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They look nice,I hope they don't cost to much though,
Got a fright when I picked up the old Churchill AVRE with New Bridge parts,
as my son wanted it, But had a $36 price sticker on it!
(Be OK for 2 new tooled kits as they would work out at $18 each)
The resin buildings are nice but for $50 each I'll pass.
They're 7.99 pounds, same price as the refueller set.
10.99 for the bridgelayer. (which does seem OTT, I must say, its still based on that ancient churchill kit, that is incorrect for a wartime bridgelayer)
12.99 for the resin buildings.
considering the exchange rate at the moment (australia?), I'd say you're being had! I think its very short sighted for retailers to not correct their prices for big changes in exchange rate (like we're currently seeing). They wonder why they loose business to online retailers. I'm sure hobby place in melbourne have the same over priced airfix (repopped by hobbycraft?) crusaders from the early 90s.
The Bridgelayer is AUD16 (and you don't pay our GST) at HobbyHQ and I picked one up at my local hobby shop for AUD19 last week (it's taken ages for that kit to make it here!).
The QLT looks good but I think it still has non-directional treads. Good thing I have plenty of Retrotrack replacement tyres! The QLs should sell for around AUD12 plus GST if they're the same price as the refueller set.
Here are some more pictures of the Airfix Bedfords, taken while on a trip to Airfix/Hornby HQ with the Airfix Tribute Forum. I am no Bedford expert but they certainly look good to me and if they are going for £7.99 a set I will definately be stocking up on them.
They are only inching back into AFVs at all, and a diversion into another scale would possibly grind the whole process to a halt.
However, I suspect they see the whole 1/76 series as a niche market and an important entry point for new/junior modellers, who might be put off by a large detailed 1/35.
However, they have (in effect) started again in ship modelling with 1/350 rather than pursue their previous consistent-scale series, so a change in scales can't be ruled out, and there is historic precendence in their range.