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Weekend is coming.
Posted by lewbud on Friday, October 12, 2018 2:36 AM

Prepare yourselves weekend warriors, the Weekend GB is coming. What is the Weekend GB you ask? It is only the rootenest, tootenest Group Build out there. It is unlike anything you have ever experienced as an adult modeler (unless you've participated in a previous iteration). It is the agony and the ecstacy, the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. It is the stuff dreams are made of and legends are made. But what is it you keep asking? It is simply the shortest group build out there (it rarely lasts a month). Some group builds ask you to complete a model in 6 months, 12 months, some have no end. I'm not that needy. What I want from you is 48 hours or less, but no more. That's it. Who'll dream big and become a modelling god? Many have failed, but many have suceeded. Which will you be?

Start Date: 11/22/18. But Buddy, that's Thanksgiving weekend. I know, but it's a long weekend for those of us in the States and by Friday evening, you'll need an excuse to get away from the family for a while. This build will last for as long as there is interest, but usually peters out by Christmas.

The rules of Weekend Group Build are simple.

1. Have fun.

2. ALL MODELS MUST BE UNSTARTED. You may open the box, sniff the plastic and fondle it, but that's it. A proof of life pic is required at the start.

3. Have fun.

4. You have 48 hours in which to finish. If you start at 8:00pm on Friday, you have until 8:00pm on Sunday to finish. Because people such as myself work nonstandard hours, you don't have to limit your builds  to the weekend. If you have off Tuesdays and Wednesdays, go for it.

5. Have fun.

6. Post pics, lots of pics. 

7. Have fun.

A suggestion or two. Don't be overly ambitious. In the past, models from companies like Mach 2 and Anigrand have been successfully finished. However, this is not the norm. This build is basically designed to let you blow out the cobwebs, just finish something so keep it simple. HOWEVER, should you decide that your going to pull up a chair at the local all you can eat buffet and go for that million piece model that's been calling your name forever, all I can say is GO FOR IT! What the heck do I know. In fact I'll triple dog dare you. Some audacious souls have even managed to complete two models in a weekend (I tried three once, but two is my limit). Whatever you decide, just finish.

Build Badge.  I have no graphics skills. If someone out there would be so kind as to create one I would appreciate it. All I ask is that it have a Calvin and Hobbes theme, its tradition.

 

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

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, October 12, 2018 2:36 AM

The Roster:

Lewbud: as usual has no clue what he's going to build

lostagain: TBD

Eagle90: 1/72 PM Ho 229

bobbaily: TBD

Littletimmy: TBD

Caveman: TBD

Modelcrazy: 1/72 Trumpeter Challenger II

GMorrison: Lindberg Nantucket Lightship

Taxtp: TBD

scottrc: 1/48 Monogram SBD

Daddyman: 1/72 Hobby Boss Hurricane Mk.II/Trop

Moparmadness: TBD

kg4kpg: Revell 1/48 P-51B

Sailing_Dutchman: TBD

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

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, October 12, 2018 3:11 AM

Lewbud,

I am in, don't know what with yet.

Can't miss the weekend!

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, October 12, 2018 3:33 AM

Welcome aboard lostagain! Wouldn't be the same without you.

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

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, October 12, 2018 5:49 AM

Weekend GB!!!!!!  WOOHOO!!!!

Count me in!!  Not sure what I'll do yet.  I'll check the srash tonight and let you know.

 

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Friday, October 12, 2018 7:17 PM

I'm in for at least one weekend, maybe two-always a fun time.

btw-are dry fitting and/or washing the plastic allowed?

Will advise on the first build once I sort thru the stash.

And thank you in advance.

Bob

bob

 

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Friday, October 12, 2018 7:26 PM

After last year's "Dismal failure" of my Heller Caudron 714, I'm bound and determend to sucsseed this year !

I'm in. I will let you know what I come up with.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:10 AM

Eagle, bob, littletimmy,

Welcome aboard!  It's going to be a great build this year!

 

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

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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, October 14, 2018 3:09 PM

Count me in!  Wouldn't seem right to let this one pass me by.  I have had the kits picked out since last year.  Going to start with some wheels again.  Slot me in for a Revell 1999 F-150 Lightning pick-up.  I'll move on to some wings afterwards.

I thank you for hosting this build again.  It is a ton of fun to push your limits with this insane time constraint.  I formally ask your blessing in starting a week or two earlier.  With my commitments around Christmas I don't get to contribute as much as I would like.

To all those considering this build I invite you to give it a shot.  Don't be scared, we are all nice.  You will be surprised at what you can do in a short time.  If you still have and doubts, check out the past years threads.

Can't wait to start!

 

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 14, 2018 4:00 PM

It's that time already?

Oh yeah, you know I'm in, plus I can knock out 2 GBs at one time.

How about a 1/72 Trumpy Challenger II. I'm not a tread head but I'm pretty sure I can knock it out in a weekend. I've done it before with time to spare.

I may do 2 builds to make up for the pathetic little F-5 I completed last year.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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Posted by Caveman on Monday, October 15, 2018 8:00 PM

bump

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, October 15, 2018 10:14 PM

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, October 15, 2018 11:10 PM

OK Buddy.

