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52 minutes ago, Space Tiger Hobbes said:

Now, would anyone want to take on the herculean job of pulling out the posts that would be useful in building/fixing this kit and putting them in a single useful archive?

I fear that would be practically impossible now. If SBARC does bother this thread will be about 30 posts long.

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7 hours ago, flanker27 said:

Still not there yet?

 

 

YOU GOT IT! Congratulations!

 

So, PM me with your address and phone number! I will send 2 Tomcats to you.

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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7 hours ago, flanker27 said:

Let me put this down before the thread gets forgotten/locked.

I think AMK tried to produce the most accurate Tomcat within a budget. They went crowd funding to support this project but unfortunately did not gather enough cash. The project got delayed and when its release Tamiya F-14 is already out. If Tamiya has not release their Tomcat, or AMK were able to meet their crowd funding target,  perhaps their Tomcat might still be the best out there.

I think there is a saying "on time, with quality and within budget", you cannot have all three.

Anyway not trying to kiss AMK fool here, I wont be buying their F-104 as I have no interest in that plane.

 

Happy New Year everyone 😁

 

Nowadays, kit manufacturers are not that easy. Things may not be as simple as you guys thinking. 

 

Do you know me personally? Time, Quality, and Budget, this is what I talked most, especially to those our mold customers. You are talking about them here? 

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7 hours ago, Mstor said:

 

Absolutely not. Come on Sio, three kits for 400 pages? We'll all be stark raving mad by then. Well, madder than we are now, but who cares. This thread is like a daily penance. An exercise in self-flagellation. A masochists delight.

Keep it going!

 

I don't mind to do so! Reaching a milestone, is anyhow a kind of achievement! We all should be happy about that!

 

BUT............. can I ask everyone to talk about the building of the kit? but not bashing AMK?

 

You guys should know, sending out a gift to those bashing you, is not quit a good feeling.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! To all of you, guys!

 

 

Edited by Sio

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1 hour ago, Sio said:

HAPPY NEW YEAR! To all of you, guys!

 

So glad we reached this milestone already, even most of the comments were bashing us.

 

Anyhow, as Mstor suggested, and if we could have some positive feedback here, we do it again to go for 400 pages!

incitement

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Wow so fast to 300

 

Anyone having issues with sincerehobby? 

They emailed me in Nov for the shipping cost of the weapons set, I've been emailing, contact form on their site almost every week since then and I've been getting zero reply.

 

Purchase in Dec 2017... 

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3 hours ago, Sio said:

 

I don't mind to do so! Reaching a milestone, is anyhow a kind of achievement! We all should be happy about that!

 

BUT............. can I ask everyone to talk about the building of the kit? but not bashing AMK?

 

You guys should know, sending out a gift to those bashing you, is not quit a good feeling.

 

2 hours ago, Sio said:

Anyhow, as Mstor suggested, and if we could have some positive feedback here, we do it again to go for 400 pages!

 

Sio, first, thanks for the fast reply and the generous offer. But! Would you settle for honest and unbiased reviews and reports. We're not going to blindly give out positive reviews just to get three more kits. That's not what we're (supposed to be) about here on ARC. Empirical evidence is the name of the game. I'm sure there will be some builds coming up (someone started one yesterday I think). Further analysis of possible shape and detail issues. Fixes for some of these issues. That is what you can expect. If you consider critical analysis and empirical evidence as "bashing AMK", then I'm afraid the deal is off. Well, for me at least. I really can't speak for everyone else.

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Missed by that much! Doh, I leave for one weekend and bammmm I miss out on the excitement. Oh well. Congrats to the lucky guy...someone say 400? Kidding kidding....enjoy the New Years guys!

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11 hours ago, Darren Roberts said:

 Should I do a resin set of gear bay plugs? That way you won't have to mess with trying to get the gear doors to fit shut.

 

Yes, please !

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We need a celebration for New Years on this thread.   Maybe Don can post a .GIF of some fireworks? 

 

Oh wait... that may not be well received in some quarters....

 

 

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14 minutes ago, 11bee said:

We need a celebration for New Years on this thread.   Maybe Don can post a .GIF of some fireworks? 

 

Oh wait... that may not be well received in some quarters....

 

 

Brilliant idea! I like your thinking. We can celebrate 300+ pages of this thread  and the ringing in of a new year all in one evening. Animated .GIF's for everyone!

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Just now, Don said:

Brilliant idea! I like your thinking. We can celebrate 300+ pages of this thread  and the ringing in of a new year all in one evening. Animated .GIF's for everyone!

 

I'm cancelling my plans for New Years Eve.  Don is going to host ARC's first live Watch Party, full of GIF's of fireworks and oddly proportioned aircraft.   This will be one for the ages, who else is in???

