Poll

Which Group Builds would you like in 2019?

Sweden GB
9 (3.9%)
'Beasts of Burden' (Transport) GB
11 (4.8%)
Spirit of Thunderbirds GB
5 (2.2%)
Reprieve a kit GB
2 (0.9%)
Artistic GB
2 (0.9%)
Profile build GB
4 (1.7%)
Repurposing Build GB
3 (1.3%)
Scaleorama  GB
22 (9.5%)
Weird Build GB
1 (0.4%)
US enters WWII early (1940)  GB
10 (4.3%)
Bollywood does  D-day GB
0 (0%)
Hollywood does battle of Britain GB
2 (0.9%)
Anti aircraft GB
4 (1.7%)
Anti tank GB
2 (0.9%)
Floaty GB
13 (5.6%)
WWII almost but didn't actually happen GB
5 (2.2%)
"Out of Africa" GB
5 (2.2%)
"Explorers"  GB
5 (2.2%)
Crop duster and Fire fighters GB
8 (3.5%)
Extended Spanish Civil War GB/Alt. Spanish Civil War  GB
10 (4.3%)
Swapped GB
1 (0.4%)
Build something from sprues GB
2 (0.9%)
Tiger meet 1946-1956 GB
4 (1.7%)
British Commonwealth decide to be neutral in the lead up to WWII GB
1 (0.4%)
Billionaire's Toy Club GB
1 (0.4%)
Gilead GB
1 (0.4%)
Meatwagon GB
2 (0.9%)
Luftwaffe GB
4 (1.7%)
Iranian Revolution never happened GB
4 (1.7%)
The space race GB
7 (3%)
The Cold War GB
2 (0.9%)
Invasion of Japan GB
9 (3.9%)
Politicians actually listened to the warnings GB
2 (0.9%)
Mixed entity GB
0 (0%)
Ugly GB
3 (1.3%)
Damnation alley GB
5 (2.2%)
Tongue in cheek GB
2 (0.9%)
Dropship GB
3 (1.3%)
"Classic kits" GB
0 (0%)
Build the oldest kit in your stash GB
5 (2.2%)
"Let's make model out of it" GB
4 (1.7%)
Forgotten Fights GB
7 (3%)
Successful deterrents GB
2 (0.9%)
War Continues into 1919 GB
7 (3%)
Supersonic Flight GB
4 (1.7%)
Airliners GB
9 (3.9%)
Vietnam War GB
7 (3%)
Storm GB
0 (0%)
Top Gun GB
3 (1.3%)
Rhodesian Bush War GB
7 (3%)

Total Members Voted: 49

Voting closed: January 17, 2019, 02:58:43 AM

Author Topic: 2019 Group Build Poll  (Read 7559 times)

Offline kitnut617

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2019, 09:04:34 AM »
Right --- blind as a bat   :-\ :-\ :-\

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2019, 02:21:33 PM »
Good to see "Beasts of Burden" climbing up the rankings, about time the workers got some recognition & not just the flashy fighter boys & bomber barons! :smiley:

"Floaty Things" seems to have stalled & needs to pull its finger out. ;)

And "Invasion of Japan" is dawdling along in full NAAFI* mode. ::)





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Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2019, 05:53:36 PM »
Good to see "Beasts of Burden" climbing up the rankings, about time the workers got some recognition & not just the flashy fighter boys & bomber barons! :smiley:

"Floaty Things" seems to have stalled & needs to pull its finger out. ;)

And "Invasion of Japan" is dawdling along in full NAAFI* mode. ::)





*NAAFI: WW2 British slang for "No Ambition And F___-all Interest".

Upvoted for NAAFI definition helpful to us clueless Yanks.

What, there's no upvote button?
 :-\
Brian da Basher

Offline Some Duck with an Ultimax

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2019, 07:33:06 PM »
Navy, Army and Air Force Institution. They run shops (and bars)on British Military bases.

