Re: women, yes we're out here

Matt Bittner (
Mon, 19 Jun 1995 13:37:50 +0000

Thomasa enlightened:

> Yes some women have subscribed, I have been sitting out here for a couple of
> months trying to pick up some pointers. I am in the process of building my
> first WWI plane. It is a SE5a kit made by the Guillows Co.


I, for one, would like to say "Yee-ha!" This hobby of ours
(modeling) is far short of women. I've always wondered about that:
some might think because of the "war" themes, but there is always
sci-fi, "automotive", etc.; some then might say "well, it's too
involved", but my wife cross-stitches, and that it too detailed for
me:-). I really don't know. What is your opinion?

Another problem I see is getting the younger generation(s) involved.
There is a real problem with "instant gratification" of the video
market, versus sitting down, taking ones time, and producing a work
of art. Too many perplexing thoughts.

Again, it's wonderful to see women in this hobby, be it WW1 in
general, or modeling in specific. Good luck with your SE5a!

Matt Bittner
Omaha, Nebraska