Sprue Cutters Union – Imperatives


TOPIC: We all get lazy at times but let’s face it, there are areas of this hobby that modelers cannot get skimpy. Whether it’s a part of the assembly process, a finishing technique, or a particular tool, what do you think are the essential aspects you cannot afford to cut corners on during a build? What are your imperatives?


Nothing like waiting until the last minute huh? I really have nothing on this. Well not much. My main goal is to have fun producing something I won’t hate. That’s really not so hard to do if you understand that every model you build will have flaws. Even basic construction flaws. And that is truthfully where we can all improve in one way or the other. If you’re a competitor then you already know that basic construction and finishing is A #1. You may not agree when that supercalifragilisticexpialidocious build with all the bells and whistles gets beat out by an OOB one with “incorrect” colors but you at least understand why.

So I guess that’s it. If I have to pick one thing to get right, which I don’t, then it would be the basics. The truth is I don’t always get them right and I don’t really care. I’m not going to lose sleep over it. I have a million other things to worry about getting right, like raising three kids that value themselves without needing validation from the world.


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