Beyond The Sprues

Modelling => Completed GBs => Group and Themed Builds => Treadhead/Armour GB => : LemonJello September 28, 2016, 08:44:44 PM

: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello September 28, 2016, 08:44:44 PM
Armour/Armor – a protective covering that is used to prevent damage from being inflicted to an object, individual or vehicle by direct contact weapons or projectiles, or from damage caused by a potentially dangerous environment or action.


Orientation:  This is the warning order/rules for the 2016 Treadhead/Armour Group Build.  As always, the primary objective is to have fun, share ideas, be creative and have fun.
 
Situation: As previously set forth by higher headquarters, it is the appointed time and place on the calendar for the Treadhead/Armour Group Build.  Therefore, in keeping with higher’s intent, we will conduct said Group Build with a focus on having fun and sharing in this hobby.

Mission: NET 20161001 00:00:01 (your local time) and NLT 20161130 23:59:59 (your local time) you will locate, close with, and create a project that would be best described as Armored.  Armed/Unarmed projects are both welcome for inclusion.

Execution: Projects can be physical or digital, real or imagined, from any point in time from the moment of the Big Bang to the collapse of the universe into one super-massive singularity.  The only limit is that your project “natural environment” is in contact with the ground (ANY ground).  Legs, skis, wheels and tracks are all acceptable examples of meeting this requirement but are not strictly limiting factors.  Fun must be had while this mission is being conducted. 

Admin & Logistics: Questions, concerns and requests for amplifying instructions should be directed to the moderator. Electronic communication methods are preferred. Written requests will be entertained, but must be filed in quintuplicate and submitted for review thirty (30) days prior to the publishing of this document.  Time travel devices are not, repeat, NOT authorized for use in order to meet this requirement.   

An extension MAY be granted at the whim of the moderator in order to facilitate completion of projects.

Command & Control: Really? With this group?


Armour/Armor – a protective covering that is used to prevent damage from being inflicted to an object, individual or vehicle by direct contact weapons or projectiles, or from damage caused by a potentially dangerous environment or action.
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Tophe September 28, 2016, 11:33:14 PM
Armour/Armor – a protective covering that is used to prevent damage from being inflicted to an object, individual or vehicle
Is this only for land vehicles and people? or is an armoured aircraft all right? ???
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: taiidantomcat September 28, 2016, 11:35:18 PM
Armour/Armor – a protective covering that is used to prevent damage from being inflicted to an object, individual or vehicle
Is this only for land vehicles and people? or is an armoured aircraft all right? ???

"The only limit is that your project “natural environment” is in contact with the ground (ANY ground).  Legs, skis, wheels and tracks are all acceptable examples of meeting this requirement but are not strictly limiting factors.  Fun must be had while this mission is being conducted.  "


 :)
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello September 29, 2016, 12:46:47 AM
This is one of those rare Group Builds that is focused on the land element ("targets" in aviation parlance)...

A tracked, submersible dive bus

Or

An asteroid ore mining walker

Or

A construction site, powered suit/mecha

would be a few examples that are also in keeping with Moderator's Intent.


: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: jcf September 29, 2016, 03:04:05 AM
Howabout a translation for the people who don't speak Pentagon/mil-jargon?  ;D
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Old Wombat September 29, 2016, 07:54:22 AM
OK, of course I have 2 armour builds on the go right now & both are well past the "Can I please include this, sir?" stage of construction (one's at final weathering stage). ::)



Luckily, I have 3 more armour kits stacked by the table waiting to be started! :D
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Crbad September 29, 2016, 08:52:02 AM
Should we submit build threads in SALT/SALUTE format?
What kind of resistance can we expect along the avenue of approach?
Phase lines?
Is there an ORP? LOA?
Command and Control: All build activity will be conducted in accordance with the whims of swmbo.
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello September 29, 2016, 09:49:53 AM
OK, of course I have 2 armour builds on the go right now & both are well past the "Can I please include this, sir?" stage of construction (one's at final weathering stage).
Please post those builds in the inspiration thread!

