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Re: Revell's 60's choices
Posted by DAVID ALCOCK on April 11, 2018, 0:36:48, in reply to "Re: Revell's 60's choices"
in the early days 50/60s nobody knew what would sell, the Japanese, then China, etc came into the market after it was realised that constant scale was an advantage! as for weird you only have to check what the Japanese are producing to see that weird sells!! at least to the home market!!!! it is obvious that to them the US market for ships is limited to 3 Midway carriers plus Yamato and Arizona and any new model will sell to stash builders who will wait for the "perfect kit" before building, and then only when a ridiculous amount of "after marked is available ro replace perfectly moulded plastic with resin and brass fence railings!
: I think it was a very different basic
: situation in the 50s/60s. Tooling costs
: were lower and the market was much bigger.
: It was an environment more tolerant of
: eccentric selections of subject.
: --Previous Message--
: The flush deck DD--who was wanting a
: Maybe the plans were readily available.
: Buckley class DE--An important subject, but
: the 5' DE's were about the only ones in
: service in the 50's. Some kind of
: Olympia--Anyone recall a Spanish-American
: War vibe back then?
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