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No More Excuses GB: Part Deux. Closed to New Entries But Finish What You Signed Up For

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Posted by waynec on Monday, October 3, 2011 11:47 AM

1/72 hobbyboss br-52 locomotive, 1/72 hasagawa k-5 rr gun for starters.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, October 3, 2011 3:45 PM

lewbud

Bumped the Group Build Tally thread, should be easy to find for the moment.

We tried to get this as a sticky before with no luck. I haven't seen a single sticky on here sionce they changed the site. That thread is already half way down the page. Going to take a bit to keep it near the top.

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Posted by bufflehead on Monday, October 3, 2011 5:06 PM

Bish

 lewbud:

Bumped the Group Build Tally thread, should be easy to find for the moment.

 

We tried to get this as a sticky before with no luck. I haven't seen a single sticky on here sionce they changed the site. That thread is already half way down the page. Going to take a bit to keep it near the top.

Hey!  I totally forgot about that thread!  I need to go back and update my entry!  Thanks lewbud!!

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Posted by macattack80 on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 3:58 PM

Lewbud, Welcome aboard!  Thanks for signing up. 

waynec, thanks for the info on the kits.

Front page updated.

Kevin

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Posted by OctaneOrange on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:14 PM

i'm in

i'll have to go through my pile of incomplete kits to see which ones i will finish.

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Posted by OctaneOrange on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:21 PM

lewbud

 

 The second is, see if you can find some Super Clean on your side of the world.  It's a purple colored degreaser that a lot of modelers here in the States use as a paint stripper.

i've had trouble finding super clean here, so i use Easy Off oven cleaner (heavy duty), or if that fails, brake fluid.

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Posted by macattack80 on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 7:23 PM

OctaneOrange

i'm in

i'll have to go through my pile of incomplete kits to see which ones i will finish.

Great!  I will add you to the roster. 

Kevin

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Posted by ruddratt on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 9:17 PM

Kevin, you can count me in too. I build mostly aircraft ( it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that wing  Stick out tongue  ....and two wings are even better! Big Smile ), but I have a Dragon 1/72 M4A3E8 that I started for another GB and never got around to finishing, so this looks like the perfect place to drag it off the shelf and take another crack at it. Thanks!

Mike

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Posted by macattack80 on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 9:31 PM

ruddratt

Kevin, you can count me in too. I build mostly aircraft ( it don't mean a thing if it ain't got that wing  Stick out tongue  ....and two wings are even better! Big Smile ), but I have a Dragon 1/72 M4A3E8 that I started for another GB and never got around to finishing, so this looks like the perfect place to drag it off the shelf and take another crack at it. Thanks!

Thanks for signing up ruddratt!  I added you to the roster.

Looking forward to seeing a Sherman get built. 

 

Kevin

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Posted by dostacos on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 10:13 PM

stug B [short barrel} Tamiya 1/48 the half track is also tamiya 1/48 it is the 250 GRIEF but converted with the BLACK DOG to ammo carrier

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Posted by macattack80 on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 10:28 PM

Thanks for the update dostacos.  I will update the roster. Yes

I also added a few new sizes of the GB badge. 

Kevin

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Posted by Centhot on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 6:08 AM

I'm in, just not sure with what yet.  I've around 20 kits on my workbench, and a few more where some cutting has been done, but nothing yet glued up, and 2 de-boxed kits.  Of course, I might just finish all my part-builds between now and December, but, only if it gets really cold down there...

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Posted by macattack80 on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 3:17 PM

Centhot

I'm in, just not sure with what yet.  I've around 20 kits on my workbench, and a few more where some cutting has been done, but nothing yet glued up, and 2 de-boxed kits.  Of course, I might just finish all my part-builds between now and December, but, only if it gets really cold down there...

Welcome to the GB Centhot!  Thanks for signing up.  Just let me know what projects you plan on finishing when you figure that out.  No hurry.  Procrastination is what brought us all here to begin with. Big Smile

Kevin

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Posted by Centhot on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:20 PM

Yep!  Maybe a 1/144 Berket?  Maybe a 1/48 Walfish?  Maybe a 1/72 Hornet?  Choices, choices...

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Posted by macattack80 on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:34 PM

Centhot

Yep!  Maybe a 1/144 Berket?  Maybe a 1/48 Walfish?  Maybe a 1/72 Hornet?  Choices, choices...

I hear that!  I just picked 2 from the 5 GB's I havent finished.  I feel like a goober not finishing the kits but sometimes life happens.

Kevin

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Posted by Kugai on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:41 PM

Count me in, but give me some time to look through the collection of half-builts to decide which ones to commit to.

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Posted by AndyT on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 4:59 PM

I think I am going with the Tamiya M4 Sherman Early Production

Andy
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Posted by macattack80 on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 5:28 PM

Thanks for signing up Kugai!  I will add you to the roster.

