Originally Posted by VincentC
...when rolling your own. You will quickly become intollerant of discrepancies
Ah, Vince, you've found the malaise of the artist here, haven't you. Our own Fred China (Vancouver BC) is a master craftsman, creates a new museum piece every six months or so (the joys of retirement), and when he shows up at the field with his latest creation, we are all speechless at the magnificence of it.... and then Fred sits down and promptly begins to iterate every single flaw or out-of-scale thing that he should have done a better job on. We all stare at each other in befuddled amazement. Only the owner gets frazzled over such minor, insignificant (and unnoticed) details. It's a neurosis, I tell you.
That's why I always take the easy way out, and avoid modeling my subject after a specific full-scale candidate. That way, I can always beg off by claiming that it's merely a "fanciful" rendition of the real thing. Heh! A piker's way out, I know.