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Weekend Madness 2021
Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:09 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 25 (insert here by Bill).  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!"

 

There's a new feature this year- the play offs.

Starting monday, November 15: unfinished Madness kits of previous years from the shelf of shame can be completed by Thanksgiving and will be featured in their own special gallery- Leftovers- "any turkey left?".

I've got one. My theme was always gull gray over white, and that Hase F8E is all painted up in it's box but not stuck together.. Shame, shame...

 

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:11 AM

Modelers:

Hutch6390- Tamiya SAS Jeep

SteveCB- Airfix IL-2 in 1/72  Finished

Taxtp- Airfix 1/72 Josef Stalin III Finished 

dwsrazor- Revell Seehund - Finished 

thedobber92- M26 Toon tank Finished 

Justinryan215- Victory 356 Hawk EkranoplanFinished 

Modelcrazy- 1/72 Hasegawa Ki-84 Hayate Finished 

bobbailey- TBD

TheMongoose- Lindberg Gee Bee and tamiya SU Sea-Flanker - Finished 

Caveman- Hasegawa 1/48 P-51D.- Finished 

learmech64- Academy1/72 F6F

Dodgy- 1/72 Hasegawa Isuzu TX-40 fuel truck

lostagain- TBD

BrandonK- 1/72 Tamiya Ki-61-Id  Finished

GMorrison- Hobbycraft 1/72 F2H-3/4 Banshee

Bufflehead- 1/35 Tamiya Kubelwagen - Finished 

Leftovers:

GMorrison- 1/72 Hasegawa F8E- parts painted and cockpit started.

 

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:11 AM

Reserved for finished builds.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 10:57 AM

Thanks for taking this on, Bill, count me in- I don't know what with yet.  I thought last year's choice (Airfix 1/72 BAe Hawk) would be manageable, but I ran into paint problemsSad & missed the deadline.  So what - it was fun!  I'll have a rummage through the stash & let you know when I've decided.

Cheers,

              Hutch.

 

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

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:16 AM

Hutch6390

Thanks for taking this on, Bill,

Ditto

Put me down as well. I never missed one since I started here.

I'll probably do a 1/72 armor build or maybe a 1/72 plane.

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 bobbaily on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:29 PM

Bill-thank you for running this GB-always a good time.

Not sure what I'll be building but I'll be building something-may try several, depending on my schedule.

Also, I'm sure I have some 'turkeys' that could be finished-and that's a great idea BTW.

Bob

 

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Posted by Caveman on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:35 PM

I'm in.  Always look forward to this one.  I'll pick my starting kit closer to the date.

 

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Posted by learmech64 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:53 PM
Count me in Bill. I’ll probably go with the Academy1/72 F6F

Doug

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Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:36 AM

You're on Bill old mate. I'm going to go with a 1/72 Hasegawa Isuzu TX-40 fuel truck.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by lostagain on Thursday, October 7, 2021 5:26 AM

Bill, I'm definitely in, no idea what yet. I will have to search through the stash to find a suitable victim.

Vale Larry

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, October 7, 2021 5:59 AM

I haven't done this one since my first go as this is a busy time of year for my business. I will give it a go for Buddy. I have a few kits that might work.

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench:Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, October 7, 2021 9:48 AM

I have a 1/72 Hasegawa Ki-84 Hayate in the stash. I can knock that one out I beleive.

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 GMorrison on Thursday, October 7, 2021 2:47 PM

Wonderful, all!

I'm looking forward to this. 

 

My "turkey" will be the 1/72 Hasegawa F8E I didn't get near to finishing last time.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, October 12, 2021 9:38 AM

Looks like I have a 1/72 Tamiya Ki-61-Id that will fit the bill. Let's use that one.

BK

Dream room complete!! BalloonsBeer

On the bench:Tamiya 1/48 Sea Harrier, Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E8 "Fury" with crew

On Deck: Accurate Minataures 1/48 P-51C "Boise Bee", Tamiya 1/48 F4U Birdcage

 

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, October 14, 2021 10:52 AM

Hey Bill,

I gotta participate in this one.  I don't have anything that comes to mind to build yet, but find somwething in the old stash,hey, maybe another sailing ship, or a tank.

 

Scott

 

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Posted by dwsrazor on Monday, October 25, 2021 11:32 PM

Awesome!!!  Thanks Bill for picking up the reins on this.  I am definitely in.  I'll have a rummage throught the stash and let you know.

