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'46 Group Build - Guidelines
« on: March 24, 2021, 12:06:45 PM »
The term '46 is broad, very broad. The generally accepted premis that we are talking WW2 extended beyond the 1945 Historical timeline. This is fine and models for that scenario bang on subject with all the more advanced and sometimes funky research projects like Jets, V Weapons, and the like, be it Western Allies/Axis/Soviet, but also Japan/China even Soviet/Japan

But what about other options ?
Manhattan Project failed and the Pacific War continued onto Mainland China ?
Soviet Union attacks the Western Allies in Late '45 in Europe ?
Soviet Bloc moves against the Middle East or India ?
Indian Independence wasn't a peaceful process ?
What if a South American/Carribean bloc wanted control of the Panama Canal ?
Ok, perhaps a bit outlandish, but it might widen the scope from a pure WW2+ scenario.

Probably the latest time Period in scope would be 1948ish to keep the tech in some sort of context.

Guidelines for the '46 GB
1. Air, Sea and Aerospace, even Civilian subjects
2. Timeline 1 April 21 - 31 May 21
3. Extensions will be frowned upon, but who knows, let's wait and see
4. Re doing a pre-loved model would probably be acceptable by giving it a substantial makeover
5. Physical Models, Profiles and Digital art encouraged
6. There is no Rule six by long standing Bruce's Convention
7. Feel free to share your work with a build log, it certainly adds to the fun to see what others are doing
8. Let loose the creative juices and have fun producing wonderful stuff

Any questions let me know. First time at this so anything could happen.
« Last Edit: March 24, 2021, 12:20:29 PM by Buzzbomb »

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2021, 01:08:17 PM »
To Brian:

Be prepared to be busy until kick off. :-\

Things quiet down quite quickly after that, when the building starts. ;)

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2021, 02:26:31 AM »
Would my E-100 be allowed, even tho I have been working on it on and off since 12/2020 ?
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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 03:15:05 AM »
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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2021, 05:50:33 AM »
Would my E-100 be allowed, even tho I have been working on it on and off since 12/2020 ?

Any Pics of stage of completion ?

I am leaning toward a position that if it is just construction work, it would be ok. If this is a chance to get some shelf Queens off the shelf, why not.

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2021, 05:53:22 AM »
I had a plan to use Avrocar as a part of Operation Danube but it would be too late...

Yes, I think that is a bit out of scope

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2021, 05:56:52 AM »
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I am leaning toward a position that if it is just construction work, it would be ok. If this is a chance to get some shelf Queens off the shelf, why not.

If you are okay with this, then I have 100's (okay maybe 10 or so) started kits which would fall into the scope of this GB. They range from a collection of lose parts to 50% completed.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2021, 06:02:51 AM by The Big Gimper »
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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2021, 07:01:52 AM »
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I am leaning toward a position that if it is just construction work, it would be ok. If this is a chance to get some shelf Queens off the shelf, why not.

If you are okay with this, then I have 100's (okay maybe 10 or so) started kits which would fall into the scope of this GB. They range from a collection of lose parts to 50% completed.

Participation is a key element, if the subject is in scope, personally, I do not sweat that it is started, as at the death knock it is all about what is finished, that is generally where things come undone  ;)
If folks want to build a brand new kit, go for it. If you have some shelfers in various stages of construction that fit, go for it. Got a Real World Panzer IV you want to repurpose as a German flail mine clearing tank with a new paint job, go for it.

I suppose the "gone too far point" is something that has already been displayed here or elsewhere in the same livery or configuration. Lets get some fresh builds out there, keep the community vibrant.

Be a bit ethical around the start date though. There are no prizes here, just the accolades of your peers for a job well done. :D


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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2021, 11:03:47 AM »
Have two 50%ish complete in scope bomber builds.  Be prime time get at least one going.
Challenge is to locate the parts in disarray of model room.

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2021, 05:56:33 PM »
Thanks Brian! Now gathering up the candidate kits. I wonder how many kit pieces I've lost?
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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2021, 09:01:11 PM »
Would my E-100 be allowed, even tho I have been working on it on and off since 12/2020 ?


Any Pics of stage of completion ?

I am leaning toward a position that if it is just construction work, it would be ok. If this is a chance to get some shelf Queens off the shelf, why not.




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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2021, 05:53:38 AM »
Steve, go for it.

I am sure you still have some tinkering to to do and it is essentially almost an out of box build. It is bang on subject and If the GB deadline helps with getting in complete, make it so.

As I have outlined above, I am pretty flex with this sort of thing.

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #12 on: March 26, 2021, 11:17:50 PM »
Here is just a fraction of my shelf of doom kits which are good GB candidates. I think I may hold the crown for the largest pile of started and incomplete kits.  :P

If my modelling mojo stays, I just get a few built for your GB Brian.  :-\


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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2021, 12:27:54 AM »
The twin something near the bottom looks Interesting  ;)

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2021, 07:46:40 PM »
Well gang it is the 31oneth where I am, so tomorrow, where ever you are is go time.

Have fun and hope to see some Easter break well spent at the bench maybe.

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2021, 09:13:03 PM »
Looking forward to this one Brian. Thanks for being the benevolent moderator.
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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2021, 10:55:13 PM »
I would like to see the results of that Meteor/Mosquito combo Carl  ;)

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2021, 02:04:37 AM »
I am presuming Real World 1946 is allowed too.  for instance, this shot was taken in 1946:

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2021, 07:37:40 AM »
No problems in my book. A lot of Whiffers are Real worlders wearing different clothes, those birds would slot right in.

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2021, 04:17:47 AM »
A Mig-9  would fit into this wouldn't it?

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #20 on: April 08, 2021, 05:08:22 AM »
A Mig-9  would fit into this wouldn't it?

I don't see why not...though would it have German derived engines or other?
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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #21 on: April 08, 2021, 06:30:29 AM »
A Mig-9  would fit into this wouldn't it?

I don't see why not...though would it have German derived engines or other?

Agreed, given how prolific the Soviet spy agencies were, engine designs could have come from anywhere

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2021, 10:44:44 PM »
A Mig-9  would fit into this wouldn't it?

I don't see why not...though would it have German derived engines or other?

Agreed, given how prolific the Soviet spy agencies were, engine designs could have come from anywhere

Perhaps the UK gives Whittle jet engines plans to the USSR? So Yak-15s and Mig-9s might get into the air in '46.

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Re: '46 Group Build - Guidelines
« Reply #23 on: Yesterday at 11:31:20 PM »
Would my E-100 be allowed, even tho I have been working on it on and off since 12/2020 ?


 Two questions -First, Could you make this and the Inspiration thread stickys? They tend to drift... ;)

 I'd also like to ask if my SturmMorser Maus would be allowed. I started it quite awhile ago, but keep balking at painting the road wheels...

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