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flyeven
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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 10:42 AM UTC
Dear All,

Why it's so dificult to find a good review of 1:144 airliner kits here

José César
betheyn
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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 11:00 AM UTC

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Dear All,

Why it's so dificult to find a good review of 1:144 airliner kits here

José César


Probaly because no one has submitted any.
Andy
Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 11:13 AM UTC
Well I can likely fix that. How does one put together a submission?
JPTRR
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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 01:53 PM UTC
Hi Jessie,

Glad you asked!

Look up at the upper right corner of the blue Aeroscale header and you'll see REVIEWS. Click it and it'll take you to (again upper right) ACTIONS WRITE YOUR OWN REVIEW

It will take you to the reviewing template. Fill it out and submit it. One of your friendly knowledgeable editors -- heck, or maybe even me -- will process it.

Oh, and take pictures. Send those in, too.

What format? Take a look at some of the reviews already written -- that's how I learned to do it.

Any questions, just as me, Merlin, Andy, or any of us. We'll be glad to help.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 03:19 PM UTC
Okay that's straightforward. Let me see what I can come up with (she says, chortling evilly) Soon the 1/144 review monopoly will be mine! Bwahahahahaha!
Oh, was that my out loud voice? oops
Jessie_C
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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 03:30 PM UTC
I see one small problem immediately. I can't find anywhere to put reviews of Daco/Skyline and Minicraft kits. They're not listed in the drop-din list...

J
Merlin
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 - 07:16 AM UTC
Hi Jessie

If a manufacturer isn't listed, just enter the kits as "Other" from the drop-down list of vendors. If you can put details in the "Notes to editor" box, we'll chase down the logo etc. ready to publish the review.

All the best

Rowan
Jessie_C
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 - 06:39 PM UTC
Before I get started flinging my opinions all over the place, what's the consensus about reviewing kits that have been reviewed elsewhere? Especially those that have been quite well covered such as Minicraft's DC-8s or Daco's 737 series? Would articles on those kits be welcone, or would you rather see FRsin's Comets and similar not-well-publicised kits get their time in the limelight?
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Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 - 06:58 PM UTC

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Before I get started flinging my opinions all over the place, what's the consensus about reviewing kits that have been reviewed elsewhere? Especially those that have been quite well covered such as Minicraft's DC-8s or Daco's 737 series? Would articles on those kits be welcone, or would you rather see FRsin's Comets and similar not-well-publicised kits get their time in the limelight?


Hi Jessie,
All reviews are welcome, no matter how well covered they may be. Even if a kit has been reviewed on Aeroscale before, another opinion is always nice.
Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 03:56 AM UTC
One tip I would offer is to write your review in word or notepad first and then copy and paste it into the submission. This way if you accidentally catch the "back" button you don't loose all you hard work typing it in the submission page.
flyeven
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Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 11:41 AM UTC
Thanks Jessie_C

I always check reviews before buying a kit so that I can have a feel at what I may be getting into

José César
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Posted: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 01:29 PM UTC

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...what's the consensus about reviewing kits that have been reviewed elsewhere?



Fire away -- let the world see that we have the best reviewers and reviews on the net!
Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 10:29 AM UTC
Do you want reviews of the old Airfix airliners? If so I have several of the range I can do.

Just let me know.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 04:18 AM UTC
I plan to do the Airfix DC-9, VC10, 737 and Trident (the only ones I have in the box at the moment). If you've got some I'm sure they'd be welcome. The more reviews the merrier
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 09:54 AM UTC
Jessica I'll get on with the following then

Airbus A319 - Revell
Airbus A319 Repubblica Italiana - S&M decals
Airbus A320 - Revell
Airbus A321 Alitalia - Welsh models
Airspeed AS57 Ambassador - Welsh models
Alitalia Caravelle - Silver Fox decals
BAC 1-11 200 series - Airfix
Boeing 707 - Airfix
Boeing 747 'BOAC' - Airfix
Sud-Aviation SE-210 Caravelle - Airfix

