Builds per Year

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I am sure it verys with what life throws at us but does anyone try to build a certain amout of builds a year? With heath reasons l have built the fewest l ever have. l have so many projects l want to get done is why l like to build around 12 a year....

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I used to build pretty fast and considered one per month a good rate. Now, I'm lucky to get one built in two months. I did manage to pull off a one week build this year,but it was a box stocker.

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I have NO set amount to build! In the past 4 years I've completer an average of .25 builds per year .. yes .. one completion in 4 years. It's just me .. I enjoy working on them too much. I do something on one or the other almost every day and detail them all WAY too much! :)

Edited by Foxer

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I'm with Mike, I don't have a set number, and in the last few years I have fallen in love with a kit in particular and have spent a good chunk of the year building the same kit over and over . . . this way I am forced to know a kit rather well.

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I don't measure my output in Models-per-Year. It works out more like Years-per-Model.

I used to worry about it until my friends labelled me 'The Unfinished ModelKing.'

B)

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Yup, years per model.....

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When I first started back into car modeling back in '91 I guess I finished about a model a month... Now with better skills, the proper tools and a LOT more patience, now I'm lucky if I can finish 4 or 5 models in a year. Of course, now the models usually come out a whole lot better than they did 20 years ago.

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Finish......???? Who does that, I start between 5 and 10 kits per year, I know I finished one in 1974..no 1973......It WAS finished!

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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:

Edited by martinfan5

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I try to keep my completed builds even with the influx of new kits............. not workiing....... not working one bit!!

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One every 3 to 4 weeks sounds about right to me.

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Man, how do you guys find all this time to build, Been over a year on my latest build and that's all i have been working on.

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I try to keep my completed builds even with the influx of new kits............. not workiing....... not working one bit!!

LOL. Me too. Every time I think I'm making progress, Revell or Moebius or Round 2 releases more that I just have to have. I think I've completed 4 or 5 this year with a couple more pretty close. There's just not enough time.

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You mean actually finish more than one per year ?

I've finished 3 cars this year, one was start to finish this year. Yes just one.

the other 2 were painted/started in the late 90's

I've got probably 15 started does that count ?

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I have been jumping from build to build too much. No completions in the last 14 months or so but 5 or 6 at 75% done.

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I've been building again for the last six years or so, I've finished 5 so far i think...Cooking right along.

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I think I have completes 3 builds this year; seven last year.

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One every two weeks untill I get derailed every once in a while, My goal is 24 a year. Actually I have 15 this year so far.

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One every two weeks untill I get derailed every once in a while, My goal is 24 a year. Actually I have 15 this year so far.

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

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

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One every 3 to 4 weeks sounds about right to me.

l was doing one every 3 to 4 weeks but health slowed me down. 1 every 3 to 4 weeks is a good schedule..

Edited by slusher

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

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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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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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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)

Paul

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Maybe 5 this year.

I was around 10 a year.

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