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Weekend GB 2019-Let the mayhem begin!

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Weekend GB 2019-Let the mayhem begin!
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:11 AM

IIIITTTT'SSSS BAAAAAACK!  You know it, you love it and you've been waiting all year for it. The 2019 edition of the rootenest, tootenest group build will be soon upon us.  For those just tuning in, the Weekend GB is probably the shortest, most fun GB around. I don't six months or a year, heck, I don't even want six days. All I want is 48 hours of your time from start to finish. If you start at 1700 on Friday, you have until 1700 on Sunday to finish. The object here is to blow out the cobwebs of stagnation and actually finish something (a radical idea, I know). What are the rules of this group build of awesomeness your Grand Poobahness? The rules are simple:

1. All models must be 100% unstarted. A proof of unstartedness photo with date and time is a requirement. You may fondle and sniff the plastic, but that is all.  All scales, eras, genres, and crossovers are welcome. 

2. Have fun.

3. You have 48 hours, no more. If you start at 1700 Friday, you've got until 1700 on Sunday to finish.

4. Have fun.

5. Post pics, lots of pics. We need something to look at while waiting for our paint to dry or while contemplating one's navel.

6. Have fun.

7. Start date is Thursday 28 November, 2019.  But that's Thanksgiving, you say. Yes, it is, and for most of us here in the States, it's also a three to four day weekend. For the rest of the world, it's as good a day as any to start. This GB normally peters out around Christmas, so you have some time. Also, weekend is a subjective term. If your days off are during the week, jump on in.

Secrets of success.

Here's where I would recommend that you pick something that you can actually finish in 48 hours. I wouldn't recommend that you pick the latest 5000 piece HaseTamiDragon kit, but what do I know (I once tried to build 3 1/72 aircraft in one weekend and failed miserably). If you think that you can pull it off in 48 hours, dig in, post pics, and the rest of us will be rooting for you.  I realize that all group build moderators want you to have fun (why else would you do it), but this is designed to get you to finish something and have fun while doing it. It may not win a contest (although some have), but it will be out of your stash and onto your display shelf (and may impress some when you tell them you built it in 48 hours).  Who's ready to become a modelling legend?

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

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 2:14 AM

Starring cast and completed models:

Lewbud: 1/72 Fujimi EA-6A.

Eagle90: 1/48 Eduard I-16 Type 18-Started 11/30. Finished 12/1.

lostagain: Bandai box scale UNNF Yukikaze-First one done! Bow Down Started 11/28/19. Finished 11/30/19.

Moparmadness: 1/72 Airfix Yellow Jackets Folland Gnat 

bobbaily: TBD

Caveman: TBD

GMorrison: 1/72 Hasegawa F-8E Crusader

Modelcrazy: 1/48 Hasegawa Type 52 Zero-Started 11/29. Finished 12/1.

Mawright20-1/48 Hasegawa Type 99 Val-Started 11/30. Finished 12/1.

German Armour-TBD

freem-something with wings

Scottrc-1/72 Revell/Germany Fokker D-VII-Started 11/29. Finished 11/30.

bufflehead-1/35 Tamiya SU-85

cbaltrin-1/72 Tamiya Kawanishi N1K1 Ja-Shiden

dwsrazor-1/72 Italeri Hetzer-Refused to quit. Started 11/28. Finished 12/11.

                  1/72 Hasegawa Number Mk.II

taxtp-1/72 Condor Me-163 Komet-Refused to quit. Started 11/29. Finished 12/8.

              1/72 HobbyBoss Me-163. Started 12/9. Finished 12/10.

ajd3530-1/48 Tamiya 20mm Flakvierling 38-Started 12/1/19. Finished 12/2/19.

  

C.B.-1/35 Tamiya Panzer II Ausf something or other

Sailing Dutchman: 1/32 Revell UH-1 Huey

SteveCB-1/72 Hasegawa Corsair II

             1/72 Airfix-Bolton Paul Defiant-Started 12/6/19. Finished 12/8/19.

TheMongoose-RevellGermany 1/144 Su-37 Berkut-Started 11/29. Finished 12/1.

littletimmy: TBD

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

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 5:27 AM

I should be in the new house and ...somewhat settled in by then...COUNT ME IN!!!!

Not sure what I'll build.  Worse case, I still have about 15 Bandai Star Wars kits I could pick from.  Might have to pick something up at Modelpalooza Whistling.  Just sayin'.  LOL!

But put me in coach!

 

 

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:28 AM

You little ripper Lewbud!

100% IN!

Can't miss a weekend build!

No idea what yet, something will turn up. I will have to sort out my picture posting issue first though...