A few campaign builds to get out the way first then I'll get stuck in.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 10:24 AM UTC
It'll be interesting to see what you think of the Revell -391 and -320. I have the following kits in the to-build bile that I can usefully review:

Revell
Canadair CL-604 Challenger
Constellation (written, just waiting for the camera batteries to recharge)
BAE 146/RJ85
Fokker F-100
737-800
A310
A319
A320
A321
A330
A340
A380
747-200 (partial build, bought that way)
IL-86 (Zvezda moulds)
L-1011 (Modelcraft box)
767-300
AN-124

Daco/Skyline
737 family

Zvezda
767-300
787-800
Tu-154

Minicraft
DC-8
MD-80
737-300
DC-6
DC-4
707

Airfix
737-200
Trident
VC-10 (partial build, bought that way)
DC-9
Boeing 314
A300

Fly
DC-9

Roden
DC-7

Welsh
720
MD-11
Comet 3
MD-90
MD-87
A321 (partial build, may not do it)
HP Hermes (partial build, may not do it)

Trumpeter
Kawinishi H6K5-L Civil Mavis

Frsin
BR763
DH Comet 1
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 10:30 AM UTC

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It'll be interesting to see what you think of the Revell -391 and -320. I have the following kits in the to-build bile that I can usefully review:

Revell
Canadair CL-604 Challenger
Constellation (written, just waiting for the camera batteries to recharge)
BAE 146/RJ85
Fokker F-100
737-800
A310
A319
A320
A321
A330
A340
A380
747-200 (partial build, bought that way)
IL-86 (Zvezda moulds)
L-1011 (Modelcraft box)
767-300
AN-124

Daco/Skyline
737 family

Zvezda
767-300
787-800
Tu-154

Minicraft
DC-8
MD-80
737-300
DC-6
DC-4
707

Airfix
737-200
Trident
VC-10 (partial build, bought that way)
DC-9
Boeing 314
A300

Fly
DC-9

Roden
DC-7

Welsh
720
MD-11
Comet 3
MD-90
MD-87
A321 (partial build, may not do it)
HP Hermes (partial build, may not do it)

Trumpeter
Kawinishi H6K5-L Civil Mavis

Frsin
BR763
DH Comet 1



So what you doing tomorrow then
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 10:37 AM UTC

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So what you doing tomorrow then



Um, writing?
betheyn
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 10:41 AM UTC

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So what you doing tomorrow then


Are you asking Jessica out on a date then Lucky .
Seriously, all of the kits you both have mentioned will be great for inbox reviews and build reviews are always very welcome and needed.
Andy
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 10:42 AM UTC

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So what you doing tomorrow then


Are you asking Jessica out on a date then Lucky .



Oh, I guess I should have said I'm washing my hair
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 11:30 AM UTC

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So what you doing tomorrow then


Are you asking Jessica out on a date then Lucky .



Oh, I guess I should have said I'm washing my hair



Arr that's the part of the forum that's missing - Match making! I'll get my coat
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 12:05 PM UTC

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Arr that's the part of the forum that's missing - Match making! I'll get my coat



But if we start discussing how to coat pieces of wood with a phosphorous sesquisulfide and gelatin mix we'll all end up on terrorist watchlists!
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, July 01, 2011 - 12:07 PM UTC

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Arr that's the part of the forum that's missing - Match making! I'll get my coat



But if we start discussing how to coat pieces of wood with a phosphorous sesquisulfide and gelatin mix we'll all end up on terrorist watchlists!




Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 01:29 PM UTC
I've just submitted my review of Revell's Lockheed 1049 Constellation to the tender mercies of the editors. We'll see how it fares shortly...
Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, July 02, 2011 - 03:52 PM UTC
And now a review of Revell's narrowbody Airbice plus Contrail's resin A-318 conversion. Since they're the same kit except for the fuselage, I combined reviews of the -319, -320 and -321 into one. Look at that: 4 reviews for the price of one