But i would be spending £130 on the Timberwolf, £130 on the TM to get the parts from and i would be left with a TM body that has WE bits in it, in other words a waste of time
Like I said, if you REALLLLLLY wanted a Timberwolf combined with the legendary performance of a TM and it's aftermarket parts....you've got a choice XD Hey, in some parts of the world WE is better than TM in the eyes of naive airsofters so you have a chance of selling that TM externals / WE internals Glock abomination you created just so you can have that Timberwolf
Back on topic, completely agree with Noveske, hwagan and Isamu. From what I can see given that Madbull is trying to operate like Cybergun they don't really have airsofters in mind when they get the licensing to build airsoft products. G&P's stuff is made in China guys, and if G&P's quality is that good (I can't attest to the rails given my G&P AEG is an old school M16A3
) compared against Madbull's (which are allegedly made in Taiwan, hence in theory it should have better QC being NOT ILLEGAL and all
) then it's very easy for me to place my suspicion that Madbull are churning out those rails from the lowest cost possible whilst placing a premium on the licensing. The premium of the licensing, as long as it's reasonable, shouldn't be an issue with any of us but with the stuff the licencing is placed on it really makes you shudder at how bad their products are for the cost.
Another thing that I don't like about Madbull (and fiddlesticks agreed with me here when I was discussing this with him when he was in HK) is their marketing blurbs. Normally I don't read that stuff as I don't really give a damn about it but the marketing blurb for the Noveske receivers really caught my eye. Didn't Madbull write that they made the first ever Noveske receiver in airsoft? I doubt they meant the first ever licensed copy of the receiver since they aren't known for having a bad command of English in their marketing but that's just downright disingenuous when the G&P one's been floating around for some time already.
Oh and whilst I'm writing about the receivers note that they don't even make their receivers to spec if I remember correctly. Sure there's lots of gearboxes with slightly different dimensions and tolerances around but you'll think Madbull would've done a better job on theirs when receivers like G&P's can practically fit most types of v2 gearboxes (with TM design) without any issues.
MRF: It may be possible that contracs are making madbull build subpar quality products, but from my marketing studies and experience, making low quality products not only hurts your image but the RS brand your represent as well, and up to my limited knowledge, no brand wants his image damaged in the least slightly, more even now in the internetz era when in a couple of minutes a single small error can send your reputacion down the Toilet without flushing after, leaving a nice smell which will follow them their whole life.
It just occurred to me that given the real steel community's despise of airsoft wouldn't most licensing to Madbull be of a pure 'extra profit' agenda for real steel companies? I doubt they'll ever care about airsoft (let alone endorse it other than licensing out their brand) enough to even think about the QC of the licensed products. In my opinion it's not gonna hurt their image in their perspective as the market is totally different in their eyes; the RS stuff is for real steel shooters and the airsoft stuff is cheap toys.
Edited by intinerious, 12 June 2012 - 08:32 AM.