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Re: Best of the Comet/Autheticast/Superior models
it seems the bigger the better, Montana, United States, Lexington multi stacker!
Anyone in our current audience who attended the Alnavco 40th Anniversary celebration in Norfolk in 2005 would agree that with patience, some scratch built upgrades, and a careful paint job the Superior models can turnout to be very pleasing models. Mike Meyer, John Olsen, Dan Muir, and I all brought examples of their favorite Superior models. Maybe, sharing a few pictures would lend credence to my opinion.
At this time I am upgrading my Superior Maru's with scratchbuilt masts and cranes, a complete re-paint, Figurehead deck cargo, Cap Aero "cocooned" aircraft and now adding Paper Labs extraordinary IJN AA guns and I really like the results. They will never be Neptun/Spider Navy/SeaVee etc. models but they can sail alongside these gems in a diorama and they are all unique because you the modeler did all the work.
Battleship IOWA as redone in the 1970s and IJN cruiser MOGAMI, same time.
The original USS Montana - best look category.
I think that many in our community would agree that makers such as Neptun, Spider Navy, Seavee and a handful of others represent the apex of the model-producers mountain. I also suspect that many collectors, especially in North America, got their start collecting Comet/Authenticast/Superior models. Now, I'd like people to chime in please... What Comet/Superior/Authenticast model was/is the best with regard to casting quality, fidelity of detail, and overall best "look?"
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