Monday, January 6, 2014

Sprue Cutters Union 23: Something to Talk About

The first topic of 2014 has arrived. I am sure you are all still shaking off the debris of the holiday season so I will keep this fairly simple. Every now and then, I get a suggestion for a topic that the Union should address, several of which I used last year. Being that I am just one person, its always nice to get a little help coming up with some riveting discussion points to keep the Union moving. That's why this week I want to know...

- What three topics would you like to see the Union address? -

I am sure there are plenty of different aspects of this hobby we have not considered yet, therefore I am curious to see what you all come up with. I also wonder if we won't see any similar suggestions across different blogs as I am beginning to see that modelers tend to think alike. So, get out a paper and pen, scribble your suggestions down and leave them in the box (or preferably in the comments below).

How this works:

Listen up noobs, 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.

Returning Members:

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  1. I was wondering how long until we reached this point :-)
    I'll have to give this one some thorough thought.


  3. For me I would have to say:
    What is your favourite part of a build? ie Painting, Decals etc etc
    What tools are on your shopping list?
    Do you discuss issues with someone else to help get over a hurdle in a build?
    Would you ever purchase a semi built model to complete yourself? If yes would you enter it in a competition?
    Look forward to the 2014 version of The Sprue Cutters Union.

    1. Good topics here Shayne, thanks for commenting!

  4. I'm just going to throw some ideas in here because I love to know a bit about the builder and not just the build:

    If you could have any item in kit, in any scale, what would it be and why?
    Your worst and best build?
    Anyone you aspire to?
    List three favorite builds. But by someone else, not your own
    First kit you ever did?
    If money were no object, what one thing would you buy for your model making?
    Describe your perfect day
    What skills from your 'real life' help with model making?

    Have a great day =0)

    1. Thanks for chiming in! Quite a few to chose from

  5. Hi Jon,

    Here's my three..

    Number 1.
    Finding time, how do you find time for the hobby? Are you super organised and have a set modelling schedule or snatch what hours/minutes/seconds you can?

    Number 2.
    Is the hobby still a pocket money hobby?

    Number 3.
    Are you an assembler, or do try to does each model become individual to you? That one little mod you have to make, or scheme that is slightly different.


    1. Nice Jim! Number three might get touchy to some...the term "assembler" is almost as harsh as "rivet counter"

  6. 1. Contests - Which is better? the "open" system where a model is judged on it's merit alone or the traditional competitive system where there is a definite 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner?
    2. Contests - Is it worth building for a contest? or is it just an exercise in frustration that scares away potential new builders?
    3. Contests - What is your worst contest experience? C'mon... I know you all have horror stories.

    1. Interesting ideas, and welcome to the Union!

  7. I've left my suggestions:

  8. Here's mine Spruecutters, Happy New Year to the Sprue Cutters Union!

  9. A late contribution -

  10. Hi Jon,
    here is my post. :-) Happy New year guys!!!

  11. How about: Show us your display case / how you display your finished models?