Re: Resin Kits w/cast-on grabs/ladders


Jim King
 

I agree with Frank’s idea.  Resin kits scare a lot of would-be builders, just like piles of etched brass sheets in a diesel kit do. 

 

With a little ingenuity, which Frank has in abundance, the ladder stiles and rungs can be designed with tapered sides that help create the illusion of separate pieces.  That’s 1 of the many advantages of using rubber molds vs. traditional metal molds:  negatively drafted, shallow features mean nothing.  If properly done, looking dead-on to the model will look just fine.  Only shadows may allude to something else but careful weathering can hide some of that too.

 

Good for you, Frank!

 

Jim King

(828) 777-5619

www.smokymountainmodelworks.com

 

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