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Where have all the scratchbuilders gone !
panzer67
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Nuevo Leon, Mexico
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 09:33 AM UTC
this year i back to the work.... there are some german railguns in progress.. and the depress mode is over...
krow113
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, February 21, 2016 - 10:12 AM UTC
http://kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=244562&page=1
retiredyank
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Arkansas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 06:56 PM UTC
I will be starting on an interior for the ZSU-24-3M, soon.
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 06:20 AM UTC
And here:

M3 Half Track - Scratch Built

Scratchbuilt 1/72 Nieuport 17

Scratchbuilt LCM6 Landing Craft

Scratch Built X-Wing Fighter
JPTRR
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RAILROAD MODELING
#051
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 06:16 AM UTC

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Where oh where are the scratchbuilders ?.



Right here on KitMaker Network's own RailRoad Modeling!

Bassett Street House

Scratchbuilt Par Four Challenge Project
samkidd
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Alaska, United States
Joined: January 06, 2006
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 05:56 AM UTC
I don't know, while it may seem that traffic on the scratchbuilding side is down a bit I think these things tend to move in waves. I wouldn't be a bit surprised to see a resurgent "wave" of builds over the next couple of years. Truth is, the builds will likely pick up and travel in unexpected directions or new modeling themes. Who knows? Maybe the next generation of scratchbuilders is currently forming around sci-fi or anime markets. Only time will tell.

New kits, new options, shifting market tastes all play a part in what gets built and what people are enthused enough about to strike out on their own and build themselves. I remain pretty optimistic about the scratchbuilding world, especially on the military modeling end of the spectrum. It seems to me that this may simply be the calm before the next "happy time".

Jim
LSA
krow113
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 09:26 PM UTC
I can only imagine the conflagration here if half a dozen scratchbuilders started putting work on this thread. It would be mayhem!
Most seem to want their work 'isolated' ie: personal blogs. I scratch components for my projects , I will never have time or resources to completely scratch a subject.
Scratchbuilt projects need their own space.
matt
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New York, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 06:17 PM UTC
I follow a few scratchbuilders. None of them are members here, they're on other boards, or have their own sites.

The two off the top of my head:

Alexander De Leon (Sctach-builder.com)

and

Charles Rowley is one who does Fire apparatus. (on ScaleFireHouse.com)
I've had the pleasure of doing some 3-D CAD work for him on one of his current projects.

I haven't been doing much scratchbuilding, as much as kitbashing lately.
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 04:09 PM UTC
Steve - I get the feeling that are missing the point of this thread - why would/should folks have to use a search engine when there is a purpose focus forum here ?.

Another niggle - here the named moderators last post in this forum was 13/09/2015 (a single line comment), prior to that his last entry here was 12/10/2007. Hardly deemed as promoting the forum.

Nige - I'm not in a position to 'prod' anyone, considering I've done 5/8th's of F all lately. However as you said it would be great if others started to use this forum and bring it back to life.

Where oh where are the scratchbuilders ?.
krow113
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 08:24 PM UTC
'scratchbuilt' entered in the search function of this site brings it all up mate.
okdoky
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 06:28 PM UTC

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Where oh where are the scratchbuilders ?.

Again -

Where oh where are the scratchbuilders ?.



Hiding quietly under the table in case you get on at me for not getting on with the TM Roger !!!!!!

Hope you are keeping your own craft knives sharp and scratching that itch !!!!!!

Hope you are well and that we see more folks work

Nige
turtle65
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 08:16 AM UTC
Where oh where are the scratchbuilders ?.

Considering that the KitMaker.net supposedly has 71,021 registered users then surely there should be some more activity on this part of the forum.
Has the hobby become so kit and AM oriented that folks no longer have/see the need/desire to scratchbuild (laziness ?).
Often I've read that folks don't have the time to scratchbuild , yet are happy to exclaim that they spent XX hours adding AM parts or painting etc. etc. - simple solution folks - it's called time management .
Also I know certain folks that do some scratchbuilding prefer to stay on their favourite section of the site, however in my personal opinion this both defeats the purpose of this sub-forum and lessens the exposure of the scratchbuilders skills/techniques which in turn condemns scratchbuilding to the fate of the dinosaurs .
So as a personal plea and for the sake of the hobby - please start to use this forum and show your skills and techniques here.
And lets get away from the "does anyone one have plans for ....."

Again -

Where oh where are the scratchbuilders ?.