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Well said..

 

Yuuup! This kind of fuzzy greasy all-over-the-place jackrabbit scatter-focus is exactly why Revell can't give the people "what people want." ☺ï¸
Why can't Revell understand that the people always want something else, anything else? ☺ï¸
Radu

 

The subjects Revell has chosen in the past years were well accepted and we shouldn´t bother about the future in this respect - whatever they will select as the next project (Hurricane or F6F, Bf 110G, P-38, P-47, PC-9, Do 17Z or ......), what makes me bothering is if the standard that is set up with the P-51D (and the 262B)  can be maintained. The next proof is the F/A-18. I hope they got it: Quality first, not quick release.

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While the flailing orange person certainly stands out to me.......your point is well made but if we can't discuss and even whinge about these things here than I think many of us would spontaneously burst into flames due to pent up excitement and anxiety  :whistle:

 

Ultimately Revell is going to release whatever and for the most part I have been pretty happy with their choices in recent years. The second Arado did not excite me but many others have been good or great with nice subject choice. So far nothing aside from the Arado with the single has really been off int he weeds so I suspect we can continue to expect that. I would hope a P-51B will materialize from someone soon as it is surefire winner with both the casual and LSP market due to its generally well known history. I am excited to see how Revell did on the upcoming Echo Hornet as I have a lot of enthusiasm for this subject too and we will soon be getting an idea of what may be coming our way next year as 2017 draws to a close. 

 

Zach

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While the flailing orange person certainly stands out to me.......your point is well made but if we can't discuss and even whinge about these things here than I think many of us would spontaneously burst into flames due to pent up excitement and anxiety  :whistle:

 

Ultimately Revell is going to release whatever and for the most part I have been pretty happy with their choices in recent years. The second Arado did not excite me but many others have been good or great with nice subject choice. So far nothing aside from the Arado with the single has really been off int he weeds so I suspect we can continue to expect that. I would hope a P-51B will materialize from someone soon as it is surefire winner with both the casual and LSP market due to its generally well known history. I am excited to see how Revell did on the upcoming Echo Hornet as I have a lot of enthusiasm for this subject too and we will soon be getting an idea of what may be coming our way next year as 2017 draws to a close. 

 

Zach

This is where I think we may be out of step with major kit manufacturers.

 

I don't think that the B model does necessarily have a well known history to the casual modeller. The D is the prototypical Mustang model.

 

Having said that, my thesis is blown out of the water with Tamiya's treatment of their 1/32 Spitfire range, where they get a Mk.VIII, Mk.IX and a MK.XIV out. I'm amazed there is such a market for variances of the Spitfire - without touching earlier versions - whilst the Mustang is limited to the D?

 

All very strange.

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Would be nice (and smart) if everyone that sends an email to Revell, would limit himself to only the P-51B.

 

You can send a second (or third) request for other models, but combining them in 1 request, draws the focus away from the P-51B.

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This is where I think we may be out of step with major kit manufacturers.

 

I don't think that the B model does necessarily have a well known history to the casual modeller. The D is the prototypical Mustang model.

 

Having said that, my thesis is blown out of the water with Tamiya's treatment of their 1/32 Spitfire range, where they get a Mk.VIII, Mk.IX and a MK.XIV out. I'm amazed there is such a market for variances of the Spitfire - without touching earlier versions - whilst the Mustang is limited to the D?

 

All very strange.

 

You are right about the D of course but I think it is likely that P-51 alone is a draw to the more unknowing or casual modeler. 

 

Do the Tamiya kits have any cache with anyone who is not relatively committed to the hobby and therefore knowledgeable? I don't feel like they are in the price bracket of the casual modeler. What I am driving at here is that if that is the case then the more esoteric marks are more viable as your audience is naturally more up on subject matter. Same could be said for the Corsair.Nothing beyond a Baa Baa Black Sheep tri-color scheme F4U-1a would be viable to the general public not the relatively obscure F4U-1 birdcage and the Mosquito is nearly unknown to anyone not interested in aviation. 

 

I think we sometimes forget that part of the model industry caters to a greater audience while others definitely do cater to those of us with depth of knowledge. One could argue that Tamiya's RC and model car lines surely have a wide audience likely wider than their aircraft. Their 1/48 scale line likely has greater market share than the large scale line, etc. So in this case their widely sold lines help to support the more detailed and perhaps esoteric line of kits at the high end. While each kit does have to suggest profitability, that profit margin is not considered in a vacuum but as part of a greater portfolio. Essentially the entirety of Tamiya or Revell's catalog can be considered a sort of risk sharing porfolio which is essentially mutually supporting to an extent. If one kit never sells well then it will be pulled but look at some of the albatross kits that have hung on over the years? The PBY and Ju-52 have never been huge sellers for Revell but they make periodic appearances in both Revell USA and Revell AG's catalogs. Likewise with the Hasegawa Sea King. 

 

I guess what I am trying to say and perhaps being too long winded about is that Revell or any other company does indeed take the mass market into account but certainly also considers modelers like us with some releases. Not every release has to appeal to the masses and that is what I think gets lost in these discussions. Otherwise no one would ever kit anything but the Zero, Bf 109, P-51D and Spitfire for WW2 and the F-14, 16 and maybe 18 for jets. 

 

Just some thoughts. 

 

Zach 

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A rare picture showing the canopy glasswork and overall top layout.

 

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You are right about the D of course but I think it is likely that P-51 alone is a draw to the more unknowing or casual modeler.

 

Actually I doubt the casual buyer would even recognize P-51. They see 'Mustang'

and snappy colorful boxart . I think the 'casual' modeler market is shrinking anyway.

 

I think the orange people are getting bigger :punk:

 

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That plane had a rough day. Must be taking a nap or something,.,...

 

That left wing will be asleep when he wakes up too.  :whistle:

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