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, October 25, 2021 11:36 PM

Welcome, Brandon, Scott and Dave.

Dave it's been too long!

The new feature is "last years leftovers".

For the week preceding the WM build, past Calvins are invited to finish off the carcasses that have been in the back of the feezer from last year.

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, October 30, 2021 4:19 AM

I had fun last time....I'm in!

 

...not sure on the subject yet, though....

"...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 GMorrison on Monday, November 1, 2021 11:35 PM

Great to have you Justin,

ok and remember, leftovers from last year start on the 18th.

I will up the ante with a bonus token soon.

I know how hard the politics get with a 48 hour deadline, so there'll be a glass of wine pause available for 4 hours during the 48.

the idea is to honor Buddy and maybe raise a glass to his large fuzziness in the heat of battle.

Bill

 

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by SteveCB on Sunday, November 7, 2021 7:52 PM

I'm in.  It's always fun.  Kit TBD.

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, November 11, 2021 4:22 PM
I'm definitely in. Haven't been here for a while, it's been one of those years. Can I build on a different weekend, as I'm getting a huge load of instant turf delivered to my house that weekend. Put me down for an Airfix 1/72 Josef Stalin III tank please.

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:07 PM

Hutch6390
Thanks for taking this on, Bill, count me in- I don't know what with yet.

  
Hutch6390
I'll have a rummage through the stash & let you know when I've decided.

Well, I think I'm going to go with the Tamiya SAS Jeep, this will be a crossover with the "Off to the Theater" GB.  I don't know yet when I'll be able to start it, but I'll try not to leave it too lateBig Smile!

Thanks again, Bill.

                         Hutch.

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

TakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakkaTakka

 

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 12:25 PM

Ive finally decided on a kit....I think...

Its been a toss up between several kits, but now that the game is afoot, I'm pulling the trigger.

 

The kit I've decided on is a strange one...it is Victory 356 Hawk Ekranoplan: and I am planning a little twist on it as well... I've been sitting on this one for a while now.  The time for this kit has come!

 

"...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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    July 2014
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:41 PM

I going to be starting tomorrow morning with the 1/72 Hasegawa Ki-84

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 keavdog on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 6:45 PM

Justinryan215

Ive finally decided on a kit....I think...

Its been a toss up between several kits, but now that the game is afoot, I'm pulling the trigger.

 

The kit I've decided on is a strange one...it is Victory 356 Hawk Ekranoplan: and I am planning a little twist on it as well... I've been sitting on this one for a while now.  The time for this kit has come!

 

 

What's the story with this fish-bird?

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 8:11 PM

keavdog

 

 
Justinryan215

Ive finally decided on a kit....I think...

Its been a toss up between several kits, but now that the game is afoot, I'm pulling the trigger.

 

The kit I've decided on is a strange one...it is Victory 356 Hawk Ekranoplan: and I am planning a little twist on it as well... I've been sitting on this one for a while now.  The time for this kit has come!

 

 

 

 

What's the story with this fish-bird?

 

 

honestly....I have no idea!  I saw it somewhere, and instantly had an idea for a build, and had to have it!

"...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 Thedobber92 on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:22 PM

If it's not too late would like to join in on the fun with an M26 Toon tank

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 9:23 PM

Bill it's awesome you're keeping this going! I'm in with 2 builds this year :-) 

No leftovers for me though...I always chose something small, like a 1/144 Revell Bakurat.

This year a GeeBee Racer and a Sea Flanker. Challenges for sure I think...the GeeBee because this kit is flash central, definitely old molds.

This weekend I'm planning to start the GeeBee Racer. Open to opinions on the kit red and white of Doolitle or going with the alternate black and yellow Victory Girl?

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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Posted by dwsrazor on Thursday, November 25, 2021 2:13 AM

Justinryan I am diggin that Ekranoplan.  Looking forward to the Gee-Bee too!

Jump right in Thedobber92.  Looks like afun build.

I have chosen to go with a naval theme this year.  I will be atempting the Revell Seahund.  No holiday here in Canada tomorrow but I have some time off coming up starting next week so maybe a Sunday afternoon start for me.

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Posted by TheMongoose on Thursday, November 25, 2021 11:10 AM

OK things are quiet in the house and my turkey duties are done for now so I'm gonna go ahead and get this build started!

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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