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Estimate how many models you've built in your life

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Estimate how many models you've built in your life
Posted by djrost_2000 on Sunday, September 21, 2003 12:29 AM
For me it's probably about a modest 150 Big Smile [:D]

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 21, 2003 12:34 AM
Believe it or not, it's not that many. If you exclude miniatures, only about 50 or so. If miniatures and wargaming stuff is included, it is well over 1000 (just those requiring assembly). Depends on who you ask as to what counts or not.

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Posted by djrost_2000 on Sunday, September 21, 2003 12:41 AM
Ok, to clarify: model kits (plastic, wood, whatever) and scratchbuilt models count. Miniatures do not.

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Posted by Keyworth on Sunday, September 21, 2003 12:52 AM
Over 200
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Posted by djrost_2000 on Sunday, September 21, 2003 1:45 AM
FINAL CLARIFICATION:

Just realized that there can be quite a lot of building in a miniature, so anything that is a "build" counts. Any model kit, scratchbuilt model, figure kit with assembly or significant figure modification counts as a build. A diorama may be comprised of multiple builds and therefore each sub-assembly counts as one.

Yes I've been partyingBig Smile [:D]

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Posted by Woody on Sunday, September 21, 2003 1:55 AM
Around 600-650 including those I've built for others. If you include Starfleet Battles minatures you can bump that up to just under 1000. They all required assembly but were very simple to build.

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Posted by djmodels1999 on Sunday, September 21, 2003 1:59 AM
466 since I've been keeping records, that is since 1979, but there must have been around 150 to 200 more before that...

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 21, 2003 9:04 AM
I'd have to guess somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 kits. Started in the early 60s, stopped in the early 70s, & came back in the early 90s.
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Posted by U-96 on Sunday, September 21, 2003 10:16 AM
Compared to you guys, so few I can name 'em! Tongue [:P]

as a kid...
1. Fairey Delta II 1/72 back in around 1982
2. incomplete Airfix BAC111 from around the same time

false start...
3. Airfix 88 Flak and SdKfz 7 in 1995
4. Italeri 1/35 PzIV H in 1995

now we're rolling... (within the last couple of years)
5. Airfix 1/72 FW190 D9
6. Revell 1/72 Eurofighter prototype
7. Revell 1/72 Bf110C
8. Fujimi 1/24 Renault Megane Coupe (workbench queen)
9. Revell 1/72 Hurricane IIb
10. Airfix 1/72 Hawker Hunter FGA9
11. Italeri/Zvezda 1/35 T-34 M1943
12. Hasegawa 1/72 F104-G (work in progress)
On the bench: 1/35 Dragon Sturmpanzer Late Recent: Academy 1/48 Bf-109D (Nov 06) Academy 1/72 A-37 (Oct 06) Revell 1/72 Merkava III (Aug 06) Italeri 1/35 T-26 (Aug 06)
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Posted by RAF120 on Sunday, September 21, 2003 10:49 AM
In my 36 years I would have to guess at 250. It would be alot more if I add each 1/35 scale figures.
Do they count?
Trevor Where am I going and why am I in this handbasket?
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Posted by Prince of Styrene II on Sunday, September 21, 2003 11:11 AM
This is going to be a hard one to think of. My first kit was at seven years old & I'm now in my 30's. Cars, planes, a few figures, lots of sci-fi... at least over 100, though I can't think of the specific number.

"Hold the weapons, Daddy. I'm going to go get my monkeys." The Dutchess of Styrene

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Posted by berny13 on Sunday, September 21, 2003 11:40 AM
Somewhere around 300-350 kits. Built a lot of cars in the late 50's and early 60's. One a week.

Berny

 Phormer Phantom Phixer

On the bench

TF-102A Delta Dagger, 32nd FIS, 54-1370, 1/48 scale. Monogram Pro Modeler with C&H conversion.  

Revell F-4E Phantom II 33rd TFW, 58th TFS, 69-260, 1/32 scale. 

Tamiya F-4D Phantom II, 13th TFS, 66-8711, 1/32 scale.  F-4 Phantom Group Build. 

