[WWI] “Mojo motivater”

Ernest Thomas reason108 at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 10 10:31:43 EDT 2020

I don't have anything as drastic as a detached retina, but my eyes and hands aren't what they were 20 years ago.
I've been trying, successfully, to get back to just having fun building models again, like when I was a kid.
What worked for me is not looking at reference material, other than to verify what color something should be.
Eduard has now more or less exceeded what I can handle, detail wise, even without the PE detail.
But if you're willing to go off topic, you can't go wrong with Tamiya. Their newest kits are marvels of engineering.

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From: WWI <wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org> on behalf of Charlie Duckworth <omahaduck at gmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:51 AM
To: World War I Modeling Mailing List <wwi at wwi-models.org>
Subject: [WWI] “Mojo motivater”

Thanks Matt, you provided a topic for what kit(s) does the list members recommend to get your OT mojo working again?  Since I lost my right eye (detached retina) I’ve have the same issue and need some motivation (I tend to lean towards the British lattice tails and odd French a/c which aren’t exactly quick builds). So what OT kit is out there, any scale, that you found that helped to get you jump started again and back to the work bench?

Charlie Duckworth

On Mar 10, 2020, at 8:16 AM, Matt Bittner <mbittner at cbrnp.com> wrote:

I have no idea when I first started. I believe IM started in 1998 so it was sometime before that. Unfortunately my on-topic modeling has seriously waned. The past two years - with so many life changes and family affairs; lots and lots of changes, loss and and an acquisition  - have been extremely rough, especially in terms of the hobby, but I'm slowly coming back. Not with anything on-topic, I'm working on other stuff to get my mojo back. Not only have I delved into the dark side, but I've also been mostly modeling in 1/144. I have one 1/72 'tweener I'll finish before I start on something for the Omaha Nats, I think in 2022. Not sure what it will be, though. I do have an AZ Albatros C.III that was sent for review, so just maybe. But I would also like to work on something French. Maybe finish something that's been in-progress for eons. MoS Type AC? Strutter (although I have never found an underside pic)? I have an Eduard D.V really close to finishing; maybe that? Who knows. Sigh...


On 3/9/2020 2:30 PM, Diego Fernetti wrote:
Thanks to a few offlist messages today, I thought that the WW1 Modelling website and its mailing list are the oldest habits I keep while navigating the internet.
Since I started visiting the website, the connection to the digital world has changed a lot, as we all know it too well.
Early on, hooking up into the net meant a quite defined purpose in mind even before the "scream of a thousand robots" on the phone line meant we were ready to surf. I learned of the WW1 modelling website by a link PRINTED in a bloody magazine page! I duly followed the arcane words (curses?) and after a series of loading backgrounds, links and whatnot I finally could see the index page, sprinkled with little Albatrosen. Opening a single image in the Gallery meant a lot of patience with my slow internet connection of 1996! And of course, the mailing list archives.... what was that? Who were Sandy Adam, Lee Mensinger and John Impenna? What kind of creature was a Weier? It took me more than a year of learning the ropes to actually subscribe to the mailing list, which meant an average of 80 daily emails on my inbox!
So, how did you discovered this website and the mailing list? And when was that?

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