06-22-2021, 10:56 AM
Collector of US Airlines
Join Date: Mar 2021
Re: Are there QA issues or is it just my bad luck?
Originally Posted by supermetroid
Hi all, hope you are all well! (just joined the forums here
I had a burning question and was keen to get views and thoughts from everyone on this forum.
As a long time collector, who has recently got back into looking for models - I was super excited at first, but this has somewhat been a mixed experience for me.
I am not sure if its just my luck, but I was keen to know how common it is to get faulty models?
For instance, I've recently purchased 5 new models from different manufacturers and 4 out 5 of them had faults e.g. mold issues, chipped paint, bent wing etc..
It of course made me feel a bit disappointed and wonder if there is any QA done by these manufacturers, given that models do cost a lot more than they did years back.
It's also made me feel a lot more hesitant, but keen to know if its just my bad luck or if others have had similar experiences?
I have never received a broken model (I only have a few models though), although one time I took out one of the gear and glued it in because it was loose. 4 out of 5 models having issues is really bad luck.
I would only consider an issue if the model was broken somewhere, had a paint chip, or had serious mold issues, like the landing gear was on backward.
NG Models is usually the best out of all the manufacturers for 1/400, although more expensive.
Good luck collecting!
GJ Alaska 737-900, GJ Air Canada a220, NG United 737-8, GJ United 757-200 Her Art Here, GJ Southwest Illinois One 737-7
Air New Zealand LOTR 747, United Star Wars 737, Southwest Freedom One