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What's on your "Shelf of Doom"?

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What's on your "Shelf of Doom"?
Posted by Straycat1911 on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 12:29 PM

So I'm sitting in my work room staring at my Shelf of Doom thinking, "That's getting to be too many!" 

I'm looking at a Monogram F-5E, F-102A and F-20, a Hasegawa F-16A and A-7E, a Collect-Aire F-108 Rapier, all in 1/48 plus a Italeri F-117 and a Hasegawa F-4C in 1/72 scale.

Yikes! I got work to do! 

So what's sitting on your SOD? And are you going to clear it out this year? 

Edit: Oh, my. Just remembered the 1/32 tenants. A Tamiya F-15C, F-14A, and a F-4C.  

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 1:01 PM

Pfffffttttt.... you barely scratched the surface.

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Posted by ModelMan68 on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 1:10 PM

To many to list....roughly 41 right now. Sad thing I just ordered 3 more for 3 different GB. I'm not complaining....family and friends have been generous during b-days and xmas.

Jeff     

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 1:13 PM

Yeah, I just did my tally and I am at 30+ started again this year at the beginning. The majority are 1/48 aircraft ranging from oh so close to barely started. I also have multiple 1/35 vehicle kits in the same range, as well as a handful of 1/32 aircraft and ships of various scales. My prime goal this year is to cut down on these 30+ rollovers.... and finish what I start this year.

 

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Posted by fox on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 2:49 PM

I'm with all the above.  Toooooo many to count in all stages.  I build and complete a few and sneak in one of the "doomed".  But, then something happens and another one goes to the "SOD".  It's just another day in the life of a plasticaholic.

Jim  Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 2:57 PM

ModelMan68

To many to list....roughly 41 right now. Sad thing I just ordered 3 more for 3 different GB. I'm not complaining....family and friends have been generous during b-days and xmas.

 

Cripes! 41?? Now I don't feel so bad. 

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Posted by ModelMan68 on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 3:09 PM

LOL StrayCat Big Smile.....I know but what can I say. Like Stikpusher, I am going to focus on finishing them all this year. I've got 8 that just need the decals added. I've got to stop opening new kits in the middle of a build.

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Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 3:46 PM

Ha! I only have 6!! I don't know why, but I thought it would be in double digits! 

 Bruce

 

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                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 3:57 PM

I don't really have any. I do have 5 armour builds and 1 aircraft awaiting diorama's, but the kits are finished.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 4:09 PM

Wow,I just don't start more then one kit at a time,I'll stick with one till it's done,so really no shelf of doom.

 

If you mean stash of kits unstarted,I probably have between 30-40

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 4:11 PM

One of my resolutions was to clean all of it up. The 190 is on my bench now getting decaled. The others will be worked on in between GB's. Total is only 4.  I don't know if I'll finish the dragon mistel 262. It's a nightmare

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 4:11 PM

Tojo72

Wow,I just don't start more then one kit at a time,I'll stick with one till it's done,so really no shelf of doom.

 

If you mean stash of kits unstarted,I probably have between 30-40

 

I am the same. I have tried building more than one kits at a time, but i just can't do it. I would rather stick to one and finish it.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by jelliott523 on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 4:16 PM

My "Shelf of Doom" consists of 1/48 Monogram P-51D, 1/72 Revellogram F-22, 1/48 Monogram F-14D, 1/48 Monogram A-10 and a 1/48 Hasegawa F-16D. 

The P-51D is absolute garbage, works well for a test bed for painting techniques. The F-22 has some potential, but no time soon. The F-16D, is a slow work in progress, had some fit issues, but I havent totally given up hope for it. The A-10 was started about 4 years ago and before I really got back into the hobby, not sure where the rest of the kit ended up. The F-14 is close to finishing, if you call it that. Maybe I should just create my own Boneyard.

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 4:32 PM

Bish

 

 
Tojo72

Wow,I just don't start more then one kit at a time,I'll stick with one till it's done,so really no shelf of doom.

 

If you mean stash of kits unstarted,I probably have between 30-40

 

 

 

I am the same. I have tried building more than one kits at a time, but i just can't do it. I would rather stick to one and finish it.

 

wait a minute don't you have the V-22 and the Arado 555 going now

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 4:42 PM

tempestjohnny
 
Bish

 

 
Tojo72

Wow,I just don't start more then one kit at a time,I'll stick with one till it's done,so really no shelf of doom.

 

If you mean stash of kits unstarted,I probably have between 30-40

 

 

 

I am the same. I have tried building more than one kits at a time, but i just can't do it. I would rather stick to one and finish it.

 

 

 

wait a minute don't you have the V-22 and the Arado 555 going now

 

 

Well, sort of the osprey is now just awaiting some figures and wheel chocks, i guess i should have counted that. Good catch Big Smile

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

On the bench: Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.3/Fujimi 1/72nd Ju 87D-3

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 5:22 PM

In reality during my youth years, I had at least 100 plus kits - mostly autos and aircraft, a couple of ships and armor, and a few sci-fi kits as well. Let's not forget the monsters and dinosaur kits to boot.

