[WWI] Slimer driver was: a suggestion

Stuart L. Malone smalone at kc.rr.com
Thu Jan 27 11:57:05 EST 2005

John is right, well spoken.

I always considered the 'scale wars' as good natured ribbing, and would 
always like to keep it as such.  In the past, it was always quite fun 
because it was a 'generation gap' thing as well.  I noticed those who 
built 48s started in the 50s or 60s (70s?, early 80s?) when Aurora, 
Monogram, etc. was in it's heyday.  The 72-ers, like me, I think, 
tended to be of more recent vintage, starting our modeling adventures 
in the late 80s and early 90s with the likes of Airfix, ESCI, Revell, 

Now that we have Roden and Eduard doing both scales, one cannot really 
guess the age of the builder by the scale of the subject.

I will be the first to admit, if I were 10 years older or 10 years 
younger, I would probably be building 1/48th scale, sorry Matt.  At the 
time of my budding interest in WWI aircraft modeling, 1/72nd scale was 
in ascension.  1/48th scale kits were insanely priced on the collectors 

Now, if only we could get the old Revell monsters (1/28? 1/24?) 
reasonably, I know I am not the only one that would do a feasability 
study on stick actuated control surfaces...........

			Stuart L. Malone

On Jan 27, 2005, at 10:14 AM, Douglas Jones wrote:

> Very well stated John! I marvel at what folks do with the smaller 
> scales,
> mostly because they are so small and my hands don't have the dexterity
> anymore. Especially for the rigging. Those who fly small electrics I 
> marvel
> at the tradeoffs between detail and keeping the weight down. For larger
> models that isn't as big an issue.
> Ultimately, you are correct! I too can appreciate the work in all 
> scales.
> Doug
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Marco" <john at modelartbymarco.com>
> To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
> Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 9:58 AM
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Slimer driver was: a suggestion
>> I my self like all scales, I can appreciate all works in modeling, I 
>> think
>> it's the time we take to make replicas no matter what scale of things 
>> we
>> love, to the best of our knowing how.
>> Thats the first thing I can appreciate in all models.
>> John Marco
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Douglas Jones" <aeroc at comcast.net>
>> To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 4:00 PM
>> Subject: Re: [WWI] Slimer driver was: a suggestion
>>> While I appreciate electric (am building some pioneer electrics for
>>> indoor/outdoor) I am at heart a lover of 1/6, 1/5 and 1/4 scale 
>>> planes
>> with
>>> 4c engines!
>>> I also appreciate then magnificent skill in which those of you who
>> practice
>>> your hobby in the Braille scales! The models you turn out are truly
>>> spectacular! They are just soooo small!
>>> Doug

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