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Skodadriver

The Ten Commandments of Modelling

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Skodadriver    1,835

Picked this up from the Glasgow IPMS Facebook page.  A lot of good sense in it!

 

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Tzulscha    1,180

and IX.

If there is no blood in my models, then I haven't been trying hard enough.

 

Hmm, I wonder if it could be used as a rust effect...

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Dave Batt    335

I call for an amendment to #7, for "They are not the only ones."

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alex    1,206

Well, fully agree (but there are some good and cheap models around)!

 

Alex

 

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Tzulscha    1,180
33 minutes ago, ian buick said:

I don`t happen to believe that Tamiya is idiotproof, am I excused morning assembly? 

Quite right. 

There is always a better idiot on the way!

 

Excused.

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Skodadriver    1,835
2 hours ago, ian buick said:

I don`t happen to believe that Tamiya is idiotproof, am I excused morning assembly? 

Although I started the thread I've never built a Tamiya kit for the simple reason that they don't do airliners. Whether a kit is idiot-proof or not probably depends on how determined the idiot is. 

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Vince1159    1,807
3 minutes ago, Skodadriver said:

Whether a kit is idiot-proof or not probably depends on how determined the idiot is. 

I'm the kit building version of dancing with two left feet (and that's being optomistic)..

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zebra    921

There probably needs to be one about offering sacrifices to the carpet monster.

 

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3DStewart    238
Posted (edited)

I disagree with Commandment II. Just doing things for your own satisfaction can make you very self-centred. There's nothing wrong with building to give others satisfaction, or to gain their praise or recognition. 

 

If you build (in part) for other's satisfaction you'll also more likely to obey Commandment III.

 

Edited by 3DStewart
To get the Commandment reference right in the last line. It doesn't make sense as orginally typed!!

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Vince1159    1,807
18 minutes ago, 3DStewart said:

I disagree with Commandment II. Just doing things for your own satisfaction can make you very self-centred. There's nothing wrong with building to give others satisfaction, or to gain their praise or recognition. 

 

If you build (in part) for other's satisfaction you'll also more likely to obey Commandment II.

 

Surely building kits how you want to do them is the basis of the hobby and if the builder is such a snob and can't take a bit of criticism the person needs to find another hobby...

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Skodadriver    1,835
27 minutes ago, 3DStewart said:

I disagree with Commandment II. Just doing things for your own satisfaction can make you very self-centred. There's nothing wrong with building to give others satisfaction, or to gain their praise or recognition. 

 

If you build (in part) for other's satisfaction you'll also more likely to obey Commandment II.

 

Surely the point the writer (Moses?) was making is that the most important thing is for you to be happy with the final result.  

 

I know my own philosophy is that I build for my own satisfaction and try (usually unsuccessfully) to make each model better than the one before it.  I often post the results in RFI and if other people like my models and say nice things about them that's a huge bonus and very flattering but it's not my primary motivation.  If I'm not satisfied with a model it will never find its way into RFI or on to the display table no matter what anyone else says.

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Brian    106

#11.   Lo, for if thee start a complicated conversion, a brand new kit of it will be released after thee have spent many hours and much putty on it.

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Bullbasket    1,941
21 minutes ago, Brian said:

11.   Lo, for if thee start a complicated conversion, a brand new kit of it will be released after thee have spent many hours and much putty on it.

'ain't dat de truth! Hallelujah!

 

John.

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whitestar12chris    2,250

i call for an amendment to VIII, for those of us who dont airbrush, it should read;

 

"Thou shalt clean thy brushes thouroughly"

 

So speaketh the Whitestar.

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Paul A H    2,108

How about:

 

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's stash.

 

Remember to keep thy local model shop in business.

 

You shall not commit rivet counting.

 

You shall have no other gods before Airfix.

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Dave Batt    335
7 hours ago, Paul A H said:

How about:

 

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's stash.

 

Remember to keep thy local model shop in business.

 

You shall not commit rivet counting.

 

You shall have no other gods before Airfix.

I think #2 is definitely worthy of serious consideration.  (Not religious adherence, but it should be a major factor.)

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