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I have a terrible confession to make, recently, I have....sigh. 
 

I have been lusting after, then now buying...1/48 scale kits. Oh the shame.

 

It started with the Mig-25, then the F-22. But I told myself, it’s OK, as I can’t get them in 1/32. And I built an A-7E, that was for a commission, so I told myself it’s OK.
 

...but them the disease started to progress. Everyone talked about the New Tamiya P-38, and I had to do it, the hobby shop had one...and I didn’t. So I fixed that. Then I accidentally ordered The Tamiya F-14A, and then the Mk.1 Spitfire, the the BF-109 G6, tonight I looking at F4U porn. I have strayed down the dirty path, and I can’t turn back.

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You are in deep trouble I guess, you are in the league for NQLSM (Not quite Large Scale Modeller) :D.

As there is no cure for it, just do it, equal what scale, it's about fun and even these tiny thingies offer that.

1 hour ago, Bomber_County said:

144th we’ll you do need help.

Thanks Phil, I did a 1/144 build recently, the Nautilus, am I beyond help? :D

Cheers Rob

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Well I guess I'd better 'fess up too.

I've recently bought a 1/144 kit and have another on preorder. The one I bought is the Firefox Mig-31 and is the only IM kit available of that plane. Does that get me a pass? The other is a F-15J Kai, also a fictional subject. 

Carl

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Confession here, I love 48th equally as I do 32nd & 35th........there fell so much better now............:D :lol:..........everyone gets a free pass.........IMHO......if it makes you smile who cares the scale...........

Always remember there used to be a railway modelling magazine here in the UK exclusively for finescale 00 gauge referred to as P4 / EM. They were rabid that was the ONLY scale to model in and anyone disagreeing should be hung, drawn and quartered.........i didn’t get into it.......

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All of you guys confessing their sinful inclinations ... shame on you :rtfm: !

But karma has a sweet revenge : as you are not getting any younger each day, you will soon see (well, actually, maybe not « see » :lol: ) that your eyesight is not consistent with these diminutive models .... (sardonic laughter :rofl:)

Hubert 

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In all seriousness, I can churn out a 1/48 aircraft in a 1/3 the time it takes to build a 1/32, especially when it’s a high quality brand like Tamiya. And the since most of what I bought in 1/48 can’t be had had in 1/32, it’s an acceptable excuse. And sometimes you need an easy Tamiya build to get your mojo back.

And to be fair, I’m working on and almost done with the 1/35 AH-1Z, that’s another easy and quick build. My next two builds will be the 1/48 F-14 and P-38, mostly because I have heard that both of these off the charts in ease of build and quality. And I’m not leaving 1/32 behind, but the last 4 out of 5 models I built were for other people, I want to build a couple for myself without taking too much time. I look at each build as a platform to learn a new technique, so I am refining my skills with grays and greens and weathering, and the two little Tamiya kits allow me to get to the paint stage quickly. And the following builds will be two epic projects, a 1/32 Frogfoot and a 1/16 Stuart tank, both of those will be 6 months each.

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7 hours ago, HubertB said:

All of you guys confessing their sinful inclinations ... shame on you :rtfm: !

But karma has a sweet revenge : as you are not getting any younger each day, you will soon see (well, actually, maybe not « see » :lol: ) that your eyesight is not consistent with these diminutive models .... (sardonic laughter :rofl:)

Hubert 

The rub of the whole situation is that larger scale kits have a lot more smaller parts than you'll find in most 1/48 scale kits.

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4 hours ago, GazzaS said:

The rub of the whole situation is that larger scale kits have a lot more smaller parts than you'll find in most 1/48 scale kits.

True! The trumpeter 1/32 Tomcat is about 700+ parts, the Tamiya 1/48 is about 250 parts. And as the parts are supposed to fit perfectly with little or no filling, I could build four of these in the same time.

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I must confess to building the odd 1/48 scale kit, I once built a 1/48 scale Westland Whirlwind (Classic Airframes) as I could not get one in 1/32 scale. Now though I can look forward to the SH kit. I have been tempted to build a Defiant as well but resisted.

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

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8 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

 

But what we DO need is another 109.

When I complain about the umpteenth rendition of Robin Hood on film...  or any other movie I saw 20-40 years ago (my wife tells me) is that they aren't making the movie for me.  They are making it for the younger folks who haven't seen it yet.

 

Likewise, while you have been staring at 1/32 scale 109's your entire adult life, I went for 35 years without touching a model.  So, any new 109 is a replacement for the ones I wasn't able to build during that time.  I still haven't built the latest Revell G6 nor g10.  Or the Hasegawa G6 though all three have recently come into my possession.

 

Meanwhile, how many Corsairs has Tamiya sold?  I think people should start saying "like we need another Corsair".

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On 8/23/2020 at 1:46 AM, GazzaS said:

The rub of the whole situation is that larger scale kits have a lot more smaller parts than you'll find in most 1/48 scale kits.

True that !

As the scale gives you details roughly 3.4 times bigger than 1/48, you can pack a lot more detail, and add-on your own ad nauseam :rolleyes: !

Ask me how I know :hsmack:

Hubert

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I've been buying a few 1/48's lately myself.  But it's actually O Gauge trains. 

I think the only 1/48's I have are kits I bought years ago that weren't available at the time or still not, in 1/32

P-61-Now have the HB kit.

AC-47

B-26 Hoping and praying this comes out in 1/32

B-29- No way in hell I could display this in 1/32.

Tamiya Lancaster I built over 10 years ago.  Now have the big boy kit.

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