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Posted By: Graeme Ogg
Posted On: Wednesday March 13, 2019 at 9:57 AM
 
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I don't own any Autocult models, JR, but of course the delicate detailing is a common problem.
I don't play with my models on the kitchen floor while making discreet "vroom, vroom" noises (or at least, you would have a hard time getting me to admit it) but even gently picking up a modern resin + photo-etch model in order to position it for photographing, then getting it re-attached to its base in one piece, is a very risky business.

I tried it with a Matrix Buick wagon a while back and FIVE pieces of P/E side trim fell off. I still haven't summoned up the nerve to try and re-attach them without getting glue marks on the bodywork (or detaching something else in the process)

More recently I received a Neo model of the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost with one headlamp detached from its incredibly delicate P/E mounting. In my desperate attempts to re-attach it I managed to knock off the other headlamp and a rear-view mirror (and I can't even see where the mirror should go back on).

I guess it's the price we pay for fine scale detailing, but it does make life scary for those of a nervous disposition.

Of course, given that these days I seem to have the manual delicacy of a Neanderthal, I should maybe switch to collecting Victorian house bricks or toilet seats.

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Newest releases from Autocult by Randy Rusk #25542
Newest releases from Autocult by Fitzgerald Ireland #25542.1
I love Autocult - their philosphy, model choices and finesse...however... by John Roberts #25542.2
I don't own any Autocult models, JR, but of course the delicate detailing is a common problem. by Graeme Ogg #25542.2.1
Lol. This reminds me of how I learned to never use crazy glue to repair detached bits.... (EOM) by Jack Dodds #25542.2.1.1
Or very early Brooklin models, Graeme ;-) (EOM) by Ralf Buyer #25542.2.1.2
That's why mine stay attached to their plastic bases [Is 'plinths' a real word]? (EOM) by Mark Lampariello #25542.2.1.3
FYI, yes, "plinth" is a real word. It means a "supporting base". Plinths is the plural. (EOM) by Graeme Ogg #25542.2.1.3.1
As opposed to plintaii or plintae....... (EOM) by Jack Dodds #25542.2.1.3.1.1
I've had some parts detach without even opening the case. (EOM) by Jay Golan #25542.2.1.3.2
I’m always nervous with the likes of Matrix, Esval etc when I photograph them for this Forum by Mike Coupe #25542.2.1.4




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