Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Comparison between car restoration critics and model plane critics

car critics bitch about stupid shit, how the paint is "factory" appearing with a bit of orange peel, and that all the chalk dabs and inspection stamps have the perfect amount of slop and paint run. These are typically referred to as "Corvette" people, Bloomington more specifically.

I was just reading about a model B 25, and learned that among aircraft model critics, the pain in the ass ones are referred to as "rivet counters"

Seems there are jackasses all over that can't enjoy the painstaking work of others who make cool restored vehicles, they aren't happy unless they are pointing out nitpicking shit.

rant over


  1. Jesse, I have read your blog for a long time and enjoy it very much. I am also a fellow "car guy" and that nit picking stuff *isses to no end. Couldn't agree more!!!

  2. You're much too polite. I've been fighting those fundamentalists of the Nimbus motorcycle club for decades.

    1. Ha! Well, kids could be reading! lol