Luc Janssens

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  1. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic 1/25 Revell Starsky & Hutch Ford Torino   

    Just got the newsletter from Model Roundup, it says that the S&H Torino is coming early October and you can pre-order now!
    Life is good!
  2. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    Think it's save to assume, that we won't see test shots of new kits, on the boards anymore.
    To me, as a enthusiast, that is a loss of excitement, but from a manufacturers point of view, quite understandable.
    The reason why is very obvious, let me explain....
    While the product is still in the development phase, board members here will start the game, of finding the most discrepancies, this in turn, will lead to a bickering game, between them and those, who like the model as is, but foremost... and that's something we're not able to see in print, how many modeling lurkers here, will be scared off from buying the kit and also, who knows how much this board weights, on in the casual small talk at your favorite hobby shop, or circle of hobby friends, be it in person, FB or other social media, loosing again possible sales.
    Look at it this way, when a model buddy, shows you his latest project in the making, are you gonna go and humiliate him in public for something he missed like putting the directional tires the wrong way?
    Another one is, you did something wrong at work, is your boss gonna reprimand you, in front of all of your colleagues, or is he going to take you aside, or into his office and have a chat with you.
    And the last one, if you're self employed, did a job for a customer, are you going to be happy, when that customer pulls out all stops and goes mass media, when you delivered something that didn't meet his or her expectations?
    IMHO some of knowledgeable people here, in whatever field of expertise, should do some soul searching and start thinking about offering their discrete services to model companies, by sending in their resume.
    That way the R&D crew, has a much bigger network of knowledgeable  people, to fall back on, people they can use for specific projects, who can help filter out the bugs, before the product goes to market, but be warned, that time, tooling and budget restrictions, will and I repeat WILL keep you from having the perfect model kit, it doesn't exist and will never happen.
    Your reward, I'm sure will be an advance copy of a production kit and eternal fame in your own mind ;^)
    Again this isn't about right or wrong, it's about voicing concerns in a different more positive way, will it work, I do hope so.
  3. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Tamiya Announcement - 2016 Mazda Roadster (MX-5)   

    Dunno why, but the first thing that came up in my mind when viewing the pic, was BMW Z3.
    Looks like a fun car though.
    I still kick myself for not buying an Opel GT (Saturn Sky), before they were discontinued.
  4. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic First detailed look - Revell's '29 Model A Hot Rod Roadster ...   

    Also something I wish to add is, while another company makes it able for us modelers to re-live / Build the past, Revell realy slings the original concept / recipe, into the 21st century.
    Sure, they sometimes get flak for things they might have missed, or didn't get as accurate as some wanted, but they invest in all new exciting product, making this latest release IMHO the "Kats" Meow.
    Kudos to all involved in the development and Tim for the review.
  5. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic First detailed look - Revell's '29 Model A Hot Rod Roadster ...   

    Think this kit captures the essence of fun in model kit building, dreaming up a version while viewing all the optional parts, start building it and along the way buying some more copies, to (mind) build other versions....
    As I said in another tread, will pick up a copy or two, while visiting the Toledo show in October.
  6. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic It's out!   

    will pick up a copy (or two) in Toledo this October.
  7. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    Thanks for the suggestion, but already knew that.
    My plea was more like, what Round2 would have to do, to make me buy something, I basically already have in the stash, no more no less...
    It's not that the crew at Round-2 is doing a bad job, just want them to take the re-release program to another level, which can't be a bad thing, not?
  8. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    Too bad Round2 didn't tool some extra optional parts, to make this great kit, even better, parts like a hidden headlamp bumper, std. RR bumper, bucket seats with center console and last but not least some new footwear, be it 70s style street machine, or modern day resto mod....
    Get Creative!
  9. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Just bought Moebius 65 Satellite   

    The mailman brought mine today, together with a Revell Del Rio and a '57 Bel Air coup I didn't have.
    So I'm good

  10. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Left-Hand Drive Dashboards   

    ha!, you're pulling a Downie, Gregg!
    IIRC Bob did a number of LHD conversions for American Satco in the '90s
  11. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Just bought Moebius 65 Satellite   

    Every part comes at a cost, the design of a model kit IMHO, is form follows function, meaning does an extra part add value to the model, makes the assembly, painting easier and tooling-wise the design production and packaging simpler, or is it just an extra cost, which also complicates and could even halt the build.
    Anyone here has built the Mirror models Diamond-T wrecker kit?

    Anyway, hope to have my copy of this kit in the mail next week.
  12. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    Remember this kit having pesky sinkmarks on the "end cap" areas of the fender and RR1/4 panel.
    Hopefully they addressed that, production wise, or tooling wise by opening the grille and taillite cavity of the body
  13. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Isn't it about time we got a new '34 For kit ?   

    Think it will be a hard sell Greg, better find the best sales wrap to push this idea through...
    Maybe all the knowledgeable '33-34 Ford people on board, should stick their heads together and form a think tank and build a case on why an all new kit and what the content from it and it's siblings will have to be.
    This could send a positive vibe towards people in the industry, who're tired off all of the negativity vented here....
  14. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Last week these came in the mail, just in time for my annual sun-rotation celebration
  15. Luc Janssens added a post in a topic Revell visit to GTR club meeting with test samples   

    Hoping that I can pick up the Torino, next October while Statesside, the announcement of this kit realy caught me by surprise.