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Christmas Build Challenge 2021-22

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Christmas Build Challenge 2021-22
Posted by snapdragonxxx on Monday, December 6, 2021 6:03 AM

Once again the Christmas build arrives.

I hope that many members will join in and have some fun this season and that a badge of honour for those who complete in the time allowed can be done.

Dates:

Start 20th December 2021

Finish 22 January 2022

Subjects: Whatever you want with whatever scale you want. Open Season Chaps.

Post in appropriate section with: Christmas Build Challenge (Subject).

 

 

My build will be Revells 1/32 Bf 109 G-6 as Franz Steiglers Yellow 2.

Please post here your intentions etc.

 

James

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Saturday, December 11, 2021 5:24 AM

nobody up for this?

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Posted by Real G on Saturday, December 11, 2021 11:47 AM

Do not fret.  Everyone is waiting to see what they get from under the tree first.  Big Smile

I'll see what small simple kit, hopefully with a winter theme, I have in the stash.

A friend of mine starts a kit on New Year's Eve as a tradition.  I joined in but only ever finished ONE kit!  Fitting though it was a kit he gave me (Academy M3 Stuart).

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:03 PM

I'm crazy, but I'm in. Gotta decide still. :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, December 11, 2021 12:04 PM

Hi James-I have several GB committments that need to be started & fullfilled so this may be a great motivator-please consider me in.

Bob

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Saturday, December 11, 2021 5:41 PM

I think I'll do my Revell USS The Sullivans. It is such an old kit that it was made in West Germany! 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by wpwar11 on Saturday, December 11, 2021 5:53 PM

I'll build a 1/48 Eduard FW 190 D9

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Sunday, December 12, 2021 5:51 AM

Thanks guys.

Now if I can remember who did the badges for previous years...

This is a nice bit of Crimble fun. Rather than a 12 day mad dash and with family and social commitments for all of us, it is better to have a more relaxed "Challenge".

If you feel up to it then those joining in have the option to do more than one build. This is a really good excuse to get going on something that has been buried in the stash for a while and clear a space for new stuff incoming.

If you have some small kits that won't take long then this is just the job to get them done and out of the way. The shelf filler projects that you have just the space for in the cabinet that something bigger just won't fit in!

Welcome to all joining in. Don't forget to declare intentions to SWMBO. I will not be cited in any divorce proceedings or missing persons searches!!

Remember that SWMBO's are cunning, not to be messed with and who knows where the bodies are hidden!

 

James

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Sunday, December 12, 2021 3:22 PM

I'll chuck my hat in, James, I won't get any time off work for a while after Christmas, and my only time to do any modelling is the weekend.  So, it'll be something fairly simple from the stash (or see what arrives in the meantineSmile).

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

   

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by mattw on Sunday, December 12, 2021 7:55 PM

I'm in,... 

 

 I've got one of those short run plastic kits, a Metaluna Mutant creature from This Island Earth.  Its like the one Atlantis is going to issue next year.  About 1/12th scale.

Please excuse the crudity of this model,... I didn't have time to build it to scale or paint it...

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, December 12, 2021 9:38 PM

I am in with MIG 15 in 1/48. It is partially started, if that is OK. Cockpit and one wing are done.

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Posted by castelnuovo on Sunday, December 12, 2021 9:40 PM

What is SWMBO? Confused

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, December 12, 2021 11:58 PM

OK I'll play.  I'll throw in with an aerosan, because nothing says "Christmas" like a WW II Soviet sled on skis!

Which one should I do?

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, December 13, 2021 10:16 PM

I'll vote the MiniArt kit!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Monday, December 13, 2021 11:54 PM

Your wish is my command.  The Vision kit it is.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:15 AM

castelnuovo

What is SWMBO? Confused

 

 

She Who Must Be Obeyed

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:22 AM

It is nice to see folks jumping in to have some crimble fun.

Most of the stuff for my Revell 1/32 Bf 109 G-6 is here. Just waiting on some paint masks and decal set. Hopefully they will be here this week.

I will be changing the paint job on the kit to reproduce Franz Steiglers' 'Yellow 2'. Also, all being well there will be only two decals used. Everything on the aircraft, including stencils will be paint. There is just the squadron badge and kill marks that I can't paint!

My Christmas Presents are now here. I think that you will be amazed!

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:45 PM

Real G

Your wish is my command.  The Vision kit it is.

 

Lol, that's great! Stick out tongue

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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    April 2019
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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:50 PM

snapdragonxxx

It is nice to see folks jumping in to have some crimble fun.

Most of the stuff for my Revell 1/32 Bf 109 G-6 is here. Just waiting on some paint masks and decal set. Hopefully they will be here this week.

