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John W E

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Casual observation
« on: June 25, 2020, 06:36:34 pm »


After spending some time reading through several build topics on a few model boating forums - I note that there are very little few modellers now who explain in any great depth how they have achieved/make their parts for their models - or - even make their models.  They tend to say I have done this today and this is the product.  It would be nice to see how people achieve their end products - I don't know what anyone else thinks.


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Re: Casual observation
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 06:41:39 pm »

I think a lot of people just buy the bits and stick them on these days John.

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Re: Casual observation
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 07:37:08 pm »

Back to the never-ending scratch-building debate and, even more fundamentally, what IS a 'modeller'?
1) Purchaser;
2) Assembler (no matter how skilled or well-equipped); or
3)Designer/Builder from basic (non-specific) materials?
IMHO only the last category could post a legitimate Masterclass build on this Forum.
Heads down for incoming!!
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Re: Casual observation
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 07:46:12 pm »

Making a radar  :-)

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Re: Casual observation
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 08:00:04 pm »

I prefer to spend my modelling time actually modelling.
The intial process of photographing is fairly quick but the associated processes of creating/editing text and images followed by uploading the whole lot..........well , you can take all that time away from modelling progress.
I have many hundreds of images taken whilst building a 1.5m side paddler. These were initially taken with idea of creating a build log, however the thought of sitting in front of my PC for countless evenings ..............nah, but maybe someday.
Modelling is modelling and reporting is reporting.



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Re: Casual observation
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2020, 08:02:07 pm »

Dave,

I'm now of the age (and bearing in mind that scale competitions are now essentially defunct), that any means of attaching details to my models is fair game.

BUT! I like to choose modelling subjects which no one else is likely to tackle so the finished result is still pretty much unique even if it does incorporate commercial items.

Seems a decent trade off to me.

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Re: Casual observation
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2020, 08:50:49 pm »

Colin
I'm sure John will forgive me for saying that frankly I really couldn't care less, although I do agree with him in some cases. I just thought I'd chuck a pebble into the pond to see how far the ripples spread.
And Umi can be a real diva when she wants to be!  :kiss:
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Re: Casual observation
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2020, 09:05:41 pm »

I am always interested is seeing how people have done things. I can then accept it or not- my choice. I tend to agree that many build logs could be more detailed. The whole world is dumbed down - Lots of pictures & not much text. I also understand that writing good quality text is very time consuming. I am grateful for what I get.

At the end of the day with my model I remember that if I like it then I am happy.
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Re: Casual observation
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2020, 09:18:56 pm »

Lots of photo guides in my blogs
Another radar from scratch for example
https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,61758.475.html

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Re: Casual observation
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2020, 10:34:24 am »


hi there


I can appreciate what has already been said, but, I think we are missing the point here.   We all moan about people not coming into the model boating hobby - but - what encouragement do we give - if the newcomer cannot see how things can be made/put together - and in some cases how very easy it is to achieve a good standard on a build.   Let's face it this is how we all learn by watching and looking - so we cannot really complain about new people not coming into the hobby if we aren't offering them some help so if and when our model shops decline through lack of sales - we mustn't blame anyone and look upon ourselves for the answer.


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Re: Casual observation
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2020, 10:39:29 am »

Iím in the couldnít care less camp also
I think I do my share of sharing and model shops are busier than ever
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