Summer Fun and Falcon Kits?

Discussion in 'General Modeling' started by SGluedMyFingers, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. SGluedMyFingers

    SGluedMyFingers Well-Known Member

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    I noted that Jack Smith updated his site as of June 9th and states that he will be taking orders for Falcon Kits during the summer.

    http://www.falconkits.com/

    I sent him an email and am awaiting a reply.

    Anyone confirmed an order or received an order? I've got my fingers crossed.
     
  2. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    With the Fine Molds kit coming out I would say that his product is obsolete. He should have got his product out over the last year.
     
  3. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nothing against Jack here, but * talk about missing the boat. There was a HUGE market for these and no fulfillment. I know he has a real job in the real world, but he missed a ton of sales on these and come March 06, he will not be able to give these away.

    Its a shame because I really wanted a set until a month ago.

    JDH
     
  4. cobywan

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    That's exactly what I meant. I was going to get a set to use on my new Falcon re-issue. I wouldn't have even bought the ERTL kit if I had known about the FM kit.
     
  5. Watson

    Watson Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sounds like you and me are in the exact same boat. Maybe one day I will get a wild hair and make custom freighter out of it.
     
  6. JediG60racer

    JediG60racer Sr Member

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    LOL^ exactly what I was thinking of doing... get my FM kit, then use my Ertl to make a custom smuggler "stock light freighter".
     
  7. SGluedMyFingers

    SGluedMyFingers Well-Known Member

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    I hear you guys. But, I don't see myself owning more than one finemolds falcon. I already own more than one AMT/Ertl. It looks like they may be available for a limited time (summer). I'm planning on picking up a set so that I don't have to kick my own hole two years from now when my FM falcon is done and I get some crazy new diaroma idea in the middle of the night.

    Accurization is fun for me - a next step to true scratchbuilding, I hope. I am very excited for the FM release, but am still just as excited about the AMT re-release AND a summer casting of Falcon Kits. If every kit was just perfect, I suspect that I would get bored with this pretty soon - kinda like paint-by-numbers (Gosh, remember those?).

    Also, I'm becoming a collector of sorts. I purchased a '77 Ertl falcon recently on e-bay JUST for the box and OLD electronics (the little styrene power switch is a trip). I've trying to get a set of Falcon Kits for so long... well, now I just have to have them.

    By the way, Jack answered my e-mail in about 30 minutes. It was kinda surreal. He's never responded before. :confused

    Anyway, it's gonna be a good year for the old bird - about time. Now if we could only get the same respect shown for the Tantive...
     
  8. Axlotl

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    I was on his waiting list for, like, YEARS.
    I eventually just gave up.
    Maybe with the FM Falcon drawing away demand, he'll lower his prices a little.
     
  9. balta1

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    While I myself will buy the FM Falcon when it comes out, I still think there is a demand for Falcon Kits. I have some mpc falcons in my stash that I would still want to build with the resin.
    Keep in mind that the FM Falcon still has no price.
     
  10. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

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    Well the FM falcon is going to be the 32" ESB version. The Ertle model was made to resemble the 5 footer - and Jacks kit mopre closely resembles the 5 footer as well... It seems to be that the ERTL kit can me could be accurized to resoemble the 5 footer and the FM can be the 32"... and your basic falcons are covered ;) Jacks kits really are good and make a very nice falcon. If you're a total sticklet for accuracy you might be disappointed but for a really nice kit that "looks" right its worth the money.

    Jedi Dade
     
  11. cobywan

    cobywan Sr Member

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    That's a great point about ERTL being the 5' Falcon. That gives me a perfect excuse to get a set now.
     
  12. Boxster

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  13. Jedi Dade

    Jedi Dade Sr Member

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    Coby,

    It was based off of the 5 foot falcon but it sstill takes a TON of correction to make it look right... almost as much as it does to make it look like the 32" Its still a good project though ;) probably trivial for you after looking at your "G" ;)

    Jedi Dade
     
  14. Treadwell

    Treadwell Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    You could always make this with your spare AMT/Ertl Falcons. :lol

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