 

 

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17 hours ago, Mstor said:

 

 

Sio, first, thanks for the fast reply and the generous offer. But! Would you settle for honest and unbiased reviews and reports. We're not going to blindly give out positive reviews just to get three more kits. That's not what we're (supposed to be) about here on ARC. Empirical evidence is the name of the game. I'm sure there will be some builds coming up (someone started one yesterday I think). Further analysis of possible shape and detail issues. Fixes for some of these issues. That is what you can expect. If you consider critical analysis and empirical evidence as "bashing AMK", then I'm afraid the deal is off. Well, for me at least. I really can't speak for everyone else.

You said it right. And not just simply pinpointing "bashers" as always coming from the competitor companies and denying facts as optical illusions and  learn to accept mistakes and  make improvements  out of it and also learn to say apologies  rather than shifting to other irrelevant topics, and lastly stop making those b***s*** marketing strategies.

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13 hours ago, Darren Roberts said:

 Should I do a resin set of gear bay plugs? That way you won't have to mess with trying to get the gear doors to fit shut.

 

YES..YES...YES..:thumbsup:

 

Scott

CNJC-IPMS

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1 hour ago, flybywire said:

You said it right. And not just simply pinpointing "bashers" as always coming from the competitor companies and denying facts as optical illusions and  learn to accept mistakes and  make improvements  out of it and also learn to say apologies  rather than shifting to other irrelevant topics, and lastly stop making those b***s*** marketing strategies.

 

3 hours ago, Mstor said:

 

 

Sio, first, thanks for the fast reply and the generous offer. But! Would you settle for honest and unbiased reviews and reports. We're not going to blindly give out positive reviews just to get three more kits. That's not what we're (supposed to be) about here on ARC. Empirical evidence is the name of the game. I'm sure there will be some builds coming up (someone started one yesterday I think). Further analysis of possible shape and detail issues. Fixes for some of these issues. That is what you can expect. If you consider critical analysis and empirical evidence as "bashing AMK", then I'm afraid the deal is off. Well, for me at least. I really can't speak for everyone else.

 

Sorry! My bad!

 

It is not a good idea! I will delete that post then.

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7 hours ago, Sio said:

Do you know me personally?

Nope, don't know you personally though I saw your postings and pictures on facebook 😁. Thanks for the kits, pm inbound.

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4 hours ago, 11bee said:

 

I'm cancelling my plans for New Years Eve.  Don is going to host ARC's first live Watch Party, full of GIF's of fireworks and oddly proportioned aircraft.   This will be one for the ages, who else is in???

 

 

 

I'm in. We can gather around the fire and sing songs. Roast marshmallows. It will be such a happy time for everybody. Hot toddies for all! (no alcoholic beverages for the youngsters in the crowd, we must set a proper model, pun intended :naughty:)

:beer4:

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7 hours ago, Mstor said:

 

 

Sio, first, thanks for the fast reply and the generous offer. But! Would you settle for honest and unbiased reviews and reports. We're not going to blindly give out positive reviews just to get three more kits. That's not what we're (supposed to be) about here on ARC. Empirical evidence is the name of the game. I'm sure there will be some builds coming up (someone started one yesterday I think). Further analysis of possible shape and detail issues. Fixes for some of these issues. That is what you can expect. If you consider critical analysis and empirical evidence as "bashing AMK", then I'm afraid the deal is off. Well, for me at least. I really can't speak for everyone else.

 

Look back through this thread. There are very few, and I would say almost no unbiased posts by ARC members.

Most of the self appointed Tomcat experts had their nose put outa joint when AMK ignored them and that has let a bitter taste in the mouth so they cant be unbiased.

 

Looking back at the last 10 pages alone I would say this forums members would write almost anything to get a free kit, the desperation in that last page was astounding.

 

As to what signifies bashing AMK I really think you should read some of this crap in the last 300 pages!

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42 minutes ago, ElectroSoldier said:

 

Look back through this thread. There are very few, and I would say almost no unbiased posts by ARC members.

Most of the self appointed Tomcat experts had their nose put outa joint when AMK ignored them and that has let a bitter taste in the mouth so they cant be unbiased.

 

 

I feel my views of the kit were completely unbiased, or at least as unbiased as they possibly could be. I have nothing for or against AMK as a company. I tried to evaluate what I was working with in an objective manner. I tried to point out the problems with the kit as well as the positives, of which there are many. I would suggest that sometimes the bias can be with the one who's reading something, not the person who wrote it. That's what a lot of this thread is. Someone saying something and someone else reading it with their own bias and then it all falls apart. Wars have started like that! 😀

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53 minutes ago, ElectroSoldier said:

 

Look back through this thread. There are very few, and I would say almost no unbiased posts by ARC members.

Most of the self appointed Tomcat experts had their nose put outa joint when AMK ignored them and that has let a bitter taste in the mouth so they cant be unbiased.

 

Looking back at the last 10 pages alone I would say this forums members would write almost anything to get a free kit, the desperation in that last page was astounding.

 

As to what signifies bashing AMK I really think you should read some of this crap in the last 300 pages!

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