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Matchbox Nostalgia Campaign
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Posted: Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 06:02 AM UTC
To all participants in this campaign,

Congratulations and stand up and take a bow. Your efforts and works are now on display for the masses to enjoy. The feature is up and you may find it HERE

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Friday, July 30, 2010 - 04:47 AM UTC
Tat and Michael your sentiments are most appreciated. The success of this campaign was as much made possible by the enthusiasm and participation of it's members.

Thanks,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 04:42 PM UTC
A well run campaign needs a good leader. Thanks Jan!
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Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 03:13 PM UTC

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Just an update: I have submitted the Matchbox Nostalgia Campaign Feature to Armorama just a few minutes ago. It is now in the hands of those that handle these things. Thanks to all the successful builders that made this campaign a great and memorable one.

Cheers,
Jan



- to our everl-tireless campaign leader. looking forward to the feature Jan, and to the future campaigns you have in mind. All the best - - Tat
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Posted: Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 04:47 AM UTC
Just an update: I have submitted the Matchbox Nostalgia Campaign Feature to Armorama just a few minutes ago. It is now in the hands of those that handle these things. Thanks to all the successful builders that made this campaign a great and memorable one.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 - 09:25 AM UTC

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Hey Jan,

I can start a thread for the new campaign if you want, no problem. I would just prefer not running it as I have two on the go soon and you did such a good job with it!



Thanks Stefan but I guess I'll allow myself to be "press-ganged" into starting it once I come up with a few ideas.


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The feature looks great and thanks again for letting me preview it.



And thanks for your assistance with it's creation. The spirit of this campaign was really something and I wish to thank all the others that have assisted during it.

@All - The feature is 99% ready and I hope to have it submitted shortly. That way all the successful participants can bask in the notoriety of seeing their callsigns in lights (so to speak).

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 08:38 PM UTC

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Michael, your input is appreciated and shall be noted. However, I have been just short of barraged about an Airfix-76 campaign (can't someone else suggest and run a campaign)? As I mention in an earlier post, shouldn't we launch a new thread on this subject.

As far as the Feature is concerned, thanks to firstcircle (and his tireless assistance) the pictures are complete and organized. I have all but finished the text for the thing and am waiting for critique from my copy editor volunteers before I submit anything.

TEASER: Would those that frequent this thread like a preview? I might be predisposed to do that if enough interest is generated.

Cheers,
Jan 76



Hey Jan,

I can start a thread for the new campaign if you want, no problem. I would just prefer not running it as I have two on the go soon and you did such a good job with it!

The feature looks great and thanks again for letting me preview it.

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 12:24 PM UTC

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Michael, your input is appreciated and shall be noted. However, I have been just short of barraged about an Airfix-76 campaign (can't someone else suggest and run a campaign)? As I mention in an earlier post, shouldn't we launch a new thread on this subject.



I agree. New campaign ideas should be in their own thread.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 - 11:22 AM UTC
Michael, your input is appreciated and shall be noted. However, I have been just short of barraged about an Airfix-76 campaign (can't someone else suggest and run a campaign)? As I mention in an earlier post, shouldn't we launch a new thread on this subject.

As far as the Feature is concerned, thanks to firstcircle (and his tireless assistance) the pictures are complete and organized. I have all but finished the text for the thing and am waiting for critique from my copy editor volunteers before I submit anything.

TEASER: Would those that frequent this thread like a preview? I might be predisposed to do that if enough interest is generated.

Cheers,
Jan 76
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Posted: Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 04:16 PM UTC
Might I suggest a Hasegawa campaign. Plenty of obscure, dusty and almost forgotten Hasegawa 1:72 kits in stashes...
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Posted: Friday, July 23, 2010 - 04:44 PM UTC
Thank you, Matthew. I somewhat figured that for a nine second vid you'd require around 9X30 = 270 or so frames. I still think the idea of a feature is viable but, do we really want to share all our secrets.

I just submitted my latest review and am polishing up the MNC feature. After that we might distract ourselves with arranging another and somewhat similar campaign.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 09:46 AM UTC
I agree that now it's looks all jumpy and scratched like an old movie, and has that lens flare effect, your imagination takes over and you almost think you can see the tracks turning... funny the way they clunk up onto the Matchbox base and then drop off it again.

It's 225 still photos. It was when compressing photos in a batch with PaintShopPro I realised I could use it to make a large quantity of photos small enough to be stills for a movie, so it only took a few mins to get them down to around 100kb per photo, then imported into Animation Shop (comes with PSP) which joined them together into an .avi, and compressed it further. Then imported into Ulead Video Studio for the visual effects and the audio, and saved as a .wmv, as that gave the best compression, just 750kb. The music is from a site that does fee-free and copyright-free classical mp3s, called musopen.com.

Have to point out that there are some hilarious stop motion movies on YouTube with plastic toy soldiers and tanks, complete with cotton wool smoke and melting heads - none of them what you might call "realistic" though.



