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Do you ever work on 2 (or more) kits at a time?
Posted by marks93cobra on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 4:57 PM

I'm sure that question has been asked a lot, and I tried searching for it before posting...but the search features it a bit...lacking I suppose Big Smile

Sometimes I get to a point where I can only make a little bit of progress and then I have to wait for glue to dry or paint to dry and if I had a second kit going, I could just pull it out and work on it.... is this a common thing? or am I just the wierdo Confused

 

Thanks,

Mark

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 5:09 PM

Frankly, I can't imagine doing it any other way, although some do.

I am a strong advocate of LONNGGGG drytimes for paints, like a week. I can't sit still that long, so I like to have a couple of other kits around to work on.

Lately I've been disciplining myself to keep it down to two.

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 5:10 PM

Hello!

First - yes, that topic has been discussed a lot here. To search the forums effectively, it's best to use google and just type "cs.finescale" and then the search term, like "two kits at time". This search term gives very nice results: "cs.finescale two kits at time".

As for me - I do it all the time, and I know I'm not alone. And I do it for just the reasons you wrote - let something dry on one model and do something on the other in that time, do not let the "building spirit" waste!

Thanks for reading and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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

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Posted by Murphy's Law on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 5:25 PM

I’m probably unlike most in I never work on 2 kits at a time. I don’t get much time as it is to work on 1 let alone 2. I prefer to focus on 1 project and never allow myself to start another until the other is complete.

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Posted by Surface_Line on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 5:47 PM

not successfully.

When there are multiple starts on my bench, some will inevitably slip to the back burner, to be finished later or forgotten.

 

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Posted by Robotism on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 7:08 PM

I always have more than 1 project on the go. Some times I will shelve a project then bring it out again months or years later to finish. I struggle to just sit and focus on a single thing, If I'm in the mood to build something it's no fun having to sit and apply weathering powders to something instead.

Plus you need a back up when you screw up your current project and have to chuck it in the parts bin.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 7:23 PM
Only if I am going to be delayed by a parts or supplies order.Otherwise no,only one at a time.

fox
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Posted by fox on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 8:15 PM

I always have 2 or 3 going at the same time. If there's no "Honeydo List" up and running, I may have 1 or 2 more going too.

Jim  Captain

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 8:18 PM

I do. When I get to the point were Im waiting for paint to dry, I’ll generally crack open another kit. 

Chad

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Posted by hogfanfs on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 8:39 PM

For various reasons, I'll have more than one build going on at a time. 

 Bruce

 

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Posted by Devil Dawg on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 8:56 PM

marks93cobra

Sometimes I get to a point where I can only make a little bit of progress and then I have to wait for glue to dry or paint to dry and if I had a second kit going, I could just pull it out and work on it.... is this a common thing? or am I just the wierdo Confused

Thanks,

Mark 

Shoot, I used to have four or five going at a time, then found that I was hardly ever finishing any of them because my job and life was taking more of my time than I expected. So, I'm attempting to limit myself to one at a time now. So far, that is making my modeling time, and my attitude towards it, a LOT more enjoyable. Right now, I'm working on Tamiya's 1/32nd scale A6M5c Zeke only, and I'm more relaxed while buiding it, instead of trying to think ahead to all the other kits I have going on, and when I can get to one of them next.

Hope that your modeling life turns out well!!

Gary Mason

 

Devil Dawg

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

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Posted by tankboy51 on Wednesday, August 07, 2019 11:17 PM

I usually have two more going at once.  They are sort of getting in the way.  The ceiling is almost full as well.  Time for a bigger house.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, August 08, 2019 6:02 AM

Weirdo?!  Nope....I usually have 2 or 3 going at one time.  When I lived up north, and had one quarter of a finished basement dedicated to my hobby..with a HUGE working table in the center...I had multiple builds going.  I think the most at one time was 5!  

I have three going right now!

 

 

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Posted by E. Halibut on Thursday, August 08, 2019 8:45 AM

Personally, I sometimes wish I could bring the number down to only 2.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, August 08, 2019 8:55 AM

I use Testors enamel as my main paint.  It has a considerable drying time, so when I get to the painting phase on a project, I start another one.  Thus I almost always have two kits in progress.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Bakster on Thursday, August 08, 2019 9:39 AM

It's probably an organizational thing, but I find it a distraction moving projects in and out of the sweet spot. Different stages of a build require different tools, and forget about having parts from two kits in the same work area. It clutters things up for me and increases the risk for losing parts, and/or, cause breakage. It's a mind thing for me. Maybe the answer is that I build a removeable platform that I can swap out! Simply lift one build out with all its parts, and replace with the other. Hmm.

