Author Topic: 2014 Season GB Lineup  (Read 8406 times)

Offline Logan Hartke

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2014 Season GB Lineup
« on: November 28, 2013, 04:19:11 AM »
What kind of GBs can we look forward to for the coming year?  I hope to wrap up my last two profiles for this GB, then start work on some other items, but I like to try and coordinate those with a GB theme when possible.  I was just wondering what GB we'll have up in January.

Cheers,

Logan

Offline Volkodav

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2013, 10:32:54 AM »
David Brins book "Earth" has some potential in particular "includes a war pitting most of the Earth against Switzerland, fueled by outrage over the Swiss allowing generations of kleptocrats to hide their stolen wealth in the country's banks."  The fall out of this war is Switzerland in nuked and left uninhabitable with the surviving Swiss population creating floating cities living on and by the sea.


I do like the term kleptocrat, i.e. institutionalised corruption and thievery.

Offline PR19_Kit

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2013, 10:58:21 AM »
I do like the term kleptocrat, i.e. institutionalised corruption and thievery.

Oh, you mean Government?  ;)
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Kit

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Offline Volkodav

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2013, 11:21:49 AM »
Yes but also big business behind government

For the actual build I was thinking of the floating facilities / sea bases, ships, aircraft, commerce related platforms etc.  Basically water world but with a better, almost Roma or Zionist flavour, back story; driven out, ostracised, disenfranchised but still proud and defiant doing more than just surviving.
« Last Edit: November 28, 2013, 11:26:18 AM by Volkodav »

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2013, 03:28:27 PM »
Will get something up soon re this.  One I can say I would like to see is a WW1 themed GB...
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Offline finsrin

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2013, 04:03:49 PM »
Unarmed GB.
>  Recon, AWACS, cargo, tanker, airliners, rescue planes.
>  Retired bombers and fighters are now racers in their respective classes.
>  Retired armored cars, halftracks, tanks, SP artillery are now racers in their respective classes.
>  WIG trans ocean transport or commuter ferry or private craft.
>  Plenty more subjects........

Offline nils

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2013, 04:58:14 PM »
WW1 GB does sound like a good idea.

another idea ive been playing with is the "Disbanded Nations", in witch the idea is to build a model of a vehicle/aircraft/ship operated by a nation that does not exist anymore (for exsample East-Germany, Rhodesia, Yugoslavia, Austro-Hungaria,.....). however, Nazi-Germany would not be allowed.

another idea woulb be a "Next-Generation GB".
where we build models of future vehicles/aircraft/ships (exsample F-22, F-35, LCS, UCAV/UAV,....)
on the bench:
-various models

on the drawing board:
-various 1/72 TinTin aircraft
-1/72 Eurocopter Tiger (Belgian Army)
-various other 1/72 and 1/144 aircraft

Offline finsrin

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2013, 06:00:59 PM »
"WW1 GB does sound like a good idea."   I agree.
Can't think of anything to build.  Still like to see what others come up with.
Treating WW1 like Luft 46 by stretching it to 1922-25 is a variation that can open more possibilities.
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« Last Edit: November 28, 2013, 06:20:41 PM by finsrin »

Offline finsrin

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2013, 06:18:32 PM »
Scale-o-Rama GB.
Minimum 2 or 3 significant and identifiable parts are of 2 or 3 different scales.  Use as many scales as you care to beyond minimum.

Offline Volkodav

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2013, 08:03:59 PM »
"WW1 GB does sound like a good idea."   I agree.
Can't think of anything to build.  Still like to see what others come up with.
Treating WW1 like Luft 46 by stretching it to 1922-25 is a variation that can open more possibilities.
DH 10 advances to become DH 11 or ?

Yes yes yes, Battle Cruisers here I come!

Offline Cliffy B

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2013, 12:23:11 AM »
I like Volkodav's post about the book.  How about a "Book GB" or "Print GB" IE anything in a book, magazine, comic book/graphic novel, poster, pamphlet, etc...?  I'd be game for that one most assuredly  8)

I also really like the idea of treating WWI like Luft-46 IE extending it into the 1920's.  Battlecruisers abound!!!  There are some USN designs I'd like to build from 1919-1925 I could enter.
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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2013, 01:32:54 AM »
Luft19 or similar would be in as would totally different WW1 scenarios...maybe even one where the war was avoided.
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Offline Cliffy B

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2013, 05:46:16 AM »
Wasn't there something mentioned about a "Nuclear GB" IE anything to do with nukes, weapons or propulsion would be a go?  I have an idea lined up for it and need an excuse to start building.
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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2013, 07:22:55 AM »
Those are all some great ideas. I would like to offer the idea of spacecraft. This would be anything that is in space. Make your best wiff of a ship or station or whatever you want.  We do need several GB ideas, don't we ?
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Offline tankmodeler

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Re: 2014 Season GB Lineup
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2013, 11:36:46 AM »
I would like to offer the idea of spacecraft.
I'm in for this one!

Paul