Yes, it is a dead scale for armor, which really is a shame, because the larger size makes the building easier, and the details which we spend so much time on in 1:35, are much more discernable. It may not be dead for long, though. I do think there will be some high quality plastic kits in this scale, because of the toy soldier hobby. Toy soldier hobbyists have already restored a market for highly detailed 1:32 armored vehicles; Toy soldier casting technology, just like plastic assembly kit technology, has advanced significantly, with no signs of slowing, as there is more demand than ever for detail, detail, detail. The better toy soldiers are now molded in sub-assemblies, and assembled prior to sale, and are really beginning to approach the precision of plastic assembly kits. the toy soldier hobbyists are not willing to settle for the often toy-like marx and Ideal recasts, or the OK-for-their-day Airfix offerings, among others. I recently picked up a Monogram Panzer IV on Ebay,and took a close look at the detailing. LOL, it's not Dragon, but I think with some reference, and some scratch-building, it could still build up into a respectable representation of the vehicle. At least I hope so, because that is what I intend to do with it. As for figures, Airfix Multi-pose are useable, and I know that Esci made some out of scale 1:35 figures (German Sappers,for example) which would be suitable, and in the case with some items, would provide better detailed and more closely scaled weapons and gear than Airfix. Does anyone know of any other larger scale 1:35 figures that might fit in with my project?
Last edited by Bogey W. Heels; 07-24-2009 at 08:54 PM.