Easy innovation for instructionsJuly 23 2012 at 9:15 PM
|David Bourland (Login DavidBourland)|
from IP address 18.104.22.168
I wish each step of the instructions would tell me what sprue were used in that step.
I don't have the work space to layout all sprue, but I could layout two or three.
I could do it myself and I will try on my next project but it would be so easy for a company.
Anyone else like the idea? Have other ideas about better instructions.
Sprues and numbers ! Great idea !
|July 23 2012, 9:52 PM |
Also, if all sprues were mapped on the instruction sheet AND big enough to read - for us oldies - that would help !
Some mnfrs do already. But Miniart figs are bad at it - they don't even number the parts on the sprue! Argh.
Sounds like old Testors kits
|July 24 2012, 10:07 AM |
the yellow box ones from the 1980s. They labeled the sprues with a symbol in the instructions, usually a circle, square and a triangle on a cut out page. Then when you built the kit, it listed part 12 triangle, you knew what sprue it was from.
Tamiya and Dragon both use a letter to call out the sprues.
|Frank V. De Sisto|
I always thought it would be nice...
|July 24 2012, 5:48 PM |
...if the reference source for markings and painting info was noted on the kit instruction's painting guide.
Book title, author, publisher, ISBN and page (or web-site address) would be very helpful. It is very likely the manufacturers know where they got their info, so why not share and make it all-the-more-easier for modlers to confirm?
Many after-market decal manufacturers (Archer, Bison and Echelon come to mind) provide such info as an aid to their customers.
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