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#1 slusher

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:57 PM

l have never had this problem ever but l just finished a 37 ford pickup and l  am having problems on what to build next. l for once in my life have a stash. l will pick something but does this ever happen to you???



#2 Agent G

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:01 PM

Yes all the time.

 

I had received some incentive due to the release of several "holy grail" kits. The '50 Olds and the '90 Mustang LX allowed me the opportunity to build three cars I wanted for over 20 years now.

 

Now that I'm done with those, although there are at least two more Mustangs planned,  I find myself wandering around looking for inspiration.

 

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:09 PM

Sometimes yes



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:32 PM

OK Carl here's what you do, have your wife blinfold you spin you around 3 times and whatever you touch first is what you build next!!  ;) 



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:38 PM

OK Carl here's what you do, have your wife blinfold you spin you around 3 times and whatever you touch first is what you build next!!  ;) 

 

l would end up grabing a parts kit then.... :o



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:55 PM

Put up a poll of what kits are in your stash Carl B)

 

We'll vote, and you build what gets the biggest number!



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:04 PM

I usually have the next one picked out and started on it long before I have the current project finished. So, I have no idea of what you're talking about Carl. :lol:  I have probably thirty or more projects on the go currently. For me, it's always fun to try a style of build I haven't done before. Lately, I've been hooked on customs after giving one a try.   



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:18 PM

I'm just about ready to start on another 14 models, will I, no. And if I had to narrow it down to say just two models, it would be a dilemma. LOL!



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:28 PM

Yeah that has happened to me Carl,but not for the past year or so.  Since I got myself on this 1950's car building roll I have a line of cars waiting for their turn on the bench.  Plus, I'll order a couple of resin kits for either my birthday in April, or for Christmas which adds to the pile.  Then there are any new Promo's that I can find that I "need" to build.  I don't think I'll have any problems picking what to build for quite a while now.

 

Pick a "theme" and run with it...... sort of like what I've been doing lately.

 

Whatever you decide on, the problem will pass and you'll have a bench full to work on before you know it. 



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 04:50 PM

Actually Carl, when I'm faced with that question, I've found that it means I'm not ready to get into another project yet. Maybe step away for a bit, then let the renewed urge to build point you in the right direction. I think you're just not inspired at the moment.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 06:52 PM

Carl,I wish I had that problem .Mine is more like which started model do I finish next  :rolleyes:



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:29 PM

Actually Carl, when I'm faced with that question, I've found that it means I'm not ready to get into another project yet. Maybe step away for a bit, then let the renewed urge to build point you in the right direction. I think you're just not inspired at the moment.

Mike l know what your talking about. lts getting close to fall and l really have the urge to build. When l get that not so serious mood l take a break. Thank you

 

Carl,I wish I had that problem .Mine is more like which started model do I finish next  :rolleyes:

Pat my wife told me not know which kit to build was a good problem...



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:03 AM

Hey Carl !  That indeed does happen to me as well. I don't have a very large stash so it's not too hard to pick my next project. I find when that happens to me I just spend more time here and get ideas as well as ideas from the model magazines and well as real magazines such as Hot Rod amoung others. If I could suggest a kit that I have not seen you build yet how about a Cobra ? Sorry, couldn't resist. What ever you build I know it will be a clean and shiny build. Hey, maybe that's it. Build a rust bucket perhaps.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 02:13 AM

Hey Carl !  That indeed does happen to me as well. I don't have a very large stash so it's not too hard to pick my next project. I find when that happens to me I just spend more time here and get ideas as well as ideas from the model magazines and well as real magazines such as Hot Rod amoung others. If I could suggest a kit that I have not seen you build yet how about a Cobra ? Sorry, couldn't resist. What ever you build I know it will be a clean and shiny build. Hey, maybe that's it. Build a rust bucket perhaps.

Thats a kit Ray l have never built. l don't have a large stash but thanks to those 40 percent off coupons l have built a small stash. l think l am going with a copo nova and a 69 camaro. l still have ti take pictures and post my 37 ford truck.....



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:07 AM

When I have that problem I ask my wife to pick one out of the stash for me. I will even ask her to decide what style build I should do. Sometimes I will build one for her, let her pick it out pick the color and everything. One time I took one I built for her to a contest and won a trophy and had a picture of it published in a model magazine. Doing this healed me from builders block and involved her in my hobby. It was fun for the both of us.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:46 AM

My problem is that I have too much stimuli and get easily distracted by new ideas, or kits in my stash.  It can be something I've seen on one of the boards, real cars,  cars and trucks I see in person.  Ideas are all around me, and it takes longer to build them than to dream them up.

 

I started out this year with the goal of getting my unfinished project stash down, (I finished my long term '34 Ford project) but I fear I've started a few more that I haven't finished. So I'm no closer to my goal!

 

Dean Milano builds factory stock vehicles and he said that he had a jar with a folded piece of paper for every kit in his stash. When he needed to decide his next project, he just reached into that jar and pulled one out. And that model became the next one on the bench.  He's one of those guys with more discipline than I. No unfinished projects, he builds each one straight through to the end before selecting the next one.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:11 PM

My problem is that I have too much stimuli and get easily distracted by new ideas, or kits in my stash.  It can be something I've seen on one of the boards, real cars,  cars and trucks I see in person.  Ideas are all around me, and it takes longer to build them than to dream them up.

 

I started out this year with the goal of getting my unfinished project stash down, (I finished my long term '34 Ford project) but I fear I've started a few more that I haven't finished. So I'm no closer to my goal!

 

Dean Milano builds factory stock vehicles and he said that he had a jar with a folded piece of paper for every kit in his stash. When he needed to decide his next project, he just reached into that jar and pulled one out. And that model became the next one on the bench.  He's one of those guys with more discipline than I. No unfinished projects, he builds each one straight through to the end before selecting the next one.

I have only three unfinished projects. thats a cool ldea drawing a build out of a jar...



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:15 PM

I have only three unfinished projects.

 

Carl I just counted 41 unfinished projects in my In Primer Projects album. And that's not all of them!  LOL

 

http://public.fotki....rimer_projects/



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:37 PM

and then there's the 'amnisty' projects...lolol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i have WAY to many of those...hehehehe



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:00 AM

and then there's the 'amnisty' projects...lolol

 

 

i have WAY to many of those...hehehehe

 

The only way I ever finish anything!  It sees that I finish at least one project a year!

 

For those not in the know-  Each year between Christmas and New Years I usually take that week as vacation and pull an old unfinished project off the shelf and finish it.  It's been called the "Christmas Model Amnesty Project" named after the "Thanksgiving Turkey Amnesty" thing the president does each year.