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I'd be inclined to join a Messerschmitt, Focke Wulf and/or Trumpeter GB.

 

Of course by this time next year, I'll be most likely looking for another "Stalled Projects" GB. :rolleyes:

 

D

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HI I like the idea of a Trumipter group build. I would be up for joining in after the unfinished/stalled build ends.

As far as the length of the build have you ever thought about putting it up for vote as to how many months and see what happens. Some kits are harder than others.

Just my two cents.

 

Texas

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Greetings Gents!

 

Some background information and then our announcement....

 

In an effort to increase the participation in group builds and offer as wide of an assortment as possible, we have decided to try something new in 2008 for the GB schedule. That is to have more than one going at the same time, hopefully to offer something for everyone. The plan is to have two 6-month 'Big Builds' with 3-month quickies running alongside. There may also be one or more year-long builds for subjects like the Tiger Meet, but that's another story.

 

The current Stalled / Incomplete Projects GB runs until Feb 15th, but we want to start the first short build on Jan 1st.

 

That GB will be titled "Under 50" and no, it has nothing to do with our ages. :blink:

The purpose of this GB is to remind some of us that it can be a blast to glue a kit together and paint it without necessarily going the super-detailed route. So why Under 50? That's the most you can spend. US dollars or your currency equivalent.

That covers lots of kits in our scale, but excludes most of the newest 'super-kits' that simply must be super-detailed. As I look through my stash I have at least three kits that easily qualify, and my stash is small.

 

Here are the rules:

  • Kit must be 25% or less complete at the start of the GB 'Nuff said there...
  • Strict OOB rules apply! No aftermarket goodies. You can use decals, providing the whole thing fits in the $$.
  • You can spend no more than $50.00 on the whole deal. This is based on current market value of the kits *new* not the 'I got a steal at a yard-sale' price. It can have a retail price that's higher, but the actual price anyone can buy them for from a website or LHS.

Again, the point of this build is to see just how fun it can be to finish a kit and put it on the shelf, like we used to before the AMS set-in. It should be easy to do inside of three months since the rules pretty much prevent going too crazy on the detailing. The number of kits available at this price-point means you can do almost any subject and stay within the budget. The dollar is pretty weak these days so those abroad can get more kit for the money, but that isn't really the point.

 

And while I can make no promises as of yet, I am trying to get some goodies to offer as a raffle at the end of the GB. IF we have one, the raffle will be based on: One entry per builder who completes a model during the GB. Regardless of how many are completed, one entry is all anyone gets. I have some feelers out to some vendors to see if any are willing to offer anything up. Stay tuned....

 

Our hope is that by announcing it well in advance, lots of you can dig through the stash to find something to build. I already know what I'll be doing... I'm going to post this same message in the GB Forum, and a sign-up thread will be added in the next few days.

 

Please join us!!

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I would like to suggest adding the GB start and finish dates to the forum calendar.

They are events, yes?

 

Speaking of calendars...

 

Randy...

Although November 2007 was a terrific month, I think we've all moved on.

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Hi all,

 

With the Luftwaffe GB ending 15 th Aug and the RAF GB on 30 th June I guess it won't be long before the GB Staff launches another poll to decide the next GB.

 

These are some of my ideas that I would like to propose.

 

* Rising Sun GB (still have a Revell Jack in my stach )

 

* Blitzkrieg (dating all before the BoB )

 

* Foreign markings (props,jets,helos)

 

Might add some more when my brain is more active. :rolleyes:

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Guest Rigor

gb build are get but iam with D Bellis wait for another stalled projects but i can finish the razorback now :rolleyes: but when you work two job's there is no time at all :( and all my stuff is under 2'' off dust ;) but keep up the good work I just say to myself someday! :lol:

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Just had an idea after reading another topic.

 

How about a Group build where you have to build a second hand kit?

Could be started, could be a re-build, could just be old.

 

Keith.

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Hi GB Mods,

 

With the Failed GB ending this month,I'm kind of wondering what the next three months GB will be.

 

Hmmm... Me too! I'm leaning towards another Box Stock Derby. Or maybe an Egg Kit GB! :)

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Hmmm... Me too! I'm leaning towards another Box Stock Derby. Or maybe an Egg Kit GB! <_<

 

Has a decicion been made on the next three-months GB theme ?

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Has a decicion been made on the next three-months GB theme ?

 

There is about to be an announcement of something special for the next Group Build. Stay tuned!

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