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Offline Jim52

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Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« on: April 23, 2012, 11:01:59 PM »
Does anyone happen to know if this kit is still available? I thought
I saw it listed in a Hobby Shop in Austrailia but, for the Life of me,
can't seem to find it again.

Jim

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2012, 11:16:30 PM »
  Jim,
Good question my friend. Sadly I believe the is OOP. But they do show up on e-bay on at times. E-bay might beyour best shot at finding one.Failing that try some of the old kit dealer around the web. Good luck and I hope you'll find one soon.
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2012, 11:36:42 PM »
Thanks, Gregory. I'll keep looking. However, I do have a box
with some Vacs in a closet that I've not checked yet. The copy
that I had at one point might be there along with a bunch of
1/48 scale stuff that I do need to dig out and put up for sale.

Jim

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2012, 02:29:14 AM »
Is this the kit you were looking for? 

http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/FN301

Not sure about delivery overseas, and the listing doesn't have a pic.

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2012, 03:30:57 AM »
  Ian,
Great find my friend.I wonder if it's old stock or if the kit is still in production. It's not a bad kit either especially with some aftermarket goodies added to the mix.
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2012, 08:14:05 AM »
Ian,
     Yes, that would be it. A bit pricier than it used to be but, still a bargain. At
least you're not shelling out close to a $100 for a Battleaxe or Avis kit and
then having to rebuild it from the ground up. You know what you're in for from
the start. Add in some Aftermarket goodies and you're still ahead of the game.
I wonder if Falcon still has the molds for this?

Jim

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2012, 09:59:26 AM »
now i must say the battle axe kit is " le garbage" but i have the avis kit and it is on the level with a roden 1/32 offering. in ways better. in other words the avis kit does have the triangular plywood inside the cockpit and the machine guns(even though they are roden masters) dont have the characteristic sink mark on them. also they include a mylar sheet with gauges.

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2012, 10:20:27 AM »
The listed price of 17.35 pound, is that about what you would pay for a 1:32 scale vacform kit?

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2012, 11:28:02 AM »
I just bought two of the kits from a shop in Wellington, NZ and, including airmail shipping,
cost 49.53 NZD. About 40 USD. It worked out to about 16 USD per kit. The link for the shop:

                  www.modelcraftsandhobbies.co.nz

Hope this helps someone.

Jim

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2012, 11:49:50 AM »
   Jim,
Glad you found the kits my friend. I look forward to seeing what you'll do with these kits. They do build up into excellent models . Now you can start searching out the elusive Tom's Modelwork 1/32 scale Sopwith Tripe
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2012, 12:04:26 PM »
That and the round body conversion for the N17. :)

Jim

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2012, 04:56:13 PM »
I just bought two of the kits from a shop in Wellington, NZ and, including airmail shipping,
cost 49.53 NZD. About 40 USD. It worked out to about 16 USD per kit. The link for the shop:

                  www.modelcraftsandhobbies.co.nz

Hope this helps someone.

Jim

Thats my local model shop. They carry a good range of Falcon stuff because Falcon is a long established Wellington-based manufacturer. One of the owners, Mike Regan, is a member of our local IPMS club. They are very happy to send stuff just about anywhere overseas.
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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2012, 10:50:52 PM »
James,
          You're right. I got an e-mail a couple of hours after I ordered saying that they
had already shipped the kits. Now it's up to the Postal Services...Merry Christmas!   ::)
I did spend some time browsing their shop; You're lucky to have them so close by.

Jim

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 09:29:49 AM »
what other vac kits does falcon make. ive heard the 1/32 ev mentioned a few diff times. i am kinda liking the vacs lately, maybe i will become another gregory jouette someday.

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Re: Falcon 1/32 Fok. E5/DVIII
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2012, 10:23:54 AM »
   Scott,
Uh would that make you a "Mini Me" ? LOL. As best as I can remember they offered at one several different vacuform kit from the WW II era and also a few conversion kits. Although I'm by no means certain I believe they may have had a B.E 2 or 12. I do remember a good friend of mine from Shreveport IPMS club that build that built up vac B.E something or other.As I remember the basic kit was pretty good but the finished project was absolutely fantastic with all the added details included.
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