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Old 08-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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Sometimes, when a kit part is molded in black, and I prime it and paint it semi-gloss black, I think, "Why am I wasting time and paint?"
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Old 08-27-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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Sometimes, I don't put any detail on the bottom of the car, and just paint everything flat black.
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I really don't care if my model is 100% like the real thing.
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I have never thought of that. Maybe we just want to make it look more shiny and glossy.
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Re: Car modeling... confessions

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Sometimes, when a kit part is molded in black, and I prime it and paint it semi-gloss black, I think, "Why am I wasting time and paint?"
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Sometimes, I don't put any detail on the bottom of the car, and just paint everything flat black.
Quilty of both

I know I have a lot of them, for starters, I have been known to use tape instead of glue for installing and attaching windows in place
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Re: Car modeling... confessions

I frequently don't detail the chassis of various curbside builds.
I prime parts that don't need it sometimes.

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I remove parts of the sprue and say that it's now started so that I don't get the urge to sell the kit instead.
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I remove parts of the sprue and say that it's now started so that I don't get the urge to sell the kit instead.
Ha ha..... I do the exact same thing, for the same reason....
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I put my kits on the top shelf in the closet to keep my girlfriend from selling them ;-)
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Sometimes builders become collectors.
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Seeing the work of cf decaling and scratch building experts sometimes make me want to quit modeling.
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I have put firecrackers in kits and blew them up
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