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Old 06-10-2019, 03:41 AM   #1
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Interesting that nobody has posted about the announcements from yesterday. It is certainly the first time in a long time that the announcements have been made without photos.

I'm not sure what to make of this month to be honest. It all depends what the photos look like. The 767s and A320s at least should be sound. Here are my thoughts:

https://www.yesterdaysairlines.com/m...-2019-releases

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Interesting that nobody has posted about the announcements from yesterday.
They got "announced" within an NG thread which was somewhat bizarre in itself.
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Really glad to see Britannia 762 and Air Canada burgundy Tristar! Great job Andrew
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Those sketches look a bit bizarre without their elevators and wings, don't think they'll be doing a right lot of flying anytime soon!
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As has been mentioned in your write up Richard, I'm waiting for some pictures myself. With NG being an unstoppable force right now, and Gemini/JC seems to be improving their product, not much of what's been coming off the AC assembly line has been grabbing my attention. I'm not sold on the Lochness Tristars either.
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Very temped by the ATA L1011, BA Landor L1011, AC L1011 and BY 762 - great selection this month, thanks Andrew!
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I need to see some pictures as well, but it's going to be hard to pass up buying the Hawaiians sight unseen. Those have been a wishlist items for years...
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The Britannia 767-200 makes me so happy. Combined with the recent NG UK charter 757s, my collection is now growing again in the direction I've wanted it to for a long time!

Long may it last. Well done Aero Classics!
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I need to see some pictures as well, but it's going to be hard to pass up buying the Hawaiians sight unseen. Those have been a wishlist items for years...
Knowing what a perfectionist you are I would suggest you aim for the NG Hawaiians instead.
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I'm very happy someone finally made the ATA L1011 in the best livery. I would go right ahead and get it but imma hold back and see what NG does.
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The ATA L-1011 was done years ago, in that livery. Help me out folks, what was the companies name again?
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I think this months set of releases is a great set. The Spirit, Britannia and AeroPeru for me
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The ATA L-1011 was done years ago, in that livery. Help me out folks, what was the companies name again?
yuh it was made by Blue Box. Those Blue Box ATA Tristars are a little pricey and Rstretton has pointed out multiple major flaws on the mould
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With all these Hawaiian releases, could we perhaps get another Hawaiian DC-9-51 ? Perhaps in a different paint variation than the one released before.... I never see them on eBay. Thank you,ToddCB
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The ATA L-1011 was done years ago, in that livery. Help me out folks, what was the companies name again?
Blue Box....and they were awful TriStars….
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Blue Box....and they were awful TriStars….
Right, that's the one, and they were. Really wanted an ATA L-1011 so I got it.
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Right, that's the one, and they were. Really wanted an ATA L-1011 so I got it.
The irony is that the BlueBox Tristar, as ordinary as it is, is not that awful. In fact in comparison to the new Lockness mould it actually scores quite well. I am not replacing any Blue Box L-1011s with the Lockness mould in its current form.

I am sure I will do a full Tristar detailed review across moulds at some point. In fact I have already done most of the scoring for one.
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For me the mold is just perfect, I am not a stickler for detail. For me, its made and I am happy that it is. Whether the gears line up with the number three window and the nose gear is .25 degrees too far back, or they are using a old windshield that was changed on the last D-check, it doesn't have antennas ( which are the most inaccurate detail on these models, so kudos to Aeroclassics ).............who cares.


Its a model of a airline I like, its made, so I will buy it and enjoy having the model in my collection.


Sometimes knowing too much ruins the fun factor, hey the world isn't perfect either so why should models. NG isn't perfect, neither is Gemini or JC or Phoenix but they still make models that we like, just like Aeroclassics and guess what, I've purchased them as well. I can understand if the paint is way off and again my hats off to Aeroclassics for recalling those Air Canada's, but at least it was corrected, we learn as we progress.

If there's a airline you like and its made by a manufacturer in this case Aeroclassics buy it. Enjoy the model, proudly display it. There's nothing wrong with the Aeroclassics mold in my opinion.

Sorry to rant here guys, but seriously we need to start enjoying this hobby again.
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For me the mold is just perfect, I am not a stickler for detail. For me, its made and I am happy that it is. Whether the gears line up with the number three window and the nose gear is .25 degrees too far back, or they are using a old windshield that was changed on the last D-check, it doesn't have antennas ( which are the most inaccurate detail on these models, so kudos to Aeroclassics ).............who cares.


