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Group Build Badge GB (Start now, finish in 15 minutes)

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Group Build Badge GB (Start now, finish in 15 minutes)
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:07 AM
I'm tired of having to spend all of this time selecting a kit, meeting some silly "rules" for a group build, actually assembling the model, taking pictures of it, etc., all just to add another GB badge to my vast collection.

So, I'm proposing a group build where the only focus is to get another badge. The requirement for "wearing" the badge proudly is to glue 2 pieces of plastic together (leftover sprue is probably best for this purpose) and assert that you did so; photographic evidence is not required. Use of PE/AM/POS details is strictly forbidden; this just isn't that kind of group build.

Proposed badge for this build



No need to let me know if you're interested - just post a message about your "model" and grab a copy of the badge. Enjoy.
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  • From: Raleigh (NCSU)
Posted by Jabbe on Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:11 AM
haha, that is awesome. Does the glue have to be dry before posting accomplishment and stealing the badge? What if I do a bad job of glueing the peices together, and they fall apart? Do I then have to delete said Group Badge?
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:40 AM
If you use enough glue, they won't fall apart. One of those orange tubes of glue will probably suffice. Plus, once you've put the model in your circular display case (the one under the kitchen sink is probably best), who is going to know?

My motto is Carpe GB!
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  • From: houston,texas
Posted by ghettochild on Thursday, August 25, 2005 10:01 AM
Laugh [(-D] excellent idea! im also tired of build models to get the badge. one question though, can i use a "kit" that i built last month? if so im in and ill take my badge! thank you muchly
-Josh
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 25, 2005 10:18 AM
Ghettochild,

I don't see why you couldn't use a previously built model, or even share this build with anohter group (assuming you could find one that would take you :-). Of course, the fact that you glued two pieces of sprue together last month may be a sign that it's time to consider a slightly more advanced model for the next time around.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 25, 2005 12:03 PM
My first attempt failed, and was caught by the wife. Banged Head [banghead]Big trouble now, must hide and go into stealth mode to complete. Wow after a long three minutes mission acomplished. must rest now. regain my strength. Now about the badge. mmmmmm.

Kevin
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  • From: Nowhere. (Long Island)
Posted by Tankmaster7 on Thursday, August 25, 2005 2:41 PM
lol. this is a great idea for a GB!
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  • From: A Spartan in the Wolverine State
Posted by rjkplasticmod on Thursday, August 25, 2005 7:06 PM
This is a joke, I hope.

Regards, Rick
RICK At My Age, I've Seen It All, Done It All, But I Don't Remember It All...
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:00 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by rjkplasticmod

This is a joke, I hope.

Regards, Rick

Ummm, more than a little. I've enjoyed the group builds I've been in (and am about to start), and I was just doing my bit to remind people that this is supposed to be a fun hobby and not a score-keeping contest. Feel free to join the build if you like Big Smile [:D]
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:05 PM
this is oddd.....Actually, to tell the truth, im too lazy to even do that. So i guess im out.
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Posted by Tankmaster7 on Thursday, August 25, 2005 8:07 PM
dude yeah. I've built in the last 24 hours, so can i take the badge?
-Tanky Welcome to the United States of America, a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in partnership with Halliburton. Security for your constitutional rights provided by Blackwater International.
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:30 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Tankmaster7

dude yeah. I've built in the last 24 hours, so can i take the badge?

Dude, they're cheap - take 2 if you like! The motto of this build (and I use that term very loosely) is "No pain, maximum gain!!!" In fact, given how popular this is turning out to be, we're probably going to have to run another one in 2006 Wink [;)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 25, 2005 9:36 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Comrade Sergei

this is oddd.....Actually, to tell the truth, im too lazy to even do that. So i guess im out.

Maybe you'd like to start your own Warsaw Pact-themed build similar to this one. Participants would merely find other modelers who had already done the work and appropriate their output for The People. I can see it now: Sprue Gluing Collective #34, complete with oversized posters of Comrade Sergei himself adorning all the walls Evil [}:)]
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, August 25, 2005 11:55 PM
hello:

wish to know if 2 hours of scratch work preparing pieces qualify to have this badge, I'm so tired and covered of dust ( i need a very cold coke )
the concept is xtranger what happened with if no pain no gain here if no pain you gain... is for meditation...


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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 26, 2005 5:42 AM
you gotta be kidding......
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 26, 2005 9:21 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by tankergeoff

you gotta be kidding......


This is going to be my last posting in this thread. It was a joke. It was only a joke. If this was a real Group Build, the attention signal you just heard would have been followed by instructions from your state and local authorities telling you what steps to take.

Please disperse to your normal group builds - there's nothing to see here.
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Posted by DURR on Friday, August 26, 2005 9:25 AM
many of my models look like two pcs of sprue glued together doe tha count
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Posted by zokissima on Friday, August 26, 2005 10:29 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by Ralph Marshall

QUOTE: Originally posted by rjkplasticmod

This is a joke, I hope.

