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Krow, I agree.  It’s a great time to be a builder of 1/32 scale aircraft. Never have we had so much love from so many manufacturers. 

We can trash Tamiya all day long for their adoption of 1/35, and believe me, I’ve said a few bad words about their decisions, but they sure brought 1/32 into the mainstream with the release of their incredible line of kits.  Starting with the F-14, and the F-4, the A6M series, P-51s, Corsairs, Mosquitos, etc, etc, they broke it wide open.

Then Roden and WNW with the WW1 crowd and away we go.  Revell, Trumpeter, HK, KH, Eduard, SH, HPH, CMK,  ICM, IBG, and many more, you name it, the line of high quality accurate 1/32 Aircraft has never been greater, and more are coming every month.  The Eastern European Companies are now fully onboard, and unlike Trumpeter, which is hit or mostly miss, we’re getting some incredibly fine, accurate, and affordable models out of Eastern Europe. It’s an AWESOME time to be a builder in The One True Scale.

We were just a fringe for so long. Heck, IPMS still doesn’t give 1/32 it’s due in the National Meet.  We still have classes with everything lumped together, because they’re still living in ysterday’s World.  They haven’t seen it, or refuse to see the change. 

It’s coming, and it won’t be long now.  I thing a couple years more of strong attendance with showings of large scale models at the big shows around the world will wake these fools up. IPMS USA still lives in 1/72 and 1/48, but they’re living in an obsolete world. 

Show your stuff. Fill the tables. We keep doing that, they notice, magazines notice, and manufacturers notice.

Heck, they’re even bringing out a 1/35 109!  Someone’s betting huge, guys!

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Krow, I agree.  It’s a great time to be a builder of 1/32 scale aircraft. Never have we had so much love from so many manufacturers.  We can trash Tamiya all day long for their adoption of 1/35,

Keeping modelling news 2021 hot here`s one from Buchon Models:   Hispano Me-109 E conversion for 1:32 Me-109 Eduard kit.          

and This one I had to have it in a separate post!!!   For all Star WArs fans and Mandalorian nuts,  the RAZOR CREST in 1:72!!!!!   Only in October 2021.      

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My take is, if investors and manufacturers are willing to bring 1/35 aircraft to market they should be applauded not ridiculed as on some sites. The more larger scale builds we see then the hobby will only benefit. As Ernie said, the shows are full of 1/72 and still those manufacturers bring new kits out, we don’t bemoan them so why should we criticise Border for bringing out 1/35 aircraft. IMHO good on Border.......:2c:

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Ok............. once again, please excuse my blinding ignorance, but why is there such a hard on for 1/35 scale vs 1/32 ? IF by some silly chance 1/35 was all we had we would be happy............ I have been playing model stuff for a long time, and could never figure why 1/35 doesn't get the love 1/32 gets? Again, excuse my blissful ignorance, but inquiring minds want to know...   :huh:, well, I'm just curious actually... :rolleyes:

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7 hours ago, Jeff said:

Ok............. once again, please excuse my blinding ignorance, but why is there such a hard on for 1/35 scale vs 1/32 ? IF by some silly chance 1/35 was all we had we would be happy............ I have been playing model stuff for a long time, and could never figure why 1/35 doesn't get the love 1/32 gets? Again, excuse my blissful ignorance, but inquiring minds want to know...   :huh:, well, I'm just curious actually... :rolleyes:

There isn't much hate here, except that 1/35 was a scale Tamiya settled on for it's armor.  All the other armor companies kinda somehow followed suit.     I think much of the "hate" from airplane guys revolves around helicopters.  Airplane guys think of helicopters as "theirs", and armor guys feel they "belong" to them.   By default helicopters end up in a grey area.  1/32 and they're out of scale with the airplanes, 1/32 and you can't use them in a diorama with armor.

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14 minutes ago, Clunkmeister said:

There isn't much hate here, except that 1/35 was a scale Tamiya settled on for it's armor.  All the other armor companies kinda somehow followed suit.     I think much of the "hate" from airplane guys revolves around helicopters.  Airplane guys think of helicopters as "theirs", and armor guys feel they "belong" to them.   By default helicopters end up in a grey area.  1/32 and they're out of scale with the airplanes, 1/32 and you can't use them in a diorama with armor.

