Can we make a separate space for first-time, intermediate, modellers, where they can post and ask, and we can help and comment, without their being intimidated by competing with some of our member's exquisiteness? I know this is not politically correct, and has implications for being on 'the second tier', but someone who is truly interested in the 'hobby' and wants to learn and grow, may find it useful.
I would not recommend this. I believe I would have been ill served if I had been forced to go into the kiddies pool until I learned how to swim when I first signed aboard. Being able to see the various levels of accomplishment helped highlight what I was getting into and let me know there were many like me. Meanwhile it also gave me a goal to strive for.
Looking at the build logs of some of the more accomplished modelers helped me learn the terminology and gave me an appreciation for the quality that could be achieved. I was also able to take away little pieces of "how to do it". I may not be able to build a whole model like a master, but I can plank like one (that's my story and I'm sticking to it), or I can paint like one, or make thingamabobs like one.
Throwing out a question while bobbing around in the main pool ensures that everybody sees it. If there was just a beginners section, the question might only be seen by other beginners and those veterans who might specifically be there to do some mentoring.
I see nothing wrong with the way it is now. Just my 2 euro's worth.
Edited by Chuck Seiler, 25 June 2016 - 08:03 PM.