There will also be some changes upcoming. My daughter pointed out that the site navigation isn't very intuitive. She, and some of her friends at college are going to scope things out and give me some ideas to improve that. If anyone else has any suggestions, I am open to listening to them.
Started working on some updates. Probably will be a little while before it's all done though. First section I am tackling is the kits themselves. I realized that most people want to see and learn about the kits. Not so much the boxes. So I am going to re-do each page. Putting the kit pics and info first. Then the boxes and variation into. Then any other stuff after that.
Then I will start going to work on the main site navigation. I'm going to keep the menu on the side, so you can still get just about anywhere from any page. But I am going to section things a bit more and add catagory pages for each section. Each of those pages will have picture links to the other pages in the section so hopefully it will be a little easier for newbies to navigate.
Hopefully, if I don't loose steam this weekend, I will be putting a bunch of new stuff on the site. Bunch of OOB reviews. Mainly add-on kits. Rhino, glypto, scut, platy. I took the pics back in June. Just now getting around to editing them and such. Also have all the pics I took of the OOB Atlantis rex.
Also have a bunch of auction pics that I need to get to.
And I am not sure, but I think I have some instruction sheet scans around the hard drive that need some attention as well.
Hopefully by posting here, it will force me to keep moving on this stuff.
Cause I have a whole lot more to get to after these are done.
Need to shoot OOB pics of the wolf and raptor. And I need to do some more map work too.
Yeah. Right now you can only find them by going to each kit's page then clicking the link for the OOB review. After I get the rest done I plan on making an OOB page with all the links for easier access. Plus I need to add them to my OOB page on my general modeling site.
Thank you for posting the OOB reviews of the add-on kits- you've changed my opinion on a couple of them. I've always thought highly of the kits that Primeval Plastics have done- they've always hit all the right concept/design points to make a kit worthy of being considered a PS add-on. However, in seemed to me that some of the other add-on kit producers were just slapping the PS theme to sculpts they've had sitting around gathering dust. But I changed my opinion on at least one of them thanks to you- the Alchemy Works' Glyptodon! I always wanted to see another exotic-looking prehistoric mamMal added to the PS line-up and their Glyptodon fits right in. With the attention to texture, design of character and even ball-and-socket construction, they've scored a definite PS-style add-on kit! Now to just save up for one of them!
More updates tonight. Started out as just putting a few pics up of reissue boxes and some of the kit parts with the boxes. That was at around 1:30 AM. I already had the pics done, and just had to upload them and do the page changes. Then I realized that I never actually linked each kit page to the Dawn of Time page. (it was only linked from the production history page) So I went through and did that for the 7 kits. I was also a bit annoyed with how cluttered some of the kit pages had become due to the Revell-Germany stuff. So I figured I would do a quick page for that. (been meaning to do it for over a year now, finally got motivated to get started) While working on the pics for the glow-paint versions, I realized that the kit numbers were different. Which lead to again, updating those pages. Then also updating the production history page, and my checklist page. Which had already been updated earlier today. (in case you missed that post) So now, a little after 4 AM, I think I have it all squared away. www.tylisaari.com/prehistoricscenes/kits/rg.html
Seems like most feel the same as I do. That the pics are better. Cool, I'll make that the main instruction sheet page then.
Just a heads-up. I don't really plan on doing pics of the reissue instructions. They really aren't much to look at, and I think the text helps to differentiate them better.
On another positive note. This little exercise actually got me to start doing some new scans. I have upgraded some of my instructions over the years, and some that are used on the site right now are a bit tattered. Like the Cave Bear, Jungle Swamp, and the color Tar Pit.