[WWI] 1/72 RE.8

Crawford Neil Neil.Crawford at volvo.com
Fri Jan 10 08:26:33 EST 2014

While I agree about the cons of resin kits, as you've described, and you forgot one, they warp . Even so I must hasten to the defence of resin, and say they have unrivalled fineness of part, and surface detail. So well worth both the cash and the hassle.
PS. You're going to love the Gladiator, I got one for my birthday, and it's a beauty.

From: WWI [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org] On Behalf Of Michael Kendix
Sent: den 10 januari 2014 2:13
To: World War One Modeling
Subject: Re: [WWI] 1/72 RE.8

All except the last are available in vacuform, I believe, so if you really feel you must have one, it's available. I don't like resin kits because:

  1.  They are usually expensive
  2.  They are made of resin.

There's more chance of me pooing gold nuggets than Airfix doing up their RE8. Their re-tools are excellent though and I'm surprized they did the Gladiators, which I have ordered. There was an article in the latest Airfix magazine of how to tart-up the venerable old RE8 kit - it did not inspire me though the guy did a decent job.

From: flutes at xs4all.nl<mailto:flutes at xs4all.nl>
To: wwi at wwi-models.org<mailto:wwi at wwi-models.org>
Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:11:17 +0000
Subject: Re: [WWI] 1/72 RE.8
    Given the lead time needed to develop a kit I'd imagine the research and design was already well underway, if not completed. So while it's fun expounding on our favourite candidates, it's almost certainly a paper exercise.

    Having said that, I'll also say Caudron G.3 and 4, AW FK8, and Naglo Quadro.........errrrrrrrr, scratch the last one.

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