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juanrmattos

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Yes, this is definitively proving I'm in way over my head... but you guys are right, I think I have learned more during these past two days, than after weeks of watching YouTube videos...   Practice is what this is all about.

Nigel, I've noticed how everyone is building these miniatures from a fully assembled model...   I would probably try it that way when I get comfortable with the airbrush and more so, with the detail brushes LOL

I lost all respect

 


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Finally got the replacement parts for the Barge, I did a pre-fit to make sure they were glued right (Twice), Still, I don't know how, or why, but I ended up making the same mistake!!!...  Tried to break them apart and all got was finger prints all over again.

So with that, I decided to make this the final episode of the Necron Barge (No Sequel sorry!!!).

The END.


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Juan,

Too bad sir. I did the same glue mistake 3X on my sturmtiger tank build. I was lucky that I could take the pieces apart each time and recover. Sometimes it just happens. Next time...........................!
the video was well done anyway.

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I either pay more attention or start using Elmer's glue!!!...   But this model made me realize a few important things, how to avoid silly mistakes and most importantly, how to pick models up to par with my own skill level.    I'm certain I will attempt to build it some day in the future, right now, is back to basics, back to watching instruction and practicing.

A new plan along with few new things are developing over here and I'm very excited about it, will post about it on the "current situation blog"
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WOW. I would've just dumped it in a box under the stairs for later lol. You seriously hammered that thing! lol

We all know how frustrating it can be when your vision will not become reality. But you keep on forging ahead! you will make bad models, but keep them because you can always attempt to save them later, or use them for painting and experimenting practice.

Keep going Juan. Your perseverance paid off with those race cars. It will pay off for other things as well. Don't give up!!
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Thanks M.Brindos, I decided to wreck it because I had already spent money replacing parts I had ruined "twice"....   I wasn't happy with the color selection and had more interest other things calling my attention (And in which I have made significant progress since).   I just don't like to spend time on things without full commitment for them.
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That's where you and I are different. I've got four armor projects going on right now lol. If I don't rotate I rush things and sometimes push ahead before things are ready. That always ends up biting me somehow lol. But that also how I've gotten so good at fixing mistakes lol.
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When the mistakes are fixable yes, by all means...  But I wont plan on spending $ 7.50 at a time on replacing damaged-unfixable parts from a random seller on eBay, and even less for a model that is not making me happy.

But yes, I'm too working on a few pieces at a time (All related to each other); in any case, the lesson was pretty clear...  My skill was not up to par with this kind of project, so I switched to something that is more in accordance with it, I'm making huge gains, and learning new things every day instead of keep wasting my hard earned money on something that is not going as planned.

I have no less than 20 brand new sealed projects (Between Aircraft in 1/32, 1/48 scale, 1/24 Automotive, 1/8 Anime Figures and Warhammer miniature armies), the main goal at this time is to work my way up and build as my skill grows stronger, it just doesn't make sense to attempt building a $ 150 kit just to ruin it right away.

The advice is appreciated but when it comes to experience (Building or fixing mistakes) we are obviously in completely different zip codes.
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That we are, but that perfectly okay. If we all did things the same way this world would be pretty dull indeed lol.

You just keep doing what you're doing. You're well on your way to mastering this hobby. [smile]
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That last statement didn't come out right...  I didn't mean for it to sound so moronic, so for that I apologize.

I guess what I was trying to say is that I finally realized I was way over my head on that project, I made lots of wrong decisions from the get go (Like changing colors), so over spending in spare parts on a $ 30 project to be put aside with the intention of coming back when I'm ready for it is not something I'm planning to do (I bet when my skill is up to par, the thing is going to look like poop to even consider it anyway).   My remark towards all the new kits, was geared towards my future plans, is not meant to sound like I could just waste models "just because I can", because it is obviously NOT the idea...

So, just to clarify, I did have all the intention of fixing it, tried it twice and spent half the cost of the kit on doing so...  Going past that point just didn't make sense any more.

I have had the opportunity of spending a couple days with a recognized diorama modeler from NY, he has come to my place and given me a few tips to be on a more solid working parameter...   He has been involved in this hobby (His profession) for over 30 years and he said he is still learning, so with that remark in mind, I'm just hoping to get to the point of being able to build decent quality table top models before the parkinson finds me; after all, this is just for fun.
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"....I'm just hoping to get to the point of being able to build decent quality table top models before the Parkinson finds me; after all, this is just for fun......."

I have the same goal Juan
. I keep asking myself if I have enough time to develop the skill levels to stay ahead of my health problems. I keep overworking projects and spending way too much time bogged down in trying to do things above my skills. Then I don't get the results I desire and the mojo meter goes down. Like hobbies I've had before, I jumped in over my head and had to back-peddle for too long to really enjoy myself. I wasted a LOT of time with two kits from circa 1977 [the Monogram F-16 and the AMT FROG 1/72 P-38 are good examples], absolutely trying to make silk from pigs ears! LOL. The Sturmtiger Tank was armor kit#1 and I sank myself in aftermarket Resin and PE [$80US] and building the interior, etc. Each result was sub par and I have them sitting next to me all the time, mocking me. Then I went after The Academy 1/48 Mig29A, not researching the kit enough---found out after struggling over and over that the kit is a wash out. Well, it was beyond my skills to tackle the kits problems and overcome them.

Now I am neck deep in the carrier based GB with a complex diorama for the HobbyBoss 1/48 Corsair F-4U and out of time to finish since I overloaded my plate, then this year fell apart personally. I had no realistic "wiggle room".

Many lessons learned but such a long way to go. Just have to use the KISS [keep it simple stupid!] principle, drop back and punt, take a breather and go to the locker room for a better game plan?

Yeah, maybe 2016 will be the year when I balance my scale modeling better [Skills VS kit quality] and have more "fun"?

Best wishes to ALL of us here!

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I'm with you on that Ted...    We "Modelers" tend to stack up on boxes and boxes of models "Just because"; when instead we should stick to the ones we really want (I went through this phase with the Automotive fever).   You have been around to see my progress since I joined Genessis a couple months back, I'm sticking to a few of the kits Bobby has built so that I can follow his expert instruction, so the plan is still the same, re: Going down to Warhammer miniatures to develop brush painting skills, learning the paint temperament, and try to develop dioramic platforms as I go (For these I'm also following GW's tutorials).    

I know before hand, I will have to go through a similar process with the Airbrush, keep in mind my limited experience comes from spray cans, so just thinking about those two Evolution sets now residing in the workbench is spooky to say the least...

I don't have physical limitations per se, Maybe a few psychological? [crazy], other than a extreme lack of steady hands...   So I'll keep holding my breath and bracing the models with both hands to minimize the issue, right now, everything is about getting confidence and comfort to model these things....  BUT, I do listen to everyone's advice, some of it sticks and I'm glad to have it any time, any day....  So for that, thanks!!!
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