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M.Brindos

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Looks great Ken. Still looking forward to how you'll tackle the back of the 'vert.
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Hi all here is tonights update.

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Hi all well since the citroen is now probably bin fodder I thought I better get on with this (plus christmas is round the corner) (actually I think I ought to give up modelling, I'm obviously crap at it)
I know the canvas bit looks as though it dosn't fit but when taped in it all fits
makes no difference anyway I'm getting fed up of always ruining models.

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Nice work on the soft top conversion Ken, the hood cover looks spot on to me mate.

Pete

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What's happened to the Citroen mate ? You mentioned bin fodder, have you had a disaster ? If you have just walk away from it for a while (remember the Bentley decals) I'm sure you can sort it out whatever it might be and you've put far too much work in to bin it.

You are not a crap modeller Ken, in fact far from it. For what it's worth I think you are a very innovative and creative builder who doesn't let himself get constrained by the "so called rules" of the hobby and isn't afraid to think outside the box and push himself to try new and exciting ideas. I think it's refreshing that you don't build to a formula and aren't afraid to tread your own path and finish your builds the way YOU want.


I enjoy seeing your weathering techniques, the work on your engines and in particular the rust effects you create I personally find very inspiring (the most realistic manifolds I have seen are on your Citroen) and also your explosions are amongst the best I have seen anywhere too.

I have said many times that we are are own worst critics, it's very difficult sometimes when we are so up close with a build to see the result (we only see the flaws) but we should use this to keep pushing in to improve the areas we feel fall short on a current build when we tackle the next one

I tend to build aircraft in the main (as Ive always been drawn to them even as a youngster) and although I've shed my "rivet counter" skin over the past couple of years and no longer get tied up if a panel line is out of place I still feel obliged to try and depict them as they are in reality ( in regards to colours and markings etc ) but when I look back on the builds I have posted here in the last 18 months, the ones that have been the most fun were the ones where I could allow myself some freedom (Wallace and grommit or scifi) I know that for some that this isn't considered proper modelling, but feck em we do this for fun right ? So if it makes us happy who's to tell anyone what's right or wrong.

Sorry for the long reply and mini rant lol, but I guess what I'm trying to say is keep on trucking mate, it doesn't always go right ( I have my fair share of disasters but I don't show all of them lol) but when it does go well it's very satisfying as is pulling a model back from the brink. Like most hobbies this one has a constant learning curve technique wise and add to that the tendency for our paints and potions to behave quite nicely one day yet inexplicably completely turn round and crack, peel, bubble and explode on another (despite us doing exactly the same prep and application methods.

I hope you keep at it Ken and if I can help in anyway with the problem on the Citoen just give me a shout

Pete
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Thanks mate I've actually managed to salvage the Citroen not the greatest paint job( the primer filler then the filler and the top coat were all halfords and the primer had a fortnight to cure but when I put the gloss coat on it reacted badly ) as I said not going to be the greatest of paint jobs but I'm aiming for an old jalopy so think it will be about right. I have however ruined this paint job, wasn't happy with it so gave it another coat, guess what, it reacted, so now have to get some oven cleaner. You win one you lose one, hey that's philosophical ain't it.
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Hi all well I wont be giving this to my daughter. I will be glueing it together to finish it but after the third stripping and respray (must be something in the grey primer (its the only thing I cant get off (Ive used oven cleaner, break fluid, nitromors)))


The missus says dont be such a perfectionist she wont notice, you all know what I say to that.

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M.Brindos

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Get your hands on some Krylon or Rustoleum and bin that Halfords. I see you always have your biggest problems with that dang primer! Bin it and find something that won't end up screwing you randomly.

Strip it again and use Krylon or Rustoleum over that Halfords. Hopefully that will cure your issues.
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