Giorgio N Posted September 2, 2020 Share Posted September 2, 2020 (edited) 1 hour ago, Truro Model Builder said: Nobody seems particularly interested in producing kits of modern helicopters, unless they are plastered with weapons or have two sets of rotor blades. It is surprising as they are most likely the aircraft types that people see on a daily basis. And while they may not be as charismatic as a Spitfire or a Red Arrows Hawk they deserve their spot in the limelight. Same as with car models, what most people see every day are Polos and Fiestas and yet what most modellers want to build are race cars and exotic sport cars. Our hobby involves many aspects and I believe one of them is that it fulfils our emotions. And for most a combat aircraft generates stronger emotions and a famous combat aircraft, one of those that made history, generates even stronger ones. Maybe it's just that there's part of the hobby that appeal to the kid inside us and this kid if given a choice would most times choose to climb at M2 and land on aircraft carrier, or fight the baddies in his Spitfire. The everyday helicopter, that's just a tool for a 9-to-5 job in the mind of the same kid. But give him a famous fighter and the same kid will be the number one ace in his personal world ! Said that, I'd quite like to build a model of the AW139, guess that the kid inside me has so many fighters to fly in his stash that he's happy to let something else in,... Edited September 2, 2020 by Giorgio N 3 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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