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Posted By: Keko Romero
Posted On: Tuesday October 13, 2020 at 8:34 AM
I'm a clearly a resin collector
All things I look for in a model I can find them in the easiest way on resin models. Simply, precision and detailling. I have several white metal models, maybe no more than 20 in a more than 1.000 models collection. My opinion about white metal models is that are very special in some senses. They are the classic old times view of the collecting models hobby. Pure tradition. Also, one fact for me to not buy usually white metal models is the price. As other collector I think, I have my own top prices also. Arriving to this point, all that I can say at last is I have a collection with resin, die cast and few white metal models. When I want to purchase a model, my first option is the resin. If it's not available, it's die cast time. And it's a highly wanted model that is only available in white metal, I make the effort, but try not. Otherwise, I like my collection with my variety. but these are my preferences... and have not others...

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"My Take" White Metal or Resin by John Kuvakas #28930
A fine, balanced personal overview ! (EOM) by Mike DeTorrice #28930.1
"Balanced"? by Robert Jacobs #28930.1.1
So John can't have a favorite type?...my reply to you from the words of a famous comedian.... by BenD Lampson #28930.1.1.1
"Balanced" = objective by Robert Jacobs #28930.
Yeah, I'll repeat : "A fine, balanced personal overview". (EOM) by Mike DeTorrice #28930.
I'd also add 'My take' means 'my opinion'. We all have opinions (EOM) by John Roberts #28930.
Yeah, and I'll repeat that "Balanced"= Objective. by Robert Jacobs #28930.
Lie? I merely said a take is another phrase for an opinion (EOM) by John Roberts #28930.
John, it's unclear what your stake here is. by Robert Jacobs #28930.
A misunderstanding here I think Robert. by John Roberts #28930.
I think most of us on this forum and reading this thread are not English by Tom Ciryak #28930.
I agree on your take about liking white metal models a little more than resin, for the same reasons by BenD Lampson #28930.2
+1 Agree. IMO John's clip accurately touched on the processes involved by Jack Dodds #28930.2.1
+2. (EOM) by Ed Glorius #28930.2.1.1
+3 (EOM) by Skip Johnson #28930.
"Soul"? by Robert Jacobs #28930.2.1.2
Hmm, I wonder...would a model of the Kia Soul have "Soul"? by John Kuliak #28930.
By the definitons being used here.... by Robert Jacobs #28930.
Robert, why can't we simply agree that we see and possibly interpret by Jack Dodds #28930.
MEGA - Make England Great Again! by Harvey Goranson #28930.3
I'm sorry you heard that, Harvey. It was certainly not my intention. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28930.3.1
And to be fair, I've bought more Brooklins this year than in any past year. by Harvey Goranson #28930.3.1.1
Excellent! The variety of all types, make this scale a wonderous selection of models. by John Merritt #28930.4
John Merritt expressed my feelings quite well. I'm just grateful by Bob Jackman #28930.4.1
+1 Lots of great choices in our scale. I buy for detail -- and what I can afford. by Mark Lampariello #28930.4.1.1
Interesting, John. I am kind of broad in my collecting, and in my 1/43 models I have by David Holcombe #28930.5
David, perhaps the models with real soul are the ones one builds or ... by Chris Sweetman #28930.5.1
If that's true, David has cornered the market on souls! (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #28930.5.1.1
I'm a clearly a resin collector by Keko Romero #28930.6
Well said, Keko. We all have our own motivations and preferences and all are valid. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28930.6.1
John, I have certainly enjoyed your last interesting video and when by Alex Taylor #28930.7
John, I enjoyed your "My Take" video. You expressed exactly what the title said, by Rich Pendleton #28930.7.1
Thanks, Rich. Can you give us some more background on your model making experience? (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28930.7.1.1
Sure John, in the 80's I worked a few years for MVM in by Rich Pendleton #28930.
Opinion is subjective by Alfred H. Baucom #28930.
Whatever one’s take it is all about the pleasure of collecting. (EOM) by Chris Sweetman #28930.8
Well, the discussion has been energetic! I'm glad we can have a healthy dialogue... by John Kuvakas #28930.9
As a casual collector and not a big time hobbyist... by Jani Bodmann #28930.10
A few additional (late to this post) thoughts by Ted Weller #28930.10.1
Sometimes I wish I had this type of focus and discipline in my collecting. by John Kuvakas #28930.10.1.1
John, just for the record not all resin models are produced in China …. by Chris Sweetman #28930.11
Lemme guess - John Simon's Marsh Models? (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #28930.11.1
Correct. (EOM) by Chris Sweetman #28930.11.1.1
Thanks, Chris. I mentioned some excellent models are made in Europe, should have added GB. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28930.11.2
White Metal vs Resin by Edward Davis #28930.12
Thanks, Ed. It's good to see you posting, my friend. (EOM) by John Kuvakas #28930.12.1

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