Any build plans for 2017?

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Re: Any build plans for 2017?

Postby MichelB » Mon Jan 02, 2017 21:18

Getting from buying models to building them.

I have soo many kits to build yet: get my Anigrand Super Marauder, got that one for the Ventura, and have been straightening the wings on my Felixstowe F.2a from Shapeways (great big kit, Decapod Models)... and got my Wellington finish up...
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Re: Any build plans for 2017?

Postby steveski » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:53

Choose life
Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares
Choose looking up old flames, wishing you’d done it all differently and choose watching history repeat itself
Choose your future
Choose reality TV, slut shaming, revenge porn
Choose a zero hour contract, a two hour journey to work
And choose the same for your kids, only worse, and smother the pain with an unknown dose of an unknown drug made in somebody’s kitchen
And then… take a deep breath
You’re an addict, so be addicted
Just be addicted to something else
Choose the ones you love
Choose your future
Choose life

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Re: Any build plans for 2017?

Postby MerlinJones » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:32

Choose kits
Choose Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and hope that someone, somewhere cares enough to share
Choose looking up old models, wishing you’d done it all differently and choose watching history repeat itself...or not
Choose Future, or another acrylic floor polish
Choose YouTube How-Tos, Previews and plastic porn
Choose a Blitzbau, a build in 24 hours
And choose the same for your friends, only better, and smother them all with an unlimited dose of enthusiasm, with a Devil-may-care with an unmade kit of an unknown make made in your kitchen
And then… take a deep breath
You’re an addict, so be addicted
Just don't be addicted to something else
Choose the ones you love
Choose your hobby
Choose modelling

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Re: Any build plans for 2017?

Postby F_IV » Mon Jan 09, 2017 14:51

Choose the latter

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Re: Any build plans for 2017?

Postby smeg1959 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:06

:lol: Good comeback, Merlin!

My prolonged absence from the workbench continues, so my build plan for 2017 are very simple ... get my overgrown backside back in the Man Cave and finish those incompletions from 2016, including my two entries in the last GB. With work commitments set to become even more ridiculous, I'm not going to commit to anything else, although the Armoury Bf109B might see the light of day ... eventually. But wait, a new GB? Could I, would I?
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Re: Any build plans for 2017?

Postby F_IV » Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:36

It's odd how my brain works. In December I made two lists of builds that I wanted to choose from. The first list was seven types that I categorized as relatively easy, with a second list of thirteen that I considered as advanced.

I now find myself working on three subjects that weren't on either list... :?
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Re: Any build plans for 2017?

Postby nils » Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:53

ok, my revised build plans for 2017 8-)

-Mig-23ML Flogger-G (WIP, east german version)
-F-104C Starfighter (revell F-104G with retrokit C-conversion set)
-3 or 4 Mig-21's (Cuban, Romanian and East German versions, using the eduard and Trumpeter F-7 kits (trumpeter for test-conversion to Mig-21F-13))
-Tu-134A (East German Air Force)
-Su-22 Fitter (luftwaffe Tigermeet '98 and Polish AF versions)
...

some of these might be delayed to 2018 8-)
on the bench:
-F/A-18F Super Hornet (RAAF)
-EA-18G Growler

planned:
-Airbus A400M (Belgian AF)
-HH-60J Jayhawk (US Coast Guard)
-....
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Re: Any build plans for 2017?

Postby EnzoA » Mon Sep 04, 2017 13:57

On the list:
-2 F/A-18D Hornets
-1 F/A-18C Hornet
-2 F/A-18Fs (Revell Growlers)
-3 F/A-18Es
-2 F-2As
-1 Tornado ECR
-1 F-15E
Need. More. Hornets.
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Re: Any build plans for 2017?

Postby ajmm » Tue Dec 19, 2017 0:28

ajmm wrote:Well I'd like to clear my bench of the lingering builds of 2016 first, which is a daunting task. (It was)The unintentional side-effect of having a limited man cave for the first six months of 2016 Is a series of partial completions (I took builds as far as I could in the circumstances but challenged myself to start some kits I otherwise wouldn't have done - recently completed Anigrand Windsor and KdK Pterodactyl being examples).

In the first few months of 2017 I hope to complete my C-123 Provider (yup - check) (good progress in last few days), Short Shetland (hmm - nope), HP Halifax (ah... um...nope)and AW Whitley (YES! Yes). A bit further from completion are a kit-bashed bubbletop Spit XVI (now abandoned - irreconcilably innaccurate KdK kit) , XB-70(uh :oops: ), B-54 Ultrafortress ( :? ), Piasecki YH-60 (ditto :shock: )and MikroMir's Valiant (well some progress, but still languishing).

Will sprinkle some 'light relief' in the form of sweet/Platz kits (Yes - some P-51 action), resin bonus kits (Many VTOL creatures) and Mark1 kits (Im sure I did a Beaufighter... and I looked earnestly at a Vampire) as appropriate. I feel a wave of P-38s sweeping over me (Fujimi and F-Toys) (yeah - odd sensation to have. Never happened. Must have been something in the waters. Although I am days from finishing another P-38 but I’d hardly call it a wave) and I'll probably start another build series after I get some more gliders under my belt(I did do some gliders - one more to finish before the NY). Either VTOL designs or mixed propulsion things (VTOL became a GB, mixed propulsion came to nothing).

Best laid plans and all that. Happy new year to all!


Mixed scoresheet. I give myself a B for effort and definitely some elephants ignored. Still - 53 completions so far this year is double last year and my best number ever. Watch that not happening again. Ever.
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Re: Any build plans for 2017?

Postby smeg1959 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:41

53 isn't anything to be sneezed at. On the other hand, says he fessing up, 2017 has been nothing short of atrocious for lots of reasons in and out of the Man Cave. Just checked out my completions for the year and it stands at a paltry 9 aircraft and 2 AFVs. What makes matters worse is that four of the nine were completions of models started in previous years - the Minicraft Dakota from GB2 (started May 2015), Amercom Do17Z-3 (a refinish started Jan 2016) and the Eduard Spitfire/Sweet Zero pairing from GB4 (started May 2016). And if anyone doubts the importance of group builds to some of us, three of the remaining five were the result of GB5 (Unicraft Fa284 and Anigrand Fi166) and GB6 (F-Toys Fiat CR.42 repaint).

As they say, the only way is up. I hope. :roll:
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