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I would love to see scaled down versions of the 1/32 Airfix WW2 British Infantry, paratroopers and commandos, as well as the WW2 Russian set. Their 1/32 Napoleonic French and British line infantry sets would also be good to see in 1/72.
Alan, I know what you mean, I once came across some knock off 1/72 copies of the 1/32 WW2 Russians in a dollar store, though for some reason I didn't buy them at the time and could never find them again. My ex-wife used to wonder why I always wanted to go in to a dollar store every time we came across one.
Airfix did scale down their Commando`s , the mould has been lost but they come up on ebay regularly, as do Airfix`s Russians and Japs,copies, although both are nearer 28mm than 1/72 ,they are as close as you can get now.
I'd love to see this happen but Airfix seems to have gotten out of the figure market entirely. I do wholeheartedly support this cause, however it seems unlikely.
I also have an impossible Airfix dream: To get the character figures from the old "High Chapparal" 1/72 western set done in 1/32.
My fantasy is that all the major manufacturers of 1/32 figures would scale there figures down.Conte,Barzo,CTS,TSSD,and all the others.
I agree with you friends but considering my work speed I won't be able to start painting this figures before 2125.
It was always puzzling to me how Airfix managed to replicate great 1/32 scale sets like the Aussie infantry in the smaller scale but were happy to release really crappy sets like the Japanese,Russian and the absolute garbage Brit paratroopers.
I don’t think that Airfix currently have any interest in the market for figures,which is a shame.Personally it was Airfix that started me in this hobby and I will always be grateful for that.
The market for figures may not be profitable enough,I don’tknow But the kids of today will never know the simple pleasures of toy soldiers like we did.