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Are you burning out on your normal builds?
Posted by tigerman on Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:10 PM

This is kind of a follow up to Tojo's thread about "Accusitions". I've been an armor builder for 40 years annd I've recently tired of building wheels and tracks and realize i don't need to build every variant. I've sold off some of the more complex and tedius builds and have boughten some aircraft. The last plane I completed was back in 1995! Only one I ever painted too. Build many Monogram kits in the early 70's.

I'm hoping that this will stimulate building and keep it fresh. Technically, a kit of 40-90 parts should go together faster then an armor build of over 500 parts! We'll see. Any one else out there switching it up? And no, i will not abandon armor builds. I've got three in progress right now, including a Dragon T-34 that need paint.

  http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:28 PM

I have enough variety in both subject and complexity of kits to keep it fresh. I have always done a mix of armour and aircraft alng with the odd Sci-Fi and ship thrown in.

Building diorama's can be hard work so now and again i'll do a qiuick and easy build build or a nice simple dio but i get a lot of satisfaction out of a nice complex build.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

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Posted by Bossman on Sunday, April 30, 2017 12:56 PM

Hey Eric,

I have burnt out on modelling in the past.  A few years back I got to the point where I donated (or in some cases just chucked) most of my unbuilt kits, got rid of paint, and thinned my build shelves of everything but the ones I was particularly fond of - thinking that I would basically be done with the hobby.

After about a year, I gradually got back into it.  Sometimes I have mixed feelings about spending so much time in the hobby -  so at times I'll let it go and do other stuff.  When the desire to be creative in this way comes back, I jump back in.

Chris

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, April 30, 2017 1:03 PM

I wish I had enough modeling time to get burned out. ..

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Posted by Greg on Sunday, April 30, 2017 1:06 PM

I took a haitus from armor about 40 yrs ago. I grew up running production in a machine shop and I didn't like the repetition of the wheels and tracks, reminded me too much of production work.

I still see the fantastic armor built by you guys, and one of these days I'll likely give it a go again. Your skills amaze me.

I do have fond memories of some of the old Tamiya tank kits.

Just my 2 cents is all.

-Greg

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Posted by fermis on Sunday, April 30, 2017 1:18 PM

Can't say I've burned out on my main subject (aircraft)...I've built everything from WW1 up to the latest and greatest. There's enough variety in that alone....throw in a chopper now and then, along with some figs, ships, subs, and even a ground vehicle from time to time. 

I can say, that I do get burned out on building, in general though. My work season is only 5.5-6 months long....that leaves 6-6.5 months of not much else to do, but build models. By month 5...I'm a bit burned out....along with having to focus on getting the business ready for the season and all the other Spring duties around the house. Tomorrow is supposed to be the first day of work...but it's looking like a rain day, as of right now. I'm already ready for October...so I can get back to full on model season!!!

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Posted by GlennH on Sunday, April 30, 2017 1:43 PM

Not burned out. Out of stuff to build. I don't do a whole lot of modeling and pretty much limited my stuff to the items I was on or in while in the service. Did the APC, 105, and 155 towed, 175 SP, jeep, 3/4 ton, huey, chinook, 2 1/2, 

They don't make the correct 5 ton and the C130 is kinda big. lol

A number RVN scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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Posted by patrick206 on Sunday, April 30, 2017 3:22 PM

tigerman

This is kind of a follow up to Tojo's thread about "Accusitions". I've been an armor builder for 40 years annd I've recently tired of building wheels and tracks and realize i don't need to build every variant. I've sold off some of the more complex and tedius builds and have boughten some aircraft. The last plane I completed was back in 1995! Only one I ever painted too. Build many Monogram kits in the early 70's.

I'm hoping that this will stimulate building and keep it fresh. Technically, a kit of 40-90 parts should go together faster then an armor build of over 500 parts! We'll see. Any one else out there switching it up? And no, i will not abandon armor builds. I've got three in progress right now, including a Dragon T-34 that need paint.

 

Hi, Tiger - I'm pretty much stuck in a rut, last 60 years almost exclusively WWII and later military aircraft, early years built a few cars. Sometimes an airliner. Lately I've ventured out a bit to 1:72 military support vehicles, like fuel tankers, Jeeps, 2 1/2's etc, for addition to aircraft model display.

Kind of enjoy detailing those little guys and they add a lot to a display. Never built a ship, maybe give I'll one a try. But it's all good, ain't it?

Patrick

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 30, 2017 4:22 PM

I never get burned out with the hobby but I can get burned out with a kit or subject. In that case I just work on whatever else is on my bench. 

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hobby Boss P-47D
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate, Akagi
1/72 Airfix A6M2b Zero type 0 Model 21, Akagi
1/72 Hasegawa GR.4 Tornado
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston

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Posted by tigerman on Sunday, April 30, 2017 4:32 PM

This isn't the first time I've burnt out on armor. I bought about 10 planes, only to proceed selling them off and buying more armor. Haha. Then I thought that I needed all the newest and most detailed kits, only to realize that I didn't care to build those massive part counts. Well hopefully a nice balance of both will keep me happy. If I tire of one, i can move to the other, thus keeping it fresh. 

  http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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Posted by tigerman on Sunday, April 30, 2017 4:34 PM

modelcrazy

I never get burned out with the hobby but I can get burned out with a kit or subject. In that case I just work on whatever else is on my bench. 

