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1 hour ago, GW8345 said:

I would disagree.

 

The end of the Mk 82's doesn't look right to my Mk 1 Mod 0 eyeball, the other stuff looks ok.

 

Of course everyone know about the TARPS Pod issue but here's a new one, the nose of the pod looks off also, the top sloops down too much IMO.

 

But what do I know, I only stayed in a Holiday Express a few times...………………………….

 

 

There are three issues with the Mk-82's that throw them off. Each one by itself isn't too bad, but all together really does them in.

 

The nose should be 4.75 inch in diameter, but scales out to 6 inches. The bomb body is a constant curve throughout its length and the fin is 3 scale inches too short. 

 

For what it's worth, I never take calipers or a scale ruler to ordnance or kits unless something "sticks" out and I'm trying to identify what "it" is. In the case of the Mk-82 and LAU-68, they just didn't look right, so I checked and that is what I found to be the issue. For the LAU-68, it should be 60 inches long (+/-), but scales out to 45 inches.

 

There may in fact be scale issues with the rest of the ordnance, but I am not inclined to check (or care to check) because they "look" right.

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6 hours ago, Hubbie Marsten said:

 

That's quite understandable, Ricky, as my manners just come to prove how much of a nice guy I am. Everybody will tell you so.

 

 

Point taken, but if so, please tell me how many or what other manfacturers have ever sworn to you how accurate their future release was going to be that the kit would come with working heat-seeking missiles in 1/48 scale that you just HAD to commit in a pre-order scam and all of the lame drama which ensued after reality finally hit home to you...?

See, that's why you're not off the grid, living in the boondocks and writing creepy manifestos, I'm sure.

Oh come on, this crap needs to get real. Publicly naming someone a scammer is a serious accusation. There is no scam. From what it sounds like, it was just a funding/marketing plan gone wrong at a company that's working with a very small staff, a limited budget and too little time. Happens every day, in every industry, and it doesn't make business people criminals. Neither does misinterpreting a complex curved area on an aircraft the designer probably can't afford to examine and measure personally.

 

Full disclosure, I know Martin and can guarantee you he would never try to take advantage of anyone. I also have talked to Sio and, in my opinion, some of the problems come down to nuances of language. He can come off a little harsh at times. But he is not a scammer, and if he was, Martin would not be working with him. He is also a heck of a designer as proven by AMK's previous kits.

 

Just my opinion. You can of course just assume I'm biased or naive or lying or whatever, and move on. Enjoy your modeling.

 

Edit, thanks madmanrick! Ha.

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34 minutes ago, Dave Roof said:

 ordnance

And avoided one of my pet peeves while doing so as well! lol

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19 minutes ago, punder said:

From what it sounds like, it was just a funding/marketing plan gone wrong at a company that's working with a very small staff, a limited budget and too little time. Happens every day, in every industry, and it doesn't make business people criminals. Neither does misinterpreting a complex curved area on an aircraft the designer probably can't afford to examine and measure personally.

 

OH MY GOD...! :rofl::rofl::rofl:

 

21 minutes ago, punder said:

Enjoy your modeling.

 

I certainly am! Right now I'm converting the HIGHLY ACCURATE Airfix 1/48 Hawker Hunter F.6 kit into a two-seat T.7 version, using the excellent Aerocraft Models conversion set.

Incidentally; Aerocraft is a one-man venture who never asked modellers to commit economically first in order to release this beautiful set. And he released in due time and proper course.  

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1 hour ago, punder said:

Oh come on, this crap needs to get real. Publicly naming someone a scammer is a serious accusation. There is no scam. From what it sounds like, it was just a funding/marketing plan gone wrong at a company that's working with a very small staff, a limited budget and too little time. Happens every day, in every industry, and it doesn't make business people criminals. Neither does misinterpreting a complex curved area on an aircraft the designer probably can't afford to examine and measure personally.

 

Full disclosure, I know Martin and can guarantee you he would never try to take advantage of anyone. I also have talked to Sio and, in my opinion, some of the problems come down to nuances of language. He can come off a little harsh at times. But he is not a scammer, and if he was, Martin would not be working with him. He is also a heck of a designer as proven by AMK's previous kits.

 

Just my opinion. You can of course just assume I'm biased or naive or lying or whatever, and move on. Enjoy your modeling.

 

Edit, thanks madmanrick! Ha.

 

Thank you. Truer words ne'er spoken 🙂
In actual fact we have only tried to be open and active online and with potential customers.
We all make mistakes, maybe I have made more than I should so I will be more careful what I post in future.

I guess I got carried away in my excitement for the project. Live an learn.

Hi by the way Punder 🙂

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2 hours ago, Martin @ AMK Models said:

 

Thank you kindly.

Just to let you know that Italy and France both have distributors still 👍

Hello Martin

 

Who would that be, please? I do not know what happend in Germany but MBK, where I bought my Kfir, does not seem to carry AMK any longer...

 

thanks

Uwe

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22 minutes ago, Martin @ AMK Models said:

In actual fact we have only tried to be open and active online and with potential customers.

 

:coolio: Naaaaaaaaaahhh... really? So, Martin; how would you explain your having gone silent from this thread? And the Facebook Fandom page farce then?

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33 minutes ago, Hubbie Marsten said:

 

:coolio: Naaaaaaaaaahhh... really? So, Martin; how would you explain your having gone silent from this thread? And the Facebook Fandom page farce then?

