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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #525 on: December 26, 2019, 12:52:01 PM »
It's astounding. Time is fleeting. Madness.... takes it toll.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #526 on: December 26, 2019, 12:56:28 PM »
How about a "warnings were listened to", and "appropriate actions were taken", thereby "averting an upcoming armed conflict".

John Nott doesn't gut the RN, perhaps they even manage to retain a conventional carrier capability, thereby deterring the Argentinian annexation of the Falklands.

The US tells Sadam in no uncertain terms they will defend Kuwait and pre-deploys forces before the invasion, reversing some of the peace dividend and its associated project cancellations.

Stalin realises Germany is a threat and moves to contain rather than enable them.
France gets its act together in the interwar period and actually builds up a credible force to oppose Hitler in the late 1930s (Two Roads to War has a lot on just how unprepared and unready they were, as well as on how disorganized (that's a suitably polite term) they were).

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #527 on: December 30, 2019, 02:23:38 AM »
Civilianise it (otherwise known as Swords into Plowshares) GB = i.e. take a military model and turn it into something non-military.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #528 on: December 30, 2019, 10:16:41 AM »
Always like that one

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #529 on: December 30, 2019, 03:43:19 PM »
me too, count me in  8)
on the bench:
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on the drawing board:
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #530 on: December 31, 2019, 12:41:52 PM »
Civilianise it (otherwise known as Swords into Plowshares) GB = i.e. take a military model and turn it into something non-military.
Hmm, perhaps a commercial version of a military transport?  A Lockheed 500 (civil C-5) in "Autoplane" (the airliner division of Autotrain) markings, for example.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #531 on: January 01, 2020, 01:08:01 AM »
A topical one for Australia, fire fighting everythings.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #532 on: January 01, 2020, 04:41:40 AM »
A topical one for Australia, fire fighting everythings.

Suggested a couple of pages ago.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #533 on: January 01, 2020, 04:52:59 AM »
A topical one for Australia, fire fighting everythings.
A-10 or S-3 fire fighting versions?

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #534 on: January 01, 2020, 04:58:49 AM »
A topical one for Australia, fire fighting everythings.
A-10 or S-3 fire fighting versions?


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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #535 on: January 02, 2020, 04:02:24 AM »
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #536 on: January 02, 2020, 10:24:57 AM »
With an extension of the end date you must... :smiley:
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #537 on: January 02, 2020, 08:41:36 PM »
A topical one for Australia, fire fighting everythings.
A-10 or S-3 fire fighting versions?




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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #538 on: January 20, 2020, 06:13:04 AM »
How about a yearlong quick build (no more than 48 hours) build? Something like Brian's 2 in 24? I just put together a Bandai Bexm 15 Portanova robot I know nothing about and it was an enjoyable palate cleanser.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #539 on: January 21, 2020, 01:34:39 AM »
How about a yearlong quick build (no more than 48 hours) build? Something like Brian's 2 in 24? I just put together a Bandai Bexm 15 Portanova robot I know nothing about and it was an enjoyable palate cleanser.


Please explain the yearlong bit...
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #540 on: January 21, 2020, 02:25:37 AM »
How about a yearlong quick build (no more than 48 hours) build? Something like Brian's 2 in 24? I just put together a Bandai Bexm 15 Portanova robot I know nothing about and it was an enjoyable palate cleanser.
Please explain the yearlong bit...

Simple.  Make it a one-day group build with an extension of 364 days (or 365 days for leap year) :smiley:
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #541 on: January 21, 2020, 07:02:11 AM »
I think Frank was suggesting something that would be ongoing throughout the year like the Clear Your Workbench GB. This would give people the opportunity to schedule time for it when it's most convenient.

If I've misunderstood what Frank meant may he set me straight.

The way I've seen Blitzes done as board GBs is that the typical GB timeframe is at play and participants can do as many blitz builds as they want within the GB.

The standard Blitz Build is 24 hours but usually you can beak it up into two consecutive 12 hour blocks as the 'old guy' blitz option. This is because many of us aren't up to the rigors of an all-day modeling marathon anymore and the (usually over-night) break allows things to dry/set/cure.

I hope that helped explain a little to those who aren't familiar.

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« Last Edit: January 21, 2020, 07:06:14 AM by Brian da Basher »

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #542 on: January 21, 2020, 08:06:08 AM »
I think Frank was suggesting something that would be ongoing throughout the year like the Clear Your Workbench GB. This would give people the opportunity to schedule time for it when it's most convenient.

If I've misunderstood what Frank meant may he set me straight.

What the esteemed gentleman with a predilection for spats has said.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #543 on: January 22, 2020, 02:09:18 AM »
Ok - we could probably do it (for both profiles and physical builds and maybe even for stories).  To ensure fairness we will probably require a start photo (showing for example unassembled kit and date) and then final picture(s) also dated.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #544 on: January 22, 2020, 08:31:52 AM »
Good thinking Mr GTX and it aligns with how a blitz GB usually goes.

The idea is post a start pic with a clock and then a few updates and final pics with the clock.

The posts themselves can serve as a time-stamp as well. Usually things are pretty loose because no "winners" are chosen. One wins by completing their model within the blitz.

Extra points for posting your snacks, beverages and/or lunch. :D

I once blitzed a kit that was so horrid I was tempted to post pics of the pharmaceuticals I'd need to finish it.

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« Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 08:37:28 AM by Brian da Basher »

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #545 on: January 22, 2020, 10:03:39 AM »
Would be a good GB to build this then

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #546 on: January 23, 2020, 04:00:22 AM »
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #547 on: January 23, 2020, 04:45:07 AM »
If each kit came with a chocolate bar at little or no cost, I would be both broke and have no room left.
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #548 on: January 23, 2020, 08:06:09 AM »
If each kit came with a chocolate bar at little or no cost, I would be both broke and have no room left.

Can we have a sprue of crisps (potato chips) instead, any flavour except salt and vinigar.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #549 on: January 23, 2020, 08:07:52 AM »
I'll have your salt & vinegar ones, mate; swap you whatever you prefer for 'em! :smiley:
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