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Title: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: GTX_Admin on February 22, 2014, 03:27:17 AM
Folks,

The 2014 GB 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.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: finsrin on February 22, 2014, 08:45:15 AM
When browsing the stash during holidays I got flash of two core kits as base of concept for Snoops, Sensors, Spooks, & Spies.
Will need at least a third kit or partial scratch building.  Plenty time for closer look to decide if doable.

With a recent purchase came another build concept.  Also need to take a close look at concept.  Decide which way to go.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: kitnut617 on February 22, 2014, 10:38:55 PM
I'm going to make a big effort to get in on the Snoops, Sensors etc one  but I will have to do some house reno's at the same time, we have our neices staying with us who are coming for 8 weeks so I've got to get the room finished otherwise SWMBO will not be ------------------ lets say the doghouse wouldn't be far enough away --  :-\
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: The Big Gimper on February 22, 2014, 11:57:41 PM
I'm going to make a big effort to get in on the Snoops, Sensors etc one  but I will have to do some house reno's at the same time, we have our neices staying with us who are coming for 8 weeks so I've got to get the room finished otherwise SWMBO will not be ------------------ lets say the doghouse wouldn't be far enough away --  :-\

Can you stow away in the compressor shed you designed. That will be 600 miles away. 
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: kitnut617 on February 23, 2014, 01:24:03 AM
I'm going to make a big effort to get in on the Snoops, Sensors etc one  but I will have to do some house reno's at the same time, we have our neices staying with us who are coming for 8 weeks so I've got to get the room finished otherwise SWMBO will not be ------------------ lets say the doghouse wouldn't be far enough away --  :-\

Can you stow away in the compressor shed you designed. That will be 600 miles away.

Might have too if the room doesn't get finished ---   ::)
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: taiidantomcat on March 23, 2014, 05:15:52 AM
I wanted to plant the seed early for the free slot in July for an "armor/tank/land" GB.  :) 4 weeks may not be perfect (I need four years typically  ;D)

But without cockpits to paint and generally not much in the way of clear parts to be concerned about, I think an armor GB would fit really well.  thoughts?
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: jcf on March 23, 2014, 10:38:44 AM
How about a build that has nothing to do with death and destruction or stupidly extended wars?
Yeah, I know it won't happen as most people seem to prefer fantasy worlds where they can kill everybody
they hate, or think they hate based on the bullshit propaganda they've been conditioned to believe.
To be blunt, most whiffery I've seen over the decades has been unimaginative wankery. So no reason to expect anything different.
 :-X
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 23, 2014, 10:46:47 AM
How about a fast Racing GB?  This could include race cars, speed boats, Reno racers...etc.  it would not need to have any military connections.  Given the short time window, it could be a fast challenge.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Cliffy B on March 23, 2014, 10:51:13 AM
Did we ever talk about a "found object" GB?  Grab some random piece of whatever and turn it into well...anything!  An example would be the old computer mouse turned into a Dune buggy on here a while back.  The details and builder/artist escape me at the moment but you get the gist.  Back on the old whiff site someone (now since passed  :-[ ) turned an old stapler or paper clip holder into a "Scarab fighter".  Some kind of unmanned speedy space fighter out of a random bit of plastic office junk.  Again you get the idea.

I have a whole box of assorted things I've been saving for something like that.  Keep eying it every so often and keep fighting the urge to trash the whole box.  Just a thought  :)
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Volkodav on March 23, 2014, 10:51:49 AM
How about a build that has nothing to do with death and destruction or stupidly extended wars?
Yeah, I know it won't happen as most people seem to prefer fantasy worlds where they can kill everybody
they hate, or think they hate based on the bullshit propaganda they've been conditioned to believe.
To be blunt, most whiffery I've seen over the decades has been unimaginative wankery. So no reason to expect anything different.
 :-X

Sounds good, airliners, ocean liners, cars, trucks, Motorbikes  8), luxury yachts?

Actually quite a few navy ships end up in commercial roles and some, including frigates, PBs and MTBs have been converted to yachts.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: GTX_Admin on March 23, 2014, 11:33:24 AM
An "Anything but military GB" is an option to...maybe merge with a "Swords into Plowshares" GB?

