For the first time in a long time this morning I logged into RMweb to see if anything new had occurred. Almost instantly I found myself fists clenched and teeth gritted, I have no idea why I do it to myself. I think RMweb, and forums in general, are a great idea and resource. The problem mainly seems to lie in the people who use them.
As the arguments and petty squabbles per quality modelling thread on RMweb worsens, it’s worth looking into it a bit more.
It doesn’t take long on any online forum to find the culprits who are at the centre of most of the rage inducing posts and low blow comments. These people also rarely seem to do any modelling, in fact some of the most prolific keyboard warriors have very little to show for all their talked of knowledge.
We hear the same excuses; money, time, space etc
I’m sorry but it’s rubbish, for somebody who also has none of the above and probably even less I still find time to do some modelling.
I don’t have a layout, but that does not mean you cannot model, I have two shoe boxes under the stairs that contain my tools, and a shoe box full of models requiring attention. My dining room table is my workbench. Modelling isn’t about building expensive brass kits, a parkside dundas kit can be brought for sub £9, or detail up an older model. Modelling doesn’t always mean money, or space.
And as for time, what on earth are people doing with their days? By the time the computer is loaded up, the internet connected to and your first post typed out you could of easily stuck some brake shoes down on a Dundas chassis.
So this is a call to arms. Stop typing, find those old models, take 10 minutes out of the day, cut a bit off, stick something on. Modelling is our hobby. Please try it, you don’t know what you’re missing.