Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SCU Response: We Ain't Dead

 Is Scale Modeling Doomed to Extinction?

I'm tired of hearing the question, so I thought we'd put it to rest this month. I was not surprised to read what my fellow bloggers had to say. For the most part, I think we're all on the same page. But don't take my word for it, read them for yourself!

Don't Forget!

All Current Members, to help grow our respective audiences, don't forget to add the links from your fellow contributors onto your post.
If you want to join the Union, all you need is a blog and a passion for the hobby! Spread the word! Join the Union!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Vital Signs

Is scale modeling on the way out?

This question is brought up almost on a monthly basis, whether in passing conversation between modelers or as hot topics on the most popular internet forums. The notion isn't even confined strictly to scale modeling. It is inescapable. As a matter of fact, there is probably a disgruntled modeler, sitting at his computer right now, drafting a post on some General Discussion board about how the local hobby shop down the street has closed its doors forever. He'll curse the internet and reminisce about the good ol' days of walking to the store and purchasing a kit with his hard earned allowance. Then his argument will close with an off-base swipe at today's youth and their brain frying addiction to video games and social media. Sound familiar? No? Here, read one or two. The fact that both of those threads are running concurrently on the same forum gives you an idea of how often this question comes up and how, perhaps, it is not being answered adequately enough. It is with this post that I intend to lay the question of a dying hobby to rest...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

SCU Topic: Is the Hobby Dying?

This month's topic is simple, and I'm sure it'll be a hot one! Don't hold back. Just as the title says:

Is scale modeling a dying hobby?

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 the end of the month 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, drop the link in the comment section below.

Returning Members:

The goal is to send new readers to our sites, so don't forget to include the links to other modelers' replies to this topic at the bottom of your response when you get an opportunity.
Spread the word.
Join the Union!