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Georgeconna
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Wed May 23, 2018 11:16 am

Cor thats looking nice now and not and a bat or superman conversion on this one. That dio looks cool too.


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George
kpnuts
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Thu May 24, 2018 7:56 pm

Hi all well to say I'm disappointed with eduard pe is an understatement I've removed the plastic from the deck that the eduard instructions tell you to so how do I put the box when folded in the first two pics over the larger box.

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There are several more folded boxes so I assume I will have the same problem with them, that is problem one with the eduard set number two the instructions show 2 part 30 and there are indeed two boxes on the deck which need those parts here is what eduard supply

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As you can see only 1 part 30 and of course as I've already mentioned earlier in the build there are no where near enough scuttles supplied.

Number 3 their numbering on the frets has no logic at all number 84 being next to number 172 171 being next to 80 takes longer to find the part than it takes to atattch it.

Number 4 the folding instructions are pretty much non existent. 

I've not had a lot of experience with pe but considering eduard are up there with the priceyest. I have to say it's the worst I've used so far. I think I will stick with mk1 and pontos from now on.
kpnuts
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Sat May 26, 2018 8:05 pm

Hi all here is an example of the eduard instructions.

The circle shows pe to be added to the top of the boxes (anything to be removed is highlighted in red) as you can see from the pencil arrow and as you can see from the fret it's not even the right shape the boxes as modelled by Tamiya (who I'm inclined to believe above eduard) are oblong eduard model them square. I'm using the eduard pe as I bought it but judging by what I've seen so far I don't trust eduard, Tamiya on the other hand are a well respected model producer with years of experience behind them. This is definitely the very last eduard pe I will buy. What annoys me most is they are supposed to be a premium pe producer as I've now discovered paying premium prices with pe dosnt mean you get premium products. 

I've not had much experience with pe but the cheapest I've bought so far is the mk1 pe and it blows eduard out the water.

Someone said they do great aircraft pe (the best available, well I say to eduard stick to aircraft, I don't build aircraft so not a product I'm ever likely to buy)

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Georgeconna
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Sat May 26, 2018 11:53 pm

flipping heck thats a lot of PE, Not sure how you can surmount your problem with the small boxes over the bigger one, TBH At that Scale I would of left them as is.
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George
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jaydee
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Sun May 27, 2018 1:10 am

What a model, Looking forward to the final result. :o)b
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Vinny
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Mon May 28, 2018 11:17 am

Dunno how I missed the progress of this one. Man alive that's some amount of photoetch on this one! :o Unreal detail! Fantastic work Ken! :DX I'm surprised about the Eduard etch, they're usually top notch! Which is what you'd expect considering the research that goes into them and of course the price.

Thanks for posting!
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kpnuts
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Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:59 pm

Thanks mates
Hi all well now we've got our phone and internet back I can start posting again
Here are the kit supplied pompoms
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Which to be fair are pretty good
Stupidly I used the eduard ones to be fair they are amazing trouble is I have to now make 7 more of them.
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Vinny
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Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:08 pm

:o Wow! Those photoetch details are outstanding! Damn impressive!

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kpnuts
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Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:11 pm

Hi all, well I seem to have so little time for modelling these days, i would have done double this in a day a yr ago, it's annoying how little time I get for modelling these days.

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kpnuts
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Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:18 pm

hi all more PE done sorry for the glacially slow progress but I don't get much modelling time these days.

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