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Group Build Schedule
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Monday, October 14, 2013 10:57 AM

Hello,

Welcome to the Group Build Schedule. Here you will find a list of group builds offered on the FSM Forum.

If you are running a group build, please feel free to add it to the schedule. Make sure to  include the title of your group build, its start and end dates, and any additional information you think appropriate.

Please do not post comments into this thread. It is here solely to be a convenient place to see what group builds are currently active on the Forum.

If you have any questions regarding the Group Build Schedule, please feel free to send me a private message.

Tim

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, October 14, 2013 12:57 PM

US CARRIER AVIATION GB 2013

Start: May 15, 2013

Finish: Dec. 31, 2013

Host: SchattenSpartan

Additional info:

First of all, I am planning to make this GB annual, maybe I'll open it to all the other nations as well.

I had the idea of hosting a group build for carrier based planes because I (and a lot of other people) like the look of naval aircraft. There's just something about them that makes them look "different" IMO. I also heard that there was no GB with a similar theme in the last few years, so I decided to just go for it.

The basic rules are very simple:

You can build any model you want as long as it is a plane of a carrier-based design (the particular aircraft doesn't have to be stationed on a carrier). Your aircraft of choice must be a machine of the USN or USMC.

Already started kits are fine up to the point where the fuselage is glued together.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, October 14, 2013 1:07 PM

OFFICIAL NATURAL METAL FINISH GB V (2013-2014)

Start: Jun. 2, 2013

Finish: Jun. 2, 2014

Host: SchattenSpartan

Additional info:

Some of you might know the first 4 parts of the NMF group build series. The former host of those GBs isn't able to run them anymore, so I helped out by becoming the new host. I think this GB series (I think it's the longest one on Finescale to this date) shouldn't stop existing, so I'll run them every year starting in 2013...

Here are the basic rules for this GB:

You can build everything with a NMF (Natural Metal Finish). At least 50% of the model's surface have to be natural metal.

The NMF on your model can be achieved by using any technique of your choice.

Started kits are ok, but only if they are not more than 30% completed.

Carry-overs from round 4 are welcome at any time, no matter how much progress you made on them.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, October 14, 2013 1:15 PM

"German Arrows" - OFFICIAL DO-335 GB

Start: Aug. 1, 2013

Finish: Aug. 1, 2014

Host: SchattenSpartan

Additional info:

There was some interest in a group build with the Do-335 as the theme in another GB, so I decided to host this one. There's just something special (well, actually a lot of special things) about this particular plane that makes it a great subject for a GB like this.

The basic rules:

The main rule of this GB is... Yeah, you guessed right: Your model has to be a Do-335!

Only up to 30% finished builds are allowed to join here as well

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Posted by Gamera on Monday, October 14, 2013 1:37 PM

Imperial Japanese Group Build Part II

Start: Jan 1, 2013

Finish: Dec 31, 2014 *

Host: Gamera (Cliff)

Additional Information: 

 Japanese subjects (which I'll define as fighting under Japanese colours- aka a captured P-40 with Japanese markings and flown by a Japanese pilot would be considered 'Japanese'

Cross-overs welcome

Pre-started kits fine as long as they're under 50% completed (assembled but not painted).

Any 'roll-over' non-completions from part I are welcome. 

I am leaning toward Second World War subjects only since almost all the interest has been toward this. If anyone wants to do anything else please throw it out for discussion.

And have fun guys and gals! 

Deadline: None * 

* If I get 5-10 people interested will be running Japanese Group Build Part III on Jan. 1, 2014- any and all entries from Part II are welcome to roll over into it. 


"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Monday, October 14, 2013 7:07 PM

First Annual USAF Vietnam Group Build

Start Aug. 7, 2013

Finish on Aug. 6, 2014

Runners: Son Of Medicine Man

Additional info: 

The “Official” start was August 7th, to coincide with the infamous “Gulf of Tonkin Resolution” of August 7, 1964.  The build will end on August 6th, 2014 at which time we will carry over to the “Second Annual USAF Vietnam Group Build”.

