UNCOLOURED/B&W MODELS

Discussion in 'Site News & Announcements' started by Rhaven Blaack, May 26, 2014.

  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,514
    Likes Received:
    2,451
    I have started to add a sub-category for uncoloured/B&W models to certain categories (both Star Trek and BSG). That way these models will have a place to be posted (within their respective categories) without getting lost in all of the rest
    If you would like to add an uncoloured/B&W model to the RESOURCE Section and there is not a sub-category, please send me a PM and I will add it ASAP for you.

    Thank you and ENJOY!!!
    andremmoraes and Malgo like this.
  2. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    7,682
    Likes Received:
    3,521
    Send the P.M. before you post anything, so we can keep this nice and tidy!

    Don't feel limited by the genres either, B&W line models save ink, and offer a way of making some really convincing models. :)
  3. Ron Caudillo

    Ron Caudillo Creative Advisory Consultant Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2004
    Messages:
    516
    Likes Received:
    259
    That's a really great idea to test a model build before you print the colored version to save ink (yep, I'm cheap that way!). It can also help you work through the build to be sure you understand it and don't make the mistakes on the 'real' build!

    It would be good I think to have some of the simpler models (cars and houses come immediately to mind) for a kid's project. Let them paint or color either before or after it's built. If the child is old enough, they can also build it. This would make a great Sunday School, boys or girls group, vacation Bible School, summer camp, demonstration (etc.) project.

    Best Regards,
    Rhaven Blaack likes this.
  4. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,514
    Likes Received:
    2,451
    It is interesting that you had mentioned projects for children. I have been playing around with the idea of a "Kids Korner" (yes, I know I spelled corner wrong. I wanted it to be an "eye catcher" for parents.), that have projects specifically for children.
  5. McGee

    McGee Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2013
    Messages:
    223
    Likes Received:
    24
    man that is a GREAT idea, and thank you and Zathros for actively orchestrating this parallel running rabbit trail to the mainstream paper and card models that are already pre artworked. So awesome. :)
  6. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2013
    Messages:
    1,854
    Likes Received:
    1,205
    don't even remember where I got this one. been looking for this for a week now. you can probably blow it up for a simple enterprise. NCC-1701mini.png
    zathros likes this.
  7. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    7,682
    Likes Received:
    3,521

    I really like that "Kid's Korner" idea. I like it a lot. It scares me a bit though. I would think that participation in a kids corner will require some serious vetting. If we set up a kids corner, I want to be able to track any person involved down, if need be, and without much effort, if you know what I mean. All personal contact information, and confirmed. I like the spelling "Kids Korner", that has a nice ring to it.

    In all seriousness though, maybe because of my past employment and the modus operadi of some particularly evil people, this would be a "Locked Down" forum within a forum section. Read Only for most members. It's not that I don't trust most people here, it's just when it comes to some things, I don't trust anybody. We'll sort it out, and with input from very trusted, proven members. I have3 friends in Homeland Security" and might be able to have a list of people who wish to participate, and agree to being scrutinized, checked out.

    If that seems too intrusive, then Rhaven and I will "Run it". No chances taken with kids. :)

    On the flip side, I would like an "Adult Section". Not pornographic stuff, but some stuff that I consider artful, but others might not. Bass Relief paper models. Kind of hard to explain. I made a few and the people I made them for framed them and put them up in their bedroom. :rolleyes:
  8. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Messages:
    7,514
    Likes Received:
    2,451
    OK, just to clerify the "K
    Just to clarify the "Kids Korner" idea. What I am thinking about, is having a section reserved in the RESOURCE Section devoted to models designed specifically for children, so that they are not lost amongst all of the rest of the models in the RESOURCE Section.
    I was not thinking about having a forum section for children, because of the same reasons that Zathros is thinking of. Not only that, but there is an "age limit" for registering as a member here just for these specific reasons. With that being said, this is still a "FAMILY FRIENDLY", where a parent (or guardian) can have his/her child (regardless of age) view the site (and have that child be able to ask for a particular model for their birthday, Christmas, or what ever reason ;)) and not worry about the content of the forum as a whole .
    Zathros and I will talk this over and hammer out the details of such.
    Marman likes this.
  9. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    7,682
    Likes Received:
    3,521
    Rhaven and I have hammered out that there should be a "Kids Corner", and I personally think that's a great name for it. Zealot is already a great family forum. I guess this means, since as usual, no one here fights, or acts like jerks, I can go back to sleep!! :p
  10. zathros

    zathros -----SENIOR---- Administrator Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    7,682
    Likes Received:
    3,521
    You could call it the "Simpleprise"! :)