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I've been a regular camper/modeller for 30 years

July 30 2012 at 4:58 PM

Pete Morrison  (Login veltro-uk)
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Response to Kit instructions sheet alternative. Your opinions please

Camping holidays are major build opportunities for me. I've built kits in fields, woods, on beaches, in caravans, and on the tailgate of my pickup. Most often no PC & network to hand in these places (and I can't see worthwhile detail in pictures on the silly little screens of cellphones). So give me paper every time! I usually fold the instruction sheet and keep/clip it in my modelling tool box lid, for easy reference as I build.

On more complex projects (e.g. the RoG 1/72 B-17) I also mark off construction as each stage is completed. And, regardless of build sequence, I frequently scribble colours on the sheets against components and sub-assemblies (especially as I often don't use the manufacturer's own colour references).

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