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22 minutes ago, Clunkmeister said:

Magneto, I feel the best solution would be for you to purchase this kit and give us a detailed WIP on these pages.

In dong so, you’ll guide the rest of us through the rocky spots. 

I’m looking forward to seeing that come to fruition.

You have more faith in my skills than I do! I’m studying full time at the mo - but weekends I have a project going part time.  I would be happy to do some kind of log - it’s for the very old Tamiya Jagdpanzer IV (v) from about 1975.  I’ve been out of modelling for about 2 decades and was a little apprehensive to start up again.  There’s a great deal of omissions to fix and an interior to add - as well as brute force cutting and chopping to meet my requirements! I suppose I could post once a week on a new thread?

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7 minutes ago, Wumm said:

If you don't know what I'm talking about, how do you know I'm being bigoted and defensive? Make up your mind.

Yes. Over and over in multiple links. Like a petulant child tugging at Mother's apron.

Go play somewhere else, the Adults are busy.

Where have the Adults sent you? Lol

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Magneto,

Unlike many other modelling forums, the tone here is pretty much laid back and tolerant. And I have never seen any such thing as « bigotry » on LSM. 

You are the one who has come with rash statements, complaining that a new kit is not torn to pieces and not described as the PoS you claim it is. You are the one that feels compelled to answer each one telling you in one way or another to adopt a different attitude by making further statements one the verge of derision and snickering. You are the one that makes multiple posts with each a link to the same unique thread ...

I think you should think about your expectations relating to what a modelling forum should be:

1) Not everyone, reviewers included, is an expert in every field and every modelled subject

2) Box-opening reviews are what they are: they show what is inside. This alone, with good photographs, and decent text, requires some work from the author, that deserves some respect

3) Receiving free kits for review is a common practice. It does not imply that the reviewer is corrupt or dishonest. There are some reviewers around here who are « attaboys » who will claim how great any kit is, just for the sake of keeping a steady flow of free kits - and the flow can be significant, sometimes many kits a week. But this is not what I have seen from James here.

4) Many self-professed experts are just that: self-professed, but not necessarily with the real substance to back the claim. Finding out who is what is as difficult on forums as in real life.

5) Modelling is a hobby: it is a source of relaxation and fun, mostly. You do not need to be a forum member to practice modelling and build kits. If you add being a forum member to you modelling time, it is to find additional pleasure in sharing and learning, in finding kindred spirits, in making friends with identical interests. Well, at least, this is what I am looking for.

True, some just relish in finding another place to boast their ego, to catch a fight, to assert their dominance over the others, to find a surrogate way of expressing a power they don’t have in real life. When a modelling forum gets too many of those, it’s becoming hell for everyone, members flee if the trolls aren’t banned, and the said forum becomes yet another - virtual - fighting ring for a bunch of old frustrated boys ... 

You can find both types of forums on the net. Just pick which one you prefer ...

6) It is only when a kit is being built, and the experience shared, including the identification of errors and inaccuracies if the builder is knowledgeable and passionate enough to research the subject, that others get a real feeling of what they could expect from building - as opposed to owning - the kit. But then, even this can be misleading. I have seen too many « unbuildable » or « fatally flawed » statements made by some builders, which in the end were just a reflection of the ineptitude of the builder ...

7) if it goes without saying, it is still better saying - and repeating - it : not everything you see on the net is true, whatever your inclinations and beliefs are ...

So, I think you should take a step back, a deep breath, a glass of whatever your favorite brew is, and rethink about how your attitude could have come across to other members here on LSM. If you see nothing wrong or worth of criticism, fine with you, But, hopefully, the rest of LSM members will remain what they are: relaxed, friendly, laid back, and fun. Which is why they are here rather than on other forums. 
Again, you can choose where and how you want to spend your time on a modelling forum.

Hubert

 

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13 hours ago, Clunkmeister said:

Magneto, I feel the best solution would be for you to purchase this kit and give us a detailed WIP on these pages.

In dong so, you’ll guide the rest of us through the rocky spots. 

I’m looking forward to seeing that come to fruition.

I have a better idea - as the kit has already been gifted for this excellent review I think that James H should build it to show his appreciation for this great kit.  We don’t need to unnecessarily coerce anyone to part with their money for a kit that may be beyond the realms of most modellers skill set but with the free kit if it all goes wrong then at least no money nor time has been wasted.  We can then all look forward to seeing if the kit is worth buying despite it’s shortcomings.  
 

Anyone that wants to buy the kit with their hard earned cash might want to see what happens with regards to any future releases - it maybe that they’ll put another one out there with all of the corrections.  As I said they have a single truck that they themselves released to correct their errors - their words not mine!  It might work out more expensive though to two kits instead of the one combo so I recommend waiting!

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