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Grant_T last won the day on May 27 2018

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About Grant_T

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  • Birthday 07/16/1973

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  1. Thanks for the reminder! I'm writing a new book and it is due with the publisher on April 1, so I'm working around the clock on that right now. I've promised myself a full month off after that though, so I will get to this then.
  2. George... a less charitable person might think you were trolling at this stage.
  3. Ha, that is a great question and I can't pretend to have the answer. The philosopher George Dickie argued that art is an institutional fact, and the "artworld" (i.e., artists, critics, experts, insiders etc.) settled the question of what is and is not art. Another approach is that art is an historical/intentional category. Artists work against a tradition of accepted art, and what they produce is intended to add to or to be understood in terms of that tradition (and might even repudiate it, as with DADA and a bunch of 20th century art). In both cases, experts (or at least competent speakers) s
  4. For what's its worth, in my professional capacity I think and write about these kinds of questions and have a bunch of relevant journal articles/books on related subjects. I've sometimes thought about writing specifically on models and modelmaking, but I have enough on the go already. There are several issues in your post. Are models art? Saying something is art doesn't make it so, and a superficial resemblance to art isn't sufficient either, because practices such as crafts and hobbies can share features with the art (artefact making, a concern with aesthetics, criticism) while la
  5. And finally a bit of progress. I gave it a bit of wear because the pictures above reveal NZ3220 to have been through a bit.
  6. It's a bit blurry around the edges so far, but nothing that a strong coffee won't fix.
  7. Thanks guys. This build actually won me my very first ribbon.
  8. 2020 has just under a couple of hours left for us down under (and to the east a bit). 2020 was well, quite forgettable, but this was a great online community throughout. I finished a few large scale kits, and hope to finish a few more next year. I hope you all have a great new year! Grant
  9. My wife and I and my elderly parents had lunch. And they brought the ham thief. Then I had some rums and played my drums without the mutes on. My poor neighbours.
  10. Table decorated, and a rainy early Summer day outside. Almost time for a Christmas rum.
  11. Merry Christmas to you all, and here's hoping that the new year brings us a safer happier world.
  12. Took this on my phone earlier tonight from my deck in NZ. Quite impressed by the image quality of my Samsung, but boy, I hope the planets don't crash into each other.
  13. Grant_T


    I built it quite a few years ago and this sounds familiar. I think mostly it pertains to the gun bays but it is not that bad. I enjoyed the kit a lot. I have the Revell which I intend to build soon.
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