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3 years 4 months ago #1 by azzaob
Hasegawa 1/48 RNZAF A-4 Skyhawk kits was created by azzaob
Is the Hase 1/48 A-4K kit that rare to command $100 plus?
www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1260376121

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3 years 4 months ago #2 by Xtr3meNZer
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Well, I know I wouldn't pay that much... I know it is sought after, I mean, I'd LOVE to have one to make... but at that price, I wont be buying that one.

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3 years 4 months ago #3 by azzaob
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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.

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3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #4 by Phil
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I should list mine if it's going for that much!

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.
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3 years 4 months ago #5 by Gary
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For $45 and a bit of Milliput you can have mine www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1259353557 lol



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3 years 4 months ago #6 by Xtr3meNZer
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Gary wrote: For $45 and a bit of Milliput you can have mine www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1259353557 lol


Damn you Gary... I'll be checking with the wife if it's ok hahahaha. Willing to pay the $45, and off TM if you want... but will check with the wife first lol

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3 years 4 months ago #7 by Fritz
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I've been tempted to make some resin casts of those lumps and bumps in the Hasegawa box. Dunno how well the would come out.

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3 years 4 months ago #8 by azzaob
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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' :)

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3 years 4 months ago #9 by wildcat42
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Gekko graphics still sell the 48th scale decals according to his website:

studiogekko.blogspot.co.nz/p/gekko-graphics-decals.html
http://studiogekko.blogspot.co.nz/p/gekko-graphics-decals.html

And Richard has recently posted a pic of A-4k+ skyhawk, so presumably decals are still for sale?

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3 years 4 months ago #10 by Flying_Kiwi
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i went a bit mad with the A4-K gekko decals and bought several in 1:32 (i intend to use them all)

I've always wanted to copy them and run some more off, if anybody wants to help let me know.

I also have that boxing (didn't buy it for anything NEAR that) and its differences are minor.... plus i don't think the decals are as good as Gekko

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3 years 4 months ago #11 by azzaob
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I just got an email confirmation from Richard re. some Gekko A-4 decals ordered earlier in the week, so he is still in business :)

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3 years 4 months ago #12 by Nth-Shore Modlr
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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

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3 years 4 months ago #13 by Phil
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The most obvious feature of a post kahu IP are the two MFDs.

www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/images/main/01_ohakea/01OHKC04.JPG

The other (and most visible) difference is the HUD and UFC.

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3 years 4 months ago #14 by azzaob
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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.

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3 years 4 months ago #15 by Nth-Shore Modlr
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No denying that but the fact remains the market still dictates the worth of whatever is for sale eg what would a 1/48 TSR-2 from Airfix fetch?
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3 years 4 months ago #16 by azzaob
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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 .

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3 years 4 months ago #17 by Phil
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I know Don is a bit of a A-4K fan, but $215 is a ridiculous price to pay for that kit.

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3 years 4 months ago #18 by azzaob
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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?

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3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #19 by Powder
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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. :ohmy:

Great result for the seller. And great for those of us with kit stashes that we're struggling to justify. :)
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3 years 4 months ago - 3 years 4 months ago #20 by azzaob
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Indeed, no doubt a few other A-4K kits might appear out of the stashes now if that is the market value for them ;)

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1 year 1 month ago #21 by azzaob
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Another Hasegawa 1/48 A-4K boxing going for silly money on TradeMe???
www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=2149506808
There clearly is a gap in the market for an off-the-shelf decal/resin bits package if this is indeed the market value?
Wow

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1 year 1 month ago #22 by Fritz
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Crikey!! Would never have imagined seeing a Skyhawk kit going for that sort of money. Crazy!
Maybe I should sell one of mine.....

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1 year 1 month ago #23 by Phil
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I see Don made a good effort at this one too, but missed out.

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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #24 by azzaob
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"Crikey!! Would never have imagined seeing a Skyhawk kit going for that sort of money. Crazy!
Maybe I should sell one of mine....."
If it 's the K boxing, you should mate...big $$$

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1 year 1 month ago - 1 year 1 month ago #25 by azzaob
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"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?

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1 year 1 month ago #26 by Fritz
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azzaob wrote: "Crikey!! Would never have imagined seeing a Skyhawk kit going for that sort of money. Crazy!
Maybe I should sell one of mine....."
If it 's the K boxing, you should mate...big $$$


Yea I have 2 of them. So if I sold both for that amount I'd be winning.

The external bits for a kahu are in the box, but would definitely need to modify the cockpit. Just wish the kiwi resin set was still around.

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1 year 1 month ago #27 by azzaob
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well at least two modellers are very happy tonight: the seller, and I guess the buyer.....

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1 year 1 month ago #28 by KitModellerNZ
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Nek minute Hasegawa re-releases the kit :silly:

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1 year 1 month ago #29 by Fritz
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KitModellerNZ wrote: Nek minute Hasegawa re-releases the kit :silly:


Wouldn't that be a kick in the guts!

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