Reply to the series of questions below and note whether you choose reply A, B, C, D, E . Then goes (via the link at the end of the test) to the second page to see the results.
Question 1 The Titanic is sinking. What do you do ? A--In the panic no one will notice if you visit the "crew only" sections of the ship B--you take a nut as a memento of the color of the hull C--you take a photo of the iceberg D--you "salvage" that great desk model in the Captain's office E--you go straight to the life boats
Question 2 Scratch-building : what does it mean to you ? A-- It doesn't make much of a difference with common kits. Anyway they are all inaccurate and I have to cut them to pieces to get a decent model. B--Sure it would be nice to have a 1/12th scale model of "Dragon and his tail" ! C--That's the only option if you want to model the opposing Syldaskian forces in the Gran Gato war of 1903. D--It certainly would be nice to have an unique model but I am not a good enough illustrator to paint the boxart. E--See my arms ? At home, the scratch expert is obviously the cat.
Question 3 You have a lost a tiny photo-etched part in the carpet A--Luckily that was etched from steel : you sweep the carpet with a powerful magnet B--No problemo ! With a good weathering no one will notice. C--No problemo ! I can still do the machine flown by Ivan-the-terrible at the battle of Rio de Oro in 1815. D--It would be a great pity to loose parts after I bought the special, limited, Hi-Tech version E--Where is the vacuum-cleaner ?
Question 4 At a flea-market you have found for a mere 3 bucks the ultra-rare Shlmutz P-3 in 1/32 made by Fujitaki in 1955 A--You throw away the kit after noticing the wing span is too short by .68 mm B--You complain that the version depicted in the box never sported any sharkmouth markings. C--You rush to your nearest bookshop to buy the autobiography of the only Ace on this aircraft (50$) , the two available monographies (100$ and 70$), the set of blueprints in 1/10 scale (20 £) and finally conclude that the model is all wrong. D-- Great, that's the version « famous blunders of the world » which was supposed to have never been issued E--The great thing with those old kits : they were meant to be built by kids so they can be done swiftly in just a week-end.
Question 5 For your vacations you prefer : A--a week at the Confederate Air Force B--a week of trekking on Peleliu atoll with wrecked Zero and Betty never touched by human hands since 1945. C--a week with your favorite Ace D--a week trip beginning at Calais (a former Frog factory Frog also used by Airfix) , then Margate (former Frog factory) then London, Haldane Place (former Airfix factory) E--a week at the Club Med Djerba for two people.
Question 6 For you what best express eroticism in modeling ? A--selecting one's modelling subjects on the basis of aerodynamics only . Example « sabrinas » on a Hunter B--selecting one's modelling subjects on the basis of the pin-up art . C--building only airplanes flown by famous aviatrix D--Aurora's original "Bride of Frankenstein" , Mint in Box E--any pin-up figure.
Question 7 You are offered a famous one of a kind model . Which one do you choose ?
A--the see-through Mirage F1 from Paris Musée de l'Air B--this authentic Junkers desk model of the Ju 288 guaranteed to be in real 70/71/65 paintscheme C--the windcanal model of the Coléoptère at the Paris Musée de l'Air, all that survives of this strange program. D--The USS Enterprise (from Star Trek) at the NASM E--The Oscar statuette.
Question 8 Your uncle has built a time-machine and he offers that you test it A--You go back to the 19 february 1945 in Prague to see if Richard Miethe actually (or not) flew his Flugkreisel (saucer) B--You go back to the 9 may 1945 at Bad Aibling to photograph in color me 109, fw190, etc… C--You go back to the middle of the Pacific on 1st july 37 to try to save Amelia Earhart D--You go back to 1969 and buy one hundred kits of Aurora's B-70 E--You go back the past week after buying your local sport journal to win all the horse races.
Question 9 A well known manufacturer has (at last) released a model of the Zdumratz ZAT-77 which you have been hoping for for years However upon arriving at your modelshop you notice that , as he always do the manufacturer has issued many versions from its tooling and you have only money for one kit. Which kit do you buy ?: A--The clear model with full interior details including photoetched electrical wiring. B--The « Tiger meet » issue with sharkmouth markings C--The one with decals for the machine flown by Dimitri Ghonometry, the ace with 3,14116 victories D--The special numbered version "50th Anniversary" (gold plated) E--The cheapest version
Which of the following kits (all actually issued) do you consider to be the more reasonable to produce for a kit manufacturer A--a Westinghouse nuclear power station with cut-away reactor B--a full-size kitten with woollball C--the bridge on Kwai River D--Whatever , they are all rare and next impossible to find by now E-- a Black Forest Clock (functionnal)
Question 11 Each time you buy for 10 bucks of kits , you estimate you also buy
A--50 bucks of detailing accessories B--50 bucks of decals C--50 bucks of reference books D--nothing. I only buy kits. E--50 bucks of beer
Question 12 Would you rather say
A--Truth is in the box B--Truth is in the color profiles C--Truth is in the reference books D--Truth is in the Kit Collectors Clearinghouse Value Guide E--In vino veritas (Truth is the wine bottle)
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