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#41 Tom Geiger

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:32 PM

I'm not adverse to building several of a kit,  I just work too slow to do so most of the time!


When I'm building something, different ideas keep going through my head.  For instance as I was working on my '34 Ford that I did a slight section on, I got the idea for a much more radical section that's still going through my head. And I do own a second kit!


There's also the 'if I knew then what I know now' factor.  The Heller '28 Citroen truck was a pain to build, but now with the experience behind me, I could do a much better job on the next one.  So happens I have the woody pickup of the same kit, that I found the '34 Ford chassis slides right under!  So a street rod version may not be far behind.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

I Love Hummers!  I have converted this kit


the Revell/Monogram Jurassic Park Hummer into several fire service vehicles.  Some are completed, some remain unfinished at this time...






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Posted 18 March 2013 - 08:39 PM

all depeds on timeframe..i;ve been away from plastic modelling for ,,ow about 20+ years

and now kinda 'redoing' the things i've put together ,back when i was in my early teens

pay attention to the words 'put together'..çause back then that's about all i did..and can't even imagine what my efforts looked like


i've redone a ZZ top 33 Ford ,the way it should..and currently building the Revellogram 1/12 57 Chevy Bel Air..a 1/12 Camaro was recenlty found online also...so i've got my work cut out for me..


i've gathered a lot more patience over the years,,which is 90% basics in getting a model finished..skill you just learn by building over and over each day..as well the drive to finish something without messing up big time


did a lot of kits in the past ..so you could say that i build some more than once..even 25 years apart (probably different tooling also) 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:51 AM

I generally buy a kit based on an idea for the build. After that it's on to the next kit. Exception to that would be the Revell 32 Ford, 57 Chevy and the like. Because there are way to many idea's bouncing around in my head!

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 03:54 AM

It seems like when I start on a model, I think of different variations to make so I end up with multiples of the same kit going on at the same time. I have 5 39 Chevys going right now, 3 coupes, a sedan delivery and a station wagon. When I run into a stopping point on one, I go to the next one.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:02 AM

 Depending on the kit, I will work several of the same kit  building different variations. 

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:08 AM

I fall into that "I have way too many to build multiple versions" camp.  The exception to this is police car "blanks" which are just new decals on a kit I've built so many time I can probably sleep through everything up to the decal application.  Also do we consider different variations of the same tool building the same kit?  I mean I have all three of the Nova kits, they're all essentially the same kit ^_^

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 04:37 AM

Also do we consider different variations of the same tool building the same kit?  I mean I have all three of the Nova kits, they're all essentially the same kit ^_^


Ditto. But especially with the newer Revell kits that have multiple build options I tend to buy at least as many kits as there are build options. So, all three of the Novas, two 68 Chargers, two 69 Darts, etc. I actually bought two of the original issue of the Nova but I ended up giving one to my dad to build.

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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:49 AM

Hey Mark -- how many Lotus 7 / Caterhams have you built? :)


By my count I have built six 1/12 scale Caterham Sevens (working on #7 but without a kit, this one is all scratch-built).

I have built four 1/24 Lotus Sevens.

And two 1/48 scale Caterhams. 

So… 12?  Going on 13…  And I have an idea for yet another 1/12 version after this one.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:52 PM

Anything worth doing once is worth doing to excess. B)

here here brother :D