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Secret Santa GB 2018 - Nearing the Finish Line!!

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  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: Netherlands
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:04 PM

Just got home and found that Sinterklaas stuck around an extra week to drop something off for me. I did have to give his horse an apple, but I am sure that it will be worth it.

   

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, December 15, 2019 11:44 AM

Appoligies for the late update to this one. This year tossed me for a loop and I just didn't keep up like I should have. The front page is updated and all completed builds are shown.

For those who failed to complete your builds you can update them here and continue as we begin next year's builds. Please remember, these kits are gifts and please try your best to work on them, not every kit is a homerun. 

I am more organized than in years past so we should have a more seamless and fun build this coming year. Provided no more major life events come along.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Saturday, November 23, 2019 6:29 PM

:) Thanks all! It was a fun kit to build. Just took awhile to paint the figures.

Can't wait till the next SSGB!

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

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Friday, November 22, 2019 11:01 AM

Very cool GA!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, November 22, 2019 10:42 AM

Looks great, GA. I can see Laurel and Hardy standing next to it. "This is another fine mess you've gotten me into." Well done. I'll update the front page.

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, November 22, 2019 9:32 AM

Looks great GA. Now that's going to need a tow.

  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Friday, November 22, 2019 9:30 AM

Hey everyone!

Finished the StuG.

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:59 AM

Eagle90, I've added you to the list already. Shoot me a PM with your address and wish list and I'll get it updated.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, November 7, 2019 5:38 AM

Sorry for the late post...I'm moving in to another house and it has been chaos!   LOL!

I would love to do the SS GB again!!!  As for the doing a kit out of your comfort zone....brilliant!  I think it is a great idea.  

 

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:59 PM

SD, absolutely. We can make sure the gifts make it over to the other side of the pond.

BK

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  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:22 PM

Sailing_Dutchman
I had a lot of fun and will participate again this year if it is possible with me living with in Europe.

BK has worked with members in Europe, in fact I was the SS for someone over the pond one year.

Nice fix on your Bulldog SD, looks good.

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: Netherlands
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:10 PM

Thanks to BK for running this and as we say here in NL,dank u Sinterklaas. I had a lot of fun and will participate again this year if it is possible with me living with in Europe.

   

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: Netherlands
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 1:07 PM

As promised here are my pictures. They are a bit late since I couldn't find any blue paint for the optics and had to buy some.
During my move to Europe it got a bit damaged:

 

 


But after a bit of work and some paint I had this:


After weathering and decals it looks quite fine:




I went with a very light weathering as this was a West German tank that never saw combat and the crew would keep their vehicles very clean having nothing much else to do.

   

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:30 AM

modelcrazy

Oh boy GH, I hope I get you!! Whistling

I have an in with the head guy himself Wink

 

Rut RohCrying...........Don't forget, I have your address and a sometimes twisted sense of humor...can always get evenBig SmileDevil

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 10:21 AM

Oh boy GH, I hope I get you!! Whistling

I have an in with the head guy himself Wink

  • Member since
    August 2014
  • From: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Posted by goldhammer on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:58 AM

I'll leave my wish list as is, but feel free to tell my SS that they are free to go in any direction.

  • Member since
    January 2006
  • From: Earth
Posted by DiscoStu on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 9:20 AM

BrandonK

I'm not making a rule change, but I will encourage everyone to think about building outside of their normal area. I have build 100s of cars and dozens of planes, so this time I'm going to go all in on armor. I have'nt done anything there yet. I want to challenge myself to do something different. Everyone is free to choose what they wish, but let's live a little this year.

BK

 

 

Now that's an interesting idea.  Breaking out of the comfort zone.

 

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

  

 

  • Member since
    February 2016
  • From: Ice coated north 40 saskatchewan
Posted by German Armour on Saturday, November 2, 2019 9:56 AM

Hm. Good Idea. I haven't built too many models so anything will be a learning experience for me. :) 

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

 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, November 1, 2019 11:19 PM

I'm not making a rule change, but I will encourage everyone to think about building outside of their normal area. I have build 100s of cars and dozens of planes, so this time I'm going to go all in on armor. I have'nt done anything there yet. I want to challenge myself to do something different. Everyone is free to choose what they wish, but let's live a little this year.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by TheMongoose on Friday, November 1, 2019 7:20 PM

BK I'm up for however you do it! I like the proposed change as well. I went out of my comfort zone and received a ship. Turned into tremendous fun and I had to learn new ways to do things AND i used some techniques from planes that turned out neat.

Chris

In the pattern: A 23-Window MicroBus and an F-100 SuperSabre (foiled)!

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: Netherlands
Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Friday, November 1, 2019 3:34 PM

Just about finished with my M41. I will post the pictures after work tomorrow.

   

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 1:54 PM

DiscoStu

Looks like I'm Tail End Charlie on this GB.  I still need to finish up my -109.  I see it every time I sit at the bench.  I decided to add the resin cockpit and engine which requires more elbow grease than I've been willing to give.....

 

Running out of time for excuses!  I best get that one finished!

I've had plenty of those builds take the life right out of me. Then I push on and suddenly its done and WOW!! I'm so pleased with the work. But, it is a struggle sometimes on those. We all need to do our best to get these gifts knocked out. If needed we allow them to continue into the new build, just so they get done.

BK

 

 

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    January 2006
  • From: Earth
Posted by DiscoStu on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:16 PM

Looks like I'm Tail End Charlie on this GB.  I still need to finish up my -109.  I see it every time I sit at the bench.  I decided to add the resin cockpit and engine which requires more elbow grease than I've been willing to give.....

 

Running out of time for excuses!  I best get that one finished!

 

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

  

 

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 12:15 PM

Sounds great Brandon. That will be a pretty cool idea though.  I sure hope my recipient does his. I'm seriously looking forward to seeing it!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 11:48 AM

Well, I've been so busy that I've decided to just leave it alone this year. Next year I'll make the decision well in advance so we can all decide early. For now let's just go with what we've always done.

BK

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On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:15 PM

I do everything except figures. I don't do many tanks though.

  • Member since
    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:15 PM

That could be interesting. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 19, 2019 3:08 PM

I'm in.  I haven't done armor or ships in a long long time. 

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, October 19, 2019 1:06 PM

I agree. The idea of grabbing a kit you might not have grabbed otherwise and making into a nice build is where all the fun lies. It makes you go somewhat outside your comfort zone. I was thinking about tweeking the rules this year. What do you guys think?

Request a kit or build outside of your normal building style. Like if you only do planes, build a tank, or sci-fi. Shake things up a bit. Put something different on the shelf. What say the rest of you?

BK

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

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