[WWI] Weathering

Rick Geisler ragfokker at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 11 21:39:24 EDT 2004

Shane said:
>This is the key. Unlike (for example) Hyperscale, this is a closed forum. 
>The discussion is more like that at a family dinner table  with plentifull 
>family elders ready with sage advice (or a clip around the ear'ole), than 
>that over a bar at the pub,
>Our social conventions tend to the supportive so even if the family member 
>with the big mouth (and feet to match) goes too far the others tend quickly 
>to soothe and bring perspective. OTOH in an open forum, who knows what 
>bovver booted larrikin will wade into the fray and cause a bar brawl.

I think that the Key is to criticise when asked, in a supportive way. As 
others have said, the skill level to acheive the "LOOK" of this model is 
incredible. Is it Correct for this Aircraft? Probably not. Pictures are I 
believe available. Most of you may not realize this but 15 to 20 years ago a 
weathered Model was dismissed without notice in an IPMS USA contest.It did 
not matter if it was WW1 or WW1 part 2. I personally talked to an IPMS judge 
that said Weathering was a tactic to cover Flaws in the model!!! Thank god 
we have progressed to a pont where realism in scale is not only acceptable 
but the Norm!
Again the DV weathering is probably overdone for realism, but OH What a 
LOOK! I wonder how he (or She) Acheived the weathered Lozenge?
Rick G.

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