• warchimedes posted a new activity comment 10 months, 1 week ago

    In reply to: Douglas Trindade posted an update in the group Advanced Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017
    HI, i did a Station Wagon, with the Tamiya Subaru Impreza. I hope you guys enjoyed!!
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    And it was already built 9 months ago…

  • warchimedes posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    In reply to: SheepWoolie posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017
    Ok so after a slight delay on my mg rx78-5 i\'ve now started on my 1/72 destroid tomahawk by wave. I\'ve started on some subassembly to see how it fits together and how i will have to paint it. Right now i\'m thinking of painting it in a desert camouflage scheme, like an m1A1 abrams tank.
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    I have this and the Phalanx kit. I’ll keep an eye on your posts to get some tips. Good luck!

  • warchimedes posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    In reply to: MangyForestCat posted an update in the group Advanced Modeler - Modeling Competition 2017 @syd Why is there a “racial purity test\" for this competition? I do not understand at all the decision made to have this mixed messaging of what kits we are and are not allowed to use and whether they came from HLJ.com or not. If your intention was to create a completely closed ecosystem where no kits, but those bought from HLJ.com, would be eligible then obviously it is within your rights to do so. In that case why even bother with the description in the Advanced Category that it can be “a kit completely scratch-built, even a creation all your own that has never been seen before.” You know that from a logical perspective that those two things are mutually exclusive and cannot be true at the same time. You cannot BOTH A) Have a kit that you bought from HLJ.com or has been available to purchase from HLJ.com AND B) Make “a kit completely scratch-built, even a creation all your own that has never been seen before.” Those two are completely and utterly incompatible with each other. If you completely scratch-build a kit then it has obviously never been available for sale at HLJ.com. On top of which how do you judge this nonsensical little gem “the main part of your entry [has to] be an item that is, or was at one point, available for sale on hlj.com”? A completely scratch built, one-of-a-kind model, made at home from personally molded plastic/resin/vinyl/carbon-fiber, isn’t a kit that was once available from HLJ. On top of that, since it won’t have a “main part” to claim is from your website, how would you even possibly begin to categorize whether it’s eligible to partcipate? Honestly, I’ve studied with friends that have done computer programming and friends that have gone to law school. From a purely logical standpoint. This is terrible logic programming and makes no sense whatsoever. I bet this all went down a little something like this. Your boss Scott and everyone involved had a big discussion and, after a long examination and debate over 2013/2014, you decided to go a different direction and be more closed off, stifling, and restrictive with this year’s rules. Seeing all of this attention drawn to scratch built kits and items you do not sell on HLJ.com, you all came to the conclusion was not good for your business. You decided to make it more promotional in nature so that people would be more interested in using materials, building, and buying from HLJ. I get that. I completely understand that you want to draw attention to your company and this is all just one big promotion scheme. I’m not against that. What I am against is unclear rules and stifling creativity. Why not just be extremely clear, unrelenting, and Draconian with the rules? Why not just outright and flat-out state that we had to buy and a use a kit directly from HLJ.com? Why keep the colorful language in the Advanced Category saying you can completely scratch build a kit, when obviously that would, by any measure of logic, go against the idea that it’s from HLJ.com, or has at one time been sold there? You want to have it both ways and honestly your rules are not even close to allowing that to be true. And finally, why not just be more honest and open about this with EVERYONE? Why not just flat out tell everyone the reasons why you have different rules this year? Why have all this colorful, meandering, fuzzy, language around what is an isn’t allowed? Just be honest. You examined the 2013/2014 competition. You realized people weren’t necessarily using HLJ kits and materials. You didn’t really appreciate the true scratch-built and models from companies you don\'t sell from. You decided to do this competition and be more restrictive with the rules and regulations. You decided to stifle people’s choices and imaginations in order to promote your shop. I hold none of that against you. You are a business. However, as I already mentioned, what I do hold against you is this unclear and rather ridiculous stance you have taken. It’s obvious you just did a “Copy & Paste” of the old competition rules and category descriptions but you added in the “racial purity test” to make sure the kits come from HLJ. However you failed to notice that the rules from 2013/2014 do not mesh well with the ADDED “racial purity test” of 2017. Why not just extremely clear about this? * For reference to everyone this is the link to 2013/2014’s competition. http://hlj.com/Playing-With-Plamo-Modeling-Competition-2013#howto ** This is the link to 2017’s competition http://hlj.com/plamo-2017#howto View

    “I could honestly go at length about the ridiculousness of this rule that it has to be a kit that is sold or was once sold in the past at HLJ.”

