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Focke-Wulf Fw 190A8/R2
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 10:18 AM UTC


Well, it made it safely through the UK postal strike! Here's a look at Eduard's latest impressive addition to their range of 1/48 scale Fw 190s - the bomber destroyer 'A-8/R2 variant.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
calvin2000
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 10:46 AM UTC
where can I find one of these? or is it out.
thanks,
Kelly
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Posted: Saturday, October 13, 2007 - 08:05 PM UTC
Hi Kelly

It should be becoming generally available right now. Your LHS should be able to get it if they stock Eduard kits - if not, all the main on-line stores will have it.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, October 14, 2007 - 06:24 AM UTC
I was just curious as to which one of the online stores you prefer to use if any one. as I kinda prefer to do things that way because of my work and hours. Thanks Kelly
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 01:15 AM UTC

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I was just curious as to which one of the online stores you prefer to use if any one. as I kinda prefer to do things that way because of my work and hours. Thanks Kelly



Hi again Kelly

I'm sure everyone has their favourite online store and the list is huge. For me, it really depends what I'm buying. I'll start by saying that I've never had a bad experience with any of the online stores that I've used - so, depending on where works out best for you in terms of keeping postage rates down - Squadron, Great Models, Hannants, Roll Models etc. have all been excellent and it's worth shopping around to see who's got what at a good price. Where I am more specific is in buying kits originating in the Far East from HLJ and Eastern European and short-run kits from Modelimex - in both cases, these stores often have the items they specialise in cheaper and earlier than elsewhere.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 01:54 AM UTC
Looks good - just as all the previous Eduard FWs.

I will probably have to "invest" in one of these.

Thanks for the update.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2007 - 06:30 PM UTC
Slightly off topic, but I love the box art on these new kits (Me 110 included). Anyone know who does it??

Steve
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2007 - 05:53 AM UTC
You are right about the box art. It is fantastic. As Jesper said, I to will need to invest in one of these. I might even build one, some day, soon...
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Posted: Friday, October 19, 2007 - 02:15 PM UTC

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Slightly off topic, but I love the box art on these new kits (Me 110 included). Anyone know who does it??

Steve



I agree with this. In fact i've always thought what a good idea it would be for the intial production runs to be sold with a print of the box art as a bonus. Roden are another company whose box art is great.

Andrew
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Posted: Monday, October 22, 2007 - 08:08 AM UTC
That is a really good idea. Their box art is good and I wouldn't mind having an 8x10 of it. Most of it anyway. On one of their D.VII kits, enemy aircraft fill the sky, and the pilot looks like he is about to fall asleep. It is still good art though.