Author Topic: 2016 Group Build Ideas  (Read 9969 times)

Offline KiwiZac

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2015, 11:32:39 AM »
Whatever gets picked, I promise to actually get involved this time! I've just put my hand up for the COIN GB so I can at least be part of that.

I'm keen on Gunships as well as Racing.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #31 on: October 03, 2015, 05:03:19 AM »
How about a Totally Wacky GB - instead of trying to make things that are real world or close to, we go the opposite way and just do something crazy and fun.  I'm thinking of things like the following...or crazier:




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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #32 on: October 06, 2015, 11:21:21 PM »
Could do a spats GB, no matter what you have, just put spats on it :D or we could do a hover bike or vanship thingy build OR a fighter submarine GB  ;D

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2015, 03:47:53 AM »
Could do a spats GB, no matter what you have, just put spats on it


You mean this sort of thing?



But nobody here likes spats...
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Offline Weaver

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #34 on: October 09, 2015, 01:12:00 PM »
How 'bout this? "Out of Your Element"  Ground vehicles that fly, ground combat vehicles or racers based on aircraft fuselages, land-based or space-faring ships, etc. etc.


That would fit in well with the GB suggested in this thread: http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=5724.new#new

I've got at least two concepts on the to-do list that would fit right in with that.

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Offline Volkodav

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #35 on: October 09, 2015, 10:03:47 PM »
Sorry to be boring but there has to be an all things floaty GB.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #36 on: October 09, 2015, 11:12:05 PM »
Sorry to be boring but there has to be an all things floaty GB.


Done!  Earlier this year in fact:  http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=56.0
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #37 on: October 09, 2015, 11:38:36 PM »
I know, but I desperately want it to be an annual event as its about the only one I will ever get kits finished for.

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #38 on: October 10, 2015, 01:41:55 AM »
Maschinen krieger GB  :)

another ripped from starship modeller was the color build. in their case yellow

http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/CONTEST14/entries.htm



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Offline Frank3k

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #39 on: October 10, 2015, 01:45:20 AM »
another ripped from starship modeller was the color build. in their case yellow

http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/CONTEST14/entries.htm


Maybe an easier color to paint than yellow?


Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #40 on: October 10, 2015, 01:55:27 AM »
another ripped from starship modeller was the color build. in their case yellow

http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/CONTEST14/entries.htm


Maybe an easier color to paint than yellow?


Of course.  My vote is purple  >:D
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Offline Weaver

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2015, 03:30:58 AM »
another ripped from starship modeller was the color build. in their case yellow

http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/CONTEST14/entries.htm


Maybe an easier color to paint than yellow?


Of course.  My vote is purple  >:D


My vote is red, but then I'm kinda biased..... ;)
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Offline Weaver

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #42 on: October 13, 2015, 02:34:18 AM »
The Hollywood Ride GB

Devise a pitch for a movie and then make a model of one of the vehicles that will be in it. I'm specifically thinking of the sort of thing that movie productions cobble together from aircraft graveyards to make cheap "spacefighters" but the GB could also cover:

Real planes used in a real movie (e.g. the Battle of Britain's "Spanish Luftwaffe")

Flying planes (real or whiff) used in a what if movie

Other kinds of vehicles: cars, ships, spacecraft (could be a movie that's made in the future!)

IMPORTANT NOTE: it doesn't have to be a good movie.... >:D

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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #43 on: October 13, 2015, 03:10:32 AM »
The Hollywood Ride GB

Devise a pitch for a movie and then make a model of one of the vehicles that will be in it. I'm specifically thinking of the sort of thing that movie productions cobble together from aircraft graveyards to make cheap "spacefighters" but the GB could also cover:

Real planes used in a real movie (e.g. the Battle of Britain's "Spanish Luftwaffe")

Flying planes (real or whiff) used in a what if movie

Other kinds of vehicles: cars, ships, spacecraft (could be a movie that's made in the future!)

IMPORTANT NOTE: it doesn't have to be a good movie.... >:D

Thats a clever one.  :) I like that Idea
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Offline finsrin

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #44 on: October 13, 2015, 09:01:55 AM »
To start - a variation on the Civilian/Non-Military GB:  how about an Executive Transport GB?  This could include business jets, yachts, Limos as well as those military platforms converted as such (see below for an example).




Variation:  Unarmed GB, be it civilian or military