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#1 brad4321

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:02 AM

What are some good modeling habits or procedures that you often break?  Like, I rarely wash or prime my parts (other than the body).  Sometimes I prime and paint right over chrome plated parts.  I start 10 projects for each one I finish.  Where do you consistently fall short of diligence?



#2 W-409

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:07 AM

When I finish one, I can start 10 without feeling bad, but that really makes the Project stash huge, and causes slowly finishing projects, when trying to build too many cars at the same time. :D 

 

Otherwise I'm doing Okay.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:22 AM

I start way to many projects at one time. Most of the time i don't clean and prime interior and chassis parts either.

And i use the cheap Wally world paint on them.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:37 AM

I get an idea and pull a body out , paint it. then get another idea and the whole process repeats .

Thats why I have nearly a dozen bodies painted sitting in cases.

 

 

my resolution this year is finish what I have already started.( including projects that have been sitting in the wings for over 10 years )  And at my current pace I shouldn't start another kit for about 2 years



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:45 AM

Getting in the middle of one and starting another. One thing nice about being in a club, I try to finish my club project each month, usually on the day of the meeting.  :(



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:47 AM

I think I break'em all. Never wash or prime, scrape off crome sometimes, have too many starts and stops at one time.



#7 brad4321

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:03 AM

I get an idea and pull a body out , paint it. then get another idea and the whole process repeats .

Thats why I have nearly a dozen bodies painted sitting in cases.

 

 

my resolution this year is finish what I have already started.( including projects that have been sitting in the wings for over 10 years )  And at my current pace I shouldn't start another kit for about 2 years

I'm the exact exact opposite. I hate doing the bodies, so I have completed engines and chassis and wheels with no bodies to put over them.  The bodies - the hate of chrome foil and getting perfect gloss finishes is why I build mostly tanks and planes.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:24 AM

I waste valuable building time reading threads on model car forums.

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#9 Rob McKee

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:38 AM

I buy a kit with the intentions of building it then I see another kit and buy it with the same intention. Repeat several hundred time and now I have a huge stash of kits.

 

I also start to many projects and have a hard time finishing one.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:52 AM

I waste valuable building time reading threads on model car forums.

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:lol:  :lol: :lol: Exactly what I am doing right now!!!
 

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:53 AM

I clean my nails with my exacto knife. Otherwise I'm perfect.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

I get an idea and pull a body out , paint it. then get another idea and the whole process repeats .

Thats why I have nearly a dozen bodies painted sitting in cases.

 

 

my resolution this year is finish what I have already started.( including projects that have been sitting in the wings for over 10 years )  And at my current pace I shouldn't start another kit for about 2 years

 

I'm the exact exact opposite. I hate doing the bodies, so I have completed engines and chassis and wheels with no bodies to put over them.  The bodies - the hate of chrome foil and getting perfect gloss finishes is why I build mostly tanks and planes.

 

 

Maybe you two should get together! :lol: 



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:55 AM

Hi all:  I have a tendency to work five to eight projects at a time.  When I get an idea, I've got to pull a kit, start gathering pieces parts, making body mods or chassis mods.  I end up detailing three or four engines at a time, chassis, same thing.  Then suddenly I'm completing three or four models at the same time.  I rarely was models before priming.  I never soak resin bodies in Westly's or soap.  Usually I sand the body before primer.  If I have a problem during primer, then more sanding.  And mostly I've GOT to cut myself at least once after replacing exacto blades.  I super glued my finger closed last night after a new blade cut through my skin like butter.  I was told that Crazy Glue is the same formula as used in emergency rooms.  But hobby ACC works well!  Aaron Dupont



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

I waste valuable building time reading threads on model car forums.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

not having the ability to leave well enough alone. Being such a perfectionist that I end updoing things over multiple times. Makes a project drag



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:01 PM

I try not to start too many projects.

I usually work on 2 at the same time. While glue or paint is drying,I work on the other one.

But it seems that no matter what I'm working on,I want to work on something else.

Another bad habit (besides spending too much time on the computer LOL) is not working on models for days at a time. I kind of go in phases I guess.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:06 PM

Build the chassis, the engine, wheels and tires, primer the body, then epic fail. Wash, rinse, repeat. Ugggghh.



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

Hello,my name is Austin and I abandon projects. I like the name Mr. Most gave it, "Project Purgatory"



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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

I buy a kit with the intentions of building it then I see another kit and buy it with the same intention. Repeat several hundred time and now I have a huge stash of kits.
 
I also start to many projects and have a hard time finishing one.


Rob we must have been separated at birth. I do the exact same thing :)

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 01:47 PM

I take way to much time finishing builds, l never wash models before paint.  l spend way to much time on the computer...