login   |    register
Armor/AFV
For all military ground-force modelling subjects.
REVIEW
Dealing with Photoetch
Mario_HR
Visit this Community
Croatia Hrvatska
Member Since: June 28, 2006
entire network: 376 Posts
KitMaker Network: 19 Posts
Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 06:50 AM UTC
Jim Rae reviews a DVD covering one of the most perplexing areas of modeling - photoetch. "Dealing with Photoetch" is the first production of a New company, Wilder.

Link to Item



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Braille
#135
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: August 05, 2007
entire network: 1,462 Posts
KitMaker Network: 4 Posts
Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 08:03 AM UTC
Excellent review! Followed the link at the top of the page to the Wilder web site and send him an email message to obtain a copy of this DVD.

~ Eddy
jimbrae
Visit this Community
Provincia de Lugo, Spain / Espaņa
Member Since: April 23, 2003
entire network: 12,925 Posts
KitMaker Network: 2,060 Posts
Posted: Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 08:49 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Followed the link at the top of the page to the Wilder web site and send him an email message to obtain a copy of this DVD.

~ Eddy



Now, I hope you mentioned Armorama!

Funny thing with this Review is that i've never been so nervous before as I was with this, due, in no small part to the catfight which broke out when I ran the News Report a few weeks ago.

Another aspect to all this, is the risk in alienating less-experienced models when we talk of buying expensive 'gizmos' . Adam shows that you don't need a huge tools budget to start working succesfully with PE - to my mind one of the real keypoints of the DVD...
Braille
#135
Visit this Community
California, United States
Member Since: August 05, 2007
entire network: 1,462 Posts
KitMaker Network: 4 Posts
Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 05:35 PM UTC
@jimbrae - Jim,

I did make mention of the upcoming Panther Campaign here at Armorama for which I've gathered photo-etched sets for my build!

I surly could use all the help I can get and your review of the DVD scored heavily both in that department and the budget aspect of using simple tools to get the job done. The techniques and basics being a key factor for me in obtaining positive results with this medium.

I'm sure there is a learning curve to be able to achieve a good result but this is what this DVD and website are all about. Adam Wilder is a master modeler and has honed his skills far more than most of us here have and is willing to make what he knows available to any of us if we choose.

Personally I have yet to be disappointed with the few videos featuring his work that I own and I'm sure I won't be disappointed this time either. For what I believe would almost be the price of a one production run Cyber-Hobby kit I get to learn how to best use the equally priced after market photo-etched set(s). I'm in!

~Eddy
Hisham
Visit this Community
Al Qahirah, Egypt / لعربية
Member Since: July 23, 2004
entire network: 6,856 Posts
KitMaker Network: 276 Posts
Posted: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:32 PM UTC
I just got mine this morning and I watched a good part of it... and all I can say is that if you're like me.. and have very little experience with PE and absolutely no experience with soldering.. then I strongly recommend this DVD for you.... Extremely nice, clear picture.. very clear explanation.. and of course, like I said before, seeing it done with such clarity makes all the difference.

Hisham
metooshelah
#011
Visit this Community
Jerusalem, Israel
Member Since: February 06, 2009
entire network: 1,505 Posts
KitMaker Network: 195 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 09:39 AM UTC
oh, thanks for reviewing! this DVD will definitely find it's way to my workbench. I've been reading a lot about PE techniques - in attempt to better my skills in this field. hopefully this DVD will be a good step in that way
Battleship_Al
Visit this Community
Washington, United States
Member Since: October 25, 2009
entire network: 133 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 09:54 AM UTC
Thanks for the great review. I just ordered my copy today. Looks like it will be very helpful as I have put some kits on hold until I learn more about PE and do some smaller projects.
vonHengest
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Member Since: June 29, 2010
entire network: 5,854 Posts
KitMaker Network: 91 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 03:25 PM UTC
I like the short Youtube clip. I can use any good help I can get when it comes to PE.