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Weekend Madness 2014-Stick a fork in it, we're done! See you next year!

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Weekend Madness 2014-Stick a fork in it, we're done! See you next year!
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:08 AM

Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls! Step right up for this years weekend of modelling mayhem! That's right, it's time for the annual Weekend Group Build. What's that you say? Build a model in a weekend!? Can't be done you say? Pish tosh, only mere mortals think like that! Do you have the stuff to be a modelling god? If so, step right up and take your chance.

The Rules:

1. Have fun.

2. Build something simple. Your humble scribe tried to do three kits in one weekend, something I don't recommend. I also don't recommend a Mach 2 kit. However, if you're a sadistic soul that likes a challenge, the rest of us will gladly eat popcorn and marvel at the attempt. This is a chance to clear out the modelling cobwebs or take a break from that project that has consumed you for the last year.

3. Have fun. THIS IS IMPORTANT!

4. The timeframe is 48 hours. If you start at 5:00 pm on Friday, you must be done by 5:00 pm on Sunday.

5. Take pics, lots of pics.

6. Did I mention have fun?

7. Crossovers are allowed.

THE DATES: You'll notice I said dates. We're at that silly time of year where it's hard to pin down one weekend for everyone. Therefore I suggest the following weekends: 5-7 Dec., 12-14 Dec., and 19-21 Dec. I also realize that some people work weekends, so fit your builds in whenever you can within starting and end dates. What's needed here is a futile and senseless gesture, and we're just the guys and gals to do it. Who's with me? And remember, when touring Universal Studios ask for Babs.

Badge:

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

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:08 AM

The Roster:

1. lewbud1/72 Fujimi Spitfire mk.14E-P.11Toast


1/72 Airfix P-40-COMPLETED!-P.16-Propeller

1/72 Revell Germany P-26-COMPLETED-P.22-Toast


1:72 Academy F6F-3/5 Hellcat-Shot down in flames-Crying

2. GMorrison

3. Eagle90-1/72 PM Horten Ho-229 v.7.-COMPLETED-P.16Bow Down

4. modelcrazy-1/72 Frog Sea Fury-P.10Bow Down


5. stikpusher-Bronco 1/350 Type IXc U-boat-P.13-Bow Down


6. BrandonK-1/72 Hasegawa Yak-3-A TWOFER!-P.10-Bow DownBow Down


7. bobbaily-1/35 Tamiya T34/76-COMPLETED-P.19Bow Down

8. lostagain-1/72 Hasegawa Rafael M-Pathfinder-p.5-First one done!Bow Down


9. waynec-1/72 Trumpeter T-55 w/Mine Roller-COMPLETED-P.20-Bow Down

10. ajd350-1/48 Pegasus P-51C-COMPLETED-P.22Bow Down

11. B_one fixer-1/48 Testors F8F Bearcat-p.7Bow Down


12. jelliot523-1/48 Monogram F6F Hellcat-COMPLETED-P.18Bow Down

13. Rommelkiste

14. Caveman-1/48 Monogram Su-25 Frogfoot-Lead Scout-p.6Bow Down


1/48 Monohellergram Mirage 2000-ANOTHER TWOFER!-COMPLETED-P.14Bow DownBow Down

1/48 Monogram OA-4M Skyhawk-COMPLETED-P.21-Bow Down

15. bufflehead-1/35 Tamiya Sdsomethingsomethingsomething 233 Panzerspahwagen-COMPLETED-P.15-Bow Down

1/72 Hobby Boss P-47 Thunderbolt-COMPLETED-P.24-Bow Down

16. ygmodeler4-1/35 Italeri 105mm Howitzer-COMPLETED-P.17Bow Down

17. pyrman-1/25 AMT Dodge 2500-P.9-Bow Down


18. Scottrc-Nichimo 1/200 Type IXc U-boat-COMPLETE-P.21-Bow Down


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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:11 AM

Ok. Done three.

Razor Dave better show up!

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 12:36 AM

Welcome aboard GM!  Haven't seen Razor on here in a while.

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

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 5:37 AM

LOL!  you know lewbud, your "advertising" alone warrants praise!  I said I wasn't going to do anymore GB's until I got caught up with the dozen I'm in now, but you know what, I have a stack of those PM Luft '46 planes that I think fit the bill here.  So why not!

Eagle90

 

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:39 AM

Welcome aboard Eagle!  Those PM kits definitely fit the bill.  Look forward to seeing what you do with one of those little beasties.  Come on folks, 44 looks and only 4 takers so far?  You know you want to do it, so what are you waiting for?  Join the madness!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 31, 2014 11:03 AM

What the heck, I'm in. I bet I can find something easy. Perhaps my 1/350 Arizona, eer my 1/72 Hawker Sea Fury......... I'll find something.

