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  • Member since
    September 2019
Posted by AndrewJosie on Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:12 PM

Do people ever post images of their work for critique and constructive feedback?

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Thursday, August 27, 2020 6:43 PM


Posters will regularly say something like "All comments or criticisms welcome."

The important thing is to keep any such comments as constructive as possible; if possible, offer suggestions or advice if it seems applicable. We all learn from each other -- that's the real value of a forum like this one.

I've been building for fifty-odd years...and haven't yet reached the stage where I figure I know it all. (Most...but not all. Big Smile)


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"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, August 27, 2020 7:15 PM

Yes,make sure you ask,statements like any comments welcome, or how can I improve, what do you think.Some won't give more then an attaboy or that looks great unless asked.In the past some have been very sensitive to any criticism.On the other hand some like to stick the knife in just to be critical.Most will compliment and offer suggestions and opinions.Be open minded,use what you think you can do or just let it go if you don't think its helpful.

Oh,and check your placement,try to use the proper section in posting your pictures.For example,this area is really for tech support.

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    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, August 28, 2020 4:23 AM

For me its one of the main reasons i post. Other people will see things that i miss or will have an idea i had not thought of.

But also remember, whether you are giving advice or recieving it, it doesn't have to be taken.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so


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  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 28, 2020 12:07 PM

If someone is posting a “work in progress” of a build on here, I think that it is unrealistic to not expect comments and critiques. But conversely the commentor should look at the build and perhaps some of the builder’s other works before critiqueing. That’s where filling out our bios helps. 

I don’t mind the comments and critiques on my own builds, and will add a “comments and critiques welcome” at the end of a finished project. I’ve had members here tell me of gigs in a kit, that are not shown in the instructions as followed, but are inaccurate in reality during the build so I could correct them.


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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, August 28, 2020 12:16 PM


Do people ever post images of their work for critique and constructive feedback?

Yes, but in the past, this site used to be very "non-critique-ish". In other words, the membership would take umbrage against anyone who critiqued a kit. Only "great jobs" were allowed. Strange that the person posting the work was happy with the feedback, but the membership wasn't. It was an odd paradigm.

It wasn't like there were the dreaded "rivet counters" pointing out every little error.

But I think many post photos of their completed project and didn't like to know that they made an error.

Now "works in progress" or "WIPs" beg for critiques since it helps identify issues before you've finished assembling, painting and finishing.

Personally, I will build straight out of the box on many kits I don't "care" about the subject matter, and will super detail a vehicle that matters more to me.

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Friday, August 28, 2020 1:02 PM

This conversation ought to be moved to "General Modeling" because it will get more attention there.

This quiet little forum is meant for stuff like "how do I post a picture?".


 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.


  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, August 29, 2020 1:02 PM

I am a retired architect. When I was working we posted our designs on a wall and about 20 people reviewed the designs and gave  their opinions, sometimes very harsh. Architects grow thick skins very quickly. That is just a fact of life for an architect. 

I enjoy when members of this forum provide input and comments regarding my builds. They make my future builds better.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.


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