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Calling all stressed out modelers!!!!
Posted by justin2020 on Monday, December 8, 2008 7:25 PM

I was trying to see if anyone would like to do a 24 hour Snap Tite build off. I have done two of these of builds to just have fun and blow off some steam. So if any one is interested please let me know. I was thinking of starting it in the middle of January so everyone can have time to gather what they would want to build. I know I had fun on the last two, so give it a try. 

Justin Tisdale DYNASTY M.C.C.
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Posted by Modelcarsz on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 12:32 PM

Hi justin,

I wish I could participate in this cbp with you, but I already am committed in the 18 wheeler cbp. No time for another right now. I am surprised that no one has showed any interest or replied to this one yet. I think you have an interesting idea here, and hope you get some bites on it!

"sometimes it is best to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open thy mouth and remove all doubt"

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Posted by LongHaulTrukrPaul on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 6:04 PM

Looks like you may have found at few stressed out modelers based on the # of views Justin...lol.

Glad I found the thread... but I'm going to have to decline as well.

Hope you get some takers.

Can't remember the last time I did a snap kit that didn't involve a 5 year old's 'help'.  Keep me in mind if you're planning on one again around Late Feb or March!

-Paul

Current Projects Scratching A Belly Dump Gravel Trailer Chevy Titan Who needs t.v. when you've got the road
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Posted by patsmods17 on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 6:26 PM

I'm in! After an extended hiatus from the hobby and this forum this might be fun for me. I haven't built a snap-tite model in almost 30 years. I will have to figure out a subject for this build so I will post that in the next few days.

Patrick K. Returning to my childhood, one incomplete model at a time!!!
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Posted by justin2020 on Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7:15 PM

Modelcarzs and LonghaultrukPaul I wish you the best of luck with your builds. Also remember you both are always welcome to jump in at any time. You both are welcome in this CBP. ModsPats What are you thinking of putting in the build off? Here are two that I built in the past. If this takes off I would like to do another on around March April time frame. So If you cant join us now there is always another one coming up.

 

Justin Tisdale DYNASTY M.C.C.
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Posted by patsmods17 on Thursday, December 11, 2008 5:58 PM

I am leaning towards the new Camaro. However, after I go to my LHS tommorow I will have a definate answer.

Patrick K. Returning to my childhood, one incomplete model at a time!!!
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Posted by maz duh on Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:04 PM

I'm intriuged... Does anyone have any experience with the revell 34 ford snap kit? It always gets my attention at the hobby shop but I don't know how good of a kit it is. I would be interested in participating for  sure though, sounds like a fun way to blow off some steam.

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Posted by imports4life on Friday, December 12, 2008 7:37 AM

Hey, I will be going to Fargo,ND in January 17-19 or somewhee around there. I will be making a SPECIAL trip to Hobby Lobby. I will make sure to pick-up a Snap-Kit. But, I won't have one until then.........

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Posted by Modlbldr on Friday, December 12, 2008 10:47 AM

Wow! I like the paint job on that Vette.

This is my Snap job. It was not a 24 hr build, but it was as close as I get. It took about 2 days. It is the Super Coupe kit of days gone by with parts box tail lights and wheels and tires from a Testors Coupster kit with disc brakes. I guess you could call it my Super Coupster. It was a great little "easy" kit to build.

  

Later-

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Posted by Modelcarsz on Friday, December 12, 2008 2:39 PM

Nice builds justin! 

Great job on yours too there, Modlbldr!! Just goes to show you that a snap model can look very good with a liitle paint and detailing, just like the glue models!

My problem with the snap models is, I have to paint them. I can't leave them the color that they came. That is what would throw me outside of the 24 hour time period. Maybe if we have a cbp for these snappers extended for a few days, I will be able to join in on the next one that comes around. I have about 10 snap models in my stash, so I don't have the problem of picking one up, just deciding on what to build! Hopefully next time!

"sometimes it is best to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open thy mouth and remove all doubt"

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Posted by justin2020 on Friday, December 12, 2008 3:17 PM

If you would like to fall over on the time it is ok by me. I am just using the testor one coat lacquor on these quick builds so that is one of my secerts to finisihng it up with in the 24 hour period. That Corvette almost put me over because of the two tone paint job. So if you would like to join in the more the better. So what does that stash have tuck away in it? I have a couple that I am think about doing really push my self to finish two at once.

Justin Tisdale DYNASTY M.C.C.
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Posted by Modelcarsz on Friday, December 12, 2008 6:08 PM

As much as I would love to join you this time, I really can't. I hope to be able to join in next time with you though. I just have too much work on the truck to do. Cool on going a little over the time, though. I just know I won't be able to get one done in 24 hours. I can't go that fast anymore! A couple of days or so, would be perfect next time.