The one time I tried two at a time the second kit was eventually set aside and has sat that way ever since. Limited time plays into it too, but--like others have said, there are down-times where something else could fill the gap. Or in some cases, a person can use a distraction from a build that is dragging on, been there. 

I have not given up on the idea but thus far, struggling with it.

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Posted by kenjitak on Thursday, August 08, 2019 1:17 PM

I have over 100 models started out of a stash of about 500. I’ll start what ever catches my interest and work until it’s done or more likely hit a step I don’t feel up to doing and switch to something new or different. Out of those 100 or so probably about 25 stand a real chance of getting completed and probably about 10 are active and will be completed soon. This way I always have something to work on and I can pick and choose what feel like doing from day to day. At my age I feel why not indulge my whims.

Ken

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Posted by GreySnake on Thursday, August 08, 2019 2:45 PM
As a rule I try to keep only three projects going at once. Anymore than that and it starts feeling a little overwhelming. Of course I’m breaking my own rule by having four in various stages right now.
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Posted by littletimmy on Friday, August 09, 2019 5:49 PM

At the moment, there are 11 kit's sitting on my workbench .......

8 of them are 1/87 scale train stuff, so their really small.....

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

  

 

    

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Posted by Est.1961 on Friday, August 09, 2019 7:27 PM

Have always concentrated on one, leaving the build for drying times has led to distractions ie cutting hedges, lawns, weeding and painting the house. So I recently started on two. Now I have two on the bench but it hasn't stop the hedge and lawn along with the weeds from growing. 

Don't put off procrastinating until tomorrow. 

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Posted by Nuckss on Friday, August 09, 2019 8:16 PM

I almost always have multiple  kits on the go but lately it is ridiculous. (Five at a time) it is a combination of some of the reasons cited here. Drying time for paint and glue and other finishes, hitting a step I don’t want to do so starting another kit. What Else? I think just dying to start a certain kit. Sometimes whine I’m working on something I will buy a kit Ive always wanted so it gets started right away. Anyway , for now that means 5. But, about three of them will be finished within a week or two.

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Posted by disastermaster on Saturday, August 10, 2019 7:25 AM

Never.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, August 10, 2019 7:41 AM

Stick out tongueI have 100+ kits started in various stages from barely touched to almost finished. I have Modelers Attention Deficit Disorder!

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by Aggieman on Saturday, August 10, 2019 8:19 PM

I seem to do this frequently. I currently have 3 1/48 (A)C-47 kits on my bench. An original Monogram Skytrain, a Trumpeter Skytrain, and a Monogram AC-47. These kits are huge and have taken every available square inch of my work space, but I didn't see much interest in coming back to one of these a few years down the line. I do have a fourth, a 50+ year old Monogram Puff the Magic Dragon, in a box scale (1/96?), but I just did not have space for it while building its bigger cousins. I am leaning toward building that smaller kit once I complete these three big ones.

I have been known to build many of the same airframe from time to time. The most I ever did was 5 P-40s.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, August 10, 2019 10:40 PM

Ummm maybe.......

 

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Posted by 68GT on Sunday, August 11, 2019 7:29 AM

It's not uncomen for me to have 3-4 builds going at one time.  What helps me keep track of things is to check off on the instructions what has been done.  The other is that I keep parts and assemblies in a box top or bottom untill they are ready to be glued, painted or workind in some way and then they go back in the box.  Once ready for attaching to the main model body they come out of the box for the last time.

On Ed's bench, ???

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Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, August 11, 2019 8:45 AM

I actually have one I started in 1994 not finished yet.

Hi, I am Lee, I am a plastiholic.

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Posted by Bakster on Sunday, August 11, 2019 10:06 AM

68GT

It's not uncomen for me to have 3-4 builds going at one time.  What helps me keep track of things is to check off on the instructions what has been done.  The other is that I keep parts and assemblies in a box top or bottom untill they are ready to be glued, painted or workind in some way and then they go back in the box.  Once ready for attaching to the main model body they come out of the box for the last time.

 

Sounds like a good plan.

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Posted by JohnnyK on Sunday, August 11, 2019 12:42 PM

I tried working on multiple kits at the same time. I felt that I wasn't accomplishing anything. Nothing was getting finished. I only work on one kit at a time now.

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Posted by falconmod on Monday, August 12, 2019 11:54 AM

I just counted 7 on my bench,  2 of those are just about finished except for a antenna and a pitot tube

John

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