ISSUE 2000 NUMBER 13 | Posted: November 3, 2000 | LAST UPDATE: 04/24/2000


The best you can get.

* DEATHSCAN
* DEATHSCAN SCP
* HBJL SNF
* WSCAN-II
* MINNIE SCP 2 & 3
* BUTTERFLY
* PEN&INK

 









 

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WHAT TO COLLECT
The various types of images that collectors gather

This site receives many emails from those new to collecting who want to know if a certain type of content is actually collectable.

Well the short answer is: ANYTHING IS COLLECTABLE IF YOU LIKE IT.

This section lists many of the sub-divisions that exist in the ever expanding world of scan collecting.


VARIOUS SOURCES OF COLLECTABLE CONTENT:

PLAYBOY SOURCED SCANS:
By far the most common content source. Literally THOUSANDS of high quality collections. Virtually all are collected.

PENTHOUSE SOURCED SCANS:
Not as numerous as Playboy but collectable just the same. Quality can vary. The SCP scan group covers Penthouse content very well.

EUROPEAN AND AUSTRALIAN MEN'S MAG CONTENT:
From magazines like Men's World, FHM, Maxim etc. Content from these magazines will sometimes find it's way into Playboy based collections. Some great content that is not normally seen by American audiences. Searcher and Paradise do these very well.

AMERICAN CELEBRITIES:
From many different American magazines. Both content and quality vary from excellent to piss-poor. Official collections like Maelstrom and groups such as CIA and UIA do them the best.

PORNSTARS:
Mostly American pornstars. Some official collections like CoolHandXXX and RiptornXXX. Many more independent scans. Lots of redundancy, quality and content vary greatly. Mostly hard core in nature.

ASIAN MODELS:
Lots of scans available. Bluebird collection alone has over 10,000 scans. Quality varies though. Many recent Bluebird offerings are very good. JoScan is another large collection of Asian models. Then there is Sung Hi Lee, the most beautiful Asian model of all time.

EUROPEAN & AUSTRALIAN CELEBS:
Groups like UIA and CIA along with scanners like Maelstrom do these the best. There are lots of independent scans on many fan sites. Quality and content vary. Stick with the official collections.

PINUP ART - MODERN & CLASSIC:
From the paintings of Antonino Vargas, Gil Elvgren, Sorayama, Royo, Olivia, Jennifer Janesko, Ken Martin, Peter Driben, Harry Ekman, Art Frahm, Earl Moran,Zoe Mozert
Edward Runci, Donald Rust and many others. Viking and Ozone do the best scans. There are many, many more independent scans out there. Quality is normally high. The Viking Sorayama and Ozone Olivia scans are impeccable.

PHOTOSHOOTS (SUZE RANDALL):
Usually from various pay sites, these scans have found their way into the public domain via USENET Newsgroups. Quality is normally high, no logo or id on the scans. Content ranges from soft to hard-core. These scans number in the tens of thousands and are collectable. Photoshoot collecting is an up-and-coming trend in scan collecting.

"BABE SITE" NONAME IMAGES:
Images from the multitudes of "BABE SITES". Lots of redundancy. Quality and content varies from sizzling to yawn. Many images are edits of offical collection offerings.

FITNESS BABES (MSA):
Mostly from Michael Scott Agency shoots. These thousands of muscle babe scans are collectable. No logo or id on scans. Quality is high. Content is soft, muscles are hard.

AMATEUR PHOTOSHOOTS:
From the hundreds of amateur pay sites currently operating. No logo or id on scans. Quality ranges from fair to very good. Content ranges from excellent to vomit inducing. Soft and Hard core

BBS BRANDED SERIES:
RARE: The prototypes for all modern scan forms. From the pre-Internet days of private BBS systems (like LACE). Thousands of scans, some with logos, some vanilla. Some good content, many low-budget whorebags and various other skanks. Great nostalgia for those of us that can remember the pre-Internet world.

VIDCAPS:
Video captures from movies. There are a growing number of collections from groups like CIA and UIA. The form is still young and needs maturation to compete with the quality of photo scans.

FANTASY ART:
From many airbrush fantasy artists. SDC, SCP and PePescan cover fantasy scans the best. Quality is usually very high.

WALLPAPERS:
Desktop wallpaper created from composite scans. Many of these could be much better. Quality does not usually exceed fair.

COMIC ART:
Scanned comic book covers. NightWing does the best. Rhabdo did some excellent scans in the mid 1990s.

AUTOMOBILES:
Pics of cars. Mostly sports and exotic. I prefer the girls.

LANDSCAPES:
Pictures of outdoor landscapes. Many real nice pictures, some excellent quality. I still prefer the skin based scans.

 
 

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