Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum

Brett Barrow

  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

1 Follower

About Brett Barrow

  • Birthday 07/02/1977

Previous Fields

  • Scale I Build

Profile Information

  • Location
    Barrington, NJ
  • Full Name
    Brett Barrow

Recent Profile Visitors

14,675 profile views

Brett Barrow's Achievements

MCM Ohana

MCM Ohana (6/6)

  1. The swastika ban has been law in Germany since the 40's. If anything the trend lately has been relaxing on it (see the recent Wolfenstein video game decision) If your products move though Germany in any way they cannot have swastikas in any form, they will be seized at customs. Seen it happen. It's law and it's been law for a long time, it doesn't have anything to do with being "PC". As I said, the trend appears to be relaxing towards allowing them in a historical context.
  2. Acme is the same folks that were behind GMP, right? They do have finished versions of the Mondello & Matsubara and a couple others out, too. Some of the finished ones are cheaper than the kit!
  3. Plastics will eventually all become bio-degradable as there will be bacteria that will evolve that eat them. There are now iron-eating bacteria that didn't exist when the age of iron ships began and are now eating away at iron shipwrecks. See the accelerating rate that the Titanic is disappearing. It may take hundreds of years or it may take thousands or it may take millions but it will eventually happen. Whether or not we're still here is a different question. #6 Styrene is the one that can be recycled, #7 is the tough or next to impossible one, can't remember exactly which formula model kits are made from. Even the easily recycled versions of styrene cost more to recycle than to start fresh which is why it's rarely done. I seriously doubt any of it will ever affect model kit production as they are not considered disposable items.
  4. I'm sure whatever they did was on the up-and-up.
  5. This is what oceanic plastic waste actually looks like, this is what makes up the ocean garbage patches:
  6. The overwhelming majority of plastic in the ocean garbage patches are broken apart to millimeters in size from friction and sun weathering. You will not see this plastic from a boat, much less from space as it's essentially a transparent density. The pictures you often see in articles about the ocean patch are generally from shore debris which can easily get that dense if near a large population center. Out in the ocean, things are different. The plastic from say a milk jug is still there, but now in smaller bits. In the North Pacific central gyre, there is about 5 kg of plastic for every square kilometer of open ocean, this was measured to be six times more plastic by mass than plankton in the same region. The plastic can stick around for awhile because of the ocean's currents. Moore, et al. A Comparison of Plastic and Plankton in the North Pacific Central Gyre. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 2001. Law, et al. Plastic Accumulation in the North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. Science. 2010.
  8. There is no US product team. Revell US is one person now. That's it. And he had to fight like hell to convince them to keep any US operations at all.
  9. These are out now, by the way. The first two, anyway, the lift's not out yet. They're new tooling but they do have a very old-school feel to them. I'd never seen the Aurora sets in the flesh before it makes sense if they used them for inspiration.
  10. People don't read boxes or website descriptions. Trust me.
  11. A Supernatural 4-door 67 would be a hot seller, we sell tons of the 2-door AMT kits just because it's a 67. The F&F Charger has done really well, as have most of the F&F kits since Revell took over the line. I don't remember the AMT/Ertl ones doing so hot the first time. Cars with a movie or TV tie-in can do OK, it just depends on the tie-in. Which is why Round 2 has started taking the Lindberg name off the 90's Lindberg stuff and made it AMT, to differentiate it from the old 60's stuff.
  12. As do I, will be 19 years in this year. Been hearing "these kids today" stories since the day I started. Just one of my biggest pet peeves.
  13. 1/8 Airbrush fitting are typically 1/8 BSP (British Standard Pipe) which has a slight taper. 1/8 NPT (Nominal Pipe Thread) is common in the US but NPT is straight. Will work with some Teflon tape but would be better with an actual 1/8 BSP to 1/4 NPT fitting. Note these are nominal sizes, they're not really 1/4" or 1/8" although we often call them that.
  14. Ok, I admit I only read the first page of just skimmed the other 4. I see a lot of "these kids today don't want to use their hands". Not true, not true at all. Kids today build models. A lot. They're just not building car models. They build Gundam robots. They're building tanks they play in World of Tanks. They're building Warhammer and stuff for other tabletop games like Bolt Action and Flames of War. They cut plastic parts off sprues and stick them together and put paint on them just like we do. Just not cars. Quit slagging off "the kids today".
  15. Can confirm, Ebbro is for all intents and purposes a continuation of the Tamiya classic F1 line. Same designer, same quality.
  • Create New...