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  • That’s incredible.

    Everyone with artistic talent can fuck off, though, the talented cunts.

  • He clearly missed a really important stage out…

    – study photographs of original model
    – research magazine interview with original model builder
    – decide on build size
    – order parts from EMA catalouge
    – make fiberglass parts from plaster moulds
    – dust with moulding powder
    – seal surface to stop resin binds with gloss paint and wax
    – superglue hemispheres together
    – strengthen join with p38 filler
    – build up engine fairings
    – add rear leg supports with brass tubing
    – add surface detail from assorted kit parts.
    – solder and attach legs
    – fix Perspex feet
    – add space shuttle tank kit engines.
    – add cast cock pit photo detail
    – rubb down with wet and dry paper for smooth finish and paint
    – airbrush with thinned down black enamel paint to mess it up,
    – final detail made with little chips and scuff marks
    – Smash finished model into your gravel driveway, garden rockery or some nearby snow.

  • Actually, even with my rather limited experience with crafts I saw several steps missing. Allow me…

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    – Review personal lexicon of swear words/foul language. This is important.
    – study photographs of original model
    – curse as you realize the only decent photos of Starbug online are on some godsforsaken Geocities site with stupid graphics plastered everywhere and a crappy MIDI playing on every single fucking page
    – research magazine interview with original model builder
    – swear as you realize you can’t find said interview
    – decide on build size
    – order parts from EMA catalouge
    – wait six months for parts, then call up the company that makes the catalogue and hurl abuse at some poor telephone operator
    – make fiberglass parts from plaster moulds
    – dust with moulding powder
    – seal surface to stop resin binds with gloss paint and wax
    – superglue hemispheres together
    – superglue fingers together
    – superglue bottle of superglue shut
    – Swear
    – strengthen join with p38 filler
    – build up engine fairings
    – add rear leg supports with brass tubing
    – add surface detail from assorted kit parts.
    – Lose assorted kit parts
    – solder and attach legs
    – burn self soldering
    – Swear a bit more
    – fix Perspex feet
    – add space shuttle tank kit engines.
    – add cast cock pit photo detail
    – Turn air blue with foul language as you discover that cast cock pit photo detail cuts off top of important character’s head
    – rubb down with wet and dry paper for smooth finish and paint
    – airbrush with thinned down black enamel paint to mess it up,
    – airbrush surroundings, including favorite shirt you’ve had for years
    – break airbrush
    – Swear some more
    – May as well get in some more swearing
    – final detail made with little chips and scuff marks
    – Smash finished model into your gravel driveway, garden rockery or some nearby snow.
    – Cry. It’s okay. Even strong men need to cry sometimes.

  • Actually, while I’m usually pretty good at arty-farty crafts stuff, every single time I use superglue–I mean, almost without fail–I end up gluing the bottle shut. And then I don’t find out until I need the glue again, and then not only has the top been fused to the tube but the tube is now so dry it makes crackly noises when I try to bend it. We go through rather a lot of superglue this way at my house…

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