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Modelling => Group and Themed Builds => : GTX_Admin September 06, 2015, 05:52:35 AM

: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: GTX_Admin September 06, 2015, 05:52:35 AM
Folks,

With the end of 2015 in sight (yeah, it's true), its time to start planning the Group Builds you would like for 2016.

Please post away!

Kind regards,

Greg
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: GTX_Admin September 06, 2015, 05:56:41 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).

(http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/4/4/5/2122544.jpg)
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: ed s September 06, 2015, 10:50:02 AM
How about "Wrecks, derelicts, and ready for the scrap heap" Anything that is used, abused, and left to rust away.

Ed
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: LemonJello September 07, 2015, 02:01:10 AM
I'll submit one from last year that didn't make it: Earth Left Behind - The human race has left Terra to expand into the solar system and beyond.  Anything space/sci fi: starships, planetary exploration vehicles (land, air, sea), civilian or military would be fair game.
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: Acree September 16, 2015, 06:18:47 AM
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. 
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: finsrin September 16, 2015, 09:12:27 AM
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.

Am visualizing concepts for this.
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: kerick September 16, 2015, 11:15:09 AM
These all sound good. Lots of room for creativity!
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: Alvis 3.1 September 16, 2015, 12:18:35 PM
I'm aiming for "Al builds something this year".   :(

Alvis 3.1
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: nils September 16, 2015, 03:07:35 PM
i was kinda thinking of a "Future Warfare GB".
where we will build next generation weapons to be used in a future conflict beyond 2020/2025.
could be ships, vehicles, aircraft, mechs...
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: GTX_Admin September 16, 2015, 04:20:39 PM
i was kinda thinking of a "Future Warfare GB".
where we will build next generation weapons to be used in a future conflict beyond 2020/2025.
could be ships, vehicles, aircraft, mechs...

Sounds good, though you may need to add another 30+yrs to the dates to see anything significant. ;)
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: GTX_Admin September 16, 2015, 04:50:56 PM
How about a "Show us your uglies" GB whereby we do models, profiles, stories etc centred on those less aesthetically pleasing designs (either real world or your own creations).  Example might include the BV141 or Blackburn Blackburn, Trabant...
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: perttime September 16, 2015, 09:29:13 PM
How about a "Show us your uglies" GB

Uglify the beaty or beautify the ugly?
Shiny paint and nicer wheels can make a Trabant look pretty nice:

(http://forum.difflock.com/userpix/10871_trabant_1.jpg)

: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: arkon September 16, 2015, 10:48:21 PM
👆 Pimp my ride.
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: finsrin September 17, 2015, 12:23:40 PM
Scaleorama GB.
Involves at least two significant identifiable assemblies/parts are from kits of different scales.
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: nils September 17, 2015, 02:19:07 PM
Scaleorama GB.
Involves at least two significant identifiable assemblies/parts are from kits of different scales.

i would like to do that, i have some ideas for this GB :)
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: GTX_Admin September 18, 2015, 02:41:17 AM
Another idea:  A "Face your Fears" GB - basic idea is for you to take on an area that you fear.  It may be doing a vacuform or resin kit or perhaps doing a figure.  Maybe a modeller could do a profile or a profiler do a model or perhaps play with a more detailed level of profiling...I'm sure you get the idea.
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: finsrin September 18, 2015, 11:30:03 AM
Vacuform:  have zero experience and a few kits in stash.
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: taiidantomcat September 18, 2015, 09:43:30 PM
Another idea:  A "Face your Fears" GB - basic idea is for you to take on an area that you fear.  It may be doing a vacuform or resin kit or perhaps doing a figure.  Maybe a modeller could do a profile or a profiler do a model or perhaps play with a more detailed level of profiling...I'm sure you get the idea.

I'd go for that.  :)
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: GTX_Admin September 25, 2015, 04:53:50 AM
Let's get racing GB - could cover race aircraft, race cars, race boats, race airships...
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: LemonJello September 25, 2015, 08:00:00 PM
Let's get racing GB - could cover race aircraft, race cars, race boats, race airships...

