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#61 niteowl7710

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

Well Danno you can bold and add as many colorful fonts as you want, but that's still not going to negate the fact that Revell was asked, and answered in full view if everyone who possesses access to Facebook and the reading level of a 6 year old that actually purchasing a kit was NOT required.

This isn't a model contest as much as it is a photography contest. Prove a kid built their entry, prove the model wasn't built last year. Prove I've built less than 10 models in the last xyz # of years. All I'm showing with a receipt is that for that moment in time I had purchased something, then 15 seconds later returned it.

I don't think for a second Revell REALLY cares if the rules are necessarily follow the rules to the letter. They get a lot of publicity, marketing and cash flow for what is really next to no investment. They want to attract interest in the hobby (hence picking kits that are on "alternative retailer" shelves), and get the "drop outs" back into the fray. People who used to build, but got real cars, real girls, jobs & a family. Basically ya know...EVERYONE who's older than 25 here, we all left for awhile before coming back with larger amounts of disposable income. People who see this thing on GEARZ and think "Huh...they still make models? I used to do that..."

While it might generate honestly NEW interest, that's not the goal. Would you really want to be stuck as the judge in a contest of first time builders. Think back to your first completed model, then think about hundreds of them...put the rusty spork down.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

 

Folks need to slow down for a moment and re-read the rules and understand what this contest is based on. This contest is designed to try and spark added interest in the hobby of building models, especially for those that don't already build. Secondly, it's designed to add profit margin to Revell's bottomline. The available kit list is based on current released models that fit into the categories that they have created. They are not excluding anyone by not providing a more exciting list (if that is your complaint). They are not going to include older released kits because they are not readily accessible on mass market shelves.

 

As well, according to the rules, you cannot go to your "stash" and pull out a model for entry. It is designed for the entrant to go out and purchase a model that is listed, during the time period notated. That way it keeps the competition on a somewhat level playing field and eliminates the builder that would simply photograph a model that they have already built (not that anyone here would do that). It also creates a marketing opportunity to increase profitability, as I already mentioned above. And I fit into the slightly frustrated category as I saw the list and decided that I could build the Viper ACR kit that I just picked up last week. But to do so honestly I have to go out and purchase it again, during the timetable listed.

 

So, people can voice their displeasure over the listed models all they want. This is most likely why the list is what it is. And as many folks that are not happy with it there are probably just as many that are happy with it.

 

They just re released the Lightning.....I will prob do it again but just would had like to seen in in the mix....



#63 Danno

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 11:40 AM

Well Danno you can bold and add as many colorful fonts as you want, but that's still not going to negate the fact that Revell was asked, and answered in full view if everyone who possesses access to Facebook and the reading level of a 6 year old that actually purchasing a kit was NOT required.

This isn't a model contest as much as it is a photography contest. Prove a kid built their entry, prove the model wasn't built last year. Prove I've built less than 10 models in the last xyz # of years. All I'm showing with a receipt is that for that moment in time I had purchased something, then 15 seconds later returned it.

I don't think for a second Revell REALLY cares if the rules are necessarily follow the rules to the letter. They get a lot of publicity, marketing and cash flow for what is really next to no investment. They want to attract interest in the hobby (hence picking kits that are on "alternative retailer" shelves), and get the "drop outs" back into the fray. People who used to build, but got real cars, real girls, jobs & a family. Basically ya know...EVERYONE who's older than 25 here, we all left for awhile before coming back with larger amounts of disposable income. People who see this thing on GEARZ and think "Huh...they still make models? I used to do that..."

While it might generate honestly NEW interest, that's not the goal. Would you really want to be stuck as the judge in a contest of first time builders. Think back to your first completed model, then think about hundreds of them...put the rusty spork down.

 

 

 

Chill, James. 

 

I'm not responsible for whether Revell's left hand and Revell's right hand have ever met.    It's their (Revell's) official website for their (Revell's) contest that I quoted in response to someone else's question. 

 

I'm not ~ and wasn't ~ challenging your reading level or ability. 

 

Your post is interesting in that you are not arguing the rule exists, you are just putting forth rationalizations and justifications for ignoring the rule or theorizing as to one means of circumventing it. 

 

I do not disagree with you that the rule (1) can be ignored if that's what someone wants to do (2) there are methods of 'beating' the rule if that's what someone wants to do, or even (3) maybe Revell doesn't care ~ but that's the rule they published, and they didn't share with me the revelation that they don't care if their own rules are ignored or circumvented. 

 

Did Revell tell you they made the rule but wouldn't expect entrants to abide by it?

 

 

 

And, by the way, I don't get the 'rusty spork' reference.  The only sporks I've ever seen were plastic.  You have my permission to call me stupid or something if it makes you feel better.  I'm not here to argue, especially over this.

 

 

PS:  I intentionally did not 'bold' or increase any of my text.  Peace?

