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#21 BOSWELL891

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 03:18 PM

Are you supposed to do one kit or two im kinda confused

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 03:24 PM

Donnie: we'll try to come up with something so you can use that kit. As far as paints go; newly purchased, or left over paint is calculated the same way, with spray being $3 and bottles being $1.50

Boswell: its up to you. If you can find 2 kits and supplies under budget, go for it. Im only using 1 kit because if my paint costs, so whatever works for you.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 03:49 PM

That's why paint is at a set price for this. Paint for us is the same actual price, but to allow the paint to fit into the budget but not take up too much of your budget, the prices are set at an assumed 3 for cans and 1.50 for bottles.

For example:

I buy Tamiya black, tamiya blue, and tamiya red spray for $7 each for a total of $21. But for this challenge, that will add up to $3 each for a total of $9.

Hope that makes more sense.

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 03:56 PM

So if i bought a spray can of paint for $5 when i add up all my expenses i would count the spray can as 3 dollars instead of 5?

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Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:08 PM

Exactly. We were going to count the true cost of paint towards the budget, but with primer, paint, clear, etc, it would eat up that $50 pretty quickly, so we capped it.

Lol I should stop using my phone to post. Darn autocorrect!

Edited by TheDocktor40, 02 May 2011 - 04:14 PM.


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Posted 02 May 2011 - 04:24 PM

Ok thanks

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:07 AM

Jantrix, I understand where you are coming from, but the three of us are just getting into or getting back into the hobby. We realize this isn't much of a challenge to most of the guys here, but to us, it most certainly is. We don't have the bins full of parts, and plenty of leftover paint. We are just starting out and figured we'd challenge each other to get better in a way that is conducive to our situation, and we decided to open it up to anyone who wants to join us in.


Oh. I understand. Sorry I was unaware this was the case. I'm just sort of used to dealing with the rest of the goons here with massive collections and spare parts left over from 30+ years of building, it didn't dawn on me you guys were newer builders. My apologies. Starting from scratch, $50 is a reasonable limit then.

Left over paints? you plan on scraping paint off of a rebuild, and re- applying it to a project? The paint is in the budget, left over or not. It evens the playing field for guys that have been doing this since before I was born and guys that are casual.


Nope was refering to the plethora of 1/2 full spray cans I've got all over my garage.

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:26 AM

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Working on Body now...got to love sanding :)

Goodbye Shock towers!!!

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 10:42 AM

Goodbye Shock towers!!!



SO very true lol

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:37 PM

The kit and paint. kit $23, spray paint $3, bottle paints $4.50 the grand total is $30.50 i think i did pretty good.
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 08:31 PM

boswell !! Thanks for going us looked like just my 2 other friends at first lol

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 01:22 AM

This is one cbp i just knew i wanted to be a part of

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:07 AM

I haven't built a small scale model in years but this sounds like fun so let me ask a couple of questions to see if I fall within your "rules".

I bought a 1/25th "Revell Muscle" '71 Plymouth Hemi Cuda a few years back (as reference) for a 1/8th scale Cuda I'm working on, I was somewhat disappointed as the kit has no shocks , clunky inner wheel halves, wrong interior pattern and to top it all off just doesn't just doesn't look right.

I bought it a Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon so the kit cost me about 12 bucks. I also have a resin Gibson Super Stock engine. The engine was given to me by a friend but they cost around twenty bucks or so depending on where you buy them.

I have plenty of paint on hand from other builds including tubes of acrylics (used to be an artist) that occasionally I dip a brush into for weathering etc.

Like I said....I don't normally build small scale so I have no large stash of parts.
The only kit bashed parts will be disc brake calipers taken from a broken die cast model.

You all are familiar with the Plymouth "Super Bird" I'm sure, what I have in mind is turning the Cuda into "Super Fish" as if Plymouth had built it as a street muscle car in the '70's to complete with the Judge, Boss etc, cars of the era.
I have no way of figuring scratch built parts as I generally use scrap plastic, house hold throw aways and I buy fillers, sand paper etc, in bulk for full size stuff.

So it's up to you guys... do I qualify?

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:56 AM

You all are familiar with the Plymouth "Super Bird" I'm sure, what I have in mind is turning the Cuda into "Super Fish" as if Plymouth had built it as a street muscle car in the '70's to complete with the Judge, Boss etc, cars of the era.



you mean like this one (i call it chicken of the sea)


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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:32 AM

The only thing keeping me out is the Vehicle age I have a post '79 car that would be perfect for this build and would not get built otherwise.

Nick

About paint also, what If I can prove the spray can was cheaper than the $3 general cost?

Nick

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:38 AM

That is one sick cuda. Nice job on it.
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:56 AM

I haven't built a small scale model in years but this sounds like fun so let me ask a couple of questions to see if I fall within your "rules".

I bought a 1/25th "Revell Muscle" '71 Plymouth Hemi Cuda a few years back (as reference) for a 1/8th scale Cuda I'm working on, I was somewhat disappointed as the kit has no shocks , clunky inner wheel halves, wrong interior pattern and to top it all off just doesn't just doesn't look right.

I bought it a Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon so the kit cost me about 12 bucks. I also have a resin Gibson Super Stock engine. The engine was given to me by a friend but they cost around twenty bucks or so depending on where you buy them.

I have plenty of paint on hand from other builds including tubes of acrylics (used to be an artist) that occasionally I dip a brush into for weathering etc.

Like I said....I don't normally build small scale so I have no large stash of parts.
The only kit bashed parts will be disc brake calipers taken from a broken die cast model.

You all are familiar with the Plymouth "Super Bird" I'm sure, what I have in mind is turning the Cuda into "Super Fish" as if Plymouth had built it as a street muscle car in the '70's to complete with the Judge, Boss etc, cars of the era.
I have no way of figuring scratch built parts as I generally use scrap plastic, house hold throw aways and I buy fillers, sand paper etc, in bulk for full size stuff.

So it's up to you guys... do I qualify?


How about list it as say...$30 for both the model and the motor. That way you have some plenty of room to add paint. Sound fair?


About paint also, what If I can prove the spray can was cheaper than the $3 general cost?


I think to keep it even, I'd have to say count it as $3.


I'll be posting mine up this evening hopefully :lol:

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:59 AM

What about the age cut-off?

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:35 PM

What about the age cut-off?

Nick



61 to 79

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 10:47 PM

Here's mine :) 1968 Le Mans GT40.

Model: $23.10
Paints: $19.50 total (5 sprays, 3 bottles)
Total: $42.60

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