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    Radub got a reaction from mpk in Modelling companies pay licence fees to use designs?   
    OONTINENTAL tyres? 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from Marcel111 in Modelling companies pay licence fees to use designs?   
    The licence is needed when a trade mark is used. A model manufacturer can recreate a scale "representation" of a real thing without any restrictions. That is pretty much the same as making a sculpture, painting, photo, etc of a "real thing". Any such design is an original artwork, just like making a model of, let's say, the Eiffel Tower from scratch is the property of the artist who created it, not the Gustave Eiffel company. 
    However, if the model manufacturer wants to use a trade mark such as Jeep, Boeing, Lockheed, they need permission. That explains why sometimes models do not have the name or type on the box. Tamiya has a "2 1/2 ton 6x6 Truck" that is in reality a GMC "Jimmy". Italeri has a "1/4 ton 4x4 Utility Truck" that anyone will instantly recognise as a Jeep. So, there can be ways around the licencing, but sometimes it is inpossible. How do you describe a "North American P-51 D-5NA Mustang" in other words?
    In any case, sometimes the licence may not cost that much. I know of cases where the permission to use a trade mark was granted for free.  I also know of one case where the licence fee was a payment of 1 dollar. 
    Radu
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    Radub got a reaction from Out2gtcha in Modelling companies pay licence fees to use designs?   
    OONTINENTAL tyres? 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from RLWP in Modelling companies pay licence fees to use designs?   
    The licence is needed when a trade mark is used. A model manufacturer can recreate a scale "representation" of a real thing without any restrictions. That is pretty much the same as making a sculpture, painting, photo, etc of a "real thing". Any such design is an original artwork, just like making a model of, let's say, the Eiffel Tower from scratch is the property of the artist who created it, not the Gustave Eiffel company. 
    However, if the model manufacturer wants to use a trade mark such as Jeep, Boeing, Lockheed, they need permission. That explains why sometimes models do not have the name or type on the box. Tamiya has a "2 1/2 ton 6x6 Truck" that is in reality a GMC "Jimmy". Italeri has a "1/4 ton 4x4 Utility Truck" that anyone will instantly recognise as a Jeep. So, there can be ways around the licencing, but sometimes it is inpossible. How do you describe a "North American P-51 D-5NA Mustang" in other words?
    In any case, sometimes the licence may not cost that much. I know of cases where the permission to use a trade mark was granted for free.  I also know of one case where the licence fee was a payment of 1 dollar. 
    Radu
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    Radub got a reaction from MikeC in Modelling companies pay licence fees to use designs?   
    The licence is needed when a trade mark is used. A model manufacturer can recreate a scale "representation" of a real thing without any restrictions. That is pretty much the same as making a sculpture, painting, photo, etc of a "real thing". Any such design is an original artwork, just like making a model of, let's say, the Eiffel Tower from scratch is the property of the artist who created it, not the Gustave Eiffel company. 
    However, if the model manufacturer wants to use a trade mark such as Jeep, Boeing, Lockheed, they need permission. That explains why sometimes models do not have the name or type on the box. Tamiya has a "2 1/2 ton 6x6 Truck" that is in reality a GMC "Jimmy". Italeri has a "1/4 ton 4x4 Utility Truck" that anyone will instantly recognise as a Jeep. So, there can be ways around the licencing, but sometimes it is inpossible. How do you describe a "North American P-51 D-5NA Mustang" in other words?
    In any case, sometimes the licence may not cost that much. I know of cases where the permission to use a trade mark was granted for free.  I also know of one case where the licence fee was a payment of 1 dollar. 
