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Early Aviation
Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
Albatros D.I / II upgrade
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 25, 2004
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Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 12:30 AM UTC

In building historically based model kits we as the modeler / builder have to ask ourselves . . . what is enough detail in scale? Resin casting is proven to be ideal for lower volume and sharp detailed prototype parts and kits. Most of the kits offered in resin would never be offered in injected moulded styrene plastic, due to the costs being prohibitive for such a small market. In the Czech Republic Black Dog has a growing reputation for quality scale items.

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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: November 06, 2005
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Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 02:18 AM UTC
Nice review Stephen.

Answered a couple of questions about (A) the Windhoff radiator details and the general enhancement over the plastic equivalent parts. So much more than just control surfaces. Only thing I see looks odd is the amount of bulge on the tyres seems excessive.

Great review, a nice set....might drag my Eduard DII out the stash for this....now resin engines...

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Posted: Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 06:14 AM UTC
Would like to see Black Dog go into 1:32nd scale for some of the older Roden kits.