The monumental crap or...

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The monumental crap or...

Post by NCC1966 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:20 pm

This thread could be entitled as
The monumental crap

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I needed a subject to create a new thread

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How stupid I am
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Re: The monumental crap or...

Post by NCC1966 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:28 pm

Sunday is practically over. Around 6:20 pm here.

Inspired by a new Enterprise "E" thread and a bit bored after to apply a clear coat over my Reliant I decided that I could do something "quick" in my Ent E that is stand by for several weeks now. I had painted it with chrome silver and let it hanging in my drying closet till now. Actually I had decided that it wouldn't get nice with that color so today I looked at it and at the spare pearl white rattle can. So I looked outside. It rained today but it stopped. Then I think "Seems that there is still enough light outside for a quick coat".

Mistake #1 - Let's cover it entirely with a single coat. It became a bit thick but I think I can live with it.

Mistake #2 - Let's try to put it inside the drying closet without to take the other things hanging off of the way. It bumped something and got a big stain. Damn it.

Mistake #3 - Let's try to resolve the mistake #2 result with some extra paint. It got thick and ugly like elephant skin. Oh no! I can NOT live with it!

Mistake #4 - Let's try to remove it with some paper towel. Argh! Where did I put that rat poison?

:blownup:

OK, as a prize for my universal stupidness I gained a ruined model, a stinky room, frustration and a terrible end of Sunday.

Am I stupid or am I stupid?

:evil:
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Post by mophius » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:31 pm

Join the club.
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Post by MEATLOAFr » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:51 am

mophius wrote:Join the club.
i've been a member of that club for years
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Post by Tesral » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:23 am

mophius wrote:Join the club.
See Alliance Constellation.
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Post by NCC1966 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:37 pm

LoL! You guys made my day!

:lol:
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Post by Tesral » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:21 pm

NCC1966 wrote:LoL! You guys made my day!

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Post by trekriffic » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:25 pm

Oh man I just did one of theses monumental crap jobs on the lunar surface base for my LEM build. Got carried away and made a rookie mistake with the Dullcote. Totally wrinkled the decal. Now I'm out another 15 bucks for a replacement decal. Just goes to show that anyone, no matter how experienced, can make a dumb mistake. :oops:
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Re: The monumental crap or...

Post by NCC1966 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:54 pm

What really scaries me is that the more time I collect doing models the more the magnitude of the craps grows together. Seriously, I didn't use to commit SUCH enormous mistakes when I was a young modeler. I don't know if it's because I am getting excessively bold and confident about my own skills (haha!) or if this is a clear sign of senility.

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Re: The monumental crap or...

Post by mophius » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:44 pm

No, you just never realised you were making such mistakes when you were younger.
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