[WWI] Injection moulded vs. resin vs. whatever

Michael Kendix 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 
1/72nd scale.

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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