Should we submit build threads in SALT/SALUTE format?
You should follow local SOPs in regards to format, as long as fun is had in the process.

What kind of resistance can we expect along the avenue of approach?
Unknown. Depends on SWMBO/CinC Home's mood regarding unplanned, but vitally needed acquisitions of kits, aftermarket parts and supplies.

: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: finsrin September 29, 2016, 09:52:45 AM
Said well Mr. LemonJello  :)
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Old Wombat September 29, 2016, 02:06:05 PM
OK, of course I have 2 armour builds on the go right now & both are well past the "Can I please include this, sir?" stage of construction (one's at final weathering stage).
Please post those builds in the inspiration thread!

Builds are currently active in the Physical Models: Land forum under the Scimitar Down-Under thread, a FV521AS Warrior 90mm Recce/Fire Support Vehicle thread will commence soon.
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: GTX_Admin October 01, 2016, 06:42:37 AM
Can we start now...please

(http://i2.wp.com/theverybesttop10.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Top-10-Pictures-of-Cats-in-Tanks-3.jpg?resize=510%2C390)
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello October 01, 2016, 07:40:49 AM
Can we start now...please

You may start when the clock strikes midnight on 1 Oct 2016 in the timezone you currently occupy.  I won't be deducting points if anyone gets a little head start.
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Feldmarschall Zod October 01, 2016, 09:34:26 AM
Now to figure out what to build. I am leaning towards an IDF M46 Patton.
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello October 01, 2016, 09:41:26 AM
Now to figure out what to build. I am leaning towards an IDF M46 Patton.

I'd like to see that.
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: taiidantomcat October 01, 2016, 09:55:44 AM
Can we start now...please

([url]http://i2.wp.com/theverybesttop10.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Top-10-Pictures-of-Cats-in-Tanks-3.jpg?resize=510%2C390[/url])


You mean start Meow?
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: GTX_Admin October 07, 2016, 04:30:42 AM
Would something without tacks (e.g. that shown below) count?

(http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/hercxena/images/c/cf/Crazy_tank.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/639?cb=20090624221819)
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Old Wombat October 07, 2016, 10:24:46 AM
Why not? :D

If you take armoured warfare back far enough, it's some rich bugger sitting on a horse, both of them covered in plate-armour & chain-mail, carrying a rather nasty assortment of death-dealing devices.
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello October 07, 2016, 08:22:10 PM
Would something without tacks (e.g. that shown below) count?

([url]http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/hercxena/images/c/cf/Crazy_tank.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/639?cb=20090624221819[/url])


Official Verdict: I'll allow it! 

The tracks/treads are not a mandatory element, in my opinion.  Wheels, skis, feet, hooves, all qualify as long as there is armor/armour involved - so a mounted knight or a Mobile Infantry Trooper would be accepted as well as horse drawn war wagons or chariots.
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello November 01, 2016, 07:39:29 PM
We've reached the half-way point in the Treadhead/Armour Group Build

So many great entries/projects started/in progress/completed.  Bravo Zulu to all!

There's still plenty of time to start a project of your own, or a 2nd...3rd...etc...

: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Volkodav November 01, 2016, 11:05:41 PM
And I still can't find my Matilda!  Though there is a now 1/35 Tamiya one at the only hobby store in the territory, I wonder if I would get away with smuggling it home.
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Old Wombat November 01, 2016, 11:23:41 PM
You can only try, mate! ;)

Wishing you all the luck you'll need & then some! :) :)
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello November 17, 2016, 08:41:31 PM
Two (2) Weeks Remaining Until Cessation of this Group Build

Keep those projects rolling toward the final objective.
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Volkodav November 18, 2016, 01:51:12 AM
Well I give up on this one too, my step daughters boyfriend has just moved in so now we have four adults, three children, three dogs, three cats and two parrots in one four bedroom, single living area suburban house.  I thought it was bad enough trying to find space for the hobby before, now there is no hope, especially as we live in the tropics and its too hot to set up outside or in the garage (which is full of moving boxes and things we don't have space for in the house). 

