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Weekend GB 2017-Closed for the season

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Weekend GB 2017-Closed for the season
Posted by lewbud on Friday, September 08, 2017 8:41 PM

Just a reminder that the Weekend GB will soon be upon us!  What's the Weekend GB you ask?  Why it's only the rootenest tootenest group build around!  It's what legends wish they could be and the stuff modelling gods are made of!  The mission, should you choose to accept it, is to complete a model within 48 hours. Can't be done you say? Pish tosh, mere modelling mortals became modelling gods last year.  You can too, if you're made of stern enough stuff.

START DATE: 23 NOV 2017

The rules:

1. You have 48 hours.  If you start at 7pm on Friday, you have until 7pm on Sunday to finish.

2. Have fun.

3. The kit you choose cannot be started.  Parts may be un bagged for fondling and sniffing, but not for assembling.

4. Have fun.

5. A proof of life pic must be provided. What is this you ask? This is a pic showing the parts still on the sprues or in the bag, with a time and date stamp on it.  

6. Have fun.

7. Post pics, lots of pics.  This build, as with all the others, is useless without them.  We get to live vicariously through them, so post a lot.

8. Have fun.

Secrets for success:

1.  As the old knight said to Indiana Jones, choose wisely.  This is probably not the time for the latest 1000 piece Fujitamigayaboss wonder.

2. This is a time to hone your time management skills.  One of the major reasons for failure is "running out of time".  You have 2880 minutes, use them wisely.

3. As Dirty Harry once said "A modeler has got to know his limitations".  Don't bite off more than you can chew.  Some enterprising souls have managed to complete the twofer, two kits in one weekend. Most find one to be plenty.

4. The amount of detail you choose to include is up to you, but it's best to keep it simple.

This build is pretty short lived.  It historically starts Thanksgiving weekend and runs through Christmas or New Years depending on participation. I know people work weird schedules, so if your weekend happens to be in the middle of week don't let that stop you from joining the madness. See y'all soon.

Badge:

The crew:

Lewbud: 1/72 MPM Curtiss XP-55 Ascender

             1/72 Revell F6F-5 Hellcat

             1/72 Hasegawa Fw190 D-9 x2-COMPLETE-ROUND THREE

             1/72 Monogram F8F-COMPLETE-REFUSED TO QUIT

             1/72 Airfix Westland Whirlwind-COMPLETE-LAST DANCE

Mopar Madness: 1/48 Tamiya FW-190 F8- COMPLETE-ROUND TWO

Gmorrison: 1/72 Matchbox F3D-2 Skyknight-COMPLETE-ROUND ONE

                     1/72 Airfix A-4B-COMPLETE- ROUND TWO

Shamoo: 1/72 Aoshima F4F-COMPLETE-ROUND ONE

BrandonK:

modelcrazy: 1/144 Revell F-5-COMPLETE-ROUND ONE

stikpusher: 1/48 Academy Mirage III-COMPLETE-REFUSED TO QUIT

bobbaily: 1/24 Monogram Chapparal 2D-COMPLETE-ROUND TWO

                 1/48 Monogram P-51D-COMPLETE-LAST DANCE

Sailing Dutchman: 1/35 Tamiya AMX-13- COMPLETE- ROUND ONE.

Mr. Stecks: 1/48 Eduard F6F-3 Weekend Edition- COMPLETE-ROUND ONE

littletimmy: 1/72 Heller Caudron Renault 714

                      1/72 Testors T-6 Diorama-COMPLETE-LAST DANCE

DasBeav: 1/48 Hasegawa Ki27 Nate-COMPLETE-ROUND THREE

b_onefixer: 1/72 AMT EF-111-COMPLETE-ROUND ONE

caveman: 1/25 Revell Pro Street 67 Chevelle-COMPLETE-ROUND ONE

               1/35 Academy Hetzer-COMPLETE-ROUND TWO

               1/48 Chicom Monogram copy Mi-24 Hind

Cwalker3:

scottrc: 1/72 Hasegawa F4U-1D Corsair-ROUND ONE-REFUSED TO QUIT

Taxtp: 1/32 Airfix MP-COMPLETE-ROUND ONE

            1/72 Tamiya Bf-109 E-7 Trop-COMPLETE-REFUSED TO QUIT

Bufflehead: Tamiya 1/35 GPA-COMPLETE-ROUND THREE

                    Hobby Boss 1/72 P-51D-COMPLETE-REFUSED TO QUIT

                    Hobby Boss  1/72 Type 52 Zero-COMPLETE-ROUND FOUR

                    HobbyBoss 1/72 F6F-3 Hellcat-COMPETE-LAST DANCE

lostagain: 1/48 Revell/Germany Spirit of St. Louis-COMPLETE-ROUND ONE

Eagle90: PM 1/72 Me 328 and Yak-15-COMPLETE-ROUND ONE

SteveCB: 1/48 Monogram F6F Hellcat-REFUSED TO QUIT-ROUND ONE

                   1/24 Monogram Ford Capri-COMPLETE-ROUND FOUR

MacAttilla:

Griffin25: 1/72 Trumpeter M113-COMPLETE-ROUND ONE.

