Introduction by Frank
Greetings fellow modelers,
Since I began building plastic model kits in the late 1950s, the technology
that is used to produce them has evolved to the point that the accuracy, fit
and finish of a completed display piece is truly a marvel to behold. A vital
after-market industry has also come into being, which allows for the
inclusion of all sorts of detail accessories on a finished model;
specialized tools and products designed for model construction and finishing
have come into wide-spread use.
Likewise, the advent of the affordable Personal Computer as well as the
introduction of the Internet has created an international community of
modelers, something traditionally done only by various Societies (and their
publications) such as IPMS. As a result, modelers can now have almost
instant answers to their questions, often provided by acknowledged experts
on the subject matter; many more modelers, previously unknown outside of
their circle of friends have come forward and freely shared their knowledge
and talents. The Internet has also created a revolution in the way in which
information is transferred and accessed, supplementing the usual books and
magazines modelers have always used as reference sources.
And, no less important, the Internet has allowed for an unprecedented level
of feedback between consumers and producers so that the end product, a
finished model, can reach a level of quality previously only dreamed of. As
in so many other areas, DML is the leader in this field.
So, in the spirit of friendly and courteous interchange of constructive
modeling-related information, I welcome you to this Blog.
Frank V. De Sisto
Brooklyn, NY, USA
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