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Scott Colmer

Member Since 23 Jul 2008
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 08:04 PM
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In Topic: What size rivet to get from Archer

Yesterday, 06:03 PM

That was exactly what I needed. Thanks to Mike and KJ. I'm off to the internet!


In Topic: New kits with flaws.

23 December 2014 - 10:11 AM

Art hit on a good point. 3D rapid printing should be able to help a model company fine tune the CAD drawing before going to the mold stage. That can be done state side and should be affordable.

 

I would also like to add that is not easy to replicate a vehicle in scale. I have been replicating a hot rod Peterbuilt. I was able to get in on the ground floor when the frame was constructed. I took lots of measurements and pictures. I had to go back to the 1:1 project many, many times to re-measure or figure out some detail here or there. Then there is the issue with plastic body thickness vs real body thickness. 

 

This is not to excuse a company that puts out a less than accurate product. It's just an acknowledgement that it is not easy.

 

I think that ultimately the buyers will decide with their money if a kit is up to par. Would you rather buy a monogram 69 Camaro or one from Revell or even AMT?

 

Scott


In Topic: Li'l Gypsy Wagon - Kitbash

18 December 2014 - 11:46 PM

Bobby = Scratchbuilding artist.


In Topic: 1940 Ford Mild Hot Rod (BMF update)

18 December 2014 - 11:45 PM

This 40 is clean and really well done. The door handles are excellent. I'll be watching.


In Topic: What's the most expensive kit you've ever bought?

18 December 2014 - 11:42 PM

It was an Uncertain T. I bought my wife a Golam figure as a trade. Both were splurges and expensive for us.