 

 

It's not so much the hobby in general that was my question, but your normal model medium, i.e. armor, aircraft, etc.

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 Eric 

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Posted by PFJN on Sunday, April 30, 2017 5:26 PM

Hi,

I don't know if this is specifically what you were asking about but I do find that sometimes I have trouble finishing builds.  For the most part I'v kibd of just assumed it was because I wasn't sure how to proceed to the next step (for some reason I espwcially have a big hang up on trying to work with photo-etch parts).

However, in looking back at some of my recent models I kind of wonder if I didn't start loosing the urge to keep going on some of them.

I guess maybe part of it might be that a lot of the stuff I have been doing lately has either been "what-if"s or big mods that I've kind of started without a cimplete plan on, so that after awhile sometimes reach a point where either I'm not fully sure how to proceed, or a point where I wonder if I shouldn't have done something along the way differently.  I know that I have a 1/72 scale Fairey Battle that I was trying to convert to a torpedo bomber that falls into the latter category.  In the end I think that I may start over from scratch on it.

Pat

 

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, April 30, 2017 6:49 PM

I don't get burnt out.  But my health prevents me from building at times.  Many of you forum members know of my work related accident.  Things for me get proggresively worst.  

This is when I need to stop building a kit.  I take a break of a day or two then start up again to the best of my abilities.  With that said, I wish everyone a great time building and enjoying this wonderful hobby of ours.  The best to you all!

Toshi

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, April 30, 2017 6:55 PM

I wanted to add that my current build is extremely complicated with over 600 parts for an aircraft.  

I'm currently building a Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito.  Come on by as I invite you all to visit my WIP. I can't work on it everyday as I would like to, but I do a little here and a little there.

Toshi

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, April 30, 2017 9:36 PM

When I get burned out on a kit, I reach for one of the easy to build Star Wars kits by Revell or Bandai. They fit together without much fuss, often pre-decorated (my most hated modeling chore), and rather fun to build.

Armor modelers can be some of the more anal hobbyists. We tend to point out inaccuracies and strive for miniaturized perfection. I often get stuck in the details and need to jump passed what is holding me up. It's one of the reasons why I like to assemble the occasional German armor model. I don't care to perfect those to a "T" and can build one without too much fuss. I can hit an 80% solution and actually finish a tank model.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, April 30, 2017 10:33 PM

tigerman
It's not so much the hobby in general that was my question, but your normal model medium, i.e. armor, aircraft, etc.

Oh sorry, I see that now.

I don't have a normal medium.....or normal for that matter Wink

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Hobby Boss P-47D
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate, Akagi
1/72 Airfix A6M2b Zero type 0 Model 21, Akagi
1/72 Hasegawa GR.4 Tornado
1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, May 01, 2017 1:03 AM

modelcrazy

I never get burned out with the hobby but I can get burned out with a kit or subject. In that case I just work on whatever else is on my bench. 

 

Thats how it usually works for me... sometimes an extensive project will leave me drained. After that, probably the best remedy to recharge my batteries is a simple "shake and bake" OOB build. But occasionally a break from the bench is in order until the muse returns.

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Monday, May 01, 2017 8:50 AM

I get burned out on very long, complex builds.  If I do finish it, fine, I will choose a simpler project for my next build.  I may put it up on my shelf of doom, where it either sits forever, or sits for some time before I take it down and finish it.

I build several genre- airplanes, ships, cars, space, and even a very occasional armor project.  I think this helps avoid burnout, except for those lengthy builds I mentioned above.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, May 01, 2017 9:20 AM

Not burned out as much as bored....I'll start a kit, get bored with it, put it back in the box and open something else..ad infinitium.  All of a sudden there are 15 or so kits in the "boxes of doom", partially built.  May get back to them, may not.

Got some ship kits to break the monotomy of aircraft, and realize they are much more complicated, oops. Same with armor. That and being only able right now to build where I work (no place yet at home) adds to the frustration.

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  • From: Norwich, Norfolk, Nelson's County. Exiled in Suffolk.
Posted by Bish on Monday, May 01, 2017 10:38 AM

goldhammer

Not burned out as much as bored....I'll start a kit, get bored with it, put it back in the box and open something else..ad infinitium.  All of a sudden there are 15 or so kits in the "boxes of doom", partially built.  May get back to them, may not.

Got some ship kits to break the monotomy of aircraft, and realize they are much more complicated, oops. Same with armor. That and being only able right now to build where I work (no place yet at home) adds to the frustration.

 

I start to get bored with a build after 5 or 6 weeks. But usually i know its close to the finish by then. For my larger projects that i know will take longer i have decided to work on it for 4 weeks and then go do somthing else and then back to it and keep doing that until its done.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

 On the bench: Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9

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