Just been looking through the May 2007 issue of Model Rail (yes I know,
a bit behind the times down under, but it doesn't matter).
What struck me is the number of ads which feature distorted photos taken
from manufacturer web sites, presumably. They have been very poorly
stretched etc. to fit available spaces.
The classic must be the Bachmann Class 66 within Castle Trains ad (page
108), it looks like at least a Class 132, perhaps even a Class 155 ;-)
If retailers did this kind of distortion with say Coca Cola or
McDonald's advertising, they would be sued or at least threatened with
withdrawal of product until fixed.
Modellers are often being accused of being picky about very minor
inaccuracies, yet no one picks up on things like this. The photo, I
suspect looks nothing like the final product - I certainly hope not.
- posted 14 years ago