Re:(2) WW I Kit Prices

Thomas Eisenhour (
Fri, 29 Dec 1995 06:08:22 -0800

> "Let's face it, the big guys aren't interested in our tiny niche of the
> model market. It's the small manufacturers who are responsible for the
> wonderful selection of kits we have right now. OK, maybe the definative
> 1/72 Alb. D.III isn't out there yet, but be patient, I'm sure someone's
> working on it."

Steve replied:
> I agree, though Hasegawa (for example) came out with the Polikarpov
> I-16, and will come out with the Dewotaine(SP?) D.520 (both in 1/72)
> - and I don't believe these two subjects have a much bigger following
> than an Albatros D.III would in the same scale(?).

What's the BIG difference between these two kits and an Alb. D.III? NO RIGGING!
IMHO that's why the big guys (I consider DML a "medium guy") don't mess with WWI:
they think that rigging is beyond the patience and ability of most modelers.

OK, I'll prove my point (Shane, you better back me up on this!). When you show
your work to non-WWI modelers/family/public what do they oooh and aah over and
ask you, "How did you EVER do that? The rigging, right?

The defense rests.

Happy New Year!