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#76 Aptivaboy

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 04:35 AM

Here's the way I look at it. 1/48th sells. 1/32nd survives. To make the large scales possible, KH will have to make some cash selling the smaller scales. I personally don't have an issue with this as I have limited shelf space and have to really think about my large scale purchases. I will purchase several 1/48th Hueys (I already have their Marine UH-1Y) and would love to make a Vietnam version or two, plus a couple of NASA and civvie versions. If that will help us to eventually get a 1.32nd molding, then wonderful. If not, I've still got my reasonably sized Hueys. 

 

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 08:00 AM

Reading between the lines the message is BUY MORE 1/32nd kits from them!

I have always had issues with smaller companies reproducing subjects that are already out there, to me, a small company when it starts out should aim for 100% of the market rather than 25% or less of a known popular subject particularly if the subject is maybe twice the price of it's competitors.

KH have not gone down this route in the main and have prospered accordingly, when they have, sales have been reputedly disappointing. 

We want these companies to be successful, but when there is substantial choice those on fixed budgets will chose the cheaper options regardless of the quality of the product. I have two friends who are in exactly this position. They love the products but can't afford to buy them.

Revell recognise this and pitch the prices accordingly, clever marketing can persuade buyers, but it does have it's limits.  

Still waiting for those 1/32 Jags, and yes this modeller will be buying them in numbers too!!!     


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#78 Jennings Heilig

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:21 PM

From Cybermodeler:

 

"The 1/35 scale UH-1D project has been shelved for now because the chat rooms that were surveyed by Kitty Hawk prefer the 1/48 scale Huey."

 

Incredible.  People have only been begging and crying for a 1/35 Huey for as long as I can remember.


Edited by Jennings Heilig, 21 March 2017 - 03:21 PM.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 03:22 PM

No one asked me ....!   :frantic:



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Posted 22 March 2017 - 05:30 AM

At least 1/48 is a "normal" aviation kit scale :whistle:

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 04:55 PM

At least 1/48 is a "normal" aviation kit scale :whistle:

Hubert

 

I think that really gets to the heart of the issue. I'd imagine 1:48 would be a much better seller than 1:32 or 1:35 would be.


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 09:17 PM

F-5, family, Jag family, Mirage 2000 family

 

Some day we'll get you to the Telford Show in the U.K Glen!

If you want to see lot's of foot traffic and plenty of LSP'ers you'll find them there.

Just ask the folks at Z-M, they literally sell piles of their kits over the weekend!!

I cordially invite you to come one year, we'll make sure you don't forget the experience!!!!


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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:50 PM

Make it a helo-only GB?


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