readers are welcome to contribute their own input to this
site, regardless of skill level. But please note: this
site displays 1/72nd scale models only, or other kits
that can be proven to actually scale out to 1/72nd, or
very close to it. While we very much enjoy seeing
well-built 1/76th scale kits, this site is only for
posting 1/72nd scale models. We understand that some
models from recognized 1/76th scale companies (such as
Airfix) are actually much closer to 1/72nd scale than
1/76th. Reviews of these kits (with measurements and
references) are most welcome.
The time it takes for us to post contributions will depend on how many we receive, and what our work schedule is like for the month. We post contributions in the order in which they were received. It may take up to a month to post your contributions. If you don't see your items posted by two months after submittal, drop us a line, and let us know. Perhaps it got lost. If you send in numerous contributions at one time, we will spread them out over several updates.
Please send any contribution to the On the Way! email address found on our contacts page.
|We have set up a separate page to discuss Contributed Photo Guidelines. Please read this page.|
|The following are guidelines that we wish for contributors to follow.|
|This is a place to submit photographs of your favorite kits, but without a construction review. Simply send in four or five digital photographs of your kit, and the name, and manufacturer of the kit in the email. We will do the rest. You may include a couple of sentences describing any significant changes made to the kit, or concise details of it's construction or painting. But don't include too much text, or it may have to be posted in the Construction Reviews section instead.|
is the page for full-length construction reviews. Here,
you can feel free to be as verbose as you'd like, keeping
in mind that the longer the text, the more interesting it
needs to be to keep the reader's attention. For the
narrative, please write it in the body of your email, or
send it as a .txt file attached to your email. You can
also attach it as an HTML, Wordperfect, or MS Word file
(but text files are preferred). If you do your own HTML,
follow the same format seen in the other reviews, or
write to us to ask for a template to use.
|These are meant to give the readers a view of kits right off the shelf. Point out things such as quality of the molding and casting, any errors which are obvious prior to construction, and other notes you think are necessary. For the part scans, it is not necessary to photograph the parts, and then scan the photo. You can simply lay the parts directly on your scanner, and cover them with a blank piece of paper for a backdrop. A small scan of the box-top is useful to show the viewer what the kit will build into. Scans of the instructions and decal sheets would also be helpful for illustrative purposes.|
|Manufacturer's Kit Lists|
|We have mini-reviews of most of the kits we own on these kit tables, but we don't own them all! So if you own some kits not already reviewed, write up a one or two sentence mini-review for the kits and send them in. We'll add them to the lists. Keep the reviews short and concise, hitting on the major points. Please do not type in ALL CAPS, as we simply cut and paste from your email.|
|Anything and everything related to 1/72nd scale armor. Construction techniques are always appreciated, and comparison articles for models of the same vehicle from competing manufacturers are very popular. Do not plagiarize other's work, and be sure to quote sources where appropriate. Disagreements and counter-articles are great as long as they are polite. The I.M.S. article is always looking for good tips to be added to it, as is the article on what constitutes a good model.|
|We will not edit the content of any contributions unless asked (although we will edit the formatting). If we find something objectionable, we will confer with the writer before changing it. If you wish us to proof-read for typos, we would be happy to; just let us know. As mentioned above, we will be very happy to help international writers with their English.|
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