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Kurt Ploszczyniec


I recently turned a kit bashed HMS Ark Royal into the USS Exeter, a heavy cruiser from the Romulan Wars. I figured she'd look moree interesting with damage, so I went about burning with a lighter. Bad move, it's hard to control, and the heat just melts plastic. Looks like big burn marks. So get the heads of matches, break them off, lay them on the hull and light them. They burn for 2 seconds, but it is so quick and hot, that it only burns thru the top few layers of paint, making it look as though the impact has burnt of the paint work. Works well for asteroid collissions too. I'm sure I read this somewhere else, so whoever thought of it, well done, and I'm passing on the idea.

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