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3D Resin Accessories
Blacklight 3D Automotive Resin Castings
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by: Joel Willstein [ JOEL_W ]

BLACKLIGHT DESIGN
Blacklight Design is a new model company located in Saint Martin. One of the principle owners is our very own Gabriel Szeitz.

email address: blacklightpublishers@gmail.com
Web site site: www.bld-thega.com

They're specializing in high quality 3D printed Diorama accessories, figures, water slide custom decals (only a few Carbon Fiber sheets to date), and model kits that are mostly 1/24-1/25 Nascar stock cars. Kind of a strange race car subject, as Nascar is strictly a USA based racing series.

PRODUCT REVIEWS
I received for review a 1/24 scale Pilot figure, 1/24 scale jerry cans of various types, and 1/25 scale road cones.

The figure is labeled as a Generic Racing Pilot, it's unique in that it's a full face helmet with the visor in the down position, so I'm going to paint it as though it's a race car driver. This also eliminates the most difficult part of figure painting: the face. The figure measures 7.5 cm in height, and is well proportioned. I was impressed with the fact that it stands without the need for a base that it would be glued to. It's printed in a gray resin which has a slightly textured matt surface. Once primed which they highly recommend, should give you the perfect surface to have the look of fabric. Another issue that new figure painters have is painting realistic hands. They also solved this issue by sculpting gloves on both hands. The figure retails for $24, and is on sale for $19.

I received two different sets of 1/24 scale Gas cans. The 1st set of 4 gray 3D printed cans contain two different styles, which are all highly detailed, and perfectly printed. The 2nd set of two gas cans were printed with an Orange colored resin. One can actually has a pour spout, and retails for $5. I'm assuming that the other set retails for the same price as I couldn't find them on their site. All 6 cans have no casting issues. So just wash, then prime & paint.

Gabriel also enclosed in the package a 1/25 scale set of 3 pylon cones printed in the Orange resin. they're also of the highest quality 3D printing I've seen to date.

If you're interested in diorama accessories, then by all means checkout their web site, as it has a lot more unique items.

Please remember, when contacting retailers or manufacturers, to mention that you saw their products highlighted here - on AUTO MODELER.
SUMMARY
Highs: 1-Highly detailed 3D resin items in various scales. 2-All their items are reasonably priced. 3-Excellent range and scope of accessory diorama items.
Lows: None, as they're basically a new start up online retailer
Verdict: If you're looking for hard to find Diorama items in various scales, give them a try. You won't be disappointed.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:1
  Suggested Retail: Various pricing
  PUBLISHED: Sep 28, 2019
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 93.29%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 92.50%

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About Joel Willstein (Joel_W)
FROM: NEW YORK, UNITED STATES

I've been a plastic scale modeler on and off for most of my life since I 1st found them on a shelf at a local toy store way back in the very early 1960s. Once in High School modeling stopped until the mid 1970s when I got married, and needed a hobby that would keep me at home. After 10 years I to...

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Comments

Well done, Joel! Simple and straight to the point! Thank you! Gabriel
SEP 29, 2019 - 01:22 PM
Hi Joel and Gabriel These look very neat indeed! All the best Rowan
SEP 30, 2019 - 06:19 AM
   

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