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1/72 or 1/48 Catalina?
vonHengest
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 03:36 AM UTC
I was wondering what you guys would recommend for a Catalina build and why?
I am looking at:
1/72 Academy
1/48 Revell/Monogram

Thanks in advance!

Jeremy
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 04:20 AM UTC
FWIW, I have the Academy and the Airfix 1/72 in the stash. Haven't gotten to either of them, but I go for 1/72 just for the space savings.
Bigskip
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 05:49 AM UTC
The academy 72 scale is really quite nice, but kinda big.

I have 3 of the 48 scale revell/mono boxings, but have not built yet.

If space is a concern go for the 72 scale, if not, go big...
vonHengest
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 11:19 AM UTC
The nice thing about the 1/72 Academy kit is that it would make a great companion for my 1/72 Gato sub

However I am also liking the size of the 1/48 RMX kit, it just fits so perfectly in my hands... not that I'd be playing with it or anything... seriously, I really won't....

Any other thoughts out there guys? I saw Justin's (aka keeperofsouls) 1/48 Revell build feature and it was awesome! Just not sure if it validates dedicating that space to it
Keeperofsouls2099
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 02:02 PM UTC
Thanks.I have that one and a 1/48 b1 that I built for the 3 b's campaign I won't build them again they take up a lot of space.but they do look really cool on the top of the display cases.
vonHengest
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Posted: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 03:26 PM UTC
Nice! Mine will have to remain airborne so to speak as my display cases and shelves barely stick out a foot from the wall