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Photo Etch
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 28, 2003 7:17 PM
While visiting a review site it featured a verlinden detail set for the f-15 it features pictures of the instructions and they seem very dificult, are photo etch details hard to install or is all a walk in the parkTongue [:P]
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 28, 2003 7:27 PM
If you have never used photoetch before, I would suggest trying a simpler set. The Verlinden sets are beautiful, in my opinion, but require a level of experience to install successfully.
I would suggest, if you would like to give P.E. a try, looking at the "Zoom" sets from Eduard. Their brass is easier to fold, and the sets aren't as complicated as Verlinden. They also feature pre-painted ones. Their cost is also far lower than Verlinden. Be aware that you need CA (super glue) or epoxy to bond these parts to plastic & to eachother.
Hope this helps.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 29, 2003 1:22 PM
thanks but on this particular detail set you must cut the plastic for access panels i have no problem with that but how well does verlinden usualy explain how to put the peices in. i saw a photo of the instructions but they dot explan very well (dosent say were to cut for the access panels) if any one has used this detail set tell me how easy (or hard) it is
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Posted by erush on Saturday, November 29, 2003 7:03 PM
Chris, the instructions in most Verlinden kits are in fact pretty poor and require a good bit of interpretation and figureing it out from refrences. The parts themselves are pretty good but be aware that the fit can vary also. If you have to trim a kit part, build the p/e or resin parts first so you can measure them and see what really needs to come off the kit. Occasionally it'll bite ya. Just take your time and you can do it. Patience is the key.

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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 29, 2003 9:42 PM
I've been working on several kits with Verlinden Parts, and have to agree with erush. The parts themselves are great and have incredible detail. it's unfortunate that their instructions are not the same. Vague would be a word that would almost describe the lack of instructions in their instructions. If you decide to use their products, test fit often, and always check your references.


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