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Which Group Builds would you like to see run during 2016?

Executive Transport GB
8 (3.5%)
Wrecks, derelicts, and ready for the scrap heap GB
7 (3%)
Earth Left Behind GB
11 (4.8%)
Out of Your Element GB
11 (4.8%)
Future Warfare GB
9 (3.9%)
Show us your uglies GB
3 (1.3%)
Pimp my ride GB
2 (0.9%)
Scaleorama GB
17 (7.4%)
Face your Fears GB
4 (1.7%)
Let's get racing GB
9 (3.9%)
Display team GB
5 (2.2%)
Tread head/armour GB
11 (4.8%)
Gunships GB
18 (7.8%)
Other guys GB
1 (0.4%)
Totally Wacky GB
6 (2.6%)
Spats GB
10 (4.3%)
Maschinen krieger GB
6 (2.6%)
Colour GB
2 (0.9%)
The Hollywood Ride GB
3 (1.3%)
Unarmed GB
10 (4.3%)
US post war isolationism GB
3 (1.3%)
Speed GB
7 (3%)
Science Fiction GB
18 (7.8%)
Anachronisc GB
3 (1.3%)
Heavy Metal GB
8 (3.5%)
Drop tank GB
5 (2.2%)
Last manned weapons GB
5 (2.2%)
Let's go nuclear GB
6 (2.6%)
Mars GB
12 (5.2%)
Rebuilt/Reuse/Recycle GB
11 (4.8%)

Total Members Voted: 48

Voting closed: December 22, 2015, 07:01:33 AM

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2015, 10:33:03 AM »
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #31 on: December 20, 2015, 10:48:58 AM »
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #32 on: December 21, 2015, 02:42:06 PM »
Find it interesting to see the most favored and least favored few topics.
Then there are all the middle of the pack runners.
Do have a strong showing top three !

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2015, 04:31:26 AM »
Vote closing soon.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #34 on: December 23, 2015, 01:58:41 AM »
Ok, voting is closed.  I will collate the results an d post a proposed schedule shortly.

I just have one question:  Which one of you bastards voted last and screwed things up by giving me a tie for first place!!! :icon_punal:
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #35 on: December 23, 2015, 02:52:14 AM »
Ok folks,

The results are in and the bribes errr votes counted.  The proposed GB calendar for the coming year is:

1 Feb - 31 Mar:  Scifi and related GB - note that the Science Fiction GB was one of the equally placed firsts in the poll.  I have made it first since there were a number of similar (e.g. Mars GB, Earth Left Behind GB etc) that were also highly placed.  I figure this GB could cover off on most of these.
1 Apr - 31 May: Gunships GB - was equally placed first in the poll.
1 Jun - 31 July:  The annual "non-military" GB - as mentioned right at the start and following on from a poll done earlier this year, this one was already penciled in.
1 Aug - 30 Sep:  Scaleorama GB - ok, this one potentially presents a slight issue as it will be presumably difficult to allow profilers/story writers to participate.  I will propose that a parallel GB be run at the same time as this one to allow for equal participation.  Stand by for separate poll related to this.
1 Oct - 30 Nov: Treadhead/Armour GB
1 Dec - 31 Jan:  Annual Clear your workbenches GB - another that was already penciled in.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2015, 12:57:43 PM »
Nice schedule-topics Greg :)

> Have a science fiction build concept figured out.  Getting to building-finishing it is its own issue.
> Gunships -- Be something unarmed by original design Land-Sea-Air that was gunned up or is it aircraft only ?   Gunned up hydroplane or Titanic or bus ?
                     Be originally a bomber converted to no longer drop bombs, missiles, etc, and now is all gun armed ?   Such as Wellington, B-36, Tu-16 gun ship.
                     No hurry, have three months to define.


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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2015, 02:29:20 PM »
As the member above, I wonder if it would it be possible to have a bit more information as to what the scope of the different builds will be?

Just wondering. No Hurry. Sometime today would be good...  ;)

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2015, 03:04:11 PM »
I have a scifi concept sorted, time travel. i.e. someone goes back and gives something a push along or provides a nation or company with a design or designs from the near future, or they ensure that a particular nation has certain strategic industrial capabilities and technologies in place that they would not otherwise have done.

That would allow me to do almost any of my whiffs, or would that be cheating?

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #39 on: December 25, 2015, 03:11:03 AM »
> Gunships -- Be something unarmed by original design Land-Sea-Air that was gunned up or is it aircraft only ?   Gunned up hydroplane or Titanic or bus ?
                     Be originally a bomber converted to no longer drop bombs, missiles, etc, and now is all gun armed ?   Such as Wellington, B-36, Tu-16 gun ship.
                     No hurry, have three months to define.

