my 2 cents.
I like the overal quality and attention to detail , it's just the subject is to me uglier than sin.
BUT, I'm not building it either so my opinion is moot point.
That said, the problem with pointing out an error such as this (had it been mentioned earlier) can and will be taken ' by some' as bashing it. Maybe the builder wouldn't but one never knows how any one takes criticism .
And my parents alwasy told me, if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all.
Everyone ( Ok, maybe most of us ) learn from there mistakes, it what makes us human. Like I said earlier carry on and enjoy the ride while we still can.
I have some "cents" regarding your "2 cents".
Many people here enter contests with their own creations, this in itself means they're going to be judged and/or criticized on their work. This doesn't mean that "bad things" will be said about them. There is a difference between a personal attack and expressing how you feel about a build that is being exhibitted (or posted).
Here is what I would consider to be a mean statement: "I see that you forgot to put a master cylinder in your 1962 Bel Air with the fantastic paint job, you really suck at this, don't you?"
Here is what I would consider to be fair and helpful judgement/criticism: "Your 1962 Bel Air has a fantastic paint job, I noticed that there was no master cylinder, it may have affected how you placed in this class."
In this particular example, the builder may have forgotten to put in a master cylinder or may not have known that a 1962 Bel Air even had a master cylinder (hard to imagine...right?). A receptive builder might say: "Darn it, I knew I was forgetting something." A too sensitive builder might think: "Haters gonna hate."
Both of those statements actually point out the same strengths/weaknesses, the first would not be accepted well unless you were real good "buds" with the builder, the second SHOULD be accepted well by the builder if the builder actually wants to place in a contest. If the builder doesn't want to place in a contest then it's just a show and the builder doesn't care to place.