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1/96 THRESHER/PERMIT kit in pre-production

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  • #16
    Scared off? I do not think that, it is more like how long would it take to raise the cash on it!
    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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    • #17
      look forward to this kit
      US Submarine Force: Making the Navy worthwhile since 1900

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      • #18
        Seems an on marketing price form me. Reasonable forma what you're gonna get forma it. A different matter is to collect all that money.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post
          Your very kind, Bart (STOP THAT!)

          David
          It's that time of year again……family gatherings, diner parties, etc……I promised “she who must be obeyed” to behave, ……..to give compliments…….not to make any sarcastic or cynical observations,……. to keep my opinions to myself, ……all that on ANY subject that comes up…….just go with the flow…...so give me some slack here…….I have no fingernails left and my tongue looks like a raw steak….but I’m doing good she say’s

          grtz,
          Bart




          Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
          "Samuel Smiles"
          http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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          • #20
            Originally posted by bwi 971 View Post

            It's that time of year again……family gatherings, diner parties, etc……I promised “she who must be obeyed” to behave, ……..to give compliments…….not to make any sarcastic or cynical observations,……. to keep my opinions to myself, ……all that on ANY subject that comes up…….just go with the flow…...so give me some slack here…….I have no fingernails left and my tongue looks like a raw steak….but I’m doing good she say’s

            grtz,
            Bart



            She's killing you. You realize that, right?

            David
            "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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            • #21
              It's called married life, isn't it?
              DIVE IN! Go on, go on, go on, go on, GO ON! http://www.diveintomodelsubmarines.co.uk

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              • #22
                Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

                She's killing you. You realize that, right?

                David
                Originally posted by Subculture View Post
                It's called married life, isn't it?
                LOL……….referring to the above please allow me to answer those questions in January.
                grtz,
                Bart


                Practical wisdom is only to be learned in the school of experience.
                "Samuel Smiles"
                http://scale-submarine.com/index.html

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                • #23
                  Oh, ****! Ellie was looking over my shoulder as I opened up this thread.

                  She mentioned something about me straightening up ... "or they'll never find your body!"

                  Filipinos! Slow to anger, impossible to put out once ablaze.

                  We now resume normal programming.

                  David
                  "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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                  • #24
                    Tina and Sam will give me the Lost in Space phrase "Warning, Will Robinson" if I start heading to dangerous areas
                    If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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                    • #25
                      Regarding the price suggested by Dave. Whatever the price of this kit will be or any kit for that mater, it generally reflects what is invested in marketing a model product.


                      As an example; It would not take as much time to make a hull and sail master with no fine scribed detail. {To use hard shell molds that do not capture the fine detail that rubber can (molding rubber at $200 a gallon) the time to master all the fine detail parts and work out all the linkages to make a proper kit and all the molds to make them.}


                      All that time and materials comes at a cost. In my experience, (my first ship model many years ago was a “BaD Ship Models” Kit). It may have been a cheaper kit but the time and frustrations of dealing with a low quality kit are costly also. Just not in dollars up front.


                      I would rather spend more money up front for a well designed and detailed kit, but that is me. As in life, all things are not for all people. I would say that this soon to be kit as it were is for those that feel the same.


                      I would wager that well designed kits like this one are far more likely to be finished and running in the water than a builder becoming frustrated and it never gets completed.

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                      • #26
                        Honestly, I do not believe any justification is needed. If someone does not know what goes into making it, then ads or promotion, pictures, and description can do that, but anyone who does not know that there are costs involved (as well as a return on investment) maybe will be in a shock no matter what the price is. Quality adds to the cost. The Mona Lisa if we just broke down costs, it is maybe $100in material to make. If I painted a Mona Lisa, it would be a face, but I guarantee it would not capture the details and subtle colors that Leonardo would. The value of the two would be drastically different.

                        Simply put, you set a price you are comfortable with and let those that want it save up their pennies.
                        If you can cut, drill, saw, hit things and swear a lot, you're well on the way to building a working model sub.

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