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Lol, ever come across a really decked out model that had seams/gaps everywhere???

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Lol, ever come across a really decked out model that had seams/gaps everywhere???
Posted by KAYSEE88 on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 8:07 PM

Whats up with that? Hmm I'm sure you have seen your share of these models.  Care to share what you saw? Pics would help...

I don't get it man! Like someone spend $$ and time on ALL the details and then they just....just.....ugggg, i don't even know how to explain it Alien 

 

 

 

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 11:08 PM

I personally have never seen such an animal,any modeler with the awareness of PE and aftermarket detail sets would know to fill all of the seams.Where have you encountered such a beast?

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:24 AM

Yup.  I have seen that too, but the ones that baffle me the most are the rivet-counter builds I have seen where all this time and money is spent on correcting wing angles, panel locations, and rivet types...and then the whole model is taken to a fuzz-covered paint booth where it comes out looking like it was painted in a sand storm.  That makes zero sense to me.  

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:33 AM

Hello!

While I can't really recall seeing anything like you describe, I firmly believe this happens and I imagine things like that happen when somebody is living something like an obsession with one model or subject or aspect of modelling and this way is getting very little practice actually building things. Let's say we've got two modellers - one is just happily building away kit after kit - the first one gets laughed at, next ones are gradually getting better. The other modeller says "I'm going to get the first one right!" and invests in corrections, research and so on. By the way our first modeller gets to his tenth model looking quite good, our second modeller just finished churning out his "correct" model - with all the beginners mistakes in it. That's the way I understand it. That's why it is important to build some lower priority "quick" builds - to keep various skills sharp for the time you need them for your high profile projects.

Does it make sense to you? Thanks for reading and have a nice day

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, June 9, 2022 8:27 AM

Kaysee88;

        Funny you should mention that. I went to our last show that I could reach here in central and a few really chock full of detail models had visible seams and gaps. Like you I had to ask, after seeing trophies sitting next to them, "What's Up With that?" It seems to me ther many that can be blinded by the "Bling".

        Now of it's a Newbie's first I can be forgiving. But if I know the person has been building for years, well, I wonder.

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Posted by ajlafleche on Thursday, June 9, 2022 9:03 AM

I've seen many models with that kind of basic mistake. It makes judging at a contest easier because they are immediately moved to the back. The worst I've seen was a car by a very prolific builder who has pretty good, not perfect, skills. He displays most of his cars above angled mirrors so you can easily see the undersides. One he displayed had no driveshaft between the transmission and rear differential! 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, June 9, 2022 9:14 AM

Eaglecash867

Yup.  I have seen that too, but the ones that baffle me the most are the rivet-counter builds I have seen where all this time and money is spent on correcting wing angles, panel locations, and rivet types...and then the whole model is taken to a fuzz-covered paint booth where it comes out looking like it was painted in a sand storm.  That makes zero sense to me.  

 

Yeah, and the type that spend so much time correcting every tiny mistake that they never get a single model built...

 

Reminds me of the old joke about the guy that installed a $30,000 sound system on a car with a street value of about $3000.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Thursday, June 9, 2022 9:24 AM

Gamera
Yeah, and the type that spend so much time correcting every tiny mistake that they never get a single model built...   Reminds me of the old joke about the guy that installed a $30,000 sound system on a car with a street value of about $3000.

Yup.  All of that work is for nothing if it never is seen in a completed model, and people are going to notice seams, gaps, and crappy paint work a lot more than they'd notice a single L-band antenna being a millimeter off in where its mounted on a fuselage.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, June 9, 2022 9:55 AM

I guess it depends who your building for,what are your own personal standards.Now I fix seams on my builds,but 99.9% of those who look at my models wouldn't know the difference anyway.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Thursday, June 9, 2022 11:40 AM

I wonder if people will point out to the modeler that basic construction techniques and seam filling are just as important as added details ..can't the modeler see that?

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