Airfix sold birds etc as an attempt to reach a female/non-military market. The fact they ultimately failed had far more to do with global economic conditions and the rise of alternative hobbies (predominately electronica)
Strelets should stick to figures. How many waterline 1/1200 ships would they sell?
I agree Strelets have found there market with 1/72 scale plastic figures, they excel at designing & making plastic figures & have hordes of customers waiting on their new sets why would strelets deviate from a known lucrative product for a highly risky jump in to the unknown.
(just noticed the word strelets is accepted without Correction great news)