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Matilda Mk III/IV Interior
c5flies
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Posted: Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 06:47 AM UTC
Alan McNeilly provides a review of the Matilda Mk III/IV Interior Detail Set from Inside The Armour, a multimedia kit for the 1/35 Tamiya Matilda.

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Thanks!
AlanL
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Posted: Monday, August 23, 2010 - 10:11 AM UTC
'WOT' No Matilda fans out there or is everyone on holiday?

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 07:00 AM UTC
Not exactly on topic but just how popular is instructions on CD or DVD. Do many modelers have a computer, or TV/DVD player on their workbench? I don't. It takes up too much space and I don't want to make it messy.
AlanL
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Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 10:00 AM UTC
Fair Point, but providing you have a printer you could print them off, I did.

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 10:12 AM UTC
I have to say, I was not sure about putting them on CD when I first tried it on the recommendation of others, but it has proved to be highly successful and I've had a lot of postive feedback from reviews and customers alike. So many in fact that I opened all existing kits with paper instructions, removed them and replaced them with CDs

Of course they are not for everyone, I appreciate that, but without being able to put a cd into this release I could not have included the 30 plus very high resolution photoreference shots provided by Chris Hughes, and I though that they added something to the kit that was very much worth having, and that I have not seen anyone else do

If customers have a real problem with the CD in their kit, I am always happy to hear from them and to provide solutions
AlanL
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Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 11:55 AM UTC
Hi Chris,

The Walkabout is an ACE addition to the kit, very cool, a really useful resource.

Al
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Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 12:31 PM UTC
Hey Chris

Let me first say, that I'm going to be picking one of these sets up!

Just thinking out loud for the sake of discussion, would it be possible to supply paper instructions to customers who request them? This of course would be for those individuals who fall under the category mentioned above. Is this something that you would entertain on a case by case basis?

I personally like the idea of having the instructions and reference material on a CD... I find it harder to lose a CD compared to instructions... By that's just me... but I do work off of paper instructions so I'll be printing them off during my build... whenever I get to it.... HAHA!!
ChrisDM
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Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 01:03 PM UTC
I can provide paper instructions, but at a small additional cost (basically to cover printing and postage)

The other benefit with the CD is you can back it up onto your hard drive. Not so easy to lose

I won't have the ability to provide the walkaround on all my kits, as it depends on access to the right vehicles, but it is certainly something I would like to do for every kit, so they will be included where I can