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How Many Group Builds Have You Participated In, And How Many Have You Actually Completed?

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How Many Group Builds Have You Participated In, And How Many Have You Actually Completed?
Posted by Devil Dawg on Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:56 PM

I was looking at Bish's slideshow of completed group builds in his signature line (which, by the way, just simply AMAZED me at how many he had sliding through that show), and it made me wonder about what the subject line says. I think I've participated in three total group builds, and have yet to actually complete two of them in time, although I did actually finish the kits for the builds....eventually. My current group build (my third) is the Monogram Mafia IV. I'm hoping that the third time is the charm.

How about you folks?

Gary Mason

 

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On The Bench: 1/48th Academy Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion; 1/48th Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II; 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet; 1/48th Eduard Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane; 1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; 1/48th Monogram Douglas TBD-1 Devastator; 1/48th Monogram Pro-Modeler A-26B Invader

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by PFJN on Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:00 PM

Hi, 

None yet.  I've posted on one group build with the intent of taking part, going as far as picking out and buying the models that I will build, but I haven't started yet.  In addition, I have also considered joining one or two others.  But I have a couple ongoing projects that I want to try and finish up first. Stick out tongue

Pat

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:07 PM

Well, I was running in about 3-4 at a time and having a 75% or so completion rate the last few years. This year I joined about 5-6 and so far have defaulted on almost all of them. I'm really going to try to stop joining so many next year. I haven't been modeling as much and what I have been working on is mostly non GB type stuff. Embarrassed

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:10 PM

All listed on the bottom of my post and 5 more that I haven't added the badges. Completed all and lagging on one now due to Irma's unwanted visit but almost completed on that one. 

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:25 PM

3 started....0 completed. Sorry guys just got PB figured out and they implode, gonna try flikr....if I ever get time to figure it out. I like being part of a group build, kinda make me model, not in a bad way.

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, September 21, 2017 8:31 PM

I've joined too many and completed not enough... and have lots of partially built kits to prove it. 

But I have been partaking in GBs for probably 10 years on here now, so... some are just too tempting to pass up, but then another one grabs my attention when I lose steam on whatever I'm working on.

 

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Posted by mississippivol on Friday, September 22, 2017 12:13 AM
I used to do one a year, and completed all but two of those, but haven't participated in about three years, due to lack of interest, or afraid I wouldn't be able to finish. I haven't seen badges in anyone's sig line in years as I only use a phone to look in. PB ruined my sig line, so it just got deleted, though I saved the badges.
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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, September 22, 2017 12:25 AM

Despite the start date under my avatar, I've been here for 10 years. I've probably been in 50, completed the first 25, most of the next 10 and most if not all of the last ones.

One thing that really has made a difference is that about ten years ago, (yes, the crash) I only join GBs when I have a kit in the stash.

Double the motivation there.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, September 22, 2017 1:13 AM

Oh I always have the kit in my stash. I've never gone out and bought one for a GB. Staying focused on one build at a time is what's getting me back on track... I had my fingers in too many pies...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, September 22, 2017 4:20 AM
I think the first GB i joined was in 06 or 07. I'm probably on a 75-80% completion rate. I am way behind on adding badges to my Sig line though

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, September 22, 2017 5:42 AM

I pick and choose,so not a whole lot,I think I have been involved in 11 at FSM but sorry to say it its been awhile here.But if I join one,I always complete it.Over in Armorama,I have joined and completed 28 in 11 years ,and i'm currently in Big Cats V

I also pick a group build that fits my stash,I think once I actually bought one for a build

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, September 22, 2017 9:36 PM

Wow! Glad to hear that I'm not the only one that doesn't finish a group build! 

Plasticjunkie, I'm not sure why, but I never the reply buttons on your posts so that I can reply to them. Not sure why that is. And it's not just this thread - it's any that I read that you've posted in. Weird.

Anyways, I impressed with the number of badges you have as well. Twenty-two and counting. Pretty cool!!

