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Do you work on one kit or multiple kits.
Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:22 AM

I usually work on one kit at a time. I find that time is wasted when I need to wait for paint or filler to dry. Also, sometimes I lose interest in the model that I am working on. I then stop modeling for a while. I am now working on two models: Monogram 1/48 scale B-24J and Monogram 1/48 scale B-58 Hustler. I am much more productive working on two kits at a time. I can switch between models when paint is drying or when I get bored with one of the kits. Does any one work on more that two kits at a time?

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:32 AM

I usually have 3 or 4 going at various stages.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by armor 2.0 on Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:39 AM

I do the same thing I always have at least 2 going at the same time . I was like you I would get bored just building one.

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:17 PM

I have mulltiple projects ongoing.

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Posted by falconmod on Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:21 PM

I think I have 6-7 going at the moment.

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/48 Airfix P-51D

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/72 Hasegawa T-33A

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Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:30 PM

I usually have 2-4 going....depending on the size of the build.  I also like to mix up the builds.  For example, last year, at one point I had a plane, armor kit, Sci-Fi and a sub going at the same time.  Never got bored.  LOL!

 

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:01 PM

Eagle90

I usually have 2-4 going....depending on the size of the build.  I also like to mix up the builds.  For example, last year, at one point I had a plane, armor kit, Sci-Fi and a sub going at the same time.  Never got bored.  LOL!

 

That's a good idea. I should probably include a car kit in with the airplanes.

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:03 PM

1 major 2 or 3 secondary

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Posted by Fly-n-hi on Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:05 PM

I usually have 3-4 going at the same time in various stages.  I like to have more than one going since I might have to wait the the paint or glue to dry on one.  

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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:06 PM

falconmod

I think I have 6-7 going at the moment.

 

How do you keep  the parts from so many kits from getting mixed up?

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 22, 2018 1:58 PM

I work on one at a time. I have tried having several kits of the go but i always just focus on one. As i mostly build diorama's, i get around the issues of paint drying by useing that time to do figures and other parts of the dio.

I did build 4 at once last year but they were all part of the same project so i bult each kit to a certain point then the next and painted them all together.

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

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Posted by Pawel on Thursday, February 22, 2018 2:55 PM

Hello!

Looks like the norm here... My goal is to build two at a time, but somehow I wound up building four projects (one is a two kit project!). Luckily three of those projects have good prospect of being done soon, so I'll move closer to ma target number.

Good luck with your modelling projects and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by Jet Jaguar on Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:20 PM

One main kit at a time, with a secondary kit started as the first is winding up.  Whenever I'm waiting on something to dry on the major kit, I'll just work ahead on the next subassembly.  But when I get to the point that there are no more things to work ahead on, and a lot of time is spent waiting on paint or whatever, then I'll start the next kit.  When the main kit is finished, the secondary becomes the next primary.

I find that if I try to build more than that, then I'll usually lose interest in one (or more) and it'll just end up on the unfinished shelf.

- Bob

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Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, February 22, 2018 3:53 PM
Only one kit at a time,a couple of times I had to order stuff,so I started another while I waited.But usually,just one.

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Posted by tankboy51 on Thursday, February 22, 2018 5:31 PM

I almost always have 2 to 4 kits going at the same time, usually in various stages.

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Posted by Nuckss on Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:22 PM
I usually have multiple on the go to take advantage of efficiencies painting similar camp . So I’ll do several British or German tanks at the same time and also to have something to work on when paint is drying or glue. IT seemed really slow though though. When working on four things it took a long time before they were done so it seemed like I was making no progress until within a day or two I finished them all up. It was satisfying adding four new models to the display case over a couple of days. I wasn’t very organized though so I spent quite a bit of time figurines out what should be next because I was doing different weathering for each one. This time I’m doing just one at a time and I’ll see how that feels.
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Posted by Toshi on Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:39 PM

I have never worked on more than one kit at a time.  My TBI is a factor to this.

