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I'm sure that this question has been posed before, but how long does everyone generally spend on there builds?

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I use to be able to sit for hours doing it. now with age and my eyes I do alot less like to do more but my eyes can`t take it.

John Pol

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i kept a log or journal...on my big biulds 100hrs 150hrs some went over 200 hrs there great for research... notes.. memorys

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It's tough to say. In the Lab-RAT-ory when the CREW is at full-steam-ahead, a week is all it takes, but sometimes it will take a few months. Then again, some projects get pushed aside and sometimes they get finished a few years after the fact.

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If I post the progress on here it takes a long time

If I don't post progress on here I can finish within 2-3 weeks if time allows

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I was just couriouse more than anything. I seem to average 1 sub assembly every 3-4 months this year

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I spend quite alot of time on my builds and it gets my wife really mad. She says that I love my models more than her ! I usually spend three or four nights a week working on my project. I build semi trucks and I make plenty of changes to the model from box stock. I am now building a early 70's MACK WRECKER and I am plumbing the chassis with all the air lines for the brake system , highly detailing the engine and making alot of other modifications to the model trying to make it look as realistic as possible. Besdes the building time I have spent quite alot of hours online searching for photos etc. so I can make my details and paint colors correct. I started te model about 1 and 1/2 years ago and I think I will have it complete in about 6 more months .

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Finish?..................Is that Spanish? I don't know that word?

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Steve, I've always found that curious too. That "other" magazine always uses that under their show coverage captions. I think a model needs to take as long as it takes, pure and simple. Sometimes I think the shorter it takes the more fun and "in the fun zone" the builder has placed him or herself.

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However long it is, It seems like FOREVER and even longer for my Wife, Who would like me to clear all the space these little boxes take up.

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As Long as it takes you to finish..

It's not a race unless you get involve in a Community build off.

My Stalled or waiting to be finished shelf

The above shelf is waiting to be projects :lol:

StalledProjects.jpg

I have ADHD, what can I say? :lol:

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It depends on the model. anywhere between two days and 7 years.

About the same for me.

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Rodney, what Revell Honda Civic Si kit is that in your stash? I've seen the one with the custom purple Civic on the front, but not that red one.

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I have a couple builds in slow progress I started over 20 years ago! :lol:

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Rodney, what Revell Honda Civic Si kit is that in your stash? I've seen the one with the custom purple Civic on the front, but not that red one.

That is the one with the purple civic on the top

Just has a red one on the end cap

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Some people can spend a weekend and some people can take a life time :rolleyes:

As slow as I build, I might need two or three lifetimes!! :lol: :lol:

Finish?..................Is that Spanish? I don't know that word?

I've heard that word before, but have no clue what it means!!! :lol: :lol:

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Finish?..................Is that Spanish? I don't know that word?

I assumed it was Finnish....

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Since I first started posting here on Aug 1, I have completed the Chi-Town Hustler, the U.S. Dart, the Jungle Jim Charger and yesterday finished (Finnished?) the Willys Mini Zinger.

Why so prolific? Being recently retired (involuntarily) from the workforce, I NEED something to fill my days. Others are still in the workforce and must appease wives and kids and carry on a semblance of a normal life. This is primarily a leisure time activity, but it also depends heavily on motivation and devotion to the subject at hand.

Speaking of which, I gotta get back to work on the Bride of Deora.

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Some people have to get it built! Now! And building seems to be what it is about. I was talking yesterday to a fellow who told me he only builds level 3 and higher rated kits. I offered the opinion that you get out of a kit what you put into it and the only difference was more parts and maybe a big decal sheet (a la NASCAR). He would not have any of that, level 3 was more demanding. I have not seen any of his stuff but it seemed to me that he was happy to get it built and the building was the important part not how 'finished' it looked when he was done building.

I know that there are guys on here that could take a snap kit and make it a contest winner and that is not done over-night and is a different 'process' than just building.

Sorry for the ramble, it just seemed to surface while reading these posts.

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That is the one with the purple civic on the top

Just has a red one on the end cap

Oh...thanks, Rodney. :)

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