Re: Preweathered Model Comment

Ray Meyer

Selling what hobby? Collecting toy trains? If that's someone's bag, so be
it. But I guess I belong to a different hobby, one that prizes
craftsmanship (as I suspect you do). I never understood how someone can
take pride in something they bought. I would rather like to bring someone
to my hobby who would like to learn how to create with his hands rather than
with his wallet.

I certainly can understand the retailer's position; he wants to make money.
But anyone who buys RTR, puts it on the track straight from the box, and
calls himself a modeler is only deceiving himself.

On 5/10/07, Gatwood, Elden J SAD <Elden.J.Gatwood@...>


I wouldn't buy a pre-weathered model to save my life. I view weathering as
one of the fun things I get to do.

However, what sells is another thing. I would never have guessed that RTR
cars would have taken over, either, as I like to also build stuff.

That is why I am not a business tycoon, but I can see trends coming, and
those Dragon Armor models sell like hotcakes, regardless of what the
armor modelers might say. Several hobby shop owners I know have dumped
entire kit stocks to clear their shelves for them, and they sell >10 times

We can view anything as a lemon or lemonade. I hope that any new trend
results in me getting something I want, namely another accurate freight
Here's to new ways of selling the hobby!

Elden Gatwood



Atty Raymond G. Meyer
110 E. Main St
Port Washington, WI 53074

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