First up I must say Hi to all that have stopped by and checked out my blog (and other pages) while viewing my latest update for Trumpeters T-80BV. According to the stats my host gives I have also received many (50+) visitors from modelwork.pl so Hi to all the visitors from there and thanks to whomever linked me.
Secondly while working on some more update reviews for my old builds I started pondering the question of aircraft undercarriage stability.
There has been a large growth in 1/32 and to a lesser extent 1/24 scale kits in the last 5 or 6 years and many of these have metal undercarriage for strength. I was thinking I've had more than the occasional 1/144 and few 1/72 aircraft depart due to broken undercarriage. I remember a 1/72 Hawker Typhoon by one company, its struts were so weak they had a bend in them. I don't know about you guys but this is one area I wouldn't mind paying a little bit more for the strength of metal undercarriage.