Its a model of a airline I like, its made, so I will buy it and enjoy having the model in my collection.


Sometimes knowing too much ruins the fun factor, hey the world isn't perfect either so why should models. NG isn't perfect, neither is Gemini or JC or Phoenix but they still make models that we like, just like Aeroclassics and guess what, I've purchased them as well. I can understand if the paint is way off and again my hats off to Aeroclassics for recalling those Air Canada's, but at least it was corrected, we learn as we progress.

If there's a airline you like and its made by a manufacturer in this case Aeroclassics buy it. Enjoy the model, proudly display it. There's nothing wrong with the Aeroclassics mold in my opinion.

Sorry to rant here guys, but seriously we need to start enjoying this hobby again.
The nose on these ac l1011's look pretty wrong. Maybe its the way they print the cockpit windows or the actual shape of the nose itself idk but the nose of the l1011 is like the best part fo me.
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For me the mold is just perfect, I am not a stickler for detail. For me, its made and I am happy that it is. Whether the gears line up with the number three window and the nose gear is .25 degrees too far back, or they are using a old windshield that was changed on the last D-check, it doesn't have antennas ( which are the most inaccurate detail on these models, so kudos to Aeroclassics ).............who cares.


Its a model of a airline I like, its made, so I will buy it and enjoy having the model in my collection.


Sometimes knowing too much ruins the fun factor, hey the world isn't perfect either so why should models. NG isn't perfect, neither is Gemini or JC or Phoenix but they still make models that we like, just like Aeroclassics and guess what, I've purchased them as well. I can understand if the paint is way off and again my hats off to Aeroclassics for recalling those Air Canada's, but at least it was corrected, we learn as we progress.

If there's a airline you like and its made by a manufacturer in this case Aeroclassics buy it. Enjoy the model, proudly display it. There's nothing wrong with the Aeroclassics mold in my opinion.

Sorry to rant here guys, but seriously we need to start enjoying this hobby again.
Disagree. Some of us have standards, and thanks to NG, many of us are enjoying this scale again because our $50+ now gets us a model that damn near replicates the real thing. No reason why we can't ask for perfection when there is now a company out there that is continually striving to give it to us.

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For me the mold is just perfect, I am not a stickler for detail. For me, its made and I am happy that it is. Whether the gears line up with the number three window and the nose gear is .25 degrees too far back, or they are using a old windshield that was changed on the last D-check, it doesn't have antennas ( which are the most inaccurate detail on these models, so kudos to Aeroclassics ).............who cares.


Its a model of a airline I like, its made, so I will buy it and enjoy having the model in my collection.


Sometimes knowing too much ruins the fun factor, hey the world isn't perfect either so why should models. NG isn't perfect, neither is Gemini or JC or Phoenix but they still make models that we like, just like Aeroclassics and guess what, I've purchased them as well. I can understand if the paint is way off and again my hats off to Aeroclassics for recalling those Air Canada's, but at least it was corrected, we learn as we progress.

If there's a airline you like and its made by a manufacturer in this case Aeroclassics buy it. Enjoy the model, proudly display it. There's nothing wrong with the Aeroclassics mold in my opinion.

Sorry to rant here guys, but seriously we need to start enjoying this hobby again.
Blimey Paresh for a man who now owns a forum your view is pretty disappointing. I have purposely tried not to rain on the Lockness parade but the mould is so far away from perfect that you'd have to be blind not to see it, or wilfully blind at least.

This is 2019 and this is a new mould for crying out loud. We should expect basic capability at the very least. I have been far too accepting of recent regarding Aeroclassics but the sort of fanboy nonsense you are spouting here just makes you sound very silly. If you wish to just stare at the models and not think about them critically maybe a model discussion forum isn't the proper place for you?

By your credo Lockness could have made a literal brick with wings and you'd still be 'For me, its made and I am happy that it is'. My lord man grow a pair!
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Disagree. Some of us have standards, and thanks to NG, many of us are enjoying this scale again because our $50+ now gets us a model that damn near replicates the real thing. No reason why we can't ask for perfection when there is now a company out there that is continually striving to give it to us.
Oh Paresh has high standards. He is merely pointing out that the hobby is supposed to be fun first. If a model has something you don't like, then don't buy it. My goodness, if I counted the models I have passed on for one reason or another, the number would be rather high. My big thing is colour. I am a stickler for that. Several models I can think of, I was excited about the news they were on the way, and the colour was way off. Disappointed, obviously. Let's see what is announced next month.
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Oh Paresh has high standards. He is merely pointing out that the hobby is supposed to be fun first. If a model has something you don't like, then don't buy it. My goodness, if I counted the models I have passed on for one reason or another, the number would be rather high. My big thing is colour. I am a stickler for that. Several models I can think of, I was excited about the news they were on the way, and the colour was way off. Disappointed, obviously. Let's see what is announced next month.
I understand what you are saying but categorically disagree with it. Sorry David this is a discussion forum and the models should be discussed. If you don't like it don't read it!

