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Coming soon to a work bench near you!
Posted by lewbud on Friday, September 08, 2017 8:41 PM

Just a reminder that the Weekend GB will soon be upon us!  What's the Weekend GB you ask?  Why it's only the rootenest tootenest group build around!  It's what legends wish they could be and the stuff modelling gods are made of!  The mission, should you choose to accept it, is to complete a model within 48 hours. Can't be done you say? Pish tosh, mere modelling mortals became modelling gods last year.  You can too, if you're made of stern enough stuff.

The rules:

1. You have 48 hours.  If you start at 7pm on Friday, you have until 7pm on Sunday to finish.

2. Have fun.

3. The kit you choose cannot be started.  Parts may be un bagged for fondling and sniffing, but not for assembling.

4. Have fun.

5. A proof of life pic must be provided. What is this you ask? This is a pic showing the parts still on the sprues or in the bag, with a time and date stamp on it.  

6. Have fun.

7. Post pics, lots of pics.  This build, as with all the others, is useless without them.  We get to live vicariously through them, so post a lot.

8. Have fun.

Secrets for success:

1.  As the old knight said to Indiana Jones, choose wisely.  This is probably not the time for the latest 1000 piece Fujitamigayaboss wonder.

2. This is a time to hone your time management skills.  One of the major reasons for failure is "running out of time".  You have 2880 minutes, use them wisely.

3. As Dirty Harry once said "A modeler has got to know his limitations".  Don't bite off more than you can chew.  Some enterprising souls have managed to complete the twofer, two kits in one weekend. Most find one to be plenty.

4. The amount of detail you choose to include is up to you, but it's best to keep it simple.

This build is pretty short lived.  It historically starts Thanksgiving weekend and runs through Christmas or New Years depending on participation. I know people work weird schedules, so if your weekend happens to be in the middle of week don't let that stop you from joining the madness. See y'all soon.

The crew:

Lewbud:

Mopar Madness:

Gmorrison:

Shamoo: 1/72 Aoshima F4F

BrandonK:

modelcrazy:

stikpusher:

bobbaily:

Sailing Dutchman:

Mr. Stecks: 1/48 Eduard F6F-3 Weekend Edition

littletimmy: 1/72 Heller Caudron Renault 714

DasBeav: 1/48 Hasegawa Ki27 Nate

b_onefixer: 1/72 AMT EF-111

caveman:

Cwalker3:

scottrc: 1/72 Hasegawa F4U-1D Corsair

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, September 08, 2017 8:42 PM

Reserved for modelling gods.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, September 08, 2017 8:43 PM

Reserved for those who refused to quit.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, September 08, 2017 8:53 PM

I've conquered this mountain before, I believe I can do it again!  Can't wait. Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: Dragon 1/35 Panther F

On deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Me 262

In the hole: Probably something in 1/35 scale!

 

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    September, 2016
Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Friday, September 08, 2017 8:59 PM

lewbud

Just a reminder that the Weekend GB will soon be upon us!  What's the Weekend GB you ask?  Why it's only the rootenest tootenest group build around!  It's what legends wish they could be and the stuff modelling gods are made of!  The mission, should you choose to accept it, is to complete a model within 48 hours. Can't be done you say? Pish tosh, mere modelling mortals became modelling gods last year.  You can too, if you're made of stern enough stuff.

The rules:

1. You have 48 hours.  If you start at 7pm on Friday, you have until 7pm on Sunday to finish.

2. Have fun.

3. The kit you choose cannot be started.  Parts may be un bagged for fondling and sniffing, but not for assembling.

4. Have fun.

5. A proof of life pic must be provided. What is this you ask? This is a pic showing the parts still on the sprues or in the bag, with a time and date stamp on it.  

6. Have fun.

7. Post pics, lots of pics.  This build, as with all the others, is useless without them.  We get to live vicariously through them, so post a lot.

8. Have fun.

Secrets for success:

1.  As the old knight said to Indiana Jones, choose wisely.  This is probably not the time for the latest 1000 piece Fujitamigayaboss wonder.

2. This is a time to hone your time management skills.  One of the major reasons for failure is "running out of time".  You have 2880 minutes, use them wisely.