I'm in.

The first of these I did at my Father-in-laws thanksgiving table.

I now live in his house, RIP the old man.

Usually I reach for an airplane, but I'm going to go another way.

Lindberg Nantucket Lightship.

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  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 9:41 PM

Yes, yes, yessity, yes.

I'm in, I'll nominate a subject closer to the date.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:52 PM

Looks like the usual suspects are here! Glad to see you guys. Steve, got you down for the Challenger II. G, got you down for the lightship.

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

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 11:02 PM

Bob, dry fitting and washing the plastic are okay.

Littletimmy, it's in the past, you'll do okay.

Steve, I wouldn't sell your attempt short. It's not like you were having life changing surgery or anything.

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

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Posted by scottrc on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 3:49 PM

Woo hoo,

Since I built a sailing ship and a submarine, which won a 1st place in a model contest within 48 hours, but could'nt build a stinking 1/72 simple airplane, I am going to try again with an airplane.

I got a Monogram 1/48 SBD specially for this GB.  I built this same kit when I was nine on my bedroom floor within a Saturday morning, so I should be able to build the same kit within 48 hours.  Hey, how hard can it be?

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:07 PM

scottrc
I got a Monogram 1/48 SBD specially for this GB.  I built this same kit when I was nine on my bedroom floor within a Saturday morning, so I should be able to build the same kit within 48 hours.  Hey, how hard can it be?

I wager you are a whole lot more detail orientated now, which could slow you down a tad. Wink

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Tamiya Mk.1 Swordfish
1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/200 AMT Man in Space Rocket Collection

In Que

1/700 Tamiya King George V

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  • From: Galloway,Ohio
Posted by Daddyman on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:08 PM

I'm in with the 1/72 Hobby Boss Hurricane MKII/Trop easy assembly kit if that's allowed. This will be my first group build so should be fun.

Now I'll have to learn to post pictures too.

Bill B 2.0

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 6:57 PM

Scottrc,

Welcome back!  A great choice for this build.

Daadyman,

Welcome aboard! This is a great way to start with group builds. A tip that will make your build easier. Drill out the holes that the mounting pins go into. It will help reduce the gap that needs to be filled and make your build a little easier.

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

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  • From: Galloway,Ohio
Posted by Daddyman on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:04 PM

lewbud
A tip that will make your build easier. Drill out the holes that the mounting pins go into. It will help reduce the gap that needs to be filled and make your build a little easier.

Thanks for the tip, Lewbud. I'm using this as motivation to get my workshop cleaned up and ready to roll. That also means my wife and daughter get their exercise room. A real win-win.

 

Bill B 2.0

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 8:18 PM

Giving this one some serious thought!  Every time I do one of these I tell myself it’s the last one! Lol 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 GWH Fw 189 A-1 Nachtjager

On deck: 1/48 Bronco IF-17

In the hole: Who knows!  

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, October 18, 2018 6:42 PM

Got you on the roster Chad. Welcome back 

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

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  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by kg4kpg on Friday, October 19, 2018 6:19 AM

I'll give it a shot. Revell 1/48 P-51B. Missing a couple parts and no decals but maybe I can make something of it.

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  • From: 37deg 40.13' N 95deg 29.10'W
Posted by scottrc on Friday, October 19, 2018 9:54 AM

modelcrazy

 

 
scottrc
I got a Monogram 1/48 SBD specially for this GB.  I built this same kit when I was nine on my bedroom floor within a Saturday morning, so I should be able to build the same kit within 48 hours.  Hey, how hard can it be?

 

I wager you are a whole lot more detail orientated now, which could slow you down a tad. Wink

 

Yes, but back when I was nine, I had to build with Ambroids tube cement and Humbrol enamels.  I am now armed with fast drying liquid cement and acrylics Big Smile.

And my first build had lots of detail, all those prints that got burned into the plastic from glue covered fingers was battle damage.

SmileBig SmilePropeller

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, October 19, 2018 3:57 PM

kg4kpg,

Welcome aboard! I look forward to your build.  Hopefully the missing pieces will be easily hidden. Finding decals should be about as hard as hitting water when falling out of a boat. You're on the roster.

 

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

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    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Friday, October 19, 2018 4:04 PM

Caveman

I thank you for hosting this build again.  It is a ton of fun to push your limits with this insane time constraint.  I formally ask your blessing in starting a week or two earlier.  With my commitments around Christmas I don't get to contribute as much as I would like.

 

 

Caveman,

I understand family and job constraints. If you need to start a little earlier, that's ok. Just don't get too far ahead of the class.

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

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Posted by Caveman on Friday, October 19, 2018 10:02 PM

Thank you sir.  I only want to pull the trigger a week early.  Heck, it may inspire some people to give it a shot.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, October 20, 2018 11:23 AM

I will be doing my last PM "What if" kit I have.  I bought a bunch of these some years back and have been using them for the Weekend GB's.  This is the last I have.  It's the PM 1/72 Ho-229 A-1.  They go together pretty fast, it's the crazy camo scheme I need to come with. Whistling LOL! 

 

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Saturday, October 20, 2018 11:52 AM
I'm in, will look through my stash to find a good subject.

   

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