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Resicast 4 Gallon Flimsies
c5flies
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Posted: Sunday, July 01, 2012 - 03:46 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a look at a set of 4 gallon flimsies (fuel cans), a new release from Resicast.

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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 04:59 AM UTC
These are two of only three kits of flimsies with the correct handle. the other set is from Quick-Wheel, but they are the later "improved" flimsies with the filler cap similar to POW cans. These are a much needed addition for modelers who build early war British subjects. I did assist in the development of this kit but having correct flimsies has always been one of my pet peaves and I thank Resicast for producing this kit.
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 06:09 AM UTC
Having reviewed these for AMPS, the only additional comment I would make is that the masters for these have been made by the rapid prototyping (RP) method that is becoming more and more common. As such the detail is unparalleled, but the surface of the parts is somewhat rough, being a legacy of the RP process that hasn't been cleaned up or smoothed out. These will need s little attention from a fine grit paper or some sraping with a sharp knife on the flat surfaces and a dip in Future to provide a smoother surface.

This isn't a criticism as much as it is notice of a clean-up step that you should perform prior to painting, especially if using a glossy or metallic paint finish.

The detail on these things really is great.

Paul
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Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 10:09 PM UTC
Hi Miran and Paul,

Thanks for the aditional infor/thoughts guys.

Cheers

Al