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How early do you start planning your next build?


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13 hours ago, RadBaron said:

Often times, I've set up a plan for a build before I've even bought the kit. 

 

Lots of the time, seeing a new subject announced gets the creative juices flowing. Its a deadly expensive way of looking at the hobby. Why oh why can't I just be content whittling down my existing stash!?

 

I sell one, then buy three. That certainly does change the math, just in the wrong direction.

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9 hours ago, BaldEagle said:

One rule I always stick to is never start a new build before the previous one is finished. My house is too small to have loads of half-finished kits everywhere.

 

Me too. Absolutely no exceptions to this rule, except of course for all of the exceptions,... which I can easily justify.

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Big projects sometimes burn me out and I can’t start another project right away. I may take weeks or months to start modelling after a largish project...like now I guess.
sometimes I’ll even contemplate tossing the whole lot and just go fishing if I get a really bad burnout. (more often) it’s from kit to kit like Tarzan swinging on vines. Now that I think of it, since lay-off last October and the Covid lockdown I’ve burnt through about 23 kits.

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2 hours ago, chrish said:

Big projects sometimes burn me out and I can’t start another project right away. I may take weeks or months to start modelling after a largish project...like now I guess.
sometimes I’ll even contemplate tossing the whole lot and just go fishing if I get a really bad burnout.

Exactly the same. I thoroughly enjoy the builds as I do throw myself into it, although I don’t model every day. But when I finish I very rarely start immediately. Last time it was probably 5 months between finish/starting.....

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My process isn't nearly as organized as the OP's. 

 

I have many projects in a working rotation, all the time.  

 

I like to work on the one that intrigues me at the moment.

 

If the mojo isn't there to work on a given kit, even if I've spent a lot of time on it already, I wrap all sub-builds up in toilet paper (!), put everything away in the box, and even write down notes to myself for the future.


Sometimes I don't get back to a started kit for a couple of years!

 

 

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I usually start thinking about my next build while my current project is in work.

By the time I am down to the last week or so of the current one, I know what I'll tackle next.

I will only build 1 at a time, or they won't get finished. I have a few unfinished 1/48 scale models in the attic from trying multiple builds.

I usually also end up buying 2 for each 1 I build.

My current dilemma is I am out of display cabinet space, so I'll probably sell a few to buy a new display case. 

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