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Panda Hobby M-ATV MRAP

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...


When I try to play the video it says "This video is private"... although I've watched other "Cracking the box's" you did before. Hisham
DEC 28, 2011 - 09:42 AM
Sorry folks. Video is now public. Thanks for the alert Hisham! Jim
DEC 28, 2011 - 09:48 AM
Ok Jim, interesting take on showing off new kits "out of the box"...but...there's always a but, right...? Couple things, try not to move the sprues around so much, gets queasy on the eyes. Suggest you make notes of the parts trees and use them as you go through kit to smooth out the verbal presentation. Use different colour backgrouinds for tight shots, yellow seems a tad too harsh and not enough contrast to show small detail. Try some different lighting angles to help show off the details of the parts better. And lastly, but humbly, try not to wander off in your speaking and getting away from the mic, it was hard to decipher parts in the Panda M-ATV video. All in all great stuff, just maybe needs a tweak or 2 here and there IMVHO...! Regards, Laurie Taite Valour Road Chapter, IPMS Winnipeg
DEC 28, 2011 - 03:20 PM
Overall, I enjoyed the video and think you have a great concept. I have two things I didnt like..... 1. The camera angle. I would like the video much more if it was shot 'over the shoulder' so to speak. I understand your making due with what's at hand and that is ok. 2. As mentioned previously, there was too much sprue movement and they were moved too fast. Great job overall. I would love to see the concept continued and refined. Thanks for your hard work and continued expansion of the references offered here.
DEC 28, 2011 - 05:29 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys. I do appreciate it. I think I was a bit punch-drunk on that 4th run-through. I will definitely try to integrate some of the tips you suggested. Cheers, Jim
DEC 29, 2011 - 06:47 AM
Its too bad you dont get more feedback from site members.
DEC 29, 2011 - 01:07 PM