Group build length? What format is your cup of tea?

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Poll: What Group Build Format suits you best?

Quick Build: 1-2 Months
No votes 0%
Short Time: 3 Months
2 16.7%
Medium Time: 6 Months
9 75%
Extended Time: 9 Months
1 8.3%
Epic Time: 12 Months
No votes 0%
Other, please specify:
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Total number of voters: 12 ( grunzter, Gary, Dangermouse84, Glenn, RED ) See more
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8 years 7 months ago #1 by McCoy
Please vote n' come up with thoughts n' comments. We need all possible feedback we can get in order to make our group builds as interestin' as possible. Lets start with the essential here n' that's just how long should a group build be...

At my chaotic desk:

Airfix: Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 1:72
Heller: FW 190 A-5 1:24
Revell: F-104C Starfighter 1:72
AZ Model: TP-81 Grumman Goose 1:72
Tasca: Sherman Firefly Vc 1:35
DML: Panther D 1:35
Tamiya: Char B1 Bis 1:35
Tamiya: Cromwell Mk.IV 1:35
Tamiya: Sherman M4 Early 1:35

As I build slowly...

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8 years 7 months ago #2 by Gary
I don't mind any length of time personally, for me it depends on the subject and how busy I am etc. I tend to build stuff quite quickly for the most part so 3 (or even less) months is fine. But at the moment I'm doing a lot of other stuff like organising the Cambridge Armistace weekend for our model club and juggling other things with the family so time is limited for the most part to an hour in the evenings and a few more here and there at the weekend.



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8 years 7 months ago #3 by Dean
I went with six months, three to clear the decks and get a suitable kit and three to actually build it.

My wife calls me a curmudgeon. I haven't looked it up but I assume it means "fun loving and free spirited" or some such twaddle. I inform and perform over at www.militarymodels.co.nz and stick my oar in here as well. My passion is WWII 1/35 armour but I'm coming around to liking the odd 1/32 thing...

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8 years 7 months ago #4 by Andrew
I agree with that ^ guy :lol:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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8 years 7 months ago #5 by RED
I choose 6 months as my current job is rather fluid with timings etc, and because I am learning new techniques from you guys, its taking a little longer to complete some of my stuff (oh and family and stuff as well ;) :lol: )

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8 years 7 months ago #6 by Gary
You agree with the guy that left your spanking new bottle of UBER glue sat on the table? :P



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8 years 7 months ago #7 by Dean
The guy who's transporting it to Auckland for you for the guy that's been waiting months ? :P

My wife calls me a curmudgeon. I haven't looked it up but I assume it means "fun loving and free spirited" or some such twaddle. I inform and perform over at www.militarymodels.co.nz and stick my oar in here as well. My passion is WWII 1/35 armour but I'm coming around to liking the odd 1/32 thing...

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8 years 7 months ago #8 by Andrew
like the Unicef ad, a little boy waits.... :whistle:

It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.

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8 years 7 months ago #9 by McCoy
I like it when the builds is long as that gives me the freedom to join in at any time. I can be explosive with my build pace but it can also go months without me buildin' at all...

At my chaotic desk:

Airfix: Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 1:72
Heller: FW 190 A-5 1:24
Revell: F-104C Starfighter 1:72
AZ Model: TP-81 Grumman Goose 1:72
Tasca: Sherman Firefly Vc 1:35
DML: Panther D 1:35
Tamiya: Char B1 Bis 1:35
Tamiya: Cromwell Mk.IV 1:35
Tamiya: Sherman M4 Early 1:35

As I build slowly...

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8 years 7 months ago #10 by Craig Sargent
6 months is about right. Too long and you run the danger of other distractions taking the interest out of it, too short and you run the risk of not many people finishing. There is always an option to extend any builds if there is still progress being made by participants.

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8 years 3 months ago #11 by Whiterook
I went with 6-months.....3 is doable; longer than 6 is too much. I build fairly fast once I am going, but it's the paint job that usually takes the lionshare of time for me as it takes me quite a bit of research to figure out appropriate paint schemes and methods.

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