I was wondering if any of you folks are still into this hobby and if so, what are considered the best plastic models these days ?
It really depends on the subject. Manufacturers often introduce new subjects or retool old molds, and as these newer molds are introduced the kits improve. Most a.c. subjects for example now come with recessed lines for the body & wing panels, rather than the old-style raised lines. Most of them have alot more overall detail than they did when we were kids.
For a.c. Tamiya consistently makes good kits. Also the "Revell Pro Modeler" series (it has, for ex, the very best 1:48 scale PBY you can get). They're good kits, and the added advantage is that there are a large number of aftermarket "detail sets" (improved tires, metal detail kits for trim tabs, belts n buckles, interior cockpit levers, &c).
If you want near-perfection, however, "out of the box" (no compelling need to buy aftermarket parts) for a higher price, anything made by Accurate Minatures will really float any 1:48 a.c. enthusiast's boat.
< Message edited by mdiehl -- 1/18/2008 9:40:16 PM >
Show me a fellow who rejects statistical analysis a priori and I'll show you a fellow who has no knowledge of statistics.
Didn't we have this conversation already?