Fairey Battle in small scale

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  1. NOBI

    NOBI Active Member

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    After wait to re-work on E2C Hawkeye, I doing a 1st model in WFAM series (World Famous Aircraft Museum) Fairey Battle in 1/72 scale and picture in this post is an unfold job in Rhino...almost parts can arrange in only A4 paper. 1/72 is looking good for me and fit in my shelf but I dont know modeler will like this scale or not. Anybody can advise? please...

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  2. Jim Krauzlis

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    Nobi, I for one would love a model of this airplane in that scale...that's actually my favorite scale for aircraft anyway, but I can't speak for the others.:grin:

    I would also love to see you try your magical powers on the Helldiver biplane from the King Kong movie...see the earlier thread:
    http://www.cardmodels.net/forum/showthread.php?t=3117

    Not sure if the links given in that thread are enough for a large scale, detailed model, but it might be sufficient for a 1/72 rendition...maybe? Would you consider it? Please? :grin:

    Cheers!
    Jim
  3. Texman

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    Jim,

    You know, that's almost groveling

    Ray
  4. Jim Krauzlis

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    Yeah, it is, Ray, isn't it...do you think it worked?:grin:
    Jim
  5. Texman

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    Guess we'll find out together!

    Ray
  6. rickstef

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    Ray,

    And you hate to see a grown man grovel right?

    Rick
  7. RyanShort1

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    Nobi,

    I don't usually build anything but 1/72 scale unless I'm really tempted! Everything else is just too big for my little room.

    Ryan
  8. Texman

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    Hey Rick,

    Real men don't grovel, they merely request in an understated manner.
  9. rickstef

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    Ray,

    You and I would not, but Jim, being a Lawyer and all............. :-D

    Rick
  10. Jim Krauzlis

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    Ow, how does one respond to this....

    Well, yeah, I groveled; suffice to say I really want some one to design that plane, so what the heck...what is the phrase..."by any means necessary"?

    No, that's not actually something I do in ordinary practice these days, despite what might be seen to be the predisposition of some who claim to be lawyers.:grin: And if Nobi takes on the challenge, well, then, we all benefit, now don't we?:wink:

    The things I do for this hobby and the good of all....:rofl:

    Jim
  11. Bowdenja

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    Self-sacrifice.............. the ultimate form of friendship. Just don't fall on your x-acto knife Jim:grin:

    Ummmmm....... I too wish Nobi would take up the challenge of this plane. I really love the colors of the planes during this era.

    john
  12. Texman

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    Oh my, he wants to martyr himself!
  13. 46rob

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    I like 1/72 scale. It makes the models fit better into my oversized collection. Even though I design my stuff to larger scales, I usually end up building my own copies at a reduced scale. If someone wants a larger size, it doesn't take a genius to resize it.
  14. NOBI

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    Ummm, I think subject of this post is Fairey Battle in small scale :grin: so back to subject first...a minute after I post a thread, some modeler email me about how hard of 1/72 model to be assemble and advantage of bigger scale. so i enlarge Fairey Battle to 1/48 scale and compare with old 1/72, result is below

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    so what do u think?
  15. rickstef

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    Nobi,

    Do both

    Let the builder decide

    Rick
  16. Bowdenja

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    Personally I like the bigger scales............. but that's because I give my models away and don't hang them or shelve them.:twisted:

    Mainly because my wife won't let me:cry: :grin:
  17. Texman

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    Not that my say is going to change the world, but if the file is offered in
    digital format, it really makes no difference what the published scale is, unless
    it is a super detailed model. It does not take any type of degree to rescale or
    print the file into what ever size the individual would like. Most of us know
    that I don't care what scale the file is published in, I downscale it anyway.

    Just my opinion, there are many like it, but this one is mine. Without me, my opinion is nothing, without my opinion, I am, well, just sitting here.

    Ray
  18. Jim Krauzlis

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    I agree with Ray; I rescale most of my models too, so it really doesn't matter what scale is used for the original design, at least for my purposes...even if it's not digital, once purchased I scan it and resize it...not as small as Ray's, perhaps, but the idea is the same.

    I'm just happy designers such as Nobi are taking on such new and interesting modeling subjects...and that he asks us what we think about them!:)

    Sorry about the brief comical interlude, Nobi.

    Jim
  19. Bowdenja

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    I also agree with Ray....... re-scaling larger scale models to a smaller scale seems a bit easier, for me anyway, because you do not have to move the parts around to make them fit the page. You just end up with more white areas on your paper. But I use these for connectors and such, so it really ain't no big deal.
  20. Alcides

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    I'm a newbie but I prefer de 1/48 scale and up

    Maybe because I'm tall ( 1.82 mts) and I've big hands. I've tried the simple trotskiy planes and they are my limit. The are simple but for me it's difficult to assemble then.

    Maybe this is a good subject for a poll.

    Regards
    Alcides