While I have immensely enjoyed building a recent car kit, (and have started on a second car kit), my real love in life is military history, namely WWII airplanes in the European theater.
I'd love to build another larger scale airplane with my daughter for next year's 4-H fair.
I really like the larger scale stuff. The bigger, the better, IMO.
One of my last builds was a Bf-109. I think it was a 1/24 MPC kit that I bought second hand from a friend of mine. I absolutely loved that build, and look back on that kit as one of the favorite times of my life.
But that was 27 years ago, and I know a lot has changed in the model industry since then.
What should I expect from all the new manufacturers of plane kits these days???
Trumpeter and Hasegawa are new players since my hay day, How are those kits? Quality? Ease of build? (I like challenging kits, but warped fuselages and ill fitting parts are not fun for me.)
Whatever happened to the old MPC kits? I'd love to build another Bf-109. Any chance that Airfix has the molds to the old MPC 1/24 kits?
How are the Airfix kits?
Anyone else have nightmare issues with any of the vintage Revell 1/32 airplane kits? I fought a Revell Corsair kit as a kid with both seam lines and landing gear, and then had a D-I-S-A-S-T-E-R build a few years ago with my nephew's Smithsonian Hellcat. (If anything could go wrong with a model, we experienced it in the worst way!!!)
Who else is making large scale kits?
I'd love to be educated about what is on the market these days, so please fill me in!!!!! Primarily looking for European Theater stuff, but the Pacific might be alright too.
Thoughts and opinions please!!!!
Edited by clovis, 14 July 2013 - 06:48 PM.