and Traits of the Model Builder
When I tell the average person that I am a model
builder, 99.9% of the time the first thing they say is, "I do not have the
patience for doing that." Then they usually make an unwittingly
insulting remark such as, "You have too much time on your hands." Or even
worse, "Wouldn't it be funny if it crashed?"
The problem as I and many other modelers see it
is the general public has a misperception of what we do. Their only
exposure to model building may have been their own unsatisfactory results or
seeing kids in the neighborhood tossing small balsa airplanes around.
That is where most of us started, but the dedicated model-builder has
advanced light-years beyond the rubber powered stick models that come in
So what skills does a model-builder posses?
This page is a scratch pad of sorts. As I think of things I will put
them here and add to the list. Maybe we'll enlighten the world.
Or maybe that is a lost cause, but at the least we'll give ourselves more
that we can feel good about besides the works of art we create.