That's a great idea! Lot's of bright, colorful schemes to offset all the olive drab/gunship grey on my shelves!
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: GTX_Admin September 26, 2015, 03:53:53 AM
Indeed!
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: buzzbomb September 27, 2015, 03:53:30 PM
Another idea:  A "Face your Fears" GB - basic idea is for you to take on an area that you fear.  It may be doing a vacuform or resin kit or perhaps doing a figure.  Maybe a modeller could do a profile or a profiler do a model or perhaps play with a more detailed level of profiling...I'm sure you get the idea.

Gaaarrrr !!! I would have to do a car, it is really the only area of models I do not dabble in at all.

To paraquote a great line from the movie Waterloo

"if there is one thing in this world about which I know absolutely nothing, it is automobiles"

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: Old Wombat September 27, 2015, 07:53:55 PM
Another idea:  A "Face your Fears" GB - basic idea is for you to take on an area that you fear.  It may be doing a vacuform or resin kit or perhaps doing a figure.  Maybe a modeller could do a profile or a profiler do a model or perhaps play with a more detailed level of profiling...I'm sure you get the idea.

Gaaarrrr !!! I would have to do a car, it is really the only area of models I do not dabble in at all.

To paraquote a great line from the movie Waterloo

"if there is one thing in this world about which I know absolutely nothing, it is automobiles"

I'm dabbling in this field ... & wishing I hadn't (even though I'm whiffing them).

Sucking the mojo right out of me but I promised my daughters, so I have to complete them.
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: Volkodav September 27, 2015, 09:27:42 PM
How about a display team GB, any era, military or civilian, any aircraft type i.e. the usual fighter and trainer types but why not B-52s, P-3, P-8, etc. even UAVs or A380s.  Maybe even a precision driving display team using brightly coloured tanks?
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: taiidantomcat September 28, 2015, 12:12:30 AM
Have we done or suggested a "tread head" or armor GB?  ???

: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: GTX_Admin September 28, 2015, 02:24:57 AM
Have we done or suggested a "tread head" or armor GB?  ???

We haven't done one so suggest away
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: Weaver September 28, 2015, 08:49:57 AM
Gunships GB - any aircraft with sideways-firing guns.
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: taiidantomcat September 28, 2015, 10:00:40 AM
Gunships GB - any aircraft with sideways-firing guns.

Thats clever
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: taiidantomcat October 02, 2015, 03:33:43 AM
Starship modeler years back did an "other guys" GB: The unsung heroes, logistics, cargo, refuelers, mine sweepers, trainers, Freighters, Miners, etc. all the parts of the stick that make pointy end a spear. Could be great for air, land, sea, and space, profiles and stories. Very inclusive and broad Overall

 :)
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: finsrin October 02, 2015, 09:35:30 AM
Starship modeler years back did an "other guys" GB: The unsung heroes, logistics, cargo, refuelers, mine sweepers, trainers, Freighters, Miners, etc. all the parts of the stick that make pointy end a spear. Could be great for air, land, sea, and space, profiles and stories. Very inclusive and broad Overall

 :)

Bit different topic.  I like it.
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: KiwiZac 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.
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: GTX_Admin 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:

(http://churchm.ag/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/Reverse-Aircraft-Carrier.jpg)
(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/DawieCoetzee/05TartKart_zps8c57591d.jpg)
(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k180/DawieCoetzee/04FlyingMachine_zpsc2766081.jpg)
[img]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d1/9c/60/d19c60ae1f5cf2ea668b5b7f7d114a96.jpg[img]
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: RAFF-35 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
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: GTX_Admin 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?

(http://www.eskimo.com/~c180tom/lairdx.jpg)

But nobody here likes spats...
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: Weaver 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 (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.

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d165/hws5mp/The%20Whiffery/Pirate%20Tornado/IMG_5635.jpg) (http://s35.photobucket.com/user/hws5mp/media/The%20Whiffery/Pirate%20Tornado/IMG_5635.jpg.html)
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: Volkodav 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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: GTX_Admin 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 (http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?board=56.0)
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: Volkodav 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.
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: taiidantomcat 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 (http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/CONTEST14/entries.htm)



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: Frank3k October 10, 2015, 01:45:20 AM
another ripped from starship modeller was the color build. in their case yellow

[url]http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/CONTEST14/entries.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/CONTEST14/entries.htm[/url])


Maybe an easier color to paint than yellow?

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

[url]http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/CONTEST14/entries.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/CONTEST14/entries.htm[/url])


Maybe an easier color to paint than yellow?