Its a cyclone zone too so no affordable option to build a granny flat or extension, not that the yard is big enough anyway, I really really really want my old five bedroom / four plus an air-conditioned studio, two living area (each about 50% bigger than our current single living area) house back.  We still own it, its being rented out to the step daughters ex, and its in the same city that has a very nice $100-120k job waiting for me (i.e. where I used to work) but it doesn't fit my wifes career so we will never live there again.  Instead, as I have said, "if not Adelaide then Melbourne is the next best option because its affordable and I have a lot of family and friends there, as well as employment opportunities", we will probably move to Sydney, NZ or F...ing Vietnam, because it better suit my wifes career.

At least I get to see the excellent work you guys produce and reminisce about when I had time, space and money for my hobby (well hobbies, I used to do target shooting, scuba dive and ride too).
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello November 18, 2016, 04:56:42 AM
Sorry to hear that, Volkodav.  I can commiserate with you; I'm splitting time between my basement "apartment" outside DC for work and the family still in North Carolina.  We're waiting for the girls to finish out the school year before (hopefully) selling our house and relocating to the northern Virginia area where the youngest will start high school. The older two will both be in college at that point (freshman and junior years).

I've packed a couple kits and supplies to work on at the work domicile, but very little progress is being made.  I need to change that, and get back to building since I have some time on my hands right now.
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Volkodav November 18, 2016, 07:03:05 PM
Sorry about the whinge but it is so frustrating to have so much in the stash I want to build, the time to do it, but nowhere to do it.  One day.......
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello November 26, 2016, 09:17:02 AM
5 Days Remaining in the Treadhead/Armour Group Build

We're closing in on the final push to the objective

Stout hearts, steady hands!
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Old Wombat November 26, 2016, 11:28:49 PM
Um ... Could I ask for an extension, sir? ???

'Coz there's not a snowflakes hope in Hell of me finishing by the end of the 30th. :icon_crap:
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello November 30, 2016, 12:10:43 PM
An Extension of 14 Days has been approved for the Treadhead/Armour Group Build

One final push to the objective, fellow modellers. Get those projects done and posted! Deadline is now 2359 14 December 2016

Any entries/projects not completed by the end of the extension will be moved (at the builder's request) to the annual Clear Your Workbench GB
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: dy031101 November 30, 2016, 12:35:48 PM
Thank you so much.  I really need it.
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Old Wombat November 30, 2016, 11:41:05 PM
Thanks, Boss! :)
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello December 07, 2016, 08:58:19 PM
Seven (7) days remaining in our Treadhead/Armour Group Build

Clear Eyes, Steady Hands and I'll see you on the Final Objective
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Volkodav December 07, 2016, 09:57:51 PM
Well considering the next GB is clear your work bench is it really only 7 days?
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello December 08, 2016, 04:46:24 AM
For the purpose of voting/polling of the membership: Yes. 
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: finsrin December 08, 2016, 06:19:23 AM
I spoze you could slide build ahead to clear work bench GB..........
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello December 12, 2016, 08:24:00 PM
TWO (2) Days Remaining

This is it! We're down to two days left in this Group Build
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello December 14, 2016, 08:40:19 PM
LAST DAY OF THE 2016 TREADHEAD/ARMOUR GROUP BUILD

This is it.  2359 tonight (Your Local Time) all projects will be at the final objective.

I will have polls up by the end of the week.

ONWARD TO VICTORY!
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: Volkodav December 15, 2016, 03:56:16 PM
Yep definitely time left to start something and maybe get it finished
: Re: Treadhead/Armour Guidance 1 Oct - 30 Nov
: LemonJello December 15, 2016, 09:00:26 PM
I declare the 2016 Treadhead/Armour Group Build to be finished. The final objective has been reached.

Thank you to all that participated, I think we had some amazing projects and thought-provoking discussions.  There are now new ideas for future models swirling around in my brain, that's for sure.

Polls will be going up shortly.