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My question is why buy any kit if you feel the need to hyperdetail?
I see a lot of these expensive detail sets that basically replace the kit. Why buy the kit if so flawed or lacks the detail you would expect to receive in the scale you wish?
I being a 1/700 modeler have to accept much detail is lost due to scale. Enhancement for me these days is any small change that keeps the model simple to build with a level of detail one would expect to see in such small scale. 3D parts being top on my list. For me the hyperdetail sets in 1/700 are a expensive sales seduction offering perfection which is never attainable for one reason or another.
Just my two cents on hyperdetail sets.
A few days ago I watched a YOUTUBE video of a guy using a hyperdetailing set for the 1:200 Missouri. Having been on three of the Iowas, a number of the details did not look right. I checked my photos and saw a lot of discrepancies.
Jim Slade sent me some of his measured drawings that clearly showed the discrepancies. When I pointed them out to Jim, he sent excerpts of blueprints showing that they clearly were discrepancies.
This makes me wonder, what is the point of hyperdetailing in error? I'd think that you'd be better off with no details than wrong details.
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