Yes, thats a lot, but seems about the average for them these days when they do come up.
No I did not, I have 2, one is completely untouched, in the box, and to be honest I am rather terrified of it
The other is complete in that every part is there, but the fuselage has been started, basic structure complete, and the work to date is wonderful, really top notch, it was started by a retired craftsman who lost interest due to the scope of the project. I also have a complete spare engine with that one.
I actually wonder just how far these prices will go, 700-800 seems the norm, but should Hasegawa choose to re-release them, then we shall see what happens, though it would probably be released as a kit at about that price anyway.
I think I will at least complete the started fuselage, as this is a realistic display size, minus the wings. time will tell.