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1/72nd A-25A-5-CS Shrike
betheyn
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Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 - 07:18 AM UTC
Andy Brazier reviews Cyber-Hobbies 1/72nd offering of the A-25A-5-CS Shrike, the US Army Air Force''s variant of the Helldiver.

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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 02:57 AM UTC
Dear Mister Brazier. I have a question, I've been doing models probably longer than you, I began in the 60's but I don't know the answer to something you stated in your excellent review.

You said: As expected from a new tooled release there is no flash.

Does it means, if I understand well (duh) that as they make copies of this plane, the longer they do, the tools they use will get older and small spaces will appear and plastic will infiltrate in it and make flash onto the sprues?

Thank you in advance for your answer.

Marc/ubisuck
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Posted: Saturday, December 21, 2013 - 06:07 AM UTC

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Dear Mister Brazier. I have a question, I've been doing models probably longer than you, I began in the 60's but I don't know the answer to something you stated in your excellent review.

You said: As expected from a new tooled release there is no flash.

Does it means, if I understand well (duh) that as they make copies of this plane, the longer they do, the tools they use will get older and small spaces will appear and plastic will infiltrate in it and make flash onto the sprues?

Thank you in advance for your answer.

Marc/ubisuck


Hi Marc,
Thankyou for your kind words.
In answer to your question.
On injection moulded kits sometimes the two halves of the mould do not meet perfectly and some molten plastic can squeeze out in between the molds. The result is parts that have a thin flap of plastic all around the edge where the seam is. This rarely happens on recently released kits that are produced with new moulds, and tends to happen more with older kits that have been in circulation for a number of years.
Hope that helps.
Andy