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.
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 !!
On the bench: 1/48 Hasegawa P-40E--Flying Tiger (60%+ done)
1/48 Monogram P-40B--Early Pearl Harbor (60% done)
On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter, Night fighter
2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each