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Verlinden detail set for the Has1/32 F-16

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    November 2005
Verlinden detail set for the Has1/32 F-16
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 29, 2003 5:42 PM
Hi all,

I purchased the Verlinden detail set for 1/32 F-16 from Hasegawa. To my surprise, the bucket, and in general the whole set looks much worse that a similar set from CAM. It does not look crisp! All the detailes are blurred. Did I get a bad detail set or is this the norm for the Verlinden set?

Thanks,

Ion
  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Pominville, NY
Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Thursday, May 29, 2003 6:17 PM
I believe that the 32nd Verlinden F-16 set is an older piece, it's been around for quite awhile. In the beginning, Verlinden resin (as well as most resin) was kinda ugly. As the technology progressed, though, their stuff got much better. Really nice, as a matter of fact.

The master itself could have also been somewhat poorly done, by today's standards, anyway. The fidelity of detail present in the resin of the last several years is amazing compared to what was being done at the time this set was first produced.

In general, the old resin isn't as nice as the new stuff, and also; the molds used to produce resin castings are only usable for so many pours, then they begin to break down. This may also have improved over the years, but they will still need to be replaced. Perhaps you got a set that was poured toward the end of the mold's usefullness. Or, perhaps the master (or masters) is getting worn from so many cycles.

I think it could be a combination of all or some of this, but the root of the problem is most likely the age of the product. It's truly a product of it's time.

Fade to Black...
  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: Niagara Falls NY
Posted by Butz on Thursday, May 29, 2003 8:08 PM
Ion,
Just the other day I had a look see at the Verlinden set and I agree, the details looked a lil blurred.
Then again if this is an old release just being released w/ some added stuff that would explain the poor quality.
I have a few interiors for the 32d 16 by Black Box and WOW, does it look sweet.
The over all detailing and quality of the resin is superb. You might want to have a look see the next time you are at your local hobby shop.
Flaps up,Mike

  If you would listen to everybody about the inaccuracies, most of the kits on your shelf would not have been built Too Close For Guns, Switching To Finger

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