We had a discussion about Locking a year or so ago. After a bunch of us talked about the pros and cons of doing it,,,I decided to go along with the guys against it.
Here's the problem with it. I have a ton of Skyhawk 1/72 kits,,,but, I don't have every single 1/72 release of every single tooling. I am a builder, with a collection of kits to build with, so there is no need for me to have more toolings of the ones that I am only going to build one of, to show off the tooling ideas of the various mold designers. So, use me for an example, if I am the one to propose a lock on that topic, and 9 others agree,,,,,,,then it will get cumbersome for someone with the other boxings to add in his models.
Maybe we could lock the source of the models, and have new models added in there, without changing the sources all the time on us? That is what is messing things up, having models suddenly coming from a design by company B when it is very plain that they came from company A.
Believe me, the Bf-109 modelers don't want me messing around with those lineages because I suddenly decide to go out and buy a -109 kit at some model show table. Or the F-16 guys don't want Rex muddling around when Rex enters his 5 F-16 kits into the Database.
I wouldn't mind going back and looking at the timelines now and then and adding "1971" to an entry that says "19xx",,,,,but, it is frustrating to see that my 1986 Revell boxing is all of a sudden from the Esci mold when I can plainly see that it is the Italeri mold. (I keep my stacks batched according to the toolings, not the box labels, so, the Revell kits are in the three different stacks that they were tooled by)
21. June at 20:11:21