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The Weekend Madness GB.
Posted by lewbud on Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:47 PM

I know it's WAY too early for Christmas music, but it's that time of year once again.  What time is that you ask.  Why simply, it's WEEKEND MADNESS GB time of course!  What is that you ask?  Why it's simply the rootenest, rootenest group build to ever grace these webpages.  Legends will be made, songs of victory will be sung, and mortals will become modelling gods.  Well golly, what do I have to do, you ask.  Well, I'm glad you asked.  First I want you to pick a model, any model will do.  Then, I want your time.  Oh great, you say.  But wait, I say, I don't want six months or a year I want 48 hours.  Wait a minute you say, 48 hours?  Yep, only 48 hours.  That's the goal, 48 hours from start to finish. But, you start to sputter. No buts says I, if I can do it, you can do it.  Many have sung songs of victory, and many have sung mournful dirges of defeat.  Will you join this quest?

The start date is November 26.  But that's Thanksgiving day you say.  It's also the start of a four day weekend for us here in the States, and for the rest of the world it's as good a day as any to start.  Besides, it's tradition. This build normally peters out around New Years (which is good because that's when the Close Air Support build kicks off not so subtle plug there).

The Rules.

1. Pick a kit.  Normally I'd recommend a simple kit, something you can finish in the allotted time.  However, there are some that like to burn the thing to the ground and pick the latest million piece wonder.  However, most of us like to watch the world burn as well and will gladly pull up a chair, pop some popcorn, and watch your attempt and root you on to either a  spectacular victory or a spectacular defeat.

2.  ALL kits will be unstarted.  Photographic proof is required.  A pic of the unstarted kit with either a working clock in the background or a timestamp is required.  Crossovers are allowed.

3.  You have 48 hours, that's it.  You start at 8:00pm on Friday, you have until 8:00pm on Sunday to finish.  I realize that some don't get the traditional weekend off, so pick a 48 hour window and go for it.

4.  Take pics.  It gives the rest of us something to look at while we're waiting for our masterpieces to dry.

5.  HAVE FUN!  This is not the build for building your latest contest entry, although some have gone on to win, place, or show at their local contest.  This is for blowing out the cobwebs and finishing something.

6.  Did I mention you only have 48 hours?

7.  Did I mention have fun?

I think we've covered every genre in this build, so all are welcome.  If I've forgotten something slap me upside the back of the head and remind me.  If you have any questions, please ask.  To Infinity, and beyond!

 

 

 

 

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

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, October 3, 2020 11:49 PM

Ring Leader:

lewbud-1/72 Tamiya P-51D-started 11/28/2020. Sent into overtime.

            1/72 Revell F4U-4-started 11/28/2020. Sent into overtime.

            1/72 Revell F4U-4-started 11/28/2020. Withdrawn.

            1/35 HobbyBoss Defender Wolf WMIK. Started 12/29/20.

List of willing accomplices:

modelcrazy-1/72 Trumpeter Sdsomething something Elefant-started 11/26/2020. Withdrawn.

                  1/72 Hasegawa M3 Lee- Started 12/25/20. Finished 12/26/20.

bobbaily-1/24 Porsche Tractor. Started 12/30/20. Finished  12/31/20.

  

Caveman-1/25 AMT Yenko Camaro-started 11/26/2020. Finished 11/27/2020.

                1/35 Tamiya M113. Started 12/2/2020. Finished 12/4/20.

          1/48 Monogram Huey Hog. Started 12/5/2020. Gone into extra innings.

          1/48 Revell AH-64 Apache.  Started 12/19/20. Finished 12/21/20.

              1/72 MPM L-39C Albatross. Started 12/28/20. Finished 12/30/20.

GMorrisson

scottrc

eagle90-1/72 Monogram X-15-started 11/27/2020. Finished 11/28/20.

Freem-1/35 Tamiya M3 Stuart. Started 12/31/20. Finished 1/2/21.

Justinryan215-1/72 Airfix F4F-4 Wildcat-started 11/28/2020. Finished 11/29/2020.

Razor-1/72 Hasegawa Raiden "Jack"-started 11/27/2020. Finished 11/28/20.

          1/72 Dragon Stug III Aus. F-started 12/19/20. Finished 12/20/20.

                       1/72 Airfix Higgins LCVP-Started 12/26/20.  Finished 12/28/20.

TempestJohnny-1/72 Heller Saab J-21-started 11/29/20. Finished 11/30/2020.

Bufflehead-1/35 Miniart T-70M-started 11/27/2020. Finished 11/28/2020.

Hutch 6390-1/72 Airfix Hawk. Started 12/4/2020. Gone into overtime.

lostagain-1/48 Monogram Mosquito. Started 12/4/2020. Finished 12/6/2020.

Cj2785

SteveCB-1/72 Tamyia P-51D.  Started 12/24/20. Finished 12/26/20.

learmech-1/72 Academy P-51B-started 11/27/2020. Finished 11/29/2020.

