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What would like to model that isn't your specialty
Posted by tigerman on Friday, June 20, 2003 8:43 PM
I'm an armor modeler, but would one day love to build a Spitfire. I've been scared off by the cammo scheme and the washes in the panels. After reading some of the forums, I hope to build one somewhere in the future. What would you like to do, but haven't for one reason or another, gotten around to building one?

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Posted by shermanfreak on Friday, June 20, 2003 9:11 PM
Some day I'd like to build a ship again. The H.M.S. Victory to be exact. Built it many years ago when my skill level wasn't anywhere near what it is today.
Happy Modelling and God Bless Robert
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 20, 2003 9:18 PM
I really want to attempt a large figure or a plank-on-frame ship.
I really want to attempt a large figure.
I think a figure.

Did I mention that I really want to attempt a large figure? Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, June 20, 2003 10:29 PM
I have been an automotive-only modeler but I recently stumbled across this site:
http://www.bennettspalette.com/
and it really got me thinking that I would like to try my hand at a figure, not to mention a resin kit at that, which I have never done before either.

Ray
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Posted by Keyworth on Saturday, June 21, 2003 5:22 PM
I'd like to try a ship or a sub. Haven't attempted one of those in over twenty years. - Ed
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Posted by kaleu on Saturday, June 21, 2003 6:58 PM
I'd like to get into figure painting and open wheel race cars.
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 BlackWolf3945 on Sunday, June 22, 2003 1:58 AM
I don't build ships, but I'd like to do that Tamiya Fletcher in 350th. Maybe even some of their battlewagons. And the Trumpeter flat-tops intrigue me as well...


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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, June 22, 2003 2:27 AM
I am an armor builder.
I would love to build aircraft but I just don't have the finesse to build them.
The last aircraft I built I had to put evergreen strips over the seems because I could not get the putty right.
One day I will get their though.
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Posted by upnorth on Sunday, June 22, 2003 11:50 AM
Aviation has always been the main thing for me, thought there are many things "d like to try in the scale hobby outside of aircraft.

I think right now a large scale figure is what I'd like to give a go at most, I've just got to find one that grabs my attention enough from the shelf or catalog that I know I'll see it through to completion.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, June 23, 2003 2:59 PM
I build A/C but I wish I could build armor. I work on a few others subjects, ships/sci-fi/car, all with good results. But armor is a skill I have yet to aquire. I build the odd tank or apc, but only for fun. I don't try to build to the level of quality of the a/c I build.

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Posted by tigerman on Monday, June 23, 2003 5:16 PM
To nwilliams: at least you give it a try and don't take it seriously. Maybe my problem is I'm too vain and expect too much from myself. I think I just need to experiment and take baby-steps with modeling aircraft. Get my feet wet so to speak. And like modeling armor, take each new model to another level by incorporating some new technique that I have learned.

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 12:10 AM
Womens underwear :P
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Posted by BlackWolf3945 on Tuesday, June 24, 2003 11:30 PM
Uhhh..... not gonna do it....

Anyhoo, another subject that I'd like to build which I normally don't is a figure. What's more, a sci-fi figure; There was a HUGE kit by Screamin' of Boba Fett. Not the PVC kit, the resin job. I'd like to try that one sometime...

I'd also like to try some of the Cheescake figures out ther. Have several but have yet to dive in...


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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 6:10 AM
Well, what I'd really like to experiment with is a ship. Sadly, there are so few 1/144 scale(my favorite scale!) ships out there!
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Posted by oz1998 on Wednesday, June 25, 2003 1:24 PM
I'd like to try armor. Maybe a German Tiger or Panther. The Tamiya M1 is interesting, too. My intrest is in WW II aircraft and ships, but I did build one Russian JS-II once fun. We'll see....

For awhile, I got away from plastic and went to wood. I've built a 1:75 Cutty Sark plank on frame model before. All 43" of her. My first and only one to date. It was fun, and very challenging. Amati is putting out a 1:250 Titanic that is also plank on frame that has drawn my interest.

