I’m not the sort to grouse about the price of model kits. The way I see it, this hobby is still way cheaper than just about any other that I might be pursuing.
But I’ve always been taken a little aback at the price of armor kits. $60-80 for a Panzer or a Sherman? That same kind of money could nab any number of very good 1/32 scale aircraft kits, or two or even three 1/48 aircraft.
Fortunately, armor goes on sale from time to time, and those $60 kits drop precipitously.
Like right now.
At this moment, I guess because of the AMPS 2011 show, both Sprue Brothers and Great Models are posting some ridiculous markdowns, especially among Dragon kits. Often around 50% off.
I just scored Dragon’s Tiger I Initial Production Smart Kit (#6600) for $30 (along with Alclad’s new line of clear coats, and a set of Friul tracks I need for my Achilles WIP).
Anyway, just thought I’d put the word out there, in case anyone reading has had their eye on this or that kit. Now might be a good time to pull the trigger.