Author Topic: An Editorial About 1:144 Scale and Master Class Modelling  (Read 977 times)

Offline lcarroll

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    I have indulged in this Hobby for over 75 years and counting and have been a Moderator here for over 10 of those years.  In the latter function I have often had to remind individuals of the primacy of enjoyment of the Hobby, mutual respect, and fellowship in our little group and rarely been disappointed in the responses. We are so fortunate to have some of, if not the very best, Scale Plastic Model builders on the planet on our Member's List. So here's a positive message from your first Moderator:
    Given the foregoing I wish to express Thanks to our "mini micro ultra Braille Scale artists" who practice the art of Scratch Building in 1:144 Scale. I just read through the comments in the Build Logs of the latest projects underway on the benches of Ondra, William Adair, and MR Bentley and can only add that you succeed where I and so many of us dare not venture ......  what incredible and superb productions. Just when I thought I'd really mastered the Hobby with completion of a fully rigged Fe.2b in 1:32 scale William completes the same in micro form, after mastering the art of producing beautiful wire wheels in the same scale from his magic bench where a Jeannin Taube takes form. MR Bentley works at a Rolland C.II and Ondra, who's works have blown my mind for years on a Camel. My sincere compliments Gents, you do us all so proud and I just wanted to express my thanks and appreciation for sharing your work with us all.
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: An Editorial About 1:144 Scale and Master Class Modelling
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2024, 08:18:50 AM »
As they'd say in the gunroom of HMS Surprise, "Hear him! Hear him!"

Dutch

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Re: An Editorial About 1:144 Scale and Master Class Modelling
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2024, 06:43:32 PM »
There is a strange madness in their work and I have to say I can only agree with everything Lance said!

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Re: An Editorial About 1:144 Scale and Master Class Modelling
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2024, 09:19:30 PM »
Thanks for this text, Lance. I do agree fully with your words.
And thanks to the trio of Masters who bring us all beyond the usual level of admiration with every post they add.
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Re: An Editorial About 1:144 Scale and Master Class Modelling
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2024, 09:28:22 PM »
What Dutch and Lance said.

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Re: An Editorial About 1:144 Scale and Master Class Modelling
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2024, 09:58:24 PM »
There is a strange madness in their work and I have to say I can only agree with everything Lance said!

"Strange madness" - perfect description (tinged with envy of skills - and eyesight!)

Totally concur with Lance
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Re: An Editorial About 1:144 Scale and Master Class Modelling
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2024, 03:31:34 AM »
Lunacy. Pure, beautiful, lunacy!
Keep it up gents!

Ian

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Re: An Editorial About 1:144 Scale and Master Class Modelling
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2024, 11:11:50 AM »
Wow, thank you. This is so unexpected I hardly know what to say.
At first, when I saw this topic and began to read, I was worried we were about to get a telling-off 😅. As I continued I was rather relieved and then genuinely moved to read the rest of Lance's post and to see everyone's responses. Thank you everybody for your kindness!  I'm so glad these smaller-scale projects were able to find a home here. It makes me want to try harder and see how far this scale can go.  😊
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Re: An Editorial About 1:144 Scale and Master Class Modelling
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2024, 09:51:24 PM »
Thank you all very much for the kind words! Much like William, I really don't know what to say in response to your guy's praise.

I have to give a lot of credit to William because without his encouragement and expertise, I wouldn't have tried a project like this, let alone get the results I'm getting (honestly, Im just as surprised as you guys by how the Roland is turning out). I also really appreciate the supportive comments from all of you, it makes all the hours of drudgery more than worth it.

Much like William, this project is inspiring me to look beyond just the standard injection molded kits. While I can't say that I'm going to dedicate myself to only doing 1/144 scratchbuild projects, I will certainly be doing more projects like this in the future and your support is a key reason why.

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Re: An Editorial About 1:144 Scale and Master Class Modelling
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2024, 11:20:57 PM »
You are 100% correct Lance! I am amazed every time I look in on their builds!! These guys are Truly Inspirational!!!
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Re: An Editorial About 1:144 Scale and Master Class Modelling
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2024, 03:41:53 PM »
I heartily agree with all the above comments. I remember looking at 1/144 aircraft for wargaming and thinking that was as good as it could get in this scale for our chosen era...how delightfully wrong I was!
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Re: An Editorial About 1:144 Scale and Master Class Modelling
« Reply #11 on: June 21, 2024, 12:00:22 AM »
Well said, Lance - couldn't agree more.
Cheers,
Gary