When my grandmother passed away back in 95', I had to weed out and box up my kits. A couple years ago or so, I had to weed out more due to my auto kits were falling apart. Right now, i have probably 20 - 30 modern jets/hellicopter kits stil in boxes in my cellar.

How many did I complete since my return to the hobby in 2014 (after 20 years away):

Five kits completed:

1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (Revell) - to my bro-in-law as a b-day gift

1/48 P-51 Mustang "Redtail" (Tamiya) - in my den

1/72 F-4U Corsair (Hasegawa?) - to a co-worker

1/48 Twin Mustang (Monogram) - to another co-worker

1/144 Douglas VC-54C "Sacred Cow" - on my desk at work

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 6:40 PM

True shelf of doom? Not counting partially rigged ships, less than 10.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by GAF on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 7:22 PM

My "Shelf of Doom" consists of all my completed models.  Big Smile

Gary

 

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 9:19 PM

Here are some of mine:

Tamiya 1/48 Kyofu (Rex) - Assembled, primed, some exterior painting started, need to add some A/M instrument dial decals.  Sitting around since the early 1990s.

Hasegawa 1/32 Me-163B Komet- Assembled, detailed, rescribed, badly painted - need to redo camo scheme, finish cockpit and landing skid fittings.  I am so sad that when I started the model, it was the best Komet kit you could get.

Emhar 1/35 Mark IV Female - Major assembly completed, A/M tracks attached, unditching rail needs to be scratchbuilt, lots and lots of filling/sanding remaining.  I think this one is officailly dead, as I now have a Takom Mark I Female that fits way better, is more detailed, and comes with a nice PE anti-grenade screen and steering tail.

Mikro-Mir 1/35 Schertel-Sachsenberg torpedo boat - Assembled and primed, in the detail sanding phase, torpedo and prop still being worked on.  This is the freshest SOD kit I have (bought in 2014), but I can't seem to get it across the finish line.

Trumpeter 1/144 Kilo Cass sub - Fully painted, weathering not complete, need to make sail windows and finish stand.

Tamiya 1/20 Tyrrell P34 six wheeler - Stalled on the clear coat thing.  I can't make a flawless gloss coat to save my life.  Still fighting it out with the polishing cloths.

Bandai 1/144 MSM-03 Gog amphibious mobile suit - Painted, decaled, not yet weathered.

And there are LOTS more where they came from!  But these are the closest to completion.  What's my excuse?  I don't think I have one really, other than a fickle short attention span.  I really should get them done.

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Posted by Jay Jay on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 11:17 AM

I only have a few but they constantly harrass me  yelling "fix me, Fix me "

Testors 1/48 Supermarine racer ;

  bad 1st try at NMF

Revel 1/72 Walrus MK I;

  having fits with installing upper wing and wires.

Monogram 1/48 PBY;

   All those danged rivets to re apply due to sanding seams

Glencoe 1/144 China Clipper;

   2nd bad attempt at NMF , final clear coat cracked the paint and bubbled the   

   decals  and well, it's a Glencoe

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by the Baron on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:07 PM

What's on my shelf of doom?  A lot of kits.

Coincidentally, our club, Delaware Valley Scale Modelers, chose as a theme for the year, "Shelf of Doom".  At our meeting this month, we each presented a kit or two to be rescued from the backlog, told why we got stalled with the kit, and the challenge is to finish the kit or kits by the December meeting.  There seem to be two main reasons for a kit to land on the shelf--a technical issue that needs to be resolved, or a loss of interest in the build.

I presented two kits, both 1/48 aircraft, the HobbyBoss F4F-3, and the old Monogram P-47D bubbletop.  With the Wildcat, I ran into fit issues, especially with the way the fuselage is engineered, and got tired of them.  With the Thunderbolt, I got stalled at the point of painting the aircraft.

The rest of the kits on the shelf comprise:

  • Monogram's Hawker Typhoon in 1/48, which I had started for the current Monogram Mafia build.  I got stalled at the point of painting.  My club's theme build was a shot in the arm, though, and over the weekend, I resumed work on this kit
  • The HobbyBoss 1941 USS Arizona, in 1/700, which I am converting to the Pennsylvania as she appeared in 1935.  It's a lousy kit, and I'm stalled at dressing it up with photo-etch
  • Hasegawa's USS Essex in 1/700, which I am finishing in her original deployment's configuration, including adding the hangar deck.  Another attempt to make a silk purse of a sow's ear
  • Monogram's Tom Daniel's Red Baron hot rod, started for an automotive group build, stalled because of some poor fits and because I stripped the chrome, to clean up the seams, and now, I have to re-paint the chrome
  • Monogram's 1/48 P-80/F-80, stalled at the point of applying aftermarket decals
  • A pair of Monogram 1/72 P-36s.  No real problems with the kits, but when I was building them a couple of years ago, at Christmastime, my water heater burst.  That diverted my attention, then the holidays, and I never got back to finishing those aircraft
  • Hasegawa's 1/72 F4F-4, with resin cockpit details.  No problems here, either, just got distracted
  • Nichimo's copy of the old Monogram 1/48 Helldiver kit, which I had started for one of the Monogram Mafia builds.  When I got to assembling the wings, I found that the outer wing panels do not match the inner wing section, in thickness, so they cannot be installed in the down position.  This was not a problem on the original kit, as far as I can remember.
  • Monogram's 1/48 TBD, started as a yellow-wings build, but got distracted
  • A pair of Monogram 1/48 P-40Bs, also started, but got distracted
  • An old Aurora F4B-4, stalled because I want to try making a replacement turtle deck to correct the kit's lines
  • An old Lindberg Goshawk, one of the first kits I started, when I got back into building models around '99 or so.  I was scratchbuilding the interior, when I discovered Mark Buchler's ModelNerd site and his resin upgrade set.  And I got distracted.