    It’s not ridiculous. It’s a perfectly reasonable rule.

    “They want a completely closed off competition then they have that right.”

    Yes they do. Does HLJ have to explain and list all their reasons for this rule? No.

    “Just use your brains.”

    Lol. And you wonder why people find your posts and comments abrasive and condescending. Use your brain.

    • The same goes to you kid. In fact, I can pretty much sum up all of my thoughts on you with a simple eat shit and die.

      If you don’t have any problems with the rules then you can easily stay the hell out of the conversation.

      Do you think HLJ and HLtv needs you here to defend them? Do you think that Syd and the crew need you here representing for them? You know, Syd is a big boy. I’m sure he and whoever is actually in charge can answer for themselves. Are you such a pure fanboy that you can’t help but elbow in on every conversation? Do you need attention on you at all times like a child? Don’t worry, you’ve got my attention.

      I’ve raised legitimate questions about the rules and regulations of the competition. If you don’t have anything constructive to add then sit on your hands…[Read more]

  • warchimedes posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    In reply to: MangyForestCat posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017 @syd Why is there a “racial purity test\" for this competition? I do not understand at all the decision made to have this mixed messaging of what kits we are and are not allowed to use and whether they came from HLJ.com or not. If your intention was to create a completely closed ecosystem where no kits, but those bought from HLJ.com, would be eligible then obviously it is within your rights to do so. In that case why even bother with the description in the Advanced Category that it can be “a kit completely scratch-built, even a creation all your own that has never been seen before.” You know that from a logical perspective that those two things are mutually exclusive and cannot be true at the same time. You cannot BOTH A) Have a kit that you bought from HLJ.com or has been available to purchase from HLJ.com AND B) Make “a kit completely scratch-built, even a creation all your own that has never been seen before.” Those two are completely and utterly incompatible with each other. If you completely scratch-build a kit then it has obviously never been available for sale at HLJ.com. On top of which how do you judge this nonsensical little gem “the main part of your entry [has to] be an item that is, or was at one point, available for sale on hlj.com”? A completely scratch built, one-of-a-kind model, made at home from personally molded plastic/resin/vinyl/carbon-fiber, isn’t a kit that was once available from HLJ. On top of that, since it won’t have a “main part” to claim is from your website, how would you even possibly begin to categorize whether it’s eligible to partcipate? Honestly, I’ve studied with friends that have done computer programming and friends that have gone to law school. From a purely logical standpoint. This is terrible logic programming and makes no sense whatsoever. I bet this all went down a little something like this. Your boss Scott and everyone involved had a big discussion and, after a long examination and debate over 2013/2014, you decided to go a different direction and be more closed off, stifling, and restrictive with this year’s rules. Seeing all of this attention drawn to scratch built kits and items you do not sell on HLJ.com, you all came to the conclusion was not good for your business. You decided to make it more promotional in nature so that people would be more interested in using materials, building, and buying from HLJ. I get that. I completely understand that you want to draw attention to your company and this is all just one big promotion scheme. I’m not against that. What I am against is unclear rules and stifling creativity. Why not just be extremely clear, unrelenting, and Draconian with the rules? Why not just outright and flat-out state that we had to buy and a use a kit directly from HLJ.com? Why keep the colorful language in the Advanced Category saying you can completely scratch build a kit, when obviously that would, by any measure of logic, go against the idea that it’s from HLJ.com, or has at one time been sold there? You want to have it both ways and honestly your rules are not even close to allowing that to be true. And finally, why not just be more honest and open about this with EVERYONE? Why not just flat out tell everyone the reasons why you have different rules this year? Why have all this colorful, meandering, fuzzy, language around what is an isn’t allowed? Just be honest. You examined the 2013/2014 competition. You realized people weren’t necessarily using HLJ kits and materials. You didn’t really appreciate the true scratch-built and models from companies you don\'t sell from. You decided to do this competition and be more restrictive with the rules and regulations. You decided to stifle people’s choices and imaginations in order to promote your shop. I hold none of that against you. You are a business. However, as I already mentioned, what I do hold against you is this unclear and rather ridiculous stance you have taken. It’s obvious you just did a “Copy & Paste” of the old competition rules and category descriptions but you added in the “racial purity test” to make sure the kits come from HLJ. However you failed to notice that the rules from 2013/2014 do not mesh well with the ADDED “racial purity test” of 2017. Why not just extremely clear about this? * For reference to everyone this is the link to 2013/2014’s competition. http://hlj.com/Playing-With-Plamo-Modeling-Competition-2013#howto ** This is the link to 2017’s competition http://hlj.com/plamo-2017#howto View

