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Old 01-30-2013, 11:22 AM   #6
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Not only that .. but when modifications or straying from design - many are personal ideas and may be unnecessary. They can hide a design fault or bring in others that a newcomer would miss.

But I admit I overstepped the mark as I compared a 'magazine' review situation with a forum personal review ..

The silly bit is that mag reviews are usually carried out by modellers NOT employed staff of the publication ... they were guys 'on call' to build and fly ... I know of one guy personally who did it for one of the Brit mags ... his payment was to keep the model !! You'd think he was given everything to complete ... motor, fuel etc. ? Nope ! Only the kit was supplied. Everything else came from his spares box ...

Funny enough - I beat him at the Southern Area Scale Championship one year !!

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