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Modelling => Group and Themed Builds => Topic started by: GTX_Admin on December 21, 2018, 03:27:22 AM

Title: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 21, 2018, 03:27:22 AM
Folks,

Typically we set our group builds for a 2mth duration.  That said, we often then extend them.  Instead of this, how do you feel about making GBs a standard 3mth duration?  This would mean we would typically only have 4 per year.

Please vote.
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: Robomog on December 22, 2018, 10:37:49 AM
If, by extending the time period, it would encourage more people to participate in the group builds then this is a good suggestion.

Mog
>^-.-^<
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: finsrin on December 22, 2018, 10:49:04 AM
Three month durations with two month start intervals ?
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: ed s on December 22, 2018, 11:35:20 AM
Maybe we could vary the duration, especially if there was some scratchbuilding major conversion involved. A two month build then a 4 month, then back to 2 month. Our current "everyday objects" GB would be a good one for a 4 month time. But the previous "Mig" build was appropriate at 2 months.
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: Kerick on December 22, 2018, 12:42:06 PM
All good points made here. I like the variable length and overlapping starts. I know several folks here have entries in nearly every group build so the overlapping starts may cause conflicts for them but others participate occasionally so might actually allow them to participate more frequently.
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 22, 2018, 09:29:50 PM
One of the things I really love about BtS is discussions like this and how everyone seems very open-minded to change.

I agree about extending the GBs. It seems participation has been a bit down and I was wondering if the short time-frame had something to do with it. Three months seems the standard across most modeling forums so I welcome extending them.

Also, I don't see a huge problem with over-lapping GBs as most of us probably won't be interested in every GB. I think we could manage six a year even if most of them were extended. With most things, less is more, but I think with GBs sometimes more is more.
 :smiley:
My tuppence worth...

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: GTX_Admin on December 28, 2018, 03:48:23 AM
Even though we only had 10 votes, all were positive.  Therefore, we will move to longer GBs.  If you have any issues with this please PM me. 
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: LemonJello on December 28, 2018, 04:06:28 AM
Missed the voting while away from the computer over the holiday weekend (for me, at least)...

But I am A-OK with extending the GB duration, even if that meant "only" 4 a year.

Now, if any of our more prodigious builders could loan me some build moxie, then maybe I could actually get something done and entered into a GB!
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: Some Duck with an Ultimax on January 03, 2019, 07:40:24 PM
I missed this too: Iím happy with longer GBs, but as Brian suggests, overlapping them sounds like a good idea to me - I canít be the only one who always has multiple models on the go at any one time! Also, longer time scales would make it much easier to deal with the overlaps as we would be less pressed for time.
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: Antonio Sobral on January 03, 2019, 07:55:03 PM
Excellent decision!  :smiley:
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: andonio64 on January 31, 2019, 12:27:51 AM
Excellent decision!  :smiley:

I agree!
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: Old Wombat on January 31, 2019, 05:38:17 PM
Oops! Missed this vote! Happened while I was mostly busy with other things ... sorry!

However, the decision is good! :smiley:
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: tankmodeler on January 31, 2019, 10:51:10 PM
Oops! Missed this vote! Happened while I was mostly busy with other things ... sorry!

However, the decision is good! :smiley:
Agree, good call.

Mind, for me, 3 months, even 4, is pretty much a non-starter as molasses flowing uphill in January always beats me to finishing a build...
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: Kerick on January 31, 2019, 11:09:12 PM
This seems to be a very common ailment. Perhaps a model building summer camp to help us get one this affliction? Two weeks of no distractions. Could it be done?
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: Jeffry Fontaine on February 01, 2019, 03:04:58 AM
Perhaps, something as an annual event?  That way you have an entire year to get it done and if you miss the completion date, there is always next year...

Kind of like the Secret Procrastinator's Group Build...
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 01, 2019, 09:28:12 PM
I believe thatís what the Clear your workbench GB is for.
Title: Re: Longer Group Builds?
Post by: tankmodeler on February 01, 2019, 11:37:31 PM
I believe thatís what the Clear your workbench GB is for.
Yep. And even then my record is execrable...  ;D