DML Aegis kits

DML Aegis kits

Joined: November 6th, 2008, 3:30 pm

April 25th, 2011, 4:54 pm #1

As a pilot who builds armor, a question: recently bought a DML Aegis 1/350 kit, actually two different kits. The hulls are covered with rows of "bumps" like large rivits, and I mean "large" for 1/350 scale. No photos I have show these bumps. Is this a mistake? Should they be removed?
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Ed Grune
Ed Grune

April 25th, 2011, 5:17 pm #2

... a Ticondeoga-class cruiser. Both are AEGIS equipped platforms.

The Dragon Burke kits owe their pedigree to Panda's Burke. Panda went out of business and Dragon obtained the molds. Panda made Flight I, II, and IIa variants. All of the Panda variants featured the zits you mention. They are supposed to be inhaul padeyes. These are U-shaped pieces of wire welded to the hull to faciliate overboard hull maintainance. Clip on and haul the work platform closer to the side of the hull.

You have two options:
1) sand them off and forget about them (preferred)
2) sand them off and replace them with tiny Us of fine wire inserted onto holes drilled in the hull
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Ed Grune
Ed Grune

April 25th, 2011, 5:23 pm #3




From the Navy Newsstand at navy.mil
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len philpot
len philpot

April 29th, 2011, 6:37 pm #4

... a Ticondeoga-class cruiser. Both are AEGIS equipped platforms.

The Dragon Burke kits owe their pedigree to Panda's Burke. Panda went out of business and Dragon obtained the molds. Panda made Flight I, II, and IIa variants. All of the Panda variants featured the zits you mention. They are supposed to be inhaul padeyes. These are U-shaped pieces of wire welded to the hull to faciliate overboard hull maintainance. Clip on and haul the work platform closer to the side of the hull.

You have two options:
1) sand them off and forget about them (preferred)
2) sand them off and replace them with tiny Us of fine wire inserted onto holes drilled in the hull
many thanks
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