This week's Sprue Cutters Union question is: What will never make its way on to your workbench?
I know this is almost heretical among scale modelers, but the answer is easy; anything with a swastika. While I'm not against Fw-190s or Bf-109s per se - in fact, I plan to build one of each in captured RCAF markings - World War Two Luftwaffe aircraft bother me deeply. (Not to mention, the Bf-109 may be the most over-modeled subject in the history of plastic scale modeling.) I don't understand how modelers can build these subjects and not be impacted by the historic mass murder of innocents perpetuated by the Nazis. What kind of satisfaction do they gain from showcasing this global shame? (About the only thing creepier than all the Luftwaffe models on contest tables are the reenactors who dress up as Germans. WTF?) Sure it is history, but personally, I don't want my display case to provide any memories of an ideology that was responsible for the holocaust. Not to mention, most non-modelers find it really creepy and odd. Generally, I don’t care much what others think, but this is one of those times that the general public is right and modelers are missing the bigger picture.
Part of being in the Union means you must include links to fellow contributor's posts within your own response. So here are a few posts from some of the other members:
Havoc Models doesn't want to work with vacuforms.
Lt. Smash isn't down with eggs.
The Eternal Wargamer is all about the game.
Yet another plastic modeller isn't gonna sculpt.
Scale Model Workbench wants to keep the fixed wing aircraft away.
Build the world with me objects to the scantily clad female figures.
Doogs isn't feeling the airliners or the cars.
Kermit is not amused by the visible cow.
The Migrant is not feeling Tamiya Corsair fever.
Our fearless leaders is not into the ugly.