Ever had the irresistable urge to..............?

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Adding the rather tedious small details to my T-90MS, I suddenly had the urge to stop what I was doing, go to the stash, grab a not-very-valuable model ( for example one without a box, or instructions, or decals - or all three! ), and do what you did as kids. Just assemble the model - using only a sprue cutter, a knife, and glue - no paint, no filler, and make it as fast as you can! It goes against all your modelmaking skills, but I think i I'm going to give it a go. I just want to stick bits together, regardless of the finished result. Sounds odd, I know, but it could be quite cathartic - a relief from the attention to detail on other models.
I'm going to have a delve into the stash, and see if I can find a sacrificial model..........................
Dave
 

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Now Dave that is the plan but I wonder whether, because you are an experienced modeller, you will only be able to go so far before you reach for the sanding stick and the filler, start to dry fit parts and, God forbid, reach into the spares box or use styrene rod, sheet etc to scratch a missing detail :tongue-out3:
Let us know how you get on!
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Now Dave that is the plan but I wonder whether, because you are an experienced modeller, you will only be able to go so far before you reach for the sanding stick and the filler, start to dry fit parts and, God forbid, reach into the spares box or use styrene rod, sheet etc to scratch a missing detail :tongue-out3:
Let us know how you get on!
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Jim,
I haven't found a victim, yet - I keep on opening a box & thinking 'no - that deserves a bit more care...............' I have opened one or two, and thought ' that would give me more grief than a super detailed model' ( Testor's 1/48 Gee Bee with raised line decal positions! ), but I've plenty more to look at.
As to limiting tools, I'll just put away all the others................
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Adding the rather tedious small details to my T-90MS, I suddenly had the urge to stop what I was doing, go to the stash, grab a not-very-valuable model ( for example one without a box, or instructions, or decals - or all three! ), and do what you did as kids. Just assemble the model - using only a sprue cutter, a knife, and glue - no paint, no filler, and make it as fast as you can! It goes against all your modelmaking skills, but I think i I'm going to give it a go. I just want to stick bits together, regardless of the finished result. Sounds odd, I know, but it could be quite cathartic - a relief from the attention to detail on other models.
I'm going to have a delve into the stash, and see if I can find a sacrificial model..........................
Dave
When I was a kid I didn’t even use a sprue cutter LOL..
Not sure I could do that any more than I could now paint a figure with solid colours rather than shading etc….it would be like a mental itch every time I saw it.
 

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I found a victim which is the Bailey bridge...just cut and stick then only clean up after all is done.

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Dave , how about one of the snap fit mini kits from zvezda , armour or aircraft, theyre a brilliant mojo fixer . They can be put together in a few hours but detail wise theyre really very good . Im going to get their new hurricane iic in 1/72 when i come back from my hols .
 

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I've found my victim - no box, no instructions, no decals! It's the old Matchbox He 111 - an early one, with the multicolored sprues - If I had the box etc. if would be a collectors item, but by itself it's just coloured plastic!
I'm not going to do a blog - probably just put up a few pictures.
Dave
ps found some instructions on line.................
 

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I have never wanted to do that.

Mind you, I've never wondered what would happen if I put my hand down the lawnmower chute either.
A lot more people consider that than you might think.

I do know that pulling the handbrake in a Metro at 80 mph is not a good idea, also that taking the ignition key out of your camper while going down a twisty mountain road isn't too clever either.

Don't ask me how I know, ask the Mrs.....
 

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Oh, yes. One thing about diorama building is you can just stop from a build piece and concentrate on the base. But, yep, have been there trying to detail a piece and my hands and head just would not work in unison...gluebomb time, in a manner of speaking-grab an old model or bits and just do something.
 

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Nice one dave , perfect for your needs , no paint needed . What lurid colour are the sprues ?
 

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Adding the rather tedious small details to my T-90MS, I suddenly had the urge to stop what I was doing, go to the stash, grab a not-very-valuable model ( for example one without a box, or instructions, or decals - or all three! ), and do what you did as kids. Just assemble the model - using only a sprue cutter, a knife, and glue - no paint, no filler, and make it as fast as you can! It goes against all your modelmaking skills, but I think i I'm going to give it a go. I just want to stick bits together, regardless of the finished result. Sounds odd, I know, but it could be quite cathartic - a relief from the attention to detail on other models.
I'm going to have a delve into the stash, and see if I can find a sacrificial model..........................
Dave
Get thee behind me thou tempter! That's exactly why I've got shelves full of unfinished kits. Get bogged down with detail or fiddly stuff and think: "I know! I'll get an easy one from the stash, build it quick, then come back to this one!"

AAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!
 

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Judging by the number of visits & replies, this seems to have touched a chord with some of you! I'm quite glad about that, I thought I was the only one!
Dave :thumb2:
I think many of us just need to take a break from modelling, especially when detailing, parts or painting. Sometimes the mojo goes part through a build and what you are doing is something many of us have and still do. Leave the main build and grab a model from the stash and just go for it.

I was once sick and fed up of doing a build and just couldn't face doing it. I left it for a good few weeks and then re-entered the workshed and ignored the project and set about getting parts for a 5 hour scratch build of a sunken sunk. I used inhaler cases and various bits, sanded the model and painted in just under 5 hours. Enjoyed it as it was just make it how I wanted and as messy as I wanted.
 

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Adding the rather tedious small details to my T-90MS, I suddenly had the urge to stop what I was doing, go to the stash, grab a not-very-valuable model ( for example one without a box, or instructions, or decals - or all three! ), and do what you did as kids. Just assemble the model - using only a sprue cutter, a knife, and glue - no paint, no filler, and make it as fast as you can! It goes against all your modelmaking skills, but I think i I'm going to give it a go. I just want to stick bits together, regardless of the finished result. Sounds odd, I know, but it could be quite cathartic - a relief from the attention to detail on other models.
I'm going to have a delve into the stash, and see if I can find a sacrificial model..........................
Dave
Blimey mate - I get that self-same impulse! Stop what I was doing. Get a not-very-valuable bottle of Sauvignon (don't need instructions) - disassemble the bottle top and do it as fast as I can! As you say - into the stash - find a sacrificial model and give it some (delectable) attention to detail!!! We are as one O Maestro!
Steve
 

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You're definitely not the only one Dave, when you've been going at a model for weeks with minimal progress I have looked for something just to stick together. For me that usually means some wargaming figures to go into the paint queue but it definitely cures that itch.
 

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Span? Capy? I have one in 1/87, but have no ideas for it. So for now just loads for engineers.
 

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You're definitely not the only one Dave, when you've been going at a model for weeks with minimal progress I have looked for something just to stick together. For me that usually means some wargaming figures to go into the paint queue but it definitely cures that itch.
Funny, that is what I do Mick. If I’m in a bit of a rut building or painting I pop a few figures together or clean up some castings….
 
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