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71 Hemi Cuda - Finished (no pics though)

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71 Hemi Cuda - Finished (no pics though)
Posted by mightypudge on Friday, July 2, 2021 10:53 AM

Hey all.

This week I finished my 1971 Hemi Cuda in Plum Crazy Purple. This was my first project since returning to the hobby after a 40-year hiatus. As such, I made my fair share of mistakes. I learned a lot from those mistakes, and I gained some valuable insight from the experience. So, while I was disappointed with how the model came out, it certainly wasn't for nothing.

Here's a short list of my takeaways:

  • I got much better with the airbrush over the course of the project. By the time I got around to applying the color coat to the body, I was feeling pretty good and the end result was solid. 
  • It is critically important to work clean. Before I sit down to work, I need to wash my hands, clean my workspace, and get organized. 
  • Molotow chrome markers are amazing. But, they can react with certain paints and I need to be more careful.
  • I need to work on my brush-painting, masking, scribing, and decaling skills. I also need to practice more with using bare metal foil.
  • Whoever said, "this is a thinking man's hobby," was absolutely spot on. I thought I was taking my time, but I ended up rushing at times. My new mantra is, "if you think you're going the right speed, you're going too fast."

Well, that's all for now. I promise, I will be posting progress pics of my next project:

The Foose Eldorod

 

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Monday, July 5, 2021 1:09 PM

mightypudge
I thought I was taking my time, but I ended up rushing at times. My new mantra is, "if you think you're going the right speed, you're going too fast."

Morrison's Third Law of Modeling:

"There's never enough time to do it right, but somehow there's always enough time to do it over."

I look forward to your pictures.

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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