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Old 12-21-2015, 03:47 PM
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Chan the Thief - Counterfeit Models for Sale

Found this on E-Bay this morning. Stolen models being sold as pdf's from China (surprise). The models are from all publishers. See the link below.

chan16688 | eBay

Scroll down to the SMS Thuringen and you will see the old GPM kit. This model has as built photos that are from this site, I know because I posted them some 6 years ago or so. Scary part is Chan or who ever this person is maybe a member of this forum.

I expect the scan quality to be bad but I still don't know how E-Bay allows this. These are clearly copyrighted models.


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Old 12-21-2015, 04:13 PM
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This a'hole is so desperate he even repackages free models - I noticed Enrico Crespi's 381/40 railway gun - a model which is available as a free download from Enrico's website and Landships II. The images in the eBay item are ripped off the build thread in papermodelers.

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Old 12-21-2015, 04:16 PM
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I would report him to e-bay but it's virtually impossible to do so. he claims to ebay photos don't represent actual models even though it's obviously stolen.
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Old 12-21-2015, 04:42 PM
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If we all send him a derogatory message through the "Send seller a message" link at the bottom of each entry, he might get the message, but I doubt it.

Or ... we could do some mass bidding on his items ... buy through Paypal ... then reclaim the money claiming 'It's stolen copyright material'.

The only way Ebay will take action though is if each individual designer makes a complaint.
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Old 12-25-2015, 01:51 PM
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Scrolling through the list, I recognized a lot of free models taken from various designers and have come to the conclusion that there are no honest people over there.
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Old 12-25-2015, 04:25 PM
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This is terrible... Sad thing is this is just one of many many more. Cut one head, two grow back. I know from firsthand how damaging this is to designers and the hobby itself.
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Old 12-25-2015, 08:47 PM
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What really makes it bad is that there are those of us who have to rely free models to stay in this hobby. With my income and I'm sure that there are others out there in the same boat, we can't afford to purchase models. If breaking wind had a fee, we would have to shove corks up our backsides and hold it in. From what I saw everything he is selling is pirated material.
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That fellow offers UHU02īs high class free sci-fi models for sale. I also saw the old Fly Model tigercat. Scumbag. I am at a loss for words.
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Scrolling down the page, he's even selling the Enrico63's rail cannon, which is actually free to download!! :( :(

PS. I've just reported it.
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Seems it doesn't matter to this guy, free or otherwise. Guess he will find someone that doesn't know any better and buy from him. We need to spread the word about him.
After looking at the list of what he has, it's pretty extensive. If only he had the rights to sell these kits.
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