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I have timed myself build a unit of HE spearmen, a unit of Bret men-at-arms, and a unit of Empire state troops. Each of these have taken me less than twenty minutes. I start the clock before I cut the first piece out of the sprue. So far, I havent made a mistake on the models while building them, but i have broken a few afterwards, and Ive nicked myself several times.
Just out of curiosity, how long does it take you to build a single unit of models? This does not include painting them, but if you want to throw that in as well, your more than welcome to.
well, as i assemble as i paint its a tough call..
but a unit for me takes in total about 2 weeks, for about 3 hours a day.
maybe 30 hours or so effective time.
cleaning flash and making sure everything dryfits ok takes more time than i care for.
a ballpark guess if i'd just clean and assemble: 10 hours or so.
as you can tell, im not in any kind of rush
Nice, The units I named above are just ones I bought to build, they're not going to be used in any games, save friendly.
I am a major league zealot for trimming flash and mold lines. I probably take about 4 hours to assemble a 20 man regiment of your typical plastic troops.
The longest Ive taken to build a model was a month and a half, and it wasnt even a full unit. It was the magnificent Konrad Von Carstien. This model is going to be used in several games so I had to take the time to make him look good. I somehow got him to look like he does on the front cover of the new VC army book, dont ask how I did it because I dont know myself.
Hmm I'd say about 1-2 hours for a unit of 20 skeletons without paint. I don't mess with flash or mold lines though. lol I don't have any files or exacto knives so I just snip and glue and paint lol.
Painting is a totally different story.. I am such a perfectionist that it stalls my painting almost to a dead stop. I'm good at it but it takes me FOREVER. So it is hard for me to get all my units painted and on the table before I gain interest in another army *shrugs* I'm addicted to GW what can I say?
"Only by greeting death can one truly accept the responsibilities of being a warrior" Unknown
It takes me about an hour or two, because I make sure that the unit is going to rank up as neatly as possible, and I'm a stickler for keeping "same parts" as far away from eachother as I can. I hate when two identical heads are in the same rank, or two of the same weapon-arms are near eachother. Shields can't even be nearby unless they are uniform throughout. It's like an algorithm, and it takes forever to figure out.
Yeah, Im the same way when it comes to units im going to use in a game.
I really like to take my time putting my models together. I think each individual model should be as unique as possible, so I take a lot of time posing them and testing how each piece fits where I want it before I glue it down. I also try hard to clean the models up as much as possible before gluing, but I don't get every thin flash line.
The first eight Fire Warriors I put together took me an entire evening. But tonight I put together three XV8s in about an hour and a half.
Painting all the models I've got assembled will take me much longer.