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First at all, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Jose Calvo, I have been a professional modeler and sculptor for many years. Several months ago I decided to create a company to manufacture 1/6 scale pieces, all are hand made in Spain.

Although these are difficult times due to the Covid-19, the project is ready to start.

Our website is: https://www.onesixartmodels.com/en/

Your comments and opinions about our work are very important for me.

Here you can see some photographies of the first work done, a complete equipment to recreate an early 8th century Viking Warrior.















 

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Hi JG, This work looks very nice. If the stuff looks as good in our hands as it does in the pics I think you will do well selling your product. Im curious what the gear and weapons will cost? These are very fierce times competitively with the virus and peoples funds. I will definitely be interested in the WWII items you are offering.
 

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Oh, I love to see more realistic Viking figures, rather than the overly-fantastical versions. I used to be a Viking reenactor so it means a lot. Would definitely be interested in something like this!
 

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Hi JG, This work looks very nice. If the stuff looks as good in our hands as it does in the pics I think you will do well selling your product. Im curious what the gear and weapons will cost? These are very fierce times competitively with the virus and peoples funds. I will definitely be interested in the WWII items you are offering.
Hi MP38, thanks for your opinion.

I have taken some photos at the workshop so you can see that the quality of the pieces is maintained in the limited production we manufacture.

The cost, what a terrible problem for us. We compete with manufactured products with much lower costs, above all they have cheap labour. Our idea is to compete with quality, we work with genuine leather, wood, brass, etc. and we only manufacture 100 units of the sets.

The WWII items are in the manufacturing process.











 

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A couple of ideas/suggestions:
- You should give a recommendation on what type of body these are tailored for, so that people can plan ahead and get an adequate body.
- Have you thought abut doing a "special edition" of each set with weathering? Some people might be happy to pay extra for a professionally weathered kit.
- With helmets, head sculpts with sculpted hair can be a huge problem, have you given this any thought?

Anyway, the work looks phenomenal, I'm sure with that level of craftsmanship and attention to historical accuracy, you will find a market for your kits.

Felicitaciones!
 

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You're going to take this post reply the wrong way due to "nuances".

While all appreciate you posting / sharing . . . given the "intent" . . . you could have waited until your first offering or two were produced and released before engaging the hobby community.

WHY?

At least you would have product available and a track record to prove and show.

There are those who are skittish about offerings from Spain from producers based on prior experience. I'll leave it at that.

Be prepared for blunt and critical replies if your offerings don't measure up in terms of design, quality, and value for the money. The 1:6 business is very cutthroat , but then again you should already know that.

Good luck.
 

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Oh, I love to see more realistic Viking figures, rather than the overly-fantastical versions. I used to be a Viking reenactor so it means a lot. Would definitely be interested in something like this!
Our intencion is to be the most historically accurate. The historical recreations groups do a great job of keeping history alive and have been an important source of inspiration for us. I´m very happy if you, as a reenactor, liked this work
 

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A couple of ideas/suggestions:
- You should give a recommendation on what type of body these are tailored for, so that people can plan ahead and get an adequate body.
- Have you thought abut doing a "special edition" of each set with weathering? Some people might be happy to pay extra for a professionally weathered kit.
- With helmets, head sculpts with sculpted hair can be a huge problem, have you given this any thought?

Anyway, the work looks phenomenal, I'm sure with that level of craftsmanship and attention to historical accuracy, you will find a market for your kits.

Felicitaciones!
We have designed the clothes using different athletic bodies, similar to the one in the photo. In this way it will also work for slimmer bodies.



Regarding the second point, we were evaluating the possibility of aging the pieces, but this increased the price and establishing the level of aging is not easy either. We have left shock marks on the helmet and the shield umbo, the armour is olso treated with a certain level of aging, something that can be more difficult for the customer.
We will make a video to show how clothing and shield can be aged very easily, incluiding blood splatter marks.

The helmet is manufactured to fit most hairy heads. In the photos you can see some that we have used to check this. In order to fit some heads it will be necesary to remove the inner leather linning that has the helmet (of course it is not glued).













Your points have been very interesting, in fact we forgot to specify it on the web, we will include this description on the web.

Thanks sincerely
 

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You're going to take this post reply the wrong way due to "nuances".

While all appreciate you posting / sharing . . . given the "intent" . . . you could have waited until your first offering or two were produced and released before engaging the hobby community.

WHY?

At least you would have product available and a track record to prove and show.

There are those who are skittish about offerings from Spain from producers based on prior experience. I'll leave it at that.

Be prepared for blunt and critical replies if your offerings don't measure up in terms of design, quality, and value for the money. The 1:6 business is very cutthroat , but then again you should already know that.

Good luck.
Hi Delta ForceChung, thanks for using some of your time and exposing your ideas in my post.
I´m not sure I understand correctly some of the things you have written I apologize in advance if so.

What I have present here is not a prototype or "the first pice". It´s one of the sets that are already produced. We have all the stock of this reference, if you enter our web you can by it and in 24/48 hours it is send to you by UPS.

The way we work is to have all the sets manufactured (100 units ) of a reference before offering the next model. You can see some references marked as "soon" becouse we are working to produce stock of them.

We are a limited company and I am the Gerenal Manager, Onesixartmodels is not the work of a person at home who wants to earn some extra money, there are a working site, a phone number, we send the goods with a legal invoice, etc.

Show photographs of higher quality than the product being sold, it could not only be a scam, but something very stupid. How long would it take to spread the world over the Internet?

The concept value for money is very subjective. Of course the market decides if your product has found its place,
I hope ours does it or we will have lost a lot of money:doh
 
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