The rules of this build are pretty simple:

  1. You MUST participate, and post pictures to show your work in progress.
  2. Crossovers are allowed (participating in other builds with the same project).
  3. You may enter partially started projects as long as they are less than 50% completed.
  4. You may enter more than one project.
  5. The aircraft must be on the list (at the bottom of the first post on the first page).  If you think that you have an aircraft that should be on the list, please let me know!  (REMEMBER, this is USAF only.)
  6. And the most important rule, HAVE FUN!

To join, simply post the kit you are going to build (including the scale), note whether you are converting it to a different version and any aftermarket or scratch building that will be added.

All finished builds will be entered on the first page of the build.

 

There is no deadline for signing up.

Ken

 

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Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Monday, October 14, 2013 7:23 PM

Second Annual Berny Memorial Group Build

Start Feb. 22, 2013

Finish on Feb. 21, 2014

Runners: Son Of Medicine Man

Additional info:  

Berny, aka Berny13, passed away almost two years ago.  He was an avid modeler and a good friend.  This build is in his honor.
 
Berny had modeled almost every subject possible during his lifetime.  For that reason, any model is acceptable for this build.
 
This is not an exclusive club for people who knew Berny.  Anyone can join this build!
 
So the rules to this build will be very short and simple. YOU HAVE TO PARTICIPATE!
 
We started the build on Berny’s birthday, which is February 22. Anything and everything that you can build is acceptable (within the restrictions of this site of course!). It can be something you are building on another group build. You can build as many models as you like. Beginners and experts alike are welcome. This build will last one year, ending on February 21, 2014.  Everyone can start signing up now and I will add you to the roster.  Please include the kit (manufacturer, scale, etc.) that you are planning on building.
 
All finished builds will be entered on the first page of the build. This is not a contest of speed. It is a contest of fun.

 

There is no deadline for signing up.

Ken

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Posted by gunner_chris on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 2:20 PM

Canadian GB

Start: May 1st 2013

Finish: December 31st 2013 (extended from November 1st)

Runners: gunner_chris

Additional Details:

Anything Canadian, past, present or even future acceptable.  As well as fantasy builds, as long as they are in Canadian markings

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 7:21 AM

Closed

Start: Sept 1st 2013

End: April 30th 2014

Runner's: Eagle90 & Bish

Additional Details:

This GB is open to anything that was/is used to detect, locate or engage aircraft. It can be a radar, searchlight, gun or rocket system. Ground mounted, mobile of hand held.

Its open to all scales, all abilities and you can do it OOB or add as much detail as you like.

The only thing that can't enter is aircraft..

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:50 AM

Closed

Start: June 6th 2013

End: June 6th 2014

Runners: Bish

Additional Details:

This GB was originally the idea of Hans von Hammer. But since he has been away from the site for some time, I decided to run with this GB.

The idea of the GB to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of Europe on 6th June 1944. 

To take part in the GB, your build can be a ship, Aircraft vehicle or anything else that took part in the Allied invasion of Normandy or the German defence of the same.

 Your build must have taken part in the Normandy battles no later than D+24 (30th June 1944). It can be from any nationality of either Allied or Axis forces.

Last date to enter the GB is 1st May 2014.

 

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:56 AM

Stuka GB

Start: April 1st 2014

End: Dec 31st 2014

Runner's: Bish

Additional Details:

As some may know, I am a big Stuka fan. And seeing as we have had GB's dedicated to the P-47, B-17's, Fw 190's Me 109's amongst others, I feel its time the dreaded Ju 87 took its place.

This GB is open to any variant of the Ju 87, whether operational or just proposed. It can be in the markings of any nation, even captured aircraft.

It is open to any scale and can be OOB or as much AM as you like.

Last date to enter the GB is Dec 1st 2014.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by pyrman64 on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:25 PM

Start: Dec 1, 2013

Finish: May 31, 2014

Host: Pyrman64

Additional info:

The basic rules are very simple:

You can build any model, in any scale, you want as long as it is was used in the peacekeeping roll. 

WIP pictures are required.

Here's a link to a complete list of UN peacekeeping missions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN_peacekeeping_missions

Already started kits are fine if it's less than 25% built.

*NOTE: IFOR, SFOR, KFOR and ISAF will be allowed as they were peacekeeping missions.

