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Yo people. After just putting together another batch of space pups something annoyed me that did'nt quite annoy me as much as before (like a year ago or sumut..)... those mould(mold?) lines.
It seems that i had to spend half the time filing these HUGE marks off my models... they where everywhere i tell you... and the worst bits where on the smooth marine heads/leg/arm parts. I mean you could see these things a mile off. I can't remember this happening back in the glory days (a mere 4-7 years ago)... and its strange that i can't see any mold lines on my old models either, I know for a fact that i did'nt bother with filing away excess plastic all those years ago. :ninja:
Anyone noticed the same problem or am I just the last angry man here?
-SONS of RUSS member-
Exiled until 5thED redo...
You're not crazy.... I've had the same thing happen to me on occasion. The way I understand it when a mold reaches the end of its life it is much less precise and you will get larger mold lines. I've also seen different types of plastics have worse mold lines than others... all in all you just got a bad batch. I'm pretty sure its happened to all of us before... I personally hate filing the legs the most because they are so difficult to get to in some places.
I bought two BT upgrade sprues when they came out. The mold lines were ridiculous....almost impossible to deal with....so bad in fact that I called direct services....They sent me two new ones...something about the mold may not have been closed all the way....
Are you asking if they are getting worse as the years go on? Don't know....only been doing it 2 1/2 years.
just be happy that all of your models (aside from vehicles) aren't metal.
I play grey knights, and while the models are some of GW's best, the combination of lots of metal and lots more mold lines isn't pretty. what's even worse is that they usually appear right next to tiny little runes and details, and it takes forever to preserve them while trimming the mold lines.
by the way, if you're crazy, were all crazy. I started this system to pluck one hair out of my hair every time i got mad to keep myself under control, but stopped due to the fact i was always mad while sanding my models. On top of that, my moms not getting me any files, saying that sandpaper is good enough.