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  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, August 25, 2019 4:00 PM

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Favorite: opening the box.

FLeast favorite: paying for the box.

 

or a close finishing the kit for least favorite. I find finishing a kit a bit of a letdown until I remember I have more kits to build.

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    March, 2015
Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, August 25, 2019 5:07 PM

Favorite: Building cockpits

Least favorite: Applying Bare Metal Foil to aircraft. It just seems to take forever.

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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 25, 2019 6:10 PM

 Favorite part: the finish line. Finally getting that project done and taking in the finished work for the first time.

Least favorite: the hump point that nearly every project has where I tend to lose interest for one reason or another... it could be in seams, or painting, or  assembly.... 

 

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  • Member since
    July, 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Monday, August 26, 2019 6:18 AM

stikpusher

 Favorite part: the finish line. Finally getting that project done and taking in the finished work for the first time.

Least favorite: the hump point that nearly every project has where I tend to lose interest for one reason or another... it could be in seams, or painting, or  assembly.... 

 

Just got over that hump point on my current project. I never know how long that will last, sometimes a few days to a few weeks.

 

 

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    July, 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Monday, August 26, 2019 9:46 AM

Favorite: I like most all aspects of a build, but if I had to pin it down to one thing--assembly is what I enjoy most. Throw some fabrication in there and that puts my engine running on all cylinders.

Least favorite: I absolutely hate poorly written instructions, and nowadays, that is the norm. All too often instruction sheets are terribly vague made worse by low detail illustrations. It really bugs me that I need to research a 1:1 just so I can assemble a part correctly, so in that vein, I hate researching. It's a real velocity killer.

Second to that, like what Patrick said, a tough to fix highly visible part that is poorly designed.

 

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    July, 2019
Posted by Hoss WA on Monday, August 26, 2019 7:48 PM

Favorite: painting and decals

Least favorite: sanding

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:23 AM

I just remembered a task that I really loath.  Whether it is an early step or the last step in a build depends on my motivation.  I use a suction style airbrush, and have several bottles. I mix up the colors for the current build near the beginning of the build, so I can just grab the right bottle when it is time to paint something.  I could, I suppose, just toss the bottles when I am done with the build, but that seems a bit extravagent, so I wash out the bottles- a messy and difficult operation (I use enamels).  I can generally get about three builds out of a bottle.  I buy them a dozen at a time, and I have to buy new ones every so often when some bottles no longer clean up adequately.  But I hate the bottle cleaning.

 

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  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: Roanoke Virginia
Posted by Strongeagle on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9:54 AM

It is NOT my favorite thing to reach the final stages of building an automobile model to find that it has alignment problems. One wheel is off the ground while the other three touch nicely or the body sits kitty-wampus on the chassis, the grill won't fit straight or the hood has too much gap around the edges and my favorite is that the windshield won't go in without major surgery. Yes.....trial and error, fit as you go, check your work...automobile models are a pain....But I like cars soooooo much.

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