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:01 AM

Hunters II - Official Tank Hunter GB

Start: Jan.1, 2014

End: Jan. 1, 2015

Host: SchattenSpartan

Additional Details:

I really like the look of most tank destroyers, especially the German ones, so I thought about hosting a GB for those vehicles. After looking at the previous GBs with this theme, I noticed that the last one of them ended quite some time ago, so I decided It's time for another one!

Basic rules:

The vehicle you choose has to be a tank destroyer or a self propelled AT gun of WW2.

Already started builds are allowed, but the amount of finished construction work has to be 50% or less!

You have to post WIP pics.

There is no deadline for joining, so you can enter at any time you want, as long as you think you have enough time to finish your project.

 

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:44 AM

2013 Fw190 "Butcher Bird" Group Build

Start Date: 01 Jan 13

End Date: Extended to 01 June 14

Host:mustang1989

Additional Details:

   1) Any scale, any Fw190 variant to include A series, D series and Ta-152

     2) Any aftermarket items or no aftermarket items.

     3) Crossovers are welcome.

     4) Started builds are fine but please limit construction at the fuselage halves glued together.

     5) You can enter any time within the group build time frame.

     6) Please post pictures of works in progress.

     7) Be social, encouraging and have fun.

 

 

Being really stupid IS "the new smart"!!

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 17, 2013 4:02 PM

Latin American Aircraft Group Build

Start Date: November 1st, 2013

End Date: May 5th, 2014

Host: Stikpusher

Additional Details: 

1) Any Aircraft in the service of any Latin American Air Arm- "What if's" are allowed

2) New build or partially completed builds, up to 50% complete

3) Crossovers from other GBs or unfinished from other GBs are allowed and welcome

4) A cutoff date for joining will be announced as the end date draws near

5) Pariticipate, comment, share, build, post pictures, and above all, HAVE FUN!

6) Levity is allowed and encouraged


 

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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Posted by greentracker98 on Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:27 PM

Hooray for Hollywood Group Build  (Closed)

Host - GreenTracker98 (AKA Ken)

Co-Host - Bish

Rules

Start Date : May 2nd 2013

End Date : Oscar night 2nd March 2014

This group build is open to any model of something that has been in Movie, Television or Animation, the catch is the build must be marked/painted/decaled as it occured in the movie or show.

eg Top Gun An F-5 could be done as long as it used the black with markings for the MiG-28.

Battle of Britain using Ha-1112 instead of real 109's

Battle of the Buldge  M-47's as Tigers and M-24s as Shermans

Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon Kits, Airwolf for Television

Gundam, Figures Kits for anime

The Chevy Titan Tractor Trailer from Beverly Hills Cop 1 (The one that

the bad guy plows into every thng in his way in the beginning of the movie)

I seen recently that AMT has come out with Eddie Murphy's Nova he drives in the movie

The Volkswagon Beetle from Herbie, The Love Bug

Its a big world with so many choices...

Crossovers Allowed.

All ready started kits are fine at no more than 50% complete

WiP's to be Posted

Thank you for consideration for a fun GB Idea

A.K.A. Ken                I reject your reality and substitute one of my own

 

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, October 20, 2013 7:11 PM

The 2013 Automotive Group Build

Start Jan. 28, 2013

Finish on Dec. 31, 2013

Runners: taxtp

Additional info:

This GB is open to anyone who feels like building an automotive, non military vehicle with one, two, three, four or many wheels. That's it, it's open to road cars, racing cars, motorbikes, trucks, construction machinery, buses, firetrucks, police cars, trikes and anything else you can think of.

You can enter models in any stage of completion, as long as they are not fully complete.

Crossovers are fine and welcome.

The only rules are that the subject is not military, and it doesn't fly or sail.

You can use any material, kit, aftermarket, decals or whatever.

Please enter your photos along the way and engage in conversation with fellow builders.

Sign up anytime.

 

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

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Posted by MikeyBugs95 on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 10:56 AM
Mighty Mini's GB! 1/44 Scale. Start date is August 15, 2013. End date is May 30, 2014. It runs for 244 days. Only 1/144 scale included. Dioramas accepted.