So you see, I'm a nostalgia builder, and I get distracted easily mid-build.

But on the other hand, it's a hobby, and it's supposed to be fun, so I don't sweat the backlog too much.  But I do want to spend more time this year, at the bench, compared to my other hobbies.

 

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Posted by the doog on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:11 PM

Oh my god, if I had that many kits unfinished as some of you, I wouldn't be able to sleep! I'f probably seek out a meth dealer somewhere, stay up for three months straight, and finish every one of them, lol. (JUST KIDDING about the "meth" part--I never touch ANY drug No)

I only work on one model at a time until it's finished. The few times I've tried, out of sheer practicality, to work on more than one, I almost ALWAYS seem to lose or misplace parts and then if I can't scratchbuild the pat, I have to buy another kit to complete the first one. I can NOT stand the thought of leaving an obvious part off a model!

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Posted by Sandbox on Thursday, January 7, 2016 10:15 AM

I have six kits started and I will finish at least four of them by the end of the this year.  (Sounds a lot like a New Year's resolution, doesn't it?)

M923 A1 Big Foot cargo truck

M103B Swedish S tank

Tamiya Quad gun truck & 25 pounder

Tamiya Challenger MBT

AFV Scimitar

All 1/35 kits.

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Posted by Texgunner on Thursday, January 7, 2016 10:23 AM

I've been trying to pull up the motivation to finish a few stalled projects.  One of them is the 1/48 Revell A6-E.  I've got her about half done...I had forgotten just when I started but I did find this:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/2/p/155248/1672352.aspx#1672352

Well, after several attempts to have the above appear as a hyperlink, I give up...gotta love the new "system".


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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, January 7, 2016 10:29 AM

What's the deal with the thread titles getting jacked up when a puncuation like ' is inserted? This seems to be happing more and more.

Steve

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Posted by the Baron on Thursday, January 7, 2016 11:45 AM

modelcrazy

What's the deal with the thread titles getting jacked up when a puncuation like ' is inserted? This seems to be happing more and more.

 

 
That's a sign that the page's code can't handle special characters correctly, in this case, the single quotes.  If I'm not mistaken, the page code is presenting the Unicode definition of the character, instead of the character itself.  We get this in my company's web-based apps from time to time, too.  It's often a simple fix, often something a developer overlooked or left out.

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:42 PM

I am so sorry !

 Seems I got a lot of folks beat here . My shelves of doom take up half a garage .Yeah , I know , Quit Bragging . Actually I am not . After getting everything out of four storage places all over this great land , I just looked at them and said Oh ! Cr---- !

 I didn't know that travel would cause such a backlog of models . So I am giving most to the local V.A. recreation program !      T.B.

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 2:44 PM

Hello ;

 Are you a Garfield fan ? I like your Avatar .     T.B.

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Posted by Comanche pilot on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 3:53 PM

tankerbuilder

Hello ;

 Are you a Garfield fan ? I like your Avatar .     T.B.

 

Small world. The creator of Garfield lives in a nearby town and his guy who does the Sunday illustrations, Eric Reeves lives down the road from me. My kids babysat his kids.

On to the topic.

An acquaintence that I did not know had been a modeler was about to trash his kit collection. Long story-short, he gave it to me. They were mostly 1/48, with a few of the other scales. There were 153 added to my 74. 

I just finished a Bearcat and Mig-17 in 1/48 a Ju-52 in some odd scal. I have a Lysander, Havoc, Do-17Z, RA-5C Vigilant and Piper Super Cub on the bench.

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Posted by Straycat1911 on Thursday, January 14, 2016 2:15 AM

Tojo72

Wow,I just don't start more then one kit at a time,I'll stick with one till it's done,so really no shelf of doom.

 

If you mean stash of kits unstarted,I probably have between 30-40

 

Nope, Tojo the Shelf of Doom is where you place a kit that you started and either lose interest in(temporarily or permanently) or it aggravates you to the point where the choice is to put it there or throw it out the window. 

All of mine are the former; I've noticed it tends to happen right about the time it's time to paint. 

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