There's a precedent for plastic bodied tri-color cameras. The 1945 version 4x5 Curtis Scout camera had a welded acrylic body. The philosophy behind this was that if the camera was dropped it would be sent in for repair. It has been said that a frequent complaint of the Devin camera was if it was dropped the metal would bend and registration would be lost. The earlier version 2x3 Scout (1940-41 model) body was an aluminum casting. The final model, the 1950s Press Special had a body of cast magnesium.