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How to become a Master Modeler

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How to become a Master Modeler
Posted by papin67 on Thursday, October 28, 2004 11:55 AM
Smile Hello Everybody !!!


I have been back in the hobby since February 2003 and for me It is just amazing how much you can learn and share.

I have always seen the term "Master Modeler", and I wonder when does the community consider you a master modeler ? , How many years you have to be building models to become one? , or Is there any guidelies that will describe what a modeler should acomplish to become a master modeler ?

Right now I know I am a begginer, but I will apreciate if those of you who have acomplish that goal will share your thoughts ...BowBowBow

Thanks,

Luis Ayala
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, October 28, 2004 3:31 PM
we are all master modelers in our own little world, just practice and build to have fun...
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Posted by papin67 on Friday, October 29, 2004 8:23 AM
Thank You !!!!

Sure I will...


Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile
Luis Ayala
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Posted by mishalah on Thursday, November 4, 2004 9:20 PM
Take a look at the best:

http://www.geraldwingrove.com/

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

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Posted by Irocet305 on Friday, November 5, 2004 12:32 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by mishalah

Take a look at the best:

http://www.geraldwingrove.com/


That is UNREAL! I have never seen a real minature run. Until now. Another name that deserves mention is Augie Hiscano.Every issue of SAE and CM I have with his craftsmenship in it astounds me. And right after him would have to be Juha Airio, Larry Boothe, Mark Gustavson, and Tim Boyd.

I could only wish to build at the caliber these guys do. It's a little dissapointing not to be able to. But none the less very insipirational.

Build 'em if ya got 'em

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Posted by lacquerjack on Saturday, November 6, 2004 5:08 AM
Sign - DittoSign - DittoSign - Ditto All those mentioned are "master modelers", but Wingrove is in a class far beyond us all. Perhaps "Grand Master Modeler" would be a good title for him.

As to your question on how to become one, there are many factors here. A short answer could be practice, time, attention to detail, enthusiasm, tools, patience and a background in art, just to mention a few.
One thing you will notice as you look through the different posts and in the magazines is that most modelers build one or two different styles most of the time. Some will stay with street machines and pro-streets, others classics or replica stock, others race cars (usually sticking to one type), others customs/leadsleds, tuners and lowriders, etc. I would think that a real "master modeler" could build an award winner of ANY type or style. Just my My 2 cents
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Posted by mishalah on Monday, November 8, 2004 6:01 AM
I think the best "tip" I ever heard about building great models was to consider each component as a separate model in itself. I think it was either Hiscano or Airo, but I could be mistaken.

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

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Posted by k357 on Friday, November 12, 2004 8:20 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by disturbed666skyline

we are all master modelers in our own little world, just practice and build to have fun...

That's my outlook also, just do the best you can, have fun, & practice, practice,practice, build, build build & ALLWAYS have fun!Big Smile
Ken McIntire Better to have it & not need it , then need it & not have it. American by birth, Southern by the grace of God There is no sustitute for horsepower & cubic inches!!!!!
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Posted by FIREMODELMAN on Sunday, November 14, 2004 1:40 AM
i consider myself a master modeler screwer upper, as to say i am a master at messing things up.TongueTongue

https://www.facebook.com/Dave-Parsley-Custom-Scale-Emergency-Lights-182990715659739/

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Posted by mishalah on Sunday, November 14, 2004 1:50 AM
Dave;

I think they call that a "master muddler"Wink

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 14, 2004 9:07 AM
I a master modeler, just ask me! if you want a second opinion ask me again!
Seriously I will never enter the ranks of masters, I certainly dont know how to go about becoming that advanced.
Maybe Vinnie can let us all in on the secret??
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Posted by gratch73a on Monday, November 15, 2004 1:43 PM
Becoming a master modeler is easier than a snap tite.
You have to research, build, learn, and not be afraid to ask questions. Well maybe that's for a begginer master modeler, but it's the well intentioned basics!
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Posted by W-Machine on Monday, November 15, 2004 6:25 PM
The Master Modelers give us something to aspire to. Sign - Ditto what he said.

"People shouldn't be treated like objects. They aren't that valuable." -P.J. O'Rourke

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Posted by papin67 on Thursday, November 18, 2004 10:58 AM
BowBowBowBow

I just want to say THANK YOU!!!!! to all for the thoughts and links you have posted.

For me modelbuilding is life...
I will continue practicing to improve my work and will always have fun.

I have Posted a link to one of my models. I will be more than happy to hear your comments.

SmileSmile

[url][/http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/papinpr67/album?.dir=/ca6a&.src=ph&.tok=phWpX7BBxjaF1kvG]
Luis Ayala
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Posted by mishalah on Friday, November 19, 2004 7:47 PM
Gorgeous, Papin. I really love those classics!!!Thumbs UpThumbs UpThumbs Up

"Help me....I've fallen and I can't get up."...my models are crushing me. my pics: https://public.fotki.com/dallas916/

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 27, 2005 9:56 PM
was that car running on gas? cuz it sounded like a tape?

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