Regards, Rick

Ummm, more than a little. I've enjoyed the group builds I've been in (and am about to start), and I was just doing my bit to remind people that this is supposed to be a fun hobby and not a score-keeping contest. Feel free to join the build if you like Big Smile [:D]

This IS a fun hobby that we all participate in, yes, however, there are some forms of forum etiquette that noobs wouldn't understand. I'd say that this thread, through good sarcasm, has managed to sum up very well what the current sorry state of the GBs are.
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  • From: Buffalo NY
Posted by Thehannaman2 on Friday, August 26, 2005 6:29 PM
Well, I thought it was funny 'til everyone got all serious. Man, my buzz is GONE.

Justen

"The distance between genius and insanity is measured only by success."

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Posted by Tankmaster7 on Friday, August 26, 2005 6:44 PM
Ahh come now. it was a great joke, no need to go all serious on us. Besides, I really think the point this sarcastic humour makes is valid...
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, August 27, 2005 10:51 PM
can I take 83 badges? I've glued together 83 pieces of plastic in the last 15 min. (track-links)Big Smile [:D]Black Eye [B)]Approve [^] We should definitaly run another one in '06. This is the most fun I've had in my life. Great joke!!
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Posted by Jeff Herne on Sunday, August 28, 2005 12:01 AM
Just think of the possibilties...

You coulddo a german subject if the plastic sprues you glued together were gray..automotive if they were chrome, even stealth if they were clear...

I know, it's late on a Saturday night, and I'm just here to make sure everyone behaves.

Neat idea Ralph, we need to loosen this place up a bit.

Jeff
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 28, 2005 12:10 AM
I personally thought this was quite a humorous thread. Thanks for the laugh (or giggle, like a little school girl?) Big Smile [:D]
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  • From: Newport News VA
Posted by Buddho on Sunday, August 28, 2005 8:09 AM
QUOTE: This is going to be my last posting in this thread. It was a joke. It was only a joke. If this was a real Group Build, the attention signal you just heard would have been followed by instructions from your state and local authorities telling you what steps to take.


LOL.....too funny!

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  • From: SETX. USA
Posted by tho9900 on Sunday, August 28, 2005 8:32 AM
Here's my dio I built this morning for this GB. It is a scene from post apocolypse Texas, two teenagers are running from a big angry man with a baseball bat. The base is florists styrofoam, the figures are scratch built from styrene rod. The large man is painted with white primer and the smaller figures are painted with a combo of white primer, black krylon paint and some RLM02 for shading.



(okokookok... it's my homemade painting stand for sub assemblies and that's the sprue I used to prop up something last night with, but do I still get the badge?)

---edit---

I was thinking Comrade Sergei could use this for a modeling of either the Warsaw Ghetto or post takeover Berlin... then he could get the badge too...
---Tom--- O' brave new world, That has such people in it!
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Posted by Tankmaster7 on Sunday, August 28, 2005 9:04 AM
that's great tom. A Nats winner if ever i saw one!!
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 28, 2005 3:49 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by tho9900

Here's my dio I built this morning for this GB. It is a scene from post apocolypse Texas, two teenagers are running from a big angry man with a baseball bat. The base is florists styrofoam, the figures are scratch built from styrene rod. The large man is painted with white primer and the smaller figures are painted with a combo of white primer, black krylon paint and some RLM02 for shading.



(okokookok... it's my homemade painting stand for sub assemblies and that's the sprue I used to prop up something last night with, but do I still get the badge?)

---edit---

I was thinking Comrade Sergei could use this for a modeling of either the Warsaw Ghetto or post takeover Berlin... then he could get the badge too...



:rofl:

Lol lol lol lol,

Really too funny !!!!

Cheers,

J├╝rgen
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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, August 28, 2005 9:51 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by tho9900

Here's my dio I built this morning for this GB. It is a scene from post apocolypse Texas, two teenagers are running from a big angry man with a baseball bat. The base is florists styrofoam, the figures are scratch built from styrene rod. The large man is painted with white primer and the smaller figures are painted with a combo of white primer, black krylon paint and some RLM02 for shading.



(okokookok... it's my homemade painting stand for sub assemblies and that's the sprue I used to prop up something last night with, but do I still get the badge?)

---edit---

I was thinking Comrade Sergei could use this for a modeling of either the Warsaw Ghetto or post takeover Berlin... then he could get the badge too...



Great!! One thing though, why didn't you just use different color sprue? It would have cut down on your painting time allowing you to get the badge a couple of minutes fasterBig Smile [:D]
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  • From: Valley Spings, CA
Posted by Tigertankman on Monday, August 29, 2005 1:16 AM
Ok I'm in

(5seconds later)

Ok I'm done, I think I'll take the badge now

OHHHH WAIT, have to tell you what I did first! Ok I spent two seconds picking two peices, one second gluing, and two whole seconds PAINTING!!!!!!!!!! wow, I've outdone myself this time!










OH YEA!!

Heres my build, I painted it a plastic color with aluminum barrel!






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