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Hours working per week
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Ohio, United States
Member Since: June 12, 2009
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 02:59 PM UTC
I was wondering how many hours on average do people spend working on kits during a week, month, or year? With the winter months coming I suspect I will get more time than other times of the year.

I can get up to 4 to 6 hours on weekends currently but during the weekdays it is hit and miss.

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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 04:51 PM UTC
Let's see I get up 2hr early to work on figures after the internet and coffee I actully get about 25mins so thats 2.25hrs there. next I'll work in my truck during my lunch break get another 30mins a day there so we'er at 5hrs and 45 min so far for the week and really thats about all I can count on for the week.
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Donegal, Ireland
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 06:50 PM UTC
At the moment, its really hit or miss.
I can sometimes get a lot of time over a short period of time, but the rest of the time, the amount of free time im getting is dwindling fast. Even when i have an hour or so, I feel tired and not really wanting to model .... just vegitate in front of the telly or the computer.
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New York, United States
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2009 - 07:22 PM UTC
I put in about 8 hours during the week and 10 or so on the weekends. There are times were I'll just in around the hobby room and watch TV or read a new book.

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California, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 01:43 AM UTC
I put in maybe 12 hours a week. I like to make task lists for my model builds and try to cross off one thing every evening, even if it only takes 15 minutes. Every few weekends I will put in a 10 or 12 hour day, usually involving a bunch of airbrush work.

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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 - 11:48 PM UTC
hi tony,usually get about 3-4 hours on a weekend ,the rest of the week a bit hit and miss sometimes manage to grab an hour here or there but it also depends on what stage of the model i'm at sometimes i may only have to spend a few minutes just doing one small bit of the model /diorama
cheers mate
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 12:54 AM UTC
I get 2 every tuesday, my dedicated modelling evening (very recommended, avoids discussions with the wife...). Weekends maybe 2-6 more. Not counting armorama-time...

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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 12:55 AM UTC
If I'm lucky I get 5-6 hours in, sometimes a couple more if I score a quiet weekend.
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Maryland, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 05:48 AM UTC
Good question. For me, I'd say 2 to 3 hours each week. There are those days that even if I have some time to dedicate to the hobby I don't as I want to do other things (watch TV, play comp games, surf the net, etc). I'm finding out that I really have to be motivated if I want to work on kits. Most days nowadays I find myself not in the mood...

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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Wednesday, October 21, 2009 - 08:03 PM UTC
I'm glad the question was modelling time and not time spent on Armorama

A good week for me is about 3/4 hr per night and maybe a 2-3hour solid stretch one afternoon on the weekend. Now Armorama, other websites that either involve modelling or sudoku games take 3-4 hours per night

Sometimes when I am heading off to bed around 1.00am (my usual night) I look over at my modelling bench and think "Gee if only I could break this internet addiction I stand a chance of finishing my stash before I die."

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Kildare, Ireland
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 01:21 AM UTC
1 to 2 hours an evening, 2 or 3 evenings a week, so between 2 and 6 hours a week...
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 01:24 AM UTC
probably 4-6 hours a week,all in small increments.