- chris1492 wrote:
- I was just wondering I'd it scratch built or if you got the mouldings from models by design as I have someone who will build it for me for less than 900
You'll have to fish about bud for moldings, there are options and plans available to scratch build most models. which is what a lot of models tend to be.
Building a kit is one thing, building from a plan is quite another, £900 for a custom built model sounds like a bargain tho given these lifeboat details and such as Neil said bite his hand off at that price ( but only if he can give you something as good as you see here other wise then you just got a bum deal)Don't take this as a rant though i did drag on a bit with some sorta point....
Although .... i've said this before cheque book modeling is one thing but then you only have respect for its cost not in its workings, its details nor its true beauty, nor do you fully understand when things go wrong, that construction process may have a lot of details put in that may not be obvious should something go amiss.
I have no doubt some people cannot build models and i do understand real life constraints don't always allow for a model to be built and the only resort is to buy to which i'll just say that's life and move on, but you don't hold my respect as a fellow modeler I will firmly sit you in cheque book model section.
Don't get me wrong i would be a very poor person if i didn't build for others but the difference is they get what they pay for ( which is still an outstanding model by any decent standards) but there is no attachment or real pride to it, its like selling a house, put some work into it make it nice but end game i'm looking for the profit.
I will always ask anyone wanting a model to be built for them the reasons why they don't try their hand first?
IF your capable then i'm not going to do it for you and believe me i've turned down silly sums of cash for models to be built due to the arrogance of some who believe that throwing money around is a way to get what you want.
Sorry each model built is part of the builders personality, they put blood sweat and tears into them ( and believe me i've lost a fair few night sleep and pints of blood on many models) and that makes them PRICELESS.
People i have built for are those who have tried and failed, older and hands are not what they used to be, disabled people not fully capable.
The pink weenip i built was for a club member who was having a period with family illness taking up his time and not being able to do his wifes boat for her ( that's getting your prioritizes straight).
If i hadn't moved house earlier this year i would have built his Steam plant Tig Tug at Cost only from scratch! My last few have been retirement gifts for company's to give to employees leaving employment after 30-40 years service and current is for an overseas project.