Gary

 

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Academy Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion; 1/48th Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II; 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet; 1/48th Eduard Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane; 1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; 1/48th Monogram Douglas TBD-1 Devastator; 1/48th Monogram Pro-Modeler A-26B Invader

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, September 22, 2017 10:06 PM

Gary

That has hapenned a bunch of times and don't know why. I even see that in my own posts then i refresh the browser and the reply tab shows up.

I have gotten lazy about adding the other 5 badges but i will eventually.

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Friday, September 22, 2017 10:23 PM

Interesting. Wonder what's causing that?

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Academy Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion; 1/48th Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II; 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet; 1/48th Eduard Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane; 1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; 1/48th Monogram Douglas TBD-1 Devastator; 1/48th Monogram Pro-Modeler A-26B Invader

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, September 23, 2017 1:48 AM

I usually get four GB's completed in a year, sometimes five - which is about the max number kits I would build during the course of the year.  I've a varied interest when it comes to models, but mostly is WW2 subjects.   Usually I miss completing one or two.

About the GB's here is they usualy last a full year, though some are staggered to end the following year (depending when they started).  That allows to actually obtain 2 badges with one kit build if the subjects overlap.  In fact, right now you could get three (possibly four?) with one build as there is currently running a Japanese GB, a 1942 anniversary GB, Coral Sea GB, and Midway GB. 

It depends though, on the moderators, but usually they do allow crossovers.  Personally I avoid doing mutiple GB's with one model, but that's just how I roll.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by tigerman on Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:08 AM

Not sure. I've hosted at least 6. I've participated in many more, but sadly, more as a talker. I tend to get excited, start builds, then get sidetracked and not finish. I think I finished 4-5, which is a small number in relation to how many Gb's I participated in.

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:15 AM

I have finsihed every build for a GB that i actually started. I think there have been half a dozen that i put my name down for but never started the kit.

And in case your woundering, there's 59 badges.

I did do a small number of cross overs when i first started, but like Jack, i don't now. And i have made up for that as i often complete more than one entry.

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Posted by scottrc on Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:31 AM

I'm a "social" modeler, and with no clubs around me, the GB has been a fun way for me to socialize and it gives me a purpose to complete a build.   For some odd reason, I like to work under a deadline, and most GBs require a finish date. 

So far, I have joined in about 8 and completed 7.  I have become a GB junkie as of late by joining four at the same time.  Fortunatly, most GBs allow "cross-overs", so I can be building one model for two GBs.

Not all GBs have badges, but I do like collecting them.  

Scott

        

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, September 23, 2017 8:22 AM

First, great topic...second, I have 3 of 3 GB's under my belt at this time. I have signed up for 3 more that I need to complete. I have to echo scottrc...I like to interact with fellow GBer's, see their work and have fun conversations about the topic of the GB. Plus I learn a hand full of tips and techniques in GB's.

Bish - 59 and counting lol. We need to have a celebration GB when you make it to the 100th. 

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:53 PM
I've completed 18 and finished most of them on time, I can't remember which few I went past the deadline on. There was one I signed up for but didn't get the chance to start. I'm in one now and signed up for two more. I did a few crossovers, but I try not to now. That being said, I have a crossover for the "Too Little, Too Late" and "Monogram Mafia IV."

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, September 23, 2017 2:57 PM

Hunter

First, great topic...second, I have 2 GB's under my belt at this time. I have signed up for 6 so I have 4 that I need to complete. I have to echo scottrc...I like to interact with fellow GBer's, see their work and have fun conversations about the topic of the GB. Plus I learn a hand full of tips and techniques in GB's.

Bish - 59 and counting lol. We need to have a celebration GB when you make it to the 100th. 

 

 

Not a bad idea, lets hope we are al still here in 7 or 8 years. Big Smile

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Posted by Aaronw on Saturday, September 23, 2017 3:02 PM

Too many and not enough  Stick out tongue

 

Since the great Photobucket fiasco I can't really say for sure how many I've finished, but probably somewhere between 1 and 2 dozen. I've probably signed up for at least 3 for every one I've actually finished.