 

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 21, 2003 12:15 PM
In the last fourty years more the 100 but probably under two hundred.
The first 5 years at least 100.
I took 25 years off to raise a familly.
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Posted by djrost_2000 on Sunday, September 21, 2003 12:53 PM
RAF, 1/35 figures with assembly count.Smile [:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 21, 2003 1:04 PM
About 250 since I started in 79, took a few years off to play with the bigger toys in the Army but that's my best guess. In high school I had over 60 planes just hanging from my ceailing. Alot more on shelves though. All were pretty much destroyed by mom trying to store them for me when I shipped off to basic. Oh well, guess I'll just have to rebuild them all.
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Posted by TANGO 1 on Sunday, September 21, 2003 3:20 PM
Wow! Some of you guys out there have been busy! Right now I'm working on kit No.41.
I still have about 50 waiting to be started! I look forward to 2028 when I can retire and get stuck into them.
Regards, Darren. C.A.G. FAA/USNFAW GB
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Posted by tigerman on Sunday, September 21, 2003 4:02 PM
Probably the 100 and up group. Unfortunately the vast majority are in the landfill. Currently I have 12 on display, of which a paltry 5 are worthy of this site(being nice to myself!). Maybe someday, if I can figure it out, I will post something of interest and pride. Smile [:)]

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 21, 2003 8:35 PM
About 1 or 2 hundred when I was younger. Now I'm like U-69, I can name them all:

1:12 Chris craft cruiser
1:72 mahoghany tunnel hull racer
1:12 sailing dory
1:72 Bluenose

Working on in 1:48:
HMCS Chicoutimi (Flower class)
Foundation Franklin (ex Dainty class salvage tug)
Bluenose II
Halifax B-VII
1:18 Duesenberg

Researching:
HMS Admiral Gardiner
RCMP St. Roch

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Posted by Dwight Ta-ala on Sunday, September 21, 2003 8:39 PM
Just started late last year.

I have about less than thirty built. I gave away some so I can't really be sure.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 21, 2003 9:39 PM
Probably about 100

Then again, those were when I was little and didn't paint them, and they were generally real cheap little kits.

I've built two since my return to the hobby a few months ago because I've been busy with work and college stuff.
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Posted by lizardqing on Sunday, September 21, 2003 9:48 PM
I would be pushing it if I said 50. Built a good bit when I was a kid ,all of them as my lil brother recently came clean about got played with and disapeared to the trash when he broke something. Since then a few here and there till recently when I got into it pretty regular now that I can get a little more time to myself .
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, September 21, 2003 9:50 PM
Just short of a billion I'm guessin'
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 22, 2003 7:26 AM
Pushin 200 I reckon.
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Posted by paulnchamp on Tuesday, September 23, 2003 10:26 PM
Another member of the "200" club. . . but I'm looking to move upSmile [:)]
Paul "A man's GOT to know his limitations."
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 3:17 AM
About fifty so far. Unfortunately the quantity is required to get (some kind of ) quality. Many of them I'm not satisfied with. But this is all we do for fun, isn't it? A bloody fun. ha-ha
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 3:19 AM
About fifty so far. Unfortunately the quantity is required to get (some kind of ) quality. Many of them I'm not satisfied with. But this is all we do for fun, isn't it? A bloody fun. ha-ha
kriszme
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Posted by nkm1416@info.com.ph on Wednesday, September 24, 2003 5:02 AM
Around 150. I have more than 200 kits still unassembled and I would like to build them all if I'll have the display space.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, September 25, 2003 7:27 PM
Probably 400 to 500 but most of those were in the 70's when I was a teenager. Since 1980 - 2 - in 1987. Not a one since. But looking to change that starting the first of the year(New Years resolution). Problem is I'm an obsessive -compulsive research hound and that quite often kills a project before it gets started.
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Posted by Helo H-34 on Friday, September 26, 2003 2:36 AM
I've built 12 -1/32 scale model kits.
13 -1/48 kits.
118 - 1/72 kits.( mostly U.S. military helicopters and modern fighter jets).
I still have 57 - 1/72 kits to build.

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Posted by South Aussie on Friday, September 26, 2003 4:38 AM
At a rough estimate I would say about 300+ over about 37 years of modelling.

Wayne I enjoy getting older, especially when I consider the alternative.
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