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Old FFForums Archive => Model Talk => Topic started by: Climax-Zero on September 07, 2007, 12:10:22 AM

Title: Playing with your models
Post by: Climax-Zero on September 07, 2007, 12:10:22 AM
I was wondering... since painting and building models is a really difficult task to make it perfect, how many of you actually play with your models once they're done?

Q. What are they?

A1. Amazing playthings.
A2. Amazing displaythings.
A3. Can change the pose once in a while
A4. Can be played with once in a while
A5. They can be played with?
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: zerobxu on September 07, 2007, 04:42:03 AM
Q. What are they?

A1. Amazing playthings.
A2. Amazing displaythings.
A3. Can change the pose once in a while

A4. Can be played with once in a while
A5. They can be played with?

... At 34, I'm more interested in putting together a good-looking model than I am an oversized toy.
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: FichtenFoo on September 07, 2007, 05:25:13 AM
Models are not toys.
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: Maschinen Krueger on September 07, 2007, 06:20:20 AM
I can barely touch them with out breaking them or ruining the delicate finish.

No touchy!
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: Major Blah on September 07, 2007, 06:50:47 AM
Yeah, no touch!!

That's why I have a pile of model kits and a pile of toys.  :lol:
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: clee-cm on September 07, 2007, 06:51:38 AM
A5. They can be played with?

 :unsure:

Plastic models are not toys, I put a lot of hard work in to building a model kit, and I don't want to see them damaged.

So I don't play with them. :meh:
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 07, 2007, 09:23:09 AM
I can't leave mine alone.  I wouldn't say they're toys, but I'll go with A3, since I change the pose quite a bit.  To me, the ability to repose them is the best thing about Gunpla.  Otherwise I might as well build a statue.  Sure they get a little damaged (mostly by the kids), but if they get used up in the process of enjoying them, and getting my money's worth, so be it.  I just don't like the idea of spending all that time and effort on something that's just going to gather dust.  Granted, my works are nowhere near as nice as some of the peoples' posting here, so I'm probably not as attached to them, but for me the process of building is what I like about the hobby.  About a week after I finish a kit (or painting, or drawing, or song, etc.) I honestly couldn't care less what happens to them.
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: FilmMkr on September 07, 2007, 10:26:49 AM
Since I build models of hot babes in skimpy outfits, I'd rather look at the models and play with something else!    :lol:

Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: zerobxu on September 07, 2007, 10:46:31 AM
Since I build models of hot babes in skimpy outfits, I'd rather look at the models and play with something else!    :lol:
That mental picture is going to scar me...
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: Major Blah on September 07, 2007, 10:59:22 AM
Since I build models of hot babes in skimpy outfits, I'd rather look at the models and play with something else!    :lol:
That mental picture is going to scar me...

:stupid:
I did not have a visual until you mention thus...:curse:

 :doh:
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: Captain Obvious on September 07, 2007, 11:07:41 AM
Children look away from the disgusting man.  Sinner. :razz:
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: clee-cm on September 07, 2007, 12:25:52 PM
Since I build models of hot babes in skimpy outfits, I'd rather look at the models and play with something else!    :lol:



:yucky: Ughhhhh That is such a scary thought!!!  :lol:
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: Skytorn on September 30, 2007, 08:09:33 PM
I think of them as luxury toys--I do the bare minimum of painting to make me happy about the color scheme, and then they're playthings. Bandai already did a great job with its Master Grade kits, I see no reason to go the extra forty miles to work on something no one but me can appreciate (I'm surrounded by unbelievers...:()

Besides, I've got you guys churning out art--I just look at your kits and I'm satisfied.
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: AnatoleFarmond on January 22, 2008, 06:32:43 PM
I don't know, I would have to go with A3. I mean, whats the point of having a poseable model if you don't move it? However, when I was younger and building my tiny 5 dollar 1/100 Gundam Wing kits I would play with them, and break them... but now I would say they are built to be viewed.
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: bl_asd on January 22, 2008, 07:52:38 PM
models=toys to me  my car= my toy, all the materials are toys for a man imo, but NO, i don't play with the models afterr i built them.
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: Freekarrtt on January 23, 2008, 04:04:14 PM

Q. What are they?
A2. Amazing displaythings.
A3. Can change the pose once in a while

I'm finding myself using my HGUC models as drawing aids more and more ...
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: Amalga on March 04, 2008, 12:59:55 PM
Usually I'd change the pose around every now and again, see how I can make it "interact" with everything else on the shelf. My PG Strike is using the books on my shelf for cover, for example.

Sometimes I will pick them up and admire them a little--not admiring my work, but the design. I like to appreciate those things.

But playing with them? No. They're alterable visual pieces, not playthings. If I'm paying a price higher than my lunch for the week, I don't want to be damaging it.
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: robofreak on April 05, 2008, 04:47:23 PM
I have 2 collections. My Transformers that I pose as I see fit. And then I have my Gundams which I display and don't touch unless I need to dust. (I need to get a better display case)
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: Joa on April 06, 2008, 01:29:05 AM
I'd go with A2.
No Touchie!!!




And to add to the general picture of someone playing with toys...

(http://www.gkjapan.com/gallery/files/1/3/darkhelmet.JPG)
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: robofreak on April 06, 2008, 04:40:04 PM
I'd go with A2.
No Touchie!!!




And to add to the general picture of someone playing with toys...



Sir!, I did not see you playing with your doll! Sir! :lol:
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: Cosmic J on April 23, 2008, 04:59:13 AM
No Touching.

I was once showing a model off to a friend, and explaining that the grill screens were not actually there, just painted to look real. So he decided to test my theory by attempting to jam his finger through the grill.  :twitch:

We don't hang out anymore...
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: mathis478 on April 24, 2008, 02:05:53 AM
That's a bit much. Modeling is something I do in my free time to relax and while I enjoy it, the hobby isn't worth getting upset or losing a friend over.

As for the topic at hand, each completed kit goes on the shelf where I can admire it, but I guess I've lost the necessary skill to 'play' with anything.
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: Cosmic J on April 28, 2008, 07:10:32 PM
Quote
That's a bit much. Modeling is something I do in my free time to relax and while I enjoy it, the hobby isn't worth getting upset or losing a friend over.


Oh, it was more than that one incident that ruined the friendship. That particular incident was just a symptom...   :embarrased:
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: sentinel011 on May 08, 2008, 12:33:28 PM
I 'play' with it by using a kit that I wasn't particularly/fully satisfied with, and use it as parts for kitbashing for another kit. Taking account that I have 100+ kits that fit that category.....  :twitch:

Needless to say, most of them are in boxes, as I share my room with my brother. Lack of space, yeah?
Title: Re: Playing with your models
Post by: deathworld_Dragon on May 11, 2008, 01:37:37 AM
This might sound weird to you guys but I like to model my gundam's in a static pose and attached to a base. I find I touch my model so much as I build it I leave it alone when it is finished. I also found being an ex-wargamming modeler I build my kits nice and tough so the paint wont wear off easily or break if handled. I prefer my models not to be touched but if things break they can be always fixed, right...