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What is your biggest modelling flaw?

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What is your biggest modelling flaw?
Posted by RonUSMC on Thursday, June 19, 2003 5:27 PM
I know what mine is.... its easy.


I have none. It gets so frustrating because I never wait for anything to dry... I dont want to spend the time to sand every little thing down. Then I regret it after its finished. I need to learn patience big time. Active Kits: 1/48 AM Avenger 1/35 Sd.Kfz 251 Ausf C
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 19, 2003 6:46 PM
I'm in the same boat.
NO patience.
I have to have several projects going just so something can dry, I think that a seam or parting line won't be noticable so I don't sand but after painting it is, etc., etc.
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Posted by erush on Thursday, June 19, 2003 7:43 PM
I have lots of patience, I haven't finished a model in over 2 years now!Big Smile [:D]

I guess that's be my big flaw, getting one done.
It is hard to be patient when you're moving right along on one and have to let something cure or dry...Tongue [:P]

Hi, I'm Eric and I'm a Modelholic too. I think I have PE poisioning.     "Friendly fire...isn't"
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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, June 19, 2003 8:58 PM
Probably weathering. I just really got into drybrushing somewhat recently and have noticed a marked improvement in the finished product. Now if I just can get the nerve to try some washes....


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Posted by paulnchamp on Thursday, June 19, 2003 9:00 PM
Filling & sanding seams, without a doubt. I try to avoid that whenever possible.
I just hate it. No matter how careful I am (or what I use) seams still tend to show through. Ugh. . . .
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, June 19, 2003 10:26 PM
I have perfectionist syndrome. Everything I do has to be perfect so I find it very hard to 'practice' on models. If it's not perfect the first time I get really discouraged or I hold off on building something or trying a technique because I need to learn every single thing about it.

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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 20, 2003 12:04 AM
Sounds like me Ray... i'm new to the hobby and havent finished a model yet and im already trying to plan how to do all this preshading and washes and panel lines that you guys speak of . I know I'm not going to do it but I want to learn everything about these things now.
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Posted by shermanfreak on Friday, June 20, 2003 12:56 AM
Finishing one before starting on the next dozen.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by kaleu on Friday, June 20, 2003 1:03 AM
I'd say my biggest flaw is not getting the seams filled and sanded. I've only recently been priming the seams to check them for problems before I paint the model. That has helped a lot. I also do not like painting road wheels on tanks. Too monotonous.
Erik "Don't fruit the beer." Newest model buys: More than I care to think about. It's time for a support group.
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Posted by renarts on Friday, June 20, 2003 1:37 AM
Mine is deliberating with myself over what to do or add to a kit. Do I detail this piece or not, the Panzer II F or G, add gear or not, grey or sand, western front or Africa, diorama or not, camo or not, etc......

Is it possible to put too much thought into a kit?

Mike "Imagination is the dye that colors our lives" Marcus Aurellius A good friend will come and bail you out of jail...but, a true friend will be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...that was fun!"
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 20, 2003 5:04 PM
Deciding on the paint scheme.
Since I rarely paint the model the way it's "supposed" to be, I tend to sit there for awhile and try and figure out what I want it to look like!
I usually end up with stripey camo schemes, I just can't seem to do blotches...

Oh, yeah, and filling seams is a pain in the pa-toot, but it must be done!


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