Having fun and meeting some people for the first time face to face. Atlanta is nice. I have pics and video to post when I get back.
At the dealers I saw Arsenal/Cool Models. As some of you know I'm not keen on the recasters as I make my own sculpts. I was going to keep it on a conversational level. I asked the woman working the Arsenal booth if she felt at all wierd about recasting other artists work. She paused and said she didn't feel bad since the props they recast were studio castings that someone else recast(playing stupid). I told her I wasn't talking about those and clarified I meant the ones made by other artists because the original casts were not available. She denied and with some feeble indignance said she made many of the masters herself. I ran down a quick list of ones that I knew were recasts from people here or elsewhere like the Batman grapple gun and multipass. She said she bought the multipass from the guy who made the master. I used to own a Munson multipass and theirs looks like Matts. (Matt please correct me if I am wrong.) I asked her to explain those two for example. She paused. I asked here if they felt like parasites stealing other artists sculpts...and in front of eveyone(children and adults alike) she said "***k y**". I just walked away since she lost it.
One would think as many times as they have read it on the web and head in person they wouldn't be so touchy.
edit for spelling.