1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

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1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by rohirrimknight » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:15 am

Waiting this kit but already pass May until June and no final release info update coming out. If any of us know, please share. Thanks.

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by cjg476 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:38 am

I too was wondering.
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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by plasticgeneral » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:20 am

I excitedly posted about the 1:32, B-17 Mitchell & the 1:35 TYPE XXIII U-BOAT!
I'm still waiting, like a guy who's been stood up by a Playboy Playmate.
Now, I'm Pissed off, Bummed Out and paranoid its not going to come to fruition!
But it will.

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by plasticgeneral » Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:18 pm

The B-17's arrive in North America in the second week of JULY!!!
They will sell for just a little under $300.
CONFIRMED!!!

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by USCGMK2 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:16 pm

Hobby Link Japan have them for a July release for $275. Had some pictures up too.

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by toyktdlgh » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:43 am

Do we have any US based vendors planning on carrying it other than BCAT?

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by rohirrimknight » Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:20 am

is it still released this month?

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by plasticgeneral » Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:31 pm

Thousands of 1:32 B-17's are about week or two away from swarming our hobby shops.
Sit tight, the dye has been cast.
Now just give us our 1:32 bomber crews and ground crews!

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by normandy » Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:55 am

Bad Cat says July for the 1:32 B-17 and most times there are delays.
So maybe this month. :)

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by normandy » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:02 am

I figured out how to get it home, but how the hell do I get it upstairs?? :P

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:17 am

A few are popping up on ebay now at $299 plus hefty shipping.

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by plasticgeneral » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:02 pm

Mine is arriving at my local hobby shop any day now! Here in Toronto!
I will be the first kid on my block to own a B-17!!

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by Mad Sam » Wed Aug 07, 2013 3:12 am

They are in my local store now- £230 so about $370

It's a huge box and the model is big - approx 3 foot wingspan and over 2 feet of fuselage.

I can't work out how best to display it though, it would be a shame to hide all the detail in the fuselage, but is it an option to cut sections out of such an expensive kit or are there other ways to show it off...?

Also I'll probably only ever build one, so the choice of which aircraft to model is a hard one, as other than a preserved aircraft, the version in the kit could really only be a natural metal scheme because it's got staggered waist windows and a Cheyenne tail turret.
I don't want to do 'Lace' but possibly one of the other aircraft in her group or a 94th BG scheme...help!!!

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by tmanthegreat » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:49 pm

My local Hobbytown USA store in Fresno, CA, USA had the HK Models B-17G model in stock. Saw the kit out on the shelf today when I went to the store on my lunch break. Price was $278 (or was it $178?) Either way, its a very tempting model, but I have to pass on it for the time being. Just don't really have the time to start that in-depth of a project!

BTW, same store also had both variants of the HK Models B-25s.
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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:03 pm

I'm sure it was $278, but if you swing back by and it IS $178 let me know and I'll send you some money to ship one to me.

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by plasticgeneral » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:58 pm

In answer to MAD SAM'S question, just don't glue down the large upper humps or canopy's.
Just lift them off and you'll have access to the interior.
It works.

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by plasticgeneral » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:36 pm

FINALLY, I GOT MINE TODAY!!!

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by rohirrimknight » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:04 am

My 1/32 HK Model B-17G is on it's way to me. Appreciate if any review had been done on this kit and share for information. This will one of the big size model in my house and also the model that I will use many months to finish it. I will also leave the top section open for access to the interior.

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by plasticgeneral » Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:21 am

It's BIG!!!!
Months you say??!!
Only if you are one of those modeling obsessives!
I'd say about 8 of 10 sessions of 3 or 4 hours each.
Spray paint and a little dry-brushing, have fun with it and leave the upper canopy unglued so that you can access the cockpit and fuselage for the placement of pilot figures from FOV or 21st Cent.

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by normandy » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:58 pm

I was at a local hobby shop today and saw the 1:32 B-25, its price was $199.99.....so the B-17 should be around $300.00. I'll check next week.

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Fri Sep 06, 2013 9:57 pm

It is about $300 even on ebay, plus a hefty shipping charge from most of the Chinese vendors. I saw one for sale at $250, but the postage brought it back to $300 anyway.

I'm having everyone in my family chip into a fund to get me one for Christmas. No one ever knows what to get me anyway, so I'm going to make it easy for them.

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by plasticgeneral » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:16 pm

GUYS?! Go to your LOCAL hobby store and just order one.
Any self respecting hobby store should have them stocked.

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:03 am

The closest thing I have to a local shop is Hobby Lobby and they carry a limited model assortment. I pretty much have to order everything including supplies.

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by plasticgeneral » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:52 am

I officially started building my B-17 today!
I've had it for about 3 weeks, but tonight was the night!
SUPER EASY BUILD!! 4 hours = 25% done!
Don't be intimidated by this one, everything is easy to read and fits together perfectly.
Remember NOT to glue your upper canopy down so that you can have permanent access
to the fuselage and cock-pit for your pilots.
Pure fun!

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Re: 1/32 Hong Kong Model B-17G (Any update on release date)

Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:57 am

What are you using for pilots?

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