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Re: to clarify...
Posted by William Smallshaw on May 9, 2021, 3:32:54, in reply to "to clarify...
These moldings are solid. Just carve them off.
I'm under the assumption that when I remove the blob part, there will be a hole in the plastic that needs to be patched and filled right? It's been a while since I did that tamiya kit.
Les is right - the final answer is replacement by a PE piece. That's the easiest part.
For me, the challenge is to remove the solid blob part. I have a thing that was called a Micro Chisel, from a now-defunct company called Mission Models. Alternatively, X-Acto has a chisel-point blade that is squared across the front, but it isn't as hefty as the Mission thing, so with the X-Acto tool you need to have a gentle touch while cleanly cutting away the mass of plastic.
So currently I have an itch to do either a 350th USS Arizona or a 1/700 Iowa class BB.
Both have those stupid molded on inclined ladders. When I did a Tamiya Missouri 20 years ago, I tried removing them, but had no easy way of fixing them.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with them?
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