all the AK interactive paints are stored with space in the color reference. if you search for AK481 you get nothing. but if you search for just 481, then you get it.
also when you try to add them, it does not check for duplictes aparently. if you try to add AK481 it does not give a duplicate error, when we already have AK 481. i would suggest to delete the space in those references (in AK website, there is no space in the references)
Should there be two 4532 entries in the database (as it exists now), or change the entry to match what's on actually on the product? (This is similar to an issue that's come up before with a model kit at a different scale than what's printed on the box. The kit was added at the correct scale instead of the scale stated on the box.)
Starbase101 No, I think it's a font, because it's the same on all the PNT packaging and printed decal sheets. I believe the name mismatch is just sloppiness from the decal maker. I suspect 4529 (1:1000 scale) was scaled to 1:2500 for 4532 but they failed to change the product number printed on the decal sheet. 4532 is probably the correct product number, and it's unfortunate the decals are available with different name variants but all having the same product number (the physically-different decal sheets all have the same product number).
24. September, 23:31
scalemates In that case please go for the number on the decal as the primary.
And add "the wrong one" as the alternative number.
25. September, 05:54
matsal _ » Feature requests Hello.
Is there any guideline for minimum requirement of adding company/brand? I would like to add individual or hobby clubs that produce resin kit or such enthusiastic things. They usually don't have corporation, and use market place to sell products such as amazon.com. Here is an example. This is an individual maker that sold ther person's products at Wonder Festival in Japan and here only.
There are now 845 items in: SCM Search: title . I've noticed that when adding a new item if the manufacturer and nothing else is entered and you use the back button, the item is saved.
29. August, 11:07
Eddie Mann Now 900+, also noticed that when adding a new item, if you "Edit box content" and save in the new tab a new item is created as "title".
31. August, 14:16
Starbase101 I am guilty of (naively) doing this and it's unfortunate the action (incorrectly) creates a database entry. Occasionally I start adding a new magazine issue or kit product and press Back to research something before starting/continuing with a new entry. Other times I'll open a new browser tab to do the research. I would think a valid database entry must require a minimum set of populated fields in order to get added - Brand, Title, Topic, Type, Released. If any of these are blank (including space characters) and Save is clicked then an error should be reported for the incomplete required field(s), same as on other website form entries where an address or phone number might be required for completing a registration and gets highlighted on the page if a problem exists. An item shouldn't get added to the database unless all the minimum requirements are met. And, clicking a browser's Back button should not be synonymous with clicking a page's Save button!
Tim, if you agree then a Feature Request should get submitted.
15. September, 12:58
Richmond I agree at a very basic level and I would even add image to your list but I think some of the items on your list would prove problematic and deter new kits being added or even make things messier as someone could just make things up to get the product added. My view on images is if you have taken the time to add a new kit how difficult is it to add an image as well and the image makes the new entry look good.
16. September, 08:58
Starbase101 Although having an image helps an entry look pretty, a missing image does not cause a "corrupt" database entry. If somebody wants to be stupid and make up false information just to meet minimum requirements criteria, I would view that as malicious database manipulation and grounds for banning the individual. The five items I listed are kind've core essentials for a valid entry that any responsible person would endeavor to have accurate values for. Irresponsible people shouldn't be editing the database.
16. September, 16:00
Eddie Mann I agree that the at least the first four items listed should be a minimum not to generate an error, the "Latest additions without a topic" section has been full all day today despite efforts to clear them.
16. September, 17:18
Starbase101 Every entry ought to have a Released status, if even just set to "Future" for products announced but not yet released. However, I could argue that such items shouldn't even be in the database because they don't actually "exist" yet, and then necessitates updating such entries later when products are actually released (to change the Released status and add proper box art). Some items may never get released, so they sit forever in the database with a "Future" status. It's not a real product. If for whatever reason a planned product doesn't come to fruition (licensing, resources, lackluster demand, etc) then honestly what's the advantage of it being in the Scalemates database?
16. September, 17:59
bughunter This "Future" state is very helpful for accessories, for example by Eduard, to see what is coming soon to be included in a project. The new Camel is out now, additional engines are coming in October and November. Due due that information I was bale to pre-order them to get this together with other stuff in one package. PLEASE do not drop the "Future" feature!
