Re: 1/48 v 1/72

Randy J Ray (
Wed, 6 Dec 1995 12:19:54 -0700 (MST)

>Advantages of 1/48:
> People from all age groups can enjoy your work

Pets of all age groups, too!

You forgot:

You can blend into obscurity with the couple hundred or so 109s, 190s, P-51s,
etc. from that "other" conflict.

>Advantages of 1/72:
> More subject matter
> Lower prices
> Older IPMS judges can't see that detail you missed, but give the award
> to a 1/48 FW-190 anyway


You can fit more in a box, meaning that you have more parts to choose from
when you drop the box on the way to the car.

1/72 is just the right scale to let the spiders in your basement rig the
planes on your behalf.

And, for those of us local to Denver:

You can scratchbuilt everthing from the control stick to the pushrods on
the cylinders, and there will always be "Mr. 1/72", Derek Brown, to top


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I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.