Cracking the Box: Amusing New Lwe

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About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim)

I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...


A must have! Thanks for the video Jim. ~ Jeff
NOV 15, 2012 - 11:21 PM
Could be a good review but the way things zoom in or swim out of the camera leave me feeling distinctly sea-sick. Also agree with Mailman 7, open the poly bags before doing the review.
NOV 16, 2012 - 06:35 AM
I must say that your presentation quality is quite poor. Same excuses about the camera were presented in the last review you did. 'Uhm' was stated several times making the commentary very broken, disjointed. The barrel was never shown or described. How was it presented, split in half, was calibre was it, 105 or 128. A few issues that should be cleared up for the next presentation you do. Thanks
NOV 18, 2012 - 06:54 AM
I believe this is more of an "unofficial look inside" than any formal type of review. I like it sounding just as it is than with maybe a professional narrator. ~ Jeff
NOV 18, 2012 - 10:36 AM
Just a heads up as I will be doing a video unboxing of the new T-28 kit from Dragon. I will *not* be opening the box prior to the review being shot. Thus the bags will amazingly *not* be opened. Also since I don't write a script for the video the term 'Umm' may be uttered once or twice as I am doing something called talking 'ad lib'. As for the quality of the video please show me yours and I will compare and make improvements where yours is better. Jim
NOV 18, 2012 - 09:55 PM
I enjoyed the review as presented. Good insights from a modeler to other modelers who may be interested in purchasing this kit. Keep up the good work Jim, too bad we can't pay you for the time you invest in these reviews.
NOV 20, 2012 - 08:56 AM
Good work Jim ! Must get this one
NOV 20, 2012 - 05:49 PM
Hmm, looks an interesting kit. Jim I think the presentation is just fine. Maybe you should try "Cracking the box" on one of the DML monster boxes - best of look getting it all back in mind! I think the kit in the bags is just right, it's what the buyer would find when opening the box too.
NOV 27, 2012 - 09:09 AM
It still surprises me, some of the comments that are being made here. Is it so necessary to be told everything, and have everything so perfect? Most are just glad to get a chance to see whats in the box. Anybody who has built a few kits before will have a really good idea after watching this video. Remember, somebody (Jim in this case) has given up their free time to do this for YOU.
NOV 27, 2012 - 10:31 AM
great vedeo nice to see opening the box vedeos like this ...think ill get one of these
DEC 09, 2012 - 01:53 PM