The original post was:

Gunships GB - any aircraft with sideways-firing guns.

It will ultimately be up to the GB Moderator to define the rules etc though.  Speaking of which, if anyone wants to volunteer to be a GB Moderator, please feel free to contact me.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2015, 03:15:31 AM »
As the member above, I wonder if it would it be possible to have a bit more information as to what the scope of the different builds will be?

Just wondering. No Hurry. Sometime today would be good...  ;)


As stated in the very first post of this thread, if you want more info on any GB suggestion, have a look here (the order of the voting options is pretty much the same order the GB ideas were posted) or simply ask.

That said, as you will see, I have combined a few options into the Scifi GB since there were many that all could be considered to be similar in general theme.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2015, 11:24:52 AM »
Ok folks,

The results are in and the bribes errr votes counted.  The proposed GB calendar for the coming year is:

1 Feb - 31 Mar:  Scifi and related GB - note that the Science Fiction GB was one of the equally placed firsts in the poll.  I have made it first since there were a number of similar (e.g. Mars GB, Earth Left Behind GB etc) that were also highly placed.  I figure this GB could cover off on most of these.
1 Apr - 31 May: Gunships GB - was equally placed first in the poll.
1 Jun - 31 July:  The annual "non-military" GB - as mentioned right at the start and following on from a poll done earlier this year, this one was already penciled in.
1 Aug - 30 Sep:  Scaleorama GB - ok, this one potentially presents a slight issue as it will be presumably difficult to allow profilers/story writers to participate.  I will propose that a parallel GB be run at the same time as this one to allow for equal participation.  Stand by for separate poll related to this.
1 Oct - 30 Nov: Treadhead/Armour GB
1 Dec - 31 Jan:  Annual Clear your workbenches GB - another that was already penciled in.

I really like this, I think it works and I think everyone picked some great stuff.  :) Just hope I can jump into the ones I want, Have an idea for pretty much all of them
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #42 on: December 25, 2015, 07:42:57 PM »
> Gunships -- Be something unarmed by original design Land-Sea-Air that was gunned up or is it aircraft only ?   Gunned up hydroplane or Titanic or bus ?
                     Be originally a bomber converted to no longer drop bombs, missiles, etc, and now is all gun armed ?   Such as Wellington, B-36, Tu-16 gun ship.
                     No hurry, have three months to define.

The original post was:

Gunships GB - any aircraft with sideways-firing guns.

It will ultimately be up to the GB Moderator to define the rules etc though.  Speaking of which, if anyone wants to volunteer to be a GB Moderator, please feel free to contact me.

I was thinking specifically of AC-130 style things. The term 'gunship' is a bit of a moveable feast at the best of times: it gets applied to just about any armed helicopter, for instance, whether it's got a couple of door guns or a couple of dozen ATGWs.

I wouldn't limit it to 'originally unarmed' since you could make a gunship-style aircraft out of a bomber, or even a slowish fighter (wasn't there a Russian bomber prototype with a bazillion SMGs in the bomb bay?)

I can see how you might apply it to some non-aircraft subjects, but I can also see great difficulty in defining what's in and what's out. I don't think we should be afraid to narrow the scope of a GB where it's appropriate: if we were doing a space rockets GB, for example, there'd be little scope for warship models, and we have/have had ship, armour and non-military GBs, all of which by definition exclude some categories of models. For that reason, I'd say stick fairly closely to something like:

 'Gunship = an aircraft with fixed or limited-traverse guns fitted to fire at a large angle (over 45 deg) to the long axis of the airframe, for the purpose of attacking surface targets. It can have other weapons that fall outside these limits, but the side-firing guns must be the main weapon.'
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2015, 12:23:22 AM »
> Gunships -- Be something unarmed by original design Land-Sea-Air that was gunned up or is it aircraft only ?   Gunned up hydroplane or Titanic or bus ?
                     Be originally a bomber converted to no longer drop bombs, missiles, etc, and now is all gun armed ?   Such as Wellington, B-36, Tu-16 gun ship.
                     No hurry, have three months to define.

The original post was:

Gunships GB - any aircraft with sideways-firing guns.

It will ultimately be up to the GB Moderator to define the rules etc though.  Speaking of which, if anyone wants to volunteer to be a GB Moderator, please feel free to contact me.

 'Gunship = an aircraft with fixed or limited-traverse guns fitted to fire at a large angle (over 45 deg) to the long axis of the airframe, for the purpose of attacking surface targets. It can have other weapons that fall outside these limits, but the side-firing guns must be the main weapon.'

I was thinking helicopters and "gun nosed" aircraft  for my entry...
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