as seen on their bookface page…
Did. Not. See. That. Coming.
Very nice !!! But out of my league.
Interesting. I wish them luck with this release. Not my “cup 'o tea” at the moment, but it would be on top of my list if such subjects called to me.
I get a kick reading airplane builders get excited about Border choosing 35th scale…
Damn that could make a very impressive BoB shot down diorama.
I’m going to watch this even though I really shouldnt .
Count me as one of them. Since 1/35 won out for military subjects in the late 70s it has been exasperating not being able to mix air and mud subjects.
Never mind the WW2 stuff - where are the 1:35 helicopters?
If only I had the display space and spare money for such a beauty!
I must admit it does look impressive, and would be a bit of a monster; a decent enough opportunity to display some 1:35 senior Luftwaffe officers and staff cars as per, perhaps, the opening scenes in the film Battle of Britain?
Does this mean Revell is likely to never repop their He111?
Should have bought a couple more when they were still cheap.
They will once they cycle other subjects. As all manufacturers do. It will also be probably a quarter of the price of the Border kit. He111 in 1/35 is too big for me and im bugged by the idea it wont fit with my 1/32 collection. Thats why I skipped on the Nakajima.
If 1/35 is too big then I imagine the beast casting the shadow may well outside your liking:
My only pic of the actual plane was too blurry. I had a neighbor who sold 1/6 military at conventions/mail order who had every room downstairs decked out in figures and vehicles.
Of course, armour could have gone 1/32 and been ever so slightly larger, too.
What a beast, that is excellent. Not that I could spring for a kit, but it does have me drooling, just a little.
Yes, unfortunately it did not. Tamiya settled on 1/35 and their offerings and quality were just too good.
I had to make the decision to stick with 1/32 as I am already so invested in it, but I do acknowledge the diorama possibilities.
However, I can’t display a Borders He111 next to my Revell as there are obvious size differences.
Yeah, it does stink that I have so many 1/32 planes. Fortunately, I only have one, a ME 262, built. But I have several of Hasegawa’s Japanese fighters, and the Zoukei-Mura Kawasaki Ki-45 waiting in the…er, ah…wings. And a couple old Revell kits.
84 kits; 27 built. So kind of committed. I have the Ki-45 as well as at least one of each of the Hasegawa kits.
That’s the way it should have gone. At least that way people know what the actual scale ratio is. 1/35th? Has anybody ever cracked the code as to how they came up with that? I don’t think so. If I recall correctly, Mr Tamiya wrote in his company history that 1/35 was the random scale of the Panther so that it would fit in a standard size box; the panther was a huge success and they decided to scale everything to 1/35. This, in reality, 1/35 is a “box scale”. A very cool success story - box scale to industry standard.