Could I model that?

Does anyone else out there ever find themselves looking at houses, trees,
roadsides, or everyday scenes & wondering 'could I model that on my layout'?
I know I do all the time & my wife says that I have drawn a line between a
hobby & a mental illness.. but I love it & she knows it & respects my
strangeness. I'm willing to bet that I'm not alone on this topic..:)
Also I find myself looking at others peoples layouts often on the net &
thinking 'could I have that scene on my layout'?
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Snowy
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All the time, even though my layout will be set in the 1940-55 time frame.
Billboards, cars, and houses will be different, but paint still weathers the same, power line arrangements haven't changed that much, and cars rusted faster back then. Aside from that, stuff today is perfectly applicable back then, within limits of course.
To be an excellent modeler all you have to do is imitate what's around you. A camera helps, but a discerning eye is also good.
As for ripping off scenes from someone else's layout, that to me seems like plagiarism. I can maybe take the scene and put my own twist on it, but to imitate completely would be unethical. Examples that come readily to mind are Jason Davies' naugahide factory and Luke Ness Muenster cheese trucks. I might have a truck or two, but to build a naugahide factory would be too imitative. (for those who haven't seen the scenes, naugas are fictional creatures that look like dinosaurs, and the source of Naugahide).
Jay CNS&M Wireheads of the world, unite!
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JCunington
Does anyone else out there ever find themselves looking at houses, trees, roadsides, or everyday scenes & wondering 'could I model that on my layout'? I know I do all the time & my wife says that I have drawn a line between a hobby & a mental illness.. but I love it & she knows it & respects my strangeness. I'm willing to bet that I'm not alone on this topic..:) --------------------------------------------------- The scenes on my railroad are memories of some of the good times in my life.
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Bill
That wasnt quite how I meant it to be. Never mind, I know what I meant :)
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Snowy
There we go, thats exactly what I meant the whole time...
Thanks for clearing that one up.
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Snowy
I've always thought about doing a scene with that big rubber shark from the GI Joe diver set [remember those?] attacking a carfloat full of cars. The shark would be painted in UP colors and the float would be full of Up victims.
Eric
Jay CunAs for ripping off scenes from someone else's layout, that to me seems like plagiarism. I can maybe take the scene and put my own twist on it, but to imitate completely would be unethical. Examples that come readily to mind are Jason Davies' naugahide factory and Luke Ness Muenster cheese trucks. I might have a truck or two, but to build a naugahide factory would be too imitative. (for those who haven't seen the scenes, naugas are fictional creatures that look like dinosaurs, and the source of Naugahide).
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Eric
I can top that. My wife points out stuff for me too... 8-)
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Andrew H
When I was painting a backdrop, I'd check out clouds as I drove down the interstate. My wife pointed out that she'd prefer me watching the road :-).
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Larry Blanchard
"OK, you drive." Jay CNS&M Wireheads of the world, unite!
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JCunington

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