I was recently at Italy's largest model exposition of which Slotlandia is a part and on having a good mooch round was shocked that there are literally hundreds of makers doing static stuff at 1:20 and 1:43 and absolutely NOONE doing anything at 1:32! Its true that 1:20 gets expensive because of course there can be just so much detail, especially when there's no motor or gears to work around.....
The reason is quite simple... because I would be broke.. as in bankrupt if there were a lot of 1/32 scale models available.. I'm having a hard enough time saying solvent as it is!
If I ever win the lottery though (unlikely as I don't play it), I'm going to start buying those cute little 1/43 diecast cars and kits. I think on needs to have at least a medium six figure salary to collect in that scale!
Post by Andrew Rowland on Nov 28, 2013 12:00:26 GMT -5
You could have something there Mark. Over the last year while i've not been building much I have still been buying every '70's shell that anyone produces! I'm getting quite a collection and the amount outlayed is getting to be quite a large number despite the fact that the 1970's is virtually an untouched period.....
Plus there's something nice about being involved in such a small corner of modeldom..... Where you can feel a part of it all!!
Andrew: You're right about the wealth of models in other scales...You're also right about the lack of 1.5 ltr cars, and also about the huge prices. I've built some of the Revell 1/24, both the Honda and Lotus 25 from Tamiya's 1/20 line, and their old 3-ltr cars in 1/12. If I wanted to work in the 3-ltr formula I'd be in hog heaven, but I've got this weird attachment to the cars that first seduced me into F1.
Peter: I couldn't believe the Revival price for the NART Ferrari 158. In ages past, I built their 156 sharknose; not a bad kit, but not with the kind of detail that would call for the price they are asking for the 158.