Poll

What theme would you like to have for the first GB of the year?

Profile Build
5 (13.9%)
Scaleorama Build
1 (2.8%)
Balkanised Build
2 (5.6%)
"Swap the role" Build
2 (5.6%)
Vive la résistance! Build
1 (2.8%)
"End of the World as we know it" Build
1 (2.8%)
"Peeping Tom" (aka Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) Build
1 (2.8%)
Space & Scifi Build
1 (2.8%)
Armoured/Land vehicle
2 (5.6%)
"Anything Goes"/'Strut Your Stuff, the introductory Group Build"
16 (44.4%)
A whiffer's Tiger Meet Build
1 (2.8%)
No Guts, No Glory Build
1 (2.8%)
Commercial/Civilian Build
1 (2.8%)
How the Other Half Live Build
1 (2.8%)

Total Members Voted: 34

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Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« on: January 15, 2012, 10:23:11 AM »
Hi folks,

As promised, here is the Poll for the first Group Build of the Year/Forum.  I have tried to include all the suggestions made.  Some that I have excluded are those linked to a particular anniversary/date (e.g. Falklands Anniversary) plus a couple of the single platform themed ones - I figured with this first GB we want to be as inclusive as possible and unfortunately, single platform builds are hard to do with that.  Another that I have held off on is a "Blown deadline" Build - I think we will have this towards the end of th year to catch all those that qualify...

You can read the posts made in the Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds thread for more info before making your choice.  In general though, the following describe the candidates:

  • Profile Build - Either a physical model based on an existing profile, or a new profile based on an existing profile
  • Scaleorama Build - Resize it like...
  • Balkanised Build - A country that splits up or is never unified in the first place.
  • "Swap the role" Build - big bomber scale-o-ramed into fighter, fighter into strategic bomber, civilian into military, military into civilian etc.
  • Vive la résistance! Build - Revolt against something/anything.  For instance, it could include French Revolution (and all derivatives/extrapolations of...either way), Soviet/communist revolution, maybe even go anarchist and do "occupy what-if"  or just about anything...
  • "End of the World as we know it" Build - Red Dawn, Cold War goes hot/WWIII/Post apocalyptic theme
  • "Peeping Tom" (aka Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) Build - something with a recon theme
  • Space & Scifi Build - pretty self explanatory
  • Armoured/Land vehicle - pretty self explanatory
  • "Anything Goes"/'Strut Your Stuff, the introductory Group Build" - you name it, just do it in the timeframe.  Preferably you do you favourite type of theme
  • A whiffer's Tiger Meet Build - just give stripes or teeth...growl!!!
  • No Guts, No Glory Build - do something that scares you.  It could be a profile, resin kit, vacuform etc.
  • Commercial/Civilian Build - we're all at peace dudes, so make it nice
  • How the Other Half Live Build - The Profilers have to down Mouses (Mice?) and glue something together, and the Plastic Bashers have to put together some convincing profiles


Anyway, go vote.  You have one vote but are allowed to change it should you change your mind.  I do ask that you take special care when choosing and especially give thought to choosing a theme that will allow for maximum participation by those from all forms of modelling (physical and pixel).

Voting closes Sunday, 29 January 2012.

Regards,

Greg
« Last Edit: January 15, 2012, 11:37:16 AM by GTX_Admin »
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2012, 11:55:06 PM »
I went with the

"Anything Goes"/'Strut Your Stuff, the introductory Group Build" - you name it, just do it in the timeframe.  Preferably you do you favourite type of theme

I plan on doing my no guts no glory (I must be crazy :o) build idea.
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 12:27:06 AM »
gone for 'anything goes' simply cos its an easy one for the first GB on the forum

id love to have a go at 'other half live' but i wouldnt have a clue where to start  ;D
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 01:31:28 AM »
I too went with anything goes, simply because I haven't touched plastic in over a year and thought it might be safest for me, and a nice overall introduction for everybody else.
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 04:32:17 AM »
Excellent ideas all of them.


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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 11:33:11 PM »
 Well. I voted for Scale-O-Rama, but if it winds up being " Anything Goes ".... ;D

 ( I just twigged to the fact that we have an FSM smilley...woot! )

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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2012, 11:06:18 AM »
While almost all of these interest me, I too went with "Anything Goes" as it seems perfect for an introductory GB and a great way for folks to show off what they've got a flair for.

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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2012, 01:30:01 AM »
Another for "Anything Goes" from me. While I generally prefer rather tighter GBs, this seems likea good idea to get things started.

By the way, are the poll results displaying oddly for anyone else? I'm getting the bars and numbers for the bottom half of the list displayed to the right of those for the top half of the list.... ???
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2012, 02:14:36 AM »

By the way, are the poll results displaying oddly for anyone else? I'm getting the bars and numbers for the bottom half of the list displayed to the right of those for the top half of the list.... ???

Looks ok to me.  Anyone else?
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2012, 08:23:01 AM »

By the way, are the poll results displaying oddly for anyone else? I'm getting the bars and numbers for the bottom half of the list displayed to the right of those for the top half of the list.... ???

Looks ok to me.  Anyone else?
Looks good to me.
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2012, 09:54:37 AM »
I feel so alone being the only one who voted for the Peeping Tom build.  :icon_sueno:
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2012, 09:58:24 AM »
I feel so alone being the only one who voted for the Peeping Tom build.  :icon_sueno:

No comment... ;)
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2012, 10:57:38 AM »
Seeing the above list makes me rather hope we work our way through all of them.      :)
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2012, 04:57:23 AM »
Don't forget to vote if you haven't already done so!
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2012, 07:23:58 AM »
Seeing the above list makes me rather hope we work our way through all of them.      :)

Me too. In the end, I voted for Armoured/Land Vehicle. Medicine for the physick -- I usually need a nudge to dislodge me from my aircraft obsession  ;)
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2012, 05:01:50 AM »
It looks like we have a definitive winner.  I will be setting up the GB later today (my time).  Proposed duration is 1 Feb - 31 Mar.  I am happy to Moderate this first one, though am also equally happy for someone else to take the role.  If anyone wants to, then PM me in the next 12hrs.

Regards,

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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2012, 06:48:13 AM »
Will there also be a pixel element for this Group Build?
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2012, 06:50:30 AM »
Will there also be a pixel element for this Group Build?

You bet there will be and a story element if people prefer that medium.
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2012, 10:33:28 AM »
Excellent! Now I'll take a pill and calmly wait for the official notice.   :icon_meditation:
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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2012, 11:31:41 AM »
I voted for Sci Fi... only because I need a nudge to finally build the Danube-class Winnebago Runabout I've been thinking about for years. :)

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Re: Poll for the First GB of the Year/Forum...
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2012, 02:49:38 PM »
I voted for Sci Fi... only because I need a nudge to finally build the Danube-class Winnebago Runabout I've been thinking about for years. :)

Well that will still fit writhing the current GB underway.
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