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Recluse Viramor
Reikoku
IT Alliance
Posted - 2008.09.16 22:32:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Recluse Viramor on 16/09/2008 23:23:51

Here's a flickr album of the new Megathron model!

http://flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157607328905248/


Some photos from the album:

Megathron 1

Megathron 2

Megathron 3

Megathron 4

Megathron 5

Franga
NQX Innovations
Posted - 2008.09.16 22:36:00 - [2]
 

Are they worth it? Serious question.

Neesa Corrinne
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2008.09.16 22:40:00 - [3]
 

They come PRE BUILT???

It's not a model at all, if it comes pre built. It's just a paperweight.

How disappointing. Sad

Miss Arson
Posted - 2008.09.16 22:44:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Neesa Corrinne
They come PRE BUILT???

It's not a model at all, if it comes pre built. It's just a paperweight.

How disappointing. Sad



mmm nerd tears YARRRR!!

Arcon Telf
Gallente
N0 APOLOGY
Controlled Chaos
Posted - 2008.09.16 22:59:00 - [5]
 

Thanks for sharing these!

Neesa Corrinne
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2008.09.16 23:03:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Miss Arson
Originally by: Neesa Corrinne
They come PRE BUILT???

It's not a model at all, if it comes pre built. It's just a paperweight.

How disappointing. Sad



mmm nerd tears YARRRR!!


No, this is pure nerdrage dude. Get it right.

Haks'he Lirky
Durgarnir
Posted - 2008.09.16 23:06:00 - [7]
 

eerrrrr, no guns?

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2008.09.16 23:08:00 - [8]
 

I demand either a set of neutron or ion blasters in it.

Nyphur
Pillowsoft
Posted - 2008.09.16 23:10:00 - [9]
 

I'm surprisingly underwhelmed. I'd probably be more excited to see a Dominix or Thorax but I was really expecting these things to be stunning works of art for the amount they cost. I want to like these models, I really do. But for the price they're charging I somehow expected more. All the megathron pictures I've seen look kind of like plastic moulded toys that have been hand-finished.

Am I just being naive about the costs to produce a good model or do you think they're making a killing on these things?

Bellum Eternus
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2008.09.16 23:11:00 - [10]
 

TBH the paintjob is pretty disappointing. I would have liked to see one in gloss black and dark blue, or two tone gloss black/flat gray like they are in game.

Haks'he Lirky
Durgarnir
Posted - 2008.09.16 23:14:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Nyphur
I'm surprisingly underwhelmed. I'd probably be more excited to see a Dominix or Thorax but I was really expecting these things to be stunning works of art for the amount they cost. I want to like these models, I really do. But for the price they're charging I somehow expected more. All the megathron pictures I've seen look kind of like plastic moulded toys that have been hand-finished.

Am I just being naive about the costs to produce a good model or do you think they're making a killing on these things?


Check out prices for collector items for other games or movies, the quality is not much better either.

Nyphur
Pillowsoft
Posted - 2008.09.16 23:17:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Nyphur on 16/09/2008 23:18:20
Originally by: Bellum Eternus
TBH the paintjob is pretty disappointing. I would have liked to see one in gloss black and dark blue, or two tone gloss black/flat gray like they are in game.

That's what I was thinking, I'd have loved to see some more gloss and the contrast in the colouring is very poor. I'm sure it's technically correct based on the ship's actual highres texture but I could barely make out the green areas in most of the photos. As it is, the ship looks like it's made out of plastic (which I gather it is) instead of metal.

I'd love to know to know what Recluse Viramor thinks about the colour. Putting buyer's remorse aside, is the model everything you thought it would be?

Le Skunk
Low Sec Liberators
Chubby Chuppers Chubba Chups
Posted - 2008.09.16 23:18:00 - [13]
 

IF you buy these items you deserve all you receive

SKUNK

Recluse Viramor
Reikoku
IT Alliance
Posted - 2008.09.16 23:44:00 - [14]
 

The color in these photos appears to be quite blue with the lighting. It's actual color is actually somewhat similar to the gallente premium graphics model; with that dark aqua color along with the deep grays. Everything considered I'm quite happy with the model; its much heftier than I thought it would be and the level of detail is impressive, not to mention the quality which is nearly flawless. I attempted to capture some of detailed hand work in some of the photos.

Mea Lustra
Amarr
Toxic Tendencies
Posted - 2008.09.16 23:52:00 - [15]
 

Some of you want to have to build it from parts and some of you aren't happy with the coloring. Combine those two and see it as a base model that needs painting?

Empyre
Chaotic Balance
Posted - 2008.09.17 00:16:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Mea Lustra
Some of you want to have to build it from parts and some of you aren't happy with the coloring. Combine those two and see it as a base model that needs painting?


Stop trying to make sense and stuff. People are trying awful hard to be cynics here.

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2008.09.17 07:58:00 - [17]
 

Edited by: Tippia on 17/09/2008 08:06:11
Originally by: Neesa Corrinne
It's not a model at all, if it comes pre built.
It's still a model, just not a kit.

