Among scale modeling hobbyists, JMN is an acronym for Joyless Modeling Nazi
(sometimes Zealot, making JMZ
). JMNs are too obsessed with exact details and accuracy to actually enjoy their hobby. As a result, they are usually unhappy, arrogant, elitist, judgemental, and seldom actually finish any models. The term was coined among aircraft modelers, but the term applies to other genres, particularly Armor and Sci-Fi modeling. Although certain online forums are known for being JMN hangouts, they can be anywhere.
Things a JMN would obsess over.
Me 109 vs Bf 109.
Expensive aftermarket add-ons for kits.
Deficiencies in commercially available models.
Details that would be impossible to see in miniature, such as a pilot's eyebrows.