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  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Lost my m.o.j.o.....
Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:43 PM

Hello everyone. Has been a while since I've posted anything.

Just been busy and not motivated to build now finish anything. "sigh"

Would anyone have any ideas on gettin back the modellin m o j o?

Thanks.

FSM is block out the word. Stick out tongue

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
Posted by seastallion53 on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 6:50 PM

Watch alot of build and model review videos on youtube.

  • Member since
    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:12 PM

Do you have a second hobby? Sometime getting involved in a second hobby brings your *** back.

  • Member since
    September 2013
  • From: San Antonio, Texas
Posted by Marcus McBean on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:33 PM

I don't know if you only build in venue but I find when I start feeling like stopping I switch to another venue.  I do ships and armor and felt the same way so I pick one a airplane kit I won at a show.  Taking on the challenge of something new revived me.

Marcus Beer

  • Member since
    February 2011
  • From: AZ,USA
Posted by GreySnake on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 7:34 PM
Try building something different from what you usually do. There is also nothing wrong with taking a break.  

 
  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:02 PM

I'm in the same boat. I travel for work Monday through Friday and when I get home I absolutely have zero desire to build anything.

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:26 PM

Yes Well at least we're going on the same boat together. The trip is always more enjoyable.

Maybe a bandai kit could reguivinate the ol' modelling juices?

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 9:29 PM

It's worth a shot!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

  • Member since
    August 2020
  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:10 AM

I agree with the U Tube suggestion, but here is another. Go to a well stocked hobby store, (or the on line version), and forget cost. Buy something you really want to build, i mean really want to build, but have put it aside because of the cost, or fear that you won't do it justice, and have a crack.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:15 AM

Dodgy

I agree with the U Tube suggestion, but here is another. Go to a well stocked hobby store, (or the on line version), and forget cost. Buy something you really want to build, i mean really want to build, but have put it aside because of the cost, or fear that you won't do it justice, and have a crack.

 

That's  good idea! Just have to figure out a kit then maybe pull the plug!

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:17 AM

I find a simple, quick build that doesn't take any time or effort will light the fires. A basic kit that practically builds itself and quick fast and in a hurry. Perhaps even a kit you would not otherwise want to build as it's out of your norm, but EASY. Something that takes 10 hrs or less all in.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 11:49 AM

Two things that usually get me back into the flow of things; first is to watch a movie or TV program about your more favored subject.

A movie like Dunkirk or Midway if they have planes that you like to build. An armored warfare documentary on History channel or the movie Fury for tanks.

Second is to knock out a kit that is an easy one to complete. Like those Bandai Star Wars kits that almost require no detailing and finishing. Something simple that interests you, but not so much that you feel the need to delve into super detailing the kit. That is often what causes you to stumble and not finish the kit.

  • Member since
    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 1:20 PM

I agree with the advice to build a simple kit.  It got me going again this year!  Big Smile  I would also suggest keeping it OOTB so that the build is fast.

Another bit of advice is to set aside a time to work on a kit and follow through and do it.  It is hard I know, but sometimes it works.  Sometimes too well - I have dragged myself to the workbench and then got into the groove until the wee hours.  On a work day.  Not good!

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

  • Member since
    September 2004
  • From: Denver
Posted by tankboy51 on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 7:14 PM

Painting a model gets mine back.  Specifically airbrushing gets my juices going.  I just did painting of a kit then I did some assembly of a Tamiya kit I started last week then lost interest in it.  Then it came back after I finished painting the other one.  The magic still works!

  • Member since
    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 8:35 PM

tankboy51

Painting a model gets mine back.  Specifically airbrushing gets my juices going.  I just did painting of a kit then I did some assembly of a Tamiya kit I started last week then lost interest in it.  Then it came back after I finished painting the other one.  The magic still works!

 

I separate the feeling of not wanting to model; from not wanting to model what I have going. I don't think I could stop modeling period, but if I don't like a model I'll try something different.

 

Bill

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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