Re: Underbody detailing

Lee Gustafson

FWIW, Grandt and Precision Scale kits made excellent detail available in kit form. They provided the parts and did the engineering. Yes, the decision depends on the number of cars needed as well as the decision are these cars "contest cars" or "layout cars". Another question who will handle the cars, only you or other "operators" ? It also depends on in your heart and mind what makes you happy. That may not answer your question.

Lee Gustafson

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Fischer <Martinfischer8@...>
To: HOn3 <>
Sent: Mon, Jun 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Subject: [HOn3] Underbody detailing


currently I‘m kitbashing three gondolas. Part of the project is adding a more detailed brake system using the Grandt Line detail set.
This leads to my question:

If you look at car kits by eg. Grandt or Precision Scale a lot of time is required to detail the underbody. Once you put the finished car on track this is barely visible.

Probably the decision depends on the number of cars needed. Also competition models are a different thing.

Looking at published photos doesn’t give any clue. Probably everybody showcases the best models on that occasion.

So do you think this is worth it?
Do you detail all cars to the same level?
Do you detail them at all?

Just curious.


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