If you read my post, you also must have read that I said it was close enough. One reason I try to be that precise is that when you put the Trumpy hull on top of the Academy hull, they don't exactly match for size. Someone is going to ask "Which one is off?" I wanted to be sure that people knew that both were slightly off, but both were close enough.
: The difference between 1/700 and 1/702 made me
: laugh. Really? In this scale could your Mark
: 1 eyeball really tell the difference? Guys
: be grateful to have a new kit with
: corrections to add to your collection.
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: The science of cutting molds is a bit of an
: art form. The parts are ejected from the
: molds while still warm, and can have a bit
: of shrinkage. This shrinkage can be
: difficult to predict depending on the
: plastic used and the dimensions of the part.
: Mold design im itself is also a bit of an
: art as well, how the engineer decides to
: stack the dimensions can lead to errors in
: the overall dimension one decides to use as
: a metric for the scale, such as waterline
: length of the hull.
: The difference between 1/700 and 1/720 is
: significant. That between 1/700 and 1/702
: is probably within the margin of error
: within the molding/ tool design process. It
: is all not as easy as some would think.