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#321 Posted : 10 February 2019 02:14:52

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I'm hearing crickets here. Does anybody have any updates on their builds?
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#322 Posted : 11 June 2019 00:07:00

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CALLING ALL BUILDERS - What happened to all of you. I just went back and read thru my build logs yesterday and there were a lot of you working on this ship, then everybody fell off the face of the earth.

Did you guys all quit your builds? Are you still working on them? What's going on. I can't believe all that enthusiasm just fizzled out. So tell us all what you're up to. It would be great to see your progress.

This is a fantastic and challenging model, but I'd hate to think everybody gave up on it. Let's here from you!
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#323 Posted : 11 June 2019 06:31:15

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Its not just the Suprise builds its all of t hem, the Royal yatch has no builders
Its not just modelspace its all forums seem to be in decline

I can tell you why I stopped posting on all forums what I am building

1 spending time amending photos, writing whats being done and then posting was using up half my available model building time, I prefer to build thsn post

2 with fewer people posting on forums the intrest was waining, i got fewer responces on somm topics than I would get on a single post 9 years ago, a lot of effort for no meaningful discussion

3 on modelspace especialy the poor forum structure that is always promised to be improved but never has been got to frustrighting spending time constantly refreshing just to see a picture.

As for the future, I dont see it picking up on newer builds as DeAg keep upping the cost. Take the Royal yatch less of a ship than the HMS Victory but twice the price. Why? Because despite a big increase in sales during 2017 ( 2018 accounts not yet published) DeAg uk made a huge loss because of development costs and the hit and miss nature of partworks. I fancy the royal yatch but not likly to buy into it at that cost, and the kit looks like it needs a fair bit of work to make it look ok

Dosent mean I am not building models, I have 4 ships and a plane on the go

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#324 Posted : 11 June 2019 11:28:16

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Hi there John

Just looked back through some of your earlier post and really like that table of goals for planning and building your model.

I am still "tinkering" with some of the bolt together deagostini kits and have tried to contribute to the forum with my contach and harley build. Because i am doing these as per the build instructions with no scratch building i am not sure if there is a great deal of interest as i am just really replicating the official builds that have gone before.

Posted a couple of tool reviews and have a few more to do but still need to do a little write up on those.

What is really sad to see is that with over 8000 members its rare to see any new names adding anything in terms of a build or even some discussion.

One of the things i do find difficult is having to resize all of my pictures. Cannot find a setting on my camera to do this so once i have the pictures i have to put the card in the pc and then resize everything in paint. There might be better ways of doing things but if there are they are beyond my knowledge :-)

I will continue to post my 2 builds as and when i get parts coming through. Have a couple of other things (plastic) on the go but they tend to be rather start/stop projects as and when time allows. They have probable progressed too far now to really form any interesting build diary.

It is interesting on how things seem to be heading with deagostini. I tune into a youtube vlogger who has just started the x-wing build and he seems confused by the fact that there has been no big push here in the UK to say its available and he said that while he is getting parts for his subscription they are shipping from Italy.

Kind tegards

Tony
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#325 Posted : 11 June 2019 13:03:13

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My Surprise is sat waiting to be finished. I'm having a time looking a the rigging. I got the Diana book to help me with it as the prototype Jotika version used this book to rig theirs up.


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#326 Posted : 12 June 2019 21:33:45

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I have been away with work, and recently my wife passed away. I will get back into it again soon.
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#327 Posted : 12 June 2019 21:54:57

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Matelot one wrote:
I have been away with work, and recently my wife passed away. I will get back into it again soon.


Rob

So very sorry to hear your news.

Tony
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#328 Posted : 14 June 2019 02:58:49

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Guys,

I really appreciate everyone’s responses. We’re all very sorry about Rob’s loss but glad we can be here to offer our prayers and support. It’s nice to stay in touch and see where everyone’s at. If you ever need any help or just want to chat, I’m just one PM away.

John
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