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Fujimi 1/700 USS Constellation
BlueBear
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Idaho, United States
Joined: August 26, 2002
KitMaker: 414 posts
Armorama: 148 posts
Posted: Tuesday, August 27, 2002 - 03:08 PM UTC
Has anyone taken a look at the new Fujimi 1/700 Constellation/ Kittyhawk? I've seen it listed in the $70---$80 range, but my local hobby shops say that they can't get it in---not imported into the US. I have the Italaeri 1/720 Constellation, and its going to be a lot of work just to get it right for Viet Nam---something of a disappointment..
I was aboard her for a run into Saddam's Kitty-box in 1994-95, and I'ld like to know what impression you all have. Is the new Fujimi worth the money?
m60a3
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Georgia, United States
Joined: March 08, 2002
KitMaker: 778 posts
Armorama: 396 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 - 09:07 AM UTC
The kit may be resin...I don't know.
I'd be hesitant to pay that much for a 1/700...for a Fujimi, it would have to be a beauty. As my Dad says:
"Fujimi must be Japanese for nice airplanes, crappy ships!"
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United States
Joined: October 24, 2002
KitMaker: 191 posts
Armorama: 41 posts
Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2002 - 08:15 AM UTC
It is definately not woth $70 to $80. I got mine from Hobby Link Japan for $44. I am still thinking that I paid too much for it. It would be better to get an Italeri version, modify it, and add Skywave or Fujimi aircraft.