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  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Big Goof
Posted by berny13 on Saturday, February 15, 2003 7:35 PM
Today my wife gave me a choice, clean out the garage, clean up the spare bedroom or clean up my model work room. You can guess which one I picked. As I was dusting a 1/32 scale RF-4C Photo Phantom, the light hit it just at the right angle and I saw a fingerprint on the inside of the forward camera window. All this time I thought I had the perfect model only to find such a big goof. Has anyone else finished a perfect model only to find some big flaw in it later? Sad [:(]

Berny

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

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TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

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  • From: NE Georgia
Posted by Keyworth on Saturday, February 15, 2003 9:48 PM
I know of a guy who built the old Revell 1/32 scale F4U Corsair. He had supedetailed the kit inside and out, corrected most major errors, provided complete interior detail, including handpainting the instrument faces. When the kit was finished, one of the guys at our local IPMS chapter looked in the cockpit and noticed that the artificial horizon was upside down when the plane was parked!!!! Needless to say, that was interesting, since the modeler was a pilot.
"There's no problem that can't be solved with a suitable application of high explosives"
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 16, 2003 12:39 AM
Sounds like he had a bad attitude.

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  • From: Poland
Posted by Aleksander on Sunday, February 16, 2003 12:44 PM
For me - this is not a problem - I'm in use to noticed just after my job is finished, that something is spoiled - till today (with more than 100 models built) I can't say I've made a perfect model. In earlier days it was making me angry, but now I discovered that I prefer to have models build by my own (even if they are not so good), than to have them perfect, but made by somebody else ! Have a good time ! Aleksander

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  • From: Joisey
Posted by John P on Sunday, February 16, 2003 8:20 PM
You wanna really see problems? Take really close-up macro pictures of your models. I think I have a brilliant cockpit job, then look at closeups far beyond what my 45-year-old eyes can see, and oh BOY does it look bad!
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  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Monday, February 17, 2003 3:47 PM
I know the feeling. As they say, "Pictures don't lie".

Berny

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

On the bench

TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

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  • From: NE Georgia
Posted by Keyworth on Monday, February 17, 2003 5:40 PM
I wonder if anyone will ever develop a myopic camera for problems like this. :)
"There's no problem that can't be solved with a suitable application of high explosives"
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 7:55 AM
Maybe, finding "Big Goofs" is something that everybody will find. Specially coming from critic eyes (like the IPMS Senior Members).
When I find stuff like that on my models, I just think of how it would be like if human beings were able to do "perfect" things.... maybe fun will be over!
Don't worry about that... goofs, like the hobby, are fun too!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 8:08 AM
I am probably the most picky, most over observant person there is. I notice every little flaw in my models. I notice a paint spec the size of a pin prick on my paint jobs. I notice if i forgot to paint a bolt on an engine, after i have the model completed of course. People will stand in aw looking at some of the things i have built. And ill look at it with a bit of disgust, staring at a small finger print because i picked up the body to soon. But I do agree with Alek and Federico, it bugged me at first, but now I see those small flaws as "custom" additions to my personal masterpieces!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 10:35 AM
I haven't yet built a 'masterpiece' so I don't have a problem with being overcritical of my work. Generally I'm pretty 'accepting' of the things I craft and am just hoping that each new project builds on the last. I'm finding that my biggest enemy is impatience. A year ago, I'd just charge on with assembling a model whether it had wet paint or not. Surprise, they didn't always turn out like i'd hoped. Now, I KNOW that I should just let the parts dry and deal with them the next day. 'Knowing' is unfortunately different that 'Doing' and sometimes my fingers don't listen to my brain. I'm getting better, but clearly I need to just be more patient and not rush a project.

M.
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  • From: Syracuse, NY
Posted by ADleitch on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 10:58 AM
The biggest goof I ever did was a masking job on a wildcat, painted the underside, was supposed to mask it to do the intermediate blue. oops masked were the intermediate blue was supposed to go and carefully repainted the underside. Of course did not notice something was wrong until I went to remove the masking. I believe I will stop watching movies while I am modeling, maybe then I will not be distracted.
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  • From: Panama City, Florida, Hurricane Alley
Posted by berny13 on Tuesday, February 18, 2003 11:12 AM
I once transposed FS 34102 and FS 34079 on a model I was building. I discovered the mistake in time to correct it.

Berny

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

On the bench

TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

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    November 2005
Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 22, 2003 12:03 AM
my bIg goof.

Well i m currently making a revell (mistake) sbd -5e dauntless 1/32. It was going smothly the kit wasnt to god but it was ok. i had it resting to dry in my work area. So i had just compleated all of the engine in really good detail then my sista walked in she went topen the window nocked the model it fell of the talbe smashed on the ground into heaps of pieces. its sort of fixed but it is disfigured on the whole left hand side.

that was bad and i never want to make a revell kit again!

rexkilla
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 22, 2003 12:31 PM
Just finnished a 1/48 spitfire mk v. Looks great...except that I laced the shoulder straps backwards, or laced them with the buckle wrong side out. Can I do anything about it now? NO! To the untrained eye you'd never know. If you know what you're looking at, it's "um, those shoulder belts there, um, do they, um, look okay to you? " Well ABSOLUTELY, you know...field modification! In your case it might be the de-icer equipment malfunctioned and that stuff there is just frost...yea, thats the ticket!
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, February 22, 2003 2:04 PM
I'm not good enough a builder to be a perfectionist, so I will accept a certain amount of flawed work. But I just finished a Monogram He-111 and couldn't believe the entire empennage (e.g., vertical and horizontal stabilizers) were out of kilter! It's kind of obvious, because the starboard horizontal stabilzer almost touches the ground. Ugh. So, when I walk by the model I focus on the "greenhouse cockpit" and admire the cool detail.
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 26, 2003 12:58 PM
on the subject of goofs and H 111s i once spent a week (on and off ) masking the front end glazing ,using 4 strips each, of tamiya masking tape cut 1 mil wide and trimmed to lenght ,then filled out the middle with maskol (thats one for canopies must die!).then i airbrushed the blue undersides,masked the dividing line between top and bottom, sprayed light green, masked for the splinter ,sprayed dark green. HOORAY!! carefully removed all that masking to find looking through the glazing i could see the light blue blasted up the inside frames 3quarters up with light green across the top. DOH! two days later i read an article which mentioned spraying interior colour on the outside first,thanks a lot buddy! so, unlike yours jug man i look at the back side of the thing.
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