Re: Unbuilt kits
A few resin kits have been outdone in plastic, but not many of them. A number have been done
with lower overall quality (e.g. omission of details) such as the Red Caboose PFE wood reefers
(when compared to the Sunshine kits). And resin kits often have variations not offered in plastic.
The first really big murder of a resin kit I remember was the Proto 2000 Greenville gondola. Just
the year before that Sunshine had released a model of the car, which was a hugely popular prototype
that existed in large numbers. I built one of the Sunshine gons and it was a better replica than the
plastic car, but the difference was mostly in the underframe and even Richard Hendrickson didn't
think modelers should bother to model normally invisible details. :-) The same thing happened to
Byron Rose's AAR 50 ton standard flat car. Also 'done in' by Proto 2000. :-D
On 3/27/2022 6:24 PM, mopacfirst wrote:
I too have a layout to build, but I have surveyed all my remaining painted and lettered plastic kits and I'm trying to get the last of them built. That will probably happen this year. At least, the ones that are fairly accurate. Some of the remainder may go in the dunk tank if they're a body style I need, or they may go out.