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 Topic: The Original Golden Age Black Terror vs. Killer Robot Figurine
Re: The Original Golden Age Black Terror vs. Killer Robot Figurine [message #97118 is a reply to message #96274 ] Wed, 27 August 2014 00:02 UTC
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Registered: December 2009
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Thanks very much for that very infomative and well written article. You've included enough links to keep me busy for a week or more!

I don't think I could do what you did considering your observations and my own knowledge of (some) Chinese companies. Your observation on being shown a tour of the factory that will produce the figurines not actually being the real factory is very accurate; I personally know of a company in Canada that this exact scenario happened to - worse, in fact, because the "company" they were dealing with was a complete fraud. They were indeed shown around a very impressive factory and once home sent a considerable amount of money via wire transfer (to a fraudulent account of course) and thereafter never heard from them again...

I have many more horror stories I could relate but don't want to hijack this thread.

I guess I'm just going to have to wait until my modeling skills are good enough and 3D Printing technology can finally provide what modellers really want at a reasonable price; maybe the two timelines will meet!

Anyway, fantastic job on the models and good luck for the future.

Glenn


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Re: The Original Golden Age Black Terror vs. Killer Robot Figurine [message #97119 is a reply to message #97118 ] Wed, 27 August 2014 02:10 UTC
avatar jzichek  is currently offline jzichek
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Registered: June 2011
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Thank you Glenn! I've been very lucky so far with the two factories I have dealt with. I did have an incident when my company contact went radio silent for two weeks and I began to assume the worst - bankruptcy, will never see my money again, etc. Turned out she had gone on vacation for two weeks to her home village to visit her family. I tactfully suggested activating the Out of Office Reply or sending a quick email out to clients beforehand the next time she took a vacation. Some of us are worrywarts, you know.

I'm eagerly awaiting the day when a 3D print straight off the machine can match the price, surface quality, and detail of a typical resin garage kit like this one, with minimal post processing work required. When will that day come - 5 years from now? I don't know. I often feel like the type of spoiled person Louis C.K. rails about in this clip (NSFW), but I can't help it. I read the feed of 3ders.org every day hoping that breakthrough printer will be announced.

[Updated on: Wed, 27 August 2014 02:12 UTC]

 Topic: My First Full Colour Plastic Models
Re: My First Full Colour Plastic Models [message #97126 is a reply to message #97102 ] Wed, 27 August 2014 07:01 UTC
avatar mkroeker  is currently offline mkroeker
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Registered: June 2012
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I see that Mitchell just wrote in the announcement thread that his models are no better - and worse, he tried to coat them (with their standard cyanoacrylate solution for FCS) and it did not appear to enhance the colors.

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