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Weekend Madness GB 2022
Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:02 AM

Let's give this a shot for Buddy.

From the big fluffball in 2020:

"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 24.  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.

Here's the link to the 2021 GB:

https://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/29/t/189425.aspx

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!"

 

 

Bill

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:18 AM

Modelers:

GMorrison- Special Hobby 1/72 Yak 17

Bufflehead- Tamiya 1/35 AMD 35

Caveman- TBD

BrandonK- Bandai's 1/12 Mandolorian kit

bobbaily-  AFV Club Berlin Wall

dwsrazorESCI 1/72 M12

Learmech64- Academy 1/72 F6F-3/5

The Mongoose- Hasegawa's 1/72 F-2A JASDF

Great start! Looking forward to what you guys pick. Welcome aboard!

Bill

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 6, 2022 10:18 AM

 

Reserved for finished builds.

First complete! BrandonKBandai's 1/12 Mandolorian kit

Steve CBROG 1/72 F-117

 dwsrazorESCI 1/72 M12

 bobbaily- 1/35 AFV Club Berlin Wall

 

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Posted by SteveCB on Sunday, November 6, 2022 7:49 PM

I'm in.  Kit TBD.

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Posted by bufflehead on Sunday, November 6, 2022 11:43 PM

Thanks for hosting the group build again Bill!  I'm looking forward to it!  Since I was the one who asked you know I have to join!  Sign me up for a 1/35 armor kit, exact kit TBD.... I've got a few likely candidates in the stash!

Ernest

Last Armor Build - 1/35 Dragon M-26A1, 1/35 Emhar Mk.IV Female

     

Last Aircraft Builds - Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F Wildcat & FW-190A8

     

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Posted by Caveman on Monday, November 7, 2022 4:23 PM

I'm in of course.  I usually give it two or three entries/attempts.  Not sure what I'm gonna start with but I will figure it out in a few days.

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, November 12, 2022 10:16 AM

I'm gonna throw my hat in here with Ban-dai's 1/12 Mandolorian kit. Been wanting to build that one, just needed a kick start to do it. 

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:

1/12 Bandai Mandolorian

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 bobbaily on Saturday, November 12, 2022 2:23 PM

Yes, thank you Bill-I'm in with the AFV Club Berlin Wall kit but I hope to get a couple built this year.

Bob

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 13, 2022 11:56 AM

bobbaily

Yes, thank you Bill-I'm in with the AFV Club Berlin Wall kit but I hope to get a couple built this year.

 

Welcome bob! I don't know that kit. Some years ago I scratch built the Checkpoint Charlie guard house and started a diorama, but lost interest in the project.

Here's your "pony" from last year-

 

Bill

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 13, 2022 12:05 PM

BrandonK

I'm gonna throw my hat in here with Ban-dai's 1/12 Mandolorian kit. Been wanting to build that one, just needed a kick start to do it. 

BK

 

Welcome aboard BK. I've put you down. Here's your Tony from last year-

Bill

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 13, 2022 12:15 PM

bufflehead
Since I was the one who asked you know I have to join!  Sign me up for a 1/35 armor kit, exact kit TBD.... I've got a few likely candidates in the stash!

Yup, that's true!

Welcome as a founding participant! Here's your "bucket car" from last year-

 

Bill

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 13, 2022 12:20 PM

Caveman

I'm in of course.  I usually give it two or three entries/attempts.  Not sure what I'm gonna start with but I will figure it out in a few days.

Welcome! And you pulled it off last year-

 

Bill

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 13, 2022 12:27 PM

SteveCB

I'm in.  Kit TBD.

 

Welcome back! Here's your IL-2 from last year-

Bill

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Posted by SteveCB on Sunday, November 13, 2022 6:15 PM

I'll do a ROG 1/72 F-117.

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Posted by dwsrazor on Monday, November 14, 2022 12:27 AM

Propeller  I'm  in!!!  Always look forward to this.  Thanks for hosting Bill.

I do not have access to much of my stash at the moment.  I may have to go buy something for this.  Propeller

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 14, 2022 11:57 AM

dwsrazor

Propeller  I'm  in!!!  Always look forward to this.  Thanks for hosting Bill.

I do not have access to much of my stash at the moment.  I may have to go buy something for this.  Propeller

 

Great, Dave! Welcome aboard.

 

Here's your "seadog" from last year-

Bill

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Posted by learmech64 on Monday, November 14, 2022 2:33 PM

Im in with Academy 1/72 F6F-3/5

Doug

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 14, 2022 2:59 PM

Awesome, Doug! Great turn out so far!

 

Bill

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Posted by bufflehead on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 6:55 PM

OK Bill, here's my official entry, haven't even taken the plastic off.  Should have relatively low parts count and Tamiya's great engineering:

Ernest

Last Armor Build - 1/35 Dragon M-26A1, 1/35 Emhar Mk.IV Female

     

Last Aircraft Builds - Hobby Boss 1/72 F4F Wildcat & FW-190A8

     

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 7:04 PM

I look forward to seeing that model built.

 

Should be an easy paint job!

 

Bill

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Posted by Caveman on Monday, November 21, 2022 12:04 AM

Getting antsy.......

I won't be able to start until Friday evening but can't wait to pull the trigger!

 

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Posted by dwsrazor on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 3:47 PM

Planning to do this one.  I have Sundays and Tuesdays off so might be more of a 36 hour build but I'll get it done.

 

Having problems posting pics.  Haven't done it in awhile and trying to do it from my phone this time.  Did they change something at Flickr?  I'll get it figured out later

 

It's the ESCI 1/72 M12

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 1:06 PM

Great, Dave. I'll put you down for the GMC.

My Dad served on an M40 during the Korean War, stateside. He never could hear very well after that.

OK folks! Start time is coming up! Just realized I'm out of Tamiya Thin Cement! Poor planning. Looks like a CA project!

Bill

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Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 9:21 PM

Good luck guys.  I will join Friday evening if all goes to plan.

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Posted by BrandonK on Wednesday, November 23, 2022 9:25 PM

I'll start mine Friday morning.

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:

1/12 Bandai Mandolorian

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 learmech64 on Friday, November 25, 2022 12:44 PM

I hope this work. I havent posted a photo in quite a while. and I have gotten a new computer since then. So let the madness begin

Doug

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Posted by BrandonK on Friday, November 25, 2022 1:14 PM

Okay, Im off to get going.

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:

1/12 Bandai Mandolorian

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 Caveman on Friday, November 25, 2022 6:01 PM

Good luck guys..........I have faith in ya !!!  I hope to start in a few hours myself.

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Posted by Caveman on Friday, November 25, 2022 11:07 PM

Off and running.

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Will update soon!

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Posted by BrandonK on Saturday, November 26, 2022 3:43 PM

All my sub assemblies are together, I have painted everything and just applied a flat clear and alclad where needed. Letting it cook in the dehydrater for awhile then detail painting and some weathering. Hope to final assemble in the AM.

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:

1/12 Bandai Mandolorian

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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