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Hello All – I am nearing the completion of my first ship (HMS Bounty By Constructo #80817 1/50 Scale) and looking at the HMS Surprise (by Artesania Latina #22910 1/48 Scale) as my next build. There are a lot of venders that offer this kit with price ranging from mid $600 to over $700. However, I found the kit offered by Towers Hobbies with a price of $569.99 with free shipping. This appears to be a good deal but I am not sure how dependable and trustworthy Towers Hobbies is for delivery complete and new kits. Has anyone purchased Kits from Towers Hobbies or any recommendations to buy the kit from another vender?   Thanks for the Help…

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I have not recently purchased from Tower Hobbies but back in the 80s and 90s they were the premier supplier of R/C planes and supplies and very reliable often receiving orders in Alaska within a week. I'd bet on them.

Bill, in Idaho

Completed Mamoli Halifax and Billings Viking ship in 2015

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I last used them about 5 years ago but that's no help now.  Apparently they are still at it and doing well since they're still in business.  Maybe place a small order and see what the service is like?

"The shipwright is slow, but the wood is patient." - me

Current Build:                                                                                             
Past Builds:
 La Belle Poule 1765 - French Frigate from ANCRE plans - ON HOLD           Triton Cross-Section   

 NRG Hallf Hull Planking Kit                                                                            HMS Sphinx 1775 - Vanguard Models - 1:64               


Non-Ship Model:                                                                                         On hold, maybe forever:           

CH-53 Sikorsky - 1:48 - Revell - Completed                                                   Licorne - 1755 from Hahn Plans (Scratch) Version 2.0 (Abandoned)         



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