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Zvezda 2020

Posted by Bessiere on 09 Sep 2020, 05:51

The gorgeous Napoleonic sets are expensive to set up for production as well as to create. 2015 being the 200th anniversary was the peak sales time for such sets and having worked in a business making military commemorative guns we did the same with 50th anniversary of the end of WW2 back in 1995. The small sets are easy and cheap to bring to market allowing a consistent flow of new products. WW 2 is better selling than other eras. Seeing how the big old sets have become collectors items it's probably a good idea to let the price go as high as possible then making a limited run of the big sets again with a much higher price. I would happily pay 2x retail price for Imperial guard, French artillery or Russian hussars.
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Posted by marc zijp on 09 Sep 2020, 06:55

‘Happily pay 2x retail price’? :shock:
Hèhè, do what you want and have a nice hunt. And if it’s good for the business I applaud that of course. :thumbup:

Meanwhile I’m on my own hunt: still buying Zvezda Ww2 canons, the mini sets, for €3,95. E.g: last months I bought me 8 German pak 40’s for just in case. I’m actually making a real catch up with Zvezda 1/72 snap kit tanks too. They are still around €10,- at one dealer of mine and they are about the best tanks in 1/72 scale.
And i’m glad I bought 14 French guard grenadier sets back then for the normal price (about €7,-).
In this hobby I still got the motto: if you think you’re perhaps gonna need them one day buy them as soon as possible.
Only Airfix stays forever.
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Posted by kinjack on 09 Sep 2020, 09:34

I feel like if I went by your motto Marc I'd have to sleep on a pile of unpainted plastic figures! :xd:
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Posted by Bessiere on 09 Sep 2020, 23:24

marc zijp wrote:‘Happily pay 2x retail price’? :shock:
Hèhè, do what you want and have a nice hunt. And if it’s good for the business I applaud that of course. :thumbup:


I only got in to this a year ago. Even then i could tell that some sets were disappearing fast so I grabbed up several of those I named above. Now my sole regret is not getting more when I could but who knows when I might get around to actually painting them? I have to admit I would feel very bad if someone wanted those sets and couldn't get them because of my greed. It could have been one of my fellow Benno's members! :shock: :(
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Posted by marc zijp on 10 Sep 2020, 03:50

Dear Bessiere: that shows above all that you got a good character. :-D

(just don’t say or mention it here; we call collecting soldiers a happy hunt for a reason :sst: )
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Posted by zulu`s 1000`s of em on 10 Sep 2020, 18:08

Always remember for most the mould still exists , particularly so when it`s a metal mould .so while some sets are rare now they are only a re run away from flooding the market once again.
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Posted by marc zijp on 02 Oct 2020, 16:59

Soviet assault troops.
Nice!
But different from the catalogue art work. So no sg 43 goryunov and less figures than I hoped.
But you get quite a big wall! https://vk.com/wall-7879149_26797?browse_images=1
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Posted by Paul on 02 Oct 2020, 19:56

Walls are usefull, everyone needs walls.
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