Waynec-

Rigidrider-1/48 Otaki Ki-44-COMPLETE-ROUND THREE

                    1/48 Monogram Bf-109G-COMPLETE-ROUND FOUR

Thewaggish:

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

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, September 08, 2017 8:42 PM

 

Reserved for modelling gods.

ROUND ONE:

Mr. Stecks-1/48 Eduard F6F Hellcat Weekender-First one done!

Sailing Dutchman-1/35 Tamiya AMX-13

Shamoo-1/72 Otaki F4F Wildcat

Griffin25-1/72 Trumpeter M113

Eagle90-PM 1/72 Me 328

Eagle90 1/72 PM Yak-15

Modelcrazy-1/144 Revell F-5

Taxtp-1/32 Airfix Multi Pose Figure

GMorrison-1/72 Matchbox F3-D Skyknight

 lostagain-1/48 Revell Spirit of St. Louis

b_onefixer-1/72 AMT EF-111

Caveman: 1/25 Revell 67 Chevelle

ROUND TWO

Gmorrison: 1/72 Airfix A-4B

 Caveman: 1/35 Academy Hetzer.

MoparMadness-1/48 Tamiya Fw190 F-8

Round Three

DasBeav-1/48 Hasegawa Ki27 Nate

Rigidrider-1/48 Otaki Ki-44

Bufflehead-1/35 Tamiya GPA

 

Lewbud-1/72 Hasegawa Fw190 D-9 Twofer

 Round Four

Bufflehead-HobbyBoss 1/72 Type 52 Zero

SteveCB-Monogram 1/24 Ford Capri

LAST DANCE

lewbud-1/72 Airfix Westland Whirlwind

 Bufflehead-1/72 HobbyBoss F6F-3 Hellcat

Bobbaily-Monogram 1/48 P-51D

Littletimmy-Testors/Hawk SNJ Diorama

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

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, September 08, 2017 8:43 PM

Reserved for those who refused to quit.

Scottrc-1/72 Hasegawa F4U 

SteveCB-1/48 Monogram F6F Hellcat

Bufflehead-1/72 HobbyBoss P-51D

Lewbud-1/72 Monogram F8F Bearcat

 

Taxtp-1/72 Tamiya Me-109 E-7 Trop

 Stikpusher-1/48 Academy Mirage III

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

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, September 08, 2017 8:53 PM

I've conquered this mountain before, I believe I can do it again!  Can't wait. Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1 

 

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 09, 2017 12:37 AM

Oh this one is always 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 lewbud on Saturday, September 09, 2017 10:44 AM

Retired, 

This group build is an annual event.  It was started back in 2008 and has been an annual thing since then, always around the middle of November through Christmas.  It started out as a one weekend only, but has morphed into several weekends now.  There has been talk of a spring or summer edition, but no one has ever done it.  What do you win for answering the challenge? A completed model of course, some extra room in the stash, and a really cool badge if you collect those kind of things.  Which reminds me, if any of you have mad computer skills, we'll need a badge. Calvin and Hobbes themed please.

Retired, hope this answered your questions.  Hope you join the madness.

Stik and Mopar, glad you're here.  Looking forward to your builds.

 

The madness starts soon.

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

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, September 09, 2017 11:20 AM

Capn Bondo reporting for duty!

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Posted by shamoo on Saturday, September 09, 2017 9:59 PM
I've got some simple ones. I'll give it a shot. Dave

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, September 09, 2017 10:23 PM

A 1/350 deluxe edition battleship is not a good idea. A 1/350 nuclear attack sub, yes...

 

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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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, September 09, 2017 11:38 PM

I need to look and see if I have anything that I can knock out that quickly and let you know back.

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 Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:06 AM

Lewbud,

I'd like to see if I could get one in again this year. I may be on the move around that time though. I should know next month if they want me on the lung transplant list in which case I would be relocating to Dallas right around mid to late November. 

I was going to make my usual smart a-- remark about building a Revell 1/350 Bismarck or something, but not this time. If I can, I'll do my usual 1/72 armor of some make and model.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst / 1/700 Z-37 destroyer
1/72 Matchbox A-4 Mk-1 Comet

In Que

Probably a 1/144 TU-16 Badger.