It is also a great way for small companies to advertise their products.
16. September, 18:07
Starbase101 My point is, what happens if Eduard decides to cancel the release of those coming products? A product isn't really a product until it's available for sale. If you've got items pre-ordered well then they're real products, right? I'm referring to the stuff that isn't even available for pre-order, like the Dragon 1:48 AT-AT (which probably will never actually get released).
16. September, 18:19
Eddie Mann Good point about the "Future" releases especially for full kits from manufacturers like Trumpeter (3 versions of Sd.Kfz. 9 Famo since 2018 for example).
These are just sub-classes and we currently have these ships spread between County-class and Kent /York sub-classes. Interesting there is no separate London-class been set up - maybe this was merged sometime ago.
Getting very little info when clicking on a item in my stash, I only see kit info and timeline. So I do not see who does have the particular kit in stash/wishlist/etc. No reviews, no related products. Item which are not in my stash are working fine and I see everything you normally see.
Richmond I press whats in the box which brings me a list of the frets I have uploaded I then use to press the little bold view next to each item this would take me to the large view of an individual fret and to the right of that large image is an edit button, I press this and used to able to edit the individual product now it doesn't work.
I think you are referring to the edit which takes you back into the whole contents. I don't like editing the Eduard frets in this view as I like to see the wording on the fret. Using this method I would have to write them down. Using my method I can actually see the fret in full view when I am entering the caption (well use to be able to anyway).
I just changed the origin for this kit to new tool Hawk (Airfix A02005A, 1:72)
Obviously people assume this is a rebox of the 2008 kit but it is not. I have made this change before but someone keep changing it back to a rebox.
Dans la création ou l'édition d'un kit, il pourrait être intéressant pour la zone number (lors de la recherche d'un éventuel doublon) d'effectuer cette recherche en tenant compte que des caractères alpha-numériques. Je pense que la recherche d'un item déjà existant serait grandement améliorée.
22. August, 14:17
JL L Désolé je me suis trompé de section, je mets cette demande dans Feature Requests.
Richmond I am referring to external galleries on the updates page the particular gallery was uploaded on 18th August 2021 and is called 70047 F4F-4 Wildcat® Expert Set! it is not a gallery and usually you can eliminate them off by selecting no gallery but this one will not budge. There was also another one a few days ago but this one has at last gone.
Richmond I changed but I assume you had access to make the changes yourself?
20. August, 02:34
Richmond I changed, but assumed you would have access to change yourself?
20. August, 02:36
Tim Jacobs If I do have the permissions, I don't know how to use them. Nothing I saw in the options open to me indicated I could move galleries.
20. August, 06:21
Richmond If you press the + button and then edit you go into the product for editing I assume it was available for everyone not just higher level contributors (but I assume you are higher level anyway)
20. August, 10:02
Tim Jacobs Thank you for the explanation. I just checked and yes, I do have permissions to do it.
I just added a book of the series "Legends of Naval Warfare", but this is a subseries of the "Legends of Warfare" brand. Several Scalemates additions of this series do not specify to which subseries the entry belongs, probably because the specific category ("aviation", "naval", "ground", "units") appears as a somewhat unconspicuous subscript of the series title. Therefore I propose that the series main title "Legends of Warfare", that in se probably is not used on any of the books, be renamed to one of these subseries (one that was not added already, some people did add a correct series title). I found 12 more entries for the "Naval" subseries, these should then be moved to my newly created series. Some entries are double, like the Soryu and C130 books.
I think the brands 109ace and Wilde Sau Resin can be merged. 109ace deals on Ebay with the name Wilde Sau Resin. On scalemates, you'll find the same products even with the same picture at both brands. I got the confirmation via facebook.
Melgg Lütschg I suggest to have the brand name wilde sau resin, as one can find the kits for sale under this name in the www. However, the 109ace name refers to the facebook-page with product pictures. Maybe 109ace can be put in () after wilde sau resin (to prevent a double entry again)?
16. August, 11:25
Starbase101 Wasn't there some sort of brand synonyms that was introduced awhile back? Can't both these "brands" co-exist as the same "company" under two different names. (It does take a special kind of "mindset" to sell your products under two different "brand names". Gotta wonder what the heck is wrong with people's brains sometimes.....)