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  • Member since
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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Run out of modeling m-o-j-o
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, May 26, 2019 7:07 PM

This Revell kit that I've seen built so well by many of you is either going into the trash or will be given away to someone in the neighborhood with kids that might, for a few moments, appreciate the crude attempt.

I seem to be screwing up more and more rather than getting better and better but I'll continue building more kits when the mood dictates.

So many screw ups on this kit I'd be ashamed to post it were it not for my penchent to expose my faulty modeling to a group who can, perhaps, sympathize with my skill level - low for the hobby in general but OK for theraputic purposes :) and push me on to build more.

In the case of this kit I just couldn't get some parts to fit correctly (the fuselage halves on my kit were not aligned correctly) so much sanding, filing and reshaping was in order. I also screwed up some of the decals. I cut the Balkenkreuz on the starboard side of the fuselage poorly and just decided to cover it over with another one that was larger. You can see the old one underneath. Not a pro move. I also couldn't get the canopy forward and main sections to sit closely enough together. I tried but to no avail.

At any rate I hope my next project will find me posting pictures that show some improvement in this hobby of mine.

 Well Flicker has taken the "Camera Roll" section down ... bummer. Hopefully not for long. These microscopic images are all I can post for the moment. I'll repost them to my standard size when I can.

OK, gee whiz, FineScale cut off my "***" in the subject title!!! Why? I've just tried to put it back in the subject title so we'll see if it's cut again.

Now for an attempt to use Postimage to post the pictures that are represented in the thumbnails above:

Success! At least for posting the pictures .. we'll see about the "***" :)

 

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, May 26, 2019 7:32 PM

Not quite sure why you are being so hard on yourself, Mike. Your model looks pretty good from over here.

I am curious what the **** was supposed to be. It is usually pretty easy to figure the "censored!"'s out, not so much this time.

Edit: AHAH! You got around it!!! YesBalloonsYes

-Greg

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Sunday, May 26, 2019 7:34 PM

Look's good to my eye's.

At least you didn't "hack" your way through like I did with this one...

You may have noticed,.... that ther is no propeller on it ......

I don't want to talk about it ........

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, May 26, 2019 7:59 PM

I like it.  Dont feel bad, I screw up something on every kit.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:36 PM

You can't worry about making them perfect. You just have to worry about making them for you.

Making mistakes is common. None of us get it perfect. You just have to keep making those mistakes so you can get better at fixing them.

Keep the end goal in sight and work through it.

 

Besides, that kit is a bear to whip into shape. Kudos for finishing it.

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by disastermaster on Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:39 PM

Unless I'm missing something here, it looks pretty dern good to me.

http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL351/12291693/21864322/413446218.jpg  http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/3/t/134935.aspx?page=11

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Posted by mrmike on Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:54 PM

All my perfect models are in boxes waiting for me to finish them. Your results look great from here. The trick is to enjoy the benchtime!

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Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, May 26, 2019 9:07 PM
I'm with ya, man. For me, though, I get near the finish and start rushing things, or leaving stuff off just to get done. Took me two years to finish a F9F Panther, because i didnt want to finish the canopy, yeah....
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Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:39 PM

Greg,

Thanks ... the dashes were a way I figured I could get around it. I still don't understand why that word was not acceptable?

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Sunday, May 26, 2019 10:50 PM

Thanks to all of you for the commiseration and understanding.

Mike Brindos,

I was hoping to build this kit with enough skill to approach the level that you achieved when you built yours ... didn't come close. I now appreciate what you did with this kit ... some of the fit problems I found were really bad! How you got yours to look like it did is, for the moment anyway, way beyond my pay grade. I'll keep plugging away for sure.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Sunday, May 26, 2019 11:00 PM

Mike,

We're our own worst critics.  Console yourself with "I'll do better next time!"  That's what I keep repeating.  When I stop saying that, I'll probably quit modeling.  Big Smile

Gary

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Posted by philo426 on Monday, May 27, 2019 12:55 AM

Not much wrong with that kurfurst.many modelers would have a hard time matching it.Cammo is great!

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, May 27, 2019 8:42 AM

No need to be so hard on yourself. You see the errors and flaws in your own work that we cannot. Because you know exactly where they are, and when & how that they happened. But to the rest of us, we see a good looking build. And what is glaring to you is microscopic to us viewers. Beautiful work!

As for as the “thou shalt not say” word, as you can see, there are ways to sidestep that issue. I do believe that the banning of the word dates back to antics of some members here years ago involving the word. It’s not like the word itself is obscene (not as explained by George Carlin), derogatory, insulting, etc. in any way, shape, or form, of interpretation.

 

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, May 27, 2019 8:57 AM

Gary, Philo426 and Stik,

Again, I appreciate the kind words.

Stik, Thanks for explaining to me the possible reason why m.o.j.o. is banned on this site. It's really, as you said, an innocuous word.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, May 27, 2019 11:26 AM

Well, the glaring issue here is the fact that you're being so hard on yourself. STOP IT!!

Secondly, that kit looks pretty good. 

Thirdly, those old Revell kits can sometimes really really challenge us, but this one looks fine to me.

Lastly, we all have our struggles and get fed up from time to time. When I find a kit that is "fighting" me, I find it best to just box it up and set it aside and pick up a new kit that I think will go better. When I've had enough time to rethink my problems I tackle it head on with a new approach. I have found that by only working on one skill at a time that I try to improve upon on a build I actually gain something for it. When I try to build a masterpiece in every respect I get less than I wanted. I may work on my seam skills on one and then perhaps my decaling on another and so on. I find this way helps me grow and get better. I have learned so much from every member here that it is not even funny, and I appreciate it all. Asking for some help with an issue is the fastest way to a solution. There are far too many able bodied builders here to ignore their input. 

