[WWI] Why to stick in one scale, WAS: Added:Albatros D.III
djuggie at comcast.net
Fri Apr 20 08:15:31 EDT 2007
I build in 1/72 for two main reasons: space and availability.
When I returned to modelling in 1980, I live in a very small place and
space was sparse, to say the least. Since I wanted to start a large
collection, 1/72 was my choice.
And in 1980, you could count on your fingers the number of 1/48 scale
kits out there. I did not expect the large number of 1/48 scale kits that
would be produced in the upcoming years.
Whereas I joke about 1/48th, I love the scale. For 10 years I built for
others and 1/48 was the scale of choice. At my modelling class, I start my
students in 1/48. Not too hot, not too cold, just right. Good scale for
young inexperienced fingers.
Since I am going to retire at the end of next month, I'm going to build
for others again. At my class, which has turned into a 5 hour session of
retired people, I have under construction a Eduard Sopwith Triplane that
will be sold. I get the extreme pleasure of building the kit but I don't
have to find a place to put it. Old habits die hard.
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