Your friend, Toshi

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Posted by Cadet Chuck on Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:59 PM

Just one at a time.  I never feel in a hurry to finish something.  Taking my time is part of the relaxation of building a model.

Computer, did we bring batteries?.....Computer?

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:04 PM
I refuse to start start a new one until I finish the one I’m working on, I do maybe 4 a year so no hurry.
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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, February 22, 2018 7:37 PM

At the moment I have 5 on the bench

1: Heller 1/72  Caudron

2: Revellgram 1/48 P-61 Black Widow

3: Monogram 1/25 Slingster dragster

4: AMT 1/25 1925 2-in-1 C cab fruit truck ( This kit leaves a LOT to be desired. I don't recommend it for beginner's )

5: Glenco 1/240 USS Oregon. This has been on the bench since I got it in 2007

I also have an "assortment" of kits that get rotated on and off the bench..... Too many to list here ( maybe another 5 or 6 .)

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by littletimmy on Thursday, February 22, 2018 9:22 PM

Retired In Kalifornia
Heller Caudron 635 or 714? I'd built the latter c.1991, nice kit.

The 714.

 I like the Heller kit .... I just need to stop messing it up !

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by fermis on Thursday, February 22, 2018 9:39 PM

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Posted by fox on Thursday, February 22, 2018 10:58 PM

Usually working on 3 or 4 at a time in different classes. One at a time usually brings on boredom.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, February 22, 2018 11:25 PM

GMorrison

1 major 2 or 3 secondary

 

Ditto

Once I get close to the finish line with #1, I put all my energy into it until it's complete. Then #2 usually moves up.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Saturn V

In Que

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, February 23, 2018 12:32 AM

I used to work on multiple kits at once. After many years of doing that, I ended up with lots of projects in progress and very few completions. Nowadays I’m trying to clean up that backlog by completing those side liners one at a time and knocking out a complete build here and there in between. Slowly it is whittling down that batch. So nowadays at most, I’ll work on whatever my primary project is, and tinker with a sideliner when there is down time in the primary.

 

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Posted by Nuckss on Saturday, March 03, 2018 2:02 AM

Well, I cracked. I was working on just the one kit when I hit a sequence of steps that required a lenghty period of curing before I could proceed to the next step. So I started two other models. They have similar colours so it should be easy to paint.

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Posted by the Baron on Saturday, March 03, 2018 10:07 AM

I work on more than one at a time, or rather, I start one, hit some speed bump on it, start another, get hung up with something on that one, start another, and on and on.  And that's why I have a Shelf of Doom with about a dozen or more stalled builds.  I don't join group builds anymore, or take part in my club's monthly theme builds, either.  I'm focusing on finishing thos stalled builds.

 

The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.

 

 

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Posted by Liegghio on Saturday, March 03, 2018 10:10 AM

I usually work on 2 to 3 for all the reasons listed above, but also because sometimes I build models grouped by their having a relationship. For example race cars that ran against each other, or warships or planes that fought against each other, or planes flown by the same pilot, etc. I even once built a Klingon Bird of Prey and US Navy destroyer together because they were in the same scale, had interesting camouflage and performed similar roles in their respective forces.

The only downside to multiple kits is that it occupies a lot of workspace and mine is limited.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, March 03, 2018 1:44 PM

fermis

 

 

Please explain what that is a photo of? Are those multiple builds of the same plane?

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Posted by Returner43 on Saturday, March 03, 2018 1:47 PM

2 kits max right now. I am getting back into modelling after a 5 year hiatus so I don't want to get into to many different problems all at once like gap filling, bad fits, warped pieces etc. Right now I am starting with what I catagorize as easy or crap-kits that are good to learn on but won't hurt if I mess up. 

When I hit my stride I could have up to 4 going and would mix it up as well so I would have armor, aircraft, a robot and maybe a car as well. It definitely helped by mixing things up when building and painting. It especialy helped when I got to point on one kits where I couldn't do anyting because of waiting for paint to dry or needed a break for having to do too many of the same subassemblies on one kit. 

Space is an issue right now so I have to plan very carefully right now.  

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