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How many models do you have going at the same time?
Posted by Mars on Wednesday, July 05, 2017 11:47 PM

I just realized that I havent finished a model in some time. When it's time to let paint or glue dry for a day or two(or get aggrevated at the revell 1/32 X-1) I grab the next in line. Currently I have in progress a 1/144 scale X-1, a 1/72 scale X-1 and its 1/72 B-29 mothership,a 1/32 X-1 , a 1/72 B-52 Stratofortress and (4) 1/48 Black Sheep Squadron Corsairs ( soon to be hanging from a friends grandsons ceiling, if I can get them finished.) Most of the above mentioned airplanes are so close to being done I can taste it, but can't seem to cross the finish line.

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Posted by M. Brindos on Thursday, July 06, 2017 12:23 AM

Ug. None. I had to put my "toys" away again. Wife issues.

I did have four on the bench before I was given the "talk" again, but I seem to be revolving through about 8 or 9 builds depending on my feelings on the subject matter at any given time.

Inevitably, as hard as I try, I start more than I finish. I just can't seem to help myself.

I want to build them all!! Lol

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 06, 2017 12:39 AM

One, i can't handle having multiple builds, would rather just concentrate on one and get it done.

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

  

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, July 06, 2017 1:08 AM

Too many.  I once tried to paint a bunch of Luftwaffe planes "production line" style, but it failed miserably!  All that mottling takes too much time per plane, so having two or three lined up doesn't work for me.

Now I work mostly on one at a time, but still nothing gets finished! I am trying to get out of that rut, honest. 

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Posted by damouav on Thursday, July 06, 2017 2:43 AM

I'm with Bish, I can't do even an OK job with one build let alone multiple projects.

The funny thing is a can manage dozens of work (paid) projects at any one time, just no builds.

In Progress
1/48 Hasegawa Corsair AU-1 (F4U-6)
Pending
1/48 Hobby Boss TBF-1C Avenger
1/48 Tamiya P-47-D Bubbletop
1/48 Hasegawa P51-D
1/48 Roden S.E.5a
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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 06, 2017 3:15 AM

There have been times where I had multiple projects going at once. I mean, six, seven, eight, or so. All in various stages of progress. When I would hit a point to put one aside, I would move to another. But that would assure that I took longer no longer to get back to any particular one to reach completion. So right now I try to work on only one all the way thru to completion. And one at a time finish up those sidelined builds that have accumulated over the past several years. No more multi tasking model style.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 6:57 AM
I only have one going at a time.I don't have a lot of bench time lately so only one suffices.To me it would become too much like real work trying to multi task many models at the same time.To me it's a hobby nice and easy,one st a time.Less mistakes.

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Posted by murph on Thursday, July 06, 2017 7:57 AM

Bish

One, i can't handle having multiple builds, would rather just concentrate on one and get it done.

Ditto.  What Bish said.

Retired and living the dream!

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Posted by ridleusmc on Thursday, July 06, 2017 8:15 AM

Two, a main project and a "fiddle about" project.  

Right now, I have a 1/48 F4F-4 Wildcat as a main build.  However, I have a 1/35 105mm howitzer as a "fiddle about" project.  It's good to have something to work on while paint dries on a main build.  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 06, 2017 8:43 AM
I typically have up to 3 active and maybe 1 or 2 inactive at any given time. Building only one tends to bore me.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, July 06, 2017 9:00 AM

I usually have two under way.   I use enamel paint, and drying time is a big issue.  I happen to have three underway at the moment- one is a tank with individual track links, and I am having to apply links one at a time in certain areas and am allowing a full day for each link to set, otherwise two is normal.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, July 06, 2017 9:05 AM

Still kind of new to building, but I have had two most of the time.  One armor, one aircraft (cuts down on the chances of gluing a piece from one kit to the other).  That being said, I tend to put a lot of energy into one or the other for stretches of time.  I can't control bench time, so having two in the works also helps keep me at the bench while glue or paint is drying.  I couldn't handle more than two.

I did find with my last two builds that if I hit a point that was frustrating me, I could work on the other, and then get back after a "cool-off" period.  That actually worked out well, as the cool-off gave me time to re-think what I was doing.  My first inclination about how to do something is not always the best.

My personality style demands that a project be completed before starting a new one, except in unusual circumstances.  This might happen soon due to a project not fitting a group build.  (I really want a group build badge!)

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 9:22 AM

one down and three to go!!

 

 

 

Nick

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Posted by MrStecks on Thursday, July 06, 2017 9:25 AM

I can only manage one build at a time.  It's not a problem for me when I have to pause to allow glue or paint to dry, since music is one of my other hobbies and I have a small recording studio in my basement.  Shoot some paint, go play my guitar...   Big Smile

Cheers, Mark

 


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, July 06, 2017 10:01 AM

Two or three but also a shelf of doom.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Thursday, July 06, 2017 10:59 AM

I usually only build one at a time but I can see another in my near future. I have embarked on my first 1/350 scale ship ( eagad all those parts ) which is going to take a long time to complete ,so I will take a frustration break and do an easy aircraft ,or parts of it at least at the same time to recover my sanity.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 06, 2017 12:32 PM

ManCityFan

 

My personality style demands that a project be completed before starting a new one, except in unusual circumstances.  This might happen soon due to a project not fitting a group build.  (I really want a group build badge!)

 

a word of caution on GBs.... so many of them sound tempting, often in the same timespan, and it's easy to get overcommitted. Next thing you know, you have lots of shelf queens sidelined because you missed finishing for a GB deadline, but another tempting GB came up. Or some variation along those lines...

