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Modelling => Group and Themed Builds => : GTX_Admin December 09, 2013, 03:29:35 AM

: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 09, 2013, 03:29:35 AM
Ok folks,

Time to vote on what Group Builds (GBs) you would like to see in 2014 (or at least the first half-ish of).  I have listed all the suggestions that have been made in 2013 so far (I think).  If anyone wants clarification on any of the suggestions just ask - either I or one of those who originally suggested it can step in to explain.

The poll is up for 14 days.  You have 4 votes so cast them carefully.  You can however also change your mind afterwards if need be.

Now, get voting!!!

Regards,

Greg
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: Brian da Basher December 09, 2013, 04:25:26 AM
2104? Ye gods man! You sure plan ahead!

Brian da Basher
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 09, 2013, 04:26:58 AM
Glad to see someone reads my messages…. ;)

Yep, gotta plan ahead these days.  The 2105 GB vote will be up soon too... ;)
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: Brian da Basher December 09, 2013, 04:28:18 AM
I'm afraid I'll be hard pressed to make it to 2100... :(

Brian da Basher
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 09, 2013, 04:30:41 AM
I'm afraid I'll be hard pressed to make it to 2100... :(

Don't worry - we will freeze you and then bring you out just for each GB - we have the technology!!!
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: Logan Hartke December 09, 2013, 05:07:04 AM
My votes:

WWI GB (includes Extended and Alternate WWIs)
Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB
Book/Movie GB
Spat/Unspat My Ride GB

So, we have a Space GB, an ISR GB, an Unarmed GB, an SAR GB, and a Trainer GB proposal.  Bunch of pacifists.  ;)

We'll have to make up for it in 2015.  :D

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn232/MadHatter429/DriveMeCloser.jpg)

Cheers,

Logan
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: tc2324 December 09, 2013, 05:07:56 AM
Added my two cents...., and 4 votes.

I`ll make sure to let my grandchildren know when to enter my contribution....  ;)
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: finsrin December 09, 2013, 05:13:19 AM
2104? Ye gods man! You sure plan ahead!

Brian da Basher

Now that we made it through the Y2K transition, we can apply lessons learned as we plan ahead for Y3K transition.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: Cliffy B December 09, 2013, 06:05:03 AM
What is the Euro '41 GB?
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: Antonio Sobral December 09, 2013, 06:47:38 AM
Done!

May the best GB win!😇
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: kitnut617 December 09, 2013, 07:30:41 AM
Only voted for two of them as not much else interested me, but at least one choice is up at the top at the moment.  I've got just the thing for the build too, a 1/72 BAe 844.  Extra fuselage (A310) for it arrived on Friday so I can start my build planning  ---- I'll build it any which way the vote goes --
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: ysi_maniac December 09, 2013, 01:18:08 PM
I have seen a Scalorama GB proposal. Why it is not here?
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: taiidantomcat December 09, 2013, 02:15:05 PM
Voted for:

WWI GB (includes Extended and Alternate WWIs) --- Sweet! Looking good! TT knows how to pick a winner  :D

Let's Go Nuclear GB --- not so good...  :-X

Space GB (both Scifi and Real) --- Hey alright!  8)

And Crossdressing ---Doh!  :o
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 09, 2013, 04:10:10 PM
What is the Euro '41 GB?


See here (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=49.210) - Reply #213
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 09, 2013, 04:13:15 PM
I have seen a Scalorama GB proposal. Why it is not here?

Nothing formal in the last 12 mths that I could find.  I had to draw a line somewhere wrt entries.  Besides, such a GB would be difficult from the perspective of profiles and stories.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: Modelling_Mushi December 09, 2013, 04:14:02 PM
So, we have a Space GB, an ISR GB, an Unarmed GB, an SAR GB, and a Trainer GB proposal.  Bunch of pacifists.  ;)
We'll have to make up for it in 2015.  :D

Maybe we don't have to wait that long ... I mean, SAR can be dangerous; an air force can't train without weapons; if ALIENS taught us anything it taught us to go in peace but be armed for bear; and 'alone unarmed and unafriad' (sorry RF101ers) is passe. Anyone for a nuclear armed, SCRAMjet powered Pilatus RF9C in RAAF colours?  >:D

[One day I will learn to spell]
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: ysi_maniac December 09, 2013, 04:48:38 PM
I have seen a Scalorama GB proposal. Why it is not here?
... Besides, such a GB would be difficult from the perspective of profiles ...

