|Stuart Quinn-Harvie 1||22/03/2019 10:12:19|
84 forum posts
Having returned to the fold with three projects on the go ( Japp, Chilli Breeze and a Cardinal ) it occurs to me that I now dread different parts of the build to the ones I used to. Building wings - specifically cutting ribs) used to be my least favourite part of the build whereas now it's installing the radio. I have no idea why, it's not that hard, it's just fiddly.
What is it that forms the bump in your road to the finish, and why?
Do you have a pile of airframes all finished up to the point that you hate?
|Don Fry||22/03/2019 10:29:32|
3307 forum posts
Joining tailfeathers to fuselage, wings to fuselage, interplane and cabana struts. These have to be right, and the world will know if you haven't got it right.
|Andrew Ray||22/03/2019 12:13:16|
663 forum posts
Painting. I enjoy covering with either tissue (on sheeted surfaces), nylon or glass cloth and some models just cry out for a painted finish, I just don't like painting. It is well worth the effort when done and I am usually happy with the finish.
I love making wing ribs, particularly with a big tapered glider wing, sandwich the blanks together, carve and sand away and hey, a lovely set of tapered ribs. Therapeutic too.
1210 forum posts
Painting. Got lots of airframes finished to the point of getting the paint on there - tissue and doped, ready to go - but just aren't set up for painting models at the moment. Some have been at that point for several years.
|Gary Manuel||22/03/2019 12:25:44|
1791 forum posts
Repairing after a crash!!!!
|Doc Marten||22/03/2019 12:32:46|
|92 forum posts|
I find them monotonous, tedious, dreary, repetitive (and every other synonym of boring I can think of), however I quite enjoy sheeting them and sanding it all to shape.
|Doc Marten||22/03/2019 12:35:14|
|92 forum posts|
Nah, that gives you a second stab at putting right the things you wern't happy with in the first place (therer's a logic in there somewhere )
|Andy C||22/03/2019 12:54:54|
|135 forum posts|
Sanding. I don't have the patience, but also no suitable place to do it other than outside meaning i'm then weather dependant! Not so easy when the best time to build is winter!
|Andy Meade||22/03/2019 15:42:06|
2531 forum posts
After glassing : fill sand spray / fill sand spray / fill sand spray....zzzzZZzz
|Bruce Collinson||22/03/2019 20:07:40|
|296 forum posts|
Mounting the engine. Getting it right without leaving the firewall like a colander, Thrust line central, exhaust at the right angle, throttle connection viable, does my head in.
PS I fully realise it’s just me.
525 forum posts
Sanding -for the same reasons as Andy C. Also my varifocals don't allow the really close up view needed to get a good finish. However I will not start a new project until the previous one is finished - so it leaves noticeable gaps in model building (can be 6 months.....)
|2356 forum posts|
Sort problems out as you go during a build. Leaving them to the end or putting off fixing problems never usually works out well and often ends up with 'cat kicking' frustration (I have a cat, but I never kick him BTW).
|Stuart Quinn-Harvie 1||23/03/2019 11:38:50|
84 forum posts
Bruce: It's NOT just you
I LOVE sanding and carving to shape. ( Another thing I used to hate )
Edited By Stuart Quinn-Harvie 1 on 23/03/2019 11:39:38
|Martyn K||25/03/2019 09:37:30|
4805 forum posts
That coz you have got it wrong Andy. It should be sand fill spray / sand fill spray / sand fill spray / zzzzZZzz
|Nigel R||25/03/2019 10:36:29|
2483 forum posts
Ribs. Loads of identical bits, all need to be accurate. Not the most interesting bit. Rest of wing build is ok. But I always try and get the wing done to nigh on complete first, before doing anything else.
Sorting pushrods and controls. Always seem to make lots of small mistakes when doing this. Should probably learn something from that.
|Bob Cotsford||26/03/2019 11:15:15|
7732 forum posts
Nah, ribs don't need to be accurate, that's what long sanding blocks are made for . My pet hate of late is covering and finishing - all those nasty fiddly bits like trimming a canopy to a neat fit and getting it to stick on, finding somewhere accessible for the rx and it's battery(ies), tidying/hiding all the spaghetti and then finding that somehow the model is now tail heavy so you need brackets to attach half a yard of roof flashing up front inside a paper-thin ARTF cowl.
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