What kit maker do you like best?

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  1. mellotronage

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    We all have favorites, no matter what the subject. What paper/card company or companies do you favor when deciding what to build and why? Or does it matter to you at all?....
    With my limited experience, I particularly like JF Schreiber and Wilhelmshavener of Germany. Reason being, their graphics and design seem to be first rate. I've enjoyed them because they're a challenge, but with little guesswork as to how they're supposed to go together~ a key component for someone who's new to paper. But again, I've only built a few to date, so I'm kinda fishing around for opinions on possible choices for the future..... Thanks!
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    We all have favorites, no matter what the subject. What paper/card company or companies do you favor when deciding what to build and why? Or does it matter to you at all?....
    With my limited experience, I particularly like JF Schreiber and Wilhelmshavener of Germany. Reason being, their graphics and design seem to be first rate. I've enjoyed them because they're a challenge, but with little guesswork as to how they're supposed to go together~ a key component for someone who's new to paper. But again, I've only built a few to date, so I'm kinda fishing around for opinions on possible choices for the future..... Thanks!
  3. Amazyah

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    My favorite is Halinski for fit, finish, and assembly diagrams.
    The second is Modelik for all the above reasons and subject matter as well as the number of kits they produce at reasonable prices.
    Following at a close third is GPM.

    Russell
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    My favorite is Halinski for fit, finish, and assembly diagrams.
    The second is Modelik for all the above reasons and subject matter as well as the number of kits they produce at reasonable prices.
    Following at a close third is GPM.

    Russell
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    Halinski for pre-print.

    ModelArt for download.
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    Halinski for pre-print.

    ModelArt for download.
  7. shrike

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    IN a lot of cases it comes down to choosing the individual that designed the kit, rather than the company that published it. Some of the really good ones have designs under more than one brand.
  8. shrike

    shrike Guest

    IN a lot of cases it comes down to choosing the individual that designed the kit, rather than the company that published it. Some of the really good ones have designs under more than one brand.
  9. thewoodengraver

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    Everything mentioned, plus, Micromodels...for premium kits.

    But, I am partial to all the free downloads made by guys like you and me.
    There are tens of thousands of free downloads and most are still online.

    Click HERE for my favorite free thumbnail site (thanks Civi).
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    Everything mentioned, plus, Micromodels...for premium kits.

    But, I am partial to all the free downloads made by guys like you and me.
    There are tens of thousands of free downloads and most are still online.

    Click HERE for my favorite free thumbnail site (thanks Civi).
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    I'm not sure I really have a favorite publisher/designer. If the measure is which publisher have I built the most kits, it would have to be either Maly Modelarz or JSC. I also have a soft spot in my heart (or is it in my head) for Watkins kits. This has to be tempered by my preferring a good challenge to redraw/re-engineer marginal or basket case kits into something that is at least presentable.
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    I'm not sure I really have a favorite publisher/designer. If the measure is which publisher have I built the most kits, it would have to be either Maly Modelarz or JSC. I also have a soft spot in my heart (or is it in my head) for Watkins kits. This has to be tempered by my preferring a good challenge to redraw/re-engineer marginal or basket case kits into something that is at least presentable.
  13. Mark_1984

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    I like 3D Paper. The kits are very good quality and go together well. They make a good selection of figurines, that I don't think are covered by any other manufacturer.
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    I like 3D Paper. The kits are very good quality and go together well. They make a good selection of figurines, that I don't think are covered by any other manufacturer.
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    Halinski :)
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    Halinski :)
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    Funnily enough, I have yet to buy a commercial kit, those I keep going back to, with quivering fingers are Halinski and GPM, but thats probably because of their subject matter
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    Funnily enough, I have yet to buy a commercial kit, those I keep going back to, with quivering fingers are Halinski and GPM, but thats probably because of their subject matter
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    GPM- Just the right amount of detail- I find Halinski OTT usually. I'm talking about the number of teeny parts and stuff I just don't care to build. Fly's newer kits are getting really good too.
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    GPM- Just the right amount of detail- I find Halinski OTT usually. I'm talking about the number of teeny parts and stuff I just don't care to build. Fly's newer kits are getting really good too.