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Secret Santa GB back for 2015-16

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Secret Santa GB back for 2015-16
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, October 22, 2015 10:00 AM

Hey everyone, 

We are looking to fire up the Secret Santa GB again. Here is the link to the main thread

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/9/t/168164.aspx

 

Basically, here is the idea.

We want to have a GB where we can get as many builders from across the forums to join in and build a kit they were gifted by their Secret Santa.

The premise is you decide on a basic kind of kit, for instance someone may state 1/35 German armour, and another may say 1/48 US fighter plane, or 1/144 civilian airliner, or perhaps 1/35 attack helo, you get the idea. Keep the kit idea you desire to a type and scale, but not a particular kit. That way you just don't know what you'll get.

Secret Santas will be set up and you'll send your kit that you picked out to the recipient who will not know you sent it. We all open the kits on Xmas and that's when the build begins and it lasts about 9 months or so.

It's a way to celebrate the season AND it's a way for more of us to get to know members we might not otherwise meet. It's a great way to expand on our freindships and add more new builders to areas they may not have persued otherwise.

It'll be really fun and we want everyone to join in. 

PM ajd3530 or myself with your scale and type of kit you would like to see and we'll add you to the list. Once we get near Thanksgiving we'll assign all the Santas and everyone has time to locate something that fits the bill. No one should spend more that $15-30 on a kit. Keep it simple, it's for fun. 

Spead the word, this is gonna be a riot.



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BK

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Posted by ajd3530 on Thursday, October 22, 2015 10:54 AM

Dates:

Wednesday November 24th: Last day to join.

 

Thursday November 25th (Thanksgiving): Names will be drawn and assignments will be given out. This way people can get there shopping done on black friday if thats their thing.

Friday December 11th: This is the date that ask you to have you gift mailed by. That gives USPS time to screw the pooch and get it figured back out.

 

Signed up:

 

ajd3530

BrandonK

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

Marcus McBean

Modelcrazy

DiscoStu

kg4kpg

SubarooMike

Mopar Madness

dolphin24

moose421

jelliott523

djjeavons

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 22, 2015 11:21 AM

 

This sounds like fun. So let me get this straight. I PM you with say, 1/72 biplane (do I get that specific?) or 1/72 armor, you guys put it in the "hat" mix it up and them PM me back with a kit to purchase and send to someone else?
I obviously haven't read the old rules yet but going there now.
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Posted by ajd3530 on Thursday, October 22, 2015 11:59 AM

Thats right. No, 1/72 bi-plane is not to specific, just right. I'll even have my adorable 2 year old draw the names if that helps.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 22, 2015 12:16 PM

Well, adorable 2 year olds are a MUST for such tasks.

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, October 22, 2015 12:19 PM

Just to be clear, you pick the rough catagory you want, someone else picks the kit and sends it to you. And you do the same based on the rough idea of another builder. Hope that makes sense.

BK

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 22, 2015 12:22 PM

Yep, got it, sounds like fun.

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Posted by SubarooMike on Thursday, October 22, 2015 12:52 PM

This. Is. Amazing. 

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Posted by ajd3530 on Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:14 PM

SubarooMike

This. Is. Amazing. 

 

So should I pass along word to Santa that you have been a good boy this year?

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Posted by DiscoStu on Thursday, October 22, 2015 1:51 PM

Sign me up!  I've had a lot of fun with this GB in the past!

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by ajd3530 on Thursday, October 22, 2015 2:04 PM

Glad to see you back!

 

This guy, ladies and gents, is a PREMIER secret Santa gift giver.

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Posted by DiscoStu on Thursday, October 22, 2015 4:47 PM

**SHUCKS**Embarrassed

 

 

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by SubarooMike on Friday, October 23, 2015 2:31 PM

As a matter of fact, I have!     I'll go ahead and PM  you to sign up Cool

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Posted by SubarooMike on Friday, October 23, 2015 2:32 PM

ajd3530

 

 
SubarooMike

This. Is. Amazing. 

 

 

 

So should I pass along word to Santa that you have been a good boy this year?

 

 

As a matter of fact, I have!     I'll go ahead and PM  you to sign up Cool

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Posted by Dolphin24 on Sunday, October 25, 2015 9:59 AM

I am in, I PMed you.

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Posted by ajd3530 on Sunday, October 25, 2015 3:52 PM

Looking like we will have a strong showing guys. I have posted some dates near the top of the page.

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Posted by DiscoStu on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 3:57 PM

I PM'd just about everyone on thisSad.  Let me know if my info didn't make it to the right person......

 

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 10:15 PM

Gatcha added Stu, thanks,

BK

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Posted by ajd3530 on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 5:44 PM

Its a shame that since the less than stelar reconfiguration, we can no longer loock back on posts made by others. Look back through their posts and see if there is a kit or subject they are real fond of/always wanted but never got for themselves. That would come in real handy in picking just the right gift for your giftee.

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Posted by SubarooMike on Wednesday, October 28, 2015 8:18 PM

ajd3530

Its a shame that since the less than stelar reconfiguration, we can no longer loock back on posts made by others. Look back through their posts and see if there is a kit or subject they are real fond of/always wanted but never got for themselves. That would come in real handy in picking just the right gift for your giftee.

 

Can't agree more!   

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, October 29, 2015 9:10 AM

Whoops

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Posted by djjeavons on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 3:12 AM

Hi ajd3530

Count me in, I pm'd a little while ago but wondering if my name was in the hat or not :)

 

Thanks

Dave

  

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 8:47 AM

djjeavons

Hi ajd3530

Count me in, I pm'd a little while ago but wondering if my name was in the hat or not :)

 

Thanks

Dave

 

Dave, 

Go ahead and PM me as well. I'll add it to the list just in case.

BK

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Posted by djjeavons on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 3:05 AM

Thanks BrandonK, PM sent.

  

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Posted by ajd3530 on Friday, November 6, 2015 4:03 PM

Less than three weeks to go to get signed up before the big drawing!

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Posted by ajd3530 on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 9:18 PM

14 days left to join yall! Lets get some more gifts under the tree this year.

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Posted by ajd3530 on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 11:35 PM

One week until Santas are assigned. And let me tell you, I am excited. I am one of those guys that enjoys picking out the perfect gift just as much as I do recieving one.

Lets catch some more of that Holiday spirit and get a few more signed up!

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Posted by ajd3530 on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 10:57 AM

Last day to sign up to guarantee a spot guys! Drawing of names will happen tomorrow as planned.

I have decided I will allow members to sign up after the drawing, but that will depend on the goodwill of members already signed be a Secret Santa to two different people. So no guarantees if you sign up late. So if you want in for sure, let us know pronto!

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Posted by jelliott523 on Wednesday, November 25, 2015 1:59 PM

Really looking forward to this one ad3530! I think this will be a lot of fun. Thanks for doing this.

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by ajd3530 on Thursday, November 26, 2015 8:06 PM

Names are drawn, assignments coming soon!

 

 

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