Oh I see, regarding which pictures were which. ^_^ Oh no, modelers here do not shy away from dioramas portraying the past 17 years of "War on Terror," though there may be some in the US that would find that offensive however just about any model could theoretically offend someone out there. I started to type out all the different groups that could somehow, some way, be offended either with our hobby itself or the subjects depicted and gave up after the fourth lengthy paragraph! LOL
I was joking when I asked about the US figure whose head had fallen off as to whether that was a political statement. However I was serious in asking about the Balkankreuz ban. Perhaps that's what it is, that it is illegal to depict in those nations in particular.
Personally I think it should be held in context like you were saying. These depict an object and moment in history just as a museum display piece should. If we are too careful to remove it from our historical records, our history lessons and our species collective memory though important facts will be forgotten and travesties may be repeated. As such in my humble opinion, that is a far cry from, as you said, strolling down the lane waving about a Nazi flag.
That's right, I remember you mentioning previously that you are hesitant to take your' work to such a venue. There was one photo, where it showed in the distance, a model on a high stand with it's wing overlapping the edge of the table where people were walking. I cringed thinking about that placement as with near certainty it eventually snagged someone's sleeve and went down. If that isn't evidence enough and reason enough to refrain from showing off one's works; Just look at the US soldier figure! lol
26. November 2017 at 15:06:30