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2015 Group Build Ideas
« on: December 20, 2014, 03:23:02 AM »
Folks,

With 2014 almost to an end, its time to start planning the Group Builds you would like for 2015.

Please post away!

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2014, 05:41:15 AM »
I'll kick things off with a couple of ideas:

Extended April Fool's GB - this is one where we try to do creations that are able to easily fool people into thinking they are real.  We did do this one a few years back but it was a very short GB.

Swords into Plowshares GB - in other words turn a military platform into a civilian one.
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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 05:46:17 AM »
Swords into Plowshares GB - in other words turn a military platform into a civilian one.

Soooo, a C-5 as a fire bomber?

It might qualify for both.

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2014, 05:48:57 AM »
A couple of more ideas - this time some historical 75th Anniversary ideas :

Battle of France 75th Anniversary GB - 10 May 25 June (based upon the actual dates)
Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary GB - 10 July 31 October (based upon the actual dates)

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2014, 05:49:32 AM »
Swords into Plowshares GB - in other words turn a military platform into a civilian one.

Soooo, a C-5 as a fire bomber?

It might qualify for both.

Perfect idea
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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2014, 05:54:24 AM »
Another couple of ideas:

Vietnam War GB
Korean War GB
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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2014, 06:53:57 AM »
All things naval aviation

Ships of the ............

UK actually had money in the 50s, i.e. all those gorgeous airliners, combat aircraft, ships, tanks , rifles etc. proceeded.

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2014, 07:19:39 AM »
Swords into Plowshares GB - in other words turn a military platform into a civilian one.

Soooo, a C-5 as a fire bomber?

It might qualify for both.

Perfect idea

B-36 as a civilian airliner. I know Bill would provide about 20 airline examples including Braniff.
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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2014, 10:44:43 AM »
Extended service life GB.

Modify subject for service years past when it was in regular service.
Likely won't be a effective as completely newer planes-ships-armor. 
So what --- gets modernized as best it can dependent on how many years in future its service is.  10yrs?  50yrs?

Jet powered DC-3.  F404/414 powered sidewinder/AMRAAM armed F-94.  Newer guns, sensors, turrets on armor.  Reactive armor on M3 Grant.  1990s King George/Bismarck.  WW2 USS Olympia.  1930s/40s Martin MB2/Vickers Vimy.  1960s/70s Lancaster/B-24/Betty/He177.
Cold war/Gulf war/2015 USS Arizona (USS Olympia?).
So on and so on.

Bit of tongue-in-cheek character to a build is OK (fun). 
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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2014, 11:54:42 AM »
Finsrin get outta my head already, I was going to suggest the same thing!!!  ;D

So yeah, what he said  :)
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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2014, 12:50:34 PM »
I was thinking in a Ford GT40 convertible but it exists  :o http://wachidan.blogspot.com.es/2011/01/ford-gt-and-gtx1.html A beauty anyway.

Then, what about a Lancia Stratos convertible?

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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2014, 01:25:37 PM »
Extended service life GB.

Modify subject for service years past when it was in regular service.
Likely won't be a effective as completely newer planes-ships-armor. 
So what --- gets modernized as best it can dependent on how many years in future its service is.  10yrs?  50yrs?

Jet powered DC-3.  F404/414 powered sidewinder/AMRAAM armed F-94.  Newer guns, sensors, turrets on armor.  Reactive armor on M3 Grant.  1990s King George/Bismarck.  WW2 USS Olympia.  1930s/40s Martin MB2/Vickers Vimy.  1960s/70s Lancaster/B-24/Betty/He177.
Cold war/Gulf war/2015 USS Arizona (USS Olympia?).
So on and so on.

This would give me incentive to finish the modernized F-101 I've been dragging around since forever.

Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2014, 07:10:11 PM »
How about an opposing forces build? Only rule is that the model should be a mix of types from real or potential adversaries / competitors. Such as a Blenheim with HE111 wings; a Tiger IV with Sherman turret; a Yamato with Arizona's weapons; a Tie interceptor with XWing wings; a DC9 with Concorde powerplants; and such like.
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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2014, 07:26:22 PM »
How about an opposing forces build? Only rule is that the model should be a mix of types from real or potential adversaries / competitors. Such as a Blenheim with HE111 wings; a Tiger IV with Sherman turret; a Yamato with Arizona's weapons; a Tie interceptor with XWing wings; a DC9 with Concorde powerplants; and such like.

This is good.  Inventive idea.  I like it :)

Hmmm:  DC-3 engines on Ju-52.  Japanese carrier with USN island, air group, guns (vise versa).  IL-28 wings on B-57.  Swap wings between F-86 & Mig-15, B-24 & He177, Constellation & Stratocruiser, F4F & Zero, Valiant/Victor/B-47 & Badger, Mosquito & Me-262.............
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Re: 2015 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2014, 08:14:49 PM »

Swords into Plowshares GB - in other words turn a military platform into a civilian one.
Plowshares into Swords?