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    Default Rip off magazine models!

    Has anyone seen the recent TV ads for a magazine/model of HMS Victory?

    I bet you haven't noticed the 'small print' on the screen!

    Ok, £1.99 for the 1st issue isn't gonna break the bank, but all subsequent issues are £5.99 AND there's 120 of them in total!

    That makes a grand total of £714.80 !!!!

    Is it just me, or does that seem a bit steep, especially when you can get other, probably better quality models for much, much, much less?

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    and the magazine finishes its run 2 before the models complete and you cant buy the bits you need for love or money

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    These scams have been going since the dawn of time itself.... Be it building dinosaurs, trains, planes, etc etc.

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    If it's a good scale model £714.80 isn't that unreasonable bearing in mind you'll also get all the magazines & extra kit etc the problem comes when, as has been pointed out, subscriptions drop & the magazine ceases publication leaving you with half a boat that cost £300+

    My ex got caught out with a set of cookery books before I met her, she got half way through the set before it was cancelled & consequently she could manage a passable lasagne but never got the hang of spag bol

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    Yes, they are a bit of a rip off, but if you can't afford the whole thing in one go......

    The Caldercraft Victory retails for around £700 and is an amazing model:

    http://www.jotika-ltd.com/Pages/1024768/Build_Front.htm

    Me - too much money, I'll stick to £200 frigates:

    This one will have taken around 1000 hrs by the time it's finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JagRigger View Post
    Yes, they are a bit of a rip off, but if you can't afford the whole thing in one go......

    The Caldercraft Victory retails for around £700 and is an amazing model:

    http://www.jotika-ltd.com/Pages/1024768/Build_Front.htm

    Me - too much money, I'll stick to £200 frigates:

    This one will have taken around 1000 hrs by the time it's finished.

    Top job! - I thought about building the Victory a good few years back but went off the idea when I found out the price - I also doubted I'd ever get it finished given the time & dedication it would take

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian S100 View Post
    Top job! - I thought about building the Victory a good few years back but went off the idea when I found out the price - I also doubted I'd ever get it finished given the time & dedication it would take
    Should've tried the model kit instead mate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Should've tried the model kit instead mate...
    I thought the box was a bit big

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