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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by Boba Nette, Oct 19, 2004.

  1. Boba Nette

    Boba Nette New Member

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    What is your favorite part of constructing a model?For me it is definately painting the basecoat and/or camouflage.It's almost the only part where you can be creative.A close second would be decaling it.This really makes the model come to life.
     
  2. Christian Ankerstjerne

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    I enjoy weathering and afterwards the building of dioramas the most - it's what really brings the model to life...
     
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    I believe they once did a survey on this in Fine Scale Modeller. As it turned out, the most enjoyable moment for the majority was when they opened the box for the first time and studied the parts. I can relate to that. All the opportunities and possibilities are still there, and you have yet to make any cock-ups.

    Aside from that, I think one of my favourites is interiour detailing, especially aircraft cockpits.
     
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    I would have to say when I finish it. Nothing like the finished product!

    :D
     
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    I really like the challenging part where you glue the parts together :smok: The painting is also very enjoyable... :D

    Im thinking of buying a 1:16 Tamiya TigerI or TigerII tank, i guess it will be a hell of alot of work, but i really enjoy building big models.

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    I totally agree with this. Having painted only a few things so far, I can't say I enjoy it much. Too much I can fail at. :(
     
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    The worst is when a small detail snaps or breaks...."I hate that"

    KBO
     
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    Yes, or when it leaps from your hands and onto the floor and then rolls away to where you can't reach. :angry:
     
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    Yeah and its especially annoying if there's still glue on it, so it gets stuck to the floor..... "Now thats REALLY irritating" :angry:

    KBO
     
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    You guys are lucky - up until now, I've had a carpet on my floor. Talk about loosing stuff!

    Well no more, in the future, I'll have a hardwood floor :)
     
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    Hey Roel,you can't fail at painting armor.It doesn't have to be pretty to be effective.Sometimes a crude looking paint job is the most realistic.I read somewhere that the average tanker probably wasn't too concerned about the size and shape of each blotch of paint.I put a thin white-wash on a KV-1C.It looks terrible,but compared to photos of real tanks,it's almost perfect.Just keep at it.
     
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    Building scenes from scratch, like flags, banners, terrain etc.
     
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    What do you think I have for a floor? If you remove the layer of lost plastic modelling parts, that is. Carpet baby! :cry:

    I like it though, as long as I'm not modelling. :grin:
     
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    Keeps your feet warm in the morning - but all the lost sharp-edged model parts can be a serious pain :p
     
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    My best part is the assembly - especially if I am changing stuff (converting kits).
    My least favourite is the painting (such a chore!).

    I sympathise with the lossing stuff - I once lost a 1:72 Hermann Goering!
     
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    I like doing conversions, especially of science-fiction models since the posibilities are almost endless.

    As for least favourite moments, onme example would have to be a second hand figure I bought and tried to strip the paint off. Having soaked it in spirit and got nowhere (And being the wrong side of several cans of beer) I decided to try burning the existing paint off. The model was lead. What had started off as an old but quite well detailed model ended up as a puddle!

    As a general thing though, that moment when the knife slips and takes yet another slice off the fingers has to be the clincher!
     

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