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Bronco amended boxart (removed "Duster" from the title), info via Terry Ashley. Thx!!!
1:35 US M19A1 Twin 40 MM Gun Motor Carriage (Bronco CB35148)
US M19A1 Twin 40 MM Gun Motor Carriage Korean War
Bronco 1:35
2018 | New tool
22. June at 09:41:43 Share

June 19, 2018

Mike Pullen@scalemates
Hello Tim, When adding a kit to stash and describing state of contents there is only option for complete decal sheet or missing decal sheet. Can you add partial decal sheet to that option please. Regards Mike
19. June at 17:45:19 Share

June 17, 2018

Can our US mates tell me if they see USD shops first?
Can our Polish mates tell me if they see PLN shops first?
Can our DE/FR/NL/IT/ES/LV/FI/ES/LU/... mates tell me if they See EUR shops first?

Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 (Tamiya 61117, 1:48)

1:48 Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 (Tamiya 61117)
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Spanjaard All of them are in the database ;) aviation megastore, with space in between
SCM Search: Hannants
SCM Search: Martola
15. June at 12:13:53
Martin Oostrom I think Łukasz is missing them as sellers on the product pages ;)
15. June at 12:24:30
scalemates I contacted Hannants and Aviationmegastore in the past. But no interest/no reply. (if you are a customer of them feel free to ask them when they will be on scalemates)

Thank for Martola. I'll reach out to them
15. June at 12:24:59
Spanjaard ooooops, my apologies.
next time that I visit Aviationmegastore, I know one of the guys there and I can ask him
15. June at 12:32:50
15. June at 12:35:51
Łukasz Gliński Thanks Guys, I usually buy online from the abovementioned shops, so no chance to talk to them in person unfortunately
15. June at 15:27:14
Patrick Hagelstein I like Spanjaard's post (15 June 11:44:27) a lot because that's exactly my current situation. Although originally from the Netherlands now temporarily living in the US for work. US and mostly Japanese shops work best for me although my profile is still Dutch.
17. June at 01:23:44
17. June at 10:11:35
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June 15, 2018

Christian W@scalemates
1966 Model Volkswagen 1300 Beetle (Tamiya 24136, 1:24)
The Review of the Youtubevideo by NewTom75 does not exist.

An Issue or to improve: it's not possible to Report dead link / "Not an inbox Review" at Youtubevideos.

1:24 1966 Model Volkswagen 1300 Beetle (Tamiya 24136)
15. June at 10:58:32 Share
Brian Eberle@scalemates
I do see USD sources first, followed by other currecnies. Nice feature.
15. June at 00:01:32 Share
15. June at 06:46:44
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June 09, 2018

Lucas C.@scalemates
What should we do about reviews that link back to Web sites that go permanently off-line? I'm thinking of this because Military Modelling is now defunct, but there are quite a few reviews linking back to it, which now simply give an error message. Here's an example of an item with a broken review link:
Ratchet Tie Down set Type 1 (Tetra Model Works MA-35017, 1:35)

1:35 Ratchet Tie Down set Type 1 (Tetra Model Works MA-35017)
09. June at 10:02:42 Share
scalemates Send me a small message and i can bulkremove
09. June at 10:11:46
scalemates 581 reviews removed
09. June at 10:17:19
scalemates together with 780 other reviews from another site. It seems the websites are going offline fast in the last year.
09. June at 10:20:44
scalemates will have to work on the Scalemates structured review section a bit harder.
09. June at 10:24:56
Lucas C. It's sad to see it happen.
09. June at 10:49:14
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June 07, 2018

David Jung@scalemates
Looks to me like "Eagle Editions Ltd." and "Eagle Parts" are the same company with probably duplicate items listed under them.
07. June at 02:10:37 Share

June 06, 2018

resetting search....stash can be empty and products not searchable
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1:72 Truck Firefighting Mk10C CRT (Mil Mod MM 000 181)
Carmichael-Gloster / Nubian 4 x 4
Truck Firefighting Mk10C CRT Royal Navy CRT & Shoreham Airport
Mil Mod 1:72
MM 000 181
2017 | New tool
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June 05, 2018

Lucas C.@scalemates
There's something wrong with the timeline on this kit. FOr some reason, it won't display properly, even though all the info is there for it to do so.
9K330 TOR (Panda Hobby PH35008, 1:35)

1:35 9K330 TOR (Panda Hobby PH35008)
05. June at 22:05:47 Share
Lucas C.@scalemates
There's a company that needs deleting--someone created it but with a typo in the name. I moved the products to the correct company "Adlers Nest," but can't delete the incorrect company:
SCM Brand: Alders Nest JP
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June 04, 2018

