Re: Re[2]: W.W. I Aircraft Kits & Techniques Questions

August T. Horvath (
Fri, 15 Dec 1995 23:26:42 -0500 (EST)

Hey, as long as people are picking on Matt, I'll jump in. But in a
different direction. I disagree with his premise that WW2 and other
subjects are represented by kits that can be built straight out of the
box. Even though my WWI building is confined mostly to reissued Airfix
and Revells first issued some time in the Ming dynasty, these kits are
still above average compared to most of what's available in WW2, even
among the new releases. E.g., I'll take the Airfix Pup or the Revell
Nieuport 28 any day, over the Minicraft P-40B, F4F, or Spitfire XIV --
all three of the latter needing serious work to look anything like the
real article, and 2 of the 3 being the best on the market of their
subject in 1/72. And just try to get, in 1/72, a decent kit of the:
P-51B, Lancaster, Typhoon, Aichi D3A, Bf109E. Can't be done!

For me, it just goes to show, the more knowledgable you are about the
subject, the less any kit will satisfy. And you guys really take the
cake in the knowledgable dept. Some of the things you come up with are
mind boggling. I'm surprised you can stand any kit!

August Horvath
Harvard Law School