Ok, was just at scale18 & came across this threadName a model maker and your biggest beef with them well I came upon Jeffs(not to be mistaken for Homer's alter ego! :lol ) answere & had to post it here for every1 to read you will split your side laughing(I put it here cause not really a "joke" joke, more less a really hillarios answere! read it you'll find out
speek for your self :lol j/k
(answre from Jeff :lol )Not Max Power"Name a model maker and your biggest beef with them" posted by Informal Pollster
1b. Biggest beef, can be model itself, biz practices & tactics, ethics, etc
Adults don't slam their models into walls (or each other) and giggle about it.AUTOart - Inconsistent method of attaching the wheels.
Hot Wheels - Lack of fidelity (too toy-like) and badly hinged openings = Dub Dumb.
PMA - Their decals suck! They rarely stick and are impervious to setting solutions. Craftsmanship issues too.
Jouef - A step way down from Hot Wheels as far as crap-factor.
GMP - Needs someone who has a better 3D design eye on the sensuality of the automotive form that will step in before they start cutting molds.
Kyosho - Needs to come to grips with the fact that there are cars that exist that are not Bimmers!
UT - Hot glue assembly is slipshod.
Exoto - Complicated construction does not easily come apart and their goal setting doesn't jibe with their ability to meet their goals.
Maisto - Much too much concentration on keeping the price down. If they could combine their construction methods with AUTOart fidelity they would be deadly.
Ricko - Good intentions without good manufacturing and assembly techniques = the Hot Wheels/Jouef Award 1st runner up.
Bburago - It's 2005 guys .... not 1990! Adults don't slam their models into walls (or each other) and giggle about it.
SunStar - They come soooo close to being good, but somebody there always drops the ball on the essential small details.
CMC - There is nothing I can do to these to improve them .. so they are boring but beautiful.
Revell - see Bburago.
Solido - See Revell.
HWY 61 - America's AUTOart, but WHERE ARE THE TRANSAM CARS!
Welly - See GMP/Bburago/Ricko. Just because you have a staff and diecasting equipment does not necessarily mean you know how to use the stuff.
Ertl - Clueless as to what the difference between a TOY and a MODEL are ... so they just flood the shelves with crappy forms and hinges and tires and wheels and paint .... they should just concentrate on farm equipment.
Classic Carlectables - Models constantly arrive upside down and stay that way on the shelf.
Precision Min - haven't had one yet so don't know
Yat Ming - See Ricko
Exact Detail - Overall look is always "heavy" with a preoccupation for irrelevant details, and the heavy paint does not help that heavy look.
Carousel - Too many $$$ for the level of finish.
Jada - I'd like to what these can really do!
MotorMax - Fire the staff, sell the equipment and get jobs driving taxis ... you must be good at something other than making models.
speek for your self :lol j/k