• Monogram Models And Others

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    September 15, 2021 /  Photography and Models

    Today there are many different airplane model manufacturers coming from all parts of the world. The best known are coming from USA (Revell-Monogram, Testors, Minicraft), United Kingdom (Airfix), France (Heller), Germany (Revell), Italy (Italeri)…

    40-50 years ago Revell and Monogram where main competitors that were both producing airplane models. However in 1986 both companies have been acquired by Odyssey Partners of New York and were merged together. In 2006 German subsidiary separated from Revell-Monogram and established a new company with revenues even slightly surpassing the ones of the parental company. In 2007 Hobicco Inc. has acquired Monogram-Revell LCC company. Newer German Revell models are of high quality but are still not matching Monogram models quality because Monogram is today exclusively represented with very high quality line Pro Modeller Kits.

    Remaining eminent model manufacturers are listed in the article bellow.

    Italeri is Italian producer of various plastic model kits. Overall impression of Italeri model kits is that they are representing mid range quality, but to note is that their newer kits are constantly improving. Nevertheless Monogram models are better ranged in quality then Italeri.

    Airfix represents important plastic kits manufacturer coming from United Kingdom. It was founded in 1939 and today is owned by Hornby. These kits are in the middle range of quality approaching but not surpassing its rival Revell of Germany.

    Heller is French based kits manufacturer which was founded in 1957 and was part of the same group together with Airfix since 1986. In 2005, Heller was the subject of a management buy-out but the following year the company went into administration. For many years Airfix models were produced in France alongside with Heller models which mean that they are of the similar quality as Airfix and inline with Revell line of Revell-Monogram company.

    Minicraft Models is USA based manufacturer of plastic kits. Although Minicraft on some editions has a quite bad reputation for poor molding, bad fit and a bad correlation with the original they have started to improve with their latest molds. On the other hand Minicraft decal sheets are of exquisite quality. Overall Revell quality is higher while Monogram models represent a quality benchmark.

    Testor was founded in 1929 and started producing hobbyist model cement in 1936 and in 1945 it started balsa models production. During 70’s Testor has added to its portfolio brands like IMC and Italeri. Testor has long tradition of high quality products and is rated slightly bellow today Monogram model kits.

    Overall we can say that airplane models quality, due to improved molds tooling, has been constantly improving, but even so, Monogram models have remained synonym for high quality models.

  • Concert Tickets Buying As A Christmas Gift Has Its Dangers.

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    September 14, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    Its the season to be jolly, merry and giving, and one of the best ways to give is by buying someone you care for a gift that will last in their memories forever.

    Its safe to say that almost everyone will have a love of music, and that people have more than one favorite pop star, pop group or soloist in one form or another, and how special it is to not just see them live, but hear and listen to them live, on stage, right before your eyes. The whole atmosphere will be electric and the hour plus of music will bring happiness to anyone there.

    Now. Imagine been able to give this experience to a loved one, family member or a dear friend. Just think of the enjoyment this will bring. And nowadays it does not matter how old or young that special person is, they are going to always remember that moment and who allowed it to happen.

    So for something different this Christmas, buy them a concert ticket from one of the many online concert ticket websites. The choice is immense and one of the many advantages is that you can buy a ticket for an event in the next few months, or for later on in the New Year. Either way it is a gift that will be truly valued.

    Now imagine, that after you have chosen your online ticket website to buy the expensive ticket from, doesn’t fulfill the promise of sending out the ticket on time. You try to contact the customer services number but cannot get through. Your numerous emails or ignored and you feel panicked and regret, as you bought this gift for that special person. Then a friend tells you to do some research online about the ticket website you bought it from. Gasp, horror, you find numerous forums, review sites and a website setup to warn people of the many problems the website you purchased the ticket from has. People who have paid for concert tickets, sporting events, in fact any ticket for any event advertised on the website. You start to feel that horribly sinking feeling, sickly feeling of that the worse is happening, you have visited a website that isn’t quite what it makes out to be and youre in a very boat with thousands of others.

    So the moral if any out of this it to remember to do your research first when purchasing anything online. This will save a lot of heart ache and lost money that you will never probably get back.

  • Professional Baby Photography – Best Ages For Infant Portraits

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    September 14, 2021 /  Photography and Models

    A baby’s first year is an important time to start documenting their life with professional photography. Even though the parents may be snapping away, a portrait professional can capture the baby in unique, artistic ways and produce professional archival prints that will last for generations. Understanding the importance of the task, many parents wonder when are the best months in the first year for professional infant photography. The following are some guidelines that identify what can be expected at the different stages of the baby’s first year or so.

