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Civilian Haunebu II from Squadron Models.
« on: October 05, 2017, 02:51:36 pm »
Well, this is certainly an eye opener.  :o  A civilian version of the Haunebu II German UFO from Squadron Models.
https://www.squadron.com/Squadron-Models-1-72-Haunebu-II-Premium-Edition-p/sqm0002.htm?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_campaign=haunebu
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Re: Civilian Haunebu II from Squadron Models.
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 03:45:28 pm »
I can see DrawDecals coming out with alternative sheets for that, Lufthansa, Condor, Air Berlin etc. etc.  ;D ;)
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Re: Civilian Haunebu II from Squadron Models.
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 05:36:40 pm »
It's a "Premium Edition" kit and only 2000 are available worldwide. So if anybody wants one, then get it fast! As for me, it's a nice kit, but I'm not overly impressed with it. I already have the previous military version with the guns and cannons and I like that version a lot better. ;)
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Re: Civilian Haunebu II from Squadron Models.
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2017, 05:52:06 pm »
Just found and watched the new YouTube review of this kit.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gW_NWHMD-IA
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Re: Civilian Haunebu II from Squadron Models.
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2019, 02:12:39 pm »
Squadron is having another of its sales and has decided its inventory of Haunebus has lingered on their warehouse shelves for long enough.

https://www.squadron.com/Squadron-Models-1-72-Haunebu-II-Premium-Edition-p/sqm0002.htm

They were originally listing at about $100USD two years ago and now Squadron is putting 'em up for just $29.

I think it's a shame that they couldn't have gotten the original price lower as they are pretty nicely engineered and have a lot of Whif potential.

At $30USD however, they're almost a steal now.  The straight-up military version is being listed for even less - just $20.51!

https://www.squadron.com/Squadron-Models-1-72-Haunebu-II-German-Flying-Sa-p/sqm0001.htm

Squadron also seems to be trying to get their money's worth from the original moulds by coming out with an "Alien Invaders" version of the Haunebu that removes the original turrets and replaces them with "laser units" for $64

https://www.squadron.com/Alien-Invader-p/sqm0003.htm

I hope they at least manage to break even with all this as I don't want to see the company get discouraged from releasing other science fiction themed original kits.

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Re: Civilian Haunebu II from Squadron Models.
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2019, 02:24:54 pm »
I do like the civvie version, complete with 'conversion kit'.  ;D

I'm waiting for the PanAm, Air France and BOAC versions though......  ;)
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Re: Civilian Haunebu II from Squadron Models.
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2019, 02:26:42 pm »
At these prices?  They might well be all gone before anyone gets inspired enough to do such liveries...
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Re: Civilian Haunebu II from Squadron Models.
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2019, 02:30:11 pm »
I may have to do them myself then.  ;D
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Re: Civilian Haunebu II from Squadron Models.
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2019, 12:47:11 am »
Shipping Cost to the Netherlands: USD 55!!!!!

Probably flown in by private jet and hand delivered by 20 beautiful girls.......

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Re: Civilian Haunebu II from Squadron Models.
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2019, 02:54:54 am »
Same price to ship all the way to Australia.  You're being diddled...
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I wasn't keen on the nazi version of this because, well to be honest nazi flying saucers just seem silly.
Airlines operating them on the other hand seems eminently sensible. :lol:
I'd like a TAA or Ansett version.  Or Air America...
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Re: Civilian Haunebu II from Squadron Models.
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2019, 04:12:03 am »
Shipping Cost to the Netherlands: USD 55!!!!!

Probably flown in by private jet and hand delivered by 20 beautiful girls.......

TomZ

Could just be worth it  :angel:

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