[WWI] Cha cha cha

Stephen Auslender auslend at snet.net
Tue Apr 24 04:58:21 EDT 2007


Quote:
"I am not a grouch.
It is just that I am right and everybody else is wrong."
J. Pierpont Feathersbottom, Esq.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Douglas Anderson" <djandersonza at yahoo.com>
To: "World War I Modeling Mailing List" <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 3:59 AM
Subject: Re: [WWI] Thank you, Mike


> To each their own!
>  That is the beauty of this hobby, so many different and colourful 
> characters.
>  And grouches
>
> Joel Christy <jbarchristy at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>  Ha ha ha, hee hee hee ho ho ho ha ha hee hee hee ho ho ho!!! ;-)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Joel
>
> Shane Weier
> wrote:
> Stephen says:
>
>>Ah, at last, another modeler who does not have the attitude that the
>>purpose of modeling is to stuff all the detail possible into a model.
>
> By inference of the rest of the post, superdetailing is *bad*
>
>>Today's fad, you ask?
>>Its the
>>stuff-every-detail-one-can-into-the-model-so-you-can-take-home-a-cheap-plastic-trophy->from-the-next-IPMS-contest
>
> By experience, the attitude of someone who never entered an IPMS contest 
> in
> his life, or needs a crutch to support a decision not to bother, rather 
> than
> just saying "I couldn't be bothered"
>
> In many years of model contest entry and judging - not just IPMS - I've
> rarely seen a winner that on becuase of stuffed in detail, rather than
> impeccable modelling.
>
>>Second, it has led to a situation where we get a bunch of modelers who
>>cannot scratch build a flat panel, but just sit and whine for someone to
>>market an add-on kit so they can glue it in place to spiff up their model
>>and maybe win a contest somewhere.
>
> ...followed by an insult to modellers who get enjoyment from adding
> aftermarket to their models.
>
>>It has led to the situation where a guy buys a kit for $50 to $100 and 
>>then
>>buys another $100 to $200 worth of details that were created by some
>>company like Edouard. And what do we have? We get guys who assemble all
>>these expensive parts to make a model.
>
> This is bad, how?
>
>>Hey, nothing wrong with that. Its a hobby and meant for fun and amusement
>>and some pleasure.
>
> Indeed. So it *isn't* bad? There's a relief then.
>
>>But we should all keep in mind the fact that all it is is a hobby. Lighten
>>up, and enjoy it for what ever it is that you want to get out of it.
>
> So true. In fact, it'd be nice to accept that people who obsess about
> details are as entitled to their own fun as those who "lighten up", and
> don't obsess
>
>>Thank you Mike for revealing the fact that you are an individual and have
>>your own agenda and do not slavishly follow the current fad.
>
> Mike *is* an individual.
>
> So is the chap who "
> stuffs-every-detail-one-can-into-the-model-so-you-can-take-home-a-cheap-plastic-trophy->from-the-next-IPMS-contest"
>
> Of course, if he's enjoying himself it doesn't matter that it's most
> unlikely to improv his chances of winning.
>
>
> Now, what **wasn't* said here, but *was* said by you on the Hyperscale 
> forum
> when made the identical post is:
>
>>I do not apologize for being that way because I laugh at myself much more
>>than I laugh at others. >But, although I will defend the right of all of 
>>us
>>to enjoy our hobby any way we do I will also laugh >at how seriously we
>>take these same activities.
>>
>>So model on guys, enjoy what you do and do not concern yourself about what
>>anyone has to say >about your activities. But, if you hear some muted
>>laughter in the background, its probably me.
>
> Laugh at yourself all you like. That's healthy and offends no-one.
>
> Feel free to laugh at me when I pursue my hobby in my way too. But then,
> don't expect me to like being an object of your ridicule.
>
> Shane
>
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