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  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Will I remember ?
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, January 24, 2019 12:26 PM

The last time I completed a kit was Jan 2018,I don't anticipate getting back to the bench until at least July or August.With the house being built,moving in,and finally setting up a work area I will be busy for awhile.

So,how do you think it will be,will I be a basket case,acting like I never held a #11 in my hands before,knocking over paint jars,dropping stuff,and making a general mess of things.

Or is it like riding a bike just get back on again and it will all come back to me like I never stopped.

I  plan to start on something simple from the stash,Tamiya or the like,probably armor,before I dive into something complex.Should prove interesting.

  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:05 PM

It'll be like riding a bike. Having been away from the hobby for 20 plus years, i never lost my ability in building & painting. Just noticed new stuff nothing more.

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:26 PM

Only a year break? You’ll be fine. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September, 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:44 PM

I had a similar think a few years ago, but every thing came back right away.  So you should be fine.

  • Member since
    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, January 24, 2019 4:51 PM

Agreed. My last break was about 15 yrs. You're not going to forget anything. You'll ever remember how to curse when you mess up.

-Greg

  • Member since
    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Thursday, January 24, 2019 6:19 PM
I took three years off while I was working on my house, it all came right back to me.

Clint

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, January 24, 2019 11:30 PM

Tojo72

...will I be a basket case,acting like I never held a #11 in my hands before,knocking over paint jars,dropping stuff,and making a general mess of things

Lol... this is me every day.  I managed to knock over my tamiya thin cement un-knock-overable bottle over the weekend and destroyed my cutting mat.  Lost a speed brake piston on my f86.  Just put a glue smudge on my t28 canopy that will take an hour to polish out, and I'd like to meet the guy who designed the tall skinny microset/microsol containers...  my real hobby is addressing my blunders ;)

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    February, 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, January 26, 2019 1:00 PM

I took an almost five year break. For me it was like riding a bike. I was surprised I still remembered all of the Tamiya paint bottle numbers.

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Saturday, January 26, 2019 3:52 PM

I haven't finished a kit in almost 6 years. I've done little building, but am hoping to get some of my shelf -queens finished. However, some of my newest purchases are calling my name. I just hope I can recall my weathering techniques. I wasn't able to duplicate whatever I did to my Jagdtiger.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:18 PM

tigerman

I haven't finished a kit in almost 6 years. I've done little building, but am hoping to get some of my shelf -queens finished. However, some of my newest purchases are calling my name. I just hope I can recall my weathering techniques. I wasn't able to duplicate whatever I did to my Jagdtiger.

 

That was a gem indeed

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:08 PM

You'll be fine Tojo. You might be a little slow starting off though.

  • Member since
    January, 2019
Posted by Edwin on Saturday, January 26, 2019 11:15 PM

keavdog
 

LOL at this Big Smile

We’re lucky they aren’t tapered bottles, with narrow end at the bottom Wink 

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Sunday, January 27, 2019 5:32 PM

Tojo72

 

 
tigerman

I haven't finished a kit in almost 6 years. I've done little building, but am hoping to get some of my shelf -queens finished. However, some of my newest purchases are calling my name. I just hope I can recall my weathering techniques. I wasn't able to duplicate whatever I did to my Jagdtiger.

 

 

 

That was a gem indeed

 

Thanks Anthony, I appreciate that. There are a few things I would do over (who doesn't say that?), but I really liked the finish on it. Almost a perfect build to me in my rose-colored glasses. LOL

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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