: i can just about excuse the kit of Yamato as
: when it was produced there were so few
: photos, and they were not good,and detail
: available BUT , certainly since the internet
: started there is no excuse for sloppy
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: On a UK Model Railway site a small
: manufacturer who commissions work from
: various Chinese factories gave quite a lot
: of detail on the process.
: For him, he makes it his responsibility to
: scan the prototype and prepare the CADs,
: then he interacts with the factory during
: the prototype and livery samples and into
: production. The factories will, with
: prompting and costs, do near enough whatever
: he wants as long as it is practical (and in
: accordance with the contract).
: This means that a knowledgeable person (in
: terms of prototype, manufacturing, contract
: conditions, costs, AND practicalities) is
: required. Despite his skills/knowledge his
: models still have problems, some due to
: practical problems, some due to cost
: limitations to make the models to a
: reasonable (!!! ?) cost and some due to his
: own error. No kit is going to be perfect,
: they are all compromises. There is no real
: excuse for kits being ridiculously wrong
: (e.g. Yamato with different secondaries on
: either side, 1/700th RN Class 21 frigate
: nearer 1/600th, etc....) but they happen.
: ALL that is with a knowledgeable,
: experienced person running the process.
: What is much more normal is for the model
: company to do the research, design and
: quality control all themselves. Some will
: be good, some so-so, and some will produce
: Yamatos and Type 21 frigates.
: What would be best is knowledgeable ship
: experts "helping" the model
: factories and I believe that is how some
: models have worked.