Re: Re[2]: Interior color: Sopwith Baby

Bill Ciciora (
Wed, 15 Nov 95 15:17:19 EST

On Wed, 15 Nov 1995 13:07:53 Matt Bittner wrote:

>As usual, it depends on the judging, but at the larger contests I've
>been to, a seated pilot in the cockpit is a no-no, and highly frowned
>upon. Which is a shame, since I think that pilot's can add so much,
>especially the newer ones by Atlee and Plum Blossom.

Agreed. That is one unforunate trend that I've noticed since I returned
to modelling after about a 20-year layoff. The machine, alone, seems to
be more important than the melding of man and machine. But this trend
seems to affect only aircraft models. Armor modellers *love* figures.

Do you think IPMS judges think pilot figures belong only in dioramas?

Bill Ciciora