SDo you think we should see the old 1/32 cars again?

Ratch

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but I have to agree that for a company the size of Airfix to tool up for them would sadly be bonkers.

I wonder whether folks read the content

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Paws4thot

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Well, I'm presently building an Airfix LandRover (early series 2, 89" wheelbase, tilt top).

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

paul-muc

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Well, the title of this thread is "Do you think we should see the old 1/32 cars again?" which is about re-issueing old kits, nothing about new tools. I'm finishing an old Porsche 917 (03409-2), which is a nice kit and it was a pleasure to build it.

Paws4thot

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Well, the title of this thread is "Do you think we should see the old 1/32 cars again?" which is about re-issueing old kits, nothing about new tools. I'm finishing an old Porsche 917 (03409-2), which is a nice kit and it was a pleasure to build it.

Agreed; the last one of those I built even got accurised a bit to the Le Mans (film) spec, since that doesn't take much more than removing the rear wing end plates except the bits that actually contact the sides of the engine cover tunnel.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

Ratch

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 I bought an MGB and a Triumph in Type 11 boxes on Sunday

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Hey sent an email about it a few days ago and got a reply saying they can't say about any projects so it makes me wonder...

Now you've somthing to talk about.

Ratch

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 Airfix never talk about what they may or may not do. Its part of the Toy Trade culture: don't give the opposition any clue because they might beat you to the deal.

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paul-muc

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Two weeks ago a Renault Dauphine in a poly bag was sold for 35 euros, this evening a Ford Capri found a new owner for 75 euros (1 euro =0,89 pounds)!

Who are these people who spend so much money for a simple kit? Are they kit collectors or do they really want to build this model?

Paul Brown

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Two weeks ago a Renault Dauphine in a poly bag was sold for 35 euros, this evening a Ford Capri found a new owner for 75 euros (1 euro =0,89 pounds)!

Who are these people who spend so much money for a simple kit? Are they kit collectors or do they really want to build this model?

Collectors in all probability. In my experience most builders are very price conscious (tight if you prefer and I include myself), although that doesn't mean to say they might not push the boat out for something they'd really like to build.

Paws4thot

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@Paul Brown

Two weeks ago a Renault Dauphine in a poly bag was sold for 35 euros, this evening a Ford Capri found a new owner for 75 euros (1 euro =0,89 pounds)!

Who are these people who spend so much money for a simple kit? Are they kit collectors or do they really want to build this model?

Collectors in all probability. In my experience most builders are very price conscious (tight if you prefer and I include myself), although that doesn't mean to say they might not push the boat out for something they'd really like to build.

Agreed; the referenced Landie is 1/7something scale (89" SWB is 32.something mm in both 1/72 and 1/76 scale, and yes I did measure it) from the old Bristol Bloodhound kit which I bought for £13 including postage.

Though I fly through the shadow of the valley of death, I shall fear no evil, for I am at 65_000 feet and climbing.

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