CREW Anyone build plastic models?

ObeyTheNoodle

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Aug 3, 2001
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I used to as a kid but nearly every single model I built either had my fingerprints embedded somewhere on it, torn decals, glue over-runs, or melted plastics due to using too much glue because I sucked at detail when I was a kid.

I now have a bunch of models that I've collected of various cars I've owned and have been thinking about putting some of them together. Would like to get the correct tools/supplies before starting so I don't make a mess of things like I did when I was a kid... If anybody has any suggestions, please share!
 

CitznFish

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Jun 12, 2002
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Actually when I was a kid I was really into it but also really bad at it. I would get glue smudges on everything, especially the clear pieces. Painted the parts with too much paint. Shit would fall apart while trying to assemble it.

Finally just stopped trying, lol.
 

Meat Popsicle

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Actually when I was a kid I was really into it but also really bad at it. I would get glue smudges on everything, especially the clear pieces. Painted the parts with too much paint. Shit would fall apart while trying to assemble it.

Finally just stopped trying, lol.
:werd:
 

midnite

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Apr 5, 2002
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I used to as a kid but nearly every single model I built either had my fingerprints embedded somewhere on it, torn decals, glue over-runs, or melted plastics due to using too much glue because I sucked at detail when I was a kid.

I now have a bunch of models that I've collected of various cars I've owned and have been thinking about putting some of them together. Would like to get the correct tools/supplies before starting so I don't make a mess of things like I did when I was a kid... If anybody has any suggestions, please share!
same here, I bought the Tamiya Mustang GT4 kit and their thin brush on glue which should be significantly better than the old testers mess, but i haven't started it yet :o
 

deegan

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Actually when I was a kid I was really into it but also really bad at it. I would get glue smudges on everything, especially the clear pieces. Painted the parts with too much paint. Shit would fall apart while trying to assemble it.

Finally just stopped trying, lol.
Same as me.. even with the glue bottles that had the inch long needle to make it easier.. I’d get that shit everywhere lol
 
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xconverge

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I had similar thoughts so gave it a try as an adult, was aight. As a kid I always was all glue fingerprinty on mine :rofl:

I didn't want to get into painting so I got 2 kits that worked pretty well without paint. Was nice to just do something that didnt involve a computer :shrug:

just posted a few days ago in the lego thread https://offtopic.com/threads/i-just-bought-some-classic-lego-sets.5692136/page-6#post-180997448

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I don't have a finished pic of this one (With the decals) but it came out pretty good

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Cashishift

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Dec 12, 2000
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I used to as a kid but nearly every single model I built either had my fingerprints embedded somewhere on it, torn decals, glue over-runs, or melted plastics due to using too much glue because I sucked at detail when I was a kid.

I now have a bunch of models that I've collected of various cars I've owned and have been thinking about putting some of them together. Would like to get the correct tools/supplies before starting so I don't make a mess of things like I did when I was a kid... If anybody has any suggestions, please share!
Pretty much this.

I did get better with the glue and paint tho
 

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