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Do you ever work on 2 (or more) kits at a time?

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  • From: Bethlehem PA
Posted by the Baron on Monday, August 12, 2019 11:58 AM

I work on more than one build at a time, but it does tend to lead to abandoned or stalled builds, and so, my Shelf of Doom has at least a dozen builds on it, some going back ten years or more.

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Posted by lowfly on Monday, August 12, 2019 12:11 PM

As a rule...I do not work on more than one kit at a time.  It is too distracting for me and if i have to wait for something to dry, I can always find something else to do.  I usually deep clean the AB when i get to that point or do some research on a future project Etc. 


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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, August 12, 2019 1:33 PM


 I usually have three or more going ! Please don't ask why.

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Posted by PatW on Monday, August 12, 2019 4:58 PM

Er No!

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Posted by Goat Boat on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 3:32 AM
Absolutely. I currently have three submarines, four aircraft, and a tank in various stages of completion. This is usually a mix of wanting to do similar tasks together (painting two aircraft the same colour for example), or my short attention span making me want to play with new things.
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  • From: Michigan
Posted by Straycat1911 on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 4:59 AM

Tanker - Builder


 I usually have three or more going ! Please don't ask why.




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Posted by HighDesertmodeler on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:59 AM
I have at least a dozen airplanes assembled and ready for initial priming and a half dozen AFVs completed with assembly and some in varying degrees into the paint and weathering process. I never get stale!
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  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:23 PM

I always have more then one build going at a time, 2 ships and an AFV at this moment.  Can't be wasting time for paint or glue to cure to do the next step.  It also is good to have a fall back when one kit starts to get frustrating. 


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Posted by DRUMS01 on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 6:58 PM

For me it all depends on the complexity or goal of a model. If I know it will take weeks/months, etc. I will work on it in stages while completing other kits too.

However it is a simple out of the box build, I will often work on one at a time. I can work on one sub-assembly while another is drying. 

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  • From: Central Florida
Posted by plasticjunkie on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 8:36 PM





Too many models to build, not enough time in a lifetime!!

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Posted by Neuman on Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:07 PM

Yes, all the time. I too favor the longer drying time and having more than 1 kit going allows for adjustment in time and fatigue level. Example; after working all day and a long commute I am not usually up to masking a canopy or bubble but I might be up to assebling a few photo etched pieces or applying a basecoat.

Downside is I've misplaced or lost parts if I let too much time go by or have too many kits going

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Posted by Neuman on Thursday, August 15, 2019 3:09 PM

So good to hear I'm not the only one that does that!Yes


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