Monday, August 19, 2013

Sprue Cutters Union #5: Philosophy

This week's assignment was inspired by Matt from Doogs' Models who replied to last week's topic with a pointed rant against the absolutists of this hobby. He touched on some good philosophy for us to think about, which if you haven't read, you can take a look at it here. I'm going to ride the coattails of his post to study the brains of you modelers. I think we can all agree that we have some idea that motivates us while we model, whether its an unyielding pursuit of accuracy, or a more laissez-faire approach, we all believe in something.

- What is your modeling philosophy? -

It's not uncommon for the phrase its your model, do what you want with it to be tossed around modeling forums and other media centers where hobbyists mingle. I think certainly Ms. Hepburn would agree with that statement, but do you? What is your philosophy that governs each modeling session? Are you a stickler for detail? Or are do you prefer the "looks good enough to me" approach? I hope Matt will still respond, though he's more or less already shared his stance. How about the rest of you? Remember, honesty is the best policy!

Remember, all it takes is a passion for this hobby and a blog to go along with it! All you have to do is write a post in response to this topic by Sunday and you can be a member of the Sprue Cutters Union. Take a look at the Sprue Cutters Union page for more detail. Once you've written your post, either email me the link or drop the link in the comment section below.
The goal is to send new readers to our sites, so don't forget to include the links to other modelers' responses when you get an opportunity.
Spread the word.
Join the Union!


  1. My thoughts on this weeks topic are ready for a bit of soulsearching:


  3. Here is my blog entry

  4. Ok guys, here's my contribution...

  5. Finally got my post done this week. To much philosophizing before I put words to paper.


    I'll add in the links to everyone else's posts when I'm not sitting in an airport in Chicago.