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Member Since 23 Aug 2007
Offline Last Active May 04 2012 04:37 PM

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In Topic: Copyright Worries.

04 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

The people who get into trouble are those who issue original products, such as T-shirts and decals, that use manufacturer logos without the approval of the trademark holder and are made for commercial profit using those materials. This infringes on corporate contracts with licensees who paid good money for the privilege. There was a small decal maker on this forum who got a "cease and desist" notice from Kenworth for selling decals with the Kenworth logo for model trucks. He had to destroy his existing inventory and not issue any more without paying for it.

In Topic: Copyright Worries.

04 May 2012 - 02:27 PM

You are right to be concerned, though I think there would be few problems with showing builds that have already been cleared by the kit manufacturers. Otherwise, there would be no magazines like MCM. But Jantrix is correct about consulting with a publisher. (You're not going to pay for the printing yourself, are you? That would be insane.) And I wouldn't go crazy with preparing a book without showing a prospectus to a publisher so they can see where you're going.

And don't listen to anyone's "logical" guess unless it's based on firsthand experience. Copyright and trademark laws are very complicated, as I have learned from more than 3 decades as an ad agency professional.

Next, I can't tell what you mean about "homemade" cars. Can you show some pictures of what you're talking about?

In Topic: 246 Dino GTS- Fujimi Enthusiast Model

04 May 2012 - 04:58 AM

Superb, in every way. Killer photography.

In Topic: 1970 Ford Mustang "Hidalgo" updated 9/16/2013 Independant Rear suspen...

02 May 2012 - 07:26 AM

Did you modify the glass by sanding around the edges, or did you make your own glass? It looks perfect.

In Topic: 1/16th 69 Camaro ProMod 7/22/14 motor painted

02 May 2012 - 05:56 AM

The progress updates may be like watching sausage being made. You don't want to see what goes into it, but it can turn out pretty tasty.

BTW, for those of you who are interested in using brass, there's a new book out by Ken Foran, who is a master of the art. You can see his work at scalemotorcars.com, where his screen name is xken. And if anybody thinks this is easy, he has a thread over there on building an XKE roadster out of brass; he's still working on the engine and the thread is now 43 pages. My point is, that even the most experienced builders go through some phases where things are experimental and look a bit rough.




XKE brass engine build...