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Harris Tower
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:09:01 AM »
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Has anyone gotten their hands on this yet?
http://www.thenarch.com/products/harris-tower-n


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Re: Harris Tower
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 11:46:07 AM »
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Nice looking but I'm not a fan of stick brick overlays.

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Re: Harris Tower
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 11:48:41 AM »
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I bought one of the first run on eBay but I haven't assembled it yet.
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Re: Harris Tower
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 12:32:35 PM »
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I've got one new in box sitting right next to AR (NIB) and MG (NIB).
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Re: Harris Tower
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013, 12:33:30 PM »
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I was planning on getting one from BLW. I think The Keystone Modeler had a review of one of these in one of the 2010 issues.
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Re: Harris Tower
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 12:37:10 PM »
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I have MG and ALTO assembeled. ALTO is kinda weird. It's about 5 feet to long and wide. The jury is out for me until I see it in context.
Harris looks nice, though.
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Re: Harris Tower
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2013, 12:41:16 PM »
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I was planning on getting one from BLW. I think The Keystone Modeler had a review of one of these in one of the 2010 issues.

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Re: Harris Tower
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2013, 02:55:12 PM »
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As I mentioned I've had problems with the stick on brick material.  Is the stuff they are using any good and does it hold up with time?  Might just have to order one if that material is better than it used to be.

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Re: Harris Tower
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2013, 04:53:14 PM »
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I have MG and ALTO assembeled. ALTO is kinda weird. It's about 5 feet to long and wide. The jury is out for me until I see it in context.
Harris looks nice, though.

Alto is slightly off. When we did the kit I was denied access to the building and drawings by NS, so we had to go with several photos that I took, as well as several other photos from other sources. So unfortunately in the long run it ended up slight more towards 1/150-1/155 scale. It sucks, but I'd love to try and work at getting it done properly with Russ again.

MG is about spot on. I spent several trips photographing and measuring the building.
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Re: Harris Tower
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2013, 06:32:05 PM »
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Ian, I didn't know you were affiliated with NSA. I LOVE MG!
I was truly impressed with your kits. All the pieces fit together incredibly well. It was a joy and an ease used to build.
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Re: Harris Tower
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2013, 06:50:19 PM »
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Ian - I'd love to see a correctly scaled ALTO!
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Re: Harris Tower
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2013, 06:52:08 PM »
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Ian, I didn't know you were affiliated with NSA. I LOVE MG!
I was truly impressed with your kits. All the pieces fit together incredibly well. It was a joy and an ease used to build.

Not affiliated, I just commissioned Russ to do MG and Alto.
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Re: Harris Tower
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 09:17:46 PM »
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Yeah, I would probably buy another one if it were in in the correct scale. I have no problem with this one in my desk.
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