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Agora Models 1:200 scale DKM Bismarck

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  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Agora Models 1:200 scale DKM Bismarck
Posted by EdGrune on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 3:34 PM

Anyone else get the mail from Kalmbach/Finescale about Agora Models for sale?

Included in their list was a 200 scale Bismarck.   I dug a bit into the listing.   It is die cast with 1900 parts.   It comes pre-painted.  Included in the selling points are the motorized, rotating turrets & propellers, a foghorn which sounds, and the light up search lights (But wait, there is more).   The pictures show PE railings.   The kit is a subscription project available in 12 or 24 month installments.   Including shipping & handling it will come out to roughly 1600 dollars American, slightly more to Canada or Mexico.   

They also list Zeros, Shelby Cobras, and Terminator Exoskeletons

I think I'll pass

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:54 PM

Took a 1/2 hour reading through all the yap on their site. If I ever preorder something for so much money it better be red and have four wheels.

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 6:44 PM

Hi Bill;

 I would say Black and Anthracite, Carry a lot, with Leather seats and a Turbo engine.

 A model for that much, Nah!. If it was a classic Pocher I could see it, Maybe?

 Makes me wonder what happened to D'Agostini?

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 8:33 PM

GMorrison

Took a 1/2 hour reading through all the yap on their site. If I ever preorder something for so much money it better be red and have four wheels.

Bill

 

And have a black prancing/rearing horse emblem.

Though if you add up a kit and every goodie A/M piece, paint and glues, you're almost there.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:39 PM

Tanker-Builder

Hi Bill;

 I would say Black and Anthracite, Carry a lot, with Leather seats and a Turbo engine.

 A model for that much, Nah!. If it was a classic Pocher I could see it, Maybe?

 Makes me wonder what happened to D'Agostini?

 

I had an uncle who was a gifted wanderer. ATC on the Alaska pipeline, herring fisherman on a Danish trawler in the arctic, made cheese in Spain.

He gave me gifts when he came through so mom felt ok feeding and lodging him.

He gave me some nice gifts. One was a Auto Union Grand Prix car, big scale about 8'" long. Probably got it for working a sausage plant in Dusseldorf.

Knock offs that unscrewed. True sprung chassis.

Die cast stuff is nice. I don't like sticking stuff together with epoxy though.

I wonder what the metal is. 

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 11:48 PM

goldhammer

 

 
GMorrison

Took a 1/2 hour reading through all the yap on their site. If I ever preorder something for so much money it better be red and have four wheels.

Bill

 

 

 

And have a black prancing/rearing horse emblem.

Though if you add up a kit and every goodie A/M piece, paint and glues, you're almost there.

 

Yes for sure. I had an Alfa Spider for a year, nice looking car but not too powerful. 

My father, sorry to repeat myself but he was a big deal in my eyes; went over to Europe a lot when I was young. He was the manager of the team that did not buy Concorde for UAL but did buy Caravelle when the Lockheed Electra fell through as a mid range fast schedule aircraft.

While he was in England he brought home Corgi and Humbrol stuff and while he was in France he brought home one by one a complete collection of Tintin books.

It is nice to see a company try to sell something unique. I think they try too hard to sell Bismarck as the greatest battleship ever, which most modelers probably don't fall down in awe over.

My Alfa had good points- dual side draft Weber carbs; and bad points; Magneti Marrelli electricals.

Bill

 

 

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

  • Member since
    December 2020
Posted by Thuntboss on Thursday, December 31, 2020 9:00 AM

I've looked at it quite a bit, that and the T-800 Terminator. I do have to say they look very well done but holy cow on those prices ! Definately too rich for me.

"Do it as well as your experience and skill allow. Practice and persistence increase skill"

 

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