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Posted by Bessiere on 03 Apr 2020, 22:36

I haven't found any of these for sale in over a year and came across one on Ebay and I won the auction! Don't ask what I paid for it but It's worth it to me, that was the last Napoleonic set in 1/72 that I didn't have. Anyways I'm plum tickled about it but It will be some months before I can get around to painting it. Now I'm anxious to see what others have done with this set. Come to think of it I hope I wasn't bidding against a fellow Benno's member, I would feel badly about that.
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Posted by MABO on 04 Apr 2020, 00:11

Bessiere wrote: Come to think of it I hope I wasn't bidding against a fellow Benno's member, I would feel badly about that.


Not againnst me, I have it already twice :-D

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Posted by Bessiere on 04 Apr 2020, 01:24

Very nice! Berthier got an upgrade on his crib I see. Love the columns.
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Posted by Kekso on 04 Apr 2020, 09:18

Bessiere wrote: Don't ask what I paid for it


We won't... we're not your wife :xd:
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Posted by Bessiere on 04 Apr 2020, 18:33

Kekso wrote:
We won't... we're not your wife :xd:


Good thing that! The trick is to have a more expensive hobby you leave behind for miniature modelling then you're spending less than before.
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Posted by Emperor on 04 Apr 2020, 20:03

I bought this set from a guy a couple a years ago with Italeri set...As I remember I boght this set three times in last 10 years... And I believe I will buy it fourth time again when the times come...For now I colect Italeri sets, for me it is 3 in one, the figures, the box art and the painting manual ilustration on back on the box...
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Posted by Emperor on 04 Apr 2020, 20:10

Now with this situation I feel like Sylvester the Cat in cartoon where he had so many tunas in cann, but had no cann opener...It was never the time when you could paint all day long, and I never had so many figures at once, and I have not bought the paints and brushes...
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 04 Apr 2020, 20:55

I am stuck at home most of the day, most days, but there is no time to paint and model. Too much to do.
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Posted by Peter on 05 Apr 2020, 09:45

Good for you but.....

Erich von Manstein wrote:Reading recent comments on the forum, I'm not sure if fellow hobbyists realized which sets Zvezda is going to re-release this year (apart from their above mentioned new AoT & Vehicle kits).

8016 - Livonian Knights
8038 - Republican Roman Cavalry
8051 - Ancient Egyptian Infantry
8058 - Russian Artillery of Peter the Great
8067 - Cataphracts
8069 - Scythian Cavalry
8080 - French Napoleonic HQ Staff
8516 - Medieval Siege Engine Trebuchet

https://www.scalenews.de/zvezda-neuheiten-2020/


I really hope you didn't pay to much :eh:
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Posted by Bessiere on 05 Apr 2020, 11:45

Peter wrote:Good for you but.....



I really hope you didn't pay to much :eh:


As Homer Simpson once famously uttered:
DOH!!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 05 Apr 2020, 20:58

It is only an announced re-release at this point. They do not always come true.
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Posted by Bessiere on 05 Apr 2020, 22:09

Bluefalchion wrote:It is only an announced re-release at this point. They do not always come true.

A set in hand is worth a dozen promised for re-release. Who knows, they might no be able to ship them from Russia any more the way things are going. I pray sanity is restored soon. That's as political as I'm going to get here.
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Posted by Peter on 06 Apr 2020, 19:50

Bessiere wrote:
As Homer Simpson once famously uttered:
DOH!!

Well at least you will be sure you have a set of this fine figures! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Bessiere on 06 Apr 2020, 20:40

Peter wrote:Well at least you will be sure you have a set of this fine figures! ;-) :thumbup:

If you spend a week painting a box then it's worth a good bit more than the retail price. Painting miniatures for fun actually costs a good deal less than most hobbies I've had in the past.
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Posted by Arkoudaki on 13 Apr 2020, 00:32

Yes, Zvezda will be re-releasing this often sought after set....so you can buy another one...or two!
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Posted by Rich W on 16 Apr 2020, 10:06

Surely it's a right of passage to pay over the odds for a set to find out it's shortly due for re-release...
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Posted by kinjack on 17 Apr 2020, 00:08

Agreed! I remember paying an eye watering amount on one box of HaT Austrian Grenadiers just to find out the next day that they were being re-released..
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Posted by Rich W on 27 Apr 2020, 23:19

Just seen this set is on Hannants website for £12.50. I assume you paid a little more for your set Bessiere...
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Posted by Bessiere on 28 Apr 2020, 14:07

Yes you assume correctly. To a factor of about x 3
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Posted by Rich W on 29 Apr 2020, 17:43

Could have been worse! Every time the Zvezda Russian Hussars go on ebay they sell for £50+. Crazy. As long as you're happy you've got your needed set then all is good though. I'll look forward to seeing some pictures once they're done.
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