I totally agree! ... And correct - IT"S NOT COOL ... not in the slightest.
I have heaps of model kits (way too many according to some) ... And, although I've replaced some of my earlier, poorly researched purchases, with much better examples - I've never complained about the purchase (per se)
Although I did whine about the Hasegawa Bf109E ... a little ... maybe ... It was only my lack of skill which prevented me from fixing the build.
I like to know about a kits flaws - so that I can consider them before I buy it ... But seriously???? ... The negativity is soul destroying.
Could people please not post the "I've found and error - na-na-na, na-nah" rubbish ... unless they've A/ got the proof of the issue existing (before posting) and B/ got a solution to FIX the issue in question (also before posting).
The approach of ... "I'm going to buy this other kit because they're sooooo perfect and special and I'm such a fan boy ... whiles't (insert the other manufacturers name here) is sooooo error ridden" ... is actually not a solution to the problem at all!
Polls on "Which kid in the class is most popular" suck also ... sorry, use any justification you want ... it still sucks!
I love the newness and fresh ideas of the industry recently (meaning the last 10-15 years) ...
The innovators (Trumpeter, HpH, Kitty Hawk, Azur, Fly, Zoukei-Mura, HK Models ... I'm talking about you guys!) that say:
"What if we made more detail?" ... "What if we made the assembly of the kit a whole lot different?" ... "I want to have a crack at something totally off the popular track" ... "So they say a 4 engined heavy can't be mass produced in 1/32? ... Well I think we can!"
... Good on them! ... Everyone has to start somewhere! ... I'm glad they've had the guts to go out a give it a crack and not be afraid of making an error or two along the way ...
I've recently finished building 3 Bf109G-6's ... from 3 different manufacturers (Revell, Hasegawa and Trumpeter) ... All have errors ... All have a spot or two of AM ... And all have some tweaking done (thanks to Thierry's 'Tweak Lists') - the only caveat being - only those tweaks done, that my skill set allowed!! ... ALL ended up with about the same cost attached ... and ALL were fun to build!! ... My preference? - Not one over the others - they all look the same when finished!
Edited by Artful69, 24 July 2015 - 07:17 AM.