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Posted by Wild Bill from Hortonville on Friday, September 27, 2019 2:28 PM

I've read a lot about the 'death' of model cars.  It's not quite true, IMHO.  For the traditional American market, we have 3 producers.  Round 2 is a lot of reissues, some with improvements.  Revell and Moebius have limited new releases.  I'd say on average you're going to see two new releases per year going forward; not terrible, given, say the quality of the 68/9 Chevelle and mid-sixties Ford PU.  But there is a LOT more stuff coming out; it's just meant for the world market, not just us.  If you go to the far east, just Tamiya and Aoshima turn out a bunch of new kits per year.  Add in Fujimi, Ebbro (a personal favorite), Meng, and more, and you have plenty of new tools kits coming out. 

Yes, I'd like to see more American stuff, but personally I care more about the quality of the kit than the subject matter.  I'm just finishing the Tamiya Benz GT3 and what a wonderful kit it was; no matter what you like, this looks cool.  So my suggestion is rather than complaining, look through some of the foreign releases and try something new.  The new kits are so well featured and so much fun to build you might just get a new 'lease on life' for the model car hobby!

I build cars, airplanes and military vehicles, generally all at the same time.  I'm always looking to try new kits, paints, tools and finishing supplies to improve my results and keep the hobby fresh.

 

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