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Matchbox Nostalgia Campaign
sabredog
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Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 08:33 PM UTC
OK

sorry firstly to Jan regarding late posting of finished pics. My normal model pic camera is charging so I had to take pics using my everyday camera, a Canon SX120 IS.

Turned out pretty nicely even without the tripod.





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Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 06:02 PM UTC
Jan,
That was one helluva campaign! I'm sorry I missed it.
21 thread pages
Dozens of kits
100+ photos
And a pending feature article

But most importantly--it looks like all the participants had a blast!

Congrats! To Everyone!

Keith

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Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 12:11 PM UTC
Oh my, I could just imagine how much effort it took to go through all of those 100+ pics and do the edits / resizes! Hats off to you Matthew. Looking forward to that feature Jan!. Cheers -- Tat
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Posted: Saturday, July 10, 2010 - 07:33 AM UTC
AJ thanks for the offer but I believe that things are pretty well in hand.

For everyone else, the pictures are pretty much complete and they are quite something. We have taken them from both the official gallery and from these pages (119 of them). My deepest thanks to all the volunteers that have helped in numerous ways and especially to firstcircle (Matthew) for all his tireless work in sizing and captioning. What remains to be done is for myself and a couple of the volunteers to make sure that all the images are proper and correct. I have several drafts for the accompanying text and hope to complete that shortly. Thanks for your patience and I will post here if I have any further information.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, July 09, 2010 - 11:35 PM UTC
Oh boy! That´s a lot of work..
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Posted: Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 10:21 PM UTC
Hi Matthew
That is some list.

Shaun
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Posted: Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 11:24 AM UTC
Here is the list of the photos that have been selected, edited and captioned, aiming for the best three by each model maker of each kit. Sorry, I can't paste a proper table in here except as an image (and I couldn't be bothered!) so the list is a bit wobbly, but each line represents a photo; there's a couple where there's only two pix, and one with only one. If anyone thinks anything is missing, and can provide or point out further photos of things for which there aren't already three shown below, that would be great. If there are already three showing for a particular kit by an individual model maker then we don't need any more for their build of that kit. (Hope that's clear...

