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how many models do you have going at once
Posted by DURR on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:53 AM

me i always have 3-4  do one step on one while it is drying do one step on another

i know some of you do one start to finish b4 even looking at the next

i also will build 2-3 of the same model say an f-16  doing them as in an assembly line


just curious as to your style of building

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:05 AM

I try to stick to just one at a time. I have tried building more, but I find I end up concentrating on just one. There's always something I can do on a build. Even when I have to leave the model to one side to try, there is the figures and base. And if I try and do more than one, the bench just ends up getting cluttered with parts from different kits and I end up spending time clearing one build off the bench and getting the other one out, so builds end up taking longer.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:08 AM

Depends on how far behind on GB's I am!  Whistling

Usually 3-5 depending on the kit.  I try to stay around 2-3, but that usually doesn't happen.



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Posted by plasticjunkie on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:45 AM

I used to work on one at a time but now I usually juggle 2-4 at a time to get some progress in the GB's and commissions now and then.




Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:51 AM

I only work on one at a time.No need to do more, I'm not on deadline, no due dates, no pressure.There is no need for me to have a bunch of stuff going at the same time, then it stops being a hobby and becomes  more like work.So just one at a time.

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Posted by TarnShip on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 1:13 PM

I do more than one at a time to cut down on the parts that seem like work to me.  I clean my brushes and airbrushes less often this way, and get things done faster in the long run.

I have one Phantom, 3 Skyhawks and one Hellcat going from before the current group builds all started up. Once I get Anne's pickup fixed and running solid, I will either finish these five kits and then start the GB stuff, or set the five aside until the GB kits reach the same construction level, and then do all of those at once to get the bench cleared off again.

I found that if I do 4 at a time, and combine some of the steps for all of them, I get one done a week, whichever gets the clear coats and decals first is the first one done. So, I go three weeks without getting one finished, then 4 pop onto the display shelf in one week.

When I go with one at a time, I spend most of my time waiting.

I don't have a deadline,,,,,,except that Grim guy, I suppose.


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Posted by PatW on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:45 PM

I concentrate on one at a time and finish it in a week!

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Posted by TarnShip on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 3:54 PM

it takes three modeling sessions for each Phantom, just to decal it  (unless you want to risk decals sticking to your hand as you do the second and third parts)

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Posted by Greg on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 4:35 PM

Given a choice, one at a time for me.


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Posted by midnightprowler on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 5:15 PM

I have over 100 started projects, including one I started in 1994.

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Posted by wolfhammer1 on Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:08 PM

I try for one at a time, but I do have a couple that I started and put aside that are waiting to get back into action again.  But only 1 active one on the bench (if I ever get back to it)


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Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, August 22, 2014 10:06 AM

I have 3 on the bench now, may start another this weekend. I'll usually have 3-4 at various stages of completion. I enjoy having multiple builds at one time. 



 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I


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Posted by waynec on Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:51 PM

i have 7 right now, 3 based coated and awaiting camo and 4 in construction. this is just the active on my work stations. on the to finish shelf are 6 ships, 3 subs, 2 helos and a partridge in a pear tree.

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Posted by DURR on Saturday, August 23, 2014 6:54 PM

well waynec  you better finish at least the partidge in the pear tree b4 winter  the leaves fall off

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Posted by cwalker3 on Monday, August 25, 2014 1:22 PM

How do you guys do it? In the space that I have for modeling, I don't have enough room for more than one.  



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Posted by TarnShip on Monday, August 25, 2014 1:58 PM

Cwalker, that is a good question.  There are a couple of ways. I use a combination of two ways. I use the plastic boxes that you can buy at the the dollar stores with the lids. Since those same boxes are here to carry the models to a show in, and to cover a model to keep the dust out, I use them upside down to enable stacking the models as I build them.

I also have a home made working station/spray booth with a flip up glass cover over the front. I either set the model on a card and pop it into one of the side bays, or into the above stackable boxes and into the side bays. This doesn't add any extra effort, because ever since I got dust into an airbrushed paint job, I have been very serious about keeping models covered as I work on them, transport them, or display them.

On my bench, it is possible to have a model in a box sitting just a few inches away from the model I am currently painting.  I also use assembly jigs made from Legos for my models,,,,,those can slip into one of the cubby holes also. Small parts are still attached to sprue tree stubs and in "bead baggies" from the crafts section, labeled for the model they came from (when I remember to do that, that is) I paint small parts while clamped in copper alligator clips squeezed onto a finishing nail poking up through small squares of balsa wood,,,,,,,those also can stand in the model cubby/booth.

all of this lets me model right next to SSgt Anne if I choose to, spraying Acrylic paints as I go along.


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