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21 minutes ago, Solo said:

Real hit from HyperSpace review:

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Disadvantages: none noted.
NONE.
Just perfect kit.

 

Don't let be fooled again..., these guys are not there to review the kit, they are there to make money ... They buy the kits with their own money ? ... if that was really the case, they would be much more honest! Unfortunately, this has become the norm, even at the level of the "specialized" press. It’s masked advertising and nothing else
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It's a short inbox review which is pretty common for that page or e.g. cybermodeler.

 

If you expect a full build review from it or a detailed shape analysis, you're expecting too much.

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1 hour ago, Hubbie Marsten said:

Well, in my case, I will only resource to those pages to see the sprue contents when they're not available on Hobby Search. Anything they say regarding the advantages/disadvantages of the kits I just take them with a grain of salt. 

Yep, that's my thoughts as well.

 

Also I'd carry that further and say that pretty much any review build should be taken with a grain of salt. If you really want to know what the pitfalls might be I find it better to search through various build threads and see what issues the actual builders are having. Granted sometimes it's not easy to find build threads of newer kits, but most of the time when you do it's not a person that's going to be biased about the kit because of brand name or anything. Just my 2 cents.

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4 hours ago, madcop said:

 

Don't let be fooled again..., these guys are not there to review the kit, they are there to make money ... They buy the kits with their own money ? ... if that was really the case, they would be much more honest! Unfortunately, this has become the norm, even at the level of the "specialized" press. It’s masked advertising and nothing else

 

 

Not everyone sells themselves for a $50 worth of plastic. 

 

Edit: Also, "Kit purchased by reviewer."

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43 minutes ago, foxmulder_ms said:

 

 

Not everyone sells themselves for a $50 worth of plastic. 

 

Edit: Also, "Kit purchased by reviewer."

I know some who sell themselves for less.

And, by the way, why wouldn't you ask  the author for the bill ...but if you believe always what 's on the sticker ....

Some reviewers look like being very healthy these last times....😜  

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On 1/23/2020 at 11:52 AM, Whiskey said:

 

Well what can I say other than you have absolutely zero to contribute to the discussion of the subject at hand, which is the kit itself, and are nothing but a nasty little troll that continues to provoke other members here into a unhealthy squabble over meaningless things. In the last 30 days I would venture that more than half of the pages that have been added to this thread are a direct result of your incessant jabs at views, opinions, experience, knowledge base, and skills of those who are trying to have a positive and civil talk regarding this controversial model. By your own words and ability to turn a valid question or statement into a sideshow, brushing it aside as nothing but a literary challenge, you have met the definition of an internet troll. 

 

Normally I am the type of person that would give two shits about something like this and yourself, but the depth of your dung has me defending not just this post but this website in it's entirety. If you don't have anything to contribute, then either keep words to yourself or don't come around at all. It's a sham really, as I see you have been a member here since 2005. It's also surprising as well because this topic is probably the most that I have ever heard from you anywhere on the forum.  

 

To all of my other fellow modelers I would just like to say that in order to maintain decorum and civility within this thread and the forum as a whole, ignore this person. There is no need to waste anymore energy and time counter-arguing the ravings of a troll, and quite frankly I, myself, have already lost 15 minutes of my valuable time doing just that. Good day to you all:salute:

Unless youre an owner there is very little any of us can meaningfully contribute.

 

There are many things I could say about each and every point you raised but Im not going to because it just makes the site look bad. Something you say you care about but then the actions dont match the words.

 

On 1/23/2020 at 12:42 PM, niart17 said:

ahhh, see that's the root of all of this insulting and bickering back and forth. You don't see shape issues as an issue and others do. That's fine, you don't care about subtle shapes then enjoy. But to constantly criticize those that do and to insinuate they have ulterior motives is pretty petty if you ask me. Honestly, I don't think you really did notice the difference between the two views Zacto posted and I'm not totally convinced you can see them now. And that's ok, not everyone can see shapes as well as others. But to keep insulting those that do frankly is kind of childish.

 

I kinda do see them niart17 and as you say they dont really bother me as much as some other people, which is fair enough, I can understand that even if I dont agree with it. What I dont really like about it is the constant jibes towards AMK and the guy from AMK who posts here...

