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I've had this happen to me quite often, but I usually don't worry over much about it.
First, the final results of my own build are usually as good or better than the latest kit offering.
Second, I enjoy the research and building more than the "having," so for me the "build" is the goal and purpose of the hobby. Once I'm done with a project, it just sits on a shelf and collects dust.
I really don't care if there's a newer and "better" kit released of a particular subject that I've recently finished (or started).
So, even though my latest project might get released in kit form, I don't sweat it. If I have a "do-over" at some later date, I'll use the latest best kit available, and my earlier work usually gives me a head-start since I've done the research and earlier, "harder" build.
I worry more over the latest and best research information that renders an earlier build "out-dated." However, you can only build 'em as good as the available information, though, so even this is little more than a minor anoyance and incentive to build the same subject again at a later date...
For me, it's the model building that's important. You can spend your whole life waiting in fear that as soon as you collect up all the bits and bobs your planned build will be scooped by the latest release, or you can sit down at the work bench and start building.
FWIW, I say you have a USMC M1A1HC waiting for you on your work bench...