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  1. Careful not to let the scriber eat into that soft metal ruler. You could dull the backside of the scriber tip and only use it for pulling back (reverse) since this is what comes natural for the hand motion. I have that scriber tool but i believe it is one of the more basic scribers out there. I only use mine for cutting pieces from plastic sheet. Glad to see you sanded down the raised edges. Welcome to the forums.
  2. Seen that kit floating around ebay for a couple months now, not that boxing though. Looks very very impressive. Arma hobby is the same as Attack Squadron which again is Brengun which again is very confusing. Would be interesting to put it next to a Matchbox Hurricane and see how they compare.
  3. If you`re not working, your hobby becomes work. A labour of love we can all relate to. Indeed semantics are fun 😉 WORK: "Activities involving mental or physical effort in order to achieve a purpose or result"
  4. Anyone have one of those fancy elevating desks where the smaller the scale the higher you go? I`ve seen some used ones floating around and can`t help thinking i need one. That way i could implement different policies for different levels 😉
  5. What is your 3 unwritten rules of engagement before taking a seat at your hobby bench? Here`s mine, # Make sure access to room is under strict control/lockdown. # Next months electric bill has been paid. # Keep all open containers out of arms reach.
  6. Your only chance if you should be unfortunate enough to buy any of the new stuff. It may hold up to some home improvement project. Maybe they tried to reach the broader audience while giving the modeling folks a cold shoulder. I`m sitting here with two green and two white tubes and not even sure i `m gonna bother trying to sell them off to some other unfortunate chap. Indeed, Tamiya seems to have their shitzu in one piece so i say go for the Tamiya fillers.
  7. Another day, another finding. Probably my last one for a while. This time, the 1:72 scale SB2C Helldiver from CyberHobby. Again the numbers are striking. Kit box: 168 grams Instr/dec/p.e: 42 grams Empty sprues: 73 grams Actual kit parts: 40 grams Total weight: 323 grams/11.39 Oz. Just wanted to shed some light on this fellers and put things into perspective. There`s money in those numbers.
  8. Hah, i need to tell this to my modeling friend who isn`t into arc or any other modeling forums. He turned 40 on november 15th, 2019, lol.
  9. While keeping to the subject, i had a closer look at my S.M. 82 Italeri kit. What i found was very surprising. Kit box: 230 grams. Booklet/decals: 88 grams. Empty sprues: 137 grams. Actual kit parts: 142 grams. Total weight: 597 grams. That huge Italeri box would most likely have enough space inside it to accomodate for 10 S.M. 82 kits. There`s a LOT of dimensional weight hiding in there.
  10. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9do5DWA_hnI
  11. Labour would not be much higher. I think i would accept an increase of $1-2 for clean parts. If they change their production line technology it will be just as slick as it is today. Some companies offer prepainted canopies, why not offer precut parts? Getting the styrene into the mold has nothing to do with this. The sprue gates remain at the factory to be reused.
  12. Maybe they could clean up the parts at the factory or cast them without any attachment points. Maybe i am i a dreamer but it sure would be neato not having to clean up the parts and these days there isn`t any flash anyway. Shipping weight would be lower as well and maybe the boxes would be too! Just think about how much money you spent paying to ship plastic sprue gates/dimensional weight around the world. Think about that for a second or two and maybe there is some sense in my reasoning afterall?
  13. Future of humanity, ban plastic models? IDK about that. Technical aspects, it`s not exactly rocket science packing them in another fashion so don`t really follow you on that lead. One positive aspect would be the parts would be without any attachment points needing to be sanded/cut flush saving some time. Save thy planet ! 😇
  14. Lately i`ve been reflecting on the amounts of plastic inside a kit box and how much of it actually makes up the kit parts and how much is residual sprue gates to be thrown away. I bet in some kits these values are as high as 50/50 but a more realistic number is maybe 25%? Just for the fun of it i am going to weigh some of my model kits and see what`s up. And no i was not bitten by Greta Thunberg. 10 years from now, will we see model kits with the actual parts only and no sprue gates from environmental requirements?
  15. I`m still waiting for their russian pilot set (#72543) I don`t have my hopes up though. No good trying to communicate with Preiser, they may respond but they probably don`t like 1:72 scale people but rather H/O scale is my only reasoning. At this day and age we are lucky to choose from a broad specter of really high quality figures so i can live without Preiser, but yes they have some really nice figures.
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