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Shortest build since restarting in the hobby in 2011, 8 months, average around a year :shock: :roll: :roll:

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I spent a year messing around with the new tool B-17 (the only completion of the year 2017), but so far this year I have 3 Spitfires almost ready for paint and I have to build the T72 my boy bought me for Christmas. I usually average about 1 kit a month when I'm on a roll.


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Anywhere between 5 hours for a 1/9 footballer to 23+ years and counting for a 1/48 Vampire! :shock:

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23+ years and counting for a 1/48 Vampire! :shock:


Slacker! :ha:

:-D :-D :-D

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iggie wrote:
Purplethistle wrote:
23+ years and counting for a 1/48 Vampire! :shock:


Slacker! :ha:

:-D :-D :-D


23+ years? is that all? blitzbau that is mate :ha: :ha:

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ShaunW wrote:
iggie wrote:
Purplethistle wrote:
23+ years and counting for a 1/48 Vampire! :shock:


Slacker! :ha:

:-D :-D :-D


23+ years? is that all? blitzbau that is mate :ha: :ha:


:ha:

Over the years one of the u/c doors has gone AWOL and a new one needs to be scratched and I need to print off large serials for the underside and booms and it would be finished, somehow something else always seems to get in the way!

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So a bit of everything then? :-D

Thanks for the responses guys - some really interesting posts.

I guess my bench time is pretty limited, I'm only getting in about 1-2 hours a week if I'm lucky, certainly never more than 1/2 in one go.

I think I'm going to try and do a bit everyday from now on, even if it's just a few minutes.

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I'm looking for work, so I have plenty of time to make kits. I'm also more of a kit assembler than a modeller, so I don't put in the time on builds that I perhaps ought too.

The same - except I'm retired. Using acrylics has speeded my build time up :ha:

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Only when modelling :shock:

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I start and stop builds as I'm always working on multiple things at once. But if I estimate of how many sessions-worth of modeling any particular type of kit I'd say the breakdown would be as follows:

1/72 Single Engine prop = 1.5 to 2 weeks
1/72 multi engine or jet = 3 weeks

1/48 single engine prop = 3 weeks
1/48 multi engine or jet = 4-5 weeks

1/32 aircraft = 2-3 months

1/72 and 1/48 armor = 2-3 weeks
1/35 armor = 2-3 months

Any scale ship or automotive = never finished one

The reason the larger scaled aircraft and armor take so long is due to painting and weathering. Processes that I really enjoy and put a lot of effort into. I'd say 25% of a build time is construction, 25% on basic painting (including masking and laying down base colors), and 50% goes to shading, fading, and weathering. The fun stuff. :)


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