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Jordan White

Member Since 28 Jan 2009
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In Topic: What Do New Kits Have Inaccuracies

24 April 2015 - 07:55 AM

Jordan you are the exception to the rule on paying more. When the truck kit was being discussed there were many complaining about the price. In most cases when the price goes up you lose potential customers which could make or break a kit being released.


True, it is on the higher end of the spectrum on what I would like to pay. However, paying $30-40 for a well detailed Tamiya or Aoshima kit feels like a good deal for the content, and if Revell could make some kits with similar detail levels for the same price, then I would be satisfied with that price.

Revell kits seem to average around $25, but they generally seem to stick with details that make them feel cheap (two piece wheels anyone?). They don't have to try and fit in opening everything like some of the Level 3 kits of the past, but just providing more/better detailed parts as well as 1:1 accuracy would go a long way.

In Topic: What Do New Kits Have Inaccuracies

24 April 2015 - 05:19 AM

While not trying to get into this can of worms, I will say that I am willing to pay more for a better kit. I bought two of the Meng F350 kits when they came out, at around $65 apiece. While they had a couple small issues that I can look past, the overall quality and detail of the kit (plus the subject matter) are what swayed me to pay so much.

In Topic: Tamiya Toyota Land Cruiser 80 kits

17 April 2015 - 04:13 PM

Yup. The stock kit uses Dunlops, and the Sport Options kit uses Yokohama Mud Diggers.

In Topic: Tamiya Toyota Land Cruiser 80 kits

15 April 2015 - 04:41 AM

Sweet! These kits are tough to find, especially the version with the sport options. I know that the Montero kit with sport options comes with both LHD and RHD interiors, so I'm guessing the Land Cruiser is the same.

In Topic: 1/12th COPO Camaro just getting started

14 April 2015 - 07:39 AM

Thanks Joe. Now if I can just figure out these hinges. I just don't think I can do oem style, there just to hard and delicate to produce.


Would you be able to make them out of brass? Should be sturdier than styrene.