Faraz Anwar@scalemates
Just wanted to know how to add photos in gallery. I've tried to look but can't find out how to. Thanks
30. May at 20:52:02 Share
Spanjaard you just need to create and album and then upload the pictures.
in the upper part of the screen, you have the different menus:
Wall Notes About Vitrine Projects Albums Articles Manager Stash Started Completed Wishlist Trading Stats
click on "Albums"
then you will have a list of your existing albums (if any) and the button of
"Add new album"
click on that one and then, give the album a name, comments etc. then click on
"save album and upload pictures"
then, in the next screen click on
Upload images
01. June at 11:23:04
Faraz Anwar Thanks for your reply. How do i add my album so that it shows in the gallery on that particular kit's page? I hope you understand what i mean.
02. June at 00:01:20
Spanjaard i believe i know what you mean. you need to also create a project. then add the specific kit you use in that project (or multiple kits/aftermarkets used). link the album and the project, and it should do the trick :) it should appear under the specific kit.
for example, if you browse to Ferrari 250 GTO (Italeri 654, 1:24) at the bottom you will see one of my projects

1:24 Ferrari 250 GTO (Italeri 654)
02. June at 09:24:34
Faraz Anwar Spanjaard I have created a project and attached the other album with pics of the model. What i want to know is how to add it to gallery just like on the ferrari page there is a gallery above your project pics.
02. June at 22:27:44
Martin Oostrom The gallery are links to external websites where the model is shown (as well).
If you create an album on this site, there's no need to create it somewhere else and add a link here. I do believe not all users are allowed to add to a gallery
02. June at 23:09:46
Faraz Anwar That explains it then I guess. Thanks for clarifying it.
03. June at 00:45:15
Spanjaard sorry if i did not understood correctly. in regards to external galleries think you just need to have the pictures published somewhere, and link the article under your own profile (use the "articles" option in the menu, right after project and albums).
thanks Martin for coming to the rescue :)
04. June at 08:43:01
Faraz Anwar Spanjaard Thank you :)
04. June at 11:01:46
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June 03, 2018

Martin Oostrom@scalemates
Morning Tim,

I've got a question for you. Filters and washes, where should they be put. Are they a hobbytool including paint (category weathering) like this one Grey for Yellow Sand (Ammo Mig Jimenez A.MIG-1505, No) or are they a 'normal' paint like this ?

And for your convenience some doubles I found: SCM Search: ammo do not use

No Grey for Yellow Sand (Ammo Mig Jimenez A.MIG-1505)
03. June at 09:42:40 Share
Moritz Fentzahn In my opinion they should be listed as colors, a hobbytool is something totally different in my mind
03. June at 09:46:52
Martin Oostrom I agree a hobbytool sounds like knives and files and brushes and stuff. But most diorama stuff is under hobby tools as well. e. g. Acrylic water and mud
03. June at 09:51:48
scalemates Filters and washes and paint = used to give something a color = Paints section.
03. June at 09:56:43
03. June at 09:59:27
Moritz Fentzahn @Martin
You are right the diorama stuff should be listed into a more suiting topic. Thpught about this a few times and had no good idea yet. What do you think?
03. June at 10:05:26
Martin Oostrom I'm not sure. Right now we're having some mixed entries. Tim created paint sets, works like a charm. But there are also Pigment sets out there. Pigments are under hobby tools (for now?) and can't be combined in a set.
Tim did a great job in building Scalemates Perhaps we need to give him a hand and combine some ideas.

I'll try to visualize some ideas in an album, always easier to discuss things with a picture :)
But not now, Sunday morning breakfast time!
03. June at 10:23:34
scalemates Pigments can go to the paint section
03. June at 10:45:23
Martin Oostrom No time for the Visuals yet, but this keeps popping up in my mind.
It's just a short suggestion, and I'm open for feedback, and better ideas.

Category Paints. Only used for base colours:
-All colours, either opaque or transparent

NEW Category Weathering/Diorama Products. This can be used for everything that's adding extra to a model, beside the base colours.
-(Panel line) washes
-Mud, Waters
-Grass, leaves, etc (these are now under Detail and Conversion!?)
I'd like to be able to create sets of these as well, just like the paints.
Topic can be removed with these items.

On another note, I'd like to have more options in the Add Paint screen. Also some suggestions.
Add Picture. Some companies have nice photos on their website. I'd like to use those. When displaying a paint use this sequence to decide:
1) FS or RAL or RGB if known
2) Product Picture
3) Manufacters logo

I'd like to be able to use a prefix or postfix with the paints. Some companies use a sub-series in their paints. e.g. Nature Effects - Slimy Green. The Nature Effects would be the sub-series, Slimy Green the product name.

