1/18 JMNs*

Gallery Article by Alvis 3.1

Silly Week 2009


You know the type. He's typically the crabby guy who hates every model he sees. Sure, he's got reams of information at his disposal, but I get tired of hearing "Do you know what's wrong with THAT model?" after the first 400 times. He usually seems to derive pleasure from his hobby by tearing people down. Well, here are three of that type....

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The term JMN as best as I know, was coined by Wooksta on the What-If Forum many years ago. Initially, it meant Joyless Modelling Nazis, but has also been said to mean Joyless Modelling Numpties..in either case, it's not meant as a compliment. You can be very accurate without ruining the fun for everyone else!

I used three Dragon 1/18th scale WWII Germans for the JMNs. They were built basically straight from the box, and I left off their weaponry. Various little things they carry now were scratch built. The planes are 1/720 scale aircraft from Dragon, Trumpeter, my spares box, and Italeri. Signs, entry forms, ribbons...all were printed out on a cheap desktop inkjet printer.

Alvis 3.1

Photos and text by  Alvis 3.1