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#41 Modlbldr

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

Missing parts??
How about putting a Complete Unbuilt one, and 2 restorable's in one large box,
Putting it aside, and then Not finding it for Months!
Still don't know What I did with those 3 Dodge Pickups!!!!
 
Thought I found them, but the Boot box was Empty!


I hope they find their way to my house!

Later-

#42 crazyrichard

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 08:47 PM

lesson # 25

 

your building and feel proud of yourself for getting the result you see in front of you , then you get out the cam and shoot some pictures ...still happy with the whole situation ..

then you plug in the cam and get the pics on your pc ... look at it and think ###### that looks bad  :(  :blink:   sometimes macro shots can be a downer :blink:  :lol:

 

tbh most of my pics i like but the above i really experienced in the beginning of the hobby :lol:  :lol:

 

 

lesson # 26

 

when you dont have a spare room for your hobby and you have to work on the (wooden) dining table and at one point get sick of placing a piece of wood for cutting stuff on on the table ..

at one point you need to put the whole table outside in the sun get a elecric sander and sand the whole table top down and whiote wash it all over again :rolleyes:  :rolleyes:

just did that and now put a cut piece on the table every time (like i should) :lol:


Edited by crazyrichard, 10 April 2013 - 08:48 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:10 PM

The worst enemy of building models is the floor

I have to disagree: without the floor I would loose 90% of each model while building it!



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Posted 10 April 2013 - 11:18 PM

Lesson# 146

 

Right when you load up your airbrush with paint and start spraying, your mom(yes, I still live with my mother) will want you and only you to do something for her. So you hurry and do what she wanted you to do only to discover that the paint has partially dried in the paint cup. I have short term memory loss and completely forgot about the paint in the airbrush. Some 45 minutes had passed.

 

RYAN.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:16 AM

lesson #28

 

while going thru your parts box, you always see that certain part you dont need yet, but say "someday", now "someday" comes and that special part is nowhere to be found. hence wasting valuable building time looking for said certain par.

 

lesson #29

 

the insatiable desire to start yet another project. fueled by the purchase of a 5th hudson hornet. (ie - "how many of those do you actually need?" c'mon, we all have heard it !)

 

lesson #30

 

every tool is in its place except when you need it. even when you have 6 pairs of tweezers.

 

lesson #31

 

honeydo lists ('nuff said)


Edited by tubbs, 11 April 2013 - 02:17 AM.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:34 AM

wene part hits the floor the little mouse must be a model builter too can't find them parts. :blink: ... but then u find a new part then u find it. :angry:



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:03 AM

Lesson# 146

 

Right when you load up your airbrush with paint and start spraying, your mom(yes, I still live with my mother) will want you and only you to do something for her. So you hurry and do what she wanted you to do only to discover that the paint has partially dried in the paint cup. I have short term memory loss and completely forgot about the paint in the airbrush. Some 45 minutes had passed.

 

RYAN.

 

 

This is so true!

I wanted to start spraying as it rings on the door. I go to the door, it's the postman giving me a package. It's a new kit I waited so long, so I unbox it and look at the parts for a long time. After a few hours I remember that I wanted to spray. The paint is completely dried in the cup.  :D



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:14 AM

lesson # 25

 

your building and feel proud of yourself for getting the result you see in front of you , then you get out the cam and shoot some pictures ...still happy with the whole situation ..

then you plug in the cam and get the pics on your pc ... look at it and think ###### that looks bad :( :blink: sometimes macro shots can be a downer :blink: :lol:

 

Agreed, I can look at it for hours and it looks fantastic,Thinking in my head this one ______ come out fantastic  then snap a picture and when I post it for all to see. it  looks so crappy I almost take the picture back down.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:56 AM

I have to disagree: without the floor I would loose 90% of each model while building it!

:lol: :lol: :lol:



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:14 AM

How can all the stress of model building, be so relaxing? 

Don't know what number we are on, but Controlling temper while building also prevents many of the cutting, dropping, throwing, crushing incidents that happen in my shop. Oh and the occasional pet annoyance.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:19 AM

Many of these things learned are Murphys Law..........   could be renamed Modelers Laws



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 05:44 AM

Last minute decisions are never ever good decisions.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 06:18 AM

#9 When you get that perfect flawless color on the body the clear will craze or fog up if you dont drop it first.

 

Oh man, ain't that the truth.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 09:14 AM

You know i stopped clear coating cars, i got sick of the lacquer spray cans and the airbrushed version, it stinks up so much and i just crazed so many builds with runs and drips of clear, i ended up just polishing models now with a very silky soft cloth and sometimes even used rejuvenate for floors on some... works cool and i feel like not much is going to change if i dont clear anymore, this however does not apply to real cars at all :D



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:05 PM

my new rule to model building applies to building with groups:

 

Always take the time to find out who the best person is in the group when it comes to searching for parts on the carpet.  Always insist it isn't you.



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Posted 11 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

Missing parts??
How about putting a Complete Unbuilt one, and 2 restorable's in one large box,

Putting it aside, and then Not finding it for Months!

Still don't know What I did with those 3 Dodge Pickups!!!!

 

Thought I found them, but the Boot box was Empty!

 

I had a box of Falcon and '61 Ranchero parts disappear. It even became a running joke "The Elusive Falcon Box" in my model articles.  Then after two years it showed up.  It was marked "Falcon" on the end of the box inward, but was still marked "Matchbox Car Restorables" on the end showing.  I only found it when I went looking for a Matchbox car.  I have a Renault Dalphene body that's been missing going on ten years now.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:34 AM

#26: If you drop your recently-painted body and it hits a textured wall, you end up with an irremovable scuff, and a missing door hinge.


Edited by TheRX7Project, 12 April 2013 - 04:36 AM.


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Posted 12 April 2013 - 05:37 AM

 

#13. Small parts always fly aimlessly into the abyss while holding them in your tweezers.

Yeah you look for them and never find them. But you manage to find stuff you lost a year ago!

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 11:12 AM

SOME TIMES WHEN THINGS FALL ON THE FLOOR I DON,T EVEN BATHER LOOKING ANY MORE ,I KNOW I WONT FIND THEM AND SOME TIMES I CAN HEAR THEM LAUGHING FROM SOME UNKNOW PLACE, :angry:



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:06 PM

so ture