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Which are the hardest models to make?
« on: September 08, 2020, 05:52:47 PM »
As you know, I jump from subject to subject.
It crossed my mind to ask "Just which are the hardest and most demanding to make?"

I think I know, but what do you lot think?

Each type requires a slightly different approach, although all require some degree of skill in many of the same areas.

So Aircraft, well I would have to sub-divide and say rigged biplanes are harder than unrigged.
Airliners are harder than fighter, because of the windows, and livery, and so on.
Let me know your thoughts.


I find soft skin vehicles harder than tanks.
But are Tanks easier than aircraft?

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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2020, 06:16:42 PM »
Anything with Brass!

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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2020, 06:45:22 PM »
I would say ship models - lots of complicated bits and bobs and it takes a long time to do them - also they have lots and lots  of brass.  I get so far along with them then need a break so I can come back refreshed.

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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2020, 06:57:52 PM »
Oh! and anything that doesn't come with a set of instructions and diagrams
telling you what to stick where in what sequence!

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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 07:13:51 AM »
Any poorly made or thought out model where the parts do not fit and lots of extra work is required.
This could apply to any genre I suppose.
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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 07:50:53 AM »
Dunno really. You just stick 'em all together and slosh some paint on.

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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2020, 08:03:19 AM »
Dunno really. You just stick 'em all together and slosh some paint on.
For me larger models that take more than say a month are very hard, so ships come into the hard category for definite.
Haddock is just saying this, but it is in fact not true, everything he does is well considered.
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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2020, 08:26:55 PM »
I think ships overall, followed by figures might be easy to build but then you have to be an artist to paint them, aircraft next especially bi planes with all that rigging and then armour it's easier to hid the mistakes.

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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2020, 08:00:20 AM »
As I build this tank, my views are changing a little.
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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2020, 02:52:44 PM »
I think anything with rigging is hard. Then brass work comes next. Helicopters are relatively straight forward - just delicate.
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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2020, 03:01:04 PM »
I think anything with rigging is hard. Then brass work comes next. Helicopters are relatively straight forward - just delicate.
Yes, but canopy framing can be a trial.
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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2020, 06:17:39 PM »
Definitely Ships!

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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2020, 12:35:00 PM »
Can't be - they don't use tartan camouflage!
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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2020, 08:44:42 PM »
Can't be - they don't use tartan camouflage!

Depends if the are from north of the border, I presume.
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Re: Which are the hardest models to make?
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2020, 06:13:16 PM »
I think ships overall, followed by figures might be easy to build but then you have to be an artist to paint them, aircraft next especially bi planes with all that rigging and then armour it's easier to hid the mistakes.
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