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2016 Group Build Ideas
« on: 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
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #1 on: 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).

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Offline ed s

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #2 on: 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.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #3 on: 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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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #4 on: 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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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #5 on: 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.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2015, 11:15:09 AM »
These all sound good. Lots of room for creativity!

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2015, 12:18:35 PM »
I'm aiming for "Al builds something this year".   :(

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #8 on: 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...
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

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #9 on: 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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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #10 on: 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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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #11 on: 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:




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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2015, 10:48:21 PM »
👆 Pimp my ride.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #13 on: 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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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #14 on: 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 :)
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

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #15 on: 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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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2015, 11:30:03 AM »
Vacuform:  have zero experience and a few kits in stash.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #17 on: 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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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #18 on: 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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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #19 on: 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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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #20 on: September 26, 2015, 03:53:53 AM »
Indeed!
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #21 on: 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.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #22 on: 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"

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #23 on: 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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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2015, 12:12:30 AM »
Have we done or suggested a "tread head" or armor GB?  ???

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