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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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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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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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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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