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Am I mad part 2

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dublove, 6 Mar 2006.

  1. Dublove

    Wise Guy

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    Well seeing the other scale models thread I thought i'd update my post from a coulpe of weeks ago.

    Finally it arrived all the way from www.hlj.com (Japan) in a rather large box. By large I mean its a meter long. Customs decided it would be fun to sting me for 24 quid and then parcelforce chipped in for £13.50 for the responsibility of passing it on. Nice... :/

    Anyway;

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    It's a bit of a beast, but not so daunting as these Japanese manufacturers really have got the engineering tiptop. Where to start is my question, I suppose translating the instructions lol.
     
  2. KaHn

    Capodecina

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    Location: South Shields

    I bet your missing a piece.

    KaHn
     
  3. iv-tecman

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    Wow, I thought about getting one of these, I watched the video on www.hlj.com and thought - I must put credit card away....!!

    I had a warship sent from hlj.com and managed to skip the custom charge, and then got caught for two 1/24 scale car kits.. It's a little hit and miss sometimes with customs..

    Have fun building this... I've heard it's a stunning kit, and seeing this has now made me want it even more..
     
  4. DJammyRasta

    Mobster

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    a very nice piece of hardware... in a few months i look forward to seeing the finished product ;)
     
  5. ethan

    Soldato

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    You want Yoda.The force is strong in that kit: He will give you a hand :D
     
  6. iv-tecman

    Sgarrista

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    :D

    there is no try, only do.

    Gotta love Star Wars. If I didn't have so many kits to build, I'd have brought one.
     
  7. Sic

    Capodecina

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    MAZING!!! i want one. no you're not mad. your a legend mate (sic)
     
  8. Grrrrr

    Soldato

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    So how much in all did that cost you?
     
  9. Nikias

    Mobster

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    That's awesome! Pics when done please. :D

    Anyone that calls you mad can have their arms pulled off by an angry Wookie, imo.
     
  10. qwerty

    Wise Guy

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    Around £150 according to the website +customs and P&P?
     
  11. Grrrrr

    Soldato

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    Wow, no offense but i can think of much better ways to spend that kind of money!!
     
  12. Sic

    Capodecina

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    luckily for you, you didnt make the mistake of buying it then
     
  13. PureAppleJuice

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    That's awesome :D Post pictures when you're done, i'm guessing you'll be painting it too?
     
  14. Grrrrr

    Soldato

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    It's hardly 'luck', i just didn't go to that site and didn't buy it. No bad fortune involved at all :confused:
     
  15. iv-tecman

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    Well it's a hobby, some wouldn't think twice about spending £300 + on a video card. Some spend thousands upgrading cars. Some spend a small fortune on video consoles, games etc...

    It's all about what you like. He likes Star Wars, so £150 to him is perhaps a small price to pay. I think it was worth the money. It'll take many hours of fun (frustration) to build... Hope to see completed pictures.
     
  16. Stringy

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    Looks like a daunting model, ever considered you may have too much time on your hands? :D
    The grammar police called, they said your apostrophe and your 'e' got held up at customs, you'll have to pay a charge of 24 quid :p
     
  17. xander_uk2

    Hitman

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    I also hope to see some photos upon completion

    Having built and painted most of the Start Wars single pilot fighters, and Start Trek Starship kit's, i have to say that looks AWESOME....

    Good luck with the build!

    P.S - worth every penny
     
  18. Ricochet J

    Capodecina

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    OMG I am so jealous and I hate you!

    You heard me right! I am a hardcore diehard fan and next thing you see scum like you go out splash the cash and buy things like the Mellennium Falcon! :mad:


    Is it fun? :p I'll prob buy the Mon Calimari Space Cruiser if they do it. :D Kidding about the scum part :p
     
  19. RandomTom

    Sgarrista

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    rofl! I think sic's comment was a bit in jest when saying that :p :p
     
  20. Ren.182

    Hitman

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    You gotta post pics of it when it's done... And maybe take some during making it and make a "making of" post :p

    Looks great though.