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Secret Santa GB 2016 !!!
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:04 AM

Good greif, it's already that time of year again. SO, since time is already running out on getting this done in time, let's get this party started.

Sign up on this thread and include your desired build in a PM to me only please. I will tally the names and do a drawing to assign each member a secret Santa and they will get the desired kit and get it sent off in time for X-mas.

Dates:

Build will begin on January 1. 2017 and run till October 31, 2017.

Last day to sign up will be November 25, 2016. Names will be drawn and assigned the following day.

Have the gifts shipped to your recipient no later than December 19, 2016 so that it has time to arrive in time for X-mas day. 

 

Remember to keep the kits you are looking for specific enough for you to get something you really do have a desire to build. Don't ask for 1/48 aircraft in hopes of getting a Cesna float plane. Ask for a general idea of what you would like, but be specific enough to narrow the results within your tastes. Keep in mind that money is tight for many members and that keeping the kits resonably priced should always be considered.

 

Here is a repost of the 2015 Secret Santa thread.

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 10 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 me 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. 

Some of this is a repeat of what I already stated but it was less typing for me. lol !!

 

BK

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On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:05 AM

Roster:

BrandonK

goldhammer

lewbud

jelliott523

TheMongoose

DiscoStu

ModelCrazy

SubarooMike

Eagle90

ajd3530

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, November 06, 2016 10:40 AM

I'll jump in.  Missed out on last year.  Should be fun.

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, November 06, 2016 11:09 AM

Count me in.

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

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Posted by jelliott523 on Sunday, November 06, 2016 2:20 PM

Count me in again.

Should we include our addresses as well, or wait until gifts are assigned?

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by TheMongoose on Sunday, November 06, 2016 3:02 PM

Sounds like fun. I'm in.

On the bench - 1/35 F-35A Lightning II, 1/72 Sptfire MkVb & for a change of pace a 1/700 USS New York

 

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Posted by SubarooMike on Monday, November 07, 2016 10:00 AM

I'M IN!   As  I'm sure you already gathered, lol

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Posted by DiscoStu on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 3:23 PM

I was wondering when this GB was going to come back!  I've enjoyed participating in the past.  Count me in. 

 

PM to follow.

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

  

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 3:38 PM

Put me down again this year brother.

ON THE BENCH

1/144 Revell FW-190A
1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 08, 2016 7:52 PM

The roster is beginning to grow. This looks like it's gonna be a another fun GB.

Keep it coming folks.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by goldhammer on Monday, November 14, 2016 7:07 PM

Only ten days left to get in on the surprise under the tree.  Kind of thin so far, only 8 on the roster.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, November 14, 2016 9:36 PM

Hey BrandonK,

I'm making my comeback after a life changing event and think this would be a good GB to participate in.  Count me in!

Eagle90

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 10:02 AM

Welcome aboard Eagle90 and also ajd3530 will be joining us as well. The roster has been updated. This is gonna be a really fun GB. I am very much looking forward to it.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 10:05 AM

goldhammer

  Kind of thin so far, only 8 on the roster.

 

Last year we had 13 total and I believe we had some that didn't finish, but we'll have fun non the less. I am really excited to get this going.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by jelliott523 on Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:05 PM

I have to sadly admit, I was one who has not finished last years kit, it sits about 60% next to the bench. I could probably complete it as soon as I return after the first of the year. I just need to put on the small fiddly bits and then gloss coat the thing and then add the decals and another gloss coat.

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, November 18, 2016 10:26 AM

I don't see any problem with having some carry over from the previous year. The point of this GB is the spirit of the season and watching those gifts come together. Personally, I would like to see them all done, so bringing over 2015 kits into the 2016 build will be perfectly acceptable.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Friday, November 18, 2016 11:52 AM

BrandonK

I don't see any problem with having some carry over from the previous year. The point of this GB is the spirit of the season and watching those gifts come together. Personally, I would like to see them all done, so bringing over 2015 kits into the 2016 build will be perfectly acceptable.

BK

 

 

And I'm sure that the Santa's that sent them would be appreciative and like to see them finished as well.  Nice call on carrying them over.Smile

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:03 PM

Only a couple of days left to get in on the fun and find something extra under the tree and in the mail box.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7:40 PM

Yup Im gonna draw names and make the assignments on Friday, so get in now or be a Bad Santa.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 24, 2016 4:04 PM

I can't wait!! Like last year, I'll drop everything and work on my gift first.

