M_longer, on Dec 20 2009, 11:51 AM, said:
I think if you have based your models on someone else's work, you should at least mention the source. Otherwise, I'd consider it as a plagiarism.
Those are pretty harsh words. I think that many builders get ideas from others' MOCs, but Selander has made many creations that are excellent. One can get a sense of how good a builder is by looking at the persons' other creations. I don't know the inspiration for these, but I don't think this builder has to copy from others.
EDIT: but I definately see the similarity. The front-end loader looks almost the same as that of Pnorm's Brickshelf image.
It looks like Steven Asbury is entitled to some credit for the design.