[WWI] Old plastic models

Eduard Werner edi.werner at gmx.de
Wed Aug 25 15:46:38 EDT 2004

Srjedu 25 awgusta 200422:45, Diego Fernetti pisaše:
> Edi!
>  I have models built in the late 70s thta have endured quite well the time,
> but the places where the plastic cement was exposed to the air, the bond
> has weakened and some parts are loose. This happened specially to aircraft
> kits, I have less troubles with figures.
> Related to this, i have a couple of very old unassembled kits I bought or
> acquired recently that have styrene plastic become brittle and "glasslike"
> so great care must be taken when building them.

Yeah, that's the problem I mean. Perhaps these phenomena can be traced down to 
certain trademarks? I fancy the old Revell kits were still ok but the Airfix 



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