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Offline Volkodav

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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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Offline Volkodav

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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.

Offline ysi_maniac

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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.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #60 on: October 16, 2015, 04:08:24 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.

I do believe they can!!

Armor GB has been submitted multiple times.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #61 on: October 16, 2015, 04:18:58 AM »
They can re regurgitated- I would prefer that people nominate specific ones though.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #62 on: October 16, 2015, 10:50:29 AM »
How about "Heavy Metal" without any explanation, could a musical inspiration to anything, heavy armour, armoured knights, mechs, battleships, prime movers, strategic bombers, transports, or even airliners.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #63 on: October 16, 2015, 02:17:29 PM »
How about "Heavy Metal" without any explanation, could a musical inspiration to anything, heavy armour, armoured knights, mechs, battleships, prime movers, strategic bombers, transports, or even airliners.

The heavy stuff within the type of thing they are - right ?

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #64 on: October 20, 2015, 08:00:57 PM »
How about "Heavy Metal" without any explanation, could a musical inspiration to anything, heavy armour, armoured knights, mechs, battleships, prime movers, strategic bombers, transports, or even airliners.

I like this idea, too!

Offline Volkodav

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #65 on: October 20, 2015, 09:14:33 PM »
How about "Heavy Metal" without any explanation, could a musical inspiration to anything, heavy armour, armoured knights, mechs, battleships, prime movers, strategic bombers, transports, or even airliners.

The heavy stuff within the type of thing they are - right ?

Maybe, but also just generally big and tough.  A muscle car rather then a sports car, a multi engine bomber or transport rather than a Learjet, a super tanker, panmax containership, or super liner as opposed to a luxury yacht.

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #66 on: October 21, 2015, 03:50:44 AM »
How about "Heavy Metal" without any explanation, could a musical inspiration to anything, heavy armour, armoured knights, mechs, battleships, prime movers, strategic bombers, transports, or even airliners.

The heavy stuff within the type of thing they are - right ?

Maybe, but also just generally big and tough.  A muscle car rather then a sports car, a multi engine bomber or transport rather than a Learjet, a super tanker, panmax containership, or super liner as opposed to a luxury yacht.

Well explained^

So anything that is kind of big and beefy and relies on raw power and brute force over finesse?
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #67 on: October 21, 2015, 06:29:12 AM »
Ok folks,

Get your ideas in if you have them.  I will be closing off nominations at the end of October.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #68 on: October 21, 2015, 11:24:11 AM »
Drop tank racers
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #69 on: October 21, 2015, 09:59:18 PM »
Drop tank racers

How about just drop tank anythings? The only rule is that the majority of the model has to consist of a re-purposed drop tank.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #70 on: October 22, 2015, 12:45:21 AM »
⬆️That sounds good to me!
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #71 on: October 22, 2015, 05:04:33 AM »
Since the new Star Wars movie is out at Christmas, how about a Star Wars vehicles GB for early in the year? Theme is anything to fit into the franchise: it could be a completely new vehicle in the right style, an alternative to one of the "canon" vehicles or even an improvement/upgrade on one of them based on a Star Wars kit.
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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #72 on: October 22, 2015, 12:58:36 PM »
Since the new Star Wars movie is out at Christmas, how about a Star Wars vehicles GB for early in the year? ...
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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #73 on: October 22, 2015, 01:37:07 PM »
Last manned weapons GB.

Future weapons but still manned.

Offline Goonie

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Re: 2016 Group Build Ideas
« Reply #74 on: October 22, 2015, 04:26:50 PM »
Maybe something like "lets go nuclear"? So everything what uses nuclear propulsion/power systems, for example nuclear powered home equipment, cars up to military vessels or even space crafts
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