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62 Fury from kit to finished in 5 Hours

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Very well done for 5 hours work!

I could never build like that, though. I like to take my time & enjoy the build.

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Thank you again everyone!!! I added BMF to the door handles and I'm waiting for more Detailer for the wash. Carl and I both suffer from MS and we continue to build. It keeps us going and all the praises from all the members here shows we can overcome our disabilities.

Al

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Great job, strikingly clean and detailed for such a short time frame. I'm with the guys who couldn't pull of a build like that in 5 weeks, nevermind 5 hours...although I may have to try it one day just for the heck of it.

Thanks for sharing!

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Beautiful Plymouth! Those 62 Mopars were weird looking, but cool! Great work on the finish and foil. Amazing for just 5 hours!

Sam

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Thanks one more time guys. I just picked up a mint 71 Vega and as soon as I figure out what color, I think I can break that 5 hours. Taking your time building is the great thing about this hobby, but doing research during a quick build is a real challenge.

Al

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I'm with the guys who couldn't pull of a build like that in 5 weeks, nevermind 5 hours...although I may have to try it one day just for the heck of it.

Gary Kulchock and a group on Facebook do a 24 hour build every February. Some groups get together and do it as a party. Others like me, are solo at home. It runs from noon on a Saturday until noon on Sunday. I learned an awful lot during the build this year! And it's helped me be a better, quicker builder. Try it!

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And it's helped me be a better, quicker builder. Try it!

Building faster is building better? I have to disagree. Or to be more precise, I don't get it.

I understand Al's reason, but for anyone without a physical disability, how is the time spent on a model any indication of anything? Shouldn't the goal be to build the best model you can build, regardless of how much time it takes? I can't imagine trying to build a model as fast as I possibly can for no other reason than to try and "beat the clock" somehow.

I mean, it's like buying a new book and then timing yourself to see how fast you can read it. Or going to a nice restaurant and seeing how fast you can scarf down your food.

What's the point??? :blink:

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Building faster is building better? I have to disagree. Or to be more precise, I don't get it.

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What's the point??? :blink:

the 24 hr build was just fun to do. Take a kit that is surplus, not a complex one, that you always wanted to build. And go at it like a sixth grader.

I built the Revell Miss Deal Studebaker funny car kit, that for some reason, Fotki won't let me access the photos of. The irony is that I did finish it in the allotted time and the quality isn't much worse than my painfully long builds.

What I did learn was to build more systematically. With this build I was forced to prep and prime the entire set of parts at one time. Then parts were organized by color and sprayed. I didn't deviate from the plan, nor did I stop to rethink anything or scratch build little parts. I didn't hesitate to do steps I usually would procrastinate on. I just plowed forward.

It actually went pretty quick. In my normal life, I'm not that efficient. I tend to start with one assembly, prep, prime, paint and assemble. Then I go on and do the same with the next area. Not that effective. So while I still will pause for artistic license and change my plan as I go along, I am a bit more systematic as I build. And that's pragmatic and a good thing. Another learned skill!

Edited by Tom Geiger

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I saw Al at our club meeting yesterday. I'm happy to report that upon seeing the '62 Fury, it's as good a build as many of us take months to produce. Al has the knack of getting things done quickly and getting good results!

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