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Outstanding build. Great black paint. Some real nice work on this build...

Outstanding? Seriously? You don't see a problem with how the disc-brakes are sitting outside of the wheels instead of within them? & the exhaust pipes just floating underneath the chassis?

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Outstanding? Seriously? You don't see a problem with how the disc-brakes are sitting outside of the wheels instead of within them? & the exhaust pipes just floating underneath the chassis?

Wow. How tactful of you.

I can assume then that every model you have ever built has been the very picture of mechanically correct, since the first time you picked up a tube of glue?

We try to use constructive criticism around here Cliff. Please realize we have a lot of folks here of varied ages and skill levels here. Burning folks down like that, accomplishes nothing.

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Wow. How tactful of you.

I can assume then that every model you have ever built has been the very picture of mechanically correct, since the first time you picked up a tube of glue?

We try to use constructive criticism around here Cliff. Please realize we have a lot of folks here of varied ages and skill levels here. Burning folks down like that, accomplishes nothing.

Exactly. I'm sure that if "we" looked at every model here in our forum, "'we" could find fault with each and every one of them, mine and yours included, Cliff. Here in the States, we have an old saying:

"If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all".

And, that is one nice looking Charger. The black paint is outstanding.

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If we give praise without ever mentioning obvious problems, how is a person supposed to become a better builder?

Cliff may have been a little blunt, but as far as the facts go he's exactly right.

Praising a model that has obvious problems is, in my opinion, doing a disservice to the builder. Pointing out problems will at least make the person think about what was said, and hopefully he will try to do better the next time. The end result is a person who has more information for his next project, and who will hopefully put that info to good use. It's called growing as a model builder.

Having said all that, my comment would be that yes, the paint is nicely done and overall the model looks good. I like the wheels, and the opening doors are a nice touch. But Cliff is exactly right on the "floating in space" brakes and the exhaust pipes with nothing holding them in place. It's really hard to see because the photo is so dark, but I also have to wonder about the lack of a front crossmember under the engine and what looks like no tie rod or suspension. I guess this could be some sort of custom setup, but can't tell from the photo.

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Well you make some point. If you look at the deep dick of the rear rims the brakes will not go in the rim and for the sespensin on the front it fully custom air ride set up. The rear is air ride 4 link. Yes the exhaust need some help. This is my first custom build and I'm happy with it

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No one said that the model was or is perfect. There are more tactful ways to point out omissions and faults and mature; responsible adults should realize and accept that. There is also the message function, for those who want to be blunt or to-the-point, in-your-face. Again, I could find a problem with just about any model built by any modeler, including mine (oh, I could show you many problems with mine...), and those of many notable builders (including magazine features) and I'm sure that most of us here could do the same. It's all in how it's done. And keep in mind that the builder neither asked for nor invited criticism nor critiques.

One can use a sledge hammer to secure a thumb tack, or simply one's thumb, or a tack hammer. Which is preferable?

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Tyler. don't go away from this forum.You have great support for your Charger here and I'm sure more as time goes on. Your photos just now gave me several ideas on the one I have been stuck on for weeks. Thanks for posting and keep at it.

JR

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It's shit like this that made me stop posting on here so one agine I will stop posting thanks

Come on, man! You're going to stop posting because someone pointed out a problem with your model? Come on! This is a forum! We post our stuff, we talk about it, we learn from each other, and we try to get better as we go. We all make mistakes, we all can get better. Nobody on this forum has gotten to the "perfect" level yet, so be cool, take criticisms and critique in stride, and use the info to make your next one even better. B)

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Harry, if he didn't ask for criticism, it shouldn't be offered. That's like a judge pointing out what's wrong with a contestant's model during a contest, in front of the crowd in general, without being asked, by the contestant, to do so. Not many people would be happy with that. If a person truly wants criticism and critiques, he or she will ask for it, as do so many who post here, myself included. There is nothing wrong with offering same in a PM- that would be like a contest judge talking to a contestant one-on-one to advise the shortcomings that were found with a model. The info would still be presented, but in a more diplomatic manner. Is there a problem with that? Which would you, personally, prefer to have done to you in those circumstances? Remember, he didn't ask for any critiques nor criticism.

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