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What I want to complete in 2019...

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  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Saturday, January 05, 2019 1:48 AM

 I'd be happy to get two completed, but I haven't finshed one in 7 years! I need to get a few across the line. I have 4 in progress and a few easy kits in view, so it's possible.

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 Eric 

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, January 04, 2019 6:56 PM

Jay Jay, this is my favorite and most effective appliance repair tool. I've had for years. It was passed down to me from my mom's father. He was a welder by trade. Using this tool will free you up so you can do more model building. You are welcome to borrow it anytime!

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Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, January 04, 2019 6:46 PM
Everytime I set a modeling goal something else in and around the house breaks so I hafta fix it. There goes the modeling time and the modeling money. So much for retirement

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, January 04, 2019 2:29 PM

Yeah, real life can really be a pain in the tuchus. But press on regardless.

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Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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    January, 2015
Posted by PFJN on Friday, January 04, 2019 2:06 PM

Hi,

Your stash looks nice.  Can't wait to see how they turn out. Big Smile

I have a "never built" mini shuttle that I am working on for the Race into Space Group build that is almost done, but has been that way for a couple weeks now Sad.  In addition I also have another small build for that group build that I sterted but put on hold when I decided to do the mini-shuttle.  Dpending on what all happens over the next few weeks I might try and finish that up sometime soon too.  After that I have an MPC DC-3 that I want to do a conversion on for the DC-3 group build, and last night I just started a very small scale WWI tank.  Its almost done now, but painting it may take awhile.

After that, I'm not really sure what else I may try to do, as real life often seems to through may plans off Stick out tongue.

PF

1st Group Build

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    May, 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Friday, January 04, 2019 1:54 PM

Sounds very reasonable to me. And a very nice inventory to build from! 

I was hoping to get more kits built in 2019, but, in the next month, I'm going to start finishing my basement. 

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing your WIP's on these kits throughout the year!

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, January 04, 2019 1:11 PM

Sounds like a resonable target. I plane my builds a year ahead, i did have 12 for this year but i got one of those done early.

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

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  • Member since
    January, 2013
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, January 04, 2019 12:46 PM

My goal is to complete at least 4 kits this year. With the ever growing honey to-do list, I'll be lucky to get 2 done. LOL!

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    March, 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, January 04, 2019 11:36 AM
Looks like a fun year,I want to complete my house build and my new workshop by June,hopefully then I can get back to work.

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    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Friday, January 04, 2019 11:12 AM

Nice stack of kits!  That little Piper was the first kit I ever airbrushed as a boy.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, January 04, 2019 11:06 AM

Well, if I didn't do this, set some kind of goal for myself, I'd just sit in front of the TV and watch cable news and whine about how miserable my life is. I have more going for me than that.

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Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    May, 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, January 04, 2019 11:01 AM

Fotofrank,

As others have said, that’s a reasonable goal you have set!  

We should follow your example and set similar goals for ourselves!

  • Member since
    June, 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, January 04, 2019 9:30 AM

That's about right, Rambo. I had so much more time to do stuff when I was working. Retirement time got crowded real quick.

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    August, 2012
  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Friday, January 04, 2019 8:49 AM
Seems like a reasonable goal. My father-in-law when he retired had so many side projects that he said he didn't have time for a job anymore.

Clint

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
What I want to complete in 2019...
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, January 04, 2019 8:34 AM

Below are the projects I want to complete in 2019. Eight kits. I don't think this is too many kits for a twelve month span.


I retired 2-1/2 years ago at age 70. I have since found that retirement can pretty much be like working. Just like working, retirement comes down to time management and setting goals. I'm not surprised that it took me over two years to figure that out. I can be a little slow on the up-take sometimes. After wandering around for almost three years, I decided I need to get serious about getting something accomplished hobby-wise.

I have a plan for each kit. The Boeing Clipper and the B-29 will be built as part of Bish's Eighty Years of Airfix group build. I have a year to complete those. The F-102 because I have been watching Steve Canyon reruns almost daily. The Kubelwagen and Bf-109 will be together in a BoB diorama. The Tri-pacer will be part of a grass airstrip fly-in diorama. Lastly, the Boeing 737 will depict a Janet Airlines 737 that flies from McCarron in Las Vegas to Area 51 every day. The P-82, I'm not sure yet. It could indeed be the record setting P-82 Betty Joe or it could end up being a model of Reilly's XP-82 projest. We'll see.

There you have it. My goals for 2019. We'll see on New Year's Eve 2019 how much I've indeed completed. Actually, wish me luck.

 

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Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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