Of course.  My vote is purple  >:D
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: Weaver October 10, 2015, 03:30:58 AM
another ripped from starship modeller was the color build. in their case yellow

[url]http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/CONTEST14/entries.htm[/url] ([url]http://www.starshipmodeler.com/contest/CONTEST14/entries.htm[/url])


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..... ;)
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: Weaver 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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: taiidantomcat 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
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: finsrin 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).

([url]http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/middle/4/4/5/2122544.jpg[/url])


Variation:  Unarmed GB, be it civilian or military
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: Volkodav October 13, 2015, 03:16:16 PM
How about a US post war isolationism GB, i.e. the US cuts defence spending, including R&D and take a back seat on global issues leaving other nations to fill the void, or more to the point to continue with plans and projects, civil and military that were delayed, cut short, or cancelled in reality.

i.e. post war airliners and civil aviation, the standard military stuff but also automotive manufacturing etc.
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: taiidantomcat October 14, 2015, 04:07:40 AM
How about a US post war isolationism GB, i.e. the US cuts defence spending, including R&D and take a back seat on global issues leaving other nations to fill the void, or more to the point to continue with plans and projects, civil and military that were delayed, cut short, or cancelled in reality.

i.e. post war airliners and civil aviation, the standard military stuff but also automotive manufacturing etc.

You could expand it and just keep the US out of WWII entirely.
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: The Big Gimper October 14, 2015, 05:55:11 AM
How about a US post war isolationism GB, i.e. the US cuts defence spending, including R&D and take a back seat on global issues leaving other nations to fill the void, or more to the point to continue with plans and projects, civil and military that were delayed, cut short, or cancelled in reality.

i.e. post war airliners and civil aviation, the standard military stuff but also automotive manufacturing etc.


You could expand it and just keep the US out of WWII entirely.


Oh Goody. Then we would have seen 10,000s of aircraft cross the US Canada border. Tow them to the border. Park them tail first and walk away.

Come back the next morning. They are all gone. My bad.

By October the first Hudsons had arrived at St. Hubert and, with the assistance of RCAF and Trans-Canada Airlines groundcrew, preparations proceeded at a frantic pace to check them out, to prepare them and their crews, and to fly them to the British Isles via Newfoundland. Getting the planes to Montreal required an imaginative circumvention of the U.S. neutrality laws. American law prohibited citizens of a belligerent power from flying planes in the United States and decreed that aircraft could not be flown out of the country for the use of a nation at war. To get around this, American civilians employed by Lockheed Corporation flew them from the factory in California to Pembina, North Dakota. There, horses pulled them a few yards across the 49th parallel to Emerson, Manitoba, before crews of the CPR Air Services Department finished the journey to Montreal along the Trans-Canada Airway (built as a make-work project during the Great Depression). It is interesting to note that, while the practice of towing aircraft across the border ceased in the spring of 1941, it did happen with a considerable number of aircraft at more than one location, from Sweetgrass, Montana to the maritime province

Ferry Command (http://www.canadahistoryproject.ca/1939-45/1939-45-09-ferry-command.html)
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: finsrin October 14, 2015, 09:13:26 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:

(removed pictures)

Builds like "Slowy Jet" fit this ?
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: GTX_Admin October 14, 2015, 03:25:52 PM
Yep
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: Volkodav October 14, 2015, 03:34:16 PM
How about a US post war isolationism GB, i.e. the US cuts defence spending, including R&D and take a back seat on global issues leaving other nations to fill the void, or more to the point to continue with plans and projects, civil and military that were delayed, cut short, or cancelled in reality.

i.e. post war airliners and civil aviation, the standard military stuff but also automotive manufacturing etc.

You could expand it and just keep the US out of WWII entirely.

I believe US involvement was inevitable however not returning to isolationism post war may have been a bit unusual although there were massive defence cuts that were only reversed with the start of the cold war, so perhaps the setting could be post war conferences were more successful and conciliatory and the US never gets involved in the cold war.  The US was anti colonialism anyway so maybe if there was less domestic concern over the USSR US public opinion could have forced government to stay out of the majority, if not all of the colonial wars that became defector battle fields between east and west.
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: Volkodav October 14, 2015, 03:37:17 PM
How about speed?  All things fast (or that look fast) planes, trains, automobiles and of course ships, rockets etc.  Or things that have been modified to be faster than the original or usual version of what ever it is.
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: finsrin October 14, 2015, 04:12:39 PM
How about speed?  All things fast (or that look fast) planes, trains, automobiles and of course ships, rockets etc.  Or things that have been modified to be faster than the original or usual version of what ever it is.

