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I'm disappointed that neither Tamiya or Hasegawa had any 1/32 WW II a/c displayed. I wonder if that market has faded but I wouldn't think so. Bummer!

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I hate to say it, but I am afraid that the heydays of plastic modelling are gone. I wonder what is the average age of the members here or on any another related forum. In my forties I feel like a youngster .  Many would object this argument, but just look around at the nearest IPMS convention. Not exactly a junior friendly places. 

This trend reflects on Tamigawa interests, robots, asian school girls, pokemons of sorts and RC stuff. No time for F4U4 or B-Mustang :) 

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48 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

I hate to say it, but I am afraid that the heydays of plastic modelling are gone. I wonder what is the average age of the members here or on any another related forum. In my forties I feel like a youngster .  Many would object this argument, but just look around at the nearest IPMS convention. Not exactly a junior friendly places. 

This trend reflects on Tamigawa interests, robots, asian school girls, pokemons of sorts and RC stuff. No time for F4U4 or B-Mustang :) 

Looks that way unfortunately. :wacko:

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Over thirty new/newish releases coming up for 2019.

 

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I wonder how many guys with 200+ kits in their stash still need more new stuff...lol   I'm 53 and look at my 50 kit stash and wonder how I'll ever get it done before death takes me.

 

Gaz

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26 minutes ago, JohnB said:

Looks that way unfortunately. :wacko:

They say that about PC gaming every year but that hasn't ended.

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Looking around Telford last November, you’re right average age 55 and up. But saying that IPMS do a kit swap meet, guys we’re going mad grabbing armfuls.............will these ever be built??......

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Seems like we stood there forever while they went through the junior awards in Phoenix. I dont really know that a lot of young folks parents would be dropping a 100 plus on model kits anyways.

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27 minutes ago, smitty44 said:

Over thirty new/newish releases coming up for 2019.

 

John was referring to Tamiya and Hasegawa. Also 80% of those releases are just re-box stories. Yet , I am very happy that  1/32 scale is getting so much attention. :grouphug:

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1 minute ago, Martinnfb said:

John was referring to Tamiya and Hasegawa. Also 80% of those releases are just re-box stories. Yet , I am very happy that  1/32 scale is getting so much attention. :grouphug:

I know, but to say the market is fading because of that does not appear to me accurate to me. I was pointing out what I have seen.

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17 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

I wonder how many guys with 200+ kits in their stash still need more new stuff...lol   I'm 53 and look at my 50 kit stash and wonder how I'll ever get it done before death takes me.

 

Gaz

Only 200? LOL I'm 71 and have 300 plus but I'm not worrying if I can build 'em all (which would be a mission impossible).

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Just now, smitty44 said:

around 15-17 of those are new

Sounds good! Can you enumerate? :)

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Atlantis Allison Turboprop Engine 10 H1551 2Q19  
Airfix F6F-5 Hellcat (new tool) 24 19004 Jun-19  
HobbyBoss B-24D Liberator 32 83212 May-19  
           
           
           
Daco Fouga Magister 32 TBA 2019  
           
ICM Gladiator Mk.I 32 32040 4Q19  
ICM Gladiator Mk.I/II in Foreign Services 32 D32004 4Q19 New
Wingnut Wings Gotha G.1 32 32045 May-19  
Wingnut Wings Gotha UWD 32 32053 May-19  
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
           
Wingnut Wings Lancaster B.I/B.III 32 32043 4Q19  
Wingnut Wings Lancaster B.III Dambusters 32 32044 4Q19  
           
Kitty Hawk Mirage 2000C 32 32020 Aug-19  
Kitty Hawk Mirage 2000D/N 32 32022 3Q19  
Trumpeter P-40N Warhawk 32 2212 Jun-19 Updated
           
Italeri Tornado GR.4 32 2513 2019  
Kitty Hawk SH-60B Seahawk 35 50009 2019  
Kitty Hawk SH-60F Ocean Hawk 35 50007 May-19
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Thanks! The only one I'd really be interested in is the 1/24 Hellcat. Those big ol' bomber models are just way too big unfortunately. :)

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You missed the Wingnut Wings Sopwith Pup Gnome

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We definitely see shifting market .

The problem is , when I grow old , unable to sniff Tamiya Extra thin anymore, you guys will be all dead and there will be no-one to buy my sash. I will be force to dump it to recycling and environmentalists will be burning crosses in my yard . :)

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7 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

We definitely see shifting market .

The problem is , when I grow old , unable to sniff Tamiya Extra thin anymore, you guys will be all dead and there will be no-one to buy my sash. I will be force to dump it to recycling and environmentalists will be burning crosses in my yard . :)

*burning them with rechargeable battery operated candles

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22 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

We definitely see shifting market .

The problem is , when I grow old , unable to sniff Tamiya Extra thin anymore, you guys will be all dead and there will be no-one to buy my sash. I will be force to dump it to recycling and environmentalists will be burning crosses in my yard . :)

I'm planning on being here.  Call me before you let the nuts get your stash!

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Nostalgia is big at the moment...

Lego. Board Games. Re-imagined movie streams of the 40 year old Star Wars saga and 50 year old Comic characters. Plastic Modelling is part of all that nostalgia.

The Hobby is fine. I'm more disappointed with Zoukei Mura... No Old Man blog for 6 months, nothing apparently at Shizuoka, and I'm still waiting to hear back about my pre-ordered Ki-45 kit from February.

 

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7 minutes ago, Wumm said:

Nostalgia is big at the moment...

Lego. Board Games. Re-imagined movie streams of the 40 year old Star Wars saga and 50 year old Comic characters. Plastic Modelling is part of all that nostalgia.

The Hobby is fine. I'm more disappointed with Zoukei Mura... No Old Man blog for 6 months, nothing apparently at Shizuoka, and I'm still waiting to hear back about my pre-ordered Ki-45 kit from February.

 

Well they announced a P-51B, a 109(I think), and AR 234. Still have that crazy Henschel on the way. Bummer about your pre order for sure though.

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8 minutes ago, Martinnfb said:

Probably busy with figures of the crew:)

Volksdolls.jpg

I'm sorry...  but no fucking way! 

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