Callsign, Kit, PK#, Photo
CMOT70, Firefly, 71, 1
CMOT70, Firefly, 71, 2
CMOT70, Firefly, 71, 3
Maxiplus, Firefly, 71, 1
Maxiplus, Firefly, 71, 2
Maxiplus, Firefly, 71, 3
dutchboyinohio , Comet, 72, 1
dutchboyinohio , Comet, 72, 2
dutchboyinohio , Comet, 72, 3
phantom_phanatic309, Comet, 72, 1
phantom_phanatic309, Comet, 72, 2
phantom_phanatic309, Comet, 72, 3
Maxiplus, Panther, 73, 1
Maxiplus, Panther, 73, 2
Maxiplus, Panther, 73, 3
minas-ithil, PzKpfw III, 74, 1
minas-ithil, PzKpfw III, 74, 2
minas-ithil, PzKpfw III, 74, 3
Braille, Humber , 75, 1
Braille, Humber , 75, 2
Braille, Humber , 75, 3
FirstCircle, Puma, 76, 1
FirstCircle, Puma, 76, 2
FirstCircle, Puma, 76, 3
madmax5510, Puma, 76, 1
madmax5510, Puma, 76, 2
madmax5510, Puma, 76, 3
SGTJKJ, Puma, 76, 1
SGTJKJ, Puma, 76, 2
SGTJKJ, Puma, 76, 3
Maxiplus, Puma, 76, 1
Maxiplus, Puma, 76, 2
Maxiplus, Puma, 76, 3
madmax5510, Wespe, 77, 1
madmax5510, Wespe, 77, 2
madmax5510, Wespe, 77, 3
Maxiplus, Wespe, 77, 1
Maxiplus, Wespe, 77, 2
Maxiplus, Wespe, 77, 3
eMan, M16, 78, 1
eMan, M16, 78, 2
eMan, M16, 78, 3
CMOT70, Chaffee, 79, 1
CMOT70, Chaffee, 79, 2
CMOT70, Chaffee, 79, 3
Firefly74, Chaffee, 79, 1
Firefly74, Chaffee, 79, 2
Firefly74, Chaffee, 79, 3
muttley, Chaffee, 79, 1
muttley, Chaffee, 79, 2
muttley, Chaffee, 79, 3
tatbaqui, Jagdpanther, 80, 1
tatbaqui, Jagdpanther, 80, 2
tatbaqui, Jagdpanther, 80, 3
Technocrat, Jagdpanther, 80, 1
Technocrat, Jagdpanther, 80, 2
greywolf, T34, 82, 1
greywolf, T34, 82, 2
greywolf, T34, 82, 3
gwyndaffandy, T34, 82, 1
gwyndaffandy, T34, 82, 2
gwyndaffandy, T34, 82, 3
LittleFirstCircle, T34, 82, 1
LittleFirstCircle, T34, 82, 2
LittleFirstCircle, T34, 82, 3
Maxiplus, Hanomag, 83, 1
Maxiplus, Hanomag, 83, 2
Technocrat, Hanomag, 83, 1
Maxiplus, Stuart, 84, 1
Maxiplus, Stuart, 84, 2
Maxiplus, Stuart, 84, 3
tread_geek, M40, 86, 1
tread_geek, M40, 86, 2
tread_geek, M40, 86, 3
FirstCircle, Panzerjager, 87, 1
FirstCircle, Panzerjager, 87, 2
FirstCircle, Panzerjager, 87, 3
Maxiplus, Panzerjager, 87, 1
Maxiplus, Panzerjager, 87, 2
Maxiplus, Panzerjager, 87, 3
tatbaqui, Panzerjager, 87, 1
tatbaqui, Panzerjager, 87, 2
tatbaqui, Panzerjager, 87, 3
madmax5510, Protz, 88, 1
madmax5510, Protz, 88, 2
madmax5510, Protz, 88, 3
manicmodeler , Priest , 89, 1
manicmodeler , Priest , 89, 2
manicmodeler , Priest , 89, 3
FirstCircle, SdKfz11, 171, 1
FirstCircle, SdKfz11, 171, 2
FirstCircle, SdKfz11, 171, 3
FirstCircle, MorrisC8 Jeep, 172, 1
FirstCircle, MorrisC8 Jeep, 172, 2
FirstCircle, MorrisC8 Jeep, 172, 3
NWBrit, Montys Caravan, 175, 1
NWBrit, Montys Caravan, 175, 2
casualmodeler, Char et Renault, 176, 1
casualmodeler, Char et Renault, 176, 2
casualmodeler, Char et Renault, 176, 3
Technocrat, Char et Renault, 176, 1
Technocrat, Char et Renault, 176, 2
Technocrat, Char et Renault, 176, 3
Torchy, Char et Renault, 176, 1
Torchy, Char et Renault, 176, 2
Torchy, Char et Renault, 176, 3
Dangeroo, Churchill AVRE, 177, 1
Dangeroo, Churchill AVRE, 177, 2
Dangeroo, Churchill AVRE, 177, 3
muddyfields, Churchill AVRE, 177, 1
muddyfields, Churchill AVRE, 177, 2
muddyfields, Churchill AVRE, 177, 3
smartin, Churchill AVRE, 177, 1
smartin, Churchill AVRE, 177, 2
smartin, Churchill AVRE, 177, 3
weathering_one, Challenger, 178, 1
weathering_one, Challenger, 178, 2
weathering_one, Challenger, 178, 3


weathering_one
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Posted: Thursday, July 08, 2010 - 07:19 AM UTC
Just wondering how the feature is coming along. Is there anything I can do to help?

Regards,
AJ
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Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 03:49 AM UTC
AJ, Marc and Tim, thank you for your submissions and continued interest.

If anyone who was a member of the campaign and did any other builds of Matchbox kits between Jan. 15/10 and June 15/10 could you please post them in this thread.

As an example, I recall that someone did a Panzer II and showed a picture somewhere in this thread. I and others have been through the posts but with over 600 of them on 21 pages we can't seem to find them.

Edit: I should have looked at Technocrats gallery as he has a Panzer II there.

Tim, could you upload two more pictures of your Panzer II to this thread. If you are concerned about using up your Armorama gallery space I can PM you information on an alternate gallery to upload them.

Thanks,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, July 04, 2010 - 03:18 AM UTC
Hi all.
Haven't looked at the campaign for a while, but very happy to see it has been such a success! If i've read this correctly you need postings of some photos into the message so that you can use them - hope I've got this right.
Anyhow, photos follow.....





The M7 (which was built before the campaign started):




Hope this helps! And thanks for a great opportunity to do some building of these delightful little kits.

