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Old 07-30-2020, 12:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone have any idea why the new Miss Molly Sundowner from Caliber Wings is priced at $199 vs the typical $149.95? Just curious why its $50 more.
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Old 07-30-2020, 12:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is from the description on the Flying Mule. Sounds like it is a special edition with some extra features.

Calibre Wings have designed their tooling to include many features that are important to F-14 fans, including a couple that aren't currently offered by the competition:

Martin Baker GRU-7 ejection seats (for A/B version)
Realistic pilot & RIO figures
Canopy in open or closed position
Working glove vanes
Positional airbrakes
Movable sweep wings & horizontal stablizers
Interchangeable engine nozzles in open or closed positions
Landing gears extended or stored
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Wheel chocks
Rubber tires
Pay load ordnance (based on operational readiness)
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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or maybe because it was supposed to be a china exclusive
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If CalW could do like Hachette series did long ago F-14 (and F-4) ..... for $200-300 at a 1/72 scale (instead of 1/32 as shown) and in diecast and already built.... I’m ALL in.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ8VjBH8SMg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oW0SkghBzU4

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=...e_continue=208


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Old 07-30-2020, 10:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If CalW could do like Hachette series did long ago F-14 (and F-4) ..... for $200-300 at a 1/72 scale (instead of 1/32 as shown) and in diecast and already built.... I’m ALL in.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ8VjBH8SMg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oW0SkghBzU4

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=...e_continue=208


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found one of those tomcats on ebay for over $3000
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found one of those tomcats on ebay for over $3000
It was a huge subscription.... can’t remember if an issue a week or a month...

Don’t know the cost of the issues.

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Is that Hachette release that progressive release where buyers would get a few pieces at a time to build the model, which resulted in a ridiculously detailed build in the end? I remember seeing that some years ago and thinking just how much money and dedication that would take, on top of the steady hand to properly build it out.
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Is that Hachette release that progressive release where buyers would get a few pieces at a time to build the model, which resulted in a ridiculously detailed build in the end? I remember seeing that some years ago and thinking just how much money and dedication that would take, on top of the steady hand to properly build it out.
Yep ....... it’s Hachette ...... I can’t read French, but it looks to me you CAN still buy this plane in its magazined separate pieces.

A person definitely requires some skill.

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