In the end though, I just can't stay away from plastic kits. I just love'm. Blush [:I]

Robert: You want to build the H.M.S Victory ? You must know about Heller's kit, right ? It's plastic, and it's BIG. 40+", I believe. I have a wooden kit of Victory stored away that will be about 50" long when complete. I'm saving it for my retirement, as I figure that'll take about 5,000 hours to complete it. Wink [;)]

Regards,

Ted
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Posted by Woody on Friday, September 19, 2003 8:49 PM
I have been building 1/72 A/C forever, but I would love to get into sci-fi modeling. If I can ever find a Space 1999 Eagle kit that is not too pricey I'll start there I think.Smile [:)]

" I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
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Posted by lizardqing on Friday, September 19, 2003 9:11 PM
I have always wanted to do a large sailing ship, something that would look nice over a fireplace. It's just I don't think I have the patience for something like that yet, kids have depleted enough for at least the next 10 years.
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, September 19, 2003 9:16 PM
I usually build wooden ships, and am just now into my first scratch building effort in styrene, also a ship. I have another in the research stage.

I would like to do a couple of aircraft that mean something to me (I have one in a vacuform kit, more uncharted territory), and a car
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Posted by Hoser on Friday, September 19, 2003 9:26 PM
Yah, Claymore. A plank-on-frame for me too. I have a Billing's Oseberg (Viking burial ship) that I'm not brave enough to try.

For all of you that want to do figures, check out this site -

http://www.gremlins.com/index.html
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Posted by djrost_2000 on Friday, September 19, 2003 10:34 PM
I'd like to learn how to sculpt figures. That way when I can get exactly the pose I wantWink [;)]

DJ
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 20, 2003 1:21 PM
I build, for the most part, vehicles. I would like to build a destroyer ship if I was to switch "specialties" for a moment.
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Posted by Woody on Saturday, September 20, 2003 2:26 PM
I just found another non aircraft model I would like to build - a Revell 1/72 submarine kit. The ad said it was over 3 feet long! Now all I have to do is talk my wife into letting me display it on the fireplace mantel. Big Smile [:D]

" I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; for I intend to go in harm's way." --John Paul Jones
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Posted by berny13 on Saturday, September 20, 2003 4:19 PM
I build aircraft, but throw in an occasional chopper and car. I would like to build a large modern aircraft carrier, such as the Tamiya kit. I don't know when I would be able to get around to building one though.

Berny

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Posted by cnstrwkr on Saturday, September 20, 2003 6:38 PM
I would try a German Tiger tank and if I knew I wouldnt burn it in frustration, I would build the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) fully rigged.
Tommy difficult things take time...the impossible, a little longer!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, September 20, 2003 8:55 PM
My usual fare is starships and modern aircraft but I have my sights on some armor kits to build in the near future. I know I'll be in up to my neck but I'd like to build Trumpeter's new Faun SLT-56 tank transporter and a Leopard 2A5 for it to carry. It'll be a huge undertaking; the completed Faun is nearly two feet long...
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Posted by kaleu on Sunday, September 21, 2003 11:17 AM
I usually build armor, but after seeing the F1 U.S. Grand Prix last year, I've been wanting to build an F1 car. The newest Tamiya F1 car may be enough to put me over the edge.
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 J-Hulk on Sunday, September 21, 2003 11:34 AM
I've been dying to take a crack at the Japanese battleship Yamato. The last ship I built was the US battleship New Jersey, back in 1980 or so.
I bought the Tamiya 1/700 waterline kit a few years back, but I'm thinking about doing the 1/350 full hull kit.
So many tanks in the closet, though...
~Brian
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Posted by paulnchamp on Sunday, September 21, 2003 10:03 PM
I build ships and aircraft, but several years ago I buildt a Tamiya M1A1 Abrams. It came out okay, but I think I'd like to take a crack at a Tiger Tank, or maybe a Sherman. Soon.
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 21, 2003 11:41 PM
would like to try wooden ship as well, but am to afraid to spend the cash just to not finish or toss in the trash.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 1:23 PM
I am going to try my hand at doing a Tamiya 1/12 Motorcycle kit. I have never done one and think it would be a nice change (not that I need one mind you Wink [;)] )

Problem is, where did I put all those jars of gloss paint??? Tongue [:P]
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