[WWI] Slimer driver was: a suggestion

Douglas Jones aeroc at comcast.net
Fri Jan 28 12:20:15 EST 2005


Yup, that's what I started with. 1/48. Revell, Aurora etc. Then I moved to
the balsa wood models by Guillow's and Sterling. Now I am building from 1/12
to 1/4.

Doug

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stuart L. Malone" <smalone at kc.rr.com>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2005 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: [WWI] Slimer driver was: a suggestion


> 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,
> etc.
>
> 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
> market.
>
> 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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