Honestly, I do not see difference with any other subject. :D
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: Old Wombat December 09, 2013, 06:00:00 PM
WW1
Let's Go Nuclear
Snoops, Sensors, Spooks & Spies, etc.
Books/Movies (& I'm kinda hoping that includes Games)

I also tried to vote for "Disbanded Nations" but that took me over the 4-choice limit.

:)

Guy
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: AndyJ December 09, 2013, 08:11:25 PM
Cool suggestions

WWI - It'll be an easy hit to make the Meng Char 2C into a combat ready monster for the 1919 offensive

Space - I appear to have some sort of Martian hover tank lurking in my stash  8)

April's fool - I already have a build planned up that would fit in nicely with this; M4A3E2 HVSS (105 mm) slap some 3 AD markings on it and claim it as part of the Zebra mission from April 1945. who would ever know...  ;D

Punked - hmmm, two minds on this one TBH, I have a half finished steampunk build and this would be a good inspiration to actually finish the thing, but if I have to start something new? Sheesh, that'll be tough as I'm running out of space on the bench as it is  :-\
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: LemonJello December 09, 2013, 09:38:00 PM
Vote submitted.

Space - nothing on hand, but I do have some ideas bouncing around my brain housing group...

Cross Dressing Schemes - maybe this will push me to actually make either my HMX-1 "Marine One" V-22, or my Canadian SAR V-22, or my USCG V-22, or...

Snoops, Sensors, Spooks & Spies - I've got that 1/72 SR-75 waiting to be scaled up to the One TRUE ScaleTM and detailed as a strategic recon bird

Disaster/Disaster Recovery - see above mention of Canadian SAR V-22 and USCG V-22 and add a Merlin in that gorgeous Canadian yellow scheme to the mix as possible projects.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 10, 2013, 01:41:34 AM

Books/Movies (& I'm kinda hoping that includes Games)


It could...
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: ChernayaAkula December 10, 2013, 09:28:34 AM
<...>
Snoops, Sensors, Spooks & Spies - I've got that 1/72 SR-75 waiting to be scaled up to the One TRUE ScaleTM and detailed as a strategic recon bird<...>

Huh!  ??? Why would you need to re-scale it, then? It's already in the One True ScaleTM - 1/72. Look for your own moniker for your oversized kits, would you.  8)
Or else!  C:-)
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: LemonJello December 10, 2013, 09:56:45 AM
Huh!  ??? Why would you need to re-scale it, then? It's already in the One True ScaleTM - 1/72. Look for your own moniker for your oversized kits, would you.  8)
Or else!  C:-)

You have your heretical One True ScaleTM and I have the One TRUE ScaleTM. They are two entirely different things.  Besides, One Scale to Rule Them All takes too long to type.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 10, 2013, 11:23:59 AM
Sigh...maybe we need a Holy (Scale) Wars GB... ::)
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: Jeffry Fontaine December 10, 2013, 02:51:46 PM
Holy Scale Wars? 

Reminds me of this scene from the Life of Brian:
Monty Python - Life of Brian - PFJ Union meeting (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUBAx8jbYNs#)





Peoples Front of Judea (PFJ).  Not to be confused with the Judean Peoples Front (JPF) or those splitters of the Judean Popular People's Front (JPPF) 
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 10, 2013, 07:16:45 PM
Better to watch the full scene:

"wolfs nipples" / "peoples front of judea" - ;o) - life of brian (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrDVsprWRCQ#ws)

What ever happened to the Popular Front... ;D. Possibly my all time favourite Monty Python scene.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: taiidantomcat December 12, 2013, 03:47:31 AM

Books/Movies (& I'm kinda hoping that includes Games)


It could...

