Part of the appeal of making and collecting models for me is the craft element - the final cleaning and shaping of castings then scratch building extra details. There is an appeal too in simpler models - it seems to me that a big part of the art of making good small scale ships is knowing what to leave out. Would we lose some of that with perfectly moulded, flash-free and accurate models featuring every detail down to a thousandth of an inch? I'd be happy with kits that are correctly proportioned and cleanly cast.
In the specific case of HMS QE, if they do a 1/1250 version of this fantastic model, I'll sit down and cry, thinking of the hours I spent sanding, shaping and detailing my Mountford kit in to an acceptable likeness.
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