I'm giving up model cars forever!

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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?

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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

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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

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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.

Nick

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

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

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

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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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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.

Joker

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

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

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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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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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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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Yeah, buddy.

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

B)

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Thank God, it's about time! I wish the rest of you would quit forever also, then I could be the greatest modeler EVER! (insert maniacal laugh here) My evil plan is coming together, soon I will RULE THE WORLD! (repeat maniacal laugh)

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

l have done just that in the 90's. A fresh start can turn things around better then being discouraged...

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And here I thought I was the only one who messed builds up. It's good to know I'm not alone.

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Ron (Ramcharger), I wish your post had a "like" button. :lol:

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Drew... keep at it you will get it...happens to me all the time but I never give up. I take my time doing everything...if i have a problem i just sit back and look at the problem from a different perspective and the answer shows up for it.

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