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If somebody asked you to straight build a 1:350 battleship in 3 days for $1200.....would you??

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If somebody asked you to straight build a 1:350 battleship in 3 days for $1200.....would you??
Posted by KAYSEE88 on Friday, July 29, 2022 12:20 PM

Confused Also the tip is $300 (25%). Would you take the job?

 

Am asking this because i was asked to in february, but i couldn't beause i get off work like 10pm on each of the 3 days slot i was given!

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, July 29, 2022 1:17 PM

Sure.

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, July 29, 2022 1:28 PM

If the price was guaranteed even with the understanding it would probably look like dreck, then sure.

It would,of course, depend some on which kit was in question, and what standard of finish was expected. But three days isn't much; I suspect that if my reputation -- such as it is -- depended on doing a 'proper' job of it, I'd most likely pass.

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Posted by fox on Friday, July 29, 2022 2:07 PM

That would be a LOT of work no matter how you look at it. I would definitely pass. 

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Friday, July 29, 2022 2:46 PM

I don't build ships, but when you break down the amount of the offer, by the number of hours a project like that would take to do a quality job?  Not just no...but hell no!

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Posted by Pawel on Friday, July 29, 2022 2:54 PM

At this pace it's no fun at all... But I really need money... and it's a lot of money - more than I make in two weeks.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, July 29, 2022 2:58 PM

Depends on the ship, paint job, accuracy and rigging.

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Posted by Real G on Friday, July 29, 2022 3:21 PM

Nope, nope, and nope.  It would look terrible and my soul would die.

It's not about the money... it's about... sending... a message.

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 29, 2022 3:23 PM

I'd be happy if I finish my Titanic in 3 years!

Curious - what is the reason for the short timespan?  Did they need it for some presentation or film?

Thanks,

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, July 29, 2022 3:27 PM

Do they care what it looks like?

No,I couldn't do it if I wanted to.

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Posted by Pawel on Friday, July 29, 2022 4:50 PM

Yeah, sounds a bit like a life and death situation... Somebody forgot a birthday? :-)

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Friday, July 29, 2022 5:26 PM

OhOh!

 Number one - What ship? Number Two - How detailed-? Number three - How Marked and or Painted? A model battleship ,such as LINDBERG'S and REVELL'S Missouri can be built in twelve hours with no Sprue whiskers, No Paint and Kit Decals. Anything more would be pressing it. Never Mind that it's more than you earn in a week. This could totally Burn you out on Models and cause you to have Anger issues! Don't Do It! NO!NO!NO

       Scenario("Okay I got your ship done"" Great let's see her" "What! You didn't paint it and put P.E. on it?" "Why"? Well, You wanted it in three evenings, It takes a full evening just to detail the deck" "Well, I don't want that ugly thing in the house, Just keep it for the work you've done!! Bye", Door Slam and a dejected walk to the car---Don't do it!!) 

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Posted by InternationalRescue on Friday, July 29, 2022 6:32 PM

I would say "yes" as long as the client understood it's a rush job and the quality won't be perfect.  Painting would be a big challenge for me; that's where I like to spend my time.

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Saturday, July 30, 2022 11:42 AM

Not just no, but hail no.

3 16 hour days is 48 hours, is only $25/hr.  Or less than my day job's take home (and by a goodly stretch).  It's 1/7 of my "bill rate" at my job, come to cases (those dollars have to fill a lot of rice bowls, though).

Let's consider a short and simple BB, Oregon, for example (ok, it's not 1/350 per se, but serves as an example).  I'm not sure you could get that 15-17 inch long kit primed, dried, sanded, and finished painted in 3 days, even straight OOB.

Base, stands, and case, too?  De ninguna manera, José,  Estas muy loco.

And, of course, the shorter, earlier BBs are not "simpler" either, to confound and vex.  An RN "Monitor" with only the one turret still winds up with a multitude of smaller guns and assemblies to build up and detail.  Even Dreadnaught, with her simple, clean set up has close to a solid day of nothing but turrets, endless turretes.

 

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Posted by rob44 on Saturday, July 30, 2022 5:32 PM

No, there is no way I could do a job that I would be happy with in 3 days

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, July 31, 2022 2:14 AM

Academy Graf Spee; yes.

Hasegawa Mikasa; no.

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 8:45 AM

Maybe this one

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Sunday, July 31, 2022 10:20 AM

Ah!

      Now that is funny. To much pasta and twinkies fed on board that cruiser!!

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Posted by CapnMac82 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 11:52 AM

Ok, maybe, just maybe, an OOB Tamiya Fletcher, in Meas 11 (but not in 12 modified)

Ok, a trumpy The Sullivans, OOB would  be "do-able"--but I'd hate ti for all the blobby bits.  (Or, I'd have to show all the AA arament under canvas covers.)  And, for sure in Meas 21.

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Posted by ikar01 on Sunday, July 31, 2022 5:14 PM

What about the Eldridge during its tests?  Should be easy, make a peir and just add some fog, maybe with a color light effect.  It could work.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 1, 2022 10:23 AM

OP said battleship.

Not all of us make that much Capt!

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 12:10 AM

I'd do it. A straight OOB project? For $1500? Why not? That's $1500 more than I usually make building a model.

 

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Posted by surfsup on Wednesday, August 10, 2022 3:20 AM

For me the Answer would be a big No. Too much work and not enough Time.....Cheers Mark

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