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  1. Are you sure? My math may be off, but I think that's like 270mph. I mean, 8000yd/min?
  2. I have a Neo, I like it and use it a good deal. The only issue I've had with them is the first I bought was defective, I sent it to Iwata for warranty replacement or repair. They received it, then "lost" it, and it was over a month before I received a replacement. That said, I've had the thing for about five years and, at this point, it's outlasted my marriage. At least my airbrush hasn't run off and taken the kid... I did replace the nozzle and needle, but it wasn't necessary, I just wanted to try a more fine tip, so to speak.
  3. Also Trumpeter's 24th scale 109 G and 48th scale U-Boat. Revell does a 1/144th scale type XXI or XXIII U-Boat with an interior and clear half as well. Can't remember which one it is though, I got mine a couple months ago from spruebrothers, so I don't think that one would be too terribly hard to find.
  4. Mind if I ask what happened? Again, I can only judge from my experiences.
  5. I’m going to add my name to the “things are better with Jennings gone” roll. I can’t think of a single instance where I was better off having read anything he wrote. I have never and will never buy any of his sheets; he was wrong far to often for me to trust his “research”, and to much of an fool for me to trust him with money. You know who I do buy from? Caracal. Dave Klaus was a good dude, in stark contrast to a certain RT. I may have missed something, but he was always good to me.
  6. It’s pretty well done, it isn’t better but it’s good. I can’t stand disturbed but I do enjoy their cover. It’s like Manson’s cover of Gods Gonna cut You Down or Cash’s cover of Hurt.
  7. I may have the sheet, send me a pm if you need.
  8. I mean this without sarcasm, but why not get a bunch of you all together in a group chat or something - start a thread? - and nail down what’s ok and what isn’t? Things like “basic outline” and “shape” are entirely subjective. If you want the manufacturers to listen, i’d bet the farm they’d be more receptive to a list of concrete faults coupled with a list of a few hundred guys who want the kit to be unf*cked vice thirty separate, vague statements with red lines on pictures.
  9. Don, I think you and i are on the same page, but i’ve got to disagree about anyone being forced to buy AM add-ons. The guys that go to the ends of the earth in search of accuracy aren’t forced to do so. The kit isn’t enough for them so they decide to buy more. A decent analogy. I like to watch some modeling stuff on youtube. I once saw a comment on a video where the builder had used Valejo primers that read something to the effect of Valejo primers are terrible because you can’t sand them. Valejo doesn’t make a sandable primer, last I checked. The more correct response or statement, to me, would be that i prefer primers that are sandable, so Valejo’s are a non-starter for me. tl;dr: I don’t see how it’s a valid critique to slam a product or service for not being domething it isn’t supposed to be. MC isn’t saying they make museum quality replicas. They aren’t saying their models are flawless, or that everything is perfect. With the exception of maybe AMK or Eduard - maybe - model manufacturers aren’t making models for the super-detailers or the guys who place “accuracy” before price, ease of build, availability and complexity. They make models for single, twenty-something oriental males who live alone in cities. Verlinden, Black Box, Cutting Edge, Steel Beach and the likes past and present make models for the former. Sorry, my tl;dr is longer than the original post. To your last post, yeah man, it is a lot to ask for little gain. If you’re making your profits on volume, it doesn’t make sense to cater to such a small group. It sucks, but it isn’t something that can’t be fixed. As far as your KHs and Trumpeters are concerned, you guys don’t matter that much. There’s more money to be made cattering to other demographics.
  10. My point is that modelcollect has been around a while. Their kits are priced well enough - most sit around 20USD - they fit well, aren’t terribly over-engineered or fiddly and are reasonably “accurate”. Hell, none of us in the West are the main demographic to which the oriental manufacturers of late cater, our sales are just icing on the proverbial cake. The kit isn’t perfect...but if anyone thought it would be, they’re delusional. The fact that kits won’t be is what keeps a lot of the bros here in business, yeah? Where would Darren Roberts be if kits came with FOD covers or optional parts for more subvariants? I don’t know the man, I was just looking at some of his wares a few minutes ago. I guess my thing is that yeah, I don’t want to be ueber-sanctimonious here...i can understand being disappointed or deciding to cancel your orders because it isn’t what you want, but not being to your taste isn't analogous to being some sort of personal affront. Im open to listening and reading and trying to get “it”, but this is one of those times where it just isn’t that bad. My opinion, tear it apart as you like.
  11. That may be true for you, but it isn’t the case for a lot of us. Where I sit, there’s nothing wrong with the kit. You lot can be up in arms about perceived inaccuracies, that can matter to you and that’s fine. What you can’t do - or at least shouldn’t do - is presume to speak on behalf of everyone that builds models. No one is going to think it isn’t a buff. If it’s easier to build than an AMT one and the price is right, i’ll buy it. My son and I will build it, hang it from the ceiling, then build something else. Some of us do this for fun, man. Maybe i’ll hang it over the Prowler with two to many harms and the blue on blue on blue ‘109 that were also a lot of fun. The End
  12. You lot do understand that you can quietly not like something, right? You can, I promise, even explain why you dislike something without being a pretentious cock. This thread should be pinned; it's a fantastic example of how to not talk to people. Even the Su-33 thread looks tame in comparison.
  13. You're more than entitled to do what you will, but there isn't anything wrong with looking at the practise and deciding you don't like it; you don't have to "deal with it". Tamiya makes good models, but I don't do business with companies if I don't like their practises. See also: Apple. Live and let live and all that jazz.
  14. Don't know if it helps, but Sprue has the SMT overtrees for 25USD.
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