3. As Dirty Harry once said "A modeler has got to know his limitations".  Don't bite off more than you can chew.  Some enterprising souls have managed to complete the twofer, two kits in one weekend. Most find one to be plenty.

4. The amount of detail you choose to include is up to you, but it's best to keep it simple.

This build is pretty short lived.  It historically starts Thanksgiving weekend and runs through Christmas or New Years depending on participation. I know people work weird schedules, so if your weekend happens to be in the middle of week don't let that stop you from joining the madness. See y'all soon.

Am assuming this is a annual fall/early winter event here, are their any over a specific weekend other times of year?
 
I've done my own "two day" builds before, lots of planning required beforehand. Single-engine airplane can do, two-engine pushing it, resins add 1/3 more time for single 1/2 more twin, resin biplanes can only guess how much more. Absolutely no way could I build a four-engine in two days, whomever competently does that IS God!
 
BTW: What's the "winning prize" other than psychic?

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 09, 2017 12:37 AM

Oh this one is always fun! 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, September 09, 2017 10:44 AM

Retired, 

This group build is an annual event.  It was started back in 2008 and has been an annual thing since then, always around the middle of November through Christmas.  It started out as a one weekend only, but has morphed into several weekends now.  There has been talk of a spring or summer edition, but no one has ever done it.  What do you win for answering the challenge? A completed model of course, some extra room in the stash, and a really cool badge if you collect those kind of things.  Which reminds me, if any of you have mad computer skills, we'll need a badge. Calvin and Hobbes themed please.

Retired, hope this answered your questions.  Hope you join the madness.

Stik and Mopar, glad you're here.  Looking forward to your builds.

 

The madness starts soon.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, September 09, 2017 11:20 AM

Capn Bondo reporting for duty!

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Saturday, September 09, 2017 11:28 AM

lewbud

Retired, 

This group build is an annual event.  It was started back in 2008 and has been an annual thing since then, always around the middle of November through Christmas.  It started out as a one weekend only, but has morphed into several weekends now.  There has been talk of a spring or summer edition, but no one has ever done it.  What do you win for answering the challenge? A completed model of course, some extra room in the stash, and a really cool badge if you collect those kind of things.  Which reminds me, if any of you have mad computer skills, we'll need a badge. Calvin and Hobbes themed please.

Retired, hope this answered your questions.  Hope you join the madness.

Stik and Mopar, glad you're here.  Looking forward to your builds.

 

The madness starts soon.

 

Thanks for the info! Likely won't join in this year, too many builds on tap rest of year; wanna get through rest of the resin biplanes, three building right now one's a "floater", two more medium-size resin floaters after that then no more resins for a while thankfully!

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  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Saturday, September 09, 2017 9:59 PM
I've got some simple ones. I'll give it a shot. Dave
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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 09, 2017 10:23 PM

A 1/350 deluxe edition battleship is not a good idea. A 1/350 nuclear attack sub, yes...

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, September 09, 2017 11:38 PM

I need to look and see if I have anything that I can knock out that quickly and let you know back.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/48 Pro Modeler P-47N

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:06 AM

Lewbud,

I'd like to see if I could get one in again this year. I may be on the move around that time though. I should know next month if they want me on the lung transplant list in which case I would be relocating to Dallas right around mid to late November. 

I was going to make my usual smart a-- remark about building a Revell 1/350 Bismarck or something, but not this time. If I can, I'll do my usual 1/72 armor of some make and model.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:19 AM

Might have to keep my finger on the pulse of this one. I've been around here for quite some time and have never seen the possibility of me pulling on of these off. But, now I might be able to pull off one of the 1/144 aircraft kits I've acquired recently.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:42 AM

I have a few ideas... several choices in my stash..,

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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    November, 2016
Posted by Gerhard on Sunday, September 10, 2017 3:54 AM

I will have to pass on this one. Besides, the last GB I participated in, I never got my badge?

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:08 PM

For those that have said they could do it, I've started a roster.  For those on the fence, you've got time.  For those that have said they can't, stay subscibed and watch the fun.  We may seduce you like the dark side.  To those comments about building a large model. Even though I recommended against it, don't let that stop you.  I have been overly ambitious in the past, and even though I failed I had a lot of fun.

