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burying detail
Posted by ardvark002 on Sunday, June 03, 2018 7:57 PM

Hi all, Hope everyone is well. I have started to not put time into parts and areas that will never be seen and consintrate on what can be. Am I alone? I love building aircraft. Hope everyone's builds are going well, my 1/32 Cessna Skymaster is. Keep on modeling.  Aardvark

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, June 03, 2018 8:47 PM

I don't bother if it can't be seen. Trumpeter's 1/144 Gato has bulkheads and flooring for example. Once you close the hull you never see them. I get the bulkheads for strength but they put doors in them!?

Steve

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Too many projects to list. 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Sunday, June 03, 2018 8:55 PM

I used to pay attention to the unseen details.  But nowadays, if the details can’t be seen or will be barely visible, I just paint those areas dark gray and move along. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

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On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, June 03, 2018 9:23 PM

Yes and no

For me,there still is that I know its there satisfaction,but I do take shortcuts,no engines in sealed engine compartments,not painting inner roadwheels if they cant be seen.

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, June 03, 2018 9:34 PM

mis-matched when comparing one side to the otherI'll gp a;ong with that.  In most cases the internal parts will never be seenso I will add them for the structure integrity factor. 

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Posted by Bish on Monday, June 04, 2018 4:28 AM

If there is a chance it might be seen, or if the area is not fully visible but would appear empty with what little access there is, then i will fit it. If its in an area thats totally out of sight, then i don't bother. It all boils down to how much effort it will take and will the result be worth it.

A few years back i spent a couple of weeks scratchbuilding the rear compartments on both fuselages of an He 111Z. You have to look really hardinto the gunners position and then can only see a small portion of it. So now i am a bit more selective.

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Posted by Gerg on Monday, June 04, 2018 10:36 AM

As much as I like building, painting and detailing, I loathe detailing areas that won't be seen. I do just enough for the appearance of completeness. I want my time to go into areas that can be seen. Too many models to build and not enough time is what it comes down to for me. And I am slooow as it is.

I haven't built any yet but I like the idea of curbside car models. This must be a somewhat recent (within the last 10 years) thing. I have seen it with Tamiya. Good for them. I am sure that rankles many but it must be proof that plenty of modelers dislike detailing areas that will never be seen.

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Posted by Bearcat57 on Monday, June 04, 2018 10:59 AM

I used to be one of those “but I know that it’s in there“ guys - carefully assembling and painting parts that’ll never again see the light of day.

Then one day I woke up and realized that more of my life was behind me than ahead of me and simply don’t have time for that sort of nonsense. 

If it doesn’t have any structural support properties and can’t be seen - it can just remain on the sprue. Life’s too short.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, June 04, 2018 11:37 AM

Bearcat57

I used to be one of those “but I know that it’s in there“ guys - carefully assembling and painting parts that’ll never again see the light of day.

Then one day I woke up and realized that more of my life was behind me than ahead of me and simply don’t have time for that sort of nonsense. 

That's the way I see it too. Sometimes I like to make a componenet removable to show the interior, such as the roof of the deckhouse of a boat. But 1/72 closed cockpits of bombers or airliners, no point in detailing up.

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