 In progress:

CAD:

1/35 SINCGARS ICOM/ASIP; 1/35 Flat screen TVs; 1/35 tactical light that I shall reveal later Devil

Models:

1/35 DML M4A1 DV; AFV Club M18 Hellcat; DML StuG IV; DML Armored Jeep w/ .50 cal; Panda Cougar 4x4 MRAP; Academy M3A1 Stuart; 1/700 Midship Models USS Miami; 1/700 Skywave Rudderow Destroyer Escort

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:01 AM

The Mustang and Corvette Group Build

Start Date : 1st November 2013

End Date : 31st May 2014

Organiser : taxtp

This GB is open to anyone who feels like building a Ford Mustang or a Chevrolet Corvette. It can be any scale, a road car, a classic, a racing car, a police car or any other as long as it's a Mustang or Corvette.

It will run for seven months, from November 1st 2013 until May 31st 2014.

You can enter models in any stage of completion, as long as they are not fully complete.

Crossovers are fine and welcome.

The only rules are that the must be a Ford Mustang or Chevrolet Corvette, and is not military.

You can use any material, kit, aftermarket, decals or whatever.

Please enter your WIP photos along the way and engage in conversation with fellow builders.

Sign up anytime

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

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 31, 2013 5:13 PM

Rommel vs Monty (North Africa 1941-43)

Start: January 1

Finish: June 30, 2014

Runners: tigerman

Additional Details:

Anything armor, softskin, or arty from: Germany, Italy, America, British and Commonwealth.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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Posted by lajntx on Monday, November 11, 2013 11:26 PM

B-36 Peacemaker GB

Start:  Dec. 1, 2011

Finish:  Ongoing until Judgement Day

Host:  Lajntx

Additional info:

Since this is a large build, there will be some modifications on the process vs your typical GB paramenters:

1. There is no official time frame other than the start date: December 1, 2011. This GB will be ongoing with no official end date - if there ever is one.

2. There are no parameters or restrictions on the models. They can be any scale, any manufacture, scratch build of any type or of any material. Models can can range from 0% to already 100% complete. Models currently in other GB`s or were used in previous GB`s are allowed as well.

3. Everyone is invited to participate. If you dont plan on building, have built, or just have an interest in these planes, you are cordially invited to share your insite and knowledge! 


B-36 Peacemaker Builds 

On the Bench: B-36 paint test  fusealge & RB-36E assembly test build

In Que: YB-36 Conversion Build & B-36 carries B-58 Airframe to Wright Patterson

Conceptual Planning: RB-36 X-15 Mothership

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, November 14, 2013 9:57 PM

Weekend Madness 2013 GB

Start: November 22nd, 2013

Finish: December 15th, 2013

Host: Stikpusher

General Rules:

Any subject, any genre, any scale.

Kit must be finished within 48 hours of start time: e.g. if begun at 10 am November 22nd, the kit must be completed by 10 am November 24th.

No work beyond planning and gathering of all materials needed may begin before kicking off your build.

Any or no Aftermarket is acceptable. If you feel bold enough to add these things in such a short time span, do it. 

No Crossovers allowed, kits are just for this GB

Due to some members here not having the same time or schedule available, the GB will run thru mid December, but the basic rule applies- 48 hours from start to finish.

Above all: HAVE 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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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, November 24, 2013 11:19 AM

Trainer GB 2014

Start - 01 Jan 2014

Finish - 31 May 2014

Host - Theuns

General - Open to any fixed or rotorwing aircraft of any scale used as a basic or advanced trainer (civilian or military)

New entries ,or up to 30% started builds allowed, crossovers also welcome

WIP pix please

Here is the link - cs.finescale.com/.../157188.aspx

Theuns

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 24, 2013 11:42 PM

Japanese Group Build Part III

* Start date January 1, 2014

* End date December 31, 2014

* Japanese subjects which I'll define as fighting under the Japanese flag, aka a captured P-40 flown by a Japanese pilot would be eligible.

* Cross-over welcome

* Pre-started kits are fine as long as they're under 10-20% construction.

* Any 'roll-over' subjects from part II are welcome.