 

 



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

Danno, based on your use of alternate fonts, you're obviously a Revell insider with an agenda. I'm gonna refuse to buy a kit and enter the contest just to spite you.

 

SNAP !



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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:30 AM

Good grief. After reading all of this, I don't blame Revell for not making an "official" request for our input.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:14 PM

Don't think anyone pointed it out yet that "ea" has nothing to do with electronic arts the video game company the. "Ea" is the. EA in the word "gears". Stacey davids show thought I'd throw that out there

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

The EA you see is only the letters E and A used in the word "GEARZ". The stylized G, then two gears with the letters E and A, then the stylized R and Z. the letters have in no way anything to do with the video game company. It is not EA's trademark. Dang, do some research first before you assume. Did the research for you. Google is my friend.

http://staceydavid.com/black-book

I certainly did. Read this last post I made. The E & A have NOTHING to do with the gaming company.



#68 Danno

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

Danno, based on your use of alternate fonts, you're obviously a Revell insider with an agenda. I'm gonna refuse to buy a kit and enter the contest just to spite you.

 

SNAP !

 

 

:lol:  :lol:

 

 

Good one, Alyn!  

 

I'm so nefarious, I even tricked myself.  But I didn't fool you! 

 

 

Can't fool a Jayhawker!

 

 

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

Great :blink:

 

Now I'm gonna have to google "nefarious" !



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:46 PM

So from what I'm reading and understand from this, you have to buy a kit from the revell website to enter this contest?

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:16 PM

So from what I'm reading and understand from this, you have to buy a kit from the revell website to enter this contest?

no.  you can buy it from any retail store like hobbylobby or your local hobby shop.  i don't know about ebay or other online shops.  just make sure you get a receipt for your kit and save it .



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

 

Great :blink:

 

Now I'm gonna have to google "nefarious" !

 

 

 

 

 

That was pretty diabolical of me, wasn't it?

 

-_-



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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

Somebody has to play the part of Snidley P. Whiplash

 

 

 

 

That was pretty diabolical of me, wasn't it?

 

-_-

Somebody has to play the part of Snidely P. Whiplash

 

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:19 PM

There you go. 

 

 

 

In my younger days, I was purely Dudley Dooright

 

But now ... I know more people, I know more people better, and I've known more people longer ...

 

Voila!   Snidely P. Whiplash. 

 

 

The cycle of life.

 

 

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Revel wants me to buy a model and build it!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAA i like to buy models and build them!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAA Revel wont let me enter their contest without buying a revel model kit!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAA nobody consulted me about what kits to use in the contest!!!! WAAAAAAAAAA Revel is a business that is trying to make a profit!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAA Revel is trying to spark my interest in new things!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAA WAAAAAAAAAA WAAAAAAAAAA Stop crying buy a kit build it take pictures of it and enter it. jesus christ its like everyone here just wants to complain about every little thing WAAAAAAAAAAA this guy used too many capital a's in his post



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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

WAAAAAAAA! LOL

Yah just build a  kit1 Who has kids buy them one too and build together! thats what im going to do



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 09:25 AM

Ok, just to clear it up, it states NOTHING in the rules about "purchasing a brand new model from a store, website, etc". This question was asked on Revell's official Facebook page and was answered very simply...take a look:

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I for one am building the Dodge Ram VTS truck, since I already have it AND because I have something bad-friggin-ass planned for it!



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Posted 25 January 2013 - 10:22 AM

Well, there you go!   'Nuff said.  :huh: 

 

Thems that makes the rules gets to change the rules or dump the rules if'n thems wants ta!

 

Just like it always works:  Doesn't matter what they write in the rules, it's all in how they interpret it or enforce it. Or not.

 

 

 

{And, we can all show them!   If we only enter kits we already have, this big 'ole contest will result in zero bump in new sales!   That'll show 'em!  

Just wait 'til next year.}

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

:huh:

 

PS:  Good one, alarmstrong!   Good one!!



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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:54 PM

I'm actually pretty excited about this. I've been wanting to build a Revell Challenger ever since I saw it compared to the AMT release in, well, the other magazine. just needed the right excuse to pick the kit up.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:07 AM

Is anyone else going to enter the Revell Model Car Championships? I bought my 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 from Michael's yesterday and got started right away. This will be my first attempt at any type of Championship or even competing at all. Not much goes on in Va for models.  :angry:  Compared to last years winner's, I highly doubt I'll even place. But I enjoy putting Models together and you never know unless you try. If you need more information on the Championship, check out the link. The cool thing about this years Championship, it they will allow Modern Muscle Cars, Trucks (Small PU- Big Rigs), as well as WWII Airplanes. You get all the info and Rules at the link below. 

 

Revell/ GearZ Model Car Championship- http://www.revell.co...lgearz2013.html