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About ultraspacemobile

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  • Scale I Build 1/144

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  • Location Denton, TX
  • Full Name Andy Pottkotter

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  1. ultraspacemobile added a post in a topic modelling research project   

    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?
  2. ultraspacemobile added a post in a topic modelling research project   

    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!
  3. ultraspacemobile added a post in a topic modelling research project   

    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.
  4. ultraspacemobile added a post in a topic modelling research project   

    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.
  5. ultraspacemobile added a topic in General   

    modelling research project
    Greetings fellow modellers,

    I am a graduate student at the University of North Texas and a modeller. As a design student, I am interested in studying modelling as an activity, especially with regard to 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 am currently doing a study on this difference, and would be much appreciative of anyone in this community who would be willing to answer a few questions. If you are interested, answer the following in response to this thread:

    Model-making methods and processes: a hermeneutic research project


    Please answer the following questions in your own words:

    1. What is a model kit?
    2. What activities (e.g. painting, sanding, burnishing) do you associate with modelling?
    3. Do you follow instructions when building a model?
    4. How skilled are you at modelling?
    5. What are kit conversions? Have you ever done a kit conversion?
    6. What is kitbashing? Have you ever kitbashed?
    7. What is the object of model-making? What is the end product?

    All material included in the research report will be anonymous.

    Thank you very much for your time & best wishes
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