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#1 slusher

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:04 AM

I am sure it verys with what life throws at us but does anyone try to build a certain amout of builds a year? With heath reasons l have built the fewest l ever have. l have so many projects l want to get done is why l like to build around 12 a year....

#2 plowboy

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:10 AM

I used to build pretty fast and considered one per month a good rate. Now, I'm lucky to get one built in two months. I did manage to pull off a one week build this year,but it was a box stocker.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:18 AM

I have NO set amount to build! In the past 4 years I've completer an average of .25 builds per year .. yes .. one completion in 4 years. It's just me .. I enjoy working on them too much. I do something on one or the other almost every day and detail them all WAY too much! :)

Edited by Foxer, 07 November 2012 - 04:18 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:20 AM

I'm with Mike, I don't have a set number, and in the last few years I have fallen in love with a kit in particular and have spent a good chunk of the year building the same kit over and over . . . this way I am forced to know a kit rather well.

#5 Danno

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:57 AM

I don't measure my output in Models-per-Year. It works out more like Years-per-Model.

I used to worry about it until my friends labelled me 'The Unfinished ModelKing.'

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:07 AM

Yup, years per model.....

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:17 AM

When I first started back into car modeling back in '91 I guess I finished about a model a month... Now with better skills, the proper tools and a LOT more patience, now I'm lucky if I can finish 4 or 5 models in a year. Of course, now the models usually come out a whole lot better than they did 20 years ago.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:20 AM

Finish......???? Who does that, I start between 5 and 10 kits per year, I know I finished one in 1974..no 1973......It WAS finished!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:41 AM

Not bragging, but I lost count, I have no life, so I am able to build :lol:

Just counted, so 51 builds, plus a handful of diecast redos, I have 8 more builds that I need to finish, so I think for the year the number will be 59, hmm, cant end on a odd number for a even year :lol:

Edited by martinfan5, 07 November 2012 - 11:04 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:58 AM

I try to keep my completed builds even with the influx of new kits............. not workiing....... not working one bit!!

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

One every 3 to 4 weeks sounds about right to me.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

Man, how do you guys find all this time to build, Been over a year on my latest build and that's all i have been working on.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:21 PM

I try to keep my completed builds even with the influx of new kits............. not workiing....... not working one bit!!


LOL. Me too. Every time I think I'm making progress, Revell or Moebius or Round 2 releases more that I just have to have. I think I've completed 4 or 5 this year with a couple more pretty close. There's just not enough time.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:24 PM

You mean actually finish more than one per year ?

I've finished 3 cars this year, one was start to finish this year. Yes just one.
the other 2 were painted/started in the late 90's

I've got probably 15 started does that count ?

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:25 PM

I have been jumping from build to build too much. No completions in the last 14 months or so but 5 or 6 at 75% done.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:29 PM

I've been building again for the last six years or so, I've finished 5 so far i think...Cooking right along.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:47 PM

I think I have completes 3 builds this year; seven last year.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:12 AM

One every two weeks untill I get derailed every once in a while, My goal is 24 a year. Actually I have 15 this year so far.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:40 AM

One every two weeks untill I get derailed every once in a while, My goal is 24 a year. Actually I have 15 this year so far.


yea, thats my goal too, 24 new projects a year....... what...... oh, finished, not started....... nevermind!!

dude, thats crazy!!! are you married? have kids?

#20 slusher

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:54 AM

One every 3 to 4 weeks sounds about right to me.


l was doing one every 3 to 4 weeks but health slowed me down. 1 every 3 to 4 weeks is a good schedule..

Edited by slusher, 08 November 2012 - 02:54 AM.