B-10, B-17, B-24, DC-3 with P-3 engines !
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: Goonie October 14, 2015, 04:52:07 PM
How about speed?  All things fast (or that look fast) planes, trains, automobiles and of course ships, rockets etc.  Or things that have been modified to be faster than the original or usual version of what ever it is.


Oh my, this could also includes racing mecha, am I right? ;)
(http://img01.deviantart.net/00c3/i/2007/163/1/2/racing_mech_by_muzzoid.jpg)
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: GTX_Admin October 14, 2015, 05:39:50 PM
How about speed?  All things fast (or that look fast) planes, trains, automobiles and of course ships, rockets etc.  Or things that have been modified to be faster than the original or usual version of what ever it is.

Could this be combined with this idea:

Let's get racing GB - could cover race aircraft, race cars, race boats, race airships...
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: GTX_Admin October 14, 2015, 06:05:39 PM
How about speed?  All things fast (or that look fast) planes, trains, automobiles and of course ships, rockets etc.  Or things that have been modified to be faster than the original or usual version of what ever it is.


Oh my, this could also includes racing mecha, am I right? ;)
([url]http://img01.deviantart.net/00c3/i/2007/163/1/2/racing_mech_by_muzzoid.jpg[/url])


Hmmm...that one makes me think of racing AT-STs...
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: Volkodav October 14, 2015, 08:22:14 PM
How about speed?  All things fast (or that look fast) planes, trains, automobiles and of course ships, rockets etc.  Or things that have been modified to be faster than the original or usual version of what ever it is.

Could this be combined with this idea:

Let's get racing GB - could cover race aircraft, race cars, race boats, race airships...

Yes but while race thingies tend to be speedy, speedy things don't need to be race thingies and non-race stuff gives a much wider range of possible schemes.
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: ysi_maniac October 14, 2015, 10:22:51 PM
Scaleorama GB.
Involves at least two significant identifiable assemblies/parts are from kits of different scales.

i would like to do that, i have some ideas for this GB :)

Me too!  :) :) :) ;)
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: taiidantomcat October 15, 2015, 12:43:26 AM
The New Star Wars is out soon.

We could do a Science Fiction GB, Star Wars GB, or "Any sci-fi but Star Wars" GB as a challenge.  :)
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: ysi_maniac October 16, 2015, 03:14:28 AM
What happens with the ideas that were not winners in past years? Can they be re-proposed once more?

Anyway I want to recover the Anachronisc GB idea: Old battles with modern weapons or old weapons in modern battles.
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: taiidantomcat October 16, 2015, 04:08:24 AM
What happens with the ideas that were not winners in past years? Can they be re-proposed once more?

Anyway I want to recover the Anachronisc GB idea: Old battles with modern weapons or old weapons in modern battles.

I do believe they can!!

Armor GB has been submitted multiple times.
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: GTX_Admin October 16, 2015, 04:18:58 AM
They can re regurgitated- I would prefer that people nominate specific ones though.
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: Volkodav October 16, 2015, 10:50:29 AM
How about "Heavy Metal" without any explanation, could a musical inspiration to anything, heavy armour, armoured knights, mechs, battleships, prime movers, strategic bombers, transports, or even airliners.
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: finsrin October 16, 2015, 02:17:29 PM
How about "Heavy Metal" without any explanation, could a musical inspiration to anything, heavy armour, armoured knights, mechs, battleships, prime movers, strategic bombers, transports, or even airliners.

The heavy stuff within the type of thing they are - right ?
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: LemonJello October 20, 2015, 08:00:57 PM
How about "Heavy Metal" without any explanation, could a musical inspiration to anything, heavy armour, armoured knights, mechs, battleships, prime movers, strategic bombers, transports, or even airliners.

I like this idea, too!
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: Volkodav October 20, 2015, 09:14:33 PM
How about "Heavy Metal" without any explanation, could a musical inspiration to anything, heavy armour, armoured knights, mechs, battleships, prime movers, strategic bombers, transports, or even airliners.

