skipper1947 Posted April 6, 2015 Share #1 Posted April 6, 2015 I have been told that if a model patzer posts pictures of his efforts here, he will not be laughed at or have his ancestry called into question. I consistently fail to achieve results at a level of those displayed in the gallery here. I think my problems are of 3 general types. I try to document them so I am more aware when working on my next model. Mistakes. 1) Instruction myopia. Concentrating on the immediate next step, but failing to look ahead several steps, to make sure the current step is done correctly (wooden kits are made out of wood and typical kit instructions can be vague) 2) Mental gaff, or 'It seemed like a good idea at the time', 'what was I thinking?' 3) Failure to do sufficient research, or 'lazy', 'short attention span', 'undisciplined'. Here is my latest model (San Felipe). In my opinion it passes the "galloping horse" test (if you gallop past it on a horse and cannot see anything wrong, it passes. Test courtesy of a fellow modeller long ago). However, if you start looking closely you start to notice some mistakes. Here the decorative scroll work pointed at, is too short. It appears I made the section too long. This is mistake 1) above, failing to check ahead when I was building the hull. Here, the missing cannon is another example of mistake 1) and may be the result of the same mistake mentioned above (short scroll work). The goofy looking coiled rope behind the guns would be mistake 2) above. I left it because I figured it would look worse if I tried remove them. The boats are an example of mistake 3) above. I am curious if others deal these modelling issues and how they overcame them. michael20, IgorSky, mtaylor and 3 others 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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