Again, ask for help or set it aside for awhile. There is no need to get fed up and kick the dog over a poorly molded old kit that is a challenge for the best of us. Relax and move on to a better kit. You'll be happy you did.

And that build looks just fine to me. Don't beat yourself up. I have some of those too.

BK

On the bench: 1/72 Meng F-102A Case XX

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   Back on the bench.

On Deck: 1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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Posted by Greatmaker on Monday, May 27, 2019 11:50 AM

Looks great to me.  As previously stated we are often our own worst critics. I think we all enter a build with a vision...usually unrealistic...of what we want the finished build to look like and we can never seem quite to get there. Case in point, I just finished me second Tamiya 262 in as many months. On my first attempt I sprayed too much primer and pretty much obliterated most of the panel lines in the fuselage. I ended up having to use lacquer thinner to remove the primer.  It did but it also removed most of the panel lines again. I tried to re-scribe and that was a disaster.  I decided to “paint“ the panel lines in at the end. I was beginning to feel Ok about the build until I took the canopy masks off and the whole inside if the canopy had white smears all over. It was glued down with Tamiya thin so no way to remove. I ordered a replacement model that same day. I swore I was going to make the second one “perfect” While I think it is a bit better. I messed up a decal and I had the “smears“ on the inside of the canopy again. Fortunately I learned from the first one so I was able to get it off to repair.  Point being your “mistakes“ are what makes your build uniquely yours  Accept them, learn from them and always enjoy the process

 

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Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, May 27, 2019 11:54 AM

Thanks. And that's advise I need to follow more often.

GMorrison,

Who's Manny and why is it all his fault? (I know I'm not getting something here Embarrassed)

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by fotofrank on Monday, May 27, 2019 3:45 PM

There's nothing that's completed on my shelf that doesn't have some error on it and, yeah, I know where the error is. But keep on keeping on. Pull back on the stick a little. Put your nose on the horizon and add a little power. You'll get there.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, May 27, 2019 5:48 PM

Thanks Frank, .... I'll do that Big Smile

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by JohnnyK on Monday, May 27, 2019 7:00 PM

I think that your airplane looks great! Maybe you should try building something other than a plane. Maybe armor, ships or a car. I usually build airplanes, but sometimes I get burned out. Building a model car helps me get back in the game.

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Posted by Tomcat on Monday, May 27, 2019 7:42 PM

I'll take that screw up any day of the week!

If you want to see screw ups wait till you see my post later this week Embarrassed

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 P-39 Airacobra, Monogram 1/48 F-5F Aggressor, AMT Enterprise 1701A (shelf of Doom GB), Lindberg 1/64 He-111

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  • From: Salem, Oregon
Posted by 1943Mike on Monday, May 27, 2019 7:54 PM

JohnnyK and Tomcat,

Thanks for chiming in.

I do have lots of armor and ship kits but, because I like the looks of the Supermarine Walrus MkI "Silver Wings" (1/48 by Airfix) I'll probably begin my WIP in earnest soon. After that, maybe build the 1/35 French FT-17 by Meng or one of the warships I have, or maybe my only car kit - the 1/24 Revell Bentley. I appreciate the suggestion though.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by Fesan on Monday, May 27, 2019 8:47 PM
That plane actually looks good.
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Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 7:22 AM

Wow, that looks pretty good to me! I have a box of "crashed" aircraft under my bench that I'm saving for dioramas. I meant to build them that way, yeah, that's it. 

Take what you learned and move on to the next kit. Just make sure you're making it fun. 

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:00 AM

Greatmaker

Looks great to me.  As previously stated we are often our own worst critics. I think we all enter a build with a vision...usually unrealistic...of what we want the finished build to look like and we can never seem quite to get there. Case in point, I just finished me second Tamiya 262 in as many months. On my first attempt I sprayed too much primer and pretty much obliterated most of the panel lines in the fuselage. I ended up having to use lacquer thinner to remove the primer.  It did but it also removed most of the panel lines again. I tried to re-scribe and that was a disaster.  I decided to “paint“ the panel lines in at the end. I was beginning to feel Ok about the build until I took the canopy masks off and the whole inside if the canopy had white smears all over. It was glued down with Tamiya thin so no way to remove. I ordered a replacement model that same day. I swore I was going to make the second one “perfect” While I think it is a bit better. I messed up a decal and I had the “smears“ on the inside of the canopy again. Fortunately I learned from the first one so I was able to get it off to repair.  Point being your “mistakes“ are what makes your build uniquely yours  Accept them, learn from them and always enjoy the process

 

This...

....and it looks great to me bud. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

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Posted by learmech on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 8:58 AM
Looks good to me. The day I build a perfect model will be the day I stop building.
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Posted by Jay Jay on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 9:18 AM

 

learmech
Looks good to me. The day I build a perfect model will be the day I stop building.
 

Well said . Aaah the quest for the perfect model...that's why I'll never stop modeling because I doubt that any of my builds will ever be perfect.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

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Posted by 1943Mike on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 10:01 AM

Thanks guys.

I'll try not to be so severe a self-critic in the future.

It's just as some of you have said, I know where my mistakes are and they bug me.

Mike

"Le temps est un grand maître, mais malheureusement, il tue tous ses élèves."

Hector Berlioz

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Posted by Reasoned on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 9:43 PM

Mike, go build the Monogram 1/72 B-36, after that you'll never be discouraged again...well, almost :)

Science is the pursiut of knowledge, faith is the pursuit of wisdom.  Peace be with you.

On the Tarmac: 1/48 Revell P-38

In the Hanger: A bunch of kits

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:54 PM

Or any Mach 2 kit.

Open the box and there's a middle finger pointed at you.

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