Cheers
Tim
Removed by original poster on 07/04/10 - 14:25:29 (GMT).
greywolf
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Posted: Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 01:46 PM UTC
Hi Jan, here's the missing pic you need, sorry it took so long

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Posted: Thursday, July 01, 2010 - 03:47 AM UTC
Jan, I got your PM and have uploaded larger pictures of my Challenger to your gallery. This was a great campaign and I can't wait to see the feature.

Regards,
AJ
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Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 04:02 AM UTC
[quote]Two additional photos.

Thank you very much eMan. That's one step closer to we get to getting the Feature together.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 03:49 AM UTC
Two additional photos.



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Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010 - 04:53 PM UTC
@AJB - Thanks and I'll get back to you on that. I'm trying to set up a way that those that should repost pictures can do that securely and easily.

@Stephen - If I recall, your pictures were not an issue but I will get back to you on this point. A Feature was not originally part of the campaign plan so at the moment we are a little overwhelmed with the work load and all the positive responses.

We are slogging away at this and I'll keep this group updated. All your builds are too great not to share.

Thanks,
Jan
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Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010 - 01:01 PM UTC
How are my pics, do they need resizing? No problem if they do.
weathering_one
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Posted: Monday, June 28, 2010 - 12:17 PM UTC
Jan, I have those bigger pictures. Do you want me to place them here or can I send them somewhere? I'd really prefer not to use my Armorama gallery space as I used quite a bit with the Challenger build.

Thanks,
AJ
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Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 02:57 PM UTC
Thank you, Tat. I will get back to you either here or via PM. We would appreciate larger images and we are working on a way for all to submit them without taking up your Armorama space. If you will give me a day or two I'll let you know what we need and how/where to deposit or send it. We're still working on various details but will keep you and this group informed. Bottom line, we desire for this campaign and it's feature to "ROCK".

Thanks,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 02:13 PM UTC
Hi Jan,

Pics that I post on the site are at 640 x 480. Seems big enough for me. Let me know though if I still need to put it up at the minimum 600 x 800.

Cheers,

Tat
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Posted: Sunday, June 27, 2010 - 06:27 AM UTC
@Gary - I guess that I'm kind of lucky as I have a small team of volunteers that are assisting in the project. We are also fortunate in having some fairly sophisticated software that can make some of the more repetitious aspects automated. What the programmes can't do I can write a script in Automator to help out. We've pulled pictures from this thread because in several cases the ones appearing here are larger than the ones people posted in the gallery. I too will direct people to this thread to see all the great in progress stuff.

@Eddy - The Humber looks positively fantastic. I really like all the little added touches you did to it. As for your feature format suggestion, I thank you for your input as it helps the creative wheels turn in different directions. We'll have to experiment and see what can be automated and doable. Some of the images that we have already done don't leave a lot of space for much extras and we don't want to distract from the actual model. Thinking is a large part of this process. And that's why fresh ideas are always appreciated.

Cheers,
Jan

EDIT - Eddy, the chart above has been changed to reflect your added images.
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Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 11:45 PM UTC
I am keeping my feature's photos as simple as possible (I don't even have the "by" in the text). The problem with doing fancy things is it can become grueling when you have to do it to 80+ images.
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Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 08:07 PM UTC
Jan,

I have placed two more photos in the Campaign gallery per your request. You'll notice a color change on the base as I have added a filter wash to give some depth to the details. Slowly making progress on the painting.



Quoted Text

I've used one of Stefan's submissions to create a prototype of how each image will appear in the Feature. This is not cast in stone and all comments and suggestions are welcome.



Thanks,
Jan



And below is a concept Campaign photo . . . just tossing around an idea? I think it looks somewhat Revellish.



-Eddy
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Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 06:16 PM UTC
One of the things I'm doing to make the work load easier in my feature is to exclude thread photos, except if the builder didn't upload into the campaign gallery. In the text I will have a link to the campaign thread so people have the option of seeing the campaign as it progressed and seeing some of those awesome in-progress photos.
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Posted: Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 07:27 AM UTC
And this thread just keeps on truckin.

@Tat - Thanks again for your offer and who knows what might pop up in the near future.

As everyone can imagine there's no quick solution to getting this feature together. With 111 photos in the official gallery and scores of others from extra builds in the campaign thread this has myself and other volunteers hopping. To give you an example, the last campaign that was turned into a feature had but 108 photos. I think that in this area we may be going for some kind of record.

At some point myself or someone may be PMing some people to see about getting some additional pictures. But for the time being I have prepared this chart that indicated who definitely needs to send us more images.

You don't need to put them in the official gallery. If you post them in this thread we will grab them. Once that is done we'll let you know that we have them. Here's the list:



As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

Cheers,
Jan