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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2015, 03:16:16 PM »
How about a US post war isolationism GB, i.e. the US cuts defence spending, including R&D and take a back seat on global issues leaving other nations to fill the void, or more to the point to continue with plans and projects, civil and military that were delayed, cut short, or cancelled in reality.

i.e. post war airliners and civil aviation, the standard military stuff but also automotive manufacturing etc.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #46 on: October 14, 2015, 04:07:40 AM »
How about a US post war isolationism GB, i.e. the US cuts defence spending, including R&D and take a back seat on global issues leaving other nations to fill the void, or more to the point to continue with plans and projects, civil and military that were delayed, cut short, or cancelled in reality.

i.e. post war airliners and civil aviation, the standard military stuff but also automotive manufacturing etc.

You could expand it and just keep the US out of WWII entirely.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #47 on: October 14, 2015, 05:55:11 AM »
How about a US post war isolationism GB, i.e. the US cuts defence spending, including R&D and take a back seat on global issues leaving other nations to fill the void, or more to the point to continue with plans and projects, civil and military that were delayed, cut short, or cancelled in reality.

i.e. post war airliners and civil aviation, the standard military stuff but also automotive manufacturing etc.


You could expand it and just keep the US out of WWII entirely.


Oh Goody. Then we would have seen 10,000s of aircraft cross the US Canada border. Tow them to the border. Park them tail first and walk away.

Come back the next morning. They are all gone. My bad.

By October the first Hudsons had arrived at St. Hubert and, with the assistance of RCAF and Trans-Canada Airlines groundcrew, preparations proceeded at a frantic pace to check them out, to prepare them and their crews, and to fly them to the British Isles via Newfoundland. Getting the planes to Montreal required an imaginative circumvention of the U.S. neutrality laws. American law prohibited citizens of a belligerent power from flying planes in the United States and decreed that aircraft could not be flown out of the country for the use of a nation at war. To get around this, American civilians employed by Lockheed Corporation flew them from the factory in California to Pembina, North Dakota. There, horses pulled them a few yards across the 49th parallel to Emerson, Manitoba, before crews of the CPR Air Services Department finished the journey to Montreal along the Trans-Canada Airway (built as a make-work project during the Great Depression). It is interesting to note that, while the practice of towing aircraft across the border ceased in the spring of 1941, it did happen with a considerable number of aircraft at more than one location, from Sweetgrass, Montana to the maritime province

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #48 on: October 14, 2015, 09:13:26 AM »
How about a Totally Wacky GB - instead of trying to make things that are real world or close to, we go the opposite way and just do something crazy and fun.  I'm thinking of things like the following...or crazier:

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Builds like "Slowy Jet" fit this ?

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #49 on: October 14, 2015, 03:25:52 PM »
Yep
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #50 on: October 14, 2015, 03:34:16 PM »
How about a US post war isolationism GB, i.e. the US cuts defence spending, including R&D and take a back seat on global issues leaving other nations to fill the void, or more to the point to continue with plans and projects, civil and military that were delayed, cut short, or cancelled in reality.

i.e. post war airliners and civil aviation, the standard military stuff but also automotive manufacturing etc.

You could expand it and just keep the US out of WWII entirely.

I believe US involvement was inevitable however not returning to isolationism post war may have been a bit unusual although there were massive defence cuts that were only reversed with the start of the cold war, so perhaps the setting could be post war conferences were more successful and conciliatory and the US never gets involved in the cold war.  The US was anti colonialism anyway so maybe if there was less domestic concern over the USSR US public opinion could have forced government to stay out of the majority, if not all of the colonial wars that became defector battle fields between east and west.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #51 on: October 14, 2015, 03:37:17 PM »
How about speed?  All things fast (or that look fast) planes, trains, automobiles and of course ships, rockets etc.  Or things that have been modified to be faster than the original or usual version of what ever it is.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #52 on: October 14, 2015, 04:12:39 PM »
How about speed?  All things fast (or that look fast) planes, trains, automobiles and of course ships, rockets etc.  Or things that have been modified to be faster than the original or usual version of what ever it is.

B-10, B-17, B-24, DC-3 with P-3 engines !

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #53 on: October 14, 2015, 04:52:07 PM »
How about speed?  All things fast (or that look fast) planes, trains, automobiles and of course ships, rockets etc.  Or things that have been modified to be faster than the original or usual version of what ever it is.


Oh my, this could also includes racing mecha, am I right? ;)
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #54 on: October 14, 2015, 05:39:50 PM »
How about speed?  All things fast (or that look fast) planes, trains, automobiles and of course ships, rockets etc.  Or things that have been modified to be faster than the original or usual version of what ever it is.

Could this be combined with this idea:

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 #55 on: October 14, 2015, 06:05:39 PM »
How about speed?  All things fast (or that look fast) planes, trains, automobiles and of course ships, rockets etc.  Or things that have been modified to be faster than the original or usual version of what ever it is.


Oh my, this could also includes racing mecha, am I right? ;)



Hmmm...that one makes me think of racing AT-STs...
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #56 on: October 14, 2015, 08:22:14 PM »
How about speed?  All things fast (or that look fast) planes, trains, automobiles and of course ships, rockets etc.  Or things that have been modified to be faster than the original or usual version of what ever it is.

Could this be combined with this idea:

Let's get racing GB - could cover race aircraft, race cars, race boats, race airships...

Yes but while race thingies tend to be speedy, speedy things don't need to be race thingies and non-race stuff gives a much wider range of possible schemes.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2015, 10:22:51 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 :)

Me too!  :) :) :) ;)

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #58 on: October 15, 2015, 12:43:26 AM »
The New Star Wars is out soon.

We could do a Science Fiction GB, Star Wars GB, or "Any sci-fi but Star Wars" GB as a challenge.  :)
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #59 on: October 16, 2015, 03:14:28 AM »
What happens with the ideas that were not winners in past years? Can they be re-proposed once more?

Anyway I want to recover the Anachronisc GB idea: Old battles with modern weapons or old weapons in modern battles.