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#21 gtx6970


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:18 AM

I consider it good if I just get to work on a model in a month, let alone finish one ( or more) a month

#22 Danno


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:54 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:

Hmm. That explains a lot. ^_^

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:56 AM

Define "completed" for me!! If you mean the point at which you stop fiddling with them and put them in the display case, then I am in trouble! My hectic schedule doesn't allow me much time to build and my never ending quest to add details or customize a kit prevents me from getting many completed. Like many others, I have kits that were started years ago and have yet to be finished.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:03 AM

i sometimes will finish a few in a year. I think the most I've finished was 3 in a year. Last year i finished one and because there are a couple of long term projects going on I will be close to finishing one this year If I dont finish it this year it will be right within the first couple months of next year. So i will end up with 4 between now and the end of April. (they have a deadline) My crazy work schedule keeps me away from modeling unfortunately. Now that we are almost ready for winter though I will be in there more. (cars are winterised, wood has been cut for stove, yada yada)

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 04:08 AM

Maybe 5 this year.
I was around 10 a year.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:00 AM

I think I built too many kits this year 1 per month . I do find it interesting that I'm adding more and more detail to the so called finished models.So I guess we're never truely done a kit. Are most of you rebuilding kits too new to you and old kits?

#27 jaydar


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 05:21 AM

A good year would be anything over 1 bike and 1 car (1/24, 125),


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:05 AM

I build about one kit every two months. Some take a little longer. So maybe 4 - 6 a year.

I don't try to rush or anything. I just build models to relax. If I don't feel like building for a few days or weeks, I do something else. I always come back to it eventually.

I do try to stick with one kit until it's done, unless I reach a serious impasse that prevents me from continuing on a certain kit. Though sometimes I overlap the current kit with the next when waiting for paint to dry.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:54 AM

I can say in the first quarter of the year I got a lot done. Then by March/April when I was offered full-time at one of my two part-time jobs. I haven't got as much done but I also work six days a week at 55hrs so most of my time is working. As of now I am lucky if I build 1 or so every two months.

Edited by gluebomb, 08 November 2012 - 06:55 AM.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:03 AM

In 2012 I have cranked out:

6 armor builds, 3 autos, and finished 2 stalled builds, one of which sat for 7 years.


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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:20 AM

When I was working I could go six months in a row without even going in my model room so the completion rate was 1 or 2 a year. When I retired I figured I'd starting making a major dint in my unbuilt collection......well my completion rate has gone up to around 10 a year but I'm still buying more then that number so the dint never occured.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 09:42 AM

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

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

I actually have 10 started right now, I guess you could say every one got derailed. I'm retired so, lot's of time. I do get the two Grandkids once or twice a week so not much building goes on then.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

Builds per year? You mean years per build, right?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:02 AM

Reading this thread caused me to sit back and think about it and I've only finished one build this year. It was back in May, for my club's show. I have a bunch on the go, of course, but can never seem to finish anything!

I previously had two desks, one for my computer and one for modeling but with needing to combine my office and model rooms into one I may get more done! Until spring, anyways...

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:53 AM

As the last few years has dictated, I've built on average 12-14 per year, but most were not started in they're year of completion.


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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

Builds per year? You mean years per build, right?

Haahaahaa! Same here. I would say -6! Meaning, open 6 kits, mess around with them, put them on the project shelf, lather, rinse, repeat.

Edited by Draggon, 10 November 2012 - 08:28 AM.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:45 AM

When I re-started in modeling back in 1997, I did an avearge of 10-15 per year, but, after my marriage and other things like the high detail I've been doing on my models, that number has slow down a lot. I've been doing around 3 per year.This year I have already 5 and one in 1/43 that obviously will be finished on 2013 in time for the GSL...

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:57 AM

In 2011, I built my Revell Challenger, does that count? I took pictures, but have yet to post them!!! :rolleyes:

Edited by thatz4u, 10 November 2012 - 10:58 AM.