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Old Jul 08, 2010, 02:26 AM
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Trumpeter #03701 1/200 Arizona

Well folks, looks like Trumpy's 1/200 Arizona isn't just a rumor after all.

http://www.trumpeter-china.com/war51...ge.asp?id=892#

With 1,048 pieces on 34 sprue plus photo etch, brass barrels, chain, shafts & props it should offer more detail than anything Lindberg could every hope to release & still make a nice size for RC conversion.

Here's the original thread in case you guys forgot when we started talking about this kit.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=737597
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Old Jul 08, 2010, 03:41 AM
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Im going to restate what I did on the original thread, what do you think it will retail for?
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Old Jul 08, 2010, 03:47 AM
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No idea... I'd say start saving your pennies.
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Old Jul 08, 2010, 03:10 PM
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I'd want the computer files... that would look great in a naval wargame.

I wish I could afford the model. It would be great to RC and be incredible to build to a scale detail that is far beyond my skills.

It will be LARGE.
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Old Jul 08, 2010, 08:27 PM
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Well, as mentioned at Steel Navy, "now Lindberg can take their ball home", no one will care! At least Trumpeter more likely has the funds to pull it off.

But with 1:350 plastic models over $100, I can imagine the cost of this 1:200 beast. Just like displacement, cost (materials, tooling, packaging, shipping) go with the cube of the size... twice as long is 8x as expensive.
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 11:39 AM
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Trumpeter just announced "approx" Nov 2010 availability, MSRP = $290... not cheap, but certainly on par with many other high end (and I hope it is) large kits.
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 11:47 AM
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Hmmm, their announcement says "one time production run". Maybe certain R/C model boat suppliers will order a stock of these things!
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 01:15 PM
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Hmmm, their announcement says "one time production run".
Hummmm, produced from tooling that they don't expect will last or creating a 'market stir' ?
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Old Jul 14, 2010, 09:00 PM
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 01:19 AM
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How do they make their money back with a one time limited run????? If $290 is correct, I think its reasonable.
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 10:46 PM
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Agreed. That is a very good price for the kit & I plan to buy one for the stash.
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 11:30 PM
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36.5"length and just under 6" beam, should be fairly R/Cable without too much nail biting. On the CAD drawing, does the bulges seem a little exagerated to anyone else?

Just checked out some other sources, the bulges are correct, I didnt realized they where so pronounced.
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Old Jul 15, 2010, 11:52 PM
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It'll give my 1/200 Yamato something to play with.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 04:34 AM
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The Kongo or Nagato would be an even better choice but then again I don't have $1795 laying around to blow on a kit.
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Old Jul 16, 2010, 11:17 AM
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Pre-order opportunity, $90 less than the MSRP:

http://www.freetimehobbies.com/TRP3701.aspx

I'm sure there will be other places too.
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