LSP_Matt reacted to Stuart Clark in "The Scale Model Podcast" episode 47
I'm Stuart one of the hosts of The Scale Model Podcast. Thanks for your comments about the show and guests.
cbk57: We do hope to have Anthony Seward back at some point to discuss further some of the behind the scenes of how companies do their research. We have heard from other sources that this is happening more and more, particularly from some of the newer companies on the scene.
ringleheim: My apologies for us talking over each other, since the pandemic imposed locked downs we are doing the show remotely. This means there is sometimes network issues and it affects the delay time. We know something even when we are in person it happened. and it is something we are aware of and trying to be better at.
dong: I kinda hope I'm the good guy...
To conclude we are planning to get more guests from the industry side as that is one of our main focuses on the podcast. The hobby is constantly changing and evolving and we hope to be able to bring more of it out into the open.
LSP_Matt reacted to LSP_Mike in "The Scale Model Podcast" episode 47
This seems to be a window into how some chinese model companies develop and refine kits during the selection process. The validation of the A, B and C team is interesting.
I'd prefer to see some more relating to our scale. We have had some very nice kits released, but also some real dogs. I'd also like to hear a bit regarding WNW influence in the model industry as a whole and 1/32 airplanes in particular.
LSP_Matt reacted to ringleheim in "The Scale Model Podcast" episode 47
Interview starts at 1:01.
The guest has served in the Canadian Army and is a tanker. The first 24 minutes or so discusses that.
The model discussion gets going around 1:25.
He mentions how the manufacturers will put out photos early, so that they can get feedback from the "rivet counters and trolls" on what is wrong. They will also put out Easter eggs in digital renders, deliberately making things wrong, so that they can gauge if anyone is paying attention or how much feedback a project is going to receive.
What I found most interesting is that the guest straight up said the companies he has worked with (quite a few) have an A, B, and C team that will work on projects, depending on its importance. Some better than others.
We have always joked here about the Trumpeter "B" team where they put out a less than perfect kit--this guy just confirmed that exists for real.
He has worked a lot specifically with MENG.
I find that really interesting as I have made a number of MENG armor kits. Some are some of the best kits I have ever made of any subject in any scale. The M3A3 Bradley comes to mind--what an awesome kit.
But others are not nearly as good; their new Königstiger comes to mind--it's still a good kit, but nowhere near the level of the Bradley.
The interviewers are quite annoying; they chime in constantly and disrupt the flow, speaking over each other and the guest needlessly and constantly.
Still an interesting listen.
LSP_Matt got a reaction from LSP_K2 in Hobby Models
Promising that the owner left a message.
I've had a similar experience with a company that sounds similar (maybe not the same?) to that one. Much the same issues. Ordered, paid and then some items just not delivered. I just put it in the hands of my bank and they organised a refund for what wasn't delivered. Luckily for me the box packing slips showed that not everything that was ordered had been delivered.
Fingers crossed your experience isn't the norm and that you get a result. If the owner is involved I suspect something definitive will happen either way. The main thing is that you paid via a method where there is redress if you don't get what you paid for.
Good luck! Matty
LSP_Matt reacted to Belugawhaleman in Hobby Models
At last there might be a solution to this problem
After MANY emails and attempts to contact these people I discovered that the owner left a message on
my voicemail. He asked me to send him a list of the missing items. So I did-for the third time. It's a breakthrough, but, I'm not entirely hopeful. I hear he has offered "store credit" in the past which would be meaningless in his case.
We shall see.
LSP_Matt reacted to Kagemusha in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng
Well, in truth we don't know how much they paid, or didn't, maybe never will.
The basic kit will be available from Lucky Model at $38.99, and the limited with bust $55.99, which is certainly cause for celebration, and the basic kit will likely be readily available as long as there's geeks on the street... serious modellers.
LSP_Matt reacted to D Bellis in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng
The mere mention of WNW doing the Dr.I resulted in a flood of them on eBay many months ago. Thanks to those panic sellers saturating the market, I was able to pick up a couple of Roden kits for about $20 each (shipped). I'm all set on Dr.I kits now...
LSP_Matt reacted to Dave J in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng
As Bryan stated and I will state now.. Meng was one of the many factories contracted to do tooling for WNW. The Dr.1's was the latest kit they were tooling. That is the WNW tooling not Meng, Iv'e spoken to the designer (Darren) of the Dr.1 kit and that is his work.
Also to note.... Meng were not doing the tooling on the Lancaster nor the HP's, these were with other factories.
LSP_Matt reacted to AlbertD in Saw my brother in the 9 part Vietnam War in HD series
It was a strange feeling to see him. He was in the USMC and the video must of been from around 1966 or 67. I was only 7 years old at the time but remember how he was when he came home. Watching this series was a real eye opener for me. He's gone now. He would have been 72 now but the agent orange finally got him with cancer. Like many vets he didn't want to talk about it so I don't know much about his service. I understand he did 4 tours and I know he earned 3 Purple Hearts.
LSP_Matt reacted to nmayhew in amazing cockpit / engine details and wires from Anyz
awesome resin detailing bits for cockpits and engines from a company called Anyz
everything from spark plugs and end connectors to levers knobs and small wheels, as well as braided line in lots of different sizes and colours
service super good too
use with confidence
LSP_Matt reacted to LSP_Ron in 1/32 Fokker Dr.I from Meng
Why do we care about who owns the molds?
Its like caring who owns the engine castings for you car, Ford or Mitsubishi?
There is what appears to be a nice DR-1 announced by Meng with really lousy box art. The rest really is irrelevant to the consumer.
Just my opinion for good or bad.