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Hasegawa '58 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa!!!!!


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#21 cruz

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:42 AM

I can't wait to get mine, claim I got one of the first ones, open the box, take some parts out of the sprue, and then put it aside to eventually work on it years from now :unsure:

How' were you able to read my mind???? :huh: :huh: B) :unsure:

#22 Chuck Kourouklis

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 01:00 PM

Heh heh, yeah.

Roger that, Izzy! Roger that.

But that test shot looks bitchin'...

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Posted 18 January 2008 - 02:13 PM

Thanks for the heads-up. I just pre-ordered a few of both the wheels and the model. I'm looing foward to the release of this kit.



Drooooool! Dang it! I just washed this pair of jeans! Man, that is a must-have kit.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 03:43 AM

Pictures of a painted Testa Rossa on Hobbylink:

Painted Testa Rossa

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 03:54 AM

AAAARGH!! I want this kit NOW!!

That is a beautiful build! Don't really care much for the wheels............the PE ones will look much better on this. I can already see some superdetailing on that engine!...........Linkage and all!

I've got mine preordered..............I CAN'T WAIT! :(

Edited by MrObsessive, 21 January 2008 - 05:53 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2008 - 04:03 AM

I gotta say, knowing it's a full kit and not a curbside has me salivating as well. Thanks Bob for posting the link to the pics.

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 07:02 AM

Looking at the pics on HLJ, looks like it's going to be a great kit...went ahead an preordered mine (I already have 5 other kits on order w/ HLJ, but what the heck...)

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Posted 21 January 2008 - 11:00 AM

I'll be good for at least one. It does look like a good kit.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:28 AM

AARRGGHH!!!! Just after I pre-ordered mine, HLJ stopped taking pre-orders and have a little note explaining. Somehow, I fear my pre-order will not be filled...... :(
If there was any doubt this was going to be a blockbuster hit.......
Come on Hasegawa, step up!

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 07:34 AM

AARRGGHH!!!! Just after I pre-ordered mine, HLJ stopped taking pre-orders and have a little note explaining. Somehow, I fear my pre-order will not be filled...... :(
If there was any doubt this was going to be a blockbuster hit.......
Come on Hasegawa, step up!


Don't worry over it; that happens pretty often on HLJ for popular new subjects. They'll eventually be able to fill orders, and this is a good sign that this kit will be very popular. As long as they got your preorder, you'll get the kit. Maybe not in the first batch. Revell AG has had trouble keeping up production of the Audi R10 and R8. Companies just don't do huge runs of kits anymore.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:13 AM

AARRGGHH!!!! Just after I pre-ordered mine, HLJ stopped taking pre-orders and have a little note explaining. Somehow, I fear my pre-order will not be filled...... :(
If there was any doubt this was going to be a blockbuster hit.......
Come on Hasegawa, step up!

Preorder it through Tower Hobbies.

Tower Hobbies - Hasagawa

I have two on preorder.

Good Luck

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 12:51 PM

Preorder it through Tower Hobbies.

Tower Hobbies - Hasagawa

I have two on preorder.

Good Luck


Ouch! why is it so expensive there? I got mine pre-ordered through HLJ for about 7 dollars cheaper. even after shipping they are cheaper than Tower's before shipping cost.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 01:06 PM

Ouch! why is it so expensive there? I got mine pre-ordered through HLJ for about 7 dollars cheaper. even after shipping they are cheaper than Tower's before shipping cost.


US retail of the Testa Rossa is $45.95, so Tower is offering a decent discount. Basically models bought directly from Japan are sold there for what amounts to the US wholesale price. I don't know why that's the case, but it's pretty typical. Tamiya kits like the FXX are 4000 yen; well under $40, while retail is about $60. US kits in Japan are ridiculously overpriced too.

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 01:41 PM

US retail of the Testa Rossa is $45.95, so Tower is offering a decent discount. Basically models bought directly from Japan are sold there for what amounts to the US wholesale price. I don't know why that's the case, but it's pretty typical. Tamiya kits like the FXX are 4000 yen; well under $40, while retail is about $60. US kits in Japan are ridiculously overpriced too.


I guess that makes sense. If I had known how good a deal I was getting I would have pre-ordered more than three, and flipped a few on ebay! ;) ;)

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 07:46 AM

AARRGGHH!!!! Just after I pre-ordered mine, HLJ stopped taking pre-orders and have a little note explaining. Somehow, I fear my pre-order will not be filled...... :blink:
If there was any doubt this was going to be a blockbuster hit.......
Come on Hasegawa, step up!


I was on HLJ today and I see that the model and wheels are available for preorder again. No worries ;)

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:39 AM

I noticed that too earlier today. I immediately pre-ordered and this time I got the confirmation email so it's good this time around. The price however is the regular of 3000 yen instead of the special which I think was 2800. No big deal, I think that's about $3 difference.

Thanks,

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:45 AM

I did my duty and preordered one. So don't blame me if the model is a disappointment in the sales department.
This Scott and his lads from HLJ seem to be quite well off with what I pay them lately. Check out the palace he's built recently.

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Posted 27 January 2008 - 07:10 PM

Beings a "closet" Ferrari fanatic, this will be a MUST for my collection!!!! My son and I built the diecast Bburago kit, and it is a bit "clunky". Can't wait!!!! thanks much for the heads up!!!!

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 04:16 AM

She's a'comin, boys! Just got notification that mine is on the way from Japan.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 08:21 AM

She's a'comin, boys! Just got notification that mine is on the way from Japan.


Same here..I got an HLJ shipping notice email yesterday for the TR, a Tamiya AMG Merc, and a couple sets of Aoshima wheels..sweet.