As for Rhodesia and Out of Africa, Id definitely support merging them as I voted for both.


Come on people, vote for invasion of Japan!
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Offline GTX_Admin

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #34 on: January 18, 2019, 02:43:58 AM »
So, the results:

  • Scaleorama  GB with 22 votes
  • Floaty GB with 13 votes
  • Beasts of Burden' (Transport) GB with 11 votes - this could double as the annual non-military GB too if we wished
  • US enters WWII early (1940)  GB with 10 votes
  • Extended Spanish Civil War GB/Alt. Spanish Civil War  GB also with 10 votes

Now, we could go with just these.  However, if we merge a couple that had similar themes, we get:

  • Scaleorama  GB with 22 votes
  • Beasts of Burden' (Transport) GB + Airliners GB with combined 20 votes
  • Floaty GB with 13 votes
  • "Out of Africa" GB + Rhodesian Bush War GB with combined 12 votes
  • US enters WWII early (1940)  GB with 10 votes
  • Extended Spanish Civil War GB/Alt. Spanish Civil War  GB also with 10 votes

As you can see, this latter one only really adds in the African options with everything else essentially the same.  it does potentially give us 6 GBs though which if we were to plan on them being 3mths long with a potential overlap of 1 mth would take us out until the end of Feb 2020 (assuming the first GB kicks off at the end of this month).  I'm comfortable with this if you are.

Does anyone have any comments on which option we should go for?  My preference would be whatever gives greatest overall participation.

I will give people a couple of days to respond (either here or to me via PM) if you have any strong preferences one way or the other.  After that, I start hunting down the Moderators for the GBs....volunteers welcomed!
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #35 on: January 18, 2019, 03:14:02 AM »
I'm all for combining. I think broader GBs is better, so that works well for me.

Cheers,

Logan

Offline Acree

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #36 on: January 18, 2019, 03:49:39 AM »
I agree with Logan - broader is better: more likely to get greater participation.  I presume most people are at least somewhat like me: I have my own preferred scale, time period and countries/regions I like to model and the more ability I have to shoehorn those preferences into the group build, the more likely I am to jump in. 

I am also completely in favor of your suggested timeline. 

Hooray for positive results!  Looking forward to the calendar.

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #37 on: January 18, 2019, 04:40:56 AM »
I'm all for combining. I think broader GBs is better, so that works well for me.

Cheers,

Logan

Concur and upvoted.

What there's no upvote button?!
 :-\
Brian da Basher

Online finsrin

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2019, 06:11:15 AM »
Beasts of Burden + Airliners + Nonmilitary as one conglomerate GB.
Surprised in a good way at results for Scaleorama and Floaty !
« Last Edit: January 18, 2019, 06:25:02 AM by finsrin »

Offline Acree

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2019, 06:25:37 AM »
"Beasts of Burden + Airliners + Nonmilitary as one conglomerate GB"

Didn't see "Non-military" on the original list, but in the spirit of conglomerating: add Cropdusters, Firefighters, and Billionaire's Toys - since they all fit in the the "non-warplane genre"

Offline Robomog

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2019, 06:46:20 AM »
Concur with the combined vote, also would like to second Acrees suggestion of widening the non military build.

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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2019, 07:55:14 AM »
Combining seems like a good idea to me - and add my 'third' to Acree & Robomog's suggestion re: cropdusters, etc.

Offline Some Duck with an Ultimax

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2019, 07:41:45 PM »
I would say definitely go for combining: nothing I voted for would go through otherwise!
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Offline Some Duck with an Ultimax

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2019, 07:43:33 PM »
I assume we still have the year-long Clear your Workbench?
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Offline Volkodav

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Re: 2019 Group Build Poll
« Reply #44 on: January 18, 2019, 08:31:28 PM »
Beasts of burden include military airlifters?
Does it include ground and sea transport too, i.e. trucks, freighters, trains, humorously overloaded mopeds?