    Newborn – The first 5 to 10 days is the best time for newborn baby photography. During this time they are less fussy and their skin will be more clear. Baby acne usually sets in around day 16 and lasts for a couple of weeks, so having the session done before this will work in your favor. Newborn sessions often involve naked baby’s laying on soft blankets or in the family’s arms. Whether the baby is awake or asleep, these pictures should not be missed as they are an incredible way to begin documenting a person’s life.

    2 to 3 months – This time is still considered newborn, but the babies are often much harder to work with at this age as they tend to be very fussy. They will have better head control than in the first month, and they usually can smile at this point, but do not count on getting a smiling portrait at this age. Most posing will involve the baby laying down on back or stomach, being propped up, and being held in arms.

    4 to 5 months – The infant usually is a fairly good smiler at this point, and has gotten quite chubby. Most infants at this age cannot sit up yet, but they are far better at interacting with people and objects, and are much less fussy. This is a great age for capturing chubby legs and bare bottom shots.

    6 to 7 months – Now the baby is able to sit up, and the options for posing are more numerous. Also, the baby is able to smile and laugh at this point and usually does not fear strangers. This is a wonderful age to start going outdoors for natural light baby photography. It is also a great time to include family pets and siblings in the session as the baby is able to sit but usually is not able to move around much – yet!

    8 to 10 months – Often by this age, the infant is crawling and the sessions get very active! Consider a white background session in studio for a clean, classic look – but be ready to bring toys to distract the baby to stay in the area of light and continually reset the baby to the right spot. for very active babies a better choice for professional photography may be at the home if these is plenty of natural light so that the baby can roam and the photographer can follow.

    11 to 14 months – Between these months, most babies are pulling up, “cruising” along furniture, standing and walking. Location sessions are ideal at this age when the baby is very determined to be mobile in their environment. During this time frame a one year portrait

  • Grab The Easily Available Discounted Concert Tickets Online

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    September 13, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    Concerts and theatre have been preferred by the society for ages for they offer an opportunity to witness live performances of exceptionally skilled artists – be it in the field of music, acting or any other related form of art.

    Over a period of time, you can enjoy a varied range of concerts which have been designed with a specific theme in mind ranging from Music festivals, pop and rock, opera and classical, indie and alternative, hard rock and metal, RnB and Hip Hop, Dance Music, Jazz and Reggae and Folk and World Music. If you plan well and in advance you can even get yourself discount concert tickets online.

    Online tickets to concerts and theatres are available for almost each and every popular artist. You can even get to know scheduled concert dates and events of these artists in UK and across the globe which makes it convenient for you to plan a special tour in case you wish to attend a concert in another city.

    In your quest to buy tickets online make sure you locate a reliable and genuine ticket seller who is trusted and relied by large number of customers. They have a clear and a well defined set of terms and conditions while they offer customer support through phone and emails. In most cases in event of a cancellation of a concert on behalf of the organizers, the buyers of the ticket are likely to receive full refund.

    If you are an avid fan of music and would like to stay updated with concerts and theater events being held all over the country and world, you could always sign up on the official websites of the artists or music groups and bands or even on the ticket websites through which you can stay regular updated by receiving their newsletters. If you are lucky enough, you will get yourself discounted concert tickets which means you can attend concerts and at a cheaper rate.

    Buying tickets online is much convenient and preferred way for you can buy them at a time convenient to you and you need not go out of way to buy them. You simply need to log on to the Internet to locate a reliable ticket seller and book concert tickets the moment they are available while you need to pay for them through your credit card or debit card and rest assured of timely delivery of the tickets.

    Online buying of tickets makes it feasible for you to attend your preferred music festivals without missing out on them due to lack of time on your part for buying tickets or maybe you did not know about their schedule. The next time you wish to attend a concert or a music event, make sure you buy concert tickets online and save yourself a couple of money and lots of time. So, do wait for your favorite concert and music festivals and buy your tickets well in advance.

  • How To Build An Effective Music Composer’s Website

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    September 13, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    A composer’s website is their portal to the rest of the world. A website serves to keep your audience up to date on your work, act as your all-purpose 24/7 representative, and stores valuable media such as recordings, photographs, and biographical information for programming and press outlets. Having a quality website is essential to building your music career in an ever growing e-world. Here are a few important things to consider when building your site:

    1. Choose a clean-cut, easy to navigate design for your site that allows visitors to easily learn about you and your music.