    “In fact both the scratch-built car before mine AND my own submission itself would both be ineligible from competing this year because of the added rules.”

    Who cares? This is a completely new competition, with a new set of rules. Everyone else seems to be fine with these rules. We are fine with restricting the competition to kits at are widely available, not the obscure kits that you seem to be campaigning for in your comments. Ultimately, if you have a problem with the rules, then don’t join.

    • I care and I have a problem with these rules. That’s why I made these posts. If you don’t care then feel free not to care to yourself and keep it off my post.

      I have problems with not allowing certain kits. The kits I’ve mentioned are not obscure; they just don’t interest you. In fact I’ll put it to you this way…

      Ultimately, if you have a problem with my post, then don’t respond.

  • warchimedes posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    In reply to: MangyForestCat posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017 @syd Why is there a “racial purity test\" for this competition? I do not understand at all the decision made to have this mixed messaging of what kits we are and are not allowed to use and whether they came from HLJ.com or not. If your intention was to create a completely closed ecosystem where no kits, but those bought from HLJ.com, would be eligible then obviously it is within your rights to do so. In that case why even bother with the description in the Advanced Category that it can be “a kit completely scratch-built, even a creation all your own that has never been seen before.” You know that from a logical perspective that those two things are mutually exclusive and cannot be true at the same time. You cannot BOTH A) Have a kit that you bought from HLJ.com or has been available to purchase from HLJ.com AND B) Make “a kit completely scratch-built, even a creation all your own that has never been seen before.” Those two are completely and utterly incompatible with each other. If you completely scratch-build a kit then it has obviously never been available for sale at HLJ.com. On top of which how do you judge this nonsensical little gem “the main part of your entry [has to] be an item that is, or was at one point, available for sale on hlj.com”? A completely scratch built, one-of-a-kind model, made at home from personally molded plastic/resin/vinyl/carbon-fiber, isn’t a kit that was once available from HLJ. On top of that, since it won’t have a “main part” to claim is from your website, how would you even possibly begin to categorize whether it’s eligible to partcipate? Honestly, I’ve studied with friends that have done computer programming and friends that have gone to law school. From a purely logical standpoint. This is terrible logic programming and makes no sense whatsoever. I bet this all went down a little something like this. Your boss Scott and everyone involved had a big discussion and, after a long examination and debate over 2013/2014, you decided to go a different direction and be more closed off, stifling, and restrictive with this year’s rules. Seeing all of this attention drawn to scratch built kits and items you do not sell on HLJ.com, you all came to the conclusion was not good for your business. You decided to make it more promotional in nature so that people would be more interested in using materials, building, and buying from HLJ. I get that. I completely understand that you want to draw attention to your company and this is all just one big promotion scheme. I’m not against that. What I am against is unclear rules and stifling creativity. Why not just be extremely clear, unrelenting, and Draconian with the rules? Why not just outright and flat-out state that we had to buy and a use a kit directly from HLJ.com? Why keep the colorful language in the Advanced Category saying you can completely scratch build a kit, when obviously that would, by any measure of logic, go against the idea that it’s from HLJ.com, or has at one time been sold there? You want to have it both ways and honestly your rules are not even close to allowing that to be true. And finally, why not just be more honest and open about this with EVERYONE? Why not just flat out tell everyone the reasons why you have different rules this year? Why have all this colorful, meandering, fuzzy, language around what is an isn’t allowed? Just be honest. You examined the 2013/2014 competition. You realized people weren’t necessarily using HLJ kits and materials. You didn’t really appreciate the true scratch-built and models from companies you don\'t sell from. You decided to do this competition and be more restrictive with the rules and regulations. You decided to stifle people’s choices and imaginations in order to promote your shop. I hold none of that against you. You are a business. However, as I already mentioned, what I do hold against you is this unclear and rather ridiculous stance you have taken. It’s obvious you just did a “Copy & Paste” of the old competition rules and category descriptions but you added in the “racial purity test” to make sure the kits come from HLJ. However you failed to notice that the rules from 2013/2014 do not mesh well with the ADDED “racial purity test” of 2017. Why not just extremely clear about this? * For reference to everyone this is the link to 2013/2014’s competition. http://hlj.com/Playing-With-Plamo-Modeling-Competition-2013#howto ** This is the link to 2017’s competition http://hlj.com/plamo-2017#howto View

