I understood what he ws saying, however people were paying for something that was free when I first released my RG helmet file. I posted download links for it so people could have it free of charge.
Then I find it on Ebay, being sold and there were bids. People were willing to pay because on ebay, not everyone knew about it being free elsewhere.
I understand people having trouble paying for the file when there's a chance that they may not have the skill to complete the project. However the same can be said about model kits, or costume kits where the vac form or resin cast helmets have to be assembled. This is no different except the technique is different and requires more work.
People may have to pay for some of my work but they get the base for their helmets or armor, the hard work has been done. With time, effort and patience they can have a great looking costume piece cheaper than they may get it for if they bought a pre made outfit, and they can also say tht they made it themselves.
For those that think it isn't for them then that's cool, but people have been getting the files from me so I don't think that my choice was a bad one. You say that people don't like to pay for templates, however people DO pay for papermodels and this is no different because the base is essentially a card model. It's the fibreglass and filler that turn it into something else.
Why do I feel like I have to defend my decision here?