I would recommend that people remember that the timeframe is 4 weeks (6 at a stretch), so you may not want ideas that are too complex or require long timeframes.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Brian da Basher on March 26, 2014, 03:35:24 AM
I really like the idea of merging those two, Mr GTX. There seems to be a good bit of overlap between them.

I was part of a Found Objects GB once and it was a lot of fun. It helped me see common objects in a different light.

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 05, 2014, 04:56:45 AM
Ok folks, I have made an "Executive Decision" (oh, the power….Mwahahaha!!!):  The gap in our GB calendar is now filled by the "Anything but military" GB.  This will be a short one going from 1 Jul - 28 Jul (with possible extension).  It can all sorts of things but they aren't supposed to be warlike or military.  Therefore get your civilian hats on, plan on turning those swords into plowshares, etc…

Feel free to also nominate as GB Moderator.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Brian da Basher on April 15, 2014, 09:30:09 AM
Ok folks, I have made an "Executive Decision" (oh, the power….Mwahahaha!!!):  The gap in our GB calendar is now filled by the "Anything but military" GB.  This will be a short one going from 1 Jul - 28 Jul (with possible extension).  It can all sorts of things but they aren't supposed to be warlike or military.  Therefore get your civilian hats on, plan on turning those swords into plowshares, etc…

Feel free to also nominate as GB Moderator.

Excellent, Mr GTX! Can I nominate you?

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: GTX_Admin on April 15, 2014, 04:19:26 PM
You can try...though Jon has already agreed to.  Besides, I will be travelling again for the main part of July.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 15, 2014, 04:09:53 AM
I like the idea of a civvy GB. But imo a month is too short. :(

What about this? http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3785.msg57854#msg57854 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3785.msg57854#msg57854)  ;)
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: kitnut617 on May 15, 2014, 04:23:02 AM
I've got a 'civvie' to do too, but as Carlos says,  'too short of time'.  I'd need at least the same as the 'Snoops' GB
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Logan Hartke on May 15, 2014, 04:34:04 AM
Just run it simultaneous with the WWI GB.  Make the Civvie one run from 1 July to 21 September, the International Day of Peace (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_Peace).

(http://images.huffingtonpost.com/2013-09-09-international_peace_day_logo_lg.jpg)

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 15, 2014, 05:10:28 AM
Hi Logan, that is a brilliant idea :)
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 15, 2014, 04:51:13 PM
Guys...a month after the announcement?!  Couldn't you have made comment much earlier??
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Logan Hartke on May 15, 2014, 10:21:08 PM
Greg hates Peace Day.  >:D :icon_meditation:

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: kitnut617 on May 16, 2014, 12:00:42 AM
Sorry Greg, only just tuned into this thread.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 16, 2014, 02:33:46 AM
Guys...a month after the announcement?!  Couldn't you have made comment much earlier??

You are right Greg ... as I said before: amonth is too short!  ;D ;D
 ;)
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: jcf on May 17, 2014, 06:20:44 AM
I have no problem with moderating a longer term build. Mox nix.
 :icon_fsm:
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: ysi_maniac on May 17, 2014, 07:08:21 AM
^^^^^
Do you accept my entry proposal? http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3785.msg57854#msg57854 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3785.msg57854#msg57854)  ;) :)

BTW: what does "Mox nix" mean?
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: jcf on May 17, 2014, 07:32:46 AM
Phonetic 'Muricanation of Macht nichts.  ;)
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 18, 2014, 03:14:57 AM
Just run it simultaneous with the WWI GB.  Make the Civvie one run from 1 July to 21 September,

I will admit that I am somewhat uncomfortable with two long GBs running essentially simultaneously, but if the members are happy to do so than it can happen.  Please feel free to make comments re this.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: kitnut617 on May 18, 2014, 03:39:46 AM
Well, I don't think I'll be doing the WW.I one, not really my cup of tea.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 27, 2014, 06:15:23 PM
So only one comment...are you folks interested in this at all? ???
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Volkodav on May 27, 2014, 08:33:41 PM
Ill be completely indisposed over that period, well actually pretty much from June to September so I wont be doing either.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Weaver on May 28, 2014, 04:34:50 AM
I'm up for the Soppy Treehugging Peacenik GB if it'll make Jon happy.... ;)

Either time option will work for me, but longer is better, since I have no plan to do the WWI one. (In any case, you can't refuse an extension on the Peace GB since that might start a fight.... >:D )
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Logan Hartke on May 28, 2014, 04:37:30 AM
The only thing I might do for the WWI GB would work equally well for the Movies GB immediately following, so I was planning on using the time of the WWI GB to do some other profiles I've been wanting to do.

