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5 hours ago, Dave Williams said:

It will be interesting to see how well they sell, and whether anyone is going to provide aftermarket support to 1/35 airplane kits.

Ample support exists already: plenty of 1/35 figures, and there is / are fuel trucks out there just waiting to refuel this guy. Not to mention all those Allied AAA kits itching to shot at this, too. As for decals, resin, PE, yeah maybe not so much. The 1/32 aircraft market is very well established, and while I’d expect a few of these to sell, not enough to justify a new after market niche to open up any time soon. Which is sort of self-defeating really. 

 

I can can see how I’d use one or two of these already. 

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I think if this kit were announced in 1/32 many of those complaining about the scale would be complaining because Trumpeter, Hasegawa, or Revell have already done perfectly good versions in 1/32 scale.  I just don't get the complaint about scale, these kits already are represented in 1/32.  So what is the knashing of teeth all about.  I don't know if I want one or not but it is another choice.  It fits the qualifications for an LSP as defined by this forum.  If you have to be a 1/32 specialist there are plenty of alternatives to both subjects.  I say calm down have another glass of wine and let's see what happens and if the kits are any good.  All I care about is whether it is a good kit.  

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2 minutes ago, cbk57 said:

I think if this kit were announced in 1/32 many of those complaining about the scale would be complaining because Trumpeter, Hasegawa, or Revell have already done perfectly good versions in 1/32 scale.  I just don't get the complaint about scale, these kits already are represented in 1/32.  So what is the knashing of teeth all about.  I don't know if I want one or not but it is another choice.  It fits the qualifications for an LSP as defined by this forum.  If you have to be a 1/32 specialist there are plenty of alternatives to both subjects.  I say calm down have another glass of wine and let's see what happens and if the kits are any good.  All I care about is whether it is a good kit.  

Plus one to that, my thoughts exactly . 

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20 hours ago, Radub said:

You only need to look at car models for confusing scales. 

The overwhelming majority of model cars are in scale 1/24, but Tamiya decided to use 1/20 for their "open wheel" racing cars. Tamiya did that even though they make plenty of car models in scale 1/24, including plenty of racing cars. It is not possible to have a consistent-scale collection of Tamiya Formula 1 and Le Mans models. It is utterly baffling. Attempts were made by others (Gunze, Hasegawa, Revell) to make "open wheel" model cars in scale 1/24 but that never seemed to "catch on". 

And then there is scale 1/43 for cars. They picked that number out of a hat. 

Radu

Personally I hate 1/24 F-1 kits.  A F-1 car is much better in 1/20.  Tamiya should have done all their race cars in 1/20 in my opinion.  However their 1/24 kits are so nice, I build one now and then.  I do not make constant scale a priority though.  It is a somewhat surprising concept to me that I am learning about from others who thin it important to them.

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I think that the reason the LSP community feeling is not very positive is linked to the fact LSP is globally the synonym of 1/32; other large scales being very marginal. Accordingly we tend to defend investment in 'our plane scale' even if a lot of us are building afvs as well (e.g. I currently have a Spitfire and three IDF Shermans on the desk). Other websites are not 'scale-oriented' as LSP is.

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2 hours ago, DeanKB said:

I fear these will sell like English rugby shirts, in Cardiff, just after Wales beat England 30-3 in the last game of the Six Nations.

 

thanks for those memories Dean - sadly I remember that game quite vividly!

 

but yes, I agree with you.

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I really don't understand all the defensiveness... for me, the issue is "are the quality, detail and dimensions correct for scale, are they reasonably so, or are they way off?". If the first, I'm in. Second, I might be, depending on the magnitude of the issues. If the latter, I'm out - and that is pretty much where it begins and ends. 

 

I strongly suspect that this foray into the forbidden world of 1/35 is not going to make Tamiya, Hase, Trumpy et al throw their hands up and abandon 1/32, so the iron guard need not fret. As for whether it's a commercial success... well, that's a matter for the manufacturer to worry about, not us.

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