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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Member Since: December 27, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2003 - 08:24 AM UTC
Hi everyone:

I found this article in the web and want to share it. Itīs about what things are important to watch in the construction and finishing if you are going into a contest. Interesting !

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England - North West, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 09:40 PM UTC
Good comments and there is nothing there that I can disagree with.

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Donegal, Ireland
Member Since: May 14, 2002
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Posted: Friday, August 15, 2003 - 10:29 PM UTC

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Ultimately, it comes down to pleasing ourselves. Some people build for contest placement, some build to impress their friends, some build high-profile masterpieces to establish an enduring legacy, but in each and every case, the model has to satisfy the creator. Everyone over time develops their own personal style, and everyone places boundaries that limit subject matter, presentation, and finish.

A well written piece and the last statement is very, very true.

But how many modellers decide today "Right! this is the only way I build models, anything is else just does not suit me!" only to find out in a few months or years that as skills evolve and tastes mature, they actaully slide away from their original ethos! This maybe where this guy is at now, but his taste is very personal, and I think he limits himself too much. I cant believe he will only build every craft in his life time to exactly this standard. Just my 2 euor cents!
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 03:07 AM UTC
AMEN! Brother. Great piece on how I also feel about how I look at my modelling.
Again, well said.
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2003 - 08:19 AM UTC
I have to agree toatlly with the article. I like competitions, but I like to build the model more. I strive for accuracy, but minor imperfections don't annoy me. As has been said by many (myself included) you only have to please yourself in this hobby!!