Post by artdecovampire on Sept 7, 2015 12:28:51 GMT -5
Well spotted Tay and guess what? One of them is now mine at 45euros inch post to the UK! That means my Atlantis rex can stay in the box and when payday comes I can get another. I now its only September but it feels like Christmas.
Post by artdecovampire on Sept 12, 2015 6:21:30 GMT -5
Its arrived and the box is huge and pretty much full. Standard two part top opening as its a big piece of card. Good crisp dark green mouldings with very little flash and a good clip together fit. A bargain considering the usual prices of these things. I'm actually tempted to simply clip it together as was originally intended, especially since I have another on the way!
Post by artdecovampire on Sept 13, 2015 2:09:07 GMT -5
It has the pin but it broke off when I tried to dry fit the parts. It was too big for the collar. A pin near the nose was the same. The rest fitted very well and seems to be problem free.
Sadly one of the leg retaining rotors was missing from my kit along with a spare foot part thrown in.This bodes ill for quality control and it means I'll have to write for the part. It says That I will have to send my instructions, my receipt and my box barcode. This means the box will be ruined. I shall be including a letter explaining to Revel they owe me a box and I will be pointing out to the'm in strong terms the error of their ways.
I hope the next one to arrive is complete and this isn't a common fault.
Post by artdecovampire on Sept 20, 2015 12:59:05 GMT -5
I ordered a third rex from this company and according to the add its only £3.95 postage, just like the smaller kits. Wait until they get the box in the post. I think they might have not thought it through, but its not my problem.
I was excited when I saw the rex on the back of the box. I immediately checked out the RG site catalogue. All the others were there and in the catalogue and a link to buy them. But you guessed it, no rex in the catalogue. Perhaps its for release at a later date depending on how well these sell?
These things must sell pretty well. They keep re-releasing them every few years. I love what Jurassic Arts and Prehistorix are doing to add new PS style models to my already over piled stash. But I wish Den Comm would come on and do something. After all they have the rights to the PS name. All of these cool models are giving me awesome memories of my childhood. I can paint them a little bit better now.
Dencomm is a small company without a lot of capital. All the money has been tied up the last few years with getting the Animal Pit and Dungeon to market. Those 2 should be hitting sometime in the next few months I believe. Hopefully, if they do well, then they will have some capital to work on some PS stuff. Unless they focus on more MS stuff instead.
Post by artdecovampire on Sept 21, 2015 0:49:07 GMT -5
Its pretty expensive casting in resin using rubber moulds in your garage. Its a couple of hundred dollars. Injection moulding takes it up a notch in to thousands of dollars. Its a very expensive process and you have to sell a lot of product just to break even. Revell and Monogram have made their money back on the original PS moulds, but Dencomm must be doing a lot of work as a labour of love. Small kit producers as far as I know never count time or even the original sculpt in their calculations. I wish them luck with their MS kits, which if successful will probably encourage them to do more MS than PS and who can blame them.
Post by artdecovampire on Sept 26, 2015 1:30:18 GMT -5
Well packaging makes perfect. My two German ones came nicely boxed and padded for their journey. Which meant they reached me in perfect order. The one from the UK supplier wasn't so lucky. I should have stuck with my gut knowing that £3.95 postage wasn't enough. They simply wrapped the box in a plastic bag and when it got to me the box was creased and dented. The kit was complete and unbroken though. My missing part for the original Rex is on its way. Revell Germany customer services is excellent.