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Secret Santa GB 2018 - Let the building commence

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Secret Santa GB 2018 - Let the building commence
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, November 01, 2018 2:06 PM

Okay folks, this is a fun time and a great GB. Now is the time to sign up so I can get the list complete and ready. Deadline for entries is Thanksgiving, Nov 27, 2018. I will assign each Secret Santa his/her giftee by the 29th with a note on where to send the gift and what to shop for. Please PM me with your full name and address so as to not list that info here. Also, let me know what your request is in that PM also and not in here. Let's have alot of fun again this year.

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, November 01, 2018 2:06 PM

Roster:

BrandonK: Head Santa: Meng 1/72 F-102A Case XX Completed 8/21/19

Goldhammer: TBD XMas day

Eagle90: Tamiya P-47 Bubbletop

Model Crazy: Co-Head Santa : 

Model Crazy: 2nd Entry: 

Mopar Madness: Completed 08/02/2019

kg4kpg: TBD Xmas Day

German Armour: TBD Xmas Day

Sailing_Dutchman: TBD Xmas Day

DiscoStu: Completed 06/05/2019

Keavdog

The Mongoose: Completed 01/01/2019 FIRST ONE DONE!!

 

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, November 01, 2018 2:57 PM

The procastinating elfEmbarrassed....will get the last touches done on the prior SSB done before the sleigh arrives overhead.Smile

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Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, November 01, 2018 3:27 PM

I'm still in...PM sent. 

Thanks for hosting this...it is a blast!!

 

 

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, November 02, 2018 9:29 AM

Keep'em coming folks, the more the merrier. Gift

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 03, 2018 9:52 PM

Oh boy, you know I'm in BK. I always drop everything to finish up a SSGB gift. I'm in the Dallas area for a few more months but am going to be in the Boise area for Christmas. I'll PM you my Idaho address with my wish list. Now let me think......Hmm

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  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by kg4kpg on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 5:36 PM

I’m in. PM inbound. 

 

Chris

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:42 AM

ConfusedHow does this work??? Do you send a list in for gifts other people want or do you send in your want list????? Thanks.HmmSmile

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 10, 2018 12:33 PM

GA, you PM BK with you general wants IE 1/72 scale BF109, 1/35 armor, 1/700 ship, submarine any size any era, 1/72 Hasegawa etc. BK didn't specify but it's usually held to $25 give or take. On Thanksgiving his daughter I believe, will draw names from a hat and he will match the drawn names to to the members. He will then PM you with who you have, their address and what they want. It's up to you where and how much you spend just as long as the gift arrives before or very soon after Christmas. On Christmas day you post a picture of your gift for everyone else to see. You won't know who your SS is but they will enjoy watching you build their gift as you put your WIP on the thread. If your SS is familiar with your work and skills they may throw you a curve or send you something they know you will knock out of the park.

I've participated in 2 and have really enjoyed it. In fact, the gifts are some of my best builds and award winners.

I will drop everything on the bench and give my full attention to their gift but that's not necessary. Hopefully you can finish it sometime during the year.

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:30 PM
Ok. So I send what I want. Then I have to give someone something. Basically a blind gift exchange. :)

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:32 PM
Ok. So I will private message him with my wants :)

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 10, 2018 8:35 PM

Yes sir, that's correct.

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Posted by BrandonK on Monday, November 12, 2018 9:27 AM

Thanks for the assist, Steve. You hit the nail right on the head. 

Welcome everyone!

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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    May, 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Monday, November 12, 2018 2:25 PM

Isn't Thankgiving the 22nd? Just saying 

 

 

Griffin

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    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 12, 2018 4:21 PM
Not much time left.
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Posted by German Armour on Thursday, November 15, 2018 4:41 PM
I hope more people sign up. More people = more models to spread around! :)

 Never give up, never quit, never stop modelling.Idea

 

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    September, 2017
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:40 PM

This looks like fun. I will be out of town for about two months so will not be able to work on many of my current projects. Most of my supplies will be coming with me, but I am not able to spray anything other than Mission Models or Vallejo. I will still be taking part of this and the Modern Armor GB.