Thanks for the kit info AndyT.  I will update the roster.

Screaminhelo,  thanks for volunteering to be the go-to helo info guru.  Much appreciated. Yes Beer

Kevin

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Posted by macattack80 on Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:41 PM

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Posted by Screaminhelo on Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:43 PM

Helo guru maybe not.  Blackhawks I know quite intimately but other types, I can only claim a general knowledge of with good sources for details.  When it comes to creative gizmology on any helo, I do have a few things up my sleeve.

 

Mac

I Didn't do it!!!

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Posted by macattack80 on Thursday, October 6, 2011 5:57 PM

Screaminhelo

Helo guru maybe not.  Blackhawks I know quite intimately but other types, I can only claim a general knowledge of with good sources for details.  When it comes to creative gizmology on any helo, I do have a few things up my sleeve.

 

Good to know.  The Blackhawk family of helo's are my favorite so I will be sure to get a hold of you when I get around to building one.  Beer

Kevin

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Posted by bbrowniii on Thursday, October 6, 2011 8:35 PM

WOW!

I've been thinking about this GB all week, but have not checked in. This thing is growing by leaps and bounds!

I don't have photos, but I do have a list of potential candidates:

- 2 Pak-40's: the old Tamiya and the old-ish DML. Both are 90% complete and just need some paint and a few parts

- IL-2M Sturmovik: again 90+% done. Need to touch up the ordnance and fix a few bumps and bruises

-DML #6245, the Early Jagdpanzer; started it when I lived in Ohio, but got sidetracked. Maybe 5 - 10% done

-Marder 1A2 Schutzenpanzer with scratchbuilt interior. Started over a year ago, but got bogged down. 75% complete

'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing' - Edmund Burke (1770 ??)

 

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Posted by sub revolution on Thursday, October 6, 2011 9:56 PM

Hello,

Just bookmarking this thread for myself for now. I have a 1/48 A10 from the Secret Santa GB 2 years ago. Why? Lots of underways, newborn, deployment, moving, moving again, moving AGAIN.... If the model (mostly built, but not painted) survives all of that, I will join in when I get set up in Guam.

NEW SIG

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Posted by macattack80 on Thursday, October 6, 2011 10:31 PM

bbrowniii, thanks for checking in.  Beer  The GB has generated a lot of interest for which I am greatful.

I will add all the potentials to the roster but don't feel like you have to complete them all.....that's why we're here in the first place.Big Smile

Sub Revolution, Thanks for your interest.  You are welcome to join at anytime.  Sometime life happens  Yes  Which is the reason I started this group build.

Kevin

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Posted by Screaminhelo on Friday, October 7, 2011 12:30 AM

This is looking to be quite popular!  Right now I count 22 participants representing 30 models (just counting one for those who have not declared a kit) in 3 genres.  I think that it will be a fun change to see the variety that will be here.  Of course, I will be disappointed if there aren't friendly jabs shared between the armor and aircraft guys.

 

Mac

I Didn't do it!!!

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Posted by Bish on Friday, October 7, 2011 5:01 AM

Deffinatly a nice variety in here, so be an interesting GB.

 

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Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Friday, October 7, 2011 7:38 AM

Here's the state of play on my T-72:

As you can see, most of the building was done long ago. Note the missing periscope vision blocks added in strip styrene. The whole sticking point was the tracks. I'm hoping a set of Tamiya vinyls will fix things.

Cheers, M/TB379

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Posted by Bish on Friday, October 7, 2011 8:35 AM

macattack80

http://www.thatanimeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/demotivator-excuses.jpg

LOL, i only just noticed this.

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Posted by macattack80 on Friday, October 7, 2011 3:51 PM

Screaminhelo

This is looking to be quite popular!  Right now I count 22 participants representing 30 models (just counting one for those who have not declared a kit) in 3 genres.  I think that it will be a fun change to see the variety that will be here.  Of course, I will be disappointed if there aren't friendly jabs shared between the armor and aircraft guys.

 

I was hoping for at least 10 and we are already double that and we are a still 7 weeks from starting!  Like you said, a good variety already.  I have a 1/25 Corvette Z06 that is about 80% done I may finish here if we don't get any other auto builds signed up.

Kevin

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Posted by macattack80 on Friday, October 7, 2011 4:07 PM

Thunderbolt379, I am sure your T-72 will look great when you finish it.  Nice fix adding the plastic bits for the vision blocks.  Tracks are a bit daunting for me because I haven't built many afvs.  I am sure you will make them look good.  Thanks for posting the pic.

Bish, I found that pic the other day while looking for more GB badge ideas.  I figured it would look good here as a motivator. 

Kevin

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