Also: WTF? No EXIF data? How are we supposed to make fun of your camera and lense choice if you don't provide any EXIF? Crying or Very sadMadRazz

Ethidium Bromide
Amarr
ZEALOT WARRIORS AGAINST TERRORISTS
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
Posted - 2008.09.17 08:13:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Empyre
Originally by: Mea Lustra
Some of you want to have to build it from parts and some of you aren't happy with the coloring. Combine those two and see it as a base model that needs painting?


Stop trying to make sense and stuff. People are trying awful hard to be cynics here.


first time in ages i could laugh before having my first coffee at workLaughing

Morrow Disca
Reikoku
Posted - 2008.09.17 10:19:00 - [19]
 

Edited by: Morrow Disca on 17/09/2008 10:20:29
Recluse, you have too much RL isk Razz

Beers are on you at the next BBQ Very Happy

Tiger313
313th Squadron
Posted - 2008.09.17 10:34:00 - [20]
 

The money they're charging for a model that size is pretty competitive with the prebuilt airplane models they sell at Luchtvaart Hobby Shop in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. But if I'm perfectly honest I would indeed have figured there'd be more metallic colours to them. Then again you can't really tell well by just looking at a couple of piccies. I do like the fact that the gaps between the plates are actually made as lines in the model, not on top of like on some model kits.

Hugh Ruka
Exploratio et Industria Morispatia
Posted - 2008.09.17 10:35:00 - [21]
 

depth of field and white balance problems ? :-)

I do not think the actual model is blue/gray ...

Winterblink
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2008.09.17 11:29:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Hugh Ruka
depth of field and white balance problems ? :-)

I do not think the actual model is blue/gray ...

It does seem EXTREMELY blue in those pics. Also, the base, isn't it supposed to be like, black? When I first saw these pics I was wondering if maybe the OP was shining a blue LED on it or something.

Edward Sarum
Amarr
Sarum Guard
Posted - 2008.09.17 11:36:00 - [23]
 

For the cost I was expecting a bit more detail level. Also the model has a very plastic look to it. I mean it looks nice and I would love to have the Amarr ship for my office but the cost is a bit steep for the quality of what you get. Get them down to $75 and we can talk.


Recluse Viramor
Reikoku
IT Alliance
Posted - 2008.09.17 12:16:00 - [24]
 

Edited by: Recluse Viramor on 17/09/2008 12:16:50
Originally by: Winterblink
Originally by: Hugh Ruka
depth of field and white balance problems ? :-)

I do not think the actual model is blue/gray ...

It does seem EXTREMELY blue in those pics. Also, the base, isn't it supposed to be like, black? When I first saw these pics I was wondering if maybe the OP was shining a blue LED on it or something.



A clear blue sky is shining on it from one window so that's where the blue is coming in from; the base is a solid matte black. I'll see if i can get some more pics with it a more neutral color setting.

Like I've mentioned, its actual color is quite similar to the base color of the new premium graphics megathron.

Winterblink
Body Count Inc.
Pandemic Legion
Posted - 2008.09.17 12:45:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Winterblink on 17/09/2008 13:00:58
Originally by: Recluse Viramor
A clear blue sky is shining on it from one window so that's where the blue is coming in from; the base is a solid matte black. I'll see if i can get some more pics with it a more neutral color setting.

Like I've mentioned, its actual color is quite similar to the base color of the new premium graphics megathron.

Yeah, that would explain it. Sounds like this baby really responds to mood lighting. Not entirely unlike the ships in the game, really.

Edit: blogged


Haverloth
Amarr
1st Praetorian Guard
Vigilia Valeria
Posted - 2008.09.17 13:11:00 - [26]
 

That looks pretty good, I have to say - the detail on the model looks extremely fine. Is it removable from the base?

I'm not so impressed with the paintjob, but that's where a little weathering and battle damage comes into play Twisted Evil

How long does it take to ship these out? I ordered my Apoc on Friday and I've still heard nothing Confused

Major PewPew
Garoun Investment Bank
Posted - 2008.09.17 13:18:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Franga
Are they worth it? Serious question.


I got mine last night, and as soon as i opened the box, I knew my 100 USD was spent wisely...very well done, every detail is perfect down to the lights. You won't be disappointed.

MotherMoon
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2008.09.17 13:25:00 - [28]
 

so everyone is basiclt buying the mega, and ingore the tempest.

:P

wonder if ccp saw this coming.

*goes to order a mega*

Taua Roqa
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2008.09.17 13:36:00 - [29]
 

for the cost i'd have expected a house in wales tbh.

Reven Cordelle
Caldari
Total Mayhem.
Cry Havoc.
Posted - 2008.09.17 13:45:00 - [30]
 

Looks alright but these things cost the equivalent of over $400 (About 200) for people in the UK.

I really cannot justify that at all for a plastic model, high quality or not. Not really the fault of the model, more or less the shipping and customs the UK has on anything worth over 10 coming into the country.

Taxes, Taxes Everywhere.


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