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Old 07-15-2017, 01:45 PM
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Rivet count P3 Spyder:

Exterior aprox 640

Interior pe panels and dash aprox 420
coupe has more :-) but its not the point..
Number of parts have nothing to do with the quality of a model..
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Old 07-15-2017, 01:55 PM
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coupe has more :-) but its not the point..
Number of parts have nothing to do with the quality of a model..
Never said it was However my client wanted to know and it came up here as well so I counted them. It's sort of odd the coupe would have nearly twice as many but it is what it is.


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In respect to 3D printing I agree...it tends to take away the hand crafted art, however it still requires a good artist at the helm [unless they choose to scan the real car].

Not a big fan myself but it has it's place.
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Peter, you are one of the pro's in this line of work, and I am in no position to critizise

There is a lot of discussion about paint, gloss, detailling and everything else that comes with building. Nowadays a lot is made using 3d printing, a blessing, but also a shame.. the artform of modelmaking is disapearing.

I am very interested in the build of the P3 spyder, just to see how your approach will be.
I have no doubt it will be a fantastic piece, the kit in itself is a work of art.
A good piece shows the name of its builder, and there it is... "thats why I am not a fan of amalgam.." But before opening another "can of worms" that a personal preference..

Amalgam is like bbr, and is another factory that makes perfect models without a personality..

Amalgam, please start selling kits!!! I will be the first buying them.
I think some Amalgam model added weathering effect which added another dimension ( if not personality) to appreciate. E.g. Amalgam 1/8 Jaguar D-type long nose
I think parts count does mean something when compare different models within a brand undercsame scake. Of course parts count might not be directly proportionate to the overall quality of the model - e.g. Cmc models famous for its parts count and complexity but not too good at the stance, accuracy in scale/ proportions in general.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:06 AM
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Just to clarify a few points, we don't use 3D printing in our model making process.

We have made kits in the past. Maybe it's something we can think about again in the future if there's a demand for it?
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:52 AM
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Thanks for the reply
But I was hoping you would also comments on your recent claims about parts count updated on models in the official website. Is this something that planned for the future ? ( as I could only find the hours to make one )
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:57 PM
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Just to clarify a few points, we don't use 3D printing in our model making process.

We have made kits in the past. Maybe it's something we can think about again in the future if there's a demand for it?
Isn't the master made in 3d printing?

Kits would be awesome!
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Old 07-17-2017, 10:05 PM
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I would consider purchasing a kit. But please, as with all of your products, take a look at what is currently being offered by other manufacturers (BBR, MFH, Exoto, CMC, etc.) and think about how Amalgam can differentiate itself in this space. Yes with quality but also in the models you select to reproduce.

I like the P3/4 as much as the next guy. But do we need yet another one?

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Old 07-18-2017, 06:21 AM
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Isn't the master made in 3d printing?

Kits would be awesome!
We use 3D scanning or 3D CAD data but we don't use 3D printing in the making process.

I will feedback to the team regarding the demand for kits. Thank you.
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Old 07-18-2017, 06:25 AM
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The last time kits were offered they were 75% of the fully built replicas.
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The last time kits were offered they were 75% of the fully built replicas.

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What would make them less interesting.... ;-)
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The last time kits were offered they were 75% of the fully built replicas.
Yes, they will need to lower their kit prices if they want to sell any. Should be inline with Hiro kits or it won't even be worth trying.
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Yes, they will need to lower their kit prices if they want to sell any. Should be inline with Hiro kits or it won't even be worth trying.
If they were to offer any kits again, I would definitely not expect them to drop their kit prices to be even close to Hiro prices.
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