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#1 CrazyGirl

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:37 AM

i am like 6 days away from actualy building a model ,, just waiting for a few more odds and ends to show up , then build a workstation and then build build build, but my guitars are missing me :unsure:



#2 bbowser

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 08:42 AM

Don't tie yourself up with artificial time constraints, it is a hobby after all and supposed to be enjoyable.  And don't neglect your guitars, they have a way of coming back to haunt you :o



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:01 AM

... as Anne's guitar gently weeps ....

 

(forgive me, I couldn't resist!)



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 09:09 AM

Ha !   Me too. 

 

I'm getting close to starting another project.  And my drums are calling to me....................

 

 

 

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:12 AM

What about your dirt tracker?



#6 CrazyGirl

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:21 AM

Chuck , i am waiting for a bender to show up , i am doing a brass rod roll cage for it , so i figure a few hours and that will be finished ,, but i am not very happy with how it turned out , i had basicaly zero tools when i did that car



#7 Modelbuilder Mark

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 10:54 AM

I agree, no need to have a "start date" in mind. That may take away from the fun.

just START the project, and keep it simple. IF you try to dive too deep at first, you may not enjoy the process.

 

Open the kit, wash the parts to git rid of mold release agent, study the instructions, or other kits you plan on using to kit bash if that is the case.  All of this can be done without having a workbench at this point, but it gets the creative juices flowing, and gets your mind "building".

 

Then, as time goes by, start cutting off the parts with sprue cutters, choose your tool etc etc.  Build up to "building"



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:17 AM

Good advice. I think the parts gathering and mockup stages are some of the most enjoyable...all creativity, no pressure to make it shiny, fit well or work correctly.

 

Several of the builds I started back about 2009 have become donors for other projects, as my skills have improved.

 

IMHO the best way to learn IS to bite off more than you actually know how to do and just go for it (researching and asking for advice when necessary).

 

And though it is possible to develop several advanced skills simultaneously, it's probably more efficient and quicker to develop one at a time (which is one reason my builds take so long...I'm always trying things I don't actually know how to do...yet).



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:21 AM

i am a very picky person ,well carzy is more like it , if i do something it's full steam ahead  , and i have to have all things in place ,, as far as building , i am pretty clever so it will be fun :lol:



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:25 AM

...a few hours and that will be finished....

 

 

:lol:



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:43 AM

So, what is your first project going to be?



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:48 AM

62 corvette Lee ,, i want to do it white with red coves , but i have searched and i cant find a single 62 corvette that way , i see red with white coves but not white and red and i want to do as much deatil as i can on it , ahh i just did some reading , in 62 colored coves was not offered as an option !!


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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:50 AM

AMT's or Revell's?



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:55 AM

Revell



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:00 PM

Cool.  That kit is on my to get list.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

you can see what it will look like if you have a graphic program (photoshop, paintshop pro, illustrator, gimp, etc) by finding a photo of one online then saving it to you computer and then just changing the colors of the car.

 

you may find that your choice of colors may not work as well as you thought or it may show that you have made the perfect choice for how you want to portray your build choices.

 

the "What if" thread can give you a some clues as to the possibilities of using graphics programs to experiment with design choices before even opening a kit box.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:07 PM

62 corvette Lee ,, i want to do it white with red coves , but i have searched and i cant find a single 62 corvette that way , i see red with white coves but not white and red and i want to do as much deatil as i can on it , ahh i just did some reading , in 62 colored coves was not offered as an option !!

Who says you have to build/paint a car a certain way? Paint it white with red coves if that's what you want. Say it's a 1 of 1 car painted as such. That's the beauty of "custom building"...."I meant to do that." 



#18 midnightprowler

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:10 PM

Build it as you want does not work with factory stock building like I do.



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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:52 PM

I thinks it's a good design choice.

 

I did this in paintshop pro in about 30 minutes:

 

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Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:54 PM

or you could dive in headfirst and build a replica of this:

 

http://www.boldride....s-to-own/13066/