 

You, or anyone for that matter, are not owed an explanation. It's pretty much as simple as that.

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4 hours ago, Dave Roof said:

 

 

There are three issues with the Mk-82's that throw them off. Each one by itself isn't too bad, but all together really does them in.

 

The nose should be 4.75 inch in diameter, but scales out to 6 inches. The bomb body is a constant curve throughout its length and the fin is 3 scale inches too short. 

 

For what it's worth, I never take calipers or a scale ruler to ordnance or kits unless something "sticks" out and I'm trying to identify what "it" is. In the case of the Mk-82 and LAU-68, they just didn't look right, so I checked and that is what I found to be the issue. For the LAU-68, it should be 60 inches long (+/-), but scales out to 45 inches.

 

There may in fact be scale issues with the rest of the ordnance, but I am not inclined to check (or care to check) because they "look" right.

Dave, take a look at the back end, where the hernia bar goes, never seen a back end of a Mk 82/MAU-93 conical fin look like that.

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Feel free to check out our partners in Italy, Model Assistance.

http://www.radiokontrol.it/

Feel free to visit our friends at Cocktail II in France or Monsterkit. 
Germany is in discussions regarding an order at the present time. 

There are also many others across the EU, Robotines in Spain, Makettshop in Hungary, Hannants in the UK and others.

 

Hope this assists you.

 

Thank you for asking 🙂

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10 minutes ago, GW8345 said:

Dave, take a look at the back end, where the hernia bar goes, never seen a back end of a Mk 82/MAU-93 conical fin look like that.

 

Hi Dave,

I lost your address by the way, if you could PM me that would be great as I owe you a Christmas card.

We would be most grateful if you could check our drawings and cads for the next sets. Would you be happy to do that for us?

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58 minutes ago, Martin @ AMK Models said:

 

Hi Dave,

I lost your address by the way, if you could PM me that would be great as I owe you a Christmas card.

We would be most grateful if you could check our drawings and cads for the next sets. Would you be happy to do that for us?

Are you addressing me or Dave Roof?

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9 hours ago, GW8345 said:

Dave, take a look at the back end, where the hernia bar goes, never seen a back end of a Mk 82/MAU-93 conical fin look like that.

 

Yeah, noticed that as well. Strangely enough, the GBU-38 is pretty darn good. 

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13 hours ago, Dave Roof said:

 

You, or anyone for that matter, are not owed an explanation. It's pretty much as simple as that.

 

:rolleyes: In any case, you, or anyone for that matter but either Sio or Martin, are no-one to be telling me this. It's what it is.

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On 12/11/2019 at 6:47 PM, Darren Roberts said:

 

You are, of course, correct. But this thread hasn't been on relevant topic for a very long time. It's now become kind of a joke to get it to 300 pages. It's kind of like a car wreck. You know you aren't supposed to slow down and look, but you do anyway...and then you're sorry you did.

 

So now its about trying to get somebody something for nothing...
Who is the scammer here exactly?

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16 hours ago, Dave Roof said:

 

You, or anyone for that matter, are not owed an explanation. It's pretty much as simple as that.

 

AMk can have their own reasons, but Hubbie Marsten does have a point too. In all fairness, yes, AMK had been active online from time to time, but about being open to customers... May I just say they would need to try harder then.

 

Being online is certainly great, but as an normal and honest person I will insist that if one want to earn more money from potential customers, one also need to invest more time and money in their own work, preferably with one's own money, no risk no fun I guess, but whatever, I'm no businessman, I just vote with my wallet. Since AMK is not the most productive manufacturer with single new tooled subject in 4 years, I do not get to vote often anyway. If they will try to be more active offline too(in their design and tooling works) then maybe I shall see next time. 
 

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24 minutes ago, ElectroSoldier said:

 

So now its about trying to get somebody something for nothing...
Who is the scammer here exactly?

Doh! you caught on to my dastardly plan. I was going to con them out of a kit by bumping up the thread count. I was hoping to retire to the Caribbean if i won by selling it on Ebay. Or it could be that it's just a fun way to discuss the subject while also learning stuff along the way. Nah, you're right. it's a con.😁

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1 hour ago, delide said:

 

AMk can have their own reasons, but Hubbie Marsten does have a point too. In all fairness, yes, AMK had been active online from time to time, but about being open to customers... May I just say they would need to try harder then.

 

Being online is certainly great, but as an normal and honest person I will insist that if one want to earn more money from potential customers, one also need to invest more time and money in their own work, preferably with one's own money, no risk no fun I guess, but whatever, I'm no businessman, I just vote with my wallet. Since AMK is not the most productive manufacturer with single new tooled subject in 4 years, I do not get to vote often anyway. If they will try to be more active offline too(in their design and tooling works) then maybe I shall see next time. 
 

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1 hour ago, habu2 said:

Bumping the thread Who’s doing that?

 

🙂

Anyone else here doing that?

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1 hour ago, habu2 said:

Who’s doing that?

 

My sweet wife is, habu. She just translated "Prepadliny na čelnom štítku nedostrieknuté rámovanie čelného štítku, kaz (prasklina) na hlavnom prekryte" in the first picture for me.

Says the windshield has not only cracks, but it also lacks the frame. And also that the canopy has an awful crack.

What was that again, hun...?

Oh, she will no longer translate for me any more. :crying:

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