I can say I have a much better record of finishing GBs here than I have on other sites. I prefer the format used for GBs here where everybody posts ito the same thread.

 

I frequently over estimate how much spare time I have for hobbys, and I have the attention span of a dog (squirrel!), easily becoming distracted by another project or three.

Interestingly I've also discovered that I have a much higher completion rate of kits when I have open display space to fill, so I really need to get to work on another display case.  

fox
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Posted by fox on Saturday, September 23, 2017 7:44 PM

Started one and finished same. If anyone remembers back a few years, it was an oldies '50s car build. I did a '53 Chevy street rod in all flat paints and called it a "Flat Rod". A short time later I started having trouble with PB. I've built many, many kits and taken loads of pics while doing them. I have all the pics saved but can't post any of them. I've sent some of them to friends by e-mail. Would love to be able to post pics on the Forum.

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Saturday, September 23, 2017 9:54 PM

Bish

I have finsihed every build for a GB that i actually started. I think there have been half a dozen that i put my name down for but never started the kit.

And in case your woundering, there's 59 badges.

I did do a small number of cross overs when i first started, but like Jack, i don't now. And i have made up for that as i often complete more than one entry.

 
Wow! 59 badges!! Where do you find the time, Bish? That is impressive!

Devil Dawg

On The Bench: 1/48th Academy Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion; 1/48th Hasegawa A-7 Corsair II; 1/48th Hasegawa F/A-18F Super Hornet; 1/48th Eduard Fokker Dr. 1 Triplane; 1/48th Eduard/Hasegawa Ultimate Sabre with "MiG Mad Marine" markings; 1/48th Monogram Douglas TBD-1 Devastator; 1/48th Monogram Pro-Modeler A-26B Invader

Build one at a time? Hah! That'll be the day!!

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Posted by Hunter on Sunday, September 24, 2017 8:14 AM

Bish

 

 
Hunter

First, great topic...second, I have 2 GB's under my belt at this time. I have signed up for 6 so I have 4 that I need to complete. I have to echo scottrc...I like to interact with fellow GBer's, see their work and have fun conversations about the topic of the GB. Plus I learn a hand full of tips and techniques in GB's.

Bish - 59 and counting lol. We need to have a celebration GB when you make it to the 100th. 

 

 

 

 

Not a bad idea, lets hope we are al still here in 7 or 8 years. Big Smile

 

Well Bish let's hope so...maybe when you hit the 75 mark we should do it LOL Big SmileWhistling

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 24, 2017 12:53 PM

3 for 5 I think, for me. And not progressing well with #6.

Since the Photobucket fiasco, and Flickr being counter-intuitive if not down right confusing (which I would expect from anything associated with Yahoo), I almost dread the thought of posting anymore.

Very sad.

-Greg

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, September 24, 2017 5:21 PM

Greg

3 for 5 I think, for me. And not progressing well with #6.

Since the Photobucket fiasco, and Flickr being counter-intuitive if not down right confusing (which I would expect from anything associated with Yahoo), I almost dread the thought of posting anymore.

Very sad.

 

Greg. I'm using postimage.org. It's really simple to use and free

 

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:19 PM

tempestjohnny

 

 
Greg

3 for 5 I think, for me. And not progressing well with #6.

Since the Photobucket fiasco, and Flickr being counter-intuitive if not down right confusing (which I would expect from anything associated with Yahoo), I almost dread the thought of posting anymore.

Very sad.

 

 

 

Greg. I'm using postimage.org. It's really simple to use and free

 

 

Johnny, thanks for that. I'll give it a go. 

-Greg

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Posted by the doog on Sunday, September 24, 2017 8:17 PM

None, and none.

 

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Posted by armornut on Sunday, September 24, 2017 9:07 PM

One bourbon,one scotch, one beer, wrong song but right idea. Not implying you sucomb to anything Doog, LOL. Sorry for punctuation and or spelling. Unfortunalty I have. Long live G T.

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