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Modelling Frustrations
Jasonbee71
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007 - 02:52 AM UTC


After getting up from my work bench this morning to answer the phone for the 3rd time, I was wondering what everyone else found frustrating about the hobby??.

Apart from being disturbed, I find my biggest frustration is time (well lack of it) at the workbench, it seems that by the time I've sat down, looked at what I'm doing, my time is up, and I never seem to make any progress
almonkey
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Posted: Monday, March 12, 2007 - 04:51 AM UTC
both of my frustrations come from wasting valuable modelling time.
A- i just sit down to build,drop something and spend 15-20 mins trying to find it
B- i just sit down to build, then spend 15-20 searching for either-glue,previously assembled parts,sprues, instruction sheets..............
of course if i tidied my bench item B would sort itself out!
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 02:15 AM UTC
I reckon that my biggest frustration is having my spray booth located in my woodworking workshop. It's a good spraybooth, plenty of room and everything is there, but I have to go outside, unlock it, come back in and collect the parts to be sprayed, sometimes requiring more than one trip. I just know that if my spray booth was in the room where I do my modelling I would get alot more modelling done
Mal
Tomcat31
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 04:06 AM UTC
My only frustration lately is not having the time to do any serious modelling. Sam and I only really get Sundays to do any and more often than not we use our classroom at the Cadets so we can spread out. The down side is by the time we get there and get set up we loose an hour and the same goes for packing away
lampie
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 01:50 PM UTC
Easy one to answer for me guys.
My 2 biggest frustrations are having to leave a build while I go on tour for weeks,,and secondly,,,missing model shows for the same reason.
Nige,,,,,on tour till May
Torchy
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 03:01 PM UTC
On hands and knees looking for tiny grey plastic parts on a grey carpet
when will the selfish model companies start using Dayglo plastic. instead of grey
Jason,I had the same problem,15 Ebay,cordless twin phone,sorted!!!!
Bigskip
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 06:36 PM UTC
Like other - lack of time.

If you discount that - it's got to be the carpet monster, it's in cahoots with the special launching tweezers to destroy me :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007 - 07:28 PM UTC
Time isn't a problem, as I only watch a couple of things on T.V.
My modelling desk is in the combined lounge/dining room, over in the corner which is known as "My Space" (only bit in the house I have :-) ).
My main frustration is space, not enough for the stash or completed models.
My stash occupies a 4ft long x 1ft wide x 2ft high place underneath a fishtank, model boxes are also underneath my desk. Really running out of space for new kits. I know there must be an answer for this somewhere. And no that's not the answer :-) :-).
Completed models are on 5 x 2.5 ft shelves. I should be getting a display cabinet later this month to help that problem.
The carpet monster doesn't worry me anymore, has I have wood flooring, and a quick sweep usually (not always mind) finds the piece.
Andy
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Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 05:18 AM UTC

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The carpet monster doesn't worry me anymore, has I have wood flooring, and a quick sweep usually (not always mind) finds the piece.
Andy



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