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Old 04-11-2018, 05:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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...with Geminijets the third major manufacturer goes to drawing style releases pics - instead of pics of the actual model. The only manufacturer who still seems to have trust in its own releases is Aeroclssics.

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Old 04-11-2018, 07:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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GJ has always posted art of the releases and then followed up with pictures a few days or a week later. Are you saying they will not longer be doing this?
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Old 04-11-2018, 08:05 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Check their website ...there are still drawings instead of real photos (of all models) - and we already have the 11th of April.
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Old 04-11-2018, 09:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The lack of pictures from almost everyone now sucks for sure, but I can honestly say that there hasn't been a new release I've been excited about for at least 6 months. The only things I was remotely interested in is the JFox LH a320s but the prices are atrocious, $100+ for an a320????? Come on...
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Obscene shipping rates has sucked the excitement out for me . . .
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Obscene shipping rates has sucked the excitement out for me . . .
This is one of the several reasons why I prefer resin/plastic models. Less weight = lower shipping cost. (And if Hogan/Skymarks: smaller boxes, too, not just for shipping but for storage.) Sadly though, not nearly as much available in resin/plastic as metal.
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This is one of the several reasons why I prefer resin/plastic models. Less weight = lower shipping cost. (And if Hogan/Skymarks: smaller boxes, too, not just for shipping but for storage.) Sadly though, not nearly as much available in resin/plastic as metal.
I hear 'ya. Kind of hard to do with retro props, though.

But back on topic: If GJ is just going to supply drawings, in lieu of photos, they'll find a lot of collectors forgetting about them after the models don't match expectations. If the 'trust' is broken, so is the loyalty. Hopefully, this issue is an isolated case and a bit presumptive.
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Old 04-11-2018, 01:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Check their website ...there are still drawings instead of real photos (of all models) - and we already have the 11th of April.
Be patient....the models don't even arrive at dealers for a few more weeks anyway. So why the hurry for pictures?
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Old 04-14-2018, 11:11 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Poor quality is some cases, shipping cost, increase in price, lack of detail and advancement for today's manufacturing technology, and limited quantities or no production run numbers by some, have taken the fun out of the hobby for me. Of all the planes in my collection, I like my Aero Mini and Tekno collections the most! I do not buy nearly what I used too with the mass of releases month to month. Bring back the days where a MFG. pumps out 4 to 5 a month.
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Be patient....the models don't even arrive at dealers for a few more weeks anyway. So why the hurry for pictures?
The reason for 'the hurry' is pre-order. Some of the more popular models may be sold out by the time they arrive at your local dealer.

The only way to guarantee you get a model that you really want may be to pre-order it. And then some times be disappointed because the model doesn't match the drawing.
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Old 04-14-2018, 03:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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High costs of new models plus the fact that new models are plain out of my interest (what is Airbus? Last I heard I think Bellanca and Eastern had two types of airbuses.....) has kept me from getting anything new....drawings are further adding to the pile...
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