[WWI] Injection moulded vs. resin vs. whatever
mkendix at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 27 15:52:09 EDT 2004
> > 2. Vacuform - you get a sheet of plastic with the kit's pieces embedded
> > you cut them out.
>Hmmm, I hate such parts -- know them from R/C model kits (cowlings, wheels
>etc.) I usually end up building my own from scratch ...
I was unclear. Vacuform kits comprise a sheet with the main parts; e.g.
wings, tail, fuselage. They are sometimes supplemented with resin or metal
parts for the small details such as wheels, cowl, guns etc. In fact, I
think that vacuform can be an outstanding way to represent the thin flying
surfaces (wings and tail) predominant in WWI aeroplanes, especially in
One thing about resin kits - the dust is poisonous so you need to wear a
mask/respirator when you sand or at least wet it down.
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