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Multi-Media Models: Part One
with Evan Allen
With the recent release of the new plastic Panther series and Panzer IV Ausf J track and components sprues it’s a really good time to look at what’s involved in assembling and even modifying multimedia kits and models. You’ll be pleased to hear that these are just the first in another bunch of new sets that will be making an appearance over the next wee while, and all of them are designed to make your life a little bit easier and give you even better detailed models along with plenty of choice. The one piece plastic tracks, with more and better detail than the metal ones, are possible due to the use of slide tool technology where multi part steel mould tools can create three-dimensional details without having to resort to using a bunch of smaller and fiddlier bits glued together instead.
Learn more about the Master Modeller, Evan Allen here...
Left: Evan, kicking it old skool.
The plastic sprues also mean you won’t have the
need to sometimes get rid of excess metal flashing, sort miscast parts
or even have the odd missing piece. The ability to modify and even make
scratch-built models will be enhanced as some enterprising modellers
have already shown is possible with a little thought.
Learn more about the Panzer IV J here...
Right: The Panzer IV Ausf J assembled using the new plastic components.
Join me again next week as I explore the nature of the resin components used in creating Flames Of War miniatures.
Read all about resin components in part two here...
Read all about metal components in part three here...