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Old 10-10-2005, 04:55 PM   #21
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I won't go into it here but it's also taken a slagging via private means.

What's up with some people?... They have such big egos.
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:20 PM   #22
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Some people can't help but rain on other people's parades. It's easy to criticise but ask them to do better rather than just talk about it. When they've actually built a better one, then they can criticise. Besides, there was more than one original model and they were all subtly different. As a friend of mine is fond of saying, "if it looks like a duck and quacks...."
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:23 PM   #23
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It's called "ENVY"...
So Mark, don't sweat the small stuff and keep doing what you've been doing!
On a different stroke: just received the "Eagle nut!" tile coaster....and man, that tang is really a tile!...and really cool too!!!! Niiiiiiice!
Keep it up!
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Old 10-10-2005, 08:52 PM   #24
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Models are very personal things. They have to meet the satisfaction standards of the owner. This is easily explained in the context of our own specialist subject right here. There were three 44" eagles, one 22", a couple of 11"'s and a 5 1/5", all completely different. Which one is the definitive one? Then consider that they constantly got repainted and tarted up. Does modelling one example mean the others should be dismissed? Since several different models often appeared in the same sequence playing the role of supposedly the same Eagle on it's way somewhere, does it not suggest that concentrating on the accuracies of just a single model is a bit of a non starter in the context of what is right and what is wrong? I personally usually choose to model a particular model because that's the one I like the shape of but there's nothing wrong with building generic models of XL5 or Stingray if you like different features of different models and the finished thing has the right "flavour" of the original.
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:00 AM   #25
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Thank you for the nice comments posted here. It was a fun project, and Eagle was the perfect client... more concerned with getting the model right than on schedule!

As to the slagging, I want names!!! Seriously, I know there are parts of that ship that aren't exactly right, but my concern was building a convincing two foot representation of a much larger model, not replicate every detail exactly. There are a lot of purists out there that believe you should never even attempt a model unless you track down every single part used in the original kit-bash. I don't fault those people, I'm simply not one of them.

Slagging can roll off my back, I did the best I could, am proud of the result and am thrilled that Eagle seems as pleased with it as I.

Again, thanks for the great feedback!
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Old 11-10-2005, 04:29 AM   #26
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BAH! I certainly couldn't do better. Probly not even half as well.
Anyway, how does one find all the original bash parts when the subject
being built isn't even original scale.
Umm.. they didn't buid a 24" in the studio did they?

Anyway, it looks exactly like a Star Destroyer to me. All grey, pointy
and menacing looking
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Old 11-10-2005, 11:46 AM   #27
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You should rightfully be proud of the finished model, it looks absoultely superb, a lot of people criticise other peoples work just for the sheer hell of it, and so they should be ignored.

As you said, if you did the best that you possibly could do, and the customer is happy enough with the finished model, then what on earth is wrong with that.

I think it looks great and I would be proud to own one as well.
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