 

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 06, 2017 12:39 PM

stikpusher
 
ManCityFan

 

My personality style demands that a project be completed before starting a new one, except in unusual circumstances.  This might happen soon due to a project not fitting a group build.  (I really want a group build badge!)

 

 

 

a word of caution on GBs.... so many of them sound tempting, often in the same timespan, and it's easy to get overcommitted. Next thing you know, you have lots of shelf queens sidelined because you missed finishing for a GB deadline, but another tempting GB came up. Or some variation along those lines...

 

 

Ditto I have been in the position where i was commited to loads of GB's and was racing to meet the dealine and move to the next. I stil have 4 armour kits i nee to finish dio's for because i didn't have time. Now, i only commit to 2 or 3 at a time. And i decide what i will be building over the next few months and if a GB fit them, then great. I found i was building just for GB's rather than bulding what i wanted to do.

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

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by roony on Thursday, July 06, 2017 12:47 PM

I limit myself to one at a time.

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Posted by shamoo on Thursday, July 06, 2017 1:08 PM

Usually a few at a time. Gives me something different if I get bored or frustrated. Also prepping car bodies on the side for paint. Can't spray indoors so I'll get the bodies painted and build the rest in bad weather 

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Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, July 06, 2017 1:53 PM

Bish
 
stikpusher
 
ManCityFan

 

My personality style demands that a project be completed before starting a new one, except in unusual circumstances.  This might happen soon due to a project not fitting a group build.  (I really want a group build badge!)

 

 

 

a word of caution on GBs.... so many of them sound tempting, often in the same timespan, and it's easy to get overcommitted. Next thing you know, you have lots of shelf queens sidelined because you missed finishing for a GB deadline, but another tempting GB came up. Or some variation along those lines...

 

 

 

 

Ditto I have been in the position where i was commited to loads of GB's and was racing to meet the dealine and move to the next. I stil have 4 armour kits i nee to finish dio's for because i didn't have time. Now, i only commit to 2 or 3 at a time. And i decide what i will be building over the next few months and if a GB fit them, then great. I found i was building just for GB's rather than bulding what i wanted to do.

 

Thanks for the warning.  Message received.  I will stick to the 2 kit max. 

I actually really want the Monogram Mafia badge, but based on my last two builds, getting two kits done in 6 months is not realistic.  I have the kits taunting me from a shelf near my bench.  Seems like that one will come up again, though. 

And then I will have it.  Yes, I will.  Bwa hah hah.

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, July 06, 2017 3:36 PM

For the MM IV GB, if your build pace is not too rapid, pick smaller simpler kits. Their 1/48 B-29 and B-17 would not be wise choices. But a couple of their older single engine/single seat fighters in 1:72 or 1:48 will work easily enough. Especially non NMF single color schemes. 

I know there are a few in my stash I would love to build, but to do them as I want them to turn out, they are not wise choices.

 

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 Bakster on Thursday, July 06, 2017 4:02 PM

Just one. For me, doing more than 1 = 0 done. 

 

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Posted by tankboy51 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 4:12 PM

I try to limit my builds only two, but sometimes I get a third one going.  At the moment I have two going.  One is almost complete, the new Tamya S35, just need to do the tracks and then the fun pant job.  The other is the Tacoma dual FLAK gun.  I get tired doing the individual tracks so I shift over to the gun.  That's how I've been building since I've been doing models.  When I get bored doing one task I shift to doing something else.  Keeps it fun.

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Posted by ACESES5 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 4:24 PM

BalloonsOne at a time thats all this 70 year old brain can handle.         ACESES5      

fox
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Posted by fox on Thursday, July 06, 2017 4:44 PM

Right now, I have 3 planes, 1 tank and 1 ship working on the bench. That's about the norm for me + or -. I like to keep moving when working on the bench. Various jobs that I have had required working on several things at the same time and I guess I've gotten used to it. Don't enjoy just sitting at the bench waiting for glue or paint to dry. 

Jim  Captain

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   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by ManCityFan on Thursday, July 06, 2017 6:24 PM

stikpusher

For the MM IV GB, if your build pace is not too rapid, pick smaller simpler kits. Their 1/48 B-29 and B-17 would not be wise choices. But a couple of their older single engine/single seat fighters in 1:72 or 1:48 will work easily enough. Especially non NMF single color schemes. 

I know there are a few in my stash I would love to build, but to do them as I want them to turn out, they are not wise choices.

 

Well, I am already committed to 2 group builds at the moment.  I will see how quickly  these kits get done.  I have a Monogram Stuka and a P-39  in 1/48 I would like to build.

D

Dwayne or Dman or just D.

 

 

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Posted by steve5 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 6:28 PM

no way I could do more than one model at a time , apart from the cost , doing period ship's is taxing enough .

I am like gmorrison I do have a shelf of doom

steve5

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Posted by ecotec83 on Thursday, July 06, 2017 8:26 PM

Only one at a time. I can barely keep all the pieces together or remember the overall plan for painting and weathering. Not to mention all the research I do on painting parts. I'd be so mixed up I'd probably glue a wing onto a tank.

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Posted by Reasoned on Thursday, July 06, 2017 8:51 PM
1...every decade or so.

Science is the pursiut of knowledge, faith is the pursuit of wisdom.  Peace be with you.

On the Tarmac: 1/48 Revell P-38

In the Hanger: A bunch of kits

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