Why is it so hard to understand? Make good models - get good reviews and feedback. And vice versa. People should be informed of quality and reviews are a part of that. Every other industry doesn't question this basic tenant of business.

I am far from being anti-Aeroclassics or Lockness but objectivity is required.
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There are USA retailers already sold out of the TAP L-1011-500. Mould issues or no, that one seems to be selling!

I'll look at photos of this month's L-1011 releases and see what I think.

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I re-read what I wrote. I don't see a reference to not discussing models? Every collector is free to have an opinion on any model by any manufacturer, and openly discuss it here.
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Nothing for me, this month. The rather baffling Delta L1011 drought continues.

This month will provide some clarity on the L1011 mold comparisons, though. With Lochness and GJ now having overlapping releases in the BA liveries, as well as Lochness and NG having overlap in the Hawaiian releases. I haven't bought any L1011's yet from either manufacturer, so for anyone who has... comparison photos would be most appreciated.

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Blimey Paresh for a man who now owns a forum your view is pretty disappointing. I have purposely tried not to rain on the Lockness parade but the mould is so far away from perfect that you'd have to be blind not to see it, or wilfully blind at least.

This is 2019 and this is a new mould for crying out loud. We should expect basic capability at the very least. I have been far too accepting of recent regarding Aeroclassics but the sort of fanboy nonsense you are spouting here just makes you sound very silly. If you wish to just stare at the models and not think about them critically maybe a model discussion forum isn't the proper place for you?

By your credo Lockness could have made a literal brick with wings and you'd still be 'For me, its made and I am happy that it is'. My lord man grow a pair!
Yikes. Someone needs to hold a mirror to this post.

"I have purposely tried not to rain on the Lockness parade"
"I have been far too accepting of recent regarding Aeroclassics"

After those admissions, you then brazenly accuse someone of "[...] fanboy nonsense you are spouting here just makes you sound very silly."

Ruh roh. Pot, kettle, black.
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Yes, considering it was a leaker from Northampton who made the announcement!! How the heck he got the info is beyond me!
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I understand what you are saying but categorically disagree with it. Sorry David this is a discussion forum and the models should be discussed. If you don't like it don't read it!

Why is it so hard to understand? Make good models - get good reviews and feedback. And vice versa. People should be informed of quality and reviews are a part of that. Every other industry doesn't question this basic tenant of business.

I am far from being anti-Aeroclassics or Lockness but objectivity is required.
There's a difference between objectiveness and anal retentive nitpicking.

Sorry, but your remarks on this thread are completely out of order, and totally unappreciated! I'm beginning to thing that Elliot at ADI had a good point in that email to his dealers warning them about unofficial bloggers who were bad for business. While I appreciate some of the assistance you've provided recently, the good will is quickly diminished in your endless unjust criticism. Luckily, our sales figures are proving you wrong, so as someone so eloquently said above, take a good look in the mirror, STFU, and let us collectors enjoy the hobby!!
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For me, having fun is the first priority. I have been collecting for a long time now, and still get a great deal of joy from this hobby. This next statement is speaking for myself. A great deal of talk about the position of the Lockness L-1011 nose gear position. To me "WHO CARES". even IF it is not perfect, it displays just fine, and certainly isn't wrong enough not to purchase. Now that's not to say I don't care about quality, of course I do. What does get tiresome, is the "that is wrong", "so and so is a jerk". I just do my best to shut that part of our hobby off. If it's not fun, what's the point?
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For me, having fun is the first priority. I have been collecting for a long time now, and still get a great deal of joy from this hobby. This next statement is speaking for myself. A great deal of talk about the position of the Lockness L-1011 nose gear position. To me "WHO CARES". even IF it is not perfect, it displays just fine, and certainly isn't wrong enough not to purchase. Now that's not to say I don't care about quality, of course I do. What does get tiresome, is the "that is wrong", "so and so is a jerk". I just do my best to shut that part of our hobby off. If it's not fun, what's the point?
Well said David, thank you my friend. That is all I was trying to say, was who care and enjoy the hobby.
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I need to see some pictures as well, but it's going to be hard to pass up buying the Hawaiians sight unseen. Those have been a wishlist items for years...
Unlike what Richard Stretton advised you, based on two unseen models, I would urge you to ignore such a rediculous remark, and buy what you personally like.