    Radu
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    Radub got a reaction from mpk in Modelling companies pay licence fees to use designs?   
    The licence is needed when a trade mark is used. A model manufacturer can recreate a scale "representation" of a real thing without any restrictions. That is pretty much the same as making a sculpture, painting, photo, etc of a "real thing". Any such design is an original artwork, just like making a model of, let's say, the Eiffel Tower from scratch is the property of the artist who created it, not the Gustave Eiffel company. 
    However, if the model manufacturer wants to use a trade mark such as Jeep, Boeing, Lockheed, they need permission. That explains why sometimes models do not have the name or type on the box. Tamiya has a "2 1/2 ton 6x6 Truck" that is in reality a GMC "Jimmy". Italeri has a "1/4 ton 4x4 Utility Truck" that anyone will instantly recognise as a Jeep. So, there can be ways around the licencing, but sometimes it is inpossible. How do you describe a "North American P-51 D-5NA Mustang" in other words?
    In any case, sometimes the licence may not cost that much. I know of cases where the permission to use a trade mark was granted for free.  I also know of one case where the licence fee was a payment of 1 dollar. 
    Radu
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    Radub got a reaction from Archer Fine Transfers in Modelling companies pay licence fees to use designs?   
    The licence is needed when a trade mark is used. A model manufacturer can recreate a scale "representation" of a real thing without any restrictions. That is pretty much the same as making a sculpture, painting, photo, etc of a "real thing". Any such design is an original artwork, just like making a model of, let's say, the Eiffel Tower from scratch is the property of the artist who created it, not the Gustave Eiffel company. 
    However, if the model manufacturer wants to use a trade mark such as Jeep, Boeing, Lockheed, they need permission. That explains why sometimes models do not have the name or type on the box. Tamiya has a "2 1/2 ton 6x6 Truck" that is in reality a GMC "Jimmy". Italeri has a "1/4 ton 4x4 Utility Truck" that anyone will instantly recognise as a Jeep. So, there can be ways around the licencing, but sometimes it is inpossible. How do you describe a "North American P-51 D-5NA Mustang" in other words?
    In any case, sometimes the licence may not cost that much. I know of cases where the permission to use a trade mark was granted for free.  I also know of one case where the licence fee was a payment of 1 dollar. 
    Radu
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    Radub got a reaction from johncrow in Wuhan coronavirus - everybody just calm down!   
    For many years, science-fiction books and movies told us about mind-control devices, often electronic, that can get individuals and groups to behave as directed. We have that now. We have it in our pockets and on our wrists, in whatever other screen device we use to get our inputs, in our "internet of things". We are "herded" by these devices. They influence what we enjoy, what we think, what we say. It is naive to believe that individuals are "in control" any longer. I do not want to fall into paranoid tropes about "shady entities" controlling us, but it is also naive to disregard the idea that someone is taking advantage of this at our expense. 
    I repeat what I said above. Stop listening to anyone else other than WHO, ECDC, CDC. We are told about "hand hygiene" all the time now. We must also practice "mind hygiene". 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from thierry laurent in Arado 234 and Heinkel 162 books   
    There are only a handful of known photos of the Ar 234 night-fighter. They were all published in a number of places. In my opinion the best source for those photos is a great book called "On Special Missions" by Smith and Creek: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Special-Missions-Luftwaffes-Experimental-Squadrons/dp/1903223334/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=On+Special+Missions+Smith+and+Creek&qid=1583657485&sr=8-1
     
