That's a SERIOUS amount of PE! That looks to be about $15 - $20 worth of PE, which leaves the plastic cost less than $20! Is Fujimi competing with Flyhawk? I think their plastic quality still falls short of Flyhawk's, but they're trying to compensate with lots of PE. Is design and production of a PE fret cheaper than machining detail into a steel mold for styrene?
I notice in one of the pics the model is mounted on pylons - are these included turned brass parts, or colored styrene?