How can someone judge something he/she hasn't even seen yet? That's totally beyond comprehension!!

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Yes, considering it was you who made the announcement!!
Nothing to do with me old son. Read it properly before commenting please.

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There's a difference between objectiveness and anal retentive nitpicking.

Sorry, but your remarks on this thread are completely out of order, and totally unappreciated! I'm beginning to thing that Elliot at ADI had a good point in that email to his dealers warning them about unofficial bloggers who were bad for business. While I appreciate some of the assistance you've provided recently, the good will is quickly diminished in your endless unjust criticism. Luckily, our sales figures are proving you wrong, so as someone so eloquently said above, take a good look in the mirror, STFU, and let us collectors enjoy the hobby!!
The ADI letter was hilarious as you know and the shops that I spoke to agreed it was insane. Even people at ADI thought it was a mistake from what I was told.

Whether what I say is good for business is wholly irrelevant. I'm a collector, good models get good reviews and bad ones don't. I wish your company well and I am glad your sales figures are doing well, however if I have an opinion about your models I will voice it. I have given your moulds recently far from 'endless unjust criticism' as you well know. In fact can you point out any unjust criticism?

And there isn't a difference between objectiveness and anal retentive nitpicking. That is the whole point. One person's one is another person's the other.

I'm all for collectors enjoying the hobby but not for those telling people how they should do it i.e. it is all for fun, don't look at the models or comment and buy what you like and don't comment about it. Everyone should be free to say what they wish if they can back it up.
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The ADI letter was hilarious as you know and the shops that I spoke to agreed it was insane. Even people at ADI thought it was a mistake from what I was told.

Whether what I say is good for business is wholly irrelevant. I'm a collector, good models get good reviews and bad ones don't. I wish your company well and I am glad your sales figures are doing well, however if I have an opinion about your models I will voice it. I have given your moulds recently far from 'endless unjust criticism' as you well know. In fact can you point out any unjust criticism?

And there isn't a difference between objectiveness and anal retentive nitpicking. That is the whole point. One person's one is another person's the other.

I'm all for collectors enjoying the hobby but not for those telling people how they should do it i.e. it is all for fun, don't look at the models or comment and buy what you like and don't comment about it. Everyone should be free to say what they wish if they can back it up.
Telling people to buy one over another, or saying that one is better than another, when one or both have not seen the light of day yet is irresponsible, borderline moronic, and illogical. It also contradicts your last sentence!!

The fun is sucked out of the hobby when collectors are told what to buy or not to buy. Let people buy whatever they like without nitpicking everything to death. Nothing will ever be perfect!! Nobody made you the spokesman for what is good or bad; people are not stupid; let people decide on their own what they like.
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I think we're grown ups and can make our own decisions as to what to buy. In fact several people have said on this and other threads that they'll wait and see the new moulds come to light first before deciding what to buy.

Does Richard do nitpicking, maybe to some, but to others it's welcome. I enjoy the comparisons he produces, but I also make up my own mind as to whether the criticisms or praise are justified. The other thing I'll say is that he praises AC a lot, both on here and FB forums, just as he does other manufacturers when they deserve it.
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I still have the earlier release Aeroclassics Britannia 767-300 they did years ago! but what will make me happy is if they could do a classic Avianca 767-200 also.. it will look great next to the NG Model Avianca 757 that was just released..
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Me too. Very much looking forward to placing the B762 next to that and the NG B757.


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Yes, considering it was a leaker from Northampton who made the announcement!! How the heck he got the info is beyond me!

Actually was posted on ModelHangar 3 by a Canadian forumite (was he not on here years back?)

I was just passing it on and believe I did credit the original?

Also note your quote "The fun is sucked out of the hobby"


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Man O Man! I am glad I am outta collecting 1:400...the drama continues!

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Jcahea, I stay out of the politics of 400 models, but there is something that has to be said of any blogger collector regardless of the product, if said blogger is in receipt of free products to critique..especially if those products are the mainstay of their hobby then the reviews I'm sure are much more in their favor versus others acquired at a cost.
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Telling people to buy one over another, or saying that one is better than another, when one or both have not seen the light of day yet is irresponsible, borderline moronic, and illogical. It also contradicts your last sentence!!

