Well I will be d****d .... another mystery of "why" from Airfix. It's a bit like reading too much of the storyline behind the Dr Who episodes it just 'churns' the mind too much.
They DID take the big figures down to the 1/72 .. 1/76 .. HO/OO scale (see link below)
The glorious second edition figures!
But they are so "hard" to get and why use the inferior first edition figures?
What happened to them?
It does not make any sense to me at all!
Please can someone tell me the story?
Added notes: http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=386
PS: Honour the Miniature Zone for this masterclass in painting: