Modelling and WWI Terminology
Dicta Ira : A list member signs each email with "Have Fun." Dicta Ira is to follow the dictum of having fun first always. Braille Scale : The name 1/48 scale modelers call 1/72 scale model kits (you go blind building the 1/72 scale kits) as well as the name 1/72 scale modelers call 1/48 scale kits (you have to be blind to build it). Balloon Scale : The name 1/72 scale modelers call 1/48 scale model kits. Toe Scale : The name Matt Bittner calls 1/24 and 1/28 scale kits.
What the reviewers really mean;
'One for the experienced modeller' : I couldnt build the darn thing.
'Ideal for the beginner' - Even I could build this !!
'WW1 Enthusiasts will love this' - Yeah, only them, and we know what loonies they are.
'It will help if you've a few kits under your belt' - one for the experienced modeller.
'A difficult model' - I REALLY couldn't build the darn thing and had to get my 8 year old to finish it.
'A difficult model. Thank **** for the review sample' - YOU mongrel !! Why did you send this to me? I hate you all!!
' An excellent kit from Merlin' - I've been drinking.
'Getting the ***** properly attached is a little tricky' - Grow some extra arms
'The lozenge decal colors are a little off' - They could be used for a circus tent!
'A complete interior is provided' - You can't see a thing once the upper wing is on.
'There is some disagreement about the exact markings' - 'Yellow!' 'No, Olive Drab!' 'My seconds will be in touch with yours!'
'The markings are based on interpretation of the best known information' - One fuzzy picture with this plane somewhere in the background.
'The trailing edges on the model are a little thick' - They're two-by-fours.
'This is a good choice for a first vacu-form kit' - And a tonsillectomy is a good choice for a first self-operation.
'A fret of very nice PE detail parts is provided that really perk up the model' - The plastic parts are rough and expect to lose half the parts to the black hole in your work area.