If I was a manufacturer of a kit I would think twice before contributing to this site now after this thread. Which is a bad thing.

As to the differences. Well theyre pretty obvious aren't they?

On 1/23/2020 at 1:25 PM, Hubbie Marsten said:

 

I don't know where he got this crazy idea about me having ever contributed with AMK, or having even offered to help them. Then he goes on about stating that I offered my expertise on the development of a C-17 kit, an aircraft I hardly ever cared about in my life ever since that subject existed. It's like the idiot's convention... :hmmm: 

I know you didnt contribute to it, I neither expressed nor implied that you did.

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16 minutes ago, PouK9 said:

There must be a special note for ARC members. Disadvantages: Absolutely unbuildable 🙂

 

Nobody expect it to state "unbuildable" but omitting all the flaws not naming even one of them... says enough about the quality of review.

I don't understand why all the defenders blindly follow the 0-1 scheme - either it can be unbuildable or perfect. From one extreme to another. If somebody says it's not perfect then they say "of course, unbuildable".

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35 minutes ago, PouK9 said:

Indeed, sir. Just tried to put a joke here. :dontknow:

You should have used an animated gif...it usually works like a charm...

Image result for A joke gif

 

:cheers:

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5 hours ago, Don said:

You should have used an animated gif...it usually works like a charm...

 

You should have used an animated gif with redlines...  it always works like a charm...

 

:beer4:

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13 hours ago, Don said:

You should have used an animated gif...it usually works like a charm...

 

Don, I still remember me laughing like a madman when you posted that gif of a moving vehicle on a road with the line "They keep going on and on", or something like that... :rofl:

That one and Skull Leader's: "You would object to the cure of cancer" really cracked me up!

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It does seem strange that they wouldnt mention any of the faults with the kit. I can understand not mentioning the alleged shape problems, but the other problems that would come out of a box review, such as the mould line on the canopy makes it look like they didnt review the kit at all.

 

But its a very common problem with online reviews in general these days. You can see it on youtube all the time. There are very few reviews a would trust and even then I only really trust them to show the instructions if its a box review, build reviews are all but pointless as modelling skills vary so much and they alone impact on the review.

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When I look at reviews of anything (model kits, toaster ovens, anything), I check as many as I can. Then I choose the best option for what I want.

 

When I choose a kit, there will be things that don’t bother me. For example, decals. I almost always get aftermarket decals - if available, of course.

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1 hour ago, ElectroSoldier said:

It does seem strange that they wouldnt mention any of the faults with the kit. I can understand not mentioning the alleged shape problems, but the other problems that would come out of a box review, such as the mould line on the canopy makes it look like they didnt review the kit at all.

 

But its a very common problem with online reviews in general these days. You can see it on youtube all the time. There are very few reviews a would trust and even then I only really trust them to show the instructions if its a box review, build reviews are all but pointless as modelling skills vary so much and they alone impact on the review.

 

 

errrrrr. lol. It is because as a model it is almost perfect. The mold line etc is absolutely a tiny thing if you can even notice it. All I can say from your comment is that you did not see the model in your hands. I dont have the tamiya f-14 but I have tamiya F-16 and AMK F-14 has nothing short compared to f-16 and details and single piece missiles actually makes it much better. From what I've seen I think tamiya f-16 and f-14 look comparable. 

 

If you can take time off from the crazy toxic environment of this topic and actually look at the model in your hands, it is pretty awesome model. 

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2 minutes ago, foxmulder_ms said:

 

 

errrrrr. lol. It is because as a model it is almost perfect. The mold line etc is absolutely a tiny thing if you can even notice it. All I can say from your comment is that you did not see the model in your hands. I dont have the tamiya f-14 but I have tamiya F-16 and AMK F-14 has nothing short compared to f-16 and details and single piece missiles actually makes it much better. From what I've seen I think tamiya f-16 and f-14 look comparable. 

 

If you can take time off from the crazy toxic environment of this topic and actually look at the model in your hands, it is pretty awesome model. 

You dont have to convince me about it. I had the choice of the Tamiya F-14D in a local shop, I went with the AMK kit off the internet last Thursday inspite of me prefering to buy local.

I went with it because In not a fanboy of the F-14, to me its just an average jet and it seems the nicest looking model of those on the market right now.

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