My stash is all packed away and in storage right now (just went through a divorce), but I think I can remember a few of them! Lets see................. AMT '96 Dodge Ram Pickup, Lindberg Dodge Dakota Sport, AMT Dodge Ram Dually, AMT Chevy 3500 Dually, Revell '94 Impala SS, Revell '92? Chevy Caprice Police Cruiser, AMT '74 Barracuda, AMT Chrysler PT Cruiser. There are some I missed, but those are the ones that come to mind right at the moment!

Take care  --  Les

"sometimes it is best to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open thy mouth and remove all doubt"

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Posted by justin2020 on Sunday, December 14, 2008 2:45 PM

Ok we have got enough for me to want to care this thing forward. So here is how this is going to work. The build off will start on the 22nd of January and will end the 26th of January. This is still a 24 hour build off. I have just given you a couple of days to choose from to do your building. All you have to do is post your start time along with your start pics and then your 24 hour starts from then. When your 24 hours are up put your paints and glue down and post your finish pics. I hope every one has fun on this. You can always join in the more the better. If there are any questions please let me know I would like to help if I can.

 

Justin Tisdale

Justin Tisdale DYNASTY M.C.C.
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Posted by justin2020 on Thursday, January 1, 2009 8:00 PM

Since there is only three of us I think in this thing how about we move it up? Just let me know when would be a good time.  Also what are you going to put in the CBP. I am going to build the Dodge Concept Car from Hot Wheels.

Justin Tisdale DYNASTY M.C.C.
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Posted by Banditracer on Saturday, January 3, 2009 12:29 AM

Sounds like fun.Picked up my new camaro today.

"Conformity is The jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth"JFK
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Posted by Banditracer on Saturday, January 3, 2009 1:03 AM

Do we have to build box stock or can we modify them?

"Conformity is The jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth"JFK
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Posted by justin2020 on Saturday, January 3, 2009 1:07 PM

You can do whatever you want just try to finish it with in 24 hours. I really try to pratice my detail painting on build like this. I have built the new Camero Snap tite and it was alot of fun. I do not know if you get SA Mag or not but there was a gret article called Snap Tite to Show Stopper you should check it out before you get started it can give you some more great ideas for such a short build. If you have any other question please ask.

Justin 

Justin Tisdale DYNASTY M.C.C.
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Posted by Hot Wheels on Monday, January 12, 2009 9:54 AM
I saw this thread last week and was already planning a slammer build. My last project crawled along for over 7 months and I felt the need to knock something out fast. She is not a snap-tite and the time was spread over two days but here she is any way. I started Saturday at 8am and finished Sunday about 9pm. Mine was not a true 24 hour marathon. You will have to take my word for it that actual time at the work bench was less than 24hrs. I guestimate build time was closer to 18. 

Here she is. A bright red Honda Civic, two tone wheels & three tone interior.

 

Started with this kit.

 

My progress at noon on Saturday prior to tripping off to a model club meeting.

 

Finished pics aroung 9PM on Sunday. My paint finish could have been smoother and a little more attention

paid to some of my detail painting but I am happy with it.

 

Thanks,

      Jay

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Posted by justin2020 on Monday, January 12, 2009 7:46 PM

That looks great I am really glad that it turned out so well. I might have to try a full size in 24 hours now to. What paint did you use? I will starting mine very soon as well. I built one for fun over the holidays it was my tak on the F-Bomb Camero check it out it is called WWII Camero. I will start my Dodge concept car here pretty soon hopefully this week. Again thank you for adding your nice Honda to te show.

 

Justin

Justin Tisdale DYNASTY M.C.C.
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Posted by Hot Wheels on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 3:13 PM

Justin, thanks for the comments. The paint is Cobra Colors - RossaCorsa I bought a while back. It is great paint but the finish really turned out crap. OK from 5 feet.

When I went to use my can of duplicolor primer it was empty. I used tamiya grey instead but it did not hold up to the hotter solvents of the color coat.
There is evidence of crazing going on under the surface. If I was not intent on finishing on time I would have dipped the whole thing & started over with the proper primer.

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Posted by papi62596 on Tuesday, January 13, 2009 9:03 PM

You can count me in. I picked up one of those Camaro Concept cars a while back and now have a reason to build it.

Nelson Lorain, Ohio http://public.fotki.com/papi62596/ http://public.fotki.com/drasticplasticsmcc/1/nelson_fontanezs/

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