    The contest is called Playing with PLAMO. Even with the statement “a creation all your own that has never been seen before,” it’s CLEAR that there must be a plamo at the core of a submission.

    As for requiring kits to be available at HLJ at any time, it’s a reasonable rule given the proliferation of KOs.

    • I’m sorry I’m having a hard time understanding why you are trying to explain what the name of the competition means. I know what the competition means. I do not know why you’re explaining TO ME what it means.

      I won 4th place runner-up in the 2013-2014 competition for a price of 8,000 yen. So explain to me why you think you know more than me?

      Here is the link to the timestamp where my kit was featured.

      In fact both the scratch-built car before mine AND my own submission itself would both be ineligible from competing this year because of the added rules.

      The rule requiring kits available from HLJ is a nonsensical rule put in place to promote HLJ.com and not made clear at all with the FAQ or the Advanced Categ…[Read more]

      • I have no idea why you’re calling it a “racial” purity test.
        What does race have to do with anything?

      • And just a word to the wise, you’re coming off as holier than thou saying things like “So explain to me why you think you know more than me?”

        • Richigo I have much respect for you and your work. Your submission to the 2013/2014 competition was amazing.

          I did not even submit my entry to the Advanced Category in 2014. I submitted my entry to the Intermediate Category because I saw models like yours and others in the Advanced Category and I did not believe I could hack it at that level.

          I was moved to the Advanced Category by @Syd and the other judges. I was extremely humbled and honored to be considered and pushed into the Advanced Category.

          I understand how you believe I am coming off in an abrasive and negative manner. However I have all the replies you sent saved in my e-mail inbox. You deleted a few of them. It seemed like you were more upset over what I wrote than you let off publicly here. Nevertheless, I am peeved…[Read more]

          • yeah I deleted those comments because they weren’t helpful or productive, apologies for that 🙂
            I entered in intermediate in the last comp and got bumped to advanced just like you 😛

      • “In fact both the scratch-built car before mine AND my own submission itself would both be ineligible from competing this year because of the added rules.”

        Who cares? This is a completely new competition, with a new set of rules. Everyone else seems to be fine with these rules. We are fine with restricting the competition to kits at are widely available, not the obscure kits that you seem to be campaigning for in your comments. Ultimately, if you have a problem with the rules, then don’t join.

        • I care and I have a problem with these rules. That’s why I made these posts. If you don’t care then feel free not to care to yourself and keep it off my post.

          I have problems with not allowing certain kits. The kits I’ve mentioned are not obscure; they just don’t interest you. In fact I’ll put it to you this way…

          Ultimately, if you have a problem with my post, then don’t respond.

  • warchimedes posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    In reply to: Bugue40 posted an update in the group Intermediate Modeler – Modeling Competition 2017
    last pictures,i enjoy to build and paint my first diorama :-)
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    Awesome job. But you should be in Advanced, lol

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