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Modelmartin

Member Since 30 Dec 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 22 2014 09:08 AM
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In Topic: For any of you that still believe 3-D printing is a far-off dream...

20 July 2014 - 03:43 AM

I just don't see the 3D printing thing becoming "household". The technically adept will adopt it and use it but most people are not that adept at using CAD or CAM programs, scanning, getting different pieces of hardware and software to work with each other.  Also, I don't think the finished products will be as good as molded products. They won't have the same integrity. It may be fine for Christmas ornaments and knick-knacks but not a lot else.

 

It isn't the "light bulb". The advantages of the light bulb were quite obvious. It is more like the "paperless office" and everyone working online from home. Great idea but probably won't happen for most people. It does however remind me of Steve Jobs mom - "Why would I ever need a computer in my home?"

 

Speaking of the light bulb - did you know that the first electrical generating plant only operated at night? The only electrical devices were lights and you only needed them at night. The future is unpredictable.


In Topic: Porsche 917 LH

20 July 2014 - 03:08 AM

My mind is officially blown. I am pretty jaded and have seen a lot of great kits over the years but this one is pretty impressive. I am looking forward to your under glass pics. Great job!


In Topic: Xonex Schwinn Orange Krate

20 July 2014 - 03:03 AM

But Harry, does the derailleur work?

 

MPC did make an 1/8 scale Sting Ray kit and a Continental road bike.

 

My best buddy in Junior High school had a paper route and bought an Apple Krate. I was so jealous. I had a hand me down 20" bike. My parents got me some high rise handlebars but they said no to a banana seat. I was so deprived!!!! :(


In Topic: Rommel's Rod sells for $ 1 million +

20 July 2014 - 02:48 AM

Back on subject. Just tonight I purchased a copy of Tom Daniel's Rommel's Rod model kit on eBay. Never owned one in the past. Been kind of wishy washy over the last couple of years about buying one. But now with the PC police types out there, who knows? If I don't buy one now, will they be available in the future? Thanks guys. Your conversations about what's politically correct or not, has scared me into purchasing the kit.

Scott

 

Oh come on now, Scott! :rolleyes:  All of this talk about PC police is just silly! Has anyone ever even suggested that Rommel's Rod be banned from production? The very fact that they made new tooling to bring it back suggests otherwise. Despite what some folks think this is a very free country. There is no such thing as PC Police despite what some people on this board and elsewhere imagine. There is a heightened awareness of being nice to more people, though! :)


In Topic: Rommel's Rod sells for $ 1 million +

20 July 2014 - 02:41 AM

 

Good point made and conceded.

 

But "tasteless" sells to the vast majority. I guess that's the real reason why the PC police are coming...to protect society from tastelessness.

 

I will pass on the race to the bottom.