Gerhard, sorry you'll have to pass. As for the badge, there have been no restrictions on getting it.  I don't recall having a badge last year.  I would say take a trip back to when you joined us and grab it, however it was probably stored on someone's photo bucket page and is now inaccessible.  

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Sunday, September 10, 2017 4:23 PM

Somewhere in FineScale Modeler Magazine's print archives in their photo submissions sections, one issue has a professionally photographed color pix of eight neatly lined up  fully painted & decaled different camo job FROG Macchi C.202's I did "in one sitting" c.1991-92. Work was over 4 days, extremely demanding ala 16 hours/day, absolutely can't do that again!

I'd executed the effort to psychologically make up for Scale Modeler Magazine not publishing any of the black & white Polaroids I'd made of an Air Lines C.202 in 1968. Granted that effort was something I'd readily throw-up in shame today over how bad it was never mind my using little bunched-up wads of sewing thread to simulate North African desert scrub on top of my late dad's U.S. Navy issue blanket (still have it). The Macchi model thankfully is long-gone, likely burned it to puddle of boiling styrene tar like all models I'd made back then.

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Monday, September 11, 2017 5:23 PM

This is my first GB and I have a few questions. First, are there any restrictions on the type (scale,subject) of the kit? And second, are there any specific pics I need?

Looking forward to this, should be a lot of fun.

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, September 11, 2017 7:56 PM
Lewbud-please add me to the list. Not sure what the project will be right now Thanks

bob

 

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, September 11, 2017 11:53 PM

Bob, 

You're on the list, welcome aboard!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:39 AM

SD,

If I may answer for Lewbub.

No restrictions on this GB as long as it can be completed in 48 hours.

Take a pic of the not started kit with prof of the time like a cel phone or tablet in the background. Progress pics along the way, again some timestamp would be nice for these. and completed pics with a timestamp. It can be of any scale or subject.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:42 AM
I have done a few of these and I will usually build a 1/72 tank. Not too hard and I can get one done well within the timeframe although I have seen some adventurous souls who have builds 2 1/48 aircraft at the same time. Don't recall if they finished though.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:50 AM

Hmmm... I'm a pretty slow/methodical builder.  But why not, I'll give it a try!  Count me IN.

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Eduard 1/32 P-47 Dottie Mae

In the queue: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang;  WNW 1/32 Fokker D.VII (Fok.) "Early";  Revell 1/48 B-25J;  AMT 1/48 Lockheed Vega;  AMT 1/48 Stinson Reliant SR-9;  Revell 1/48 TBF Avenger;  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima E8N1 Type 95 Reconnaissance Seaplane (DAVE) Model 1

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:56 PM

Sailing Dutchman, 

There are no restrictions on kits, level of detail, etc.  You can build whatever your heart desires, as long as it's done in 48 hours.  All that is required is that the kit hasn't been started, and you post a picture of the kit with some sort of time and date stamp before you start and when you finish.  Most group builds will allow kits you've already started, not this one. While not required, post pics as you go along. It gives us something to look at while we're in between steps or waiting for paint to dry.  Also, they allow us to encourage one another throughout the build and ask questions.  Hope this helps and welcome aboard!  Just remember time is not on your side in this build and can get away from you in a hurry if you're not careful.

Mark, 

Welcome aboard!

Roster is updated.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:06 PM

Here's a link to last year's build:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/172875.aspx

This should give you an idea.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:15 PM

Most of the pics are on Photobucket so most of the logs don't come through.

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air

In Que

1/700 Trumpeter Slava class Russian missile cruiser
1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

  • Member since
    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:25 PM

modelcrazy

Most of the pics are on Photobucket so most of the logs don't come through.

 

Forgot about that, grrrrrr!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:29 PM

Thanks, I was thinking of building a 1/72 or 1/35 tank. This will be an interesting challange as my builds usualy take several weeks to months.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:19 PM

I have two 1/72 aircraft that look pretty easy.

Academy F4U-1

Matchbox F3D-2

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