ON THE BENCH

1/144 Revell FW-190A
1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, November 25, 2016 11:02 PM

The names have been assigned and PM's have been sent. If I miss anyone in the PM department let me know in a PM ASAP.

The sign up for the GB this year is now CLOSED.

ROLLOVERS from any build left over from last year's Secret Santa, regardless of progress, WILL be allowed. We want to see all those kits done.

Get your gifts ordered and sent to your giftee as soon as possible so everyone has their gift under the tree in time for X-Mas.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Saturday, December 03, 2016 9:26 AM

My gift arrived last night, delivered by an elf in blue USPS livery.  Our host let me know that Santa had not indicated if it was wrapped for the tree, so it will remain in the plain brown wrapper for another 3 weeks.  Will be fun and interesting to see what Santa selected.Gift

My giftee should be getting a delivery from an elf in brown come Monday.

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Posted by jelliott523 on Sunday, December 04, 2016 6:38 PM

I'm working really hard to get the gift from last year finished before the new kit arrives for this build. Last years kit was this Mig-23 in a red/black/light grey show aircraft scheme. I had hoped it was going to look amazing. I pulled it off the shelf the other night and hit it with a coat of Aqua Gloss and the red paint started running off into the grey and totally ruined the paintjob. I gave up on that scheme and will now be doing the other option for the kit in camo for the Polish Air Force. Fortunately, good ammonia based Windex made quick work of the rest of the paint and gave me a fresh canvas to start from. Here's a picture of the kit, as was before the red paint was added in the previous build attempt.

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, December 05, 2016 5:44 AM

Got the kit for my person this weekend.  I'll be sending it out today.  LOL!  I liked the kit I got them....I picked one up for me!!!  Merry Christmas!  :)

Eagle90

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 05, 2016 9:02 AM

jelliott523

I'm working really hard to get the gift from last year finished before the new kit arrives for this build. Last years kit was this Mig-23 in a red/black/light grey show aircraft scheme. I had hoped it was going to look amazing. I pulled it off the shelf the other night and hit it with a coat of Aqua Gloss and the red paint started running off into the grey and totally ruined the paintjob. I gave up on that scheme and will now be doing the other option for the kit in camo for the Polish Air Force. Fortunately, good ammonia based Windex made quick work of the rest of the paint and gave me a fresh canvas to start from. Here's a picture of the kit, as was before the red paint was added in the previous build attempt.

 

Tough break on the paint. But, for some reason I always think that the secondary paint work comes out better than expected in the end. I am looking forward to seeing the camo scheme.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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    January, 2014
  • From: Nampa, Idaho
Posted by jelliott523 on Thursday, December 08, 2016 3:30 PM

My Secret Santa gift arrived in a little white truck driven by a portly little man (sans the beard)Stick out tongue

I will have to wait until after the first of January to find out what special gift I've received. I leave on Saturday to Australia and do not get back until after the New Year. 

On the Bench:  Lots of unfinished projects!  Smile

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, December 08, 2016 4:56 PM

jelliott523
I will have to wait until after the first of January to find out what special gift I've received. I leave on Saturday to Australia and do not get back until after the New Year. 

Have a safe journey.

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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Posted by DiscoStu on Thursday, December 08, 2016 9:46 PM

I think my secret Santa gift arrived today.  I genuinely couldn't think of any kit or accessory I had ordered.  I had a tough time explaining this to my wife as I tried to tell her I hadn't ordered anything ( truthfully this time..........I think).  I do believe she's heard the tale of the immaculate delivery before.

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

  

 

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Posted by goldhammer on Friday, December 09, 2016 8:25 AM

DiscoStu

I think my secret Santa gift arrived today.  I genuinely couldn't think of any kit or accessory I had ordered.  I had a tough time explaining this to my wife as I tried to tell her I hadn't ordered anything ( truthfully this time..........I think).  I do believe she's heard the tale of the immaculate delivery before.

 

 ROFL

Even tougher to try and explain buying a kit you don't have and never had or will have.

OH yeah,........we don't go there and survive.Wink

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, December 09, 2016 8:48 AM
Even when I tell my wife I want to order something, tell her when I ordered it and when it will arrive, when it does arrive she asks "when did you order that?"Smile Dots

ON THE BENCH

1/144 Revell FW-190A
1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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