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REVIEW
LUCHS Part 1
CMOT
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:00 AM UTC
Darren Baker shares with us a quick in-box review of the PanzerKampfWagon II Ausf L ‘LUCHS’ (Sd Kfz 123) from the new company Classy Hobby in 1/16th scale. A build of this is well advanced and should be with us all soon.

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Thanks!
retiredyank
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 01:07 AM UTC
Looks like the pre-order will run about $90. This makes which new kit to buy one tough decision.
Saber7
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 05:33 AM UTC
This maybe the kit that lures me into the 1/16th area.... Nice review, thanks!
rover5700
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 05:42 AM UTC
I agree completely. It would be a awesome 1/16 tank to build.
johhar
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 05:46 AM UTC
I saw dragonusaonline had it for 134.99USD. If anyone finds it for ~$90 without killer shipping, please spread the word.
Thanks
SgtSnake
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 07:12 AM UTC
this one seems worth the cash; awaiting part deux!
retiredyank
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 06:55 PM UTC

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I saw dragonusaonline had it for 134.99USD. If anyone finds it for ~$90 without killer shipping, please spread the word.
Thanks



luckymodel.com
sincerehobby.com
etc. Just do a Google search.
johhar
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 11:04 PM UTC
I've never ordered a kit from overseas. I see shipping is in the $20 range at lucky, unless you want to get crazy. How's the service and all.
firstcircle
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 03:55 AM UTC
Talking of killer shipping (and just price generally) this is the only offer on UK eBay right now:



That's $154 + $64pp.
I'm sure things will settle down once it is available though... this is surely just to capture the over-excitable.
tatbaqui
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 04:19 AM UTC
Pre-order price from Hobby Easy is at US$90. If I get it through the importer the runs up to US$119. Will see how it goes once generally available.
PantherF
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 05:31 PM UTC
I build 1/16 armor kits at at $99 it DOES look very good. It's going to be about 5 inches shorter than a 1/16 Panther tank so a good idea of it's size.




Jeff