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Old 26-12-2014, 08:16   #1
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Loco Star Wars: Build Millenium Falcon Partwork

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Old 26-12-2014, 08:37   #2
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100 issues at 9 quid a pop?! **** that right in the ass
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Old 26-12-2014, 08:40   #3
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Spend £200 and get the FineMolds Millenium Falcon from Japan, it's the most accurate model ever made because they took the measurements stright from the original model from ESB

The full scale 32" 1/72 is a bitch to find now but the much cheaper 1/44 is just as good

http://www.amazon.co.uk/STAR-WARS-MI.../dp/B003982AH6
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Old 26-12-2014, 09:52   #4
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Didn't this start last year at some point? I'm sure I saw the first issue in Smiths ages ago.
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Old 26-12-2014, 13:00   #5
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I'd rather spend £5000 on the UCS Lego set
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Old 26-12-2014, 18:40   #6
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I have the UCS lego set. It's amazing
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Old 26-12-2014, 18:50   #7
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It looks like it could end up a nice model but is it 2 issues a month? And do you have to store loads of bits till you have enough to start building?

At least with part-works collections like figurines you can take the first cheap issues and then decide whether to continue...
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£900....

This guy will do you the Finemolds model built and painted for £520

http://www.probuiltscifi.co.uk/probu...1-72-finemolds
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Old 15-01-2015, 17:39   #9
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well got the first 3 issues to at least get the t-shirt and blimey thie models going to be BIG.

will keep going at least to the Han Solo figure subscribers gift, but so far think Ill carry on as would be a good model to build.
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Old 15-01-2015, 17:52   #10
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100 issues...one a week and it is two years to build?! Surely it doesn't work like that?
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100 issues...one a week and it is two years to build?! Surely it doesn't work like that?
With a huge chance of (a) them not bothering to finish it or (b) deciding to split the parts up even more and increase the issues

Always the way with part works
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Old 15-01-2015, 20:37   #12
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Don't they just go to a subscriber model after a couple and they normally finish?

I won't be collecting this, still completing my Fire Engine's of Yesteryear collection
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You do know that the Finemolds 1:72 scale kit isn't 32" long, don't you?

This new version is 1:43 scale and quite a bit larger than even the largest Finemolds model (which has quite a few inaccuaricies of it's own.)
This Deagostini kit is huge!

and show me proof that deagostini have ever abandoned a part build kit before completion.
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You do know that the Finemolds 1:72 scale kit isn't 32" long, don't you?

This new version is 1:43 scale and quite a bit larger than even the largest Finemolds model (which has quite a few inaccuaricies of it's own.)
This Deagostini kit is huge!

and show me proof that deagostini have ever abandoned a part build kit before completion.
De Agostini where among the "better" part work publishers in that they (a) provided shop stock a little longer than a few of the other publishers and (b) never actually just "abandoned" a part work - however they where one of the most common to increase the production run and add extra issues (usually by splitting the parts from giving 2 per issue to 1 etc)

Partworks are horrible things
Used to do all could to discourage customers from buying them, in 8 years working for big high street retailer I never once met anyone who kept their customer order all the way to the end

You would always get a damaged part (even with subscription copies)

Much better off putting the money towards a ready made model and some good books / material rather than buggering about storing parts and spending 2 years building a model

Actually was the spitfire one not De Agostini ? cancelled after about a dozen issues ?
Ah actually not cancelled but "suspended"

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We would like to thank you for your enthusiasm and support for Build the Spitfire. Unfortunately, we have had to suspend publication of the series for the foreseeable future. Whether you have taken out a postal subscription to the publication, or are a customer who purchased through a newsagent, we would like to be able to advise you when the series resumes and send you a copy of issue 6 free of charge.

- For newsagent customers, you can register for your free issue 6 when the series resumes by filling in your details on the insert in issue 5 and send it back to us.
- For postal subscribers, we have your records on file and when the series resumes you will automatically receive a free issue 6. You will be receiving a notification to this effect from our fulfillment house.

As with all partwork’s the product continues to be improved and engineered as part of the launch process. This enables us to produce the best possible product for our customers. On this occasion we need to temporarily suspend Build the Spitfire and look at improving the product. As soon as we have any information with regard to resuming the series, we will update everyone via the forum on our website, our ModelSpace main site pages and our De Agostini www.deagostini.co.uk main site. So please watch these spaces for updates.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Once again, thank you for your support.

Many thanks

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I've had Lewis Hamiltons car from them and getting the RB7 and Senna's F1 car.
Hamilton one finished with no problem and the other two are on going.

The build a kit ones don't get extended for the model you start with. Sometimes they add a few issues if you want to add previous un advertised stated extras (such as a model stand), but these don't have to be brought.

Have to say I enjoy building these things and the quality is excellent.

Some people chose to spend £40+ a month on smoking or drink, where's I prefer to spend the money on something more creative.

Each to there own really.

Edit - sure I read on a model forum somewhere that the spitfire one is about to start again, but not 100% sure about this.

Edit 2 - in a model forum people are comenting on issue 20 so looks like the Spitfire one is going again: http://forum.model-space.co.uk/defau...=posts&t=14260

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Sure I saw on telly the other day to build your own 3D printer like this, might have dreamt it.
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Sure I saw on telly the other day to build your own 3D printer like this, might have dreamt it.
You didn't, I think it worked out about £600 over 90 issues
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Sure I saw on telly the other day to build your own 3D printer like this, might have dreamt it.
Its just been on. 1st Part £1.99! WTF. How many issues will that be?
I said after wasting loads of money in the past that Star Trek Fact Files would be the last one I ever bought and it has been.
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