The Waggish American

taxtp-1/76 Airfix Crusader tank-started 11/26/2020. Finished 11/27/2020. First one done!Bow Down

BrandonD-1/48 Accurate Miniatures Yak-1-started 11/26/2020. Finished 11/28/2020.

TheMongoose-1/72 Zvezda Sukhoi T-50. Started 12/4/2020. Finished 12/6/2020.

Sailing Dutchman-Tamiya 1/35 M-10 Tank Destroyer. Started 12/7/2020.

GermanArmor-1/48 Tamiya Churchill. Started 12/24/20.

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 4, 2020 12:09 AM

Well Buddy, as usual I'm in. I don't know with what but I'm in.

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, October 4, 2020 11:35 AM

Thanks Steve.  I was hoping you'd join up.

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

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Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, October 4, 2020 1:42 PM

Sign me up-not sure what I'll tackle but I'll figure out something.

And thanks for running this GB again-always a great time

bob

 

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, October 4, 2020 4:48 PM

Got you on the list  Bob, welcome aboard!

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

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Posted by Caveman on Sunday, October 4, 2020 9:33 PM

Missed last year due to my heart attack.  Not missing this years for anything!  Can't wait to start!  Thanks for hosting this again Lewbud.

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:28 PM

I'm in buddy!

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, October 4, 2020 10:33 PM

lewbud

Thanks Steve.  I was hoping you'd join up.

 

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Posted by scottrc on Monday, October 5, 2020 8:58 AM

Put me down Lewbud, although as usual, I don't know what I will build until the eleventh hour. 

Scott

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, October 5, 2020 11:17 AM

Caveman, GMorrisson, scottrc got you added to the roster.

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

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, October 5, 2020 12:26 PM

Another classic GB that I love doing!  Put me in coach!!  Not sure what I'll do yet, but I'll have it posted soon.  LOL!

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 1:51 AM

Welcome to the madness eagle90!  Glad you're back!

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

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Posted by freem on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:46 PM

Had a blast last year, so more fun this one (it is 2020 though)! I'm in with ??

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 9:32 PM

I don't know at kithe I'd build, or if I could even finish it in the allotted time, but I like the idea of the challenge!  I'm in!

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:23 AM

Freem, Justinryan 215 got you added to the list.

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

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Posted by dwsrazor on Saturday, October 10, 2020 9:21 PM

Sign me up lewbud!

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, October 11, 2020 5:03 AM

It's been years since I did one of these GB's Buddy, sign me up. In looking through my small stashWhistling 

I think I'll try the 1/72 Heller SAAB J-21A

 

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Posted by lewbud on Monday, October 12, 2020 3:32 AM

Razor and TJ,

Got you 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 bufflehead on Thursday, October 15, 2020 12:40 AM

Lewbud, You KNOW I'm in!

Been eagerly waiting for another annual Mad rush at the workbench!  I've got a few kits in mind already.

Goal is one 1/35 armor build and at least one braille scale aircraft.  

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Posted by Caveman on Thursday, October 15, 2020 9:20 PM

Ahhhh, the roster grows!  Good to see you all again!  Still feel bad about missing last year.  But seeing that my work is still effected by Covid, I should have lots of time to participate this year.  I intend to set a record number of builds for myself this time, spread among many subjects.  First up will be an AMT Yenko Camaro.

Come one, come all.  We get more participants every year and there is always room for YOU!  You will be amazed at what can be accomplished in just 48 hours.  Take a look at the past years threads for some inspiration.  Challenge yourself and give it a shot.  Our fearless leader Lewbud has yet again cast the gauntlet and offers the chance to achieve greatness.  I can't overstate how much fun this build is.  Hope you join us!

 

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, October 17, 2020 2:20 AM

Got you on the list Ernest.  I look forward to your build.

Thanks for the kind words Caveman.

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

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Posted by Caveman on Saturday, October 24, 2020 11:55 AM

Bumpity Bump.

One month to go..............get your benches ready!

 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, October 24, 2020 1:52 PM

OK, I'm in - probably with the Airfix 1/72 Hawk T1.  48 hours?  One weekend?  I must be bonkers Big Smile

Vell, Zaphod's just zis guy, you know?

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, October 24, 2020 6:31 PM

Thanks for the bump Caveman!

Hutch,

Welcome aboard! You can do it.  I got faith brother!

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

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:30 AM

Lew,

Course I am in! Don't know what or scale, but I am in!

Piers

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 9:57 PM

Got you on the list Piers.  Welcome aboard!

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

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 11:25 PM

Mine will be a Hasegawa F8-E gull gray over white,

It's about 25% done.

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, October 29, 2020 12:54 AM

GMorrison

Mine will be a Hasegawa F8-E gull gray over white,

It's about 25% done.

 

G,

Sorry while I look forward to the build, it's started which is against the rules.

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

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Posted by Cj2785 on Friday, October 30, 2020 10:56 AM

I'm not sure what kit I am doing yet but count me in!!

Charles Johnson

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