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    So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    See subject.

    From my perspective . . . a forum member who provides information/insight based on experience & knowledge when it comes to customizing, kit bashing, etc. about figures, vehicles, etc. could be called an expert or an experienced member in the same vein as those who have served or currently serving in the armed forces providing feedback & knowledge on 1:1 military stuff.

    With that said . . . many of us posts our opinions & views and we all the know the saying about opinions.

    When we tend to discuss matters related to say . . . business matters in terms of how & why a company should do this & that when it comes to a product in terms of design, marketing, pricing, release, etc. I take it as one's opinion & perspective, but from time to time there are posts/replies where it comes off as if the post/reply is apparently "I'm the expert in this and I know what I'm talking about."

    The context & intention of this thread is not come off as to why we're an "expert" in a negative tone, but to discuss so why some of us rationalize that we're an expert on a particular aspect of the 1:6 hobby, but especially when some of us start posting/touting business related matters of the hobby as well.

    Personally speaking, I don't claim to be an expert or a know it all member about whatever. I do know a fair amount of 21STCT and 1:6 female figures along with odds & ends within the 1:6 hobby. That's it for me.
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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    The only thing I am a expert at is knowing that when it is all said and done I really know nothing in the big scheme of life....

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    My looks

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    oh look ~ a question i can answer with confidence!

    i know:



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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    nothing
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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    I am not sure how many here think they are experts about how to run a business, I think some people mix up what they want with what would really sell. I am a big advocate of carded sets but it seams that who ever makes the decisions at most of the big manufacturers think other wise. Any time a what would you do/ or what would you like? thread comes up I get on and shoot off my mouth about what I think about how things should be dun and what I think should be made. Such as my on going campaign for a modern 81MM. mortar.

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    im in a learning process as i go . ea day you learn something new .and also any one can be an expert in kit bashing and having funn .

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    ......and don't forget the definition of "expert"........that being "a drip under pressure"......
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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    I would say lurking.

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    When you servile the stamped at con to live to tell about it.

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    I never claimed to be an "expert", although I'm quite dangerous with all kinds of
    information I have accumulated from being a member of this forum!
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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    Google lol.

    Nah, as some have said, it's an ongoing learning process...as most things in life are IMO.

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    Yeah. That Google guy's a genius! XD

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    Hey as long as you give me good opinions/solutions, I don't care whether you're an expert or not = you've helped me that's what matters

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    Im an expert at hiding 1:6 scale purchases from my wife...
    Just kidding.. I"ll settle for being an authority on the subject.
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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    I've never been one and nor would I pretend to be either.

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know...

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    Quote Originally Posted by Warge View Post
    The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know...
    right on mate

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    Quote Originally Posted by blackops4free View Post
    Im an expert at hiding 1:6 scale purchases from my wife...
    Just kidding.. I"ll settle for being an authority on the subject.
    Seriously...im expert in hiding my new 1/6 part from my wife.....
    Once she asked..." Is that a new one?"...my answer is....." No, its been on my box for a bit long, i just got the chance to use it for this new bash."...ehe!!

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    The only reason I am an expert is because I am in way over my head in 1:6 figures. I have too many to count and too many to display. At some point I have to consider myself and "expert" just to rationalize what I've gotten myself into.

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    I think someone's body of work shown here makes them an "expert".

    For example,I would consider Boot25 an expert at painting headsculpts.

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    I'm no expert, but I do have a PHD in BS.
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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    expert = ordinary person away from home giving advice....
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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    my "knowledge" about boxed, loose and custom figures/gear. i'm probably not an expert but am getting there.
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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    I've learned in life that usually I'm better off claiming ignorance.

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    I am an expert in spending (over paying) for loose equipment and parts.

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaForceChung View Post
    When we tend to discuss matters related to say . . . business matters in terms of how & why a company should do this & that when it comes to a product in terms of design, marketing, pricing, release, etc. I take it as one's opinion & perspective, but from time to time there are posts/replies where it comes off as if the post/reply is apparently "I'm the expert in this and I know what I'm talking about."


    And worse still, some tend to assume authority on certain subjects and kind of implying in their comments, some politely and some not so, that the rest of us shouldn’t have talked about it in the first place, but without fully disclosing his/her credentials. It gives the whole discussion a sour taste IMO.

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    I'm an expert on my own figures

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    I was an expert in Age of Empire Dead Match, anyone played this before??

    For collectors : Who can use 1/3 cost of HT to bash a figure with HT quality and likeness = EXPERT

    For manufacturers: Of course HT is the only expert, they collect your money one and half year before they deliver and their prices is just..., many peoples complaint about this but they still launched so many IRONMANS and...New Models keep going and THEY SELLING VERY WELL!

    I pre ordered a ironman patriot diecast and I can sell my pre order ticket for almost 100% profit now. Expert make people crazy for their products.

    Am I went too far?

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    Re: So what makes you an "expert" about this & that in the 1:6 hobby?

    I am no expert but I'll try my best to help as much as possible.

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