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cfbush2000
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 10:44 AM UTC
I picked up the M26 kit today and found an interesting insert in the box. One side is titled:
"Ground Vehicles and Aircraft Deployed During the Korean War." There is a crude map of Korea and drawings ofthe vehicles. My question is does anyone know if the list is accurate and complete?
sgtsauer
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 12:10 PM UTC
This is the insert (the important part anyway) that is being referred to:



I don't believe the insert was intended to be all-inclusive. I believe what is shown on it is accurate but I don't know enough about Korean era equipment to say if it is complete or not. Even though the images shown are accurate for the time period it seems to me that the insert is geared toward promoting their model kits. It is a nice insert though and will be included in my references.
octupus
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 01:12 PM UTC
Hi Cfbush2000,

How much does it cost in the US for the M26 Kit? It costs about HK$140 here in HK ( US$18}.
sgtsauer
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 01:25 PM UTC
I paid $38.00 US at my local hobby shop. $18.00 US is unimaginable. Man are you lucky!!!
tede911
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 01:42 PM UTC
Hmmm, very interesting indeed!! MOST of the kits on there are produced by Tamiya. But I see a cute little Self Propelled Howitzer that sure would look neat rolling out of the Tamiya factory. :-)

As well as an F-86 that sure would be keen done 'Tamiya style'
octupus
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 01:43 PM UTC
Sgtsauer,

Yep, I think it's a bit pricy in the US for Tamiya products and the price in HK is much less than you can get it in Japan too.
sgtreef
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 07:45 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Cfbush2000,

How much does it cost in the US for the M26 Kit? It costs about HK$140 here in HK ( US$18}.



Darn import tax Uncle Sam gets us even on our models . Or is it export tax from Hong Kong that causes this. How's the houses over their ?
Ranger74
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 09:07 PM UTC
It must be a Tamiya add - at least two Russian made pieces of equipment are missing: BA-64 and SU-76M, both used by North Korea
210cav
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 10:53 PM UTC

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I paid $38.00 US at my local hobby shop. $18.00 US is unimaginable. Man are you lucky!!!



Amigo--check out Hobby Link Japan. I got the Tamiya in June for $18 plus $5 for shipping.
DJ
octupus
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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2002 - 11:43 PM UTC
I've checked the price for M26 at Hobby Link is about US$26.8 (3200Yen) plus shipping cost. http://www.hlj.com/cgi-local/hljpage.cgi?TAM35254
cfbush2000
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Posted: Sunday, August 25, 2002 - 12:25 AM UTC
Thanks for the replys guys.
I paid $44.00 plus tax at the local hobby shop. I know I could have done better online, but I needed it right away so I could put it in my stash and plan on building it someday.
Nice kit.