Spencer Pollard first inserted himself into my model making consciousness last year, when he guested on Plastic Posse Podcast. He’s a steadfast champion of modeling joy and fulfillment, and his latest post implores modelers to forego competition—particularly the kind found in social media—and build for the fun, not for others.
Spencer notes in his latest post that ‘competition’ in the model making hobby now encompasses more than just the quality of finished models, thanks to social media’s window into actual model making processes. Contest tables and publication in modeling magazines were once the crowning achievements of elite model making, with excellent finished models as the primary, or even sole, measure of success.
Now all aspects of the model making process are part of the new, expanded competition highlighted by Spencer. The implication is that every aspect of modeling is subjected to new measures of modeling seriousness, comparison—and doubt: Am…
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