Poll

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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2016 Group Build Poll
« on: November 07, 2015, 07:01:33 AM »
Ok folks,

Time to vote for which Group Builds you would like in 2016.  Please note that there are already two GBs locked in:
  • The Annual Clear Your Bench GB - typically done over the Christmas/New Year period each year; and
  • The annual "non-military" GB - introduced following the poll done earlier this year

The vote will go through for the next month or so.  Each member has 5 votes and you can change your mind if you so desire.

If you want more info on any option, have a look here (the order of the voting options is pretty much the same order the GB ideas were posted) or simply ask.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2015, 02:19:39 AM »
"Wrecks, derelicts, and ready for the scrap heap" GB refers to the subject of the model or can also be considered as a junkyard model done with old  and vile models?
Perhaps that last possibility fits better with Rebuilt/Reuse/Recycle GB ???
« Last Edit: November 08, 2015, 02:45:29 AM by ysi_maniac »

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2015, 03:08:34 AM »
"Wrecks, derelicts, and ready for the scrap heap" GB refers to the subject of the model or can also be considered as a junkyard model done with old  and vile models?
Perhaps that last possibility fits better with Rebuilt/Reuse/Recycle GB ???

I took them as two different ideas:

  • "Wrecks, derelicts, and ready for the scrap heap"  - Anything that is used, abused, and left to rust away.
  • "rebuilt/Reuse/Recycle"  - taking a built kit and refurbing it into something else or modifying it?

I can see how you might think they are the same though.  I will take that into consideration in the final tally.

There are a couple others there too that might have some overlap.


One point:  Folks, they to think of options that allow maximum participation for all members including physical modellers as well as profilers etc.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2015, 07:06:05 AM »
"Wrecks, derelicts, and ready for the scrap heap" GB refers to the subject of the model or can also be considered as a junkyard model done with old  and vile models?
Perhaps that last possibility fits better with Rebuilt/Reuse/Recycle GB ???

I proposed the  Rebuilt/Reuse/Recycle GB with the idea that it would be using already built model kits redone into something else, theme wide open. I believe the wrecks is an actual theme wherin a model is built with the idea of making it look like a wreck.  :)

Hope that clarifies.  ;)
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2015, 12:06:01 PM »
There are a couple others there too that might have some overlap.
"Let's get racing" GB and "Speed GB" seem rather close, and might be No.1 if single choice, while making one vote free for something else if you have voted for both, liking the idea of a speed racer. No? (That's not important, I like this poll and many of those GB projects)

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2015, 05:14:04 AM »
What's great about this poll is, no matter which topics win, there all great ideas.  Now, to squeeze just a few more hours out of each day...
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2015, 03:31:37 AM »
Vote For The Earth Left Behind GB


It'll broaden your horizons

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2015, 05:44:24 AM »


Armor/Armour :)
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015, 05:07:51 PM »
Lotta good topics:  needs consideration.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2015, 02:50:39 AM »
I should have made it clear:  lobbying for your favourites is actively encouraged.

So, in that spirit...


« Last Edit: November 11, 2015, 02:53:05 AM by GTX_Admin »
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2015, 06:20:00 AM »
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2015, 12:35:32 AM »
Go fast! Maybe turn left, too?


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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2015, 02:38:15 AM »
Vote for the Heavy Metal Group Build

But don't take my word for it...


The ladies all agree, too:


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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2015, 02:42:24 AM »
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2015, 12:35:26 PM »
Vote for Anachronistic GB!




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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2015, 08:50:17 PM »
Vote for Anachronistic GB!
or one of my favorites......
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Hetman%60s_guard.PNG

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2015, 10:26:23 AM »
Vote for Scaleorama GB



... or Rebuilt/Reuse/Recycle GB
« Last Edit: November 14, 2015, 10:28:48 AM by ysi_maniac »

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2015, 03:06:19 AM »
Folks,

Please remember that you can change your votes if you wish to.

I also urge you to remember to try to pick GBs that are as inclusive as possible for all members - both physical model builders and profilers.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2015, 06:41:28 AM »
Rebuilt/Reuse/Recycle GB


Hear hear! RRRGB for the win!!!
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2015, 08:39:01 PM »
Vote for: Let's go nuclear GB
cause life is easier with mr Handy  8)
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2015, 09:05:16 PM »
Vote for: Let's go nuclear GB
cause life is easier with mr Handy  8)

It even does your groping for you! How very convenient.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2015, 09:18:45 PM »
VOTE FOR THE HOLLYWOOD RIDE GB
AND SUPPORT 'THE NAVY'



The plane's up for sale by the way (no, it's not the GB prize!): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3210473/Would-buy-used-fighter-jet-man-Charlie-Sheen-s-aircraft-Hot-Shots-movie-market-295-000.html
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2015, 02:32:04 AM »
The plane's up for sale by the way (no, it's not the GB prize!): http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3210473/Would-buy-used-fighter-jet-man-Charlie-Sheen-s-aircraft-Hot-Shots-movie-market-295-000.html


And you can build one "out of the box":



Markings that come with kit:

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2015, 01:36:40 PM »
And you can build one "out of the box":

I know, I bought one at Telford..... :)

(and before somebody says it, yes there WAS a single-seater (Ajeet) in the movie, but only in the ground/deck shots. The flying was done by two T.1s and an S.211 (which everyone forgets) )
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2015, 11:35:03 AM »
I don't forget the S.211! It's pretty bleedin obvious!

#RRRGB
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2015, 01:09:41 PM »
As a moderator, it might be unseemly for me to state a preferece, but doggone it,
You Gotta Love Spats!
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Just imagine, all those spats...

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2015, 02:51:15 AM »
Vote for the Out Of Your Element GB and you too could have something as elegant and stylish as this:



From here: https://twitter.com/BB5150AVG/status/673585501748727809
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2015, 06:39:26 AM »
A reminder to anyone who hasn't yet voted or for those who may wish to change their votes (you can do that in this poll you know), there is just over another week to go in this poll.  We have a couple of ties there at the top so please feel free to make my job easier by removing them...
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2015, 06:56:21 AM »
sorry guys, nothing there that really turns my crank ----- 

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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2015, 08:39:51 AM »
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Re: 2016 Group Build Poll
« Reply #30 on: December 20, 2015, 10:33:03 AM »
This bump brought to you by the treadheads...
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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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