engines to replace (improve on???) the perfectly good Tamiya Mosquito engines?

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#2 Tony T

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:12 PM


I like propellers that rotate so these "engine" kits do nothing for me.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:19 PM

You could always put them in a Revell Mosquito......
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:54 PM

Eduard is smoking the Hippi Lettuce.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:02 AM

It's over 150 resin parts, and I believe it's you that consistently says that only suckers pay list price. It's listed at $67 on Squadron

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:00 AM

Okay, so $67 for resin replacements for the perfectly good Tamiya engines?  They're still smoking something.  And nobody pays retail, but it's still ridiculous.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:15 AM

I had a look at the instructions and decided "too hard for me".

 

Also, I ain't paying that much for that.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 03:33 AM

My guess is that they are on auto-pilot. Their AM production is astounding.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:42 AM

Okay, so $67 for resin replacements for the perfectly good Tamiya engines?  They're still smoking something.  And nobody pays retail, but it's still ridiculous.

 

And if those suckers want to pay for something that they don't really need, in effect contributing to the profit of Eduard enabling money to be spent on R & D for stuff that we actually need then we shouldn't complain, should we! 


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 05:50 AM

I'll pass, thanks. 



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:35 AM

Got them for about Euro 40,- at a model show and they look better than the kit engines.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:21 AM

I finally got them for more or less 30 euros. They are the more detailed Merlins you can find. Are they required for the Tamiya kit: definitely no. Are they easy to build: no. However, I got them for my H&K kit. And if I finally decide to close the H&K nacelles, it is not a problem as I also have many Spitfires! However paying the full retail price to put them in the Japanese kit is indeed sheer craziness!
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:34 AM

This relates to an interesting modeling topic in general.

 

There are a lot of aftermarket suppliers these days who are first and foremost trying to stay in business.  In order to do that, they have to produce something and convince you to buy it.

 

Often, that has nothing to do whatsoever with actually improving the appearance of a kit.

 

Sometimes it does, a lot of the time it doesn't.

 

I am not speaking to this Eduard mosquito engine kit specifically. 



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:34 AM

What you've got to remember is that it's not necessarily the 'Sausage' but the 'sizzle'. I've bought a lot of items for potential projects ( not aircraft) because I know and sadly it is often that the vendor will cease trading (in the future) however excellent their product may be

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:50 AM

This relates to an interesting modeling topic in general.

 

There are a lot of aftermarket suppliers these days who are first and foremost trying to stay in business.  In order to do that, they have to produce something and convince you to buy it.

 

Often, that has nothing to do whatsoever with actually improving the appearance of a kit.

 

Sometimes it does, a lot of the time it doesn't.

 

I am not speaking to this Eduard mosquito engine kit specifically. 

 

I entirely agree with your premise, I just have to wonder at Eduard's execution.  Up until a few years ago, just about every kit I bought included the purchase of at least one Eduard set to go with it.  I thought they were excellent value, since they added much-needed detail at a reasonable price.

 

Now?  Not so much.  They're charging more for seatbelt etch than they used to charge for the whole cockpit, in some cases, and I haven't seen an increase in quality commensurate with the increase in price.  So now it's a real rarity for me to buy their stuff.  Again, this is just me.  I'm sure there are people out there who feel the Eduard stuff is great value, and more power to them.  But I've gone from buying a bunch of their stuff to buying very little, and generally only on the secondary market.


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