Thank You Tamiya

Jim62

Active Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2020
Messages
238
Probably a C-note
I hope not man that would be a bummer if they can't keep it a bit more affordable, I have refused to pay that much for a model kit but I know the temptation would be extremely hard for me to resist and I really don't want to break that seal and we all know what breaking the seal leads to. ;):)
 

Wolf Star

Man of mayhem
Joined
Dec 10, 2014
Messages
344
Seeing as how Tamiya's other 1/48 jets like the F-16 and the F-14 are around 70-90 dollars, that's probably an accurate guesstimate. Even some of the 1/1000 scale Star Trek stuff is 50 and up.
 

Jim62

Active Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2020
Messages
238
Seeing as how Tamiya's other 1/48 jets like the F-16 and the F-14 are around 70-90 dollars, that's probably an accurate guesstimate. Even some of the 1/1000 scale Star Trek stuff is 50 and up.
I've seen their expensive F-14's but If you are seeing their F-16 kits going for 70 to 90 try Hobbylinc they are just under 60 there. The F-14 kits are up over $100 there though so if the F4 is the same then I am sure I'll break that seal.
 

Wolf Star

Man of mayhem
Joined
Dec 10, 2014
Messages
344
It always pays to shop around. I try to support a few of my favorite retailers if their pricing isn't outrageous. Of course, Tamiya quality is sometimes worth it.
 

stevethefish

My name's actually not Steve
Joined
Jun 12, 2015
Messages
93
This is pretty cool news. It could be cheaper than the Zoukei Mura Phantom in 48th scale, but then again it may not, depending on how much extra features they want to add. I can imagine that a Tamiya kit might be more affordable for you guys because they likely have better distribution outside of Japan than Volks does.
 

the Baron

Ich bin ja, Herr, in Deiner Macht
Joined
May 12, 2009
Messages
1,344
It always pays to shop around. I try to support a few of my favorite retailers if their pricing isn't outrageous. Of course, Tamiya quality is sometimes worth it.
That's a good point. When Tamiya released its P-38 kit two years ago, it retailed here in the States for around sixty bucks, and that was just the kit, before you might have it shipped from an online vendor.
I bought mine through HLJ, who had it on sale, and with shipping, using the private warehouse feature and combining several items, it came out less than $60 for that kit.
And I bought DoraWings' P-43 kit through an eBay seller from the Ukraine, who offered the kit for $45 and free shipping. That, too, was less than retailers here were asking for the kit, before shipping.
Definitely look around and see if you can find a discount.
 

Jim62

Active Member
Joined
Oct 26, 2020
Messages
238
Lost my enthusiasm for aircraft at the moment so I'm gonna have to pass. Just can't spend that much cash on a stash filler that I can't say if I'll ever get around to it. Hobbylinc in Georgia lists it at 95.00 ouch.
 

Latest posts

Top