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Brian60

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Model boaty building.... what's your worst skill?
« on: April 20, 2018, 04:07:54 pm »

Mine is compound mitre cuts -  I hate them with a vengeance!

It seems every joint on my current superstructure build is a compound mitre or worse, a double compound mitre  - one mitre running into a second. I have given up on the plans and resorted to cutting card to shape and then fitting and re-cutting until I get somewhere close, before transferring measurements to Coreldraw.

So 'fess up, what are your nightmares?

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Re: What is the worst thing you do in our hobby?
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 04:33:05 pm »

mitred cuts around a curve - eg where the windscreen meets the curved roof, and the screen is angled back away from the roof, both vertically and horizontally - eg this cabin front on a curved deck
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Re: What is the worst thing you do in our hobby?
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 04:38:53 pm »

I detest soldering. Which doesn't help when you are building a Severn lifeboat.
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Re: What is the worst thing you do in our hobby?
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 05:03:03 pm »

Painting!  <:(

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Re: What is the worst thing you do in our hobby?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 05:05:26 pm »

Procrastinating.  %)
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Re: What is the worst thing you do in our hobby?
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2018, 05:13:55 pm »

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That too....

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Re: What is the worst thing you do in our hobby?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2018, 05:16:46 pm »

Put on the waders to rescue my sunken pride and joy


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Re: Model boaty building.... what's your worst skill?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2018, 06:24:48 pm »

 
Straight lines.... in anything!
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Re: Model boaty building.... what's your worst skill?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2018, 06:51:18 pm »

Plasticard...
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Re: Model boaty building.... what's your worst skill?
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2018, 07:48:58 pm »

Right now, my nemeses is spray painting.  I don't mind small bits I can mount on a card, or even reasonable sized hulls and superstructure. but right now my 7 ft battleship is consuming a seemingly endless supply of Halfords grey & red primer rattle cans.  There just seems no end to it  {:-{

I am having to use my Workmate in the garden. My spray booth is no good.
Maneuvering the giant lumps through the house is awkward, and I don't even have the batteries in yet.

However, look on the bright side . . .   Just think of a couple of square metres of deck planking, to say nothing of endless lines of stanchions - all to look forward to.
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Re: Model boaty building.... what's your worst skill?
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2018, 07:51:28 pm »

Being overly fussy about getting it spot on. I will worry and redo something 10 times to get it 'spot on' rather than let it go at 'close' or 'near enough'. And I can't move on until it has been finished........!!!!!!!
I have re done my front mast several times to get it right and have just noticed one of the lamps only works when the wires are wiggled.........AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH
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Re: Model boaty building.... what's your worst skill?
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2018, 08:44:21 pm »


Planning. I either forget what works better before doing something else, or I get inpatient and want to make something NOW!


I reckon I'm a jack of all trades with the hope of improving for future projects.
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