Re: Prototype fidelity
A foobie, but is it a crime?
The historical societies do what they can do economically by making use of what is available in the market. For them, a foobie is better than none. Modelers are just one membership segment of these societies, and if they know it is a foobie and care, they can say so, sit on their hands, resign, or like those of us peons on the outside, simply move on and not buy the product. It certainly is not a moral issue for which we need to demand explanation.
To a point I agree with you, Denny, but I have a REAL problem with your last sentence, "It certainly is not a moral issue for which we need to demand explanation". If that is the majority view of such things that occur
today I suggest to you that we are in deep doodoo. From a model club or other group I will not argue with you but if "historical" groups cannot offer historically correct and accurate examples they ought to admit they are not true historical groups and cease to function. Unfortunately we seem to have too many such people trying
to write today and often presenting fiction as "history".
Just another point of view, Don Valentine