The fun is sucked out of the hobby when collectors are told what to buy or not to buy. Let people buy whatever they like without nitpicking everything to death. Nothing will ever be perfect!! Nobody made you the spokesman for what is good or bad; people are not stupid; let people decide on their own what they like.
"Irresponsible, borderline moronic, and illogical" might apply to this situation if we were working with an unheard of manufacturer, which is clearly not the case here. Only goes to show that NG has garnered enough public confidence that their models will more than likely be better than yours.

As far as "nothing will ever be perfect," that is categorically false. There is an objective standard of perfection when producing replicas. There would be nothing to nitpick if aircraft models were as close to the real thing as possible, and we're seeing how NG is doing their best to accomplish this. Sorry, but you don't get to bash on others recommending one brand over another just because you're complacent with mediocrity.

So let's stop calling this NG L-1011 is a "pipe dream," I think we can both agree that it'll probably be more accurate than anything else out there in any scale.

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Jcahea, I stay out of the politics of 400 models, but there is something that has to be said of any blogger collector regardless of the product, if said blogger is in receipt of free products to critique..especially if those products are the mainstay of their hobby then the reviews I'm sure are much more in their favor versus others acquired at a cost.
Like what used to happen at 400 Scale Hangar... Free models for the site owners, in return for heavy censoring of critical posts...
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Jcahea, I stay out of the politics of 400 models, but there is something that has to be said of any blogger collector regardless of the product, if said blogger is in receipt of free products to critique..especially if those products are the mainstay of their hobby then the reviews I'm sure are much more in their favor versus others acquired at a cost.
I don't disagree with your premise, but I disagree with you on the implication that those proverbial bloggers wield any sort of influence or power. Hobbyists are, generally, quite discerning in choosing what to buy; they will make up their own minds, not blindly follow the advice of one.

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What an absurd argument. You do know what the word "objective" means, right??

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There is absolutely *not* an "objective standard of perfection". A standard of perfection to you, differs from a standard of perfection to me, as differs from a standard of perfection to person C.
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You seemed to have conveniently missed the part when I said when producing replicas, but I'll bite. An objectively perfect model would be one that basically looks no different than a real aircraft shrunken down 400x. Get it?
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You seemed to have conveniently missed the part when I said when producing replicas, but I'll bite. An objectively perfect model would be one that basically looks no different than a real aircraft shrunken down 400x. Get it?
So, short of the manufacturers hiring Rick Moranis, they will forever be doomed to fall short of your "objectively perfect model"; a real aircraft shrunken down 400 times.

Hahahaha. Yeah, got it.
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I don't disagree with your premise, but I disagree with you on the implication that those proverbial bloggers wield any sort of influence or power. Hobbyists are, generally, quite discerning in choosing what to buy; they will make up their own minds, not blindly follow the advice of one.
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Jcahea, I stay out of the politics of 400 models, but there is something that has to be said of any blogger collector regardless of the product, if said blogger is in receipt of free products to critique..especially if those products are the mainstay of their hobby then the reviews I'm sure are much more in their favor versus others acquired at a cost.

I'm comfortable with my reviews and happy to discuss them. I'm more than happy to compare my behaviour with that of certain manufacturers who think they control the message and market. They prefer to threaten people instead either with ludicrous libel e-mails, letters to suppliers or threats to model sellers livelihoods. Nice company that.

Attack the messenger and not the message. Hardly a new idea. As for influence if these bloggers have none funny how certain manufacturers spend so much time and effort trying to silence them.
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I think we're grown ups and can make our own decisions as to what to buy. In fact several people have said on this and other threads that they'll wait and see the new moulds come to light first before deciding what to buy.

Does Richard do nitpicking, maybe to some, but to others it's welcome. I enjoy the comparisons he produces, but I also make up my own mind as to whether the criticisms or praise are justified. The other thing I'll say is that he praises AC a lot, both on here and FB forums, just as he does other manufacturers when they deserve it.
Yep. I'm a complete amateur, and like to read Richard's mould reviews. He will call out any issues he sees with any mould, from any manufacturer. I do know Richard has been very complimentary of AC when he feels it's warranted - and quite often.
Whether Richard's impressively detailed analysis should determine what models a person should buy, or how much enjoyment to derive from models, is entirely up to the individual. Regardless, Richard is a wonderful resource, and I appreciate the in depth reviews, even if I might be more in the category of one who is less particular about moulds etc if I really like the prototype and want the model.
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