The heavy stuff within the type of thing they are - right ?

Maybe, but also just generally big and tough.  A muscle car rather then a sports car, a multi engine bomber or transport rather than a Learjet, a super tanker, panmax containership, or super liner as opposed to a luxury yacht.
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: taiidantomcat October 21, 2015, 03:50:44 AM
How about "Heavy Metal" without any explanation, could a musical inspiration to anything, heavy armour, armoured knights, mechs, battleships, prime movers, strategic bombers, transports, or even airliners.

The heavy stuff within the type of thing they are - right ?

Maybe, but also just generally big and tough.  A muscle car rather then a sports car, a multi engine bomber or transport rather than a Learjet, a super tanker, panmax containership, or super liner as opposed to a luxury yacht.

Well explained^

So anything that is kind of big and beefy and relies on raw power and brute force over finesse?
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: GTX_Admin October 21, 2015, 06:29:12 AM
Ok folks,

Get your ideas in if you have them.  I will be closing off nominations at the end of October.
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: arkon October 21, 2015, 11:24:11 AM
Drop tank racers
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: Weaver October 21, 2015, 09:59:18 PM
Drop tank racers

How about just drop tank anythings? The only rule is that the majority of the model has to consist of a re-purposed drop tank.
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: arkon October 22, 2015, 12:45:21 AM
⬆️That sounds good to me!
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: Weaver October 22, 2015, 05:04:33 AM
Since the new Star Wars movie is out at Christmas, how about a Star Wars vehicles GB for early in the year? Theme is anything to fit into the franchise: it could be a completely new vehicle in the right style, an alternative to one of the "canon" vehicles or even an improvement/upgrade on one of them based on a Star Wars kit.
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: perttime October 22, 2015, 12:58:36 PM
Since the new Star Wars movie is out at Christmas, how about a Star Wars vehicles GB for early in the year? ...
Star Wars 1919!
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: ysi_maniac October 22, 2015, 01:37:07 PM
Last manned weapons GB.

Future weapons but still manned.
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: Goonie October 22, 2015, 04:26:50 PM
Maybe something like "lets go nuclear"? So everything what uses nuclear propulsion/power systems, for example nuclear powered home equipment, cars up to military vessels or even space crafts
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: taiidantomcat October 23, 2015, 04:09:06 AM
Maybe something like "lets go nuclear"? So everything what uses nuclear propulsion/power systems, for example nuclear powered home equipment, cars up to military vessels or even space crafts


I like this! Can we go beyond just Nuclear propulsion though?

(http://i.imgur.com/TyP5EK9.gif)
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: finsrin October 23, 2015, 04:33:39 AM
Instant atomic baked frozen pizza ?  ???
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: Volkodav October 23, 2015, 09:43:07 PM
Thorium!

Cold Fusion

Fusion

My fav for subs, new generation batteries that have superior energy density than diesel, i.e. a submarine that gets more range out of her batteries than she can out of diesels.
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: GTX_Admin October 31, 2015, 02:55:39 AM
Another idea:  the Mars GB.  Basically, you somehow involve the planet Mars in your entry.  I don't care if it is based on mars, involves martians coming to Earth, is a space flyby of Mars, is a retelling/model inspired by a book or movie on Mars...just in involve this baby in it:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/58/Mars_23_aug_2003_hubble.jpg)
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: GTX_Admin October 31, 2015, 03:00:57 AM
BTW folks, last day to get in your ideas.
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: Frank3k October 31, 2015, 06:56:31 AM
No Mars. It's a silly place, despite the movie. All the cool kids are going to Titan, Enceladus, Europa or the asteroids.
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: Weaver October 31, 2015, 08:58:30 AM
I like the Mars idea.  ;D
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: Volkodav October 31, 2015, 01:04:03 PM
First thing that crossed my mind when I read the Mars suggestion was a White Star flying nap of the earth (Mars) from Babylon 5
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: taiidantomcat November 01, 2015, 04:29:45 AM
Planet theme is clever  :)

What about a "rebuilt/Reuse/Recycle" taking a built kit and refurbing it into something else or modifying it?
: Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
: GTX_Admin November 03, 2015, 03:03:20 AM
Idea submissions closed - will put up poll soon.