That would be great! I second the amended proposal  :)

You have to admit, a "Scale Jihad" GB would have some pretty crazy and creative stuff along with some satirical flair that could have Alvis stopping by...
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: perttime December 12, 2013, 04:16:58 AM
Punked GB (includes Steam Punk, Diesel etc..)
There's all sorts of "punks" around nowadays.
"Cyberpunk" could take us to all sorts of things that are not here quite yet. Virtual or physical - but space doesn't seem to be a prominent part of the genre.
"Teslapunk" ... I'm not quite sure about this one. Sounds electric.
I recall an airplane drawing(?) that people wanted to call dieselpunk but I thought it looked too modern for that - and proposed "Kerosenepunk"

I'm sure there's more.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 12, 2013, 04:51:52 AM
Punked GB (includes Steam Punk, Diesel etc..)
There's all sorts of "punks" around nowadays.
"Cyberpunk" could take us to all sorts of things that are not here quite yet. Virtual or physical - but space doesn't seem to be a prominent part of the genre.
"Teslapunk" ... I'm not quite sure about this one. Sounds electric.
I recall an airplane drawing(?) that people wanted to call dieselpunk but I thought it looked too modern for that - and proposed "Kerosenepunk"

I'm sure there's more.

Hence the "etc…" ;)
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 12, 2013, 04:56:53 AM

Books/Movies (& I'm kinda hoping that includes Games)


It could...

That would be great! I second the amended proposal  :)

You have to admit, a "Scale Jihad" GB would have some pretty crazy and creative stuff along with some satirical flair that could have Alvis stopping by...

Well, don't forget you can change your vote if need be.

Re the "Scale Jihad" GB (though I prefer the "Holy Scale Wars" name since it might be less inflammatory), maybe later in the year.  I would be curious to see how it could be run though.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: finsrin December 12, 2013, 11:29:16 AM
I have a concept of a kitbash for Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies etc GB.
Is to say, I now have a concept after browsing thru kits and happened on something.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: perttime December 12, 2013, 02:47:11 PM
Punked GB (includes Steam Punk, Diesel etc..)
There's all sorts of "punks" around nowadays
....

Hence the "etc…" ;)
Just in case people get stuck at Steam and Diesel...
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: taiidantomcat December 16, 2013, 01:20:14 AM

Books/Movies (& I'm kinda hoping that includes Games)


It could...

That would be great! I second the amended proposal  :)

You have to admit, a "Scale Jihad" GB would have some pretty crazy and creative stuff along with some satirical flair that could have Alvis stopping by...

Well, don't forget you can change your vote if need be.

Re the "Scale Jihad" GB (though I prefer the "Holy Scale Wars" name since it might be less inflammatory), maybe later in the year.  I would be curious to see how it could be run though.

I changed one of my votes from the very well off WWI to add it to the book/movie/game  :)
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 18, 2013, 02:42:46 AM
Keep voting!
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 23, 2013, 05:00:57 AM
Thanks everyone for voting - looks like the top 4 choices are:


We will go with these for now - another GB vote will be held later in 2014 to decide what to do after these.

I will also post shortly a suggested calendar for these.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 23, 2013, 05:16:47 AM
Ok folks, following on from the vote for your preferred GBs for 2014, here is a first stab at some proposed GB dates:

First of all, I am assuming the current "Clear Your Workbench" GB continues until EO Jan 2014.  I have also made most of the GBs approximately 3 mths in duration.  I have noted that up until now, most GBs have been shorter and typically require an extension to be granted.  By making them longer, perhaps this can be avoided.  The downside of this though is that it becomes harder to fit more in…unless we have some overlap.  As this stage, my proposed dates are:


You will note that the Book/Movie GB has a TBD (To Be Determined) status.  If you are happy with some GB overlaps, this can be scheduled in somewhere.  I am open to comments and suggestions so please speak up.