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 6:56 AM

Heck, you know I'm in!! Beer

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Ju87 B2 Stuka

On deck: 

In the hole: 

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Posted by bobbaily on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:26 AM

I'm in-only time of the year I actually finish anything!

bob

 

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Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 9:24 PM

I'm in.  Can't let this one pass me by.  Got a few kits in mind.  I will choose closer to the date.

Thanks Lew for hosting this one.  I always look forward to it.  The most frustrating, frantic and insane but fun and rewarding 48 hours spent at the bench.  I encourage anyone to give this one a shot.  Visit the past years threads and see what can be done with a little planning and even less sleep.  There was a record number of participants last year.  I hope we can beat it.

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:02 PM

Welcome aboard gentleman (and I use that term very loosely)! The roster is updated and it seems we're in for some modelling mayhem this year.  Anybody seen Modelcrazy?

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

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Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 10:21 PM

He's around.  He's been posting in the IDF build.  Probably hasn't seen your post yet.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:10 PM

Buddy,

I'm in. Been doing USN aircraft the last couple. Gull Gray/ White.

Hasegawa F-8E in 1/72. Actually have a small shelf of the stuff from past Turkey Shoots.

Can't see diddly in the cockpit.

Do we have a new Calvin badge?

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:01 AM

Welcome aboard G! Wouldn't be the same without you. As for the Calvin Badge, we're going to need a new one, as I don't have a computer or the skills to pull it off yet. Open to suggestions, retreads are welcome.

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

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Posted by learmech on Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:13 PM
Count me in with an Academy 1/72 F6F Hellcat
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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 10, 2019 1:04 PM

Ya know my thoughts!

Here's my entry

Ooops, wrong picture

The 1/48 Hasegawa A6M5c TYpe 52 model 0

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Posted by mawright20 on Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:18 PM
This could be something fun to plan with the boys....HHmmmmmm...
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Posted by German Armour on Thursday, October 10, 2019 7:54 PM

Big Smile I'll join with something.

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

 

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Posted by freem on Thursday, October 10, 2019 9:26 PM

Awright, I'm game! Got some ideas. It'll have wings for sure.

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, October 11, 2019 9:15 AM

I can't pass up a WE GB.  It seems my best models come from these.  I don't know what to build yet and will look through the stash this weekend.  

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Posted by scottrc on Friday, October 11, 2019 9:20 AM

modelcrazy

Ya know my thoughts!

Here's my entry

Ooops, wrong picture

The 1/48 Hasegawa A6M5c TYpe 52 model 0

 

Awe shucks Steve, do the Akagi, its such a well designed kit it practially builds its self, you can do it!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 11, 2019 9:40 AM

scottrc
Awe shucks Steve, do the Akagi, its such a well designed kit it practially builds its self, you can do it!

With all the PE and additions I have for it, it'll take me around 1000 hours to complete it.

I was even crazy enough to get the Jack Stays set.

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, October 11, 2019 5:36 PM

Welcome aboard Modelcrazy, mawright20, GermanArmour, freem, and Scottrc. Steve, I'm a little disappointed in you for getting our hopes up with the Akagi and then taking the easy way out with the Zero.Whistling

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, October 11, 2019 8:16 PM

A6M is no picnic either. Will take you half a day just to mask the canopyConfused

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, October 12, 2019 12:38 PM

That's why Eduard created canopy masks. I'm betting Steve will have a couple on hand. I know I will if I build an airplane.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, October 12, 2019 9:25 PM
Ah yes, used them a few times myself...

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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Posted by bufflehead on Monday, October 14, 2019 10:58 PM

Lewbud, I think this will be my entry:

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 10:45 AM

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:08 AM

Ernest,

Welcome aboard! The ship's roster is updated.  Has it really been a year since you've built a model?

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 6:24 AM

Ok, count me in... no idea... some 1/72 ww2 fighter most likely...

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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Posted by bufflehead on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 3:16 PM

lewbud

Ernest,

Welcome aboard! The ship's roster is updated.  Has it really been a year since you've built a model?

Thanks for adding me to the roster Lew!

Actually I've completed 4 models this year, all AC.  Just built for myself, not for the forums.  Didn't even take photos...I should probably update my signature!

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 8:16 PM

cbaltrin

Ok, count me in... no idea... some 1/72 ww2 fighter most likely...

Ok, tentatively put me down for a Tamiya 1/72 Kawanishi N1K1-Ja Shiden.

On the Bench:

  • Italeri F-100D 1/72
  • Revel 1/72 HH-3 Jolly Green Giant
  • Monogram P-47D
  • Monogram F-14A
  • Monogram P-51D
  • Monogram F-16A Air Force Fighter
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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:42 PM

Ernest,

I understand. 

cbaltrin,

Welcome to the madness! I've updated the roster for your Shiden.  Looking forward to it.

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

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