Author Topic: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds  (Read 94984 times)

Offline finsrin

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #575 on: May 13, 2020, 12:19:45 PM »
With the sad news about Brian da Basher, can I propose a Spats Bash - The Brian Perri Memorial GB for 2021?

There will be something this year.  Stand by.

I'm going to check my stash for kits of the strangest aircraft I can find!

Good - doing your stash hunting now.   I have one BdB build figured out.

Offline nils

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #576 on: May 13, 2020, 02:56:58 PM »
With the sad news about Brian da Basher, can I propose a Spats Bash - The Brian Perri Memorial GB for 2021?

i second that idea  :smiley:
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 apophenia

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #577 on: May 14, 2020, 04:27:40 AM »
Good - doing your stash hunting now.   I have one BdB build figured out.

Excellent! And I've just uncovered an unbuilt project from the '30s with spats that would have had Brian dancing with glee  ;D
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Offline robunos

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #578 on: May 14, 2020, 05:44:46 AM »
I'm ready with my spats to end all spats . . .   :smiley:


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Offline kerick

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #579 on: May 14, 2020, 08:21:38 AM »
I do have a Beech Staggerwing...........
I’ll have to fudge together some spats!

Offline Robomog

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #580 on: May 16, 2020, 04:26:23 PM »
With the sad news about Brian da Basher, can I propose a Spats Bash - The Brian Perri Memorial GB for 2021?

i second that idea  :smiley:

I'll third that, brilliant idea

Now I have to find/think up a spatty kit bash for it an Albertross or Magister maybe.......

Never was or will be as good as Brian.......

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Offline arkon

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #581 on: May 20, 2020, 09:35:57 AM »
It’s not just building the model, it’s the whole backstory that could almost make you believe it if not for the few whacky things that just make one laugh at all the absurdity of it all
the paper gods demand sacrifice

Offline kerick

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #582 on: May 20, 2020, 10:25:13 AM »
That will be the most difficult part!

Offline Robomog

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #583 on: May 21, 2020, 08:52:17 AM »
That will be the most difficult part!

You ain't kidding dude !

Got a couple of ides but can't concoct a Basheresque back story  :-\

The guy was just too good !

Mog
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Offline finsrin

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #584 on: May 21, 2020, 02:37:36 PM »
Brian gets top of his class in creative writing.   Basheresque back story - good terminology.

Do a mini version on one page briefing for my builds.   Though Brian is a master craftsman at back stories.

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #585 on: June 13, 2020, 04:29:18 AM »
A new suggestion from me:  1920s/1930s GB or Between the Wars GB
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Offline Robomog

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #586 on: July 01, 2020, 03:44:40 PM »
Here's a hoopy one,

build a kit, any kit, either from the box , whif or revive an old model then let your spouse/partner/significant other/soul buddy/BFF/close friend/folks next door/complete stranger in street, design/dictate the colour scheme.

Too radical?

I realise if you are going through a bad patch or your designer is in a mischievous mood you may be opening yourself up to a whole lota of hurt ! ( or a very unique challange)


Mog
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EDIT:  includes SWMBO.............
« Last Edit: July 23, 2020, 08:16:06 AM by Robomog »
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #587 on: July 23, 2020, 03:12:15 AM »
A South American GB
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #588 on: August 03, 2020, 03:34:41 AM »
Your Favourite GB - that is, people build/profile or otherwise whatever their favourite aircraft, vehicle, kit etc is.
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Offline nils

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #589 on: August 03, 2020, 03:44:26 AM »
how about we revisit some older GB idea's

-swords into plowshares
-scale-o-rama GB
-never retired GB
-46' GB
-Braillescale GB (build something in 1/144 or smaller)
-Tigermeet in the 40's
« Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 03:50:17 AM by nils »
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: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #590 on: August 03, 2020, 06:31:59 AM »
how about we revisit some older GB idea's

-swords into plowshares
-scale-o-rama GB
-never retired GB
-46' GB
-Braillescale GB (build something in 1/144 or smaller)
-Tigermeet in the 40's

Good picks, like those.  Have concepts for -swords into plowshares  -never retired.  Like to see results of explicit -scale-o-rama GB.  Scale-o-rama can become a part of most kit-bashes anyway.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2020, 08:40:14 AM by finsrin »

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #591 on: August 04, 2020, 01:22:55 AM »
Scale-o-rama can become a part of most kit-bashes anyway.

Bit hard for profiles...
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Offline ChernayaAkula

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #592 on: August 04, 2020, 06:08:51 AM »
Scale-o-rama can become a part of most kit-bashes anyway.

Bit hard for profiles...

Kinda, yes. Scale-o-rama'd pixelbashing is great for feasibility studies, though.  :smiley: Had some ideas for scale-o-ramas that sounded great in my head, but just didn't look right when put together on the computer.

Also... techically, putting a P-40 nose on a La-5 fuselage is kitbashing - be it plastic or pixel!  ;)
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Offline Sport25ing

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #593 on: August 04, 2020, 06:58:47 AM »
two stuffs:

1º When will the Downfall GB start?!

2º Idea for GB: "Captured"

Offline dy031101

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #594 on: August 04, 2020, 07:11:59 AM »
I wouldn't mind going through another round of Naval GB......

(Even though I barely made it under the extension for last one and totally botched the one before ;D)
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #595 on: August 05, 2020, 01:56:41 AM »
two stuffs:

1º When will the Downfall GB start?!




Errr...soon. :-[

Bloody hell, where did July go?

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #596 on: August 05, 2020, 02:56:32 AM »
It's kinda a self-fulfilling prophesy GB...

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #597 on: August 05, 2020, 03:22:53 AM »
It's kinda a self-fulfilling prophesy GB...

 ???
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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #598 on: August 25, 2020, 02:31:41 AM »
One that's been suggested before I am sure but what about a "Cold War Continues" GB?  Basically assume the Berlin Wall and everything else did not happen in 1989.  There was no Gorbachev and the USSR and the Warsaw Pact is still alive and strong today.
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Ideas and Suggestions for GBs/Themed Builds
« Reply #599 on: August 25, 2020, 04:12:25 AM »
One that's been suggested before I am sure but what about a "Cold War Continues" GB?  Basically assume the Berlin Wall and everything else did not happen in 1989.  There was no Gorbachev and the USSR and the Warsaw Pact is still alive and strong today.

I really like this one. Plenty of sub-theme potential as well - eg: Soviet don't go in to Afghanistan; Gorby does get in but focuses on economic reforms instead; START I with an on-going Soviet Union results in an escalating NATO/WARPAC conventional weapons arms race, ...

A scenario that I'd wondered about was history playing out as it did but, somehow, die Wende does not occur. Instead, voters opt for a separate Neue Deutsche Demokratische Republik (NDDR) under the Christian Democrats headed by Lothar de Maizière. What happens to the erstwhile NVA in a genuinely democratic East Germany?
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