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Old 05-25-2021, 06:36 AM
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Having being done both kinds, I'll say that a good plastic model from a good brand is superior, no discusion.
But the paper models have some advantages. First, you can reprint the parts each time you want. Second, it's more challenging. Third, it's easier to make changes, like another version of the plane (or even a sister ship that hasn't being released). You can do a very detailed repaint with any graphic program without worring about smudging the paint job.
It's cheaper, too. It means that you can build a lot more. You can gift or dump any model you feel unhappy with, and rebuild again without you wife being upset.

Having said that, I use a mixed metod that I don't think many can do, and it's to use all the parts (like cockpits, decals, wheels and weapons) that I have hoarded from my plastic years, and use them in my paper models. My Fw-190a-5, for example, has a plastic cockpit. Many of them have decals. And I reinforce them so they will last at least 30 years or more. And, seen them side to side, the difference is minimal and depend, of course, of each model and how good did you feld when you did it
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Old 05-25-2021, 07:49 AM
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Very interesting Greg and a great subject too. I love the Dr.1. I built the Guillow's stick and tissue version many years ago.

Do you plan on doing a simultaneous build to show a side by side comparison along the way? I'm anxious to see the Meng version come together. I hear there are lots of options in that kit to choose from. You'll have lots of left overs for the parts bin. Maybe you could make a copy of the Orlik kit and throw together a hybrid of the two.
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Old 05-26-2021, 12:34 PM
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Currently on vacation but did start this project the other day.

I assembled a few pieces of the Meng cockpit to start but need to paint a few things before going further. BTW I don't like painting much.

I have yet to cut into the Orlik kit but have been doing some planning with it. The kit has a pattern for the control stick that just looks a bit too fiddly to do well. However, the Meng kit has two control sticks depending on which version is built. So, technically the Orlik build will be a hybrid because I have a perfectly good control stick that I can use without making another one from scratch....

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Old 05-26-2021, 10:03 PM
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looking forward to the comparison of your build. The F-14s in the thread are pretty comparable. Depends the priority I suppose. Cost vs detail. Not sure lots of detail is not over rated. There seems to be no limit to how much can be added.
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Old 05-28-2021, 02:13 PM
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Old 05-28-2021, 03:08 PM
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i switched from plastic to paper in 1984 for one simple reason. discovered i hate painting
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Old 06-07-2021, 06:33 PM
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Ordered some aftermarket stuff for the meng kit. So this one is on hold for a bit. Sorry....
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