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Sean Carter


Looking for a cheap source of interesting shaped/colored bits to use on your models? Try taking apart old electronics. Calculators, modems, andthing with a circuit board offers a world of little transistors, chips and wires that can be used to make your model really stand out. Most of them are pre-colored, and make great additions to cockpits or exposed electronics areas. They also add great surface detail when glued on and painted over. I recently used a couple of old modems as sources for parts for a super-detailed Pro Shop X-Wing, and it looks great!

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