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Old 12-07-2005, 01:35 PM
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David Cutler
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Default RE: ARF vs Kit build?

Just a mild observation.

There is a lot more difference between a scratch built model and a kit build than there is between a kit and an ARF.

In a scratch build, where, for example, you have to cut out the ribs, the accuracy of work has to be way more than the cutting found in, say, a laser cut kit. Things like keeping the knife vertical so that the edge of the rib is square become an issue.

Back in the Dark Ages, I used to build control line combat models for competition from scratch (that is, without even using plans) and it is a lot more difficult and time consuming than even building a kit.

-David C.
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