Hey guys...taking a quick break at work to check to see what's happening on the site.
Jedi Dade...GREAT idea on the scribing! THANK YOU!! I'll remember that for next time! I was just using a thinner sheet of styrene as a guide which worked okay on the cylinders but not so much on the more complicated curves.
Ray...again, I'm not going to drop any names.
jedimaster...I completely agree with you. I'm not on a witch-hunt for anyone or to ruin anyone's reputation. I'll admit, the first set of wings were really bad and was pretty angry about them...but I contacted him and he fixed the worst of it with the second set, got them out to me and didn't charge me for shipping those. And if I recall, he paid for expedited shipping which was great! I'm happy with what I did on the new wings thus far and you really can't tell there were any issues with them at all.
The kit I got may HAVE been a fluke. Is the casting as good as some of the other kits I've gotten since? No. There were other parts in the kit that the resin was pretty thin, but I repaired them and are fine now. In all honesty, I don't think the kit is anywhere near horrible. It just needed some love and I was willing to give it some. Okay...that sounded pretty weird.
You guys are better judges of kit quality than I since I'm still new to this.
Again, I look at what I had to do to the kit as a challenge and a learning experience that I can use down the road. Especially if I'm going to attempt a 32" Falcon down the road. I've been having fun doing what I had to do...well, except the scribing ...and have been very humbled by all of the positive comments on my work.
Back to the wings one last time...our girls are at the grandparents house tonight so I'm going to have the time to finish painting them up and post what they look like this evening. I might even have the time to paint up the main body. I've also started working on a base and will get those up as well.
Thanks, all! --Dave