What have you learn the most in this hobby?
|What I have learn...|
|Modeling / Scratch Building|| 8% ||[ 2 ]|
|Soldering|| 12% ||[ 3 ]|
|Airbrushing|| 8% ||[ 2 ]|
|Weathering|| 12% ||[ 3 ]|
|Electronics / Wiring|| 20% ||[ 5 ]|
|Mechanical (gearboxes, motors, etc.)|| 8% ||[ 2 ]|
|History (WWII, tank development, etc.)|| 16% ||[ 4 ]|
|Battlefield Tactics|| 4% ||[ 1 ]|
|I still have no clue what I'm doing!|| 4% ||[ 1 ]|
|Other (please tell)|| 8% ||[ 2 ]|
|Total Votes : 25|
Posts : 2303
Join date : 2012-03-21
Age : 46
Location : Windsor, Ontario
|Subject: What have you learn the most in this hobby? Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:23 pm|| |
Many of who started in the is hobby had no clue or little skill, but over time we have learn quite a bit.
So this months poll is...
What new skills/things have you learn the most in this hobby?
Try to pick 3 if you can.
HL Panzer III | HL Tiger | HL Jagdpanther | HL Panther | Mato Sherman
Hooben Elefant | HL Pershing | HL Bergepanzer IV | Tamiya Leopard 1A | WSN T-34
HL "Golden" Pan-Tiger | M16 Halftrack | HL Panzer IV | Tamiya KV-1 | Tamiya Tiger
Posts : 1796
Join date : 2012-03-22
Age : 68
Location : Fort Erie, Ontario
|Subject: Re: What have you learn the most in this hobby? Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:22 pm|| |
I started off with a long interest in history and my background is in mechanical engineering but I came into the hobby with 0 knowledge of electronics (still working on that), never airbrushed until 2010 and no soldering ability.
"Luck favours the prepared!."
Posts : 2391
Join date : 2013-02-12
Age : 61
Location : Kitchener ON
|Subject: Re: What have you learn the most in this hobby? Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:16 pm|| |
I have learnt that you better bring 4 tanks so at least one of them will work all day!
"There are things in Russia which are not as they seem..."
Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov
Too many tanks, not enough time....
Posts : 2098
Join date : 2012-03-28
Age : 35
Location : Hamilton, On
|Subject: Re: What have you learn the most in this hobby? Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:33 am|| |
Bwahaha, right on Dean!
For me I've really developed my own set of skills for painting and weathering in a completely not-professional environment for it, so I do enjoy that. I really sometimes am proud of what my hands, some old brushes and a can of lacquer thinner can do.
Tiger I - Panzer III - Panzer IV - Chi Nu Kai - Panther G - KV-1b 756(r)
M4A3(76) Sherman - T-34/85 - M3 Grant
Posts : 2550
Join date : 2012-04-27
Age : 56
Location : Windsor, ON
|Subject: Re: What have you learn the most in this hobby? Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:05 am|| |
i didn't get into this hobby until i painted Stince's PIII and about a year even after that is when i got my Pershing
i painted that thing five times before it looked right i wasn't use to painting tanks just model cars, i have been airbrushing for 27 years now but like i said it was cars and motorcycle tanks and helmets plus goalie masks so this hobby taught me about weathering and of course wiring and electronics i have Heng Longs so it kind of comes with the tank...lol
Posts : 630
Join date : 2013-03-18
|Subject: Re: What have you learn the most in this hobby? Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:40 pm|| |
- Airbrushler wrote:
i painted that thing five times
no wonder nobody can kill you in battle, too thick of armor.
Posts : 451
Join date : 2012-11-25
Location : Barrie
|Subject: Re: What have you learn the most in this hobby? Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:18 pm|| |
This hobby continues to teach me about people more than anything else.
I mean yes I have learned some facets about building, painting and weathering. My skill will continue to develop in those areas but
The biggest learning cycle has been about people, Maybe owning the store is the difference as I talk to people from around the world.
People in this hobby have surprised me though, Good/Bad and more than enough indifference to it all, Just when I figure I got a handle on it some person will blow that out of the water.
example and this is a true story from a person in Canada
Guy plunks down a lot of cash for 2 all metal Tigers, turns around and gives one away to a friend down the street from him. Why I asked that cost you a bundle, Guy says Oh my neighbor is dying of cancer, I wanted to see him smile and giggle one more time.
That my friends is a life lesson and one I see alot more than you would think.
|Subject: Re: What have you learn the most in this hobby? || |
What have you learn the most in this hobby?