And another suggestion for the paint sets. If possible, automatically calculate the number of bottles from each volume. Now there are multiple ways of showing used. e.g. 3x 17 ml, 3*17ml, 17mlx 3, etc.
THe volumes of the separate bottles are known, could this be possible? (less errors that way)

I reserve the right to think of other stuff ;)
03. June at 12:02:10
Martin Oostrom Just did. If I look at a seperate product, I'd like to be able to see in which sets it's included.
03. June at 12:04:26
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Looking for the correct english for the different variations paint can be packaged in:
- Bottle
- Spray can
- Tin Can
- Tube
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Martin Oostrom Just like the rattle cans it's used by modelling magazines for this kind of bottles:
23. May at 22:31:42
scalemates ah cool!
23. May at 22:32:33
Steve Wilson Tim rather than TIN CAN... TINLET is a better way in English to describe the tin of paint... Tamiya paint jars, Humbrol tinlets.
And yes as Norman says, PAINT JARS is another kind of paint container.
23. May at 22:33:11
23. May at 22:33:47
Wim van der Luijt instead of eye dropper.....use "dropper bottle"
24. May at 08:02:49
24. May at 09:01:11
Martin Oostrom Diorama stuff (water/asphalt) comes in a (plastic) jar 250ml. or is it a bottle?
03. June at 00:56:44
Steve Wilson @Martin Oostrom... That's one of those odd situations where Jar or Bottle is fine... But as a rule of thumb, the difference between a Jar and Bottle is, a Bottle has a NARROW neck. A Jar has a the same size neck as the rest of the Jar.

Bottles are used primarily to store liquids. They are not effective for solid storage because of the narrow neck, which makes it difficult to pour out the contents of the bottle, let alone get something inside. Thick liquids such as ketchup and other sauces may also be packaged in bottles, and there are a wide variety of bottle designs available, from bottles designed to keep their contents carbonated to bottles with traps for sediment. Bottles may be corked, stoppered, or sealed in other creative ways, like with a marble which pushes against a rubber gasket as long as the contents of the bottle stay carbonated.

A jar, on the other hand, can be used to store liquids or solids. Jars are classically cylindrical, although they may also be made in the form of squares and other shapes. Like bottles, jars can be sealed in a wide variety of ways, and their design allows people to either pour out the contents, or scoop them out, depending on personal taste and the contents of the jar. Jars are also easier to stack than bottles, as they classically have flat tops, taking up less space than bottles, which must be stacked in large racks.
03. June at 10:59:47
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May 31, 2018

scalemates just joined this community.
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May 30, 2018

May 24, 2018

We improved your privacy with increased control and reduced 3rd party content (eg. Social media plugins, advertising,...). To reflect these positive changes our privacy policy was updated. This thread can be used for questions/feedback/concerns.
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scalemates On the login page (before you entered your username :Password?) or the first page you ser after loggin in?
24. May at 07:15:27
Olly On both occurrences in fact.
24. May at 08:35:34
scalemates I see it now on a test account, super duper mega annoying... fixing now
24. May at 08:50:30
scalemates fixed!!!! sorry for this
24. May at 08:59:58
Olly Fixed indeed. Well done Tim ! Thanks to look after us so well...
24. May at 17:54:09
playtime 222 Ah I was thought I imagined it cos I regularly use 3 PCs so didn't report! Thanks for fixing that one.
24. May at 18:52:06
scalemates For logged in users the message is only shown once, even if you switch browsers. The guests version is per device/browser
24. May at 19:00:50
playtime 222 I figured it was more likely to prompt when anonymous :D I also have a phone to be taken into consideration, your honour :D so I thought it was a perception thing rather than a bug. Keep up the good work.
24. May at 21:29:20
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May 16, 2018

Quick question.... who blocks Google Analytics via a Browser plugin? (no shame/blame question. just to understand my audience/visitors)
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scalemates can you please recheck now? Ads (the few) should load super fast
15. May at 20:26:20
Urban Gardini It works well with the ads so I'll allow them here.
15. May at 21:44:12
scalemates thx, I spent multiple evenings tuning the hell out of the ad loading :)
15. May at 21:51:21
Spanjaard i recently use the google plugin to block google analytics (not sure if actually makes sense to block google with google...) mostly for privacy reasons.
15. May at 22:10:54
scalemates FYI
We configured Google Analytics to anonymize your IP address.
All available data sharing settings in Google Analytics are disabled
No other Google Services are used in combination with our Google Analytics-cookies
We did not configure tracking of personal identifiers.
We configured Google Analytics to reduce _ga cookie time from 2 years to 6 months.

This is according to best practices (document from Dutch government) to have privacy friendly analytics.
15. May at 22:15:30
Olly I have allowed G. Analytics for Scalemates
15. May at 22:41:34
Augie OK, I will add scalemates to trusted on mine.
16. May at 00:41:21
Spanjaard thanks a lot for that Tim. unfortunately, not all other webmasters will follow your example ;)
16. May at 12:23:59
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May 12, 2018

Here is the proposal for new privacy policy page which will be activated next week:
Early feedback/remarks/suggestions from you is highly appreciated
12. May at 11:53:12 Share

May 09, 2018

One spammer down! Thank you all for reporting and voting
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09. May at 21:08:27
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Someone spotted something different in the last week? Doing some changes (50%/50%) testing. Feedback welcome.
02. May at 18:00:47 Share
Steve Wilson Write a comment box under the header in Newsfeed...
02. May at 19:13:47
scalemates Nope :) that one is there since a few years
02. May at 19:17:43
Alec K DCM?
02. May at 19:41:06
Steve Wilson A few years... well I go to the foot of our stairs. :o
02. May at 20:25:18
Günther Debiscop preferences?
09. May at 09:52:54
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