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 Posted: Fri Mar 1st, 2013 12:09 am
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I like the riveted looking cab too and I like it even better when someone besides myself is doing the riveting. I have to get back to the bench and make some more models of my own to put up for scrutiny here at Free rails.



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 Posted: Mon Apr 1st, 2013 10:01 pm
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I tend to clash with rivet counters. I do like the detail when they are protruding like the proverbial on the prototype but I use them "suggestively" rather that an outstanding feature that has to be counted. I found a source on ebay of rivet details in plastic, not only are there rivets there are nuts with washers, bolts etc. A major range of sizes too



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To me there are two kinds of "rivet counters". One is the guy who simply likes to build his own models as accurately as possible. Nothing wrong with that!

The other is the kind everyone hates, the kind that gives "rivet counting" a bad name. This is the guy who looks for nits to pick in other people's work. I'm not talking about constructive criticism, either. More like, you show him a museum quality model built completely from scratch that took thousands of hours, and he insists that "it's not a very accurate model because there should be 1438 rivets on a tender of this type. You're short two rivets." Or the drivers are a half scale inch too large, etc. etc.



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Ray Dunakin wrote:
To me there are two kinds of "rivet counters". One is the guy who simply likes to build his own models as accurately as possible. Nothing wrong with that!

The other is the kind everyone hates, the kind that gives "rivet counting" a bad name. This is the guy who looks for nits to pick in other people's work. I'm not talking about constructive criticism, either. More like, you show him a museum quality model built completely from scratch that took thousands of hours, and he insists that "it's not a very accurate model because there should be 1438 rivets on a tender of this type. You're short two rivets." Or the drivers are a half scale inch too large, etc. etc.


Yeah the second type are the ones who get up my nose. Its curious too they only ever critisise but can never meet their own exacting standards.....



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I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I count rivets, but I never, and I mean never criticize anyone else's work. But having said that, I know a
real good modeler who never has anything nice to say about anyone's work other than his own.

Bobby

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1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10...11...12...13...

Oh s%£* ... THE DOOR-BELL !!!

Arh !...
...I LOST COUNT !!!

Si.

PS
I have an 'unfinished' 1/2" scale model of WSLCo tank #2...
...guess why...

( no idea how many it's supposed to have BTW ! )



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http://www.flickr.com/photos/53243414@N00/Si. wrote:
1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10...11...12...13...

Oh s%£* ... THE DOOR-BELL !!!

Arh !...
...I LOST COUNT !!!

Si.

PS
I have an 'unfinished' 1/2" scale model of WSLCo tank #2...
...guess why...

( no idea how many it's supposed to have BTW ! )[/quote


http://www.flickr.com/photos/53243414@N00/ A few of my rivet projects.

Remember when you put someone down that has skills, it no different
Than that person putting you down. Think about it.
Bobby the proud old rivet counter.


Hey it's fun! You know the old saying, don't knock it until you try it.

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Hi Bobby

Not sure I'm gettin' you on that quote...?

It can be fun...
...it does perhaps need 'skill'...
...but most of all, it needs 'time' !

Not sure about all the, this person / that person stuff...
...I for one, certainly don't 'knock' anything, or anyone...

...one day the 1/2" WSLCo model, with ???? rivets...
...might be finished !

BINGO !

Certainly a challenge...
...particularly for me, time-wise.

Cheers

Si.



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Sounds good to me!

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