Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel

In the comments thread for a recent Nnenn model, Peter L. Morris writes,
That Obidex guy keeps churning out the exact same fighter in different colors, as though that's some kind of innovation.
Talk about a case of pot and kettle, right? In fact, it's a case of the pot (Peter) calling the kettle (Obidex) black inside an even larger black pot (Nnenn).

Let's look at the evidence. Peter has conveniently collected all his repetitive starfighters into a flickr set for us. Obidex doesn't need to make a set, as his entire photostream is repetitive starfighters. As for Nnenn, where to even start?

Guys, let's get something straight.

Starfighters aren't profound ruminations on the nature of "perfection." They aren't variations in F minor. They are simply the same cockpit, nose, and guns again and again and again and again.

And again. And again. And again.

Editor's Note: While researching (aka flipping through Flickr) the editor found many examples of novel color schemes, dynamic shapes, and superb photography (most notably with Nnenn). This is to say, these builders aren't singled out because they are terrible; they aren't terrible, but they are repetitive.


  1. Thank you kevoh.

    Thank you so much.

  2. I'm not sure that Andy Warhol was making particularly profound ruminations either. I think he just liked being famous and making money.

  3. "Ruminations on perfection" was a reference to Peter's comment. I have no comment on Warhol's motives, other than to say "you go girl!"

  4. I had a professor who was Andy Warhol's roomate. I gather that they mostly just liked to party, and did a shitload of drugs.