A couple quick questions for the modelers present. If you were going to spend your hard earned money on detail parts, what form would you like to see them?
Let me explain - Since I've started collecting/modeling in 2-Rail O, I've noticed a surprising sporadic lack of detail considering the physical size of the model(s). A perfect example is with the Atlas F7 - beautiful model with one of the worst fuel tanks I've ever seen....especially if the prototype you want to model runs skirt-less.
So, using the F7 fuel tank as an example, if a replacement was offered, would it be worth it to you to have it injection molded, or would you be satisfied with 3D printing? And if the later, which technology do you prefer?
I have several detail parts that I've created, and printed, with the intent to offer them for other modelers (if I think the fuel tank sucks, I'm sure others do as well) but I'm curious if you consider 3D printed parts 'good enough'?
And since I'm using the F7 fuel tank as an example - here is an unfinished early 3D CAD model -
One more question - do any of you know how many of each model are produced? Based on how difficult it is to find anything, I'd say the numbers are really low, but I really have no idea.