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#21 niteowl7710

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:41 PM

LOL  Short attention span?

 

That's actually a joke I used to make about my wife when we first started dating, as she can lose herself in mid-story if something catches her attention.

 

But yeah the downfall of a big stash is having too many things staring at you, and you fiddle with a little of this, then you tinker with a little of that.  Pretty soon all that fiddling and tinkering has you a bunch of started model kits, but nothing actually completed.



#22 martinfan5

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:49 PM

Well I usually find that...Oooooo SHINY!!!

Thats funny James, my buddy and his wife and myself have using that ooooo shiny bit for the better part of a decade, and ooooo shiny is his wife to a tee as well



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 03:58 PM

Look, a bunny !!!!    :lol: 



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:01 PM

Well, having just completed my first build in two years, I have a big problem getting things finished. With a large stash that keeps growing, things just keep grabbing my attention. I have on the go six builds that I would consider quite far along in progress but can't keep interested in them long enough to finish. One is a Jeep CJ-7 that just needs the roof painted and installed as I screwed up the paint on it, another is a replica of a truck my dad built when I was young that just needs tail lights. I also have any number of kits that has SOMEthing started on them. Most of the time I get ideas for builds and start fiddling with them. I have an idea list tacked to my wall with 16 items and another list started on my desk at work! And with a seven-month-old daughter, my build time is severely diminished.



#25 ScaleDale

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 04:04 PM

I'm intrigued by the engineering aspect of model building and get up a big head of steam building a chassis and solving suspension and engine mounting problem. Then I get to the fine details of finishing the project and get distracted by something else. My Pro Mod 49 Merc is a good example. It's just about done except for fitting the windows and finishing the engine details. Then there's the Super Stock 68 Mustang in the garage calling me...

 

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#26 niteowl7710

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:05 PM

Look, a bunny !!!!    :lol: 

 

OOoooooOOooo did it have a Rocket attached to it?



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:24 PM

I have only have shelved 3 and I lost interest in them but 2 of the 3 I plan on finishing because of new ideas...



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:44 PM

It really feels great to finish a build, but I have to remind myself that the true "final product" for me is the enjoyment of building. This allows me to not feel bad about all the partially built stuff in my stacks of boxes. If I let those uncompleted builds start to wear on me, I need to adjust my attitude.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 09:49 PM

From 2013, I can count about four that I never finished, one I never got around to getting the parts needed to finish it, plus I didnt like how it was turning out, another one, same, It wasnt turning out how I wanted, and not close to the subject I was trying to replicate, and just lost interest because of that, well for both .  Another one, I just flat out made a mess of it, so I didnt want to finish it



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:25 AM

For me its a weather issue.  This is mostly a winter time hobby.   In the spring, summer and fall, I'm outside with my first love.  A 55 chevy.   However, in 2009 I was laid off for 2 weeks so I did finish 9 models that had been started and not finished.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 02:08 AM

Dwight, we have similar afflictions. My 55 is in pieces for a rebuild and living in Florida there's always something to do outside just about any time of year. The "oohhh! shiney!" is also a constant companion. 



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 02:34 AM

Most of the time is that I definitely lose interest.  I'm trying this year to go back through and finish as many projects as I can from the abandoned pile.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:17 AM

 Get interested in another kit ? Can't get the proper parts or decals for a build ?  Just curious.

 

These,and often ideas pop as i build so there is change of plan. Then off to search for parts,and the wait for those parts.

So between the wait i start an new kit -_-



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 06:16 AM

All of the above. But on the plus side, I did find 2 kits, painted & partially assembled, while digging though my abandoned projects. So I was able to finish one, before the end of the year & have a good jump on this year. Last night, I was looking through pictures, on my computer, & noticed how far along I was, on another build (not painted though), so I think it may be build #2 of this year.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:02 PM

I get model ADD from time to time, and will switch kits.  Not very often, though.  More often, I will box a kit through sheer frustration.  I almost shelved an AMT Camaro concept recently but was able to power through.  Fit was terrible, huge amounts of flash, an engine and interior that wouldn't look out of place on a Tonka toy... 



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:32 PM

I've found that I lose steam when it comes down to adding all of the small details. I begin to get bored because it doesn't seem like I'm making any progress. I can work on a model for hours and it doesn't look much different than when I started the build session. Could be why I've grown to love curbside builds so much. ;)



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 12:39 PM

Look at it this way...until it is finished, it still has potential!



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:06 PM

For me it used to be big ideas, too little effort. I'd be like, "YEAH! An Allision V-12 in a Mini Cooper"! I'd collect parts from 9 kits, cut everything up, and realize it was a stupid idea. I got plenty of practice cutting and splicing, but finishing one? LOL! The material I've wasted over the years….. and time…..

 

Now I try and set reasonable goals. Last year I didn't start build #2 until #1 was done. So far this year #1 is waiting for final paint, so I started on #2. Now I'm waiting on bits-n-pieces for #2. Do I start #3? No….. not falling into THAT rut! I got enough going on as it is!

 

 

I'm gonna go play my Bass instead…….  ;)



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:50 PM

I have no problem with lack of desire or motivation to build...even on major projects.  Its the driving me nut to look at them waiting to find parts they need...its kind of like fingernails on a chalkboard thing.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 01:58 PM

I am the opposite than most. OCD. If I open a kit I have to finish it. I will have 3/4 going at once but I won't open another kit until I complete one or two.