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Postby MannixBonsi » Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:24 am

Hi have bought 2 models off of Ebay and i was very disappointed. They were made out of cardboard and not plastic. From now on i am going to buy from dealers.



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Re: Models on Ebay

Postby dmaynard » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:13 am

Yes, Ebay can be a crap shoot. Card-stock models can be quite detailed, but they aren't as robust as plastic models. I have purchased several items from Ebay, but only stuff that I know the manufacturer of the item, and only from top rated sellers.
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Re: Models on Ebay

Postby MannixBonsi » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:33 am

Hi David,

Is there anyway to tell the difference? the carboard cutouts looked like they were the plastic models.


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Re: Models on Ebay

Postby dmaynard » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:46 am

If the seller doesn't say, then it can be difficult. Name brand kits, like Pola and Faller are most certainly plastic kits. No name kits could be anything. Some guys are 3D printing plastic kits, while others are printing card-stock kits.
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Re: Models on Ebay

Postby MannixBonsi » Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:33 pm

Thanks David.
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