I will be changing the paint job on the kit to reproduce Franz Steiglers' 'Yellow 2'. Also, all being well there will be only two decals used. Everything on the aircraft, including stencils will be paint. There is just the squadron badge and kill marks that I can't paint!

My Christmas Presents are now here. I think that you will be amazed!

 

That's gonna be a big 109! Kudos on doing stenciling; gotta be nice when you can bypass the decals!

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by castelnuovo on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 4:59 PM

snapdragonxxx

 

 
castelnuovo

What is SWMBO? Confused

 

 

 

 

She Who Must Be Obeyed

 

 

LOL

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Posted by Real G on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 5:59 PM

mattw

I'm in,... 

 

 I've got one of those short run plastic kits, a Metaluna Mutant creature from This Island Earth.  Its like the one Atlantis is going to issue next year.  About 1/12th scale.

 

Is that an oldie kit, or a new kit done in the old Aurora monster vein?  I have never seen the Metaluna Mutant as a plastic kit before.

Oh, and don't forget the Santa hat and fake beard to terrorize naughty kids who stay up to wait for Santa on Christmas eve!  Stick out tongue 

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by Surface_Line on Thursday, December 16, 2021 1:00 AM

Count me in.  I have returned, after many, many years, to working on 1/72 WWI birds, and I am slower than molasses at building, even on a good day.  Haven't finished a kit in this short of a period since I was about 15 years old, when LBJ was president.  I've failed out of any number of GBs here, but want to give this a try.

My topic is up in the air(so to speak) at the moment, but it will be a triplane - either a Fokker Dr. I from Revell, Roden or Eduard, or a Sopwith from Revell or KP.  There are cool markings for both of those planes.

Rick

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Posted by snapdragonxxx on Thursday, December 16, 2021 4:23 AM

Welcome Rick.

Enjoy and have fun.

This is what this build is about. 20th December is the "Offical start" but if you want to start earlier then that's fine. Cut off date is 22 January. This should give you plenty of time to do your build.

 

For those wondering about the stencils I have mentioned...

1ManArmy high definition airbrush paint masks scale models

 

Here is the website pictures of the set!

1ManArmy high definition airbrush paint masks scale models 

 

I got them from Hannants for £20. They should be turning up any day now!

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Posted by Real G on Friday, December 17, 2021 12:33 PM

Obligatory pre-construction photos:

Since the figures are standing, the model will need a base to integrate them.

The kit actually contained two aerosans, but I gave one to a friend.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Friday, December 17, 2021 1:15 PM

RealG,

I just finished Trumpeter's 1/35 kit of this vehicle and it went together very easily.  Hoping to add it to a winter diorama eventually.

TJS

TJS

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, December 17, 2021 1:15 PM

snapdragonxxx

Welcome Rick.

Enjoy and have fun.

This is what this build is about. 20th December is the "Offical start" but if you want to start earlier then that's fine. Cut off date is 22 January. This should give you plenty of time to do your build.

 

For those wondering about the stencils I have mentioned...

1ManArmy high definition airbrush paint masks scale models

 

Here is the website pictures of the set!

1ManArmy high definition airbrush paint masks scale models 

 

I got them from Hannants for £20. They should be turning up any day now!

 

 

Those are cool-- not even quite like I was imagining! It's even better! 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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    April 2019
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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, December 17, 2021 1:19 PM

Real G

Obligatory pre-construction photos:

Since the figures are standing, the model will need a base to integrate them.

The kit actually contained two aerosans, but I gave one to a friend.

 

Will you be doing a small diorama, then? That's always fun! 

I like the quality of MiniArt figures (I have their French Tank Crew kit). I would bet this kit will be similarily of good-quality.

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Friday, December 17, 2021 2:40 PM

I think it's about time to take a stab at a terrain base.  A friend who does Warhammer 40K minis usually makes bases for them.  His creations often supersede the commercial ones by a good country mile.  I'll be consulting with him on how to best model a little patch of snow covered dirt.

“Ya ya ya, unicorn papoi!”

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Posted by cbaltrin on Friday, December 17, 2021 6:07 PM

So what exactly made you decide to start this GB on a Monday? Just curious.

On the Bench: Too Much

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Friday, December 17, 2021 6:31 PM

Real G

I think it's about time to take a stab at a terrain base.  A friend who does Warhammer 40K minis usually makes bases for them.  His creations often supersede the commercial ones by a good country mile.  I'll be consulting with him on how to best model a little patch of snow covered dirt.

 

Cool! YouTube has some diorama videos that could be helpful, too. 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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