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Re: Roud 2 New 1/1000 scale Oberth and BoP for 2018.

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:54 pm
by el gato
jkb-1 wrote:I wonder which would be least expensive, to rework the Cadet mold of the E-B into an Excelsior, or create a new one from the plans for the 1/1000 parts to build the NX or NCC version.
If this is something R2 is considering, I hope they would choose to build new ones from the 1000 scale version. That E-B kit is garbage

Re: Roud 2 New 1/1000 scale Oberth and BoP for 2018.

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:01 pm
by Tesral
el gato wrote:If this is something R2 is considering, I hope they would choose to build new ones from the 1000 scale version. That E-B kit is garbage
Worst of the lot. Soft, difficult to assemble and looks awful. The reason I do not have one on the shelf.

Re: Roud 2 New 1/1000 scale Oberth and BoP for 2018.

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:06 pm
by SKO
Tesral wrote:
el gato wrote:If this is something R2 is considering, I hope they would choose to build new ones from the 1000 scale version. That E-B kit is garbage
Worst of the lot. Soft, difficult to assemble and looks awful. The reason I do not have one on the shelf.
Who in god's name makes a kit that size without guiding pins? I have nightmares about those nacelles, too.

Re: Roud 2 New 1/1000 scale Oberth and BoP for 2018.

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:29 am
by MadManMUC
Tesral wrote:Worst of the lot.
Surely not worse than the 537 Reliant: also soft and inaccurate but, more dramatically, absolutely miserable alignment problems on the major parts (hull, nacelles).

Re: Roud 2 New 1/1000 scale Oberth and BoP for 2018.

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:31 pm
by Tesral
MadManMUC wrote:
Tesral wrote:Worst of the lot.
Surely not worse than the 537 Reliant: also soft and inaccurate but, more dramatically, absolutely miserable alignment problems on the major parts (hull, nacelles).

"The Lot" being the 1/2500 offerings. in that case.

Re: Roud 2 New 1/1000 scale Oberth and BoP for 2018.

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:14 pm
by el gato
Of the 13 R2/PL/AMT 2500 offerings, definitely the worst