I did 1/35 armor for years. I was competition grade. Eventually I lost touch with it because I was spending SO much money on photo etched upgrades and paint. But I was BUILDING this stuff...For years I modeled in HO scale,or worked on full size military vehicles, but now that things are falling apart or just don't work like they used too it's almost impossible to work in the tiny HO scale, and the full size stuff is just getting too darn heavy, plus my body doesn't fold up like it used to so driving most WW2 vehicles is becoming a problem, and now days they are making some really nice stuff in GI Joe scale, so I'm selling off the HO and starting on a large/small diorama, I still have the urge to build and create so this is my next step.
Of coarse it won't be anything on the scale that these guys are doing. http://www.vonabt.co.uk