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#41 MiloMorai

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 1607 PM

How long does a mold last before it has to be replaced?


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Posted 30 August 2018 - 1855 PM

There are some Frog molds from the early 1960s that Revel is still using.

 

Matchbox molds from the 1970s as well.

 

It also depends on how mlds have been treated and any modifications.  For instance the original Airfix 1/72 Canberra mold was changed to produce the B-58   57  kit so that no more RAF Canberra could be produced.


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#43 MiloMorai

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 0245 AM

That must have been some trick to turn a Canberra into a B-58. :P

 

Doug you meant B-57, right?


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 0254 AM

that is the minus 1


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 0451 AM

Meanwhile   500    pieces for Universal Carrier track.....................

 

http://www.perthmili...b/mtl35240.html

 

I would have thought that someone would have simply made more accurate one piece tracks, or link and length, but 250 parts per track (links and pins)...  no wonder young people are not interested.


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 0454 AM

How long does a mold last before it has to be replaced?

 

Taking carriers:

 

https://www.airfix.c...k-gun-1-76.html

 

First produced 1964 and molds are still in use:  54 years


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 1254 PM

The HRTS (hyper realistic track syndrome) is an unfortunate by-product of modern day scale modelling. Some manufacturers though are taking note and are offering link-and-length in new or revised older kits (Tamiya, Finemolds etc).


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 1331 PM

I believe the old Monogram 1/48 F/A-18 molds from 1983 or so are still being used. 


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Posted 31 August 2018 - 1644 PM

The first kit my dad ever built in the mid-50s was Revells 1/60th scale Vought F7U Cutlass, which was first issued in 1953 and re-released as late as 2010 in a new box.


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 0612 AM

Found this, http://www2.basf.us/...901a5e180004878


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Posted 01 September 2018 - 0712 AM

The first kit my dad ever built in the mid-50s was Revells 1/60th scale Vought F7U Cutlass, which was first issued in 1953 and re-released as late as 2010 in a new box.

it is still available


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Posted 05 September 2018 - 1345 PM

Not sure if it was here....

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Posted 18 September 2018 - 2359 PM

The first kit my dad ever built in the mid-50s was Revells 1/60th scale Vought F7U Cutlass, which was first issued in 1953 and re-released as late as 2010 in a new box.

 

The first kit that I ever came in contact with was a Monogram car kit.  Given to me as a Christmas present.  I think that I was seven or eight, so we are looking at 1963 /1964.  My mother build it for me.

 

I have just taken delivery of the same kit, for memory's sake.


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