From what I can see the only difference between the K boxing and the E/F boxing is fret 'MB'- quite small lumps and bumps, surely quite scratchable. Granted, you get all in one box - decals etc..[at least for a pre-Kahu] but twice the going price of an E/F boxing? I've seen the kit in Stokers for I think $80 a while back, perhaps should have grabbed it then? Guess I will go with the Gekko decals and my E.
They come up a couple of times a year I'd say, so they are quite rare.
They come with white metal RWR antenna etc, and decals for SEA and EURO1 scheme.
They have the external details for a post Kahu aircraft, but they only come with the standard E/F boxing cockpit, so the IP is pre kahu and no HUD.
With Gecko Graphics decal sets pretty hard to come by, the Hasegawa A-4K boxing is probably the easiest way to make an NZ machine, but if you can get the Gecko Graphics decals, save yourself a whole lot of money and get an E/F boxing - it's the same plastic.
Yep, I'd be keen too, I've been using that Blue Stuff from Mighty Ape and Epoxy putty, pretty cheap and clean way of making one sided moulds with pretty good definition - would work well with one-sided 'lumps and bumps'
Can't see why you are so steamed up about the price of a kit on TM,after all the buyers drive the price in an auction not the seller,if these kits are now rare perhaps you should have bought a couple when they first came out.......anyhoo on a lighter note how different is an A-4E ip from a Kahu ip,is the Kahu ip similar to an A-4M,thanking you in advance,cheers NSM
Nth-Shore Modlr wrote: Can't see why you are so steamed up about the price of a kit on TM,after all the buyers drive the price in an auction not the seller,if these kits are now rare perhaps you should have bought a couple when they first came out.......anyhoo on a lighter note how different is an A-4E ip from a Kahu ip,is the Kahu ip similar to an A-4M,thanking you in advance,cheers NSM
I cannot see anyone getting steamed up on here about anything. Surely we are still allowed to enquire about the relative worth of a kit?? It is a model discussion forum after all? I cannot see anyone inferring that the seller is doing anything wrong getting decent money for a kit either. So I must be reading the posts quite differently. The Trademe seller has some very nice kits on there at pretty reasonable prices, I bought one of his Israeli Falcons last week, and would like the get the other one if possible.
Last 1/48 TSR I have seen went for $80 on Trademe, but that was a bit of a bargain. I wouldn't think, and hence my original reason for starting this thread, that the A-4K kit is as rare as a 1/48 TSR, as there is, beyond the vac Contrail kit, no other way of making up a 1/48 TSR. Whereas the 'A-4k' differences seem pretty minor from the A-4e/f .
wow that is some serious money for that boxing...Don Simms I take it? I guess if you are a collector of every boxing etc or a big A-4K fan... that is sometimes what you have to pay, but I'll be sticking to my E/F plus Gekko decals
He also looks [unfortunately] by the bidding history to have out-bid himself, from $151 to $215 I think?
azzaob wrote: He also looks [unfortunately] by the bidding history to have out-bid himself, from $151 to $215 I think?
I think TradeMe just display the leading bidder after each bid. ie someone else bid $214.85 - Don's autobid kicked in at $215.85 - and TradeMe only display Don's bid. It does mean that Don's autobid was greater than $215.85... I wonder how much greater.
Great result for the seller. And great for those of us with kit stashes that we're struggling to justify.
"I see Don made a good effort at this one too, but missed out."
yeah noticed that too, 100% understand why he especially would pay above the odds for that boxing, but wow 120 over the general price for an E/F boxing buys some very nice decals, and the exterior bits are pretty simple mods really. I don't think a Kahu upgrade version is possible out of the box in this boxing is it? from memory the Hase cockpit parts are standard E/F?