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Old 09-12-2013, 01:49 PM   #91
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Re: Car modeling... confessions

i often frequent the... how can i say... "feminine" departments of a store with an eye for goodies which may be useful to my builds
ie, the haberdashery section (for needles/wire/threads/mesh)
or the cosmetics section... i spend ages browsing the nail polish/nail files/ca glue/paints/acrylic gloss/hairspray range
and let's not forget the beading/crafts section (wire/flocking)
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:00 AM   #92
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I take a whiff of Tamiya paint every time I open a bottle. I like the smell!!!

I use rattle can on my bodies instead of my airbrush
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:36 AM   #93
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I have more fingernail polish than my wife.















I've almost forgotten how to use regular paints.
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Old 09-17-2013, 10:06 AM   #94
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This thread has gotten me reading AF again regularly.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:15 PM   #95
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Tonio - what do you thin your nail polish with?
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Old 09-19-2013, 04:18 PM   #96
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I used my ex-gf (now ex-wife) to buy me fingernail polish. Didn't have the guts to buy myself. I haven't used them tho. Yes the nailpolish, duh!
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I find when I get to a point in a build that I think will be a pain in the ass, I'll set it aside and work on something else or just let it sit. Then when I finally make myself sit down and do it, find out it wasn't so bad after all.

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I find when I get to a point in a build that I think will be a pain in the ass, I'll set it aside and work on something else or just let it sit. Then when I finally make myself sit down and do it, find out it wasn't so bad after all.

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Old 09-23-2013, 05:06 PM   #101
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My spray booth is made out of a cardboard box.

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My spray booth are my room and or garage. The only smell I notice is the 2k clear, so Its ok.....

I stop by Hobby Lobby twice a week sice it's accross the street from my job.

Even though it's against the rules, I look at HLJ site 3/day at work

Did I mention I'm a wheelmonger???
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Re: Car modeling... confessions

Confession # 1
I've destroyed a good number of kits out of anger and frustration while doing
custom body work. As a result, I have a bunch of untouched kits that
have missing car bodies.

Confession # 2
I tried to return to the hobby in 2013 and proceeded to paint a car body without primer (which I never do) because I was lazy. The paint job came out nice and I followed it up with masking tape to paint the black trim. Upon painting the trim, I lifted the masking tape along with my nice paint job. That resulted in me resuming my car modeling break.

Don't skimp on the primer boys.
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confession 1:
I sell a lot of mines.

confession 2:
I buy more than the ones I sell. And I cant stop....

edit: confession 3:
I dont give a F...
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I start every project with the firm intention of doing a simple, clean, out-of-box build. Soon the project is absolutely out of control, with all the crap I scratchbuild or fix. Shortly after that, I totally burn out and put that project away, never to be seen again. Then, I start a new project and the whole cycle starts over. I have not finished a single thing since 1997. And like everyone else, I spend WAY more time thinking about projects than actually doing something about it, and I have, at this point in my 55-year old life, probably 2000 or so kits in all scales and all brands that will in all likelihood, never, ever get built.

And if I were forced out of this hobby for some reason, you might as well kill me.
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Old 01-06-2018, 01:10 PM   #105
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...I have, at this point in my 55-year old life, probably 2000 or so kits in all scales and all brands that will in all likelihood, never, ever get built.

And if I were forced out of this hobby for some reason, you might as well kill me.
This is as true as it gets
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