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Re: Touching up Paint on Ships
Instead of casting new parts for the Superiors why don't you call Pete Jr. at Alnavco and ask him to sell you the parts you require. I have ships from Superior that I have had more than forty years and have been through several strips and repaints, and along the way I have lost or damaged parts. Alnavco has always allowed me to purchase spares. The Superior line may not be the most accurate or detailed, but they are nearly indestructible, and when properly finished most of them turn out first rate. Not Neptune or Argos quality to be sure, but then again they were never meant to be when one considers their original purpose,
Check out the photos of some of them on their web site and see what can be done with them, especially the three Angled deck Essex Class done by Henry Snyder. They are stunning.
Paul and Kevin,
I'm not concerned with the resale value, I just want these ships to look good. I did sell off the commercial ships from the collection, I would like to concentrate on the warships. From the looks of it the vast majority of the models are Navis, Neptun, Mercator for the 1/1200 ones. Plus I believe I spoke to Paul last year about several carriers that were from earlier producers (carriers where I sent you some pictures). I can't find that email Paul!
For the recognition and Superior models, I just want them to look good too. Which may mean sculpting a couple of missing turrets, replacing masts, etc, which I already mentioned. For the old ships like you two mentioned, I'll post them up here and see what I should of should not do to them.