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#21 Posted : 26 August 2022 13:15:24

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Hi everyone,
The latest info on this seems to be that there is a bit of modification going with certain elements of this kit. No update on a release date so far. Do you think this release will be a limited edition or a general release? Also is anyone taking this kit on when it’s released?
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#22 Posted : 26 August 2022 13:44:08

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JamesH (who did some Official Builds on this website, and also builds the prototypes for Vanguard Models) is currently building the official prototype for Amati on this, but hasn't posted an update for ages.He seems to think it won't progress till the New Year, sadly.

Yes, most definitely be ordering myself one of these when the full kit is finally released. Just need to make some space available (she's a BIG'UN). If they follow their normal trend, it should go on general release (at least i'm hoping so), and pricing to be announced. Expect it to be VERY expensive tho Drool
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#23 Posted : 26 August 2022 14:56:44

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I've been following James on another website for some time now and yes, he has gone totally off radar.

It looks as if it will be a magnificent model when available and I shall certainly show an interest in getting my hands one.

Given current history with kit suppliers though, I will definitely buy the complete kit outright. No messy instalment stages for me these days.BigGrin BigGrin

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#24 Posted : 26 August 2022 15:13:15

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LOL I know exactly what you mean Chris BigGrin
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#25 Posted : 28 August 2022 14:06:19

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CaptnBirdseye wrote:
JamesH (who did some Official Builds on this website, and also builds the prototypes for Vanguard Models) is currently building the official prototype for Amati on this, but hasn't posted an update for ages.He seems to think it won't progress till the New Year, sadly.

Yes, most definitely be ordering myself one of these when the full kit is finally released. Just need to make some space available (she's a BIG'UN). If they follow their normal trend, it should go on general release (at least i'm hoping so), and pricing to be announced. Expect it to be VERY expensive tho Drool


What would you estimate as a price for this kit? I would say you are looking near the £2000, what do you guys think
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It’s reputed to be a premium kit so I would think so. £1500 to £2000 doesn’t seem out of the way when you look at Caldercraft’s 1:72 scale HMS Victory which is nearly a grand! Caldercraft is reported to be the most authentic so far
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#27 Posted : 28 August 2022 16:38:40

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Hi All, BigGrin

My guess would be in the two grand range, but in the present financial climate that could put a block on its release.Crying Crying

Money invested into a kit like this must be beaten by the income produced and by some margin.

I really hope I`m wrong, but then I`m not the financier of the product.Blink

Keeping my fingers crossed for all those who can get to grips with this one, as I`d love to see some completed.


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#28 Posted : 28 August 2022 18:58:44

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Hi All, BigGrin

My guess would be in the two grand range, but in the present financial climate that could put a block on its release.Crying Crying

Money invested into a kit like this must be beaten by the income produced and by some margin.

I really hope I`m wrong, but then I`m not the financier of the product.Blink

Keeping my fingers crossed for all those who can get to grips with this one, as I`d love to see some completed.


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I agree with everything you’ve said Derek; I suspect there will be enough buyers for this kit just by the sheer interest surrounding it. However, the monetary climate might put the brake on a general release for now. From what I understand though, this kit might have the option of stages to spread the cost. If that turns into reality, I think you will see more buyers. I can’t see Amati making this a limited edition, simply because the cost of a single kit would prohibit a sufficient return on research, development and tooling to make it viable. It’s really exciting to see, but there is a lovely HMS Victory for sale by DeAgostini that’s big enough too BigGrin
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#29 Posted : 28 August 2022 19:45:58

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With regards to cost of this model I agree that somewhere between £1500 and £2000 would be my estimate.
However, as I mentioned before I have been following James and the prototype build of this ship for a couple of years now. Disregard (if you can) the Pandemic plus economic downturn and all the follow-on repercussions, it seems that the quality of a lot of the parts have been below the required standard and there have been even more delays trying to remedy these problems.
As of June this year, after lots of people pushing (including myself) for a response, his reply was "Subscribe to this topic. As and when I get any news, this is where I will post it."

Having said all of the above, it does look a magnificent model but I don't think I'm going to hold my breath
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