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  1. I really like the tread on the motorcycle tires on the Hoquet sculpt, though admittedly, they would make for a very rough & uncomfortable ride. *Dodges flying tomatoes*
  2. Interesting parts breaknown after a few glances. I believe the sprue shown in the pic below is for the black/dark grey parts. The areas I hatched in red should be light grey, but if you look closely, there's a marked depression, indicating that the light grey armor parts will fit over the top of these.
  3. I hope you guys are almost done, cos there's less than 2 weeks to go.
  4. Hmm. The pod looks a tad narrow. I'll be curious to see how big it turns out to be, but I suspect it'll be on the small side. Price is good, though.
  5. Heads-up! I've got two (2) brand new Bandai 1/72 Millennium Falcon Perfect Grade kits for sale. $1400 Canadian dollars for both, or $750 Canadian dollars each, and that includes shipping within Canada and the US. PM me if interested.
  6. You may be correct about rendering a broken part in 3D being equally complicated. Assuming the broken part could be successfully removed from the toy and temporarily glued back together with CA glue, a silicone mold of the part could be made and then new parts could be cast in a stronger material. Either way, the cost would likely be prohibitive, and while certain resins are made to reproduce the physical properties of ABS in the short-term, the dirty secret with some resin products is that they will eventually turn brittle themselves over time.
  7. That's a challenging fix. If you had the dexterity, a small enough drill bit and same diameter brass/steel rod, you could reinforce the snapped ball-joint, but it would still be very fragile. Ideally, I would push-out the rivet that's still on the fairing, have someone 3D print the broken part in a tougher material and use that as a replacement. At the core, this is a materials problem that Sentinel needs to address, because as you can see from the pressed rivets, the toys aren't made to be disasembled and if someone doesn't have the skills to perform that kind of repair, it will only make the problem worse.
  8. Those parts look like ABS or something similar. Putty won't bond to it and it will constantly crack. Ideally the part should be replaced. I think this is something that 3D printing can do well, provided that something tough (nylon?) is used.
  9. Or just a different type of plastic, which wouldn't necessitate new tooling and can just as readily solve the issue.
  10. A month to go! Put those modelling skills to good use and stand a chance to win a 1/48 Bio LLoyd kit. The parts for the green version were offered only once with the initial run, and will never be re-issued.
  11. Bump! Y'all have until the end of the day on October 31 to make the Horizontal ship re-issue happen.
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