TMR 10th Anniversary RSD Model Kit by Gin & Apathy

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TMR 10th Anniversary RSD Model Kit by Gin & Apathy

Post by anonymousbrunette » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:19 pm

Gin & Apathy at it again with an 11th hour RSD present to honor TMR's 10 years as a brick & mortar. Now available in bamboo.
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Looks as though the Vimeo tags on Swirl are kaput but you can find a clever animation here: https://vimeo.com/330029293

More photos and possibly a few extra for sale here: http://ginandapathy.com/custom

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Re: TMR 10th Anniversary RSD Model Kit by Gin & Apathy

Post by Jamie » Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:27 pm

I ordered these, plus I already own the Hotel Yorba set. They're not cheap, but I'm a sucker for crafts and they're really well made.

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Post by anonymousbrunette » Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:43 am

Yeah, he’s a stickler for the deets. Looks like he’s running a contest to give away two kits over the next 44 hours or so.

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Post by Jamie » Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:30 pm

Mine arrived today and I've got to say I'm actually disappointed. There's far fewer parts, so it's less fun to build than Hotel Yorba was, plus there's no display base included despite there being one pictured in every image of the kit on their website. Feels a little misleading.

The Nashville store is also a little flimsy with the front panel especially being held on with very little. The bottom panels can be pulled away very easily as they're only supported at the top. This on top of the fact that it was more expensive than the Hotel Yorba set ultimately leaves me pretty disappointed, as I had higher expectations.

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Post by coldsoup » Wed May 15, 2019 2:56 pm

Jamie wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:30 pm
Mine arrived today and I've got to say I'm actually disappointed. There's far fewer parts, so it's less fun to build than Hotel Yorba was, plus there's no display base included despite there being one pictured in every image of the kit on their website. Feels a little misleading.

The Nashville store is also a little flimsy with the front panel especially being held on with very little. The bottom panels can be pulled away very easily as they're only supported at the top. This on top of the fact that it was more expensive than the Hotel Yorba set ultimately leaves me pretty disappointed, as I had higher expectations.
Good feedback, sorry you were disappointed. I'm a bit limited by the buildings themselves each time, in the case of this commission the shops are just rectangles, I can't make them more than they are. And you'll notice, while the number of pieces is lower, it took up more bamboo. So more materials, more cutting, larger packaging. All adds up. Despite that I suspect I lost money on them. Making kit models by hand yourself is probably about as financially sensible as running an independent record label. i.e. not in the least. But it's probably the same amount of fun. As for the panels being loose, as it says, natural materials are irregular, but glue fixes all troubles pretty efficiently. I probably sound 'defensive', but I'm going for 'explanatory'. It's good to hear criticisms. And to show there's no hard feelings I'll make you a base and ship it to you.
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Post by Jamie » Thu May 16, 2019 12:21 pm

No need, it's all good. I'm happy to support projects like this because as I said, I'm a big fan of the craft-style merch (these, the nesting dolls etc) and I recognise that most of my criticisms were due to the subject matter rather than any bad design choices, plus I appreciate the amount of skill and effort put into producing things like this. I was just venting my disappointment at the time, mostly caused by my high levels of anticipation for them after building the Yorba set but, as you say, that's a far more interesting building so you had much more to work with.

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Post by coldsoup » Fri May 17, 2019 11:23 pm

Jamie wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 12:21 pm
No need, it's all good. I'm happy to support projects like this because as I said, I'm a big fan of the craft-style merch (these, the nesting dolls etc) and I recognise that most of my criticisms were due to the subject matter rather than any bad design choices, plus I appreciate the amount of skill and effort put into producing things like this. I was just venting my disappointment at the time, mostly caused by my high levels of anticipation for them after building the Yorba set but, as you say, that's a far more interesting building so you had much more to work with.
No really I'd like to send you one, I think I might send all the web orders I had a base. A few of the things you mentioned I can't control (I forgot to also say that Melbourne is about the most expensive place on the planet to live, a pint costs $16, so they're relatively well priced by our standards) but the fact the base was in photos and not in the kit is something I could have done something about. I just didn't notice to be honest, those were the Third Man display pics and I never shot any others for myself. It all happened quite fast.
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