Regards,

Greg

: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: kitnut617 December 23, 2013, 06:04:49 AM
I would imagine not everyone will do all the GB's, my target it to complete one of them without getting distracted by something else.  I would think a week overlap would be fine and even the first one could start say mid-January because not everyone is doing the 'Clear your Workbench' GB but could be lining themselves up for the first one of the year.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 23, 2013, 06:10:05 AM
Good points.  The dates are just a suggestion at this stage.  Some overlap is fine by me.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: ysi_maniac December 26, 2013, 07:09:59 AM
How can people vote for a GB that is "to be defined"?  ???

Oh, yes, I see, we are whiffers.  ;D
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 27, 2013, 02:50:53 AM
How can people vote for a GB that is "to be defined"?  ???


There is no such voting.  The only thing "To Be Determined" is the timing of the Book/Movie GB.  No-one is being asked to vote on anything anymore as the poll is closed.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin December 27, 2013, 03:02:00 AM
My new proposed dates with some GB overlap are:


Note that I still like the idea of having some sort of "clear your Workbench" GB at the end of each year in order to provide some impetus to finish off projects.  I will go with what people want here though.

Please voice your thoughts re proposed dates.  Nothing (except the WWI GB) is set in stone yet.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: nils December 27, 2013, 06:49:57 AM
looks alright to me  :)
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: LemonJello December 29, 2013, 01:32:37 AM
I see the proposed motion for the upcoming GB schedule and hereby second it. 

Also, I rather enjoy having the "Clear Your Workbench" GB at the end of the year - a sort of unofficial official close to the year.
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: kitnut617 December 29, 2013, 01:36:58 AM
agreed --
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: taiidantomcat December 31, 2013, 11:52:38 PM
I see the proposed motion for the upcoming GB schedule and hereby second it. 

Also, I rather enjoy having the "Clear Your Workbench" GB at the end of the year - a sort of unofficial official close to the year.

Agree with all of the above...

Whats a good one month GB?  ??? "Model in a month?" like SSM? Single type? like say F-14 Tomcat? OOB/Paint?
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin January 03, 2014, 03:41:03 AM
Well, in the face of no dissent, I will set this as the tentative GB Calendar for the next 12mths or so
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: GTX_Admin January 03, 2014, 03:41:41 AM

Whats a good one month GB?  ??? "Model in a month?" like SSM? Single type? like say F-14 Tomcat? OOB/Paint?

That might work.  I am open to suggestions for others...
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: Daryl J. January 04, 2014, 09:07:55 AM
SSM=???  :-[
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: LemonJello January 09, 2014, 09:36:45 PM
SSM=???  :-[

Star Ship Modeler, perhaps?
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: Old Wombat January 10, 2014, 09:46:07 AM
taiidantomcat, is/was (it's been too long since I last visited) a regular at Starship Modeler, so I would suggest that is the answer; especially as they have a regular/standing "Model in a Month" challenged (I think) rather than comp.

Awesome place, with many brilliant modellers (some of whom visit here).

Seriously, if you haven't been there, go visit! You'll see some familiar names & (unless you get some of them started on the angle of the mandibles on the Millenium Falcon or the true colours of Star Trek ships) they are as friendly as the guys here.

:icon_music:

Guy
: Re: 2014 GB Vote
: taiidantomcat January 15, 2014, 04:06:32 AM
taiidantomcat, is/was (it's been too long since I last visited) a regular at Starship Modeler, so I would suggest that is the answer; especially as they have a regular/standing "Model in a Month" challenged (I think) rather than comp.

Awesome place, with many brilliant modellers (some of whom visit here).

Seriously, if you haven't been there, go visit! You'll see some familiar names & (unless you get some of them started on the angle of the mandibles on the Millenium Falcon or the true colours of Star Trek ships) they are as friendly as the guys here.

:icon_music:

Guy

Indeed my friend! Thank you!