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funtimefrankie

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Free model boats
« on: February 12, 2009, 10:13:02 pm »

Anyone seen the offer inside this weeks Radio Times? (UK Magazine)
Theres a leaflet offering two die cast ships...HMS Hood and Bismark..for 2.99 said to be worth 29.98.
I can't see a catch, but maybe they will send more at the full price to be returned or paid for...
It says no risk.pay nothing now, no more to buy, no club to join  etc.
Cancel within ten days....... but I can't find what you cancel....

Any ideas....I think I might send off and see....
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Re: Free model boats
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 11:42:55 pm »

What scale are these models?
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Re: Free model boats
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 01:49:00 am »

The radio times is pretty reputable.. is it from them or an advert?
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Re: Free model boats
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 02:14:53 am »

It is probably one in a collectables series.
Like the porcelan dolls, and pottery cats, and teaspoons.


If it is..The first one or two come at 2.99. The rest would then presumably be 29.99.
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Re: Free model boats
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 08:25:28 am »

It's a flyer from "Atlas Editons" Stapled in the centre of the magazine.
They are 1:1250
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Re: Free model boats
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 08:30:18 am »

I think they did this with trains a few years back - got a nice model from them, then cancelled any further   <*<
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Re: Free model boats
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2009, 09:49:36 pm »

  Hood and Bismarck arrived today at my English address, courtesy of La Poste!

  I haven't a Navis or Viking model to compare them with, but the quality seems very good for the price. Subsequent models will be 14.99 + 2.99 P & P, still seems good value.

  Now I have to read the small print to see if I can get just the models I want, PoW and Ark Royal are coming soon, and not the whole lot from other navies...
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Re: Free model boats
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2009, 09:51:31 pm »

how long did they take to arrive because i heard they took a couple of months, i think that wason another thread somewhere on the forum.
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Re: Free model boats
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 10:14:16 pm »

  I think it is about that long since I ordered them, Dan.
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Re: Free model boats
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2009, 11:18:12 pm »

Mine arrived within 4 weeks.  Both models looked good until I put my specs on.  Not too impressed then.  Superstructure
had a very heavy list on one model.  Some of the smaller guns also lopsided.  Gap between hull sections at bow of Bismark.
Hood had three props of one hand, one of the other.  I'm splitting hairs here.

Yes, I know I shouldn't complain, not at the price they were anyway, but a bit more care during assembly would have made
a big difference.  Very good apart from the above.

Included with mine were leaflets offering these two ships FREE plus a free DVD, watch and a 7 voucher towards the cost of                 P of W's,  if placing further orders.  I think I'll just pay for the first two and forget the rest of the series.
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