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Redirect same content[edit]

Same content at model radio-controlled car. Which should be a redirect? -phma —Preceding undated comment added 11:37, 18 September 2002‎

Bad article[edit]

This page really sucks...there are no tips on building a good model. This page is a bunch of crap. That's right; crap, crap, crap, crap, crap!! This site was probably made by french people! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.219.14.94 (talk) 04:26, 13 March 2003‎

Perhaps you'd like to add some information on building a good model. I don't think it's entirely fair to say that this page is a bunch of crap, I can't see anything untrue on it, it describes its title pretty accurately. As far as I'm aware this site wasn't made by French people but lots of nice things have been. Happy editing, Ams80 04:30 Mar 13, 2003 (UTC)
I agree with Ams80 – if you believe this article should include tips (basic, advanced, whatever) on building a good model car, then create a section and do so. Perhaps you may also include a list of sources one can consult to build that perfect model car. That said, I do think this article could use some work – perhaps someone out there can provide a brief history on model car kits and a list of outstanding or famous models. The list of improvements is endless, so that's for someone else to figure out. 206.72.11.46 20:51, 2 October 2005 (UTC)

I think this page is great for info but sucks for advise on biulding model cars but if you realy want to get info on biulding a model car typ it in on google — Preceding unsigned comment added by 216.99.216.217 (talk) 19:41, 23 February 2006‎

Update: Wikipedia articles are not how-to articles, so per above suggestion, search on Google for building advice, guides etc. - M0rphzone (talk) 22:53, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Update 2: for those looking for how-to advice on building model cars (or scale models in general), there are specific magazines, websites and model clubs. A Google search would bring these, or if this doesn't breach Wikipedia policies I may be able to give a couple hints. Regards, DPdH (talk) 02:12, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

A wider History would be welcome[edit]

Hi all. I find the History section very incomplete as is basically the history of US model makers, and considering that most of the best brands currently on the market are non-US (Hasegawa, Fujimi, Tamiya, Italeri, etc) and many of them have a long and well known role in the history of model making I think it's worth mentioning also their contributions. Locuaz 17:00, 10 April 2007 (UTC)

I've tagged the article for globalizing the perspective/examples. - M0rphzone (talk) 22:48, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
"The article deals as much with Europe as it does with the United States (both of these contain the principle origins of the hobby) so the globalization note was inappropriate and removed." -Cstevencampbell
It helps if one reads an article before commenting on it. It deals as much with Europe as it does with the United States, which places represent the origins of the hobby. However, more on Japan and other Asia would be welcome.--Cstevencampbell (talk) 04:09, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
You know, Cstevencampbell, something I don't like are editors who assume and try to mindread. Try again before making a "personal attack"/assumption. But part of this was my fault as well, since I didn't clarify. I already read the article before I added the notice, but there is no notice for US AND Europe. I've changed it to the general notice since this article fails to mention Canadian/Australian/Japanese models/history, and recent models/history from all other countries (i.e., Russia, China, India, Brazil, Mexico, etc.) It doesn't matter what you think, Cstevencampbell, this article is still biased (i.e., systemic bias). - M0rphzone (talk) 00:10, 20 November 2012 (UTC)
I was too harsh. My tone damaged a productive atmosphere. Accept my apology. I see what you were aiming at. I just get frustrated with all the Wikipedia police who critique, but won't write themselves. I will attempt to add in a section on second hand dies from first world producers soon (that would cover a lot of manufacturing in Latin America, and and the Mediterranean and Turkey). Russian 1:43 scale needs treatment here as well as mentioning the explosion in the former USSR of handbuilts. There is little on Tomica or Yonezawa or other Asian companies. So, yes, a lot can be added.--Cstevencampbell (talk) 04:50, 20 November 2012 (UTC)

New link?[edit]

I was told to post my link here before adding it to this page. http://mbxcollection.com/ please respond —Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.2.148.129 (talk) 22:05, 21 September 2010 (UTC)

please reply to User talk:Monocletophat123 for the above post. (Monocletophat123 (talk) 22:08, 21 September 2010 (UTC))

RC hobbies[edit]

RC hobbies are beginning to be more and more popular. I suggest adding a link to one of the biggest RC toy forums - http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/index.php — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.105.184.252 (talk) 21:18, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

The article needs reliable sources, not external links. - M0rphzone (talk) 22:53, 18 November 2012 (UTC)
The article has many reliable sources (see References at bottom). More would make it even more a solid piece.--Cstevencampbell (talk) 04:12, 19 November 2012 (UTC)
And I didn't say this article doesn't have many reliable sources. Try again. It's called reading comprehension and context. - M0rphzone (talk) 00:14, 20 November 2012 (UTC)


OK, I'm trying again...and...I agree! --Cstevencampbell (talk) 23:59, 20 December 2012 (UTC)


Tips and Techniques for Painting and Building Model Cars[edit]

I noticed in one of the above posts that this page was lacking information or links in relation to how to build model cars and I couldn't agree more! I would like to share the page of one of the best and respected names in the hobby, Donn Yost. He's been featured in numerous model car magazines and won many model car shows over the years. He has his own website and dvd series with tips and tricks he uses to make his models look just like the real thing. He has pictures on his page of past and current builds, as well as a link in the about me section to his website with even more pictures, as well as the link to where you can purchase his dvds. They are well worth the investment, believe me. Just take a look at his work, the proof is right here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Donn-Yosts-Scale-Model-Car-TechniquesBuilds/152229018274465

Please read also in the above posts that Wikipedia articles are not how-to articles... so for those looking for how-to advice on building model cars (or scale models in general), there are specific magazines, websites and model clubs. Regards, DPdH (talk) 02:18, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Needs copyediting[edit]

This article is written like a book, not an encyclopedia article. Exclamation points and opinions do not belong in an encyclopedia except in quotations. There also seems to be a lack of inline citations and tons of irrelevant material. There doesn't need to be so many brand names dropped in every paragraph. This article need to be extensively trimmed down. --Iamozy (talk) 18:18, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

So, who's going to cast the first stone?--Cstevencampbell (talk) 04:32, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
I do not have access to most of the sources listed on this article, so I can't be of much help there. But I can continue to improve the wording. I just want to emphasize that we don't need to know every single detail about what every single obscure toymaker was doing at the time. We want to keep the page as concise as possible while still conveying the essential information. There is also the possibility that we can divide it up into separate pages, like a History of model cars or Model car collecting. --Iamozy (talk) 17:47, 5 August 2016 (UTC)
After writing my remark above, I saw the edits you had done and how they made wordings so much more concise. There were a couple of things that I added back in because I thought they were important, but in other places I edited further to cut down on wordiness. So, thanks.--Cstevencampbell (talk) 14:59, 6 August 2016 (UTC)