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cspg
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posted 10-25-2011 07:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by mode1charlie:
I second Jay's enthusiasm for early Soviet stuff.
A Soyuz rocket has been announced. My guess is that Dragon will focus first on their 1:400 collection. The Redstone was probably way too small to be produced at 1:400.

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posted 10-25-2011 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 1/72 scale Dragon Saturn V is expected to be available in Europe in December/January with an anticpated retail price of around 197 Euro plus P&P.

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That's a good price. Would that be the kit form or the complete and painted model though.

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posted 10-25-2011 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Complete and painted model. Dragon has yet to announce if they will release the same model in kit form.

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posted 10-25-2011 02:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dog320     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Any bets on a 1/72 shuttle from Dragon?

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Can't wait to see this.

Shuttle would be fantastic in 1/72, and if they get the detail somewhere close to Bandai then even better.

I'd say a shuttle would be imminent as they seem to be addressing quite a few models of late and considering that its just been taken out of service? I would think yes.

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posted 10-25-2011 03:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
During a routine conversation with my wife about the weekly shop, some plants for the garden and a trip to see our daughters in Sheffield I slipped in unnoticed my intention to buy a 5 foot tall Saturn V and she did not bat an eye lid..; sorted!

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Where can I marry your wife?

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posted 10-25-2011 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Rick Mulheirn:
The 1/72 scale Dragon Saturn V is expected to be available in Europe in December/January with an anticpated retail price of around 197 Euro plus P&P.

I already have more Saturn Vs in more scales than I know what to do with, but if Dragon can bring their finished 1:72 to market even close to that price in the US, it will be hard to pass up...

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posted 10-26-2011 01:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Rick Mulheirn:
The 1/72 scale Dragon Saturn V is expected to be available in Europe in December/January with an anticpated retail price of around 197 Euro plus P&P.
A poster on a French model kits building forum mentions the model at US$225 with a December release date.

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posted 10-26-2011 07:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Peter Kemp   Click Here to Email Peter Kemp     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Aviation Retail Direct here in the UK have now got this model listed on pre-order for £214.94 which includes 20% VAT (ouch!) but not shipping.

December 2011 expected delivery.

Can't resist - I'm just about to place my order!

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posted 10-26-2011 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dragon Models USA also announces a December release date.

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posted 10-26-2011 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alexbaja   Click Here to Email alexbaja     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
These prices are very tempting but and it is a big BUT, do I have any place to fit it in my house?

My wife will tell me it will be either your 5' plastic toy or me a 5'11 in the house.

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posted 10-26-2011 12:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garyd2831   Click Here to Email garyd2831     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe they will offer a Skylab option for in the future. Any thoughts to that? Would anyone be interested?

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posted 10-26-2011 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$219.99 from the Flying Mule (and $53 for postage to Switzerland...).

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posted 10-26-2011 02:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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$219.99 from the Flying Mule

Done, and...done. I'll worry about where to put the thing when it gets here.

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posted 10-26-2011 02:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto.

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My wife will tell me it will be either your 5' plastic toy or me a 5'11 in the house.
GoesTo11 and cspg you wouldn't mind exchanging my 5'11 with your new 5' toy, but then don't tell me that it is expensive to run.

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posted 10-26-2011 06:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Oldbru     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also ordered. This will fit perfect in a Ikea brand "Detolf" display case.

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posted 10-26-2011 06:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ordered mine

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$219?! Wow. Color me shocked!

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I am surprised at the price as well considering the 4D 1/100 went for more than that most places. I ordered one from Flying Mule with reservations. Hopefully the detail will be good enough that it doesn't detract. As soon as anyone sees anything about the actual production quality please post this.

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Now seriously, I think it is a very good buy, I would like to see more detailed photos.

If they manage to get the details right, I will definitely consider buying one, so I will have to wait and see.

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posted 10-27-2011 03:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for apolloprojeckt   Click Here to Email apolloprojeckt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I hope that they will come also with a Saturn 1B version and Soyuz rocket.

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Ordered mine, not sure how I'll be able to display it, figure that out later.

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These guys in Germany are offering the Saturn V 1/72nd scale for 185 Euro as a pre-order price.

I have been told that if I can get five customers to place an order with them then there will be a further 5 Euro discount on each order.

The site may be in German but they answer their mail in English.

If any member places an order with them just give them my name and let me know also. I will follow up with them.

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What does that work out at when you've added shipping, import duty and finally 20% tax? What is the final cost? Thanks.

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Done, and...done.

Mega done.

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Another UK member has been quoted 13.90 Euro for shipping. There are no further costs; no import duty. Since it is being shipped from within the EU UK buyers do not have to pay import duty. Unless something changes the model shipped to the UK should cost 198.85 Euro if pre ordered... and possibly 5 Euro cheaper if enough EU/Cs members pre order.

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Shipping a box that size from Germany to the UK for £12. That's a great price, it truly is.

It would cost more to ship it from the UK to the UK, LOL.

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posted 10-30-2011 09:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There's an offer at 179.95 euros (or 151.22 euros without taxes- don't ask me what taxes!) from aviationmegastore.com.

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Taking shipping into account the Dutch price is just a bit sharper than the German offer.

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The Flying Mule website now lists this model as a January 2012 release. Kinda surprised... Dragon's announced release dates have been erratic to say the least, but I'd have thought they'd get this model into shops in time for Christmas.

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I regret not buying one of the Bandai models and I don't want to pay up for a large vintage Saturn V, so this should do the trick. Just ordered mine. Hope the quality is good.

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Dragon's announced release dates have been erratic to say the least...
The Ariane 5 took six months from being "newly arrived" to reaching retailers... Other models only two.

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Here is a quick review that I found of Dragon's 1/72 Saturn V, with photos.

I would have gladly spent more money for a more accurately detailed Saturn V.

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After reviewing the above link I would have gladly spent more money for a more accurately detailed Saturn V.
I'm with you on that. So do I cancel my pre-order and wait for the kit?

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So do I cancel my pre-order and wait for the kit?
What makes you think one will ever be released? With Dragon we simply don't know. Unfortunately.

And I fail to see why the reviewer wanted a LM with the model. It's not a see through-model anyway.

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What makes you think one will ever be released? With Dragon we simply don't know. Unfortunalety.
Er, good point.

As for the LM, I guess some people would have liked some kind of horizontal display with the stages/ CSM/ BPC separate and a removed SLA panel. Not possible with this.

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Disappointing. I'll pass on this.


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