    The night-fighter is also mentioned in the Famous Airplanes of the World book on the Ar 234: https://www.scalemates.com/books/arado-ar-234-blitz-famous-airplanes-world-128--106243 This is a good book, but it is entirely in Japanese, so you will need to use Google Translate to read it. The scale drawings published in this book by Shigeru Nohara looked at first to be "accurate", but they suffer from numerous issues. In any case, there are no good published drawings of the Arado 234. 
     
    For German jets in general, I very much like the old Monogram book "Jet Planes of the Third Reich" by Smith and Creek. 
     
    The Valiant Publications books on the Arado 234 and He 162 are excellent and well-worth the investment. The AJ Press and Kagero books on the Ar 234 are great for photos, but the line drawings are not the best. 
     
    HTH 
    Radu 
     
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    Radub got a reaction from TAG in Wuhan coronavirus - everybody just calm down!   
    For many years, science-fiction books and movies told us about mind-control devices, often electronic, that can get individuals and groups to behave as directed. We have that now. We have it in our pockets and on our wrists, in whatever other screen device we use to get our inputs, in our "internet of things". We are "herded" by these devices. They influence what we enjoy, what we think, what we say. It is naive to believe that individuals are "in control" any longer. I do not want to fall into paranoid tropes about "shady entities" controlling us, but it is also naive to disregard the idea that someone is taking advantage of this at our expense. 
    I repeat what I said above. Stop listening to anyone else other than WHO, ECDC, CDC. We are told about "hand hygiene" all the time now. We must also practice "mind hygiene". 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from Anthony in NZ in Standing Down   
    Best of luck, Kevin. Thanks for all your good work. 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from LSP_Paul in Wuhan coronavirus - everybody just calm down!   
    The "internet" has its benefits. But it also makes people bite into Tide pods. 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from LSP_Kevin in Standing Down   
    Best of luck, Kevin. Thanks for all your good work. 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from firefly7 in New year, will we learn of any new LSPs from “quiet” manufacturers?   
    Model design and production takes time. If a LSP model is announced today, work on it started five years ago (maybe even longer). The larger and more complex models take longer to produce. Smaller models with fewer parts can be produced faster. So, for that reason, it makes sense that smaller scale models are released at a faster rate. This has always been the case. 
    Personally, I do not see a "slow down" in the release of LSP models. I remember the days when only a couple of manufacturers made LSPs and they released one every few years. There were even stretches of many years without a single LSP release. Last year we had a multitude of new models from a multitude of manufacturers. Things are not so bad. 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from MARU5137 in Wuhan coronavirus - everybody just calm down!   
    For many years, science-fiction books and movies told us about mind-control devices, often electronic, that can get individuals and groups to behave as directed. We have that now. We have it in our pockets and on our wrists, in whatever other screen device we use to get our inputs, in our "internet of things". We are "herded" by these devices. They influence what we enjoy, what we think, what we say. It is naive to believe that individuals are "in control" any longer. I do not want to fall into paranoid tropes about "shady entities" controlling us, but it is also naive to disregard the idea that someone is taking advantage of this at our expense. 
    I repeat what I said above. Stop listening to anyone else other than WHO, ECDC, CDC. We are told about "hand hygiene" all the time now. We must also practice "mind hygiene". 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from Greif8 in Wuhan coronavirus - everybody just calm down!   
    For many years, science-fiction books and movies told us about mind-control devices, often electronic, that can get individuals and groups to behave as directed. We have that now. We have it in our pockets and on our wrists, in whatever other screen device we use to get our inputs, in our "internet of things". We are "herded" by these devices. They influence what we enjoy, what we think, what we say. It is naive to believe that individuals are "in control" any longer. I do not want to fall into paranoid tropes about "shady entities" controlling us, but it is also naive to disregard the idea that someone is taking advantage of this at our expense. 
    I repeat what I said above. Stop listening to anyone else other than WHO, ECDC, CDC. We are told about "hand hygiene" all the time now. We must also practice "mind hygiene". 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from Chek in Wuhan coronavirus - everybody just calm down!   
    For many years, science-fiction books and movies told us about mind-control devices, often electronic, that can get individuals and groups to behave as directed. We have that now. We have it in our pockets and on our wrists, in whatever other screen device we use to get our inputs, in our "internet of things". We are "herded" by these devices. They influence what we enjoy, what we think, what we say. It is naive to believe that individuals are "in control" any longer. I do not want to fall into paranoid tropes about "shady entities" controlling us, but it is also naive to disregard the idea that someone is taking advantage of this at our expense. 
    I repeat what I said above. Stop listening to anyone else other than WHO, ECDC, CDC. We are told about "hand hygiene" all the time now. We must also practice "mind hygiene". 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from blackbetty in Wuhan coronavirus - everybody just calm down!   
    For many years, science-fiction books and movies told us about mind-control devices, often electronic, that can get individuals and groups to behave as directed. We have that now. We have it in our pockets and on our wrists, in whatever other screen device we use to get our inputs, in our "internet of things". We are "herded" by these devices. They influence what we enjoy, what we think, what we say. It is naive to believe that individuals are "in control" any longer. I do not want to fall into paranoid tropes about "shady entities" controlling us, but it is also naive to disregard the idea that someone is taking advantage of this at our expense. 
    I repeat what I said above. Stop listening to anyone else other than WHO, ECDC, CDC. We are told about "hand hygiene" all the time now. We must also practice "mind hygiene". 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from Greif8 in Wuhan coronavirus - everybody just calm down!   
    The virus has infected all minds. No one is talking about anything else. 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from MikeMaben in Wuhan coronavirus - everybody just calm down!   
    The virus has infected all minds. No one is talking about anything else. 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from scvrobeson in IBG Models - 1:32 PZL P.11c Test Build   
    My kit arrived in the post today. I got the limited edition with the figure and extra gun barrels. It is an absolute beauty. The wing surface detail is breathtaking! This model is a "must have". 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from airscale in 1/18 P51C Mustang "Lopes Hope the 3rd"   
    Stunning Mustang! 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from Rick Griewski in IBG Models - 1:32 PZL P.11c Test Build   
    My kit arrived in the post today. I got the limited edition with the figure and extra gun barrels. It is an absolute beauty. The wing surface detail is breathtaking! This model is a "must have". 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from Kagemusha in IBG Models - 1:32 PZL P.11c Test Build   
    I bought it from their website a couple of weeks ago. I just checked the website and it is no longer there. I guess that "limited edition" was either very limited or very popular. 
    Radu 
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    Radub got a reaction from Lothar in IBG Models - 1:32 PZL P.11c Test Build   
    My kit arrived in the post today. I got the limited edition with the figure and extra gun barrels. It is an absolute beauty. The wing surface detail is breathtaking! This model is a "must have". 
    Radu 
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