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Copper Bug - 24 Hour Build

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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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Wow Hollywood, that is cool, great job ;)

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

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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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Looks cool, very steampunk.

David G.

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Very Cool Jim.... Nice Work!!

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

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Very cool!

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Very nice Bug!

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Yeah, nice bug-gy!

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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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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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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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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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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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Great Quick Build Jim!

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Nice companion to BAD PENNY.

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

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Nice companion to BAD PENNY.

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

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What did you use for paints and stains, Metalizers? Also the staining, very nice.

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Very cool !

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Steam punk Beetle! Brilliant idea.

Edited by Ridgeback

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