I'll walk away from a build if it has me frustrated. I have lots of ongoing projects so I just move on to something else. When I go back the problems usually get solved easily and I'm on my way again. I also build for the fun of it, so, as long as I'm progressing on something I'm happy.
Bingo! I have my Dodge A100 resin van on the bench and creating suitable wood bumpers (anyone want a dozen rejects?) has me frustrated. So it will sit a bit and I'm working on a '32 Ford sedan delivery in the meantime. I usually have 3-4 things on the bench. When I go upstairs, sometimes I have a specific mission in mind, other times I just look at the bench until something grabs my attention. Then I work on that one for awhile, whether it's for a task, an evening or until I finish it.
And another reason stuff gets shelved is that it gets pushed back on the bench to build something with a deadline. Maybe it's a theme model for a club build for the next meeting, or for a show theme. Or this week it will be for the 24 Hour Build. Yea, I will clear off the bench so I can build without distraction!
Edited by Tom Geiger, 19 January 2014 - 06:35 AM.