Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Here are some images of my diorama of a modern infantry unit using an abandoned P 51 B Mustang as a land mark. The Mustang is the old Revell 1/32 scale kit and is such a bad kit for display purposes as to be almost unbuildable, in other words it's the wrong shape and it's just awful. But it does lend itself extremely well to being a crashed, abandoned aircraft. The Hummer is the Italeri 1/35 scale kit and the soldiers are from a Tamiya kit. It is unfortunate but this scale difference is the result of an event that started in the 1950s. Companies like Tamiya started releasing armor in 1/35 scale while aircraft remained in 1/32 scale and it has been this way ever since. Why this is and why they never changed it to this day is anyones guess. There were 1/32 scale armor kits made (mostly by Revell and Monogram) but these kits were made such a long time ago that they have become increasingly harder to find as the years go by. However the difference in scales I feel are really not that noticeable with this subject. The foliage, trees and earth come from Woodland Scenics.