    2. Display your activity by posting dates of recent and upcoming performances of your work.

    3. Make sure your catalog always contains your most recently completed work. This is the most effective way to let performers find works for their instrument.

    4. Provide both a brief and full biography on separate pages detailing people you’ve worked with, press clippings, etc. You’ll be surprised how often a short biography these come in handy.

    5. Have at least three excerpts of music for visitors to listen to in an accessible format such as a high quality mp3.

    6. Social networking sites are active arenas of musical activity so post links in profiles on such sites. Participate in the action!

    7. Use a professional sounding contact address that is easy to remember. Get rid of that old guitarguru 44 @ yahoo.com email address you’ve probably had since you were 12 and use your business name or formal name.

    A website that meets the guidelines mentioned above will undoubtedly boost your career. As a final note however, remember that while your website’s goal is to portray you as a pro in the field don’t be afraid to show a bit of your stellar personality. Professionalism is great, but you are most likely to be successful if you also interest people in a personal way.

    Good luck!

  • The Response to my Free Erotic Romance eBook has been Fantastic!

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    September 13, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    Saying thank you feels insufficient for the overwhelming response to my free eBook : Private Emotions – Appointments (Ethan’s Perspective). In this romance eBook, Ethan confesses his feelings for Emily and the turmoil he faces in keeping his promise to his best friend.

    In its first couple of weeks it was downloaded over 100 times from www.Free-ebooks.net alone. I have since made what has been dubbed as, The Ethan Version, of my romance novels, available free on my website.

    Download The Ethan Version to book 1 of my romance novels directly from my website in three easy steps!

    1.Click on the link : www.Ethan’s Perspective – Appointments 2.Enter the secret password : Ethan 3.Click on the image or link to download the eBook.

    Don’t forget to save it to your computer before closing the window and remember that your access link expires in 24 hours so don’t delay! Also remember that you can still download your copy of, The Ethan Version, from Free-ebooks.net by clicking this link : As with all my writings, I can’t wait for you to read my thoughts and tell me what you think.

    I am certain that you will enjoy tapping into the mind of the enigma known as, Ethan Sterling, so I will leave you with three excerpts from Private Emotions – Appointments (Ethan’s Perspective)…

    -It was obvious that my ploy was working so I decided to see how far I could take this without making her feel uncomfortable. The last thing I wanted to do was to make her think that I was insincere. I figured a little levity would go a long way as I have found that women like a man who could make them laugh.

    – When she opened the door I was virtually speechless and I didn’t know quite what to say without sounding like a complete gibbering idiot. What was wrong with me? I have had the pleasure of many women in my life so what was it about this woman that affected me in this way?

    – I could almost sense what was coming next. I felt her wanting to go further but she was fighting her desires every step of the way. If she would just let herself go I would be there to catch her if she fell but she wasn’t ready to take that step yet.

    To discover more about Elize Amornette visit www.elizeamornette.com. Elize is an author of Erotic Short Stories, Sensual Romance Novels and Paranormal Love Tales that are enjoyed by many.

  • Cinema Haven The video social network

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    September 13, 2021 /  Music and Movie

    Cinema Haven was created in 2009 to give users an option other than youtube and it’s time limits. Since then Cinema Haven evolved into first a video host, then a video indexer and most recently it sprouted it’s final beta stage where it now allows you to share videos from over 35 sources.

    Some would ask why this is a big deal when there are so many other websites out there with already existing great content. Ask yourself this have you seen a video one day that you enjoyed and then six months later end up trying to find it again? Usually the answer to this is yes and for good measure. Now with Cinema Haven you can simply bookmark the video forever (until its is deleted from the original hosting website). So now instead of having to sign up for each individual site you can sign up for one and store your favorites where they are easily accessible. You are also sharing these videos with the other users of Cinema Haven. I think the best part of this feature is the ability to create your own playlist and take it with you wherever you want. Pretty useful if you ask me.me.

    Cinema Haven boasts better hosting than youtube itself by accepting 9 different video format hosting from wmv, flv, to mp4 and even the infamously high definition divx format. Have an existing facebook account? Even better, you can login with it and skip the entire registration process.

    This service is also great for companies looking to market their products to a smaller public than youtube which notoriously buries submissions within 2 minutes. The creator behind Cinema Haven plans to expand the service to mobile devices later this year to offer hosting of videos that often clutter our mobile devices and also to offer playback from over 70% of it’s hosted or indexed content. Folks when I say it gets no better than this I mean it. Check it out for yourselves.

    Cinema Haven: The video social network

    Cinema Haven: The video social network