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ultraspacemobile

Member Since 28 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 04 2012 12:42 AM
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In Topic: modelling research project

30 October 2012 - 08:11 PM

Thank you all again for responding to my questionnaire! I know the questions may seem simplistic--and, as one poster suggested, "sophmoric"--but the answers I have obtained so far have given me valuable insight into the different ways modelers conceptualize the activity and the materials associated with it.

By the way, does anyone here have any suggestions for other popular modeling forums from which I could solicit responses?

In Topic: modelling research project

28 October 2012 - 05:57 PM

If you're exploring "the differences between modellers interested in reproducing existing objects and those interested in kitbashing etc. for the purposes of creating something new out of their imaginations," I suggest you left out the most basic question of all, and that would be scratchbuilding vs. kit building.

Someone who is truly creating something out of their imagination doesn't necessarily need a kit at all.


Scratchbuilding is a fascinating topic in itself; but, because it is a world apart from kit building, it had to demark it outside the scope of my study. However, any thoughts you might have about the relationship between scratchbuilding and kitbuilding would be insightful, since it helps me place kit building within a larger context of modeling activities. The very fact that you brought it up pleases me!

In Topic: modelling research project

28 October 2012 - 05:23 PM

Thanks everyone! The responses you have given so far are all great. If any of you have photos of your work or your own webpage/blog, I'd love to review that as well.

In Topic: modelling research project

28 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

Your first step should be to realize that there's only one "L" in modeling.


Noted--but, according to the dictionary, both are acceptable. Perhaps the double L is out of fashion; I will switch to the single L, if you indeed think it the more apt. Thanks for the advice.