|Owner & Webmaster||Editor|
|Due to the volume of email we now receive we can no longer answer each and every inquiry, though we do try. There are many modelers who can help so please post your questions on the message board.|
We encourage everyone to help us make this site successful by contributing pictures, reviews and providing feedback to help improve it. Manufacturer submitted reviews are not allowed, but previews of upcoming items can be posted. Submissions need not be exclusive, anything you send in is yours to share with any site you chose unless you have been compensated for it. Readers are encouraged to share their photo's with others provided they are the same photo's they sent in and have not been modified by ModelWarships.com. Please do not take files and photo's modified by ModelWarships.com without first obtaining permission. By sending in your photos you are granting ModelWarships.com the right to post them for permanent display on the site. Please note I can NOT go back and remove previously published works as it would result in many broken links on the site.
Also please do not send in someone else's copyrighted
photo's without permission.
Gallery, Feature Article, and Review Submissions:
A Gallery has been added for readers to send in pictures of your creations. Each person gets a personal page in the gallery where all their pictures on the site will be linked. If you want your email or web link displayed it will be on this page only. Please make sure you include your name and the name of the ship included in your pictures. Also include the manufacturer and scale. Please, send your pictures in an email, with the images as attachments, by clicking the following link Submissions@modelwarships.com. When you click that link please don't change the subject as this will allow your message to bypass our spam filters. Please keep submissions to one subject per email. Submissions should have no more than 30 images total, and preferably around 20. Please, do not use Google's Picasa to submit your images, as it reduces the images down in size and quality and makes them unsuitable. Allow 4-6 weeks for your submission to appear before inquiry; do not simply re-submit, as that will delay the processing of your submission even more. Starting in 2010, we now only publish 2 subjects per person, per month, so if you submit more than 2 subjects at a time, there will be an additional delay before they appear in the gallery.
If your email program doesn't automatically fill in the subject line, please change the subject line to this exact phrase; "Submissions for the site." Also, make sure to answer the following questions;
My name is:
My ship/subject is:
The Brand/Manufacturer of the kit is:
The scale is:
Display my email on my gallery page: (yes or no)
First Submission: (yes or no)
Your Text Here:
Photo tips: The preferred format is JPEG (.jpg or .jpe), but we can accept GIF, or any other common image format. I can also scan your hard copy prints to create digital copies if you do not have that ability. Most images will be resized and optimized for the web. I will generally crop images down to the subject, and color correct if possible; try to submit the largest, unedited images possible. It is best to name your photo's with simple names without using spaces. If a space is needed then using a dash ( - ) or underscore ( _ ) is best. Please indicate whether you wish to have your email displayed or not. If not mentioned I will leave it off the page.
Example of image names that work best for us are:
If your photos and text include step by step instructions on how to
build your ship, it will most likely be processed as a feature article.
Articles that only include completed models will be processed as gallery
Readers may post links to their favorite sites in the Links section. Note: no commercial sites will be allowed unless they are sponsors of this website. It is not fair to the sponsors of this site to provide free advertising to their competitors. If you want to become a sponsor please see the advertiser info below.
Competing Hobby site are allowed as long as an equal link if provided
on their site in an easy to find location. Note do not post links to hostile
sites that do not respect copyrights.
Questions about modeling or articles that appear should be posted on the message board. We would prefer that your general questions be posted on the message board as I am now getting quite a bit of email and frequently get delayed in replying to it all. Besides the board is frequented by some of the best modelers in the hobby so you will probably get a better answer there and others may benefit in the answers provided.
Product review and Sponsorship info:
If you would like to see your products fairly reviewed and seen by thousands of ship modelers, please consider sending samples to us. We publish in-box reviews every month showing our readers what they get for their money. So if you have a ship related product to be reviewed please contact Timothy Dike for shipping address and details.
We limit advertising on the forum to those companies that are listed as sponsors. We have 3 levels of support, Gold, Silver and Bronze. Gold sponsors contribute a minimum of $360 a year. Silver and Bronze sponsors contribute a minimum of $240 and $120 a year. Ranking of those banners is based on the amount of support they provide to the site. Sponsors are encouraged to interact with your customers and post your sales and product information in the manufactures section.
Another way to get product exposure is to send in product samples for review. Our reviews are read by thousands of dedicated modelers each month. Our audience is primarily ship modelers who visit daily to see what's new. We don't use gimmicks to increase traffic and inflate our hits. We simply update the site every single day to provide modelers with a reason to return often.
We try to show modelers what they are getting
for their money. Our in-box reviews feature plenty of photos of the parts
to allow them to make an informed buying decision. Please note that samples
may be sold after reviewing to recoup website costs.
ModelWarships.com is a free site with no subscription cost. Our costs are offset slightly by the money or products receive by the manufacturers and suppliers that advertise on the site. These our our sponsors and we encourage modelers to do business with them and show their support. We charge between $120.00 to $360.00 per year for front page banner space on our front page, payable in cash or product samples. Any ship related products are welcome whether kits, accessories, reference material or related services. I try to be clear on where the products come from so that our reader are aware of a possible bias. I don't restrict our reviews to products that have been submitted, as I will review any and all ship related items that I can get my hands on. We also accept reviews submitted by our readers, providing they have no connection to the products unless it is made clear in the review. Also we can not accept reviews by manufacturers of their own products. However finished modeler built by the Manufacture may be submitted to the gallery. Manufacturers may send press releases and previews of their products providing they are sponsors of the website.
If I have a connection with a product that I am
reviewing I will disclose it in the article itself.
No material may be reproduced with out the written
Timothy Dike the Webmaster.