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Modeling on the go...
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 30, 2003 12:07 AM
Anyone do any modeling while on a trip ? I travel quite a bit on business, and always take a kit or two and my modeling supplies with me so I can keep working on something.Keeps the stress off and I get much accomplished.

Mark
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  • From: United Kingdom / Belgium
Posted by djmodels1999 on Thursday, January 30, 2003 1:52 AM
I find re-arranging tools, materials, reference and kits too much of a chore... I've grown used to have everything 'out' on my workbench, with all my reference stuff at hand. How do you manage that?
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Posted by JChurch on Thursday, January 30, 2003 10:09 AM
Agreed, having to tear down every day would seem impossible, I would be constantly retracing my steps to remember where I was, having everything out and at the ready is the only way to go.... unles you have CATS!
MD

Your not going to leave it like that are you?

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  • From: A secret workshop somewhere in England
Posted by TANGO 1 on Thursday, January 30, 2003 6:07 PM
Years ago I used to work abroad on a regular basis. Between '92 and '93 I had started to build a 1/48 RAF GR1 Tornado. Inside the box of plastic I carried a scalpel, 2 needle files , sandpaper , glue and 4 tins of arcrylic paint !

Construction started in London and continued in France. Then painting started in Germany and sub assemblies continued in Belgium. The "subs" were finished in London and the rest of the painting was finished in Saudi Arabia. After all this I slapped the decals on in France and the kit was finished in Italy. During all this moving around keeping the model in one peice was extremely difficult !
If any of you are considering "tripkitting" in the future don't take anything bigger than 1\72 scale-believe me it makes life a lot easier!
Happy landings everybody !

Darren
Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, January 30, 2003 7:11 PM
Hello all,

A few years back my job required me to do a lot of traveling. I often would bring a kit along with me. I never was able to make much progress but it helped relieve stress. I only brought basic kits and supplies. No reference material, no power tools and no paint. I would reccomend it to anyone. Sitting in a hotel for days or weeks gets old really fast. I would always make it a point to hit the local hobby shops when ever possible and even some shows.

Darren
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, January 31, 2003 1:16 PM
I've tried this, but I've come to accept that the most I'm really going to do on the road is some pre-assembly and parts cleanup. I rarely bring any paints along, but if I do its just a few basic colors. Most of my time is spent cleaning up parts, getting the fit correct, filling gaps, sanding, etc. when I get home, I usually have a bunch of sub-assemblies ready for painting and final assembly.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 01, 2003 1:17 PM
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Originally posted by djmodels1999

I find re-arranging tools, materials, reference and kits too much of a chore... I've grown used to have everything 'out' on my workbench, with all my reference stuff at hand. How do you manage that?

If I'm on a road trip with my own car, I take a couple of kits, an air compressor inside a plastic tote, a RolyKit filled with all the smaller tools and supplies, another plastic tote with various paints and thinners and a plastic organizer box with a lid that will hold subassemblies. The RolyKit is an item that I have seen advertised on t.v. that has compartments to hold small items and it rolls up holding everything in place. You get to your destination and simply unroll it with everything like you placed it inside. I bought mine at Michaels crafts here in the USA
It is not too much of a hassle and keeps everything organized when I'm home.

Mark
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 01, 2003 1:22 PM
I forgot to mention; to remember where I was at in the construction of a kit, I use a high-lighter to color finished sections and subassemblies. Works for me.

Mark
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 01, 2003 1:46 PM
Hmm...I'm thinking some of you have it bad. Wink [;)]

I've got a great question to see just how bad - Has anyone done modeling on their honeymoon (and remained married)? LOL!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 01, 2003 2:15 PM
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Originally posted by Bayonet Recon

Hmm...I'm thinking some of you have it bad. Wink [;)]

I've got a great question to see just how bad - Has anyone done modeling on their honeymoon (and remained married)? LOL!!

No, I have not done that, however, I have to watch how much time I spend on the hobby when I'm home. Wife needs attention also.

Mark
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 01, 2003 2:21 PM
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Originally posted by mkish

I've tried this, but I've come to accept that the most I'm really going to do on the road is some pre-assembly and parts cleanup. I rarely bring any paints along, but if I do its just a few basic colors. Most of my time is spent cleaning up parts, getting the fit correct, filling gaps, sanding, etc. when I get home, I usually have a bunch of sub-assemblies ready for painting and final assembly.

I actually finished 2 motorcycle kits while on the road, and some of the best work I have done. I will have them at the upcoming TamiyaCon in April.

Mark

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