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Have you ever had a build you could not seem to get of your bench?

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Have you ever had a build you could not seem to get of your bench? l am finishing up a 06 revell mustang gt and with regular things in life pulling me away and l have lost some interest, lts been on my table too long. So far no real issues but the time on and off causes me a loss of interest in this build. Was wondering if its something many builders go thru....??

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I tried to reply twice on this Carl. But for some reason only half of what I write will post. :rolleyes: Short and sweet: happens all the time.

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yes, constantly. for instance, i have a johan superbird i am making a pro mod build out of, bought the new (at that time) soft seal 57 chevy to steal the chassis out of......... get the point. its not loss of interest at all, its the "start another one" syndrome!!!!

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i have 3 right now that's been in the works for a year or more. i should have the 3 window highboy i started last December and put aside for the Revell contest finished by the end of the year... yeah right!

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All of them.

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All of them.

Rob and I have the same problem! These two have been lingering for over 4 years.

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Well, in a sense. This '51 Buick has been an on/off project for about three years, though it spends much of its time not on the bench, but in an AMT '51 Chevy box off to the side. Maybe that's the problem?

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I've had a '66 El Camino going for over two years...I just can't get the inspiration to finish it (it's only waiting on foil, does that tell you anything? :rolleyes: ). After that would be a '70 Camaro drag car which I put off to the side because I didn't have the skills to scratchbuild the parts.

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I have at least three stalled projects, the oldest is about three years old. I look at it, pick it up, fiddle with it, but I never get anywhere with it.

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i have one that has been in the works for almost 8years and another thats 5 years. not a loss of intrest at all. they are both replicas of my 1 to 1 cars so i get to picky when things arent right. this is the exact reason why i havent started the other two replicas of my other two 1 to 1s lol

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I've got 3 on the bench and one in a box, waiting. Loss of interest is definitley a problem. Must be the short attention span due to too much TV as children :lol:

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Well, in a sense. This '51 Buick has been an on/off project for about three years, though it spends much of its time not on the bench, but in an AMT '51 Chevy box off to the side. Maybe that's the problem?

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and this is wild! nice job so far :-)

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Yes..:.I have this problem too!! LOL!

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I have a 57 fairlaine i started as a prostreet project when my youngest was born 17 years ago. I take it out and modify it and build a little then put it back in box. I guess to many other ideas get started. Will finish one of these days. Maybe when the youngest moves out lol.

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All of them.

Ditto!

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I have a Volare glue bomb, that has sat for 13 years, plus a number of others that are in ther 7th year. Now that I am back to modeling maybe they will progress again.

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l have never lost interest in a build until this year. l must be getting picky because after l started it l lost interst in this kit but if l don't get it finished its going in the box and l have things l do have more interest in finishing...

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Yep.

I have several that I just put back in their boxes as I just did not have the time or lost interest in the project.

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there's a difference between:

1. Losing interest in a project and shelving it

2. Being technically overwhelmed / frustrated and shelving it

3. Being unable to make some final decisions so it sits until you get enlightened

4. Enjoying the build so much you are reluctant to finish it!

I have models in all four categories!

Category 1 of losing interest is universal. Every time I get a new idea on another kit I run this risk. I have a bunch of these!

Category 2 can be cured over time. For instance I have a '73 Barracuda I had shelved because I was unsure how to make drip rails. Now that I've learned to do that on several models since, I would be confident to pull this down from the shelf and do so.

Right now my Dodge Camper went from category 3 to 4. I got some help from others on the color issue and got it painted. Now I'm doing a little detail a day and dreaming up new details to keep the build alive. When I have a project like this one, I think about it when I'm not working on it and it makes me happy. Sometimes once a model is finished, I feel a sense of emptiness since it's over! Maybe I need to go on Dr Phil!

I keep my unfinished stuff in boxes on the shelves over my work bench so I have to look at them. No putting them in a deep dark closet to forget them! Every so often I'll rummage through the boxes and get interested in one. I'll complete some next step or detail, or see a solution I hadn't before. I sometimes do a few things and lose interest again, or I'll go all the way and finish it. Some of these are finished after a decade or more!

I realized that I needed to do something to get the unfinished projects off my shelf, so I started my Christmas Model Amnesty Program many years ago. I had the week between Christmas and New Years off at a company I used to work for, so just like the president will pardon a turkey for Thanksgiving, I'd choose a deserving model and actually finish it during this time period. I've managed to do this successfully many years, and failed on a few too!

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Hey Draggon and Madman, those builds are killer. Let's see those babies done !!!! Or at least progress !!!

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only on my garage diorama , because i started a car build and had so much fun the diorama is still on hold

with cars (kits) i have never had that problem , i just build one project / kit at a time and only when its done i move on to the next ..

atm i have 4 new boxes waighting and every time i see them i think > hmm love to start one but i dont because i know i wont be interested enough in the current project

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I have a different problem: I get bored on a build, so I move on to another. I then decide for the current build that I want a part from an unfinished build, so I take it. Then, when I go to do one of the unfinished builds, I have to figure out how to replace the part I took, which may mean taking from yet another unfinished build (or from an old build on my shelf). :blink:

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I have been trying to get a Revell 2010 Camaro finished for the last three months or so, had to replace once, stripped the paint once on the replacement body, and then just got it repainted, to have ruined the paint job again :lol: , so two cans of Tamiya paint, and one emplacement body and I am pretty much back to where I started from

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Yep!! Too Many....... 100_0677.jpg100_0678.jpg100_0679.jpg000_0002_00.jpg

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2 Years on the bench, time to finish this one :D

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