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A visit to Signifer
TedMamere
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2006 - 05:15 AM UTC


Amongst the Short Run and Resin manufacturers which are producing some of the most original and detailed kits, there is Signifer. This summer, I was given the opportunity to make a visit to M. Meissonier and take a look behind the scenes.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2006 - 03:15 PM UTC
Jean _ Luc Thanks for bringing this to the light of day, very informative. I am familiar with resin casting and know Eric Hight from Copper State Models. I swear I have heard him make identical comments on the very same subject. It seems smalll business' like resin companies all face the same problems.
alpha_tango
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2006 - 04:44 PM UTC
Hi John-Luck

Great read ... i like such stories!

Some notes: Could you please change the bottom nav bar ...the numbers of the following sites are hardly visible. .... I saw Stephens comment and thought "what tthe heck he is talking about" .. I had to search a moment to find where I had to click ... that maybe does not speak for myself, so if I am the only one who gets fooled from time to time .. it is maybe lack of intelligence ...

If you look for a subcontractor ... better do not give it to eastern companies, at least make sure you have a contract that assures your intellectual property ... I wonder how Jules Bringuier, Mr. Classic Airframes, protects his rights ... this is from experience (luckily not my own but from a friend) and is not aimed against anyone here .. In one of the cases I know the model was faster out under another label than the customer got the parts he had ordered (and he was providing all the research and so on)

cheers

Steffen
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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2006 - 05:08 PM UTC
Greetings Jean-Luc:

A very interesting article, a good read, and well written. Thanks for taking
the time to present it.
TedMamere
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 03:44 PM UTC
Hi all!

Thanks for your kind comments!

Yes, the modelling business is a jungle. Sometimes one can live peacefully in it and sometimes one is eaten by predators. Always keep in mind, when complaining about the price of a resin kit, all the work involved in designing and production...

Steffen, unfortunately I can't change the bottom nav bar. You must ask the Big Boss for that!

If you have any contacts with small (or big) manufacturers, don't hesitate to write a feature about it...

Jean-Luc
alpha_tango
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 06:13 PM UTC
Hi Jean-Luc

thanks for the info .. i won't ask Mr. Starkweather, as we seem to collide always when we have a communication try .. I just will have to live with it and miss one or another page of the articles.

best wishes from rainy Schwerin

Steffen
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 06:23 PM UTC
Nice article Jean Luc, interesting reading it.
Lucky13
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Posted: Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 07:30 PM UTC
Great article Jean-Luc! Keep them coming, they're always a interesting read.....
TedMamere
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2006 - 11:20 PM UTC
Hi all!

Thanks again for your kind words!

I just noticed the Signifer feature was the most read article in the past weeks (see here ).

I think M. Meissonier will be happy to know that!

Jean-Luc