And most important - have fun guys and gals.

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 11:33 PM

The 2014 Automotive GB

This GB is open to anyone who feels like building an automotive, non military vehicle with one, two, three, four or many wheels. That's it, it's open to road cars, racing cars, motorbikes, trucks, construction machinery, buses, firetrucks, police cars, trikes and anything else you can think of.

It will run from January 1st until December 31st 2014.

You can enter models in any stage of completion, as long as they are not fully complete.

The intention is that this GB will supplement the other automotive GBs that we run, so that you can enter cars outside of that specific subject here.

Crossovers are fine and welcome.

The only rules are that the subject is not military, and it doesn't fly or sail.

You can use any material, kit, aftermarket, decals or whatever.

Please enter your photos along the way and engage in conversation with fellow builders.

Sign up anytime. Please let me know if you would like to roll an incomplete build from the 2013 Automotive GB into this one.

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

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 16, 2013 1:48 PM

1944 GB

Start: Jan 1st 2014

End: Dec 31st 2014

Runners: Schatten Spartan and Bish (that's me)

Additional info:

This is the 3rd incarnation of the 70th anniversary GB's begun by Sub revolution. But due to his absence, we have offered our services. The GB is open to anything, civilian or military, land sea or air, as long as it looks as it did in 1944. 

 

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Fw 190D-9    

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Posted by roger_wilco on Sunday, December 22, 2013 7:14 PM

Hi Ken,

A bit late to the game but I'd like to join this group build.Not sure yet what I'll be contributing,but it will most likely be an aircraft of some sort.


Cheers, Douglas

"Build what YOU want, the way YOU want, and above all have fun!" - RIP Modeler Al. 

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:20 PM

P-40 GB 2014

Hi all.

It seems there was a "need" for another GB dedicated to the P-40.

I am opening this GB for that reason.

"rules"

01 Feb 2014 to 31 July 2014

Any scale P-40

Out of box or full "bling" if you want

Crossovers allowed

Projects of 20% or less completed

WIP pix please

MOST IMPORTANT - Must be fun!

For the thread link please go here - http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/p/158009/1709748.aspx#1709748

Theuns

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Posted by MikeyBugs95 on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:38 AM

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/157970.aspx

Start: March 31, 2014

End: January 1, 2015

Host: MikeyBugs95

Info:

        -Any vehicle classified as a "Light Tank" or "Tankette."

        -Any country, any era

        -Any scale

        -Crossovers accepted

        -Max pre-started construction limited to 25%

        -Progress pictures a must

 In progress:

CAD:

1/35 SINCGARS ICOM/ASIP; 1/35 Flat screen TVs; 1/35 tactical light that I shall reveal later Devil

Models:

1/35 DML M4A1 DV; AFV Club M18 Hellcat; DML StuG IV; DML Armored Jeep w/ .50 cal; Panda Cougar 4x4 MRAP; Academy M3A1 Stuart; 1/700 Midship Models USS Miami; 1/700 Skywave Rudderow Destroyer Escort

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Posted by Son Of Medicine Man on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 9:50 PM

Third Annual Berny Memorial Group Build

Start Feb. 22, 2014

Finish on Feb. 21, 2015

Runners: Son Of Medicine Man

Additional info:  

Berny, aka Berny13, passed away a little over two years ago.  He was an avid modeler and a good friend.  This build is in his honor.
 
Berny had modeled almost every subject possible during his lifetime.  For that reason, any model is acceptable for this build.
 
This is not an exclusive club for people who knew Berny.  Anyone can join this build!
 
So the rules to this build will be very short and simple. YOU HAVE TO PARTICIPATE!
 
We started the build on Berny’s birthday, which is February 22. Anything and everything that you can build is acceptable (within the restrictions of this site of course!). It can be something you are building on another group build. You can build as many models as you like. Beginners and experts alike are welcome. This build will last one year, ending on February 21, 2015.  Everyone can start signing up now and I will add you to the roster.  Please include the kit (manufacturer, scale, etc.) that you are planning on building.
 
All finished builds will be entered on the first page of the build. This is not a contest of speed. It is a contest of fun.

 

There is no deadline for signing up.

Ken

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