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The Virus in scale
HermannB
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 04:59 PM UTC
Some might consider this a bad joke, but Perfect Scale Modellbau has a model of the COVID. It is intended as a free gift for orders over 35 Euros.

https://www.perfect-scale.de/de/

But I think the MAN L630 5 ton truck is more interesting....
ironhull
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Posted: Friday, April 17, 2020 - 05:21 PM UTC
I had it after an onder for some resin.
It is really well done but a rebate would be more appreciate (they declare a value of 10 euros, more or less)
Bye
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 02:56 AM UTC
Do you have to wear a face mask when opening the package?
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 03:51 AM UTC

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Do you have to wear a face mask when opening the package?



HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 04:50 AM UTC

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Do you have to wear a face mask when opening the package?



Due to the size, I recommend a full NBC suit.
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 04:58 AM UTC

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Do you have to wear a face mask when opening the package?



Due to the size, I recommend a full NBC suit.


Infection of the Attack of the 50 Foot Woman woman? More like the 50 Mile Woman.
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 05:28 AM UTC
What for ?
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 06:57 AM UTC
Why not?
18Bravo
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 07:08 AM UTC
Why indeed? Well, my wife is a speech pathologist. I once built her the old Lindberg Nose/Mouth model so she could demonstrate what articulators are. Just for fun I built her the Ear kit as well. Lindberg might have produced some pretty questionable kits in their day, i.e. motorized (rubber band powered) Stalin tank among others, but these kits are actually quite good, especially if you take care to use putty and do all of the things you'd do with any other kit.

I can see the Corona Virus model being a perfect tool to show the protein receptors and how they attach to a host cell. Will everyone purchase one? No. But whenever a new obscure variant of a PzKpfw is announced, I don't ask what for, I just move on to something more interesting. Makes for a more stress free life.
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 07:13 AM UTC
At one of my LHS they had plush diseases and viruses.They look more to me as a fun teaching tool for younger children about such subject but never seen anything like them before after nether.
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 07:33 AM UTC
Guess the scale is at least 1,000,000,000/1.
HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 07:59 AM UTC
COVID 19 is about 120 nanometer. Calculate for yourself...

I think I order something from PSM soon. Maybe the virus model might have some value in the future. Might be a colletors item in an unopen box.
P.S. Does everyone has a detailed painting instruction? Tamiya acrylics preferred.:-)
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 08:24 AM UTC
My daughter would love it. She is an R+D chemist at a pharmaceutical. This is the kinda stuff that fascinates her. OTOH she would probably count the bumps (rivets)and tell me it is inaccurate.

Dave

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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 08:30 AM UTC

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My daughter would love it. She is an R+D chemist at a pharmaceutical. This is the kinda stuff that fascinates her. OTOH she would probably count the bumps (rivets)and tell me it is inaccurate.

Dave




that's what I was thinking. Some modeler that has a science background, or a family member interested in science and medicine, would probably get a kick out of it.

Even a school project for a kid.
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 09:58 AM UTC
In a post-apocalypse dio, and since it's already mounted on a stand, it could replace those old "'76", or "ESSO" gas station signposts.
Neo
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 10:56 AM UTC
Its cool, I want one...
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 11:07 AM UTC

My niece is a nurse in a COVID ward. Her kids are a little too young to appreciate it, but if they were a little older, I'd be all over this kit. It seems rather more scientific than in bad taste, to me at least.
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 11:08 AM UTC

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Some might consider this a bad joke, but Perfect Scale Modellbau has a model of the COVID. It is intended as a free gift for orders over 35 Euros.

https://www.perfect-scale.de/de/

But I think the MAN L630 5 ton truck is more interesting....



I have to say that seems like one of their weaker models. The wheels especially don’t do it for me. A shame as it really is a mighty cool truck.
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 04:03 PM UTC
I'll wait until someone comes out with a decent photo etch set to go with it.
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 08:43 PM UTC
I prefer this one personally

https://retrokitonline.net/product/anti-corona-bananaaa

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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 09:01 PM UTC
This other one is meant to be eaten



H.P.
HermannB
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 09:11 PM UTC

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Cool, want one!
terminators
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Posted: Saturday, April 18, 2020 - 10:11 PM UTC

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Very funny !
ironhull
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 03:23 AM UTC


Really well casted. No mask needed while unboxing.
HermannB
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Posted: Sunday, April 19, 2020 - 03:41 AM UTC
Interesting. I think it could also be used as the Sarlacc Pit from Star Wars Episode V. Just add some tentacles and fangs.
Hmmm, this could be a new collectors field. World`s Most Infamous Viruses. The Plague, Spanish Flu, COVID 19.