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#1 2002p51

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:21 PM

So far today I have screwed up two separate paint jobs, a Bare Metal Foil job, and one decal job.

Suddenly I'm incapable of doing any modeling!

I wonder what's on TV tonight?

:(

#2 Gluhead

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:25 PM

Momma sed der'd be days like dis...

Give the airbrush a good hard cleanin' while you watch. That always makes me want to get it dirty again. :P

#3 martinfan5

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:25 PM

It happens to all of us Drew, if it makes you feel better, I have been trying to get a Camaro body painted for the past month, its been stripped twice now, heres hoping third time is the charm

#4 Nick Winter

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

I've had a similar day with 1:1 stuff of my own, was able to get through work with no problems came home to play with my own 1:1 and can't seem to get anything to go right.

One of those days I guess Drew.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

So, hopefully forever means a couple days...man I missed it when I quit for a while.

#6 Lunajammer

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

Christian usually has a one word answer to this particular predicament.

#7 slusher

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:51 PM

Man l can't tell you how many l have messed up. l have even went and bought an new kit of the same thing l messed up and start over. It all adds up to more experience..

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:54 PM

So far today I have screwed up two separate paint jobs, a Bare Metal Foil job, and one decal job.

Suddenly I'm incapable of doing any modeling!

I wonder what's on TV tonight?



I always thought the lack of decent TV programming was what inspired people to find Hobbies.
CadillacPat

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#9 martinfan5

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 01:54 PM

Man l can't tell you how many l have messed up. l have even went and bought an new kit of the same thing l messed up and start over. It all adds up to more experience..


That just adding salt on an open wound , having to go buy a new kit because you messed up so bad

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:08 PM

I've been done forever a couple of times. :lol:

#11 Bartster

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

Can l have your stash? JK. Over the weekend l pulled out a body that l consider to have perfect body work done. l don't get much bench time lately, so l wanted to lay down the paint while l had time.....without tacking it! Now it's a beautifully massaged body with dusty paint. Doh!! We all do it, bro!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:19 PM

I've stripped paint countless times..
My builds are mostly Kustoms and
that means lots and lots of sanding
primer for the bodywork to be ready
for paint...only to have the paint run,
bubble,dust specs,dropped parts..
If Murphy can imagine it ..I'll experience
it and become a fan of Ol Murph' because
it will improve my skill..
One 56 Ford in particular gave me the fits when I tried to do scallops on it.
My saving grace was scallop decals.It's one of my favorites because of the
trouble and not because of the ease.
A 59 El Camino got painted 3 times...a two tone job..
With dominance over my paint failures...it went on to win a online contest.
I build for me ..this forum (MCM) just allows us to share our builds...good or bad.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 02:53 PM

If i drink a Beer, slap the old lady, and kick the dog,,i end up feelig better,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Cause EMS will give me a pain relief shot for the broken bones,and the dog bite,,,

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:14 PM

Dear God,
Grant me the Serenity to accept
kits with structural defects i cannot correct,
The Dexterity not to glue my fingers to the photo etched (or the cat),
An artistic Eye to view dirt and pet fur airbrushed on to
the surface of my model as "texture",
the ability to participate in competitions without
treating them as a life and death event,
Respect to see a fellow modeler's work as
Equivalent or better than my own,
Pride in knowing that i did my best despite knowing how badly it
sucks,
Strengthin my kness and elbows for the hours
I spend crawling around on the floor looking
For the most important, minute part,
The Decency not to read the Tamiya catalogue
during Sunday family sit down Dinner,
Commitment to attends my child's birth,ballet recital,little league
game, parent teacher conference,or high school graduation,
rather to go to that "Great Model" swap meet,
The resources to be able to finance my hobby
and child's college tuition (not just the former),
Courtesy not to have the TV permanently set to the "Motorsport"
channel,
The courage to walk past my work bench
with out sitting down to work on my Model
When i am running late for work,
And the Wisdom to know the difference
Between "come to bed now" meaning "Let's have some fun"
and "come to bed NOW" meaning " the Models have to go!!
Amen....

Cheers To ALL........Don aka XJ6 B)

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:18 PM

Can't tell you how many times I've told myself the same thing. This year alone...

#16 Gluhead

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

Speaking of super glue and cats...how many of you have actually superglued your cat to bench? I have! :D

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 04:50 PM

Just hang in there Drew!
You're a fantastic builder, and while it's very frustrating; I have faith that you'll pull through it.
Keep your head up.
Corey

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 05:35 PM

you know cats and model don't work in the same house :blink: cat like to make built car go from built to junkbox in a nigth :lol:

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 11:14 PM

We've all been there Drew! Hang in there. Step away for a couple of days, regroup, and start attacking plastic again.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:57 AM

Yeah, buddy.

Been there, done that, bought that tee shirt, wore it out, bought another one.


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