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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2011, 09:04:41 AM »
First off, I really appreciate the discussion on this which is a breath of fresh air. I hope I don't derail things too much by adding my thoughts.

I think we should aim for the first Beyond The Sprues GB to be as inclusive as possible. Unfortunately, narrowing the subject down to one specific type might discourage participation from those who have no interest in that specific aircraft.

While the SR-71 kit is a great starting point from a different markings/color scheme perspective, it's quite challenging for kitbashing.

Instead of an SR-71 GB, how about a Recon Platforms GB in honor of the SR-71 instead? This way, as many interests as possible would be covered and one could use a kit they already have instead of needing to go out and get a kit to participate.

Thanks again for keeping the discussion going and I look forward to seeing our first GB take flight!

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2011, 10:40:44 AM »
Man, good points all.

If we do a type GB the SR-71 is an excellent idea! I do see the point in wanting to keep it very open though... hmmmm back to the drawing board  ;D
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #32 on: December 20, 2011, 11:41:06 AM »
I am happy either way.  I was actually thinking the A-12 one being later in the year.

Another idea for this first GB might be simply that:    A first themed GB!  Now as to what that entails though....
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #33 on: December 21, 2011, 01:18:59 AM »
My vote for Recon theme: it's broad, and can be made in some different ways, both plastic, and pixel. From longer wings, through PRU colours, experimental supersonic, hypersonic, or even space platforms, all that "ELINT warts" on airlines, or even land recon platforms with elevable booms and cameras.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2011, 06:43:20 AM »
My vote for Recon theme: it's broad, and can be made in some different ways, both plastic, and pixel. From longer wings, through PRU colours, experimental supersonic, hypersonic, or even space platforms, all that "ELINT warts" on airlines, or even land recon platforms with elevable booms and cameras.

Could also include submarines, UFOs, softskins and AFVs as well as figures.  :)
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2011, 07:22:00 AM »
My vote for Recon theme: it's broad, and can be made in some different ways, both plastic, and pixel. From longer wings, through PRU colours, experimental supersonic, hypersonic, or even space platforms, all that "ELINT warts" on airlines, or even land recon platforms with elevable booms and cameras.

Could also include submarines, UFOs, softskins and AFVs as well as figures.  :)

And lighter-than-air too.

Well, some of us like airships...  ;)

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #36 on: December 22, 2011, 07:53:50 AM »
My vote for Recon theme: it's broad, and can be made in some different ways, both plastic, and pixel. From longer wings, through PRU colours, experimental supersonic, hypersonic, or even space platforms, all that "ELINT warts" on airlines, or even land recon platforms with elevable booms and cameras.

I suggest that the name of the group build be "The ISR GB" (ISR = Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) which should cover all aspects of sneaking, peeking, and tactical voyeurism. 
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #37 on: December 22, 2011, 08:09:36 AM »
A recon build eh?
I could build something like this
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #38 on: December 22, 2011, 09:42:02 AM »
tactical voyeurism.

Sounds like a guy in camo gear hiding in bushes looking through people's windows....

Also a cool name for a GB!
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2011, 12:10:55 PM »
I like the Recon Idea more and more As I think about it, cool idea of bringing other vehicles and figures into it also
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #40 on: December 23, 2011, 10:02:13 AM »
I like the Recon Idea more and more As I think about it, cool idea of bringing other vehicles and figures into it also

Since all have been used for scouting, reconnaissance, surveillance, and intelligence gathering at some point in history (or alternate history) and it nicely covers all aspects of the modeling hobby with ships, aircraft, vehicles, spacecraft, and figures all having a chance to be represented so it is a win-win for all instead of win-lose and leaving someone out of the event. 

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2011, 03:25:10 AM »
Three more ideas for GBs, not necessarily first up but later on:

  • Racing Theme - e.g. Reno racers, F1 cars etc etc
  • Drop Tank GB - need I say more?
  • Space & Scifi

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2011, 08:36:45 AM »
Three more ideas for GBs, not necessarily first up but later on:

  • Racing Theme - e.g. Reno racers, F1 cars etc etc
  • Drop Tank GB - need I say more?
  • Space & Scifi

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #43 on: December 25, 2011, 12:57:09 PM »
Maybe expand it to a full armored/land vehicle GB?
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #44 on: December 26, 2011, 12:57:37 AM »
Recon sounds great!

Would love to sci-fi (Of course!) and I like a Tank/armor/land lubbers :yarr: GB as well
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