All the models i see here are beautifully built and looks great!!
But it's been hard not to mention that sometimes we compete against modeler's with 95% scatchbuilt and all machined metal parts that looks just awesome!
Modelers with machining skills, that make their models look juste like a real car (most of the time customs and race cars).
But to me, every modeler have something very interesting to show, and when i attempt to shows like NNL East, i'm not waiting to win something, only sharing with other modeler's and seeing very nice models on the tables makes me really happy.
About each model i look, learn me something new, or giving me an idea for a future project, and i think that's why i'm still hooked to this hobby, and i'm never discouraged, not being a winner!!
Lots of people are looking our models, and for general public that candy paint with lots of chrome and aluminium parts seem to be better because it's eye catching... But when you look closer all of the models on the tables, you can see some very nice craftamship hiding under somewhat ordinary looking car!!
Just like The 2015 Chevelle concept, i followed the wip on this one, and there's a lot of work on this one, and really well done, but if it's been painted a really flashing color, it must have catch the eye of everyone, so they could have seen all the work that have been done, but the stock concept vision, might have not been the same!! Because a Chevelle alway's looked good in red... (and to me you just scored, because it's so stock looking, general public didn't notice it's a concept, just like if G.M. has made this one!!)
If you want your model to stand out, paint it an uncommon color to catch the eye, but to me, all of you guys build awesome models and should keep your buildind just the way it is, no matter if it's overlooked in shows, real modleler's will notice all of the details and that's what counts, being a stand out is just a bonus.
I build models that i want, the color i want and i'm pleased with it, if someone likes it, that's good, if no ones talks about it, that's good too.
My models, most of the times are in stock colors, with stock or mild customized parts, and it's true that my Metallic. Orange 1962 pick-up maded people talk more about it than my other models and that was my bonus 2 years ago, but i built it this way, because i wanted it this way, not to make people talk.. but i keep building models my way, because i like it!!
Keep it on everybody..
Edited by mikemopar70, 18 June 2013 - 01:43 AM.