How bad can it possibly be? Model kit detail vs. scale
Posted 16 November 2012 - 05:15 AM
Now that I think about it, I suppose that's why I care more about accurate represetation of mechanical parts, usually, than bodywork.
Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:10 AM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:46 AM
Robert, armor builders are as anal as AC builders in their own unique way. I do enter builds in contests, but never build for a contest, if you know what I mean. I've seen knock down drag out arguments over weld seams, camo patterns, and of all things, dirt. "Well Mr G your tank is too clean, therefore it isn't an accurate representation of the real vehicle".
Posted 16 November 2012 - 06:47 AM
For the most part, if it is pretty close, like the recently re-issued Triumph GT6, I'll keep it to build, usually waiting til my skills get to the point that I feel comfortable tackling it, the Triumph again.
On the other hand, if the body shape is so far off, the Monogram 69 Camaro was a great example of this, mine was a recent purchase of a Yodel Porsche 906 truly awful BTW, out they go.
Some people get hung up on the interior being 100% accurate....and if you build replica stock, I believe that matters. On the other hand, a kit not matching the pictures on the box, well that to me is false advertising, be it pictures of the built kit of the real 1:1 subject matter. Revel's release of the Revell Germany VW GTI in Valvoline IMSA markings caused me to buy the kit, only to find that the only racing parts were the decals.....not even the correct wheels were included. So, I built a version close to the GTI that my wife and I owned, so It was still "buildible" for me.
I guess the point is, that if the kit "scratches an itch", we'll build it.
Posted 17 November 2012 - 06:03 AM
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