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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:53 AM

I mostly consider myself to be a mediocre modeler, but I know I can build to a very high standard if I really "care" to do so. I don't think I strive to build to a certain standard every time. I've built some of the 1/48 scale Tamiya German armor kits basically straight out of the box, just doing some basic seam filling etc.

But I've also rebuilt and super detailed the engine grill area of Abrams tank kits so many times, I couldn't even begin to count them all.

It all depends on what I want to do with that particular kit.

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    March 2020
  • From: South Florida
Posted by Having-fun on Thursday, September 3, 2020 11:57 AM

 

Back in the early 80s, I was asked to write a small program for our office; at the time computers were a hobby for me, my primary job at the company did not have anything to do with computers.

Anyhow, I wrote a relatively simple program using the Basic language, it did the job but it was simple, a few coworkers of my, once they saw the program, immediately claimed that I was a “computer expert”, I did know that at the time, I was not , but, from their point of view I was a "computer expert"

So it depends of the point of view of the individual.

Joe

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 3, 2020 12:13 PM

Tojo72

 

 
stikpusher

 

 
Tojo72

Can a modeler be an "expert" but be a non builder or only mediocre 

 

 

 
I don’t know how one can be a non building modeler. That is something of an oxymoron. But a mediocre modeler can be a subject matter expert having a wealth of knowledge on particular subject(s).
 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 5:11 PM

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Saturday, October 3, 2020 2:07 PM

Expert in this hobby is much like "master" in this hobby.  It is a term some use to express how impressed they are with the skills of the builder/painter.  Some have fantastic knowledge on subjects, some have extensive knowledge on a particular technique, etc.  The term is earned/given to one by specific viewers.  As so many have said others may consider the builder/painter medeocre at best.

 

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Posted by Space Ranger on Saturday, October 3, 2020 3:36 PM

In the social and physical sciences, you're not considered an expert until you've published something that has been peer reviewed and determined to be authoritative or advancing the knowledge of the subject.

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