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

Matt Bittner (
Sat, 16 Dec 1995 09:36:51 -0500

On 15 Dec 95 at 19:38, Bill Shatzer typed diligently:

> Kwitcherbitchin' and count your blessings. I lived through the
> 'great WW1 drought' of the late '70's and early and mid '80's
> when just about -nothing- was available in WW1. I once paid
> $15 (at a time when Hasegawa 1/32 scale kits were $15!) for
> an Airfix Hannover. I carefully cultivated 'pen pal' relationships
> with Czech modelers so I could trade for Smers. I hunted down
> old Aurora stuff, even the -really- bad kits! I even, God help me,
> got so desperate that I bought the Monogram "Red Baron' hot rod
> kit just for the little 1/87 scale triplane included with the car
> kit!

Ah, yes. I was waiting for one of these "you don't know what bad is
- I had to walk to school, in the snow, uphill both ways, with no
shoes" type messages. ;-)

Seriously, what I was trying to get at was that if companies are able
to make great strides with WW2 and other eras, then why not WW1?
That's all. Did I get too winded for the whole conversation? :-)
Who, me?

If you sit down and think about it, we're still in the same '70's and
'80's boat. Where else but the "old" Airfix kit will you find a
Roland C.II - injected?