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Started by Radish, September 01, 2007, 09:46:18 AM

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Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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kitnut617

Quote from: zenrat on September 15, 2022, 03:51:23 AM1/24 Me 262?

I seem to remember an Australian model website that used to advertise a 1/24 Me 262, a vacuform with lots of resin detail bits. Can't think which one it was though --
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Quote from: PR19_Kit on September 13, 2022, 06:24:33 AMA 1/24 'dyne, now that WOULD be something.  :o

Would it have scale sound too though?  ;D

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Quote from: kitnut617 on September 15, 2022, 05:55:38 AM
Quote from: zenrat on September 15, 2022, 03:51:23 AM1/24 Me 262?

I seem to remember an Australian model website that used to advertise a 1/24 Me 262, a vacuform with lots of resin detail bits. Can't think which one it was though --

Firm called RCM did 1/24 and 1/32 kits. They were vacform with metal and resin parts. You had to pay in advance and wait 2 months for delivery.
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kitnut617

Quote from: Nick on September 15, 2022, 06:10:04 AM
Quote from: kitnut617 on September 15, 2022, 05:55:38 AM
Quote from: zenrat on September 15, 2022, 03:51:23 AM1/24 Me 262?

I seem to remember an Australian model website that used to advertise a 1/24 Me 262, a vacuform with lots of resin detail bits. Can't think which one it was though --

Firm called RCM did 1/24 and 1/32 kits. They were vacform with metal and resin parts. You had to pay in advance and wait 2 months for delivery.
Wildcat, ME163, Me262, Douglas B-23, P-51B etc

That rings a bell Nick, thanks for the reminder  :thumbsup:
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McColm

I can see the logic in the larger scale kits showing off the engineering, but you are going to need a lot of space to display them.

PR19_Kit

... and a lot of money to buy them too!  :o
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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zenrat

...but development costs will be the same as for 1/72...
Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

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jcf

Quote from: zenrat on September 16, 2022, 05:22:46 AM...but development costs will be the same as for 1/72...
Development costs would be much higher as the modelling and design hours would be much greater because of the parts count required to get the detail needed for a large scale kit, ditto the mould costs.
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zenrat

Have you not seen the latest Airfix 1/72 aircraft?  More parts than you can shake a stick at.

Fred

- Can't be bothered to do the proper research and get it right.

Another ill conceived, lazily thought out, crudely executed and badly painted piece of half arsed what-if modelling muppetry from zenrat industries.

zenrat industries:  We're everywhere...for your convenience..

McColm

Quote from: zenrat on September 18, 2022, 05:23:11 AMHave you not seen the latest Airfix 1/72 aircraft?  More parts than you can shake a stick at.


Over engineered in most cases, you know that they are there but you can't see them!

jcf

Yes, I've seen them, but still far less than what would be expected of a larger scale kit. 
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Sense doesn't come into it. People are
more scared of how complicated crap
actually is than they ever are about
whatever's supposed to be behind the
conspiracy."
-The Peripheral, William Gibson 2014

NARSES2

Just got an e-mail with info on the new tool 1/48 Anson.  Looks very nice. One of the options in the first boxing is a RAAF example being used on camouflage trials in 1943. Actually makes the Old Annie look relatively attractive.  ;D
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PR19_Kit

So the 'small scale' modellers still have to put up with their archaic 1/72 version I suppose.

Airfix should remember their 1/72 roots and not concentrate so much on the margin making larger scales to my mind...........  :-\
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)

Regards
Kit