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Bussard collectors for 1/2500 and 1/1400 scale E

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Submitted By:

Caleb Whee

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While visiting a local art supplies store. I found these little gemstones, that had a flat chromed surface on one side, and were half hemispheres on the other. ( IMPORTANT NOTE, they must be rounded, & not faceted. ) they come in various colors, sizes and shapes and are very cheap. I had previously cut off the collectors on the old AMT Three piece adversary set Enterprise kit because of the mismatch in the engine halves. I offered up the right size gemstone to each engine and there you go, clear replacement Bussard collector, on the cheap. They give the model a life that painting doesn't give. And if you're in to lighting your ships? You also have a ready made lens thats ready for your lights once you remove the chrome. These also work with TOS Enterprise in other scale as well.


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