Robert....I agree with your statement "Come on people, share your builds"....however, I wonder if an intimidation level kicks in when we 'novices' see the high quality builds that are displayed here.....I for one have shared my Railroad Camp build in the hope that I would get comments on what not only was good but also what the others on the Forum might have done differently if they were building the RRC.....I value all comments as I think it makes me a better modeler when I 'listen' to a different perspective....
I haven't posted progress on my RRC for awhile as I've been working on another of my books but plan to be back very soon.
As I feel this will be a topic that deserves a proper place on the forum, I will continue here.
The word intimidation even never passed my thoughts. Of course there are several levels of modeling, but as far as I am concerned , I haven't read an intimidating answer on this forum. I think all of us modelers are going for the same thing. Have fun with these extraordinary kits.
We all can learn from everybody else, no matter the modeling level. There are always things others do better, different . I picked up ways of doing things from absolute beginners.
I also think that modelers shouldn't be afraid to post their builds. How can you improve if no one sees what the hell you are doing. How can you get answers to modeling questions if the others can't see what is all about. Does this make sense?
If I look at , for instance, what Karl.A did with the O scale scratch build locomotive repair shop... With the wrong attitude, I would throw al my kits through the window. But instead, I studied his work and learned a LOT from them. And even better, if I want to know something about them, this build, his techniques, I can just ask him.
I know that this forum is visited a lot. Sometimes topics have x K visits, so... there is someone out there..
So , I can only plead , show your builds. And PLEASE don't feel intimidated . What a word to use here....This forum isn't just for the 'Happy Few' .