Franz G Co (darkholy@saintly.com)
Mon, 26 Feb 2001 07:35:58 -0500 (EST)


I can understand if the naysayers are thinking Wing kits or other not too
hard to assemble ones but IMHO these guys should try assembling and super
detailing a Perfect Grade kit and see ust how much serious modeling giant
robot kits are.

------Original Message------
From: James Boren <jboren@earthlink.net>
To: gundam@aeug.org
Sent: February 26, 2001 12:06:40 PM GMT
Subject: [gundam] Gundam debate in FSM magazine

>I've noticed there's a war boiling in the letters to >the editor at
>FINE SCALE MODELER. Some people want the magazine to >start running
>articles on giant robot model kits, (Gundam, anyone?) >while others
>are steadfastly against it. The naysayers say Giant >robots will taint
>the integrity of the magazine, and that Scale >modeling is about
>replicating objects that are (or have been) real in >miniature form.
>Maybe these people have forgotten that this same >magazine has run
>many articles on Star Trek, and Star Wars models >previously. Admitted
>it would be a big jump from super detailing F-18E >landing gear bays
>to Wing Gundam but hey, someone should take these new >modellers under
>their wing. The vote is said to be running 50/50.

>This just goes to show how territorial and resistant >to change human
>beings are. Even outside the Wing vs. U.C. debate ^_^

>-James

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