Steve

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, October 31, 2014 11:52 AM

Oh I'll be in... December? No sweat... I know I have something in my stash that will work.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, October 31, 2014 12:08 PM

So, this is in December? 48 Hrs. oooph!!! Um, well, I have a pair of Yak-3 1/72 that I might be able to knock out one of in a weekend. Don't know till I try. I guess I'll give it a go. Count me in.

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, October 31, 2014 5:24 PM

Welcome aboard Modelcrazy, Stikpusher, and BrandonK!  Steve, you had my heart racing with the 1/350 Arizona, but will gladly accept a divine scale Sea Fury.  Will you take the easy way out with the gorgeous Trumpeter kit, add some difficulty with an Airfix reboxing of the PM kit, or go for glory with a FROG kit from ages past?  Stik, calm and cool under pressure as always, just what this madcap group needs.  BrandonK, believe you must or fail you will.  Great thing about this is if you fail on your first attempt, you can try again!  Time for an admission of weakness, your fearful leader has no graphics skills.  If any of you possess such skills, I would appreciate your assistance in creating badge.  I would ask that in keeping with with tradition, it be a Calvin and Hobbes themed badge.  For those out in the ether pondering this Herculean endeavor remember this: A kiss is still a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh. The dark side may have cookies, but the madness has pie!

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

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Posted by bobbaily on Friday, October 31, 2014 7:17 PM

Count me in....with the right kit selection, I may be able to meet my commitments to two other GB's in one weekend......

bob

 

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, November 1, 2014 12:08 AM

Three group builds with one kit? OUTSTANDING!  I think that might be some kind of record.  Welcome aboard!

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 1, 2014 12:15 AM

lewbud,

Yes, as a mater of fact, the Sea Fury IS an old Frog kit.

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, November 1, 2014 5:04 PM
modelcrazy

lewbud,

Yes, as a mater of fact, the Sea Fury IS an old Frog kit.

NICE!

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 8:17 PM

Bumpity, bump, bump, bump.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:24 PM

Let's hope not.

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 5:31 PM

ok lewbud,

you have sold me, have to have a Calvin and Hobbes badge.

I have to get it done early, before 21st November due to work stuff, but will take a photo when the clock starts.

Not sure what yet, but its out of Monogram AH1S Cobra, Revell Spirit of St Louis or Hasegawa Rafale M.

lostagain

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 11:23 PM

you are certifiable. since you are allowing crossovers i am have become enamored with 1/72 kits i'm in. maybe i am certifiable. 

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:21 PM

Welcome aboard lostagain and Waynec!

Modelcrazy, I'm not sure what you mean.

Lostagain, start when you can.  Remember you have 48 hours or your build will self destruct.

Waynec, I'm not certifiable, my mom had me tested.

As I said in an earlier post, I have no graphics skills.  If any of ya'll do, please create a Calvin and Hobbes based badge.  We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming.

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Posted by waynec on Thursday, November 6, 2014 10:54 PM

lewbud
Waynec, I'm not certifiable, my mom had me tested.

i have a signed doctor's certificate and an x-ray regarding an issue i had 6 months ago that proves i am full of crap.

Никто не Забыт. Ничто не Забыт

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 6, 2014 11:41 PM

I thought you were referring to my Frog kit with the bumpy bump bump post.

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, November 7, 2014 11:38 AM

Model crazy, I was bumping the thread back to the front page.  I'm looking forward to seeing you build the FROG!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 7, 2014 12:33 PM

Ahhh, I got it.

So let me help out.

Bumpity, bump, bump, bump.

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Posted by ajd3530 on Friday, November 7, 2014 1:51 PM

I did this last year. I had fun, although I about had a nervous attack everytime I saw plastic for about a week after the fact. Count me in.

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, November 7, 2014 2:00 PM

Welcome aboard ajd350!  See the cook for some pie and ice cream!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 10, 2014 1:34 PM

lewbud,

I'll come up with something Calvin and Hobbs related if you want. I can IM you a few to look at soon.

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Posted by waynec on Monday, November 10, 2014 1:47 PM

modelcrazy

lewbud,

I'll come up with something Calvin and Hobbs related if you want. I can IM you a few to look at soon.

here's one.

Никто не Забыт. Ничто не Забыт

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Posted by B_one fixer on Monday, November 10, 2014 1:53 PM

Count me in! I have no idea what I will build. I will have to look through what I got on hand.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 10, 2014 2:34 PM

Better than I can do.

Although I was planning to try to do something with this. But I'm not very good at graphics.

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, November 10, 2014 6:53 PM

Welcome aboard o' fixer of Bones!  Can I safely guess that a made man, such as yourself, might be bringing some Monogram goodness to this crazy lark of a build?  No need to decide now, we shall speak of this later.

Waynec, I like it but was hoping for something model related.

Modelcrazy, I've been uttering those words a lot lately!

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

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