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#1 Hollywood Jim

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 09:38 PM

This was my first quick build.  I participated in a 24 hour build session last week, with fellow club members. 

I finished this model in 19 hours.

 

This was a very different building experience for me. 

I used the 1966 VW Beetle Tamiya Kit.

 

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#2 martinfan5

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 09:46 PM

Wow Hollywood, that is cool,  great job ;)



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:45 PM

WOW now that is KOOOOL!! looks like it came right out of a Mad Max movie Good job Jim.  :D 



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:32 AM

I sat across the table from Jim while that little beauty came to life.  It is killer.

 

And, by the way, the "rule" for our 24-hour build is that the kit has to be sealed at the start of the session, so there can be no "pre-assembly."  (And, "pre-finished" kits are not permitted.)

 

So, what you see was accomplished wholly within the 24 hours!



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:35 AM

Looks cool, very steampunk. 

 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:53 AM

Very Cool Jim.... Nice Work!!



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:56 AM

A masterpiece from an artist! Nice work Jim. :) Jere



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 09:38 AM

Very cool!



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:13 AM

Very nice Bug!



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:48 PM

Yeah, nice bug-gy!



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:56 PM

Too cool! I love it!

 

However... I will never get the whole "build a model as fast as you can" thing. To me, I just don't see how putting an arbitrary time limit on yourself is "fun."  :blink: 

 

I know that clubs love that sort of gimmick, but I just don't get it. Yeah, sure, you can throw a model together in 24 hours... but so what?

 

Oh well...  :D



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:04 PM

It's more about the camaraderie and fun than it is about cranking out a show winner.  Once a year, we spend 24 hours building, sharing, b-s'ing, helping one another, stealing ideas from one another, and watching a vast array of races 'round the clock.  It's a hoot.  Then you go home and sleep the next day!  LOL.

 

 

ca·ma·ra·der·ie (kä m -rä d -r , käm rä d -r ). n. Goodwill and lighthearted rapport between or among friends; comradeship.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

It's more about the camaraderie and fun than it is about cranking out a show winner.  Once a year, we spend 24 hours building, sharing, b-s'ing, helping one another, stealing ideas from one another, and watching a vast array of races 'round the clock.  It's a hoot.  Then you go home and sleep the next day!  LOL.

 

 

ca·ma·ra·der·ie (kä m -rä d -r , käm rä d -r ). n. Goodwill and lighthearted rapport between or among friends; comradeship.

 

You're not the only one with a dictionary...  :P

 

To me, camaraderie can be had without the clock ticking.  ;)



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 02:08 PM

It's more about the camaraderie and fun than it is about cranking out a show winner.  Once a year, we spend 24 hours building, sharing, b-s'ing, helping one another, stealing ideas from one another, and watching a vast array of races 'round the clock.  It's a hoot.  Then you go home and sleep the next day!  LOL.

 

 

ca·ma·ra·der·ie (kä m -rä d -r , käm rä d -r ). n. Goodwill and lighthearted rapport between or among friends; comradeship.

 

Correct ! 

 

It's not so much about the model.  I learned that.  Eight builders only three finished.

 

I was there, yes I can attest, Danno did a lot of sharing and b-s'ing....................  LOL

 

 

 

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 03:19 PM

I did the 24 hour build in February. Like others said above, it's really not about the models. It's a fun thing to do with others, much unlike most modeling being a solitary activity.  The key is to find a kit that is expendable... that means not valuable and you won't miss it, just to have some fun.  I built the '53 Studebaker Miss Deal Funny Car. Why? Because I had three of them and I always wanted to see how it went together. And it wasn't that complicated a kit. 

 

Then you just have at it. Don't sweat all those things like body prep like you are going into surgery. Just start spraying, gluing and build like a sixth grader.  You'll find out just how much fun we have been missing since we got so serious about a kids hobby!



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 04:01 AM

Great Quick Build Jim!

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 01:00 PM

Nice companion to BAD PENNY.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 03:54 AM

B)

Neat little build!

I like the "steam punk" thing too!

The "aging" of the color does add to the character of the little bugger too!

Over all I really like what You did!

Thank You for sharing with Us

Later

Russ

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 07:49 AM

WOW!!! This is about the coolest looking bug I've seen in scale!



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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:10 AM

Nice companion to BAD PENNY.

 

 

"Bad Penny" is Jim's road car.  This little guy is his run-around-town grocery-getter.