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Sturmtiger
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 03:34 AM UTC
Matthew Quiroz reviews AFV Club's Sturmtiger.



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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 04:16 AM UTC
Nice Review Bill, I have this kit and it certainly is a very nice kit although the zimm will test my skills, cheers Bob.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 05:21 AM UTC
Matt did a good job reviewing the kit, and I had an easy time editing it.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 12:18 PM UTC
Judging from the pictures Bill this appears to be a steel wheeled version of the SturmTiger which I believe means it cannot represent the one in Poland as that was not a steel wheeled version, however I have been wrong before. The inclusion of the racks and Zimm is a nice touch, but unless you specifically want to build a 1/48th scale vehicle for the price I would go for one of the 1/35th scale kits which are a similar price.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 03:45 PM UTC
I'm getting a MSRP of about $28...actual cost less. Shipping included, just a tad over $20 to the U.S. from Lucky Model
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 12:33 AM UTC
Thank you James as that does make a big difference to the buy ability of this product.
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 04:49 AM UTC
That's always a dilemma on pricing: MSRP or "street" price? I generally use the latter.
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 06:50 AM UTC
No problem Bill but you can see my point.
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 08:03 AM UTC

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No problem Bill but you can see my point.


Darren, you made a couple of points, so I'm not sure which one you mean. Do you mean the kit is pricey for 1/48th? I presume quarter scalers aren't comparing apples and oranges that way, but perhaps some of you guys who like that scale can comment on whether the price would discourage you?
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 11:32 AM UTC
The price you quoted would mean 1/35th for me the price James quoted would make me consider it if looking for a kit to make in that scale.
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Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 03:24 PM UTC
We usually go with list price, Darren, and let the interested parties do their own shopping. When you posted that I did a double take myself, as the price seemed exceptionally high...so took a quick look at a couple of online stores, and found it's actually quite reasonable in the 'real' world
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Posted: Friday, August 28, 2009 - 03:12 AM UTC

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The price you quoted would mean 1/35th for me the price James quoted would make me consider it if looking for a kit to make in that scale.


Thanks, Darren, for that perspective. My older eyes and less-nimble fingers mean quarter-scale is just not my thing. Same with planes: 1/32nd or nothing. I built several 1/48th planes after coming back to the hobby, and enough's enough.