Styrene Congrats to Jan ?Jürgen's son? for he told it correct, Revell is using a ICM tool, many times IPMS of Germany talked just about "cooperation" (sic).
17. March at 12:37:17
Steffen Arndt Thanks for your input but I am missing your point. One company is buying sprues from another one so why this is no cooperation?
17. March at 14:24:05
Styrene That´s rather marketing or why didn't there appears also ICM´s logo on the box, too? But it´s okay at least it was mentioned so newcomers saw what´s going on inside manufacturers tool swap today. I like it the way the reviewer done it better. Cooperation to me is a fifty/fifty thing where two compannies solve nearly a half of a project. Here just the instruction sheet the box and decals are from Bünde.
17. March at 15:17:36
Steffen Arndt O.K. so it is a personal point of view. This kind of "tool sharing" is not new. Revell and Italeri did that for a loong time. All japanese companies have their import items reboxed because of local law. Academy, Hobbycraft.... I think that it really does not matter so much if you call it cooperation or not. Often Revell adds a sprue or lets the other company change things to optimize the kit for easier assembly. Also many companies use subcontractors for tooling, design or production, which are rarely mentioned anywhere.... so in my book your critique is rather academic. But I have read it and will forward it.
What really bugs ME is when Revell reissues 1960 kits as new... but that's another story
17. March at 16:58:30
Martin Oostrom What bugs me is that I bought some Kits that are reboxings of not soo good kits, before I learned Scalemates existed. Nowadays I check here before I buy anything.
17. March at 17:27:33
Styrene Anyway mates, I just mentioned that here, I clearly know we can´t end that status quo. In the old times tools of companies which dissapeared were bought, today greater companies produce their kits in smaller ones and so on. So as Steffen told it correctly the most important thing is to public the tool's origin at all. Or also looking at SCALEMATES time-lines!!!!
17. March at 17:58:40
Olivier Where are You from Styrene ? Could you add a few items in your profile ? It is nice to see how far the network reaches.
17. March at 22:55:38
Styrene Yes I even done allready so Oliver but then some troubles occured so I thought it would be better to leave. Therefore I started to remove all items I had updated. I'm from Germany and over 50 years old. In a way not too bad, since some other old birds are here too . So I will log those things like gender and nationality in again. Many thanks for remnding me Oliver!
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