   

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, November 17, 2018 4:34 PM

Bump

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, November 18, 2018 10:46 AM

Looks like we have a good crew of Elves lining up to help Santa out. I am really looking forward to doing another one of these. I, like Steve, really put extra effort into the kit I get to make the sender proud. This is gonna be a blast.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, November 19, 2018 9:40 AM

I am happy to annouce that Steve, ie ModelCrazy will be co-hosting this event as I will take all the help I can get. Thanks for your help, Steve. It is always greatly appreciated.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

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  • From: Earth
Posted by DiscoStu on Monday, November 19, 2018 12:28 PM

Good day!  I'd love to participate in this again.

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

  

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 19, 2018 12:49 PM

Hey DS, I was just saying to BK the other day I hadn't seen you around in a little while (granted I've been on and off this last year). I just must not have bee looking in the right places.

Glad to see you again.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 19, 2018 1:35 PM

BrandonK

I am happy to annouce that Steve, ie ModelCrazy will be co-hosting this event as I will take all the help I can get. Thanks for your help, Steve. It is always greatly appreciated.

BK

 

Awesome!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, November 19, 2018 2:13 PM

Wink

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Posted by DiscoStu on Monday, November 19, 2018 11:29 PM

modelcrazy

Hey DS, I was just saying to BK the other day I hadn't seen you around in a little while (granted I've been on and off this last year). I just must not have bee looking in the right places.

Glad to see you again.

 

Thanks!  I have been MIA for a while.  We had a new addition to the family so my free time isn’t what it used to be.  I’ve been trying real hard to get back to the bench.

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

  

 

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 9:21 AM

I've had some good questions from some of you of just how to go about this GB. We don't really have any hard and fast rules, but we need to keep a few things in mind. 

One, don't spend a ton of money on a kit that may make the other builders in the GB feel poorly of what they got. Try to keep the cost of the kit to $25-30ish or so.

Two, try to make it somewhat easy for the buyer by making your wish list a bit broad to make finding a decent kit easier AND TO MAKE IT A SUPRISE to what you get to build. Asking for a specific kit takes the suprise clean out of the season. I like going "hey, hadn't thought of this one, this will be cool".

Third, we need to make this a fun GB and do the best job we can with the gift we get to honor the person that was kind enough to get it for us. Even if the kit is not one you would have picked for yourself, we need to do our best to make it a diamond as a thank you for the gift.

Finally, unless life totally derails your ability to get the kit finished, we need to get these done sometime during the year so as to not disappoint the peron who went to the effort of getting you the kit. This GB has one thing that seperates it from all the other GB's and this is the kit was GIVEN to you out of kindness. Do your best to say thank you by completeing it.

I hope that helps give a clearer picture of what SSGB is all about. Most of all enjoy each other and have fun.

BK

On the bench: 1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4   

On Deck:

1/48 Pro-Modeller SB2C-4 Helldiver

1/48 Italeri Tornado IDS "Black Panthers"

1/48 Hasegawa P-38J Lightining

 

 

  • Member since
    August, 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 5:57 PM

Come on out and play folks......This is even better than what the spouse or others stuff under the tree. 

BK is going to be drawing and matching tomorrow, still not too late to get the feet white in the Christmas snow.Balloons

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 21, 2018 8:44 PM

Ditto

You know you're going to buy one for yourself anyway, it might as well be a suprize.

  • Member since
    July, 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:38 PM

I can't wait to see who and what I get to shop for. This is just too fun. Stick out tongue

  • Member since
    November, 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, November 22, 2018 12:47 PM

modelcrazy

I can't wait to see who and what I get to shop for. This is just too fun. Stick out tongue

 

Same here.  The buying is just as fun as the waiting to see what you get!!

 

 

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