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I like building engines the most even though I haven’t gotten super detailed with them. Body paint is a close second and would be first if it didn’t result in dissatisfaction sometimes. I don’t like doing interiors, mostly because the fine detail on the dash and gauges frustrates me!

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Most, painting bodies and figuring out color combinations.

Least, building the fuel tanks for big rigs. Trying to get all the seams smooth can be a real challenge.

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I've grown to hate, loathe, abhor, and detest paint-detailing wheels. :angry:

The only thing I hate MORE is plain chrome wheels that haven't been paint-detailed. Just makes the whole model look unfinished and toylike*. :angry::angry:

 

*There are a few exceptions, such as Cragar S/S wheels. 

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Building and detailing engines is number one, to me the engine is the soul of a car and it tells you so much about what a vehicle is capable of. Least favorite is probably all the little final details to get a build on the shelf, headlight lenses, door handles, mirrors, all the little fiddly bits that can wreck a build.

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I agree with with engines as my favorite part. To me that's the heart of a car. Least is BMF. When I first started using it I did pretty good, but now I seem to have lost my touch.

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I like the whole painting process the best...... foiling would be a close second.

Least favorite is definitely all the small bits that need to be glued to the paint.... always a chance to ruin something.

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I hate installing windows. Everything else is fine. 

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I'll add my yea to the painting process. Nothing like seeing the color come alive. Least favorite is the sanding and prep work to get it to the point you can paint it.

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I love to do BMF! There is no one task that shows progress better.

i dislike polishing anything!  So I seldom do.

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I build mostly heavily modified stuff. I like the concept and design phase the most. Problem solving, determining everything will fit and would actually work.The early roughing-in of custom bodywork and mechanical mockups also appeal, as it allows me to see what the final result will be.

After that, it becomes drudgery.

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1 hour ago, Rbray47 said:

I hate installing windows. Everything else is fine. 

Ahh yes, I forgot about the glass...I have a new dislike!

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I love prepping and painting bodies, detail painting engines and using washes. I also love painting interiors and applying flocking.  What I can't stand is masking and painting the black trim inside windows. I've read all the techniques. But I just cannot figure out how to get a clean and professional look.

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I like polishing, when it goes well. Especially enjoy polishing colored plastic to see just how much shine I can get on it. 

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I like painting ,bodies engines ,small parts etc.

I dislike photo etch!

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Most favorite is bodywork, least favorite is final assembly. More than a few projects have gotten shelved because things don't fit quite right. 

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Mostest: fabricating little details from metals, and making them operable.
Leastest: Putting on carbon-fiber decals, spark plug wires, getting a perfect shiny paint job, I could go on.  Why do I build models anyway? 🤪

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Least favorite: chassis' and engines

Most favorite: painting the bodies and polishing them out.

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3 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

I build mostly heavily modified stuff. I like the concept and design phase the most. Problem solving, determining everything will fit and would actually work.The early roughing-in of custom bodywork and mechanical mockups also appeal, as it allows me to see what the final result will be.

After that, it becomes drudgery.

I wouldn't go so far as say drudgery, but I'll agree with everything else Bill said. I'll work for hours in the early phases, but when it's time to paint and assemble, I like to do a little bit at a time. 20-40 minutes here and there, paint and assemble the last pieces painted. This usually keeps my quality high because I'm not rushing.

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8 minutes ago, Jantrix said:

I wouldn't go so far as say drudgery, but I'll agree with everything else Bill said. I'll work for hours in the early phases, but when it's time to paint and assemble, I like to do a little bit at a time. 20-40 minutes here and there, paint and assemble the last pieces painted. This usually keeps my quality high because I'm not rushing.

When I get to final assembly, it’s more like “do one thing, walk away until it dries”.

Like my current project. This morning I put exhaust onto chassis, letting it dry.
Last evening I discovered the windshield had a big scratch on the inside. Of course it was already installed. Pulled it out, found another windshield. Masked it off for the black trim. Sprayed it quick. Walked away to let dry. This morning I removed the mask and installed it with canopy cement, now drying! This afternoon? Install interior rear view mirror, two minutes. You guessed! Walk away and wait for it to dry!

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Favorite is researching a build and locating the right parts most hated is chrome foiling trim 

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7 minutes ago, Tom Geiger said:

When I get to final assembly, it’s more like “do one thing, walk away until it dries”.

Like my current project. This morning I put exhaust onto chassis, letting it dry.
Last evening I discovered the windshield had a big scratch on the inside. Of course it was already installed. Pulled it out, found another windshield. Masked it off for the black trim. Sprayed it quick. Walked away to let dry. This morning I removed the mask and installed it with canopy cement, now drying! This afternoon? Install interior rear view mirror, two minutes. You guessed! Walk away and wait for it to dry!

Yes!  This is exactly my least favorite part!  I try and have a couple of projects staggered usually so I’m not waiting for paint to dry forever before I can work on something, but this is definitely my least favorite part of the process 

Guess I need a dehydrator 🤷‍♂️😂

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5 hours ago, Rbray47 said:

I hate installing windows. Everything else is fine. 

I'm with you, I hate installing glass.

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Free floating hood ornaments, door handles, windshield wipers. These are all so small and have little contact area to glue and are often to small to pin. Course no matter what type of glue you use it wants to go everywhere but the mounting point. I can pretty much muddle through the rest.     

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8 hours ago, Snake45 said:

I've grown to hate, loathe, abhor, and detest paint-detailing wheels. :angry:

The only thing I hate MORE is plain chrome wheels that haven't been paint-detailed. Just makes the whole model look unfinished and toylike*. :angry::angry:

 

*There are a few exceptions, such as Cragar S/S wheels. 

So true for me also,,I try to detail rally wheels,,and theres a trick to it for sure to make them look good. Wish I had a lifetime supply of SS Cragars

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Just remembered, I've spent more time than I care to gluing door mirrors back on. 

From now on, I'm thinking it might be a good idea to drill and pin them in place.

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