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Gotta wonder about Zukei-Mura logic...???

July 1 2012 at 6:31 PM

Steve Luce  (Login swluce)
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Re: the cost required to the manufacturer to produce the P-51 / A-1H / He-219, etc in large scale with all of that interior detail that no one will ever see unless you build the kit as a "production-line" or "major-overhaul" diorama with all of the skin off. Because those costs are certainly passed on to the model builder and I, for one, will not pay major shekels for bits that I will never use because they will never be seen, even in the course of a "routine-maintenance" build (a few hatches off here and there) which I never do.

Never built an open-canopy model in my life. I like them streamlined. The main reason I build AC is aesthetics which includes airframe, colors, markings. With all of the skin off all of that is lost. With all of the skin on you see little to nothing of the structural bits. I'd rather spend my money on kits that are outstandingly well engineered ie. fit of the parts and the finesse of the visible detail. Tamiya's recent 32nd offerings come to mind. Outstanding visible detail, engineering (fit) and the extra bits are pretty much limited to cockpit, landing gear and engine, which one would most likely see in a routine build...

Cheers, Steve



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