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#1 Bill Cross

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 04:01 PM

This video might help some of you 32-scale prudes get over the small differences between it and 1/35th, especially if it means having a Horsa in your collection.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:20 AM

Pretty big kit.

He made it look easy.

Very informative, tho

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:28 PM

Prude, and proud!!! Nice build tho'.....
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:11 PM

I could never do that, assembling the entire cockpit and then painting.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:15 PM

Great build! He made it look easy................

 

But yes, a scale snob, and Ill have none of that Tamiya 1/35th nonsense. :lol:     From an aircraft modelers perspective, when they could have gone with 1/32nd and brought the whole large scale modeling world together, but instead chose to make their own separate scale because.............................., I still very much deem it one of if not THE biggest modeling mistakes since I've personally been in the hobby.

Ill likely never let that attitude go either. Absolutely no offence to anyone who models armor on the regular, Its just a sticking point for me, and still sticks in my craw to this day. 


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:23 PM

I might be a prude, but a prude that considers that size matters, especially a 10% difference in size :innocent:

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:09 PM

I might be a prude, but a prude that considers that size matters, especially a 10% difference in size


^^^THIS^^^
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:10 PM

But yes, a scale snob, and Ill have none of that Tamiya 1/35th nonsense. :lol:     From an aircraft modelers perspective, when they could have gone with 1/32nd and brought the whole large scale modeling world together, but instead chose to make their own separate scale because.............................., I still very much deem it one of if not THE biggest modeling mistakes since I've personally been in the hobby.

Ill likely never let that attitude go either. Absolutely no offence to anyone who models armor on the regular, Its just a sticking point for me, and still sticks in my craw to this day. 

Gents, we can't set the clock back 40 years. Besides, there are NO 1/32 paras worth having. Do you want a Horsa or a Horsa in action? If the former, what the **** difference does the scale mean? If the latter, you have no choice but to use the MULTIPLE para kits in styrene and resin out there.

 

I might be a prude, but a prude that considers that size matters, especially a 10% difference in size :innocent:

 

:)

 

Hubert

That's not what SHE told me. :rofl:


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:39 PM

Don't get me wrong, the kit and the model are both beautiful. Its just a thing i have with the scale is all. Its a personal hangup.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:07 PM

You and me both, Out2gtcha..... 35th just looks, I dunno, wimpy. To me. I hasten to add. To me.
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:44 PM

To be honest, bar the weapons 1/35th and 1/32 mean squat, man comes in multiple sizes, we come as tall and small varieties.

The one thing I was shouting at the screen as he was assembling the cockpit was for him to put the control wheels on an equal level as they are after all linked, as they are, they are both at different angles, I wonder if the aileron positions will match with one or the other... Looking forward to part 2..
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:14 PM

The control wheel thing bothered me too, I kept waiting for him to go back and straighten it, but he did say he was a predominately armor modeler so maybe the significance didn't occur to him.


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 11:43 AM

I see I wasn't the only who noticed that....

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Posted 14 September 2017 - 12:05 PM

My OCD kicked in as well... other than that, a nice build so far.


I started building my shelf of doom, but I never finished it.

 


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 03:38 PM

To be honest, bar the weapons 1/35th and 1/32 mean squat, man comes in multiple sizes, we come as tall and small varieties.

 

 

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