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JAFD2624 Jul 2017 3:43 a.m. PST

Salutations, gentlefolk,

Have a few of the 'Eaglewall' plastic 1/1200 kits, have been carrying around for … decades ??? Realized that I'd probably never build them, and they oughta go to someone who would enjoy them more than I (also, am retired, limited income, can use money)

So, unpacked the storage box, opened the HMS Warspite box, scanned the instruction sheet, checked the parts inventory. Found that two pieces were missing: one the 'B' barbette and the deckhouse on the forecastle, the other one of the mast top platforms.

Methinks I have three alternatives:
1 – sell the kit 'as is'
2 – fabricate replacement parts from stock plastic, sell them with the kit
3 – fabricate replacement parts, assemble and paint the kit, sell – or keep – the model.

Responses I've gotten are that the kit, with parts missing, is not worth much, so I'm likely to make the missing parts and build the model – but what are your thoughts on this ?

Two additional questions, then:

Is there a website 'twould be interested in the .pdf files of my scans of the instruction sheets ?

The hull and other large parts are the polystyrene plastic (like other 1960 vintage model kits). What's the best way to prepare this plastic for brush-on acrylic paints ?

Thanks, very much, for your feedback and ideas.

Yours, John Desmond

Midlander6524 Jul 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

I'd suggest you post on Dockside, a dedicated board for 1/1200 and 1/1250 waterline enthusiasts. There are several experienced Eaglewall modellers on there who I'm sure would be able to advise. there are

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