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Re: Touching up Paint on Ships
When it comes to the post-war made mass produced models by companies like Navis/Neptun, Hai, Delphin, Hansa,Trident, Star etc., nothing is forbidden. Models made in more limited editions by SeaVee, Quadrant, and a few others should be left alone, unless repairs are needed. In the case of antique models by Bassett Lowke etc. that's a whole different matter and bears a more lengthy discussion. If you're at all concerned about resale value, then you're in the wrong hobby.
Some of us repaint and camouflage and modify models to suit own own taste. This may actually enhance resale value, although, except in rare cases, that is an unintended consequence.
Hello All, I am new to the collecting hobby, I only started this last year. I did acquire a couple of bulk lots, some of the ships have worn paint and have bent barrels and masts. I do NOT want to do like I did with other collectibles, if you touch or clean them you lower their value. But for these, which are 2/3rds European 1/1250 scale, and maybe a 1/3rd US 1/1200 scale, is it okay to clean them up and touch up their paint? Re-rig their topmasts and towers? I don't want to make a mistake if this is "forbidden"!
Or is it "Verboten"?