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Sinbad
#1 Posted : 16 February 2014 20:23:33

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Something that I find a little frustrating,and I guess it's common among builders. I've found that since starting the upper hull planking I find I have improved a great deal. My technique. I feel has impoved and I'm sure this will continue. The frustration comes when I look back to plank one and see the little mistakes I made as I progressed toward frame twelve and I feel like ripping them out and starting again. Of course, I don't really want to do this having come this far.
I've even come up with little innovations. Because I couldn't lay my hands on an emery board to tidy up the gun portholes I glued a strip of sandpaper to a piece of off cut planking and this did the job. Also to fill in the pin holes and small gaps I put a small amount of PVA on the end of a needle and put this into the hole/gap and just sanded lightly over it. I find this easier than mixing a paste out of glue and sawdust.
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#2 Posted : 16 February 2014 22:18:56

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Hi Sinbad,

yes as you get more experience you do see the mistakes of the past. sounds like you are developing your own way of working - thats great hope you stick with it

Jase
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#3 Posted : 16 February 2014 22:49:26

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Hi Sinbad, think you are doing what we are all doing.... learning as we go along and improving in the process..Blink Blink .. Don't think ripping it all off and doing it again is the answer, just keep learning from and improving on those mistakes..... Keep at it.....

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#4 Posted : 17 February 2014 10:14:21

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I am in the same boat as you, Sinbad. As a newbie to modelling, I have gained a lot of experience as I progress with my build. Almost halfway done with the first layer of planking, I wish to start all over again and rectify the little gremlins if it was not for the costs involved and time wasted.

Being involved in other projects, I know costly mistakes will be made and not to be repeated in the next project.

Sometimes you have to swallow your pride and think about the end result. If its worth repairing, go for it. I did a couple of break offs in my build to achieve results. By doing so, I keep reminding myself that I am not going to fall into the groove of slackness and been deprived of a great model.
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Sinbad
#5 Posted : 17 February 2014 12:23:48

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No, I won't be ripping off what I've done. As Marcel said, it's the cost and the time taken. As it is I had to take some bow planks off because I did not fair the ribs very well. This has set me back a further week.
Even the most professional people are never happy with what they've done.
Thanks for all the comments.
Cliff
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#6 Posted : 17 February 2014 12:35:56

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hi sinbad, well done for saying what you did, we all are on a learning curve,including the more experienced, and I know that the next project will be an improvement on the last. so keep at it,and enjoy the build.BigGrin
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