Just recently iv been looking at this smaller scale, basicaly because of lack of space, just wondering what you guys think, and are there any decent figures to go with them. Im of to Ipms Avons show tommorow and im sure there will be plenty of these for sale, im maimly worried about the figures as i would like to contiue my diorama modelling in this scale. Many Thanks Dave
just built my first one, armour not normally my thing just fancied a quick easy build. I was,nt disapointed , really nice kit - its the crusader MK11 AA gun thingny. no figures in the kit, so I guess like yourself it,ll will asking around to see if there ate any availible. the range has been around for while now so i,ll be supprised if some does,nt produce any in fact I enjoyed the kit so my I now have rommels command car as well- and thre are figures for this.
Decided to dabble with 48th armour myself recently. Tamiya kits are generally good though most have a metal chassis. I built a couple of Hobby Boss kits (T34/85 and M4A3 76mm) and they were quite fiddly. But a word of warning about the figures, Tamiya's 48th range is not good, I bought some German, US and Russian figures and was disappointed with them. They suffer from soft detail and I have read somewhere that they are underscale. There's some good 48th resin figures out there though.
Personally I'm going back to 35th scale for various reasons, but that's nothing to do with the quality of 48th armour.
Before you finally make up your mind, have a look at the gallery and discussion forum, on www.track48.com . The models of Lu Rodriguez, Pat Johnston, Konrad Schreier and many others JUST might make you want to reconsider moving back from 35th!! There are lots of figures coming on the scene, Nigel at Parabellum for example, and Olivier at www.quarter-kit.com keeps a phenominal range of items. There are now several dozens of aftermarket producers of etched, cast resin and metal parts, decals and more. Modesty forbids of course that I should mention my own humble efforts, at www.fighting48th.com, so I won't, but anyone who saw the last issue of Military Modelling couldn't have missed Steve Zalogas Sherman Crab conversion, it was all over the front cover! And that was a 48th scale model...
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Modesty forbids of course that I should mention my own humble efforts, at www.fighting48th.com, so I won't... Tim Perry
While Tim might not, I will say that the quality of Tim's resins are excellent and well worth investing in. Of course I am biased as I get them delivered to the door by the Proprietor But money talks and I've bought them... Allied to maybe a Hobby Boss 1/48th, you are off to a flying (Fighting?) start.
So Tim... any chance of you doing some quarter scale figures? I remember your 1/72nd scale blokes were just about the best I'd seen. Come on - how about a commander figure and a driver for the Sherman for now and a female driver and tank riders for Russian Shermans and T-34s later?
Howard Freeman IPMS(UK) 9169 email@example.com www.afvs.co.uk
I'm a 1:48 convert and now only collect at this scale (aircraft, armour and figures).
I've picked up a few Tamiya kits previouly and they seem excelant all round, just a more compact version of the usual 1:35 but with just as much detail and quality. I just picked up my first Hobby Boss kit (of a Soviet KV1) in 1:48 today. Having just looked in the box, it looks very good, with crisp detail and moulding, and will look forward to assembling when its turn comes up on my list of kits to do.
We saw several 1/48 Hobby Boss kits at Elvington today being sold for £6.00. I'm not really an armour modeller but looking inside the boxes, some included interior detail. Excellent value for money at that price, but 1/48 is definitely too small for me.
Not Tamiya, but my first Hobby Boss build this time (with Tamiya figure). Just finished this 1:48 late model KV-1 this week just in time to be on our branch table at SMW tomorrow. Only cost me £6 at the Battlefront North show earlier this year; a good bargain for an excellant kit.
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