Ok, thanks Ernie, ................ still seems kind of murky............ there is a definite love/hate relationship tho eh? :huh:

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12 hours ago, Jeff said:

Ok............. once again, please excuse my blinding ignorance, but why is there such a hard on for 1/35 scale vs 1/32 ? IF by some silly chance 1/35 was all we had we would be happy............ I have been playing model stuff for a long time, and could never figure why 1/35 doesn't get the love 1/32 gets? Again, excuse my blissful ignorance, but inquiring minds want to know...   :huh:, well, I'm just curious actually... :rolleyes:

I truly believe its a case of:  "Why couldn't you release what I want in 1/32 instead of what I didn't want in 1/35"

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6 minutes ago, GazzaS said:

I truly believe its a case of:  "Why couldn't you release what I want in 1/32 instead of what I didn't want in 1/35"

That might be it.  Although why Tamiya got going on 1/35 when 1/32 was a standard established accepted scale. 

It just places helicopters in that murky grey area where they’re out of scale with airplanes.  And the odd manufacturer who dares kitting a helicopter in 1/32 gets bitched out by the armor guys. 

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Model companies can't please everyone.  It's either make what will sell, or make what will make a handful of people real happy and charge more than than most want or can pay, or face financial ruin.

 

Who knows what Tamiya was really thinking.  Coulda been a goof that sold, so they decided to stick with it.  I don't see how batteries that fit in a 1/35 scale wouldn't fit in a 1/32 scale tank model.

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1 hour ago, GazzaS said:

Model companies can't please everyone.  It's either make what will sell, or make what will make a handful of people real happy and charge more than than most want or can pay, or face financial ruin.

 

Who knows what Tamiya was really thinking.  Coulda been a goof that sold, so they decided to stick with it.  I don't see how batteries that fit in a 1/35 scale wouldn't fit in a 1/32 scale tank model.

Because this first tank kit (a Tiger, nazi stuff of course ...) was designed to fit a box size (as was the norm at the time - Frog were the first to advertise « contant scale » ).
They then computed that the scale was close - not exactly - to 1/35 scale. They sold enough to carry on with the next releases in this « scale », and the other manufacturers followed suit. Had the box been 10% bigger, or the mold frame, we would not have this discussion  ...

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Well, some others modelling news... This time from Academy 

 

F-4 1:32 - I saw that this is probably not a new tool but a Revell Re-box.

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and i cant forget this "new" from Miniart!

 

I really like their Tram and I have one that i reviewc here on LSM. Its a totaly different thing that could look awesome in your colection! 

 

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21 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

 I think much of the "hate" from airplane guys revolves around helicopters.  Airplane guys think of helicopters as "theirs", and armor guys feel they "belong" to them. 

Well, looks like someone didn't get the email as ICM seems to be coming out with some early AH-1 Cobras in 1/32:

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235086344-132-bell-ah-1g-cobra-by-icm-release-in-2021/

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2 hours ago, BlrwestSiR said:

Well, looks like someone didn't get the email as ICM seems to be coming out with some early AH-1 Cobras in 1/32:

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235086344-132-bell-ah-1g-cobra-by-icm-release-in-2021/

Carl

Thanks!! That`s good news I think! :D :D Any new tool (good kit) is good news! :D 

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21 hours ago, GazzaS said:

Model companies can't please everyone.  It's either make what will sell, or make what will make a handful of people real happy and charge more than than most want or can pay, or face financial ruin.

 

Who knows what Tamiya was really thinking.  Coulda been a goof that sold, so they decided to stick with it.  I don't see how batteries that fit in a 1/35 scale wouldn't fit in a 1/32 scale tank model.

Tamiya T-62 has Batteries and is also 1/32 scale. FYI

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Good to hear ICM marches to their own drum. A Cobra in 1/32 is something I’ll certainly build.   Kitty Hawk and Academy have been giving us phenomenal helicopters these last couple of years, and it’s nice to see another player enter the fray.

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Keeping modelling news 2021 hot here`s one from Buchon Models:

 

Hispano Me-109 E conversion for 1:32 Me-109 Eduard kit.

 

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I have some of Buchon Models, uhhh, Buchons, and they’re absolutely first rate in every respect!

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Now from our friends from Special Hobby to be available this month:

Tempest Mk. V fuselage fuel tank and oils tanks - 1:32

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