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Rusty White

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  1. I am also speaking of actual circumstances. It happened twice when I was category ship head judge for IPMS/USA where I broke two ties. Point being, the answer to the problem is simple.
  2. You guys are making way too much of this hypothetical scenario. IF there is a tie in judging, the head category judge (or Chief Judge) breaks the tie. The point being, there are a dozen ways to solve a hypothetical judging "tie".
  3. Interesting subject. Not something you see every day.
  4. I think any constructive remarks left by the judge(s) are meant to apply to future builds.
  5. You can find them (the model kit) from time to time on eBay.
  6. The only reason I watched the "Clooney" Batman movie was I downloaded it from Rifftrax for a laugh. If it weren't for the jokes and riffing in the background, I would have switched it off after ten minutes, and it was still terrible to watch all the way through. Sorry for wandering off topic, but that movie(?) was awful.
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  9. Nick, I realize your post was tongue-in-cheek, but statement's like that are easily misunderstood and lead to flaming. I ask everyone to review the forum rules and think carefully before you post. Quick action will be taken for violators.
  10. As moderator I ask again for everyone to be civil when posting. The post has been reported for review to the webmaster in hopes this is as far as it goes.
  11. Thanks for the education on Capt Marvel. I'm not a comic book guy, so most of these characters' back stories are new to me. Incidentally, the movie John Carter sucked, but at least it makes a bit more sense now. 😉
  12. Nick, Your answer to Dave was intentionally insulting. Let's continue with courtesy for all.
  13. Thank you. I had no idea Sherline began in Australia. I agree about Proxxon as I have an excellent hobby saw from them.
  14. I also have a Sherline lathe and mill. Costly, but the best was worth the investment. I bought everything for a bargain basement price from a modeler who was getting out of the hobby. It included a ton of "attachment tools" I have yet to use. Learning every day.
  15. " You paint a portrait on canvas with paint. Or do you paint a picture on a computer screen and hit the print button. In reality thats two different things since it's two vastly different mediums being used to get to the picture. " Sorry. I disagree. Using your analogy, Stephen King is in a different class of author unless he writes all his books by hand on paper. The same analogy applies to a draftsman unless they draw all the drawings by hand on paper rather than print them out. Both are the results of advancements in their fields of endeavor.
  16. Gil, You're giving way too much credit. I doubt seriously (though I don't know for sure) a scanner was used to produce the 2" high model you see above unless the modeler had access to VERY expensive scanner equipment AND had a scale master to scan from. The question to be asked would be how many hours of skill and prep work went into entering the information into the computer. Even them I doubt VERY seriously the model above was produced in one session on the printer. Like any other model, the many parts you see were probably manufactured separately, then assembled. I say probably, because I have no idea (just a working knowledge of 3D printing and drafting) exactly how it was constructed. I am aware we are not a society of computer designers, but every day more of us modelers join those ranks to produce the parts we need for our projects as accurately as possible. You may as well get used to that. Like it or not, computers as modeler's tools are here to stay and our society needs to address this.
  17. " I think we go down the slippery slope if we allow whole kits that are printed and already fully constructed right off the printer." We are still discussing semantics (assembling). What real difference does it make that the modeler assembles their model in the computer or by hand? Everything is still made, designed AND assembled by the modeler, and believe it or not, there are a number of skills and difficult potential problems associated with printing a fully assembled model in the computer (i.e. undercuts, wall thickness, etc). Rest assured it's not easier. The more complicated the project, the more difficult printing a one piece, fully assembled model is along with countless places to err.
  18. First, everyone be civil, as this is drifting where none of us want to go. Just take a moment and consider your point before you post 😉 I agree with you Gil. I'm all for change if it can be done for the majority of member's benefit. The reason I appeared to be beating the dead horse, was that Noel seemed to be new to forum and didn't have the advantage of past discussions on the subject. IF someone can come up with a workable solution to a one venue nationals, I'm all for it.
  19. Okay, I'll ask it. WHO (chapter, E-Board) is going to run the event EVERY YEAR if it's in the same place? We would have to dig deep in our (IPMS/USA) pockets and hire an outside convention firm (i.e. raise prices to the event) to handle the many, many day to day duties the host chapter now does. How do you divide up the profits of the event if outside help (they charge a fee plus percentage of profit) is brought in EVERY YEAR (contracts, hotel, event rooms, banquet) to handle the hotel? Which chapter runs the event EVERY YEAR? Do they get the lion's share of the profits? How is a chapter on the east coast going to get ( and pay for) all the personnel to the event (i.e. higher prices) in the central US? I promise you no one is going to volunteer to host the nats EVERY YEAR. This only scratches the surface.
  20. There are a number of problems that must be tackled before the centralized nats idea could be done. It's been discussed here before.
  21. FWIW, I used to scratch build my parts with conventional materials before I moved to 3D production (I own a model company). So I also added operating the 3D CAD program as well as operating the 3D printer to my line of expertise above and beyond scratch building just to get the final product ready for production.
  22. I hope you have a cover somewhere for that great model. Really nice dry brushing on the hull. Personally, I couldn't build any ship without first having a base and cover in the house.
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