Eduard Tempest Sold Out!

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  1. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

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    Went to order Eduard's 1/48 Tempest yesterday only to discover it's sold out. It's been just 2 weeks. I don't understand this limited run thing and hope they get/make some more.
     
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    You can grab them on ebay at the mo Andy - I count 5 available now. Still they were never a fantastic kit, just the only one available. Perhaps Mr Tamiya will do one (please - please!)

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    I wish Tamiya or someone would do one. The Eduard was , I believe, based on an existing old kit, but with Eduard PE and other parts. Apart from the old Esci kit, (which is the one it might be based on) it was the only game in town. I've got a magazine article from years ago somewhere, describing the kit and a build, which would confirm the origins of the kit - if I could find the mag! If it is the Esci kit, then see my 56 Sqn build - it'll need a lot of work !!
     
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    Well, yes, that's been the case for a few years now. Problem is they run up the price to over a hundred bucks as I've seen. If there's such a demand, why can't they just keep churning them out?
     
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    Always leave your audience wanting more.....
     
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    Well, with Peter's pointer, I went and picked one up on Ebay just now, cheaper than Eduard was selling and box unopened. Just needs to show up now!
     
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    Looking forward to seeing what it's like Andy. Eduard can be a bit cheeky with some of their releases - for example the ex-Airfix EE Lightning, at more than double the original price, and with only a few Eduard extras. I think they fell flat with that one - especially when Airfix re-released it at virtually half the cost, but without the 'bits'.!
     
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    Well, the advert on ebay says the kit comes with 2 frets of PE and a full resin cockpit so it sounds tasty. I'll give it a review when (if?) I get it.
     
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    Hello guys,

    Hello there! I'm rep of Eduard Model Accessories and I've stumbled upon this thread. Just wanted to jump in and clear this up...

    Those Tempest kits really got sold out faster than we thought. Most of them are on their way to hobby shops, or they're already there. At the moment of writing this, there are none left in our stock and online store.

    HOWEVER, due to high demand, we're going to make another batch of those. They will appear on our websites as available again very soon!
     
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    There ya go.....there is always an encore! When demand......Demands it!! :)
     
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    Thanks for the news Libor. Good to know.

    BTW, is that an offer of help in your sig? There was someone on this forum who had been trying to replace some resin wheel wells that arrived with incorrect parts in the package and I'm not sure he ever got it sorted.
     
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    Thanks for the info Libor.
     
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    Not sure if I've talked to that person already. Could you direct me on him? Or him on me... I will kindly take care of this issue.
     
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    Latest news from Hannant's - the Tempest will be back in stock in November. Think I might just get myself one ....
     
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    got mine today, will post some pics on sunday when i'm off work.

    i think it looks great, but i'm no kit expert and in the box is an advert for a Bf 109 E-4 in 1/48 !!!
     
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    Looking forward to seeing the pics of the kit parts Karl.
     
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    no probs will sort them out on sunday
     
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    just been looking at your tempest thread and the eduard is definatly not the same as the Esci one you did Dogsbody !
     
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    Thank heavens for that - to say that the Esci kit was basic is a gross understatement !!
    Somewhere I've got a modelling magazine article from quite a few years ago, with a build of this kit, where it's origins are stated - I'll see if I can find it.
     
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