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Bamboozled by the Box Art GB (Starting 10/15)

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Bamboozled by the Box Art GB (Starting 10/15)
Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:21 AM

Ok Gents,  I've been wanting to do this GB for a long time.  This GB is about those kits that we just had to have as soon as we saw the box. The plastic inside might have been the biggest styrene turd on the planet (or not), but we told ourselves it was all good if it came in a box that cool!

NOTE: Some manufacturers would not have box art, but a photo of the completed model on the box top. These are ok as well as long as it is what made you want to buy the kit!

Of course, you can build a modern kit if you like, as long as you got it for the box art! However,  my main hope for this GB is that you aquire a kit from the past (likely with raised panel lines and / or rivets) , and for the love of the box art and the hobby, turn it into the best it can be.  Try not to go Steven Austin on the kit -- use as much of the original plastic and you can and be true to what came in the box. I know there will be exceptions, AMS will set in, but try ....

Post a picture of your kit box art (to be displayed next to your name on the roster!)

Optionally,  Please tell use what you love obout your kits box art. Why you just had to have it. 

The GB will run from 10/15/2022 to 10/14/2023.  Kits shold be unstarted, but slightly started is OK. 

And for some inspiration...

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:22 AM

Roster:

  1. CBALTRIN: TBD
  2. BrandonK: TBD
  3. RealG: TBD
  4. castelnuovo: TBD
  5. bobbaily: TBD
  6. modelcrazy: TBD
  7. lostagain: TBD
  8. crown r n7: TBD
  9. Glamdring: TBD
  10. 68GT: Revell 1/72 F-4B

  11. Mach1: 1/72 Revell Germany 1:72 F-16C Tigermeet

On the Bench: Too Much

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 11:52 AM

I just wrapped one up for this exact reason. I'm sure I have something else in my stash that screams box art. Put me down for unknown.

BK

On the bench:

Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew,

1/32 Kittyhawk Kingfisher,

1/35 Meng Panther Ausf A Early,

1/48 Pro Modeller P-51C "Boise Bee"

2022 Completed:

1/25 Revell 29 Highboy

1/48 Tamiya Sea Harrier

1/25 Revell 70 Boss 429 Mustang

1/48 Hasegawa D3A1 Type 99 Val

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 1:11 PM

I have too many failed GBs to try to enter this one, but the theme made me think back to my younger days, when I first laid eyes on Monogram's 1/48 P-61 Black Widow.  Yeah it was the age of "photo of built up kit on the box", but I really liked it and the side panel photos, and it DID move me to a purchase.  $6.75 was steep for a middle school kid, but I had no regrets.  The Shep Paine diorama sheet was like gilding the lilly.  Ha, ha, but today you would have a hard time convincing me to get another one!  Same thing for Revell's classic 1/72 B-17 Memphis Belle, but that one had the cool painting for box art.

Okay now that I have interrupted the classrom, I will look into the stash to see if I can play.  But no promises!  Stick out tongue

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:18 PM

Nice idea. Many of the kits I bought were inspired by the box art, mainly from "our latest acquvisition" thread. I am in  this one, just don't know with what yet as I tend to keep the stash small. 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:39 PM

Real G
I have too many failed GBs to try to enter this one

Understandable Real G.  I almost did not post this GB...  I thought to myself,  I have too many started builds to run a group build... but, based on that logic, I would never be able to run a group build! Cool So I just jumped in .  I'll add you to the Roster just in case ...

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:41 PM

Welcome BK &  castelnuovo. You're added to the roster.

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by bobbaily on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:31 PM

Great theme-please sign me up-TBD for now.

Are cross overs allowed?  I'm good if not-but always looking for the opportunity to kill to birds with one stone.

Thanks

 

 

Bob

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 7:09 AM

bobbaily
bobbaily

 

Hey bobbaily, Sure cross-overs are allowed as long as the kit is not to far along in construction.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, July 20, 2022 9:07 AM

I've been MIA for the past few months but I think I may be able to get my bench set up, running and in production at least by next Oct. So count me in for something. I have lot of stuff that was bought for it's box art.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, July 21, 2022 7:13 AM

Great modelcrazy,  welcome to the GB, I'll get you added to the roster!

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Posted by lostagain on Saturday, July 23, 2022 12:53 AM

Hey cbaltrin, love the concept, I am in!

A few to choose from in the stash, old and new, but going with the vibe of the GB I will pick one of the older ones.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, July 23, 2022 2:26 AM

Welcome lostagain. Roster updated.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, July 23, 2022 8:15 AM

I'm in. when I get home I'll dig up something.

 

 

 Nick.

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    February 2005
  • From: Nashotah, WI
Posted by Glamdring on Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:35 AM

Sure, I will play along.  I have a few in mind in the stash.

Robert

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." 

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, July 24, 2022 12:03 PM

Welcom Glamdring and crown r n7, I'll get you added to the roster!

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Posted by 68GT on Monday, July 25, 2022 7:51 PM

I'm in!  I bought this one specifically for the box cover.

Some of the newer kits have some nice artwork as well.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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Posted by cbaltrin on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 5:27 PM

Nice Box Art 68GT. You're on the roster.   I was actually toying with the idea of doing the hasegawa/minicraft F-4E. It has some really cool artwork on the box as well. 

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by Mach1 on Friday, August 5, 2022 8:04 PM

I'd like to join with a Revell Germany 1:72 F-16C in Tigermeet livery. I saw the box art and just had to buy it. Why? I really like these non-standard schemes.

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, August 5, 2022 8:15 PM

I can't join as all my stuff is in storage for the next 6 months - but I would have with this

Thanks,

John

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Saturday, August 6, 2022 9:36 AM

cbaltrin

Nice Box Art 68GT. You're on the roster.   I was actually toying with the idea of doing the hasegawa/minicraft F-4E. It has some really cool artwork on the box as well.

I was thinking the same thing but remembered I bought this one just because it had box art that I've never seen before.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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    May 2004
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Posted by cbaltrin on Saturday, August 6, 2022 4:01 PM

Hi Mach1,  Welcome to the GB ! I'll get you on the roster with your F-16

On the Bench: Too Much

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