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:19 AM

Might have to keep my finger on the pulse of this one. I've been around here for quite some time and have never seen the possibility of me pulling on of these off. But, now I might be able to pull off one of the 1/144 aircraft kits I've acquired recently.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:42 AM

I have a few ideas... several choices in my stash..,

 

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 Gerhard on Sunday, September 10, 2017 3:54 AM

I will have to pass on this one. Besides, the last GB I participated in, I never got my badge?

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, September 10, 2017 12:08 PM

For those that have said they could do it, I've started a roster.  For those on the fence, you've got time.  For those that have said they can't, stay subscibed and watch the fun.  We may seduce you like the dark side.  To those comments about building a large model. Even though I recommended against it, don't let that stop you.  I have been overly ambitious in the past, and even though I failed I had a lot of fun.

Gerhard, sorry you'll have to pass. As for the badge, there have been no restrictions on getting it.  I don't recall having a badge last year.  I would say take a trip back to when you joined us and grab it, however it was probably stored on someone's photo bucket page and is now inaccessible.  

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

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Monday, September 11, 2017 5:23 PM

This is my first GB and I have a few questions. First, are there any restrictions on the type (scale,subject) of the kit? And second, are there any specific pics I need?

Looking forward to this, should be a lot of fun.

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, September 11, 2017 7:56 PM
Lewbud-please add me to the list. Not sure what the project will be right now Thanks

bob

 

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, September 11, 2017 11:53 PM

Bob, 

You're on the list, 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 Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:39 AM

SD,

If I may answer for Lewbub.

No restrictions on this GB as long as it can be completed in 48 hours.

Take a pic of the not started kit with prof of the time like a cel phone or tablet in the background. Progress pics along the way, again some timestamp would be nice for these. and completed pics with a timestamp. It can be of any scale or subject.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst / 1/700 Z-37 destroyer
1/72 Matchbox A-4 Mk-1 Comet

In Que

Probably a 1/144 TU-16 Badger.

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 8:42 AM
I have done a few of these and I will usually build a 1/72 tank. Not too hard and I can get one done well within the timeframe although I have seen some adventurous souls who have builds 2 1/48 aircraft at the same time. Don't recall if they finished though.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst / 1/700 Z-37 destroyer
1/72 Matchbox A-4 Mk-1 Comet

In Que

Probably a 1/144 TU-16 Badger.

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

  • Member since
    May, 2017
  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by MrStecks on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 10:50 AM

Hmmm... I'm a pretty slow/methodical builder.  But why not, I'll give it a try!  Count me IN.

Cheers, Mark


On the bench: Tamiya 1/32 P-51 Mustang

In the queue: Airfix 1/48 Junkers Ju87B-1 Stuka

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:56 PM

Sailing Dutchman, 

There are no restrictions on kits, level of detail, etc.  You can build whatever your heart desires, as long as it's done in 48 hours.  All that is required is that the kit hasn't been started, and you post a picture of the kit with some sort of time and date stamp before you start and when you finish.  Most group builds will allow kits you've already started, not this one. While not required, post pics as you go along. It gives us something to look at while we're in between steps or waiting for paint to dry.  Also, they allow us to encourage one another throughout the build and ask questions.  Hope this helps and welcome aboard!  Just remember time is not on your side in this build and can get away from you in a hurry if you're not careful.

Mark, 

Welcome aboard!

Roster is updated.

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

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:06 PM

Here's a link to last year's build:

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/172875.aspx

This should give you an idea.

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

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:15 PM

Most of the pics are on Photobucket so most of the logs don't come through.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst / 1/700 Z-37 destroyer
1/72 Matchbox A-4 Mk-1 Comet

In Que

Probably a 1/144 TU-16 Badger.

Completing a kit is like cutting the head off a Hydra. Two more replace it in the stash.

  • Member since
    June, 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:25 PM

modelcrazy

Most of the pics are on Photobucket so most of the logs don't come through.

 

Forgot about that, grrrrrr!

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

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 4:29 PM

Thanks, I was thinking of building a 1/72 or 1/35 tank. This will be an interesting challange as my builds usualy take several weeks to months.

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:19 PM

I have two 1/72 aircraft that look pretty easy.

Academy F4U-1

Matchbox F3D-2

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:34 PM

I would like to throw my hat in the ring.

1/35 scale motorcycle with sidecar and figures.

My only concern is paint drying time. I usually let stuff sit for a couple of days ..... before I put my "thumb print on it.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:58 PM

littletimmy
1/35 scale motorcycle with sidecar and figures.

OOPPS ! Scratch that. Apperently I painted half of it when I put it into storage 10 years ago.

So it's a tossup between a Monogram 1926 Mack tank truck or a plane of some sort. 

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, September 14, 2017 3:13 AM

littletimmy,

Welcome aboard!  You've got some time to decide.

Bondo, 

Corsair or Skyknight? That's a tough choice.  

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

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