How long does your average model take?

Desi Z 07
07-09-2003, 11:06 PM
well ive been meaning to post this for a while... how long does ur average model take to build for the most part??:cool:

07-09-2003, 11:15 PM
It depends
i take about 2 month b/c I dont really detail my car 2 the max well if u detail ur car 2 the max and it would take longer
I think the average imo is about 5 and more.

07-09-2003, 11:20 PM
umm, usually a week to 4 weeks.

if its more than a month i usually give up
LOL cuz its too hard

Desi Z 07
07-09-2003, 11:27 PM
i think the most mine ever took me wuz bout two monthz- three monthz... and das cuz i ran outta paint and i had to get some more (nearest hobby shop is about 20 milez away)

07-09-2003, 11:38 PM
It depends:dunno:

07-10-2003, 12:00 AM
It depends

Damn straight! I can't vote on this one, because there really is no average for me. Okay, maybe that's because I rarely consider anything finished - there is always something else. I have models I've been working on for 5 years! Pick 'em up every once in a while, so they still count as "in-progress".

On the other hand, my Harley projects are generally nice little weekenders......or were, I've got a couple running into the 3 week range right now, and far from done.

My Revell '77 Monte Carlo took me over a year to get complete! And, that's a snap kit!

I'll be interested in hearing the time frame you guys work with!

Tim D.

07-10-2003, 12:13 AM
i built my Impala SS in about 6 hours, and its one of my better models. :cwm27:

07-10-2003, 12:13 AM
I have no realistic idea! I'm kinda like Tim , I have some projects that were started 4 or 5 years ago and still have yet to be completed!!:dunno: :tongue:

07-10-2003, 01:01 AM
hard to say. it's really depends. it could take as quick as a few weeks to a few years. :tongue:

07-10-2003, 01:15 AM
I hate trying to work on a kit while the paint is still not cured or having glued parts fall off while doing something else. If I enjoy a kit and everything on it looks to be good, I'll take my time.

07-10-2003, 02:26 AM
Before coming to this forum I took more or less 3-4 weeks to complete a model.
Now I discovered that enamel paints are "curing" (food dehydrators don't exist in my country) and can be polished and waxed, now I learned to use primer to get a better result, now I airbrush in more than 2 coats, now I discovered there are sinks and seam lines... it takes me certainly 6-8 weeks.

I must also say that I don't have much time for modelling.

07-10-2003, 02:48 AM
On average, it takes me about 3-4 weeks from start to finish. Might take longer if I'm going for more detail or customizing the kit in some way. I don't get much time to build. Sometimes I can sneak in an hour during a weekday, but weekends are when most of the work gets done.

07-10-2003, 07:12 AM
It usually takes about 4 months for me to complete a kit. Work and family committments contribute to the timeframe along with that desire to go for more detail.

:smile: :smile:

primera man
07-10-2003, 08:29 AM
About 4-5 weeks

07-10-2003, 08:52 AM
When things are going well and stress is low I can finish a model in about two weeks, but when you have these stupid tenants that tear up your property it could take me one to two months to finish. I learned that if I try to finish it while in a bad mood it usually turns out crappy.

07-10-2003, 10:59 AM
usually it took me 2week - 3 week

now I work slower (don't know why) take more than 1 month

07-10-2003, 12:25 PM
Depending on how many kits I have bashed for a project and the amount of scratchbuilding and fitting usually 8 to 10 months. Sometimes longer if I have several projects going. I ususall finish them by staying up all hours of the night the week before a ccontest

07-10-2003, 09:19 PM
For me, it really depends! Generally takes me from about a month to five months. However, some models may takes forever to finish! :bloated: :confused: :tongue:

07-11-2003, 12:28 PM
Well for me, I think 2 months but it really depends how much time I get to work on it.

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