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MSW Artist Profile~Martin J. Quinn
Gunny
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Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 11:50 PM UTC
Ahoy mates!

This month we talk to our mate Martin J. Quinn, in our "MSW Artist Profile".

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 12:46 AM UTC
A very good Portfolio, an interesting reading and a lot of truth about our hobby!
Thanks for sharing it with us Martin
And thanks for your interview Mark

Skipper
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 03:14 AM UTC
Thanks for sharing Martin. Awesome work.

Gator
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 10:48 PM UTC
A good interview and very inspiring. It's great to see the work, especially the unfinished work, to inspire me to move forward.

Oh, BTW Martin, when I was in High School one guy that was really into ships I knew agreed totally with you about USS Yorktown. He felt she was really the cream of the crop of the USN for the first year of the war.

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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 11:00 PM UTC
Very nice interview.
I can honestly say that Martin is one of the nicest people I know in this hobby.

Now "when I was president-"......
Which is a private joke to give Martin a laugh for the day.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 11:21 PM UTC
very nice models and good interview!
thanks for sharing Mark
JB
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 02:55 AM UTC

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Very nice interview.
I can honestly say that Martin is one of the nicest people I know in this hobby.

Now "when I was president-"......
Which is a private joke to give Martin a laugh for the day.



The preceding was a paid announcement...

Thanks Dave, I needed that laugh. And thanks for the comments guys, appreciate the kind words!
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 08:20 AM UTC
I enjoyed that and have to heartily agree with all his statememtns. Though I'm a Yamato man myself (LOL). The thing I too am concerned with is the lessening interest in the hobby from young people. Injection kits hitting $40 for a tank and $100 for a large shp will certainly not attract the kids. We here in Dallas set up 2 programs. We did a make and take at some of the local libraries and of course at the model show we host. This summer we ran a model building camp that had a good turnout. I am a Boy Scout leader and frequently bring my stuff in for show and tell and when we do a recruiting drive am asked to bring a qantitiy in and discuss it with the young boys. I know for myself mainly modelling armor and large scale ships how excited I am at each and every new release, but the manufacturers should start concentrating on cheaper and easier kits to draw in the kids who will take this hobby into their adulthood. I cut my teeth on the Aurora and Monogram airplanes and Revell ships in the 60's and then the Tamiya and Bandai tanks in the late 70's.
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2007 - 07:05 AM UTC
Thanks Gunny and Martin for your interview.

Martin some very nice work you have there.

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2007 - 01:49 AM UTC
Interesting article, funny how we have obviously all done these without reference to anyone else but have all said so far that when it comes to secrets, we don't have any!

Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 12:29 AM UTC

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Interesting article, funny how we have obviously all done these without reference to anyone else but have all said so far that when it comes to secrets, we don't have any!

Mike



It wouldn't be a secret if you said you had one Mike.

Very enjoyable lunchtime read thank you guys.

Peter F
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 01:55 AM UTC
"Donít ever stop having fun!! Also, donít ever be afraid to try your hand at something new."
"This is a hobby. Have fun. Itís your model, build it however you please"

Hurray! I am glad someone of your tallent said this. Nothig is ever perfect, certainly not at the first go- I may not even like the end result but I allways enjoy the experience and am better prepared for the next.
If kit prices came down I would buy more and several of the same type, and like Blaster pointed out it would go a long way to introducing the hobby to the next generation.
Thanks for the interview and for being interviewed.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 03:42 AM UTC

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Interesting article, funny how we have obviously all done these without reference to anyone else but have all said so far that when it comes to secrets, we don't have any!

Mike



Martin - nice to see you go through the grilling as well.

Something that I think is interesting is that so far we have all been fairly consistent in our philosophies of having no big secrets and enjoying the hobby.

Cheers,

Rob
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Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 10:16 AM UTC

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It wouldn't be a secret if you said you had one Mike.

Very enjoyable lunchtime read thank you guys.

Peter F



To be pedantic, it would be a secret if you said you had one, but not if you told it to anyone, so there.

Mike