- Jan 17, 2009
- Reaction score
The 1/162 came from using the Centuri 2.04" tube for the ET, and IIRC Centuri #8 tubes for the SRB's.As one of the people asking for a space shuttle bring-back, I basically agree. A crappy shuttle kit is still better than no shuttle kit. I'd be happier if they improved it.
I don't buy into the idea that size is the problem, though. A BT60 based 1:200 scale kit would be good it it's done well, or a 1:150 BT70 kit. I never understood where the 1:162 scale came from, it doesn't really make any of the parts an obviously good size.
To me, a crappy kit is always a crappy kit. That is why I never bought one or built one, and nobody could pay me to build one either (Mary Roberts once asked me to, to give to an astronaut. She assumed I'd built that kit, knowing my own shuttle interest). But I've made MANY scratchbuilt over the years.
So, ask for a bigger better bring-back, not bring back something crappy.