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Unread February 22nd, 2013, 09:19 AM
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Default Someone over at HS does not recommed your decals, Geoff

Don't know if you care, Geoff, but I thought I'd share this:

http://www.network54.com/Forum/47751.../F-4S+Finished

It's just odd to me that he doesn't recommend your product based on the sole fact the sheet is packed with markings. Nothing about the quality of those markings but just because he couldn't fine some right away...

Anyway, just a heads up if you happen to care...
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I am sure Geoff cares, we have discussed the space issue on the sheets before.
http://www.zone-five.net/showpost.ph...92&postcount=5

David also commented on it on the HS thread about space and location.

Is it possible Geoff to add a layout location sheet either in the package or mention it on the sheet with a location to your website that provides the information. That way folks can find all the markings for the scheme they want and as you create that sheet/webpage it would help to ensure all markings are on the sheet so you don't have to have any inserts later. Not saying that has happened but to help with any future qc process issue.
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Scuse me but:

I was always taught from a very young age. If you do not have anything nice to say about somebody or something? Keep your God Damned head shut! Nothing about the printing, quality of the decals themselves, just bitching about where they were on the sheet. Sounds like a real amateur hour here. Jackass! You keep printing them, I'll keep buyin!

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Can't please everyone I guess. Nice looking model though.
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Scuse me but:

I was always taught from a very young age. If you do not have anything nice to say about somebody or something? Keep your God Damned head shut! Nothing about the printing, quality of the decals themselves, just bitching about where they were on the sheet. Sounds like a real amateur hour here. Jackass! You keep printing them, I'll keep buyin!

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Have to agree. I mean, with all the options offered in the sheet he has to Not Recommend the entire product simply because he couldn't find some stencils right away.

The model does indeed look nice.
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...Sort of like 'someone' who maligned one of Jake's early books because it had 'too many pictures'. - In a reference book! The nerve! When will you guys learn? Giving us too many reference pictures or too many decals on a sheet! The humanity!
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Just goes to show you can't please everyone.
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What a tool, he has other issues, the decals not being one of them....

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...Sort of like 'someone' who maligned one of Jake's early books because it had 'too many pictures'. - In a reference book!
that was Danny Coremans from DACO that said that. He tried to plug his new F-4 book in my existing thread about my F-4 book, by saying his was better because my books have too much information and too many pictures.

He's at it again, too. He plugged his F-104 book in my forum on ARC a few days ago. Funny stuff.

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Ya know...trying to find where all the decals are and where they go is half the fun of using them. Maybe it's just the kid in me. Oh well....lunch is over, back to my Big Wheel!
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Man it just seems to be a good time to just pack it in for all of us. Lol
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Its a trade off....yes I could assign each decal a number but then that takes up a substantial amount of physical space on the sheet thus reducing the number of aircraft options offered. I think its important to remember as well that I'm not only the hair club president, but I'm also a member! I actually build models, and shocker...use my own product! How the hell else would I know if it works? If I thought the spacing was an issue, I'd spread stuff out. It just kills me to see a sheet where the asking price is $15.99+ and you're paying for a decal sheet with 3 options and a whole lot of blank decal paper. My 2 cents....
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That's the first thing I noticed about your sheets Geoff, how much data
was packed on them. Just scanning over the sheet I noticed a lot of
small stuff that may be hard to find, but hey that's what magnifying glass
are for. I'll just put on my big boy pants and get after it. No complaint
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Default I'm thinking the reason for his not liking the Furball sheet is...

His lack of seeing those details he missed while building his Phantom.

1. The Navy didn't have a structural arrow plate on the Stabilator
2. The rather hideous seam showing where the wing attaches to the fuselage...
3. Dat blasted Windscreen not fared in... I hate those seams showing like it was put on after the model was COMPLETED!
4. Putting a "detailed radar" out in the open that might just hide all the really poor assembly techniques used...
5. The center canopy piece is likewise attached AFTER the model is completed... YIKES!
6. Alignment of the nose wheels is at a noticeable angle.
7. Intake covers are carelessly attached to show lots of separation. Cover the intake is okay but lets do it right fella!
8. Hasegawa's Tail hook is really poorly represented. If you're gonna show a radar exposed, don'tcha think the Tail Hook should be better represented! Hell, put an Academy hook on it, it is the most accurate! Geez...
9. The spar for the Stabilator is WAY off how it attaches. Don't think it would pivot quit right how it's represented...
10. I do like how he fashioned the trunnion covers. That looks good!
11. Like the subject. Phantom II's are cool.
12. If he's happy with the results he should have been happy with the Furball decals.
13. Wish we had more photo's taken with more light and the correct f stop...

Oh well, at least he finished a model... Geoff, your decals are pretty nice, I just wish you'd do some China Lake birds...

Happy new year...
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Unread February 23rd, 2013, 09:33 AM
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His lack of seeing those details he missed while building his Phantom

3. Dat blasted Windscreen not fared in... I hate those seams showing like it was put on after the model was COMPLETED!

5. The center canopy piece is likewise attached AFTER the model is completed... YIKES!
Ok... How does one fix this without botching up the clear parts? And yes...this is a legitimate question... I have this issue on my A-7...and although it's prob too late on my build I'd like to know how to NOT do it the next time.Especially that dern center canopy on the Phantom...
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Unread February 23rd, 2013, 10:57 AM
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Could you use tape to protect the clear areas and then fill the other areas with putty/Mr Surfacer and then sand smooth? Just guessing. I've seen some do this with great success. At the end, the windscreen looks like it's actually part of the airframe.
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Oh well, at least he finished a model...
That right there is why I don't post criticisms. Just about any completed model looks better than my pile of unfinished 'someday' efforts.

wrt to the decal comments, I'd rather see a decal 'map' on the printed instructions than waste real estate on the actual decal sheet (assuming it's really an issue that needs to be addressed)
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Ok... How does one fix this without botching up the clear parts? And yes...this is a legitimate question... I have this issue on my A-7...and although it's prob too late on my build I'd like to know how to NOT do it the next time.Especially that dern center canopy on the Phantom...
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Does anyone know this guy? It sounds like he may have been shorted the insert for this sheet. I can't be sure, but I believe my wife (or at least that's the story I'm sticking with) packed a bunch of these up when I first released the sheet and forgot to include the insert. Can someone who's on HS reach out to him for me and tell him to contact me? All of the parts he says he couldn't find were on the insert.
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Does anyone know this guy? It sounds like he may have been shorted the insert for this sheet. I can't be sure, but I believe my wife (or at least that's the story I'm sticking with) packed a bunch of these up when I first released the sheet and forgot to include the insert. Can someone who's on HS reach out to him for me and tell him to contact me? All of the parts he says he couldn't find were on the insert.
You don't have to be a member of HS to contact anyone there. Click on his post and in the upper right hand corner his name is highlighted in blue. That is a direct link to his email address. Click and send a message.
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