Doing what I can with what I've got

Posted on February 17, 2011 at 6:40 PM

I'll be using this, my own little piece of the web, to post about things I've made or collected that I think are cool., and I hope you like them as well.

I'm not after 100% accuracy with my models - for me, close is good enough.

I'm tired of hardcore (read: overzealous, anal-retentive, etc) modellers criticizing the work of others with regard to the correct number of rivets on a model, or the correct shade of paint, or scale appearance, or some other BS, which has caused many people to stop showing their work, or leave the hobby altogether.

It's sad, and in my opinion, goes against what the hobby is about - FUN.

This hobby (or ANY hobby, for that matter) should be fun, first and foremost.

If you enjoy achieving complete superdetailed accuracy on your models, good on you.  I applaud those with the skills to create such breathtaking models.  It's also a vital part of the hobby in the sense of creating a replica of a piece of history.

Unfortunately, not everyone (myself included) is blessed with the skill, time, or money to create such works of art, and we resort to "doing what we can with what we've got."  It's also a good way to derive enjoyment from the hobby and is more liberating as well.

There is a place for both types of modelers/collectors - the die-hards and the casuals.  I've been on both sides of the fence over the years; long enough to know we can coexist peacefully.

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