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Bryan Young

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Most hateful modelling jobs.
« on: May 27, 2011, 03:00:23 PM »

Noy everything in modelling can be classified as a "pleasure". Some tasks, however hateful, have to be done (who else would do them?). Although I suppose it's my own fault for building ships of a by-gone age....therefore with a lot of rigging....top of the list must come these bleedin' ratlines. Thank goodness we now have "superglue. Another pet hate is having to make multiples of non-mouldable bits. That's just boring. You'd think that laying hundreds of deck planks might be "up there"....but I find doing that quite therapeutic. But some aspects of rigging gets the Gold award. BY.
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Re: Most hateful modelling jobs.
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 03:48:55 PM »

PAINTING!!!........NO CONTEST, for me, lol, what ever I paint it looks as though I've applied it with a tar brush.
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« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2011, 03:55:41 PM »

Love painting, can't stand fitting electronic equipment. I am so self critical of the installation, if it doesn't look like it came out of a SciFi movie robot I get the hump...
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Re: Most hateful modelling jobs.
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2011, 04:11:41 PM »

sanding a hill dawn flat douse my head in  >>:-(
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2011, 04:30:11 PM »

I'd have to agree with Bryan.....rigging. That's why I pick vessels with very little rigging. Painting is no problem, I rather enjoy that. I do very much dislike repetitive jobs though, like long lines of windows.

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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2011, 04:47:08 PM »

filling and sanding, no matter what I do I can never get that smoother than a baby's you know what finish like most of the others on here
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Re: Most hateful modelling jobs.
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2011, 04:49:45 PM »

Planking :(( but then I am building a WW1 battleship! LOL so it has to be done :-)
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Re: Most hateful modelling jobs.
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2011, 05:18:48 PM »

Sanding for me, it seems to take for ever and still does not look smooth >>:-( >>:-( >>:-( >>:-(


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« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2011, 05:43:48 PM »

filling and sanding, no matter what I do I can never get that smoother than a baby's you know what finish like most of the others on here

Yes, filling and sanding as well. If I can score three for three, I may be in the wrong hobby!!
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pugwash

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Re: Most hateful modelling jobs.
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2011, 05:45:08 PM »

for me its drilling, fitting and glueing  over 270 stanchions then soldering on the wire guardrails - about 1000 solders
and some always go wrong.

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Re: Most hateful modelling jobs.
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2011, 05:47:28 PM »

I would go with Pugwash. Making the railings for my ferry really screwed my noodle.
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« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2011, 06:04:17 PM »

To Pugwash"....Geoff...just as a polite reply to your method of photographing plans. That's fine for a "small" plan, but some of the things I'm looking at are pushing 10ft long. I'd need a Cherry Picker to do it your way!
But again, I'm a bit out of order. (I still don't know how to "advertise" a 1:48 drawing of a 660ft long ship!) Bryan.
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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2011, 06:10:37 PM »

True Bryan thats why I did mine in sections - or better still just take one photograph of a 3 foot section as an
example of your plan - that would surely keep happy any reasonable barmpot.

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« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2011, 07:21:52 PM »

True Bryan thats why I did mine in sections - or better still just take one photograph of a 3 foot section as an
example of your plan - that would surely keep happy any reasonable barmpot.

Geoff
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Re: Most hateful modelling jobs.
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2011, 07:26:21 PM »

working in small tight areas. Trying to fit large no longer nimble hands and fingers into small tight hatches to thread lines through tiny holes or to do up tiny nuts (that I allmost always drop and loose)
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Re: Most hateful modelling jobs.
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2011, 07:38:09 PM »

Got to give the sanding and the de/dusting a top dont like , then its the varnish,looks o k ,then walk around and you,ve missed .
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Re: Most hateful modelling jobs.
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2011, 07:41:12 PM »

Planking and painting  :((

Paul Freshney's article on painting in the Model Boats Construction Special tells me what I ought to be doing but I have always been an inveterate bodger.

Bryan, how about starting a companion topic on 'Most enjoyable modelling jobs' to cheer us up.

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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2011, 07:45:53 PM »

Jimm, i am with you there ,get the long nose tweezers out .
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Re: Most hateful modelling jobs.
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2011, 08:12:28 PM »

How about this for an idea....

Imagine if we could assemble the perfect team of modellers to make a model, each just concentrating on their best skill.

Imagine the standard of model that could be made..
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Re: Most hateful modelling jobs.
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2011, 08:29:26 PM »

Hello, You should have been at the world champs in the early days of Naviga, it was rumoured that is what some of the continental teams did. Quality was superb and this was in the 70s. It was difficult to imagine one man making what were masterpieces of modelling.
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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2011, 08:55:15 PM »

The Chinese entries were group efforts too.

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« Reply #21 on: May 27, 2011, 09:00:35 PM »

it was also rumoured that one or two of our own were too. %% %% %%
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Colin Bishop

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« Reply #22 on: May 27, 2011, 09:12:33 PM »

Ooooh Neil, how COULD you?!

All the ones I was aware of on the scale side were solo efforts.

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Re: Most hateful modelling jobs.
« Reply #23 on: May 27, 2011, 09:47:31 PM »

Colin, you want me to start yet another topic?
At the moment I'm plodding along with repairing this ruddy trawler, and basically hating every minute of it. But the "thing" that keeps me going is that "someone" caused this damage and I'm not going to let him/them get away with it. This is "doing things twice"....and not nice. The worst thing that can get into your mind is that things that you don't like doing will finish up looking rather second-rate because of that mind-set. A funny conundrum. But not "funny" as in ha-ha-ha.
My favourite bits are those concerned with superstructure and other parts that when made and fitted sort of lift the model from being just an inanimate "lump" to something I can imagine myself walking around and doing my "sailoring" bit. If I can do that then as far as I'm concerned I've got the job about right.
However, if in my miniature form, I find something that is not "sailor-proof" or unworkable I get bloody annoyed and have to "make it so". So I try to get it right the first time around. Takes thought and the ocassional swig of the Laughing Cavalier as a calming influence.
I like making the "old style" wooden bridge fronts and the superstructures...no matter how many windows there are. BY.
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« Reply #24 on: May 27, 2011, 10:08:38 PM »

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I like making the "old style" wooden bridge fronts and the superstructures...no matter how many windows there are. BY.

Bryan, I couldn't agree more.

Colin

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