I think what you mean to say is "this movie adaptation of a successful series of books aimed at young adults doesn't really appeal to me, but I hope lots of people go and see it, so Peter Jackson can make plenty of money to continue financing his aviation/model interests".....
Nope, I meant what I said. It looks like crap.
Harsh Dave...It might be crap but if all the mindless youths are enamoured by PJ's skills and it pays well, then I'm not gonna complain if he decides to spend it on more of the stuff I like. So in a round-about way, 'thank you' to the modern gen...
Post by johnnyfalcon on Oct 3, 2018 20:03:06 GMT 12
This 1/32 scale version will be nothing compared to the 10(?) 1/1 scale kitsets made for the movie. Dad went for a morning walk round the block to Hood aerodrome with the dog and was greeted by this (that wasn't there the day before)
It will undoubtedly be THE best Lanc kit on the planet and the CAD renderings and now the plastic look phenomenal.
The price will be eye-wateringly high though. I've heard it bandied about that this will most likely be around the $US500 mark price-wise, so perhaps don't let slip to the missus. And you'll also need to kick one of the kids out of his room to sleep on the sofa so you'll have somewhere to put it!
Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 17, 2018 18:35:22 GMT 12
Of course the other big announcement recently was the 1/32 Handley Page 0/400 they plan to release. Both these big bombers will be amazing. I don't do modelling these days but I always enjoy looking at other people's models, and both these will be epic.
Post by johnnyfalcon on Nov 18, 2018 9:10:22 GMT 12
Not a good analogy considering the market demand versus R&D costs. Much bigger pie.
This scale has a small market and this kit will sell at a prohibitively high retail price for many but the committed modeler with the space for it. The enormous expense in developing and manufacturing such a detailed and accurate piece makes me wonder about the commercial sense of this choice of subject when there is already another competing for the pie. That's all.