In short, I don't plan on participating in the WWI GB, but am in full support of it if other people do.

Cheers,

Logan
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Brian da Basher on May 28, 2014, 05:10:06 AM
I've been hoping for a Civvie GB for a while and hope to play along! Running it until Sept. 21 sounds reasonable since Mr JCF is happy to oblige.

Now I just need to find my boarding pass...

Brian da Basher
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: buzzbomb on May 28, 2014, 06:32:01 AM
Pretty sure I will contribute something along the line to one or the other, so not fussed at all.
Considering I have no ideas for either WW1 or civvy at the moment, nor subjects for either, rarely is that too much of a bother to get something done.

Does a Walking Dead meme work for Civvy ? >:D
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Weaver on May 28, 2014, 07:02:53 AM
Pretty sure I will contribute something along the line to one or the other, so not fussed at all.
Considering I have no ideas for either WW1 or civvy at the moment, nor subjects for either, rarely is that too much of a bother to get something done.

Does a Walking Dead meme work for Civvy ? >:D

Only if you try to persude them not to eat you with calm, rational argument, as opposed to shooting them... ;)
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Dr. YoKai on May 28, 2014, 09:05:01 AM
I'm looking forward to the WW 1 GB...I could see doing the  Civilian build too, but the former would be my priority.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: kitnut617 on May 30, 2014, 02:58:31 AM
I'm in on the Civvie one as I've just found out the decals I had ordered for it (which were taking forever to get done), will be here in the next week or so.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: GTX_Admin on May 31, 2014, 02:55:24 AM
Ok folks..glad for the feedback.  Now I will totally ignore it and do whatever I want…err…will acquiesce to your calls and extend the "Anything but military GB" to 21 September.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: jcf on May 31, 2014, 11:11:31 AM
Pretty sure I will contribute something along the line to one or the other, so not fussed at all.
Considering I have no ideas for either WW1 or civvy at the moment, nor subjects for either, rarely is that too much of a bother to get something done.

Does a Walking Dead meme work for Civvy ? >:D

TV + Reality TV = Walking Deadliest Axemen, zombies, fishermen, loggers, boats, chainsaws and yarders ... what could go wrong.
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: jcf on May 31, 2014, 11:13:56 AM
I'm up for the Soppy Treehugging Peacenik GB if it'll make Jon happy.... ;)

Either time option will work for me, but longer is better, since I have no plan to do the WWI one. (In any case, you can't refuse an extension on the Peace GB since that might start a fight.... >:D )

You can build a tracked, nukular-powered robot logging machine fer all I care.  ;)
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: jcf on May 31, 2014, 11:20:46 AM
Pretty sure I will contribute something along the line to one or the other, so not fussed at all.
Considering I have no ideas for either WW1 or civvy at the moment, nor subjects for either, rarely is that too much of a bother to get something done.

Does a Walking Dead meme work for Civvy ? >:D

Only if you try to persude them not to eat you with calm, rational argument, as opposed to shooting them... ;)

Nah, just use a cricket bat.  ;)
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: GTX_Admin on June 01, 2014, 02:49:45 AM

Nah, just use a cricket bat.  ;)

It's the 'sporting' thing to do...  ;D
Title: Re: 2014 GB Calendar
Post by: Dr. YoKai on June 09, 2014, 03:14:51 AM
Pretty sure I will contribute something along the line to one or the other, so not fussed at all.
Considering I have no ideas for either WW1 or civvy at the moment, nor subjects for either, rarely is that too much of a bother to get something done.

Does a Walking Dead meme work for Civvy ? >:D

TV + Reality TV = Walking Deadliest Axemen, zombies, fishermen, loggers, boats, chainsaws and yarders ... what could go wrong.

 Ah, you've been toTexas...