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Posted: Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 05:30 AM UTC
@AJB - Glad you like these little extras. As far as the Feature goes, you'll just have to be patient.

@firstcircle - Positively fabulous, Matthew. I swear that I can almost make out the treads moving! Did you use a series of stills to make the video or a camcorder? If I may be so bold, you could do a feature article on the process you used to make the production.

Cheers,
tread_geek
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Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 09:35 PM UTC
I like it!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 - 11:30 AM UTC
Once again tread_geek and Matchbox inspire: appearance of LittleFirstCircle's T-34 in movie, followed by a non-Matchbox back up SU-122. These are the only ones not glued to the base, you see. Managed to find appropriate non-copyright music as well.


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Posted: Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 08:17 AM UTC
Jan, you guys are just too amazing. That video is sooo cool. Can't wait to see what the feature is like.

Regards,
AJ
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Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010 - 02:53 PM UTC
Thank you Tim for your comments and the picture. If possible, could you post two more here for the featue?

Thanks,
Jan
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Posted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 - 02:02 AM UTC
HI Jan
Thanks for the movie, loved it!
But never mind a follow on campaign sureley the next step aftey you built the model and you saw the movie is to get the T shirt!
Sorry I get to armorama so infrequently it takes me ages to respond to stuff, but I think you wanted a piccie of my panzerII...


Thanks again for a great camapign and a superb introduction to the fun of campaigns for me personally.

Tim
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Posted: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 11:00 AM UTC

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1/76 Airfix Superdetail
Anything 1/76 (1/76 Forever)
Braille Busters/Builders -anything 1/72 or smaller.
Matchbox Superdetail or Son Of Matchbox Nostalgia



What is Son of MBN?

Airfix seems good from the availability point of view. But later...
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Posted: Monday, July 12, 2010 - 07:17 AM UTC
@sabredog - Michael, the pictures are just fine and I uploaded them to our "working" gallery. They are now in firstcircle's talented hands for formatting.


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Jan, nice vid! Where's the music from? Reminds me of a computer game or something.



Stefan, to keep things small I reduced the resolution and colour depth. I didn't want to spoil the effect of the Feature so I purposely sped things up so you get a taste but not a full effect. I used Apple's iLife software to create the video and it comes with quite a selection of sound effects and royalty free music snippets. The air raid siren is followed by one called "Medal Ceremony" and the last bit is called "Vintage News."


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So yeah, what's the follow on? Airfix Superdetail campaign? Fujimi would be cool but they're a bit hard to find (same goes for the Hasegawa I think).



I still haven't finished with this campaign and you are about the fifteenth individual to bring up a follow on campaign. I really think that a discussion of that should receive it's own thread in this forum. However, it's not like I haven't given the idea some thought. I'll break my above rule and mention that the top running proposals at this point are:

1/76 Airfix Superdetail
Anything 1/76 (1/76 Forever)
Braille Busters/Builders -anything 1/72 or smaller.
Matchbox Superdetail or Son Of Matchbox Nostalgia

Once everything pertaining to this campaign is complete I'll launch a thread for proposals. In the mean time I have to stay focussed.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 07:53 PM UTC
Michael, the M40 looks great! Good job!

Jan, nice vid! Where's the music from? Reminds me of a computer game or something.

So yeah, what's the follow on? Airfix Superdetail campaign? Fujimi would be cool but they're a bit hard to find (same goes for the Hasegawa I think).

Cheers!
Stefan
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Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 03:55 PM UTC
Jan

Excellent work on that vid

I hope those pics I posted are adequate.

The question is; do we dare do another kit specific GB....

Hasegawa anyone?
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Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 02:25 PM UTC
Thanks for commenting on the teaser, Keith. Unfortunately, not all the people here have the necessary plugins. So I have broken down and got a Youtube account. Hope this works.

Let me try this:



It isn't the best and wasn't meant to be but...Hope you all get a laugh.

Cheers,
tread_geek

Edit: The pictures for the Feature are much, much better. This is just a preview.
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Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 10:21 AM UTC

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I've put together a tacky little movie to give everyone here a inkling of what's been done so far. I've never tried to embed a movie in these pages so if it doesn't work....

Click here to watch my movie!



Fingers crossed,
Jan



That's too funny!

Great teaser trailer, now when does the full length feature hit the theaters?

AND--the big question is--will there be a sequel?
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Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 09:04 AM UTC

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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



Thanks Keith, sorry you had to pas on this one but there's always next time. IT's turned out to be quite the campaign.

@sabredog - Well, it's about time Michael. At least we can now complete the feature; providing nothing else goes wrong.

I've put together a tacky little movie to give everyone here a inkling of what's been done so far. I've never tried to embed a movie in these pages so if it doesn't work....

Click here to watch my movie!



Fingers crossed,
Jan