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Re: Use of Nano-Dread Technology
I use the nano-dread and 3D printed parts whenever I can. It's not cheating at all. Plus- using PE and other details in a build doesn't guarantee a prize-winning result. You still need to follow the basics of model building in order to have a successful outcome. It reminds me of when I used to race midgets and sprint cars. There was a big controversy and difference of opinion as to whether it was an unfair advantage to use wings on the cars, as they made the cars easier to drive, but the same drivers were always in front, with or without the wings. It's the same with model building. The builders who follow the basic tenets of building- proper fit and alignment of parts, no obvious seams, no glue spots, straight railings, nicely painted, etc., will always have the nicest looking finished product, with or without aftermarket detail parts.
I'm so thankful to know that there are many out there who have used Nano Dread model parts. I'm surprised after all this time, nothing has ever been posted on the Steel navy sight regarding these plastic deliverance's.
I've been leaning on these fantastic helpers for quite a long time. I've always called it 'cheating' when you don't use a P/E/ fret.
In my youth I could flip and fold 1/700 P/E 25mm A.A. guns but not today (or anymore). Nevertheless, I think the plastic Nano Dread looks more realistic than the metal frets we are used to working with.
I just can't wait for my MUSASHI to arrive. I'm guessing here but I'd bet in the future, Nano Dread will make it possible to super detail the main gun turrets for the YAMATO / MUSASHI in 1/700 scale (just like you can when you make the 1/350th scale re-tooled Tamiya full hull YAMATO).
Pure guessing on my part.
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