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Poll: What would you enter?

I'm keen to enter both the Aussie GB and the Concept GB
2 22.2%
Only the Aussie GB for me
No votes 0%
Only the Concept GB for me
1 11.1%
I do not wish to participate in either GB
6 66.7%
Total number of voters: 9 ( Craig Sargent, Flying_Kiwi, 1/35th Battalion, Marcus.Q1000859, Grant ) See more
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3 years 11 months ago - 3 years 11 months ago #1 by Hadley
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Ideas for Group Builds

Been thinking about what we could do as group builds that would accomodate a number of genres/subjects, and have come up with 2 ideas. Thinking they could go for 6 months each? The first starting after armistice this year and the second ending ready for armistice 2017 maybe...
Names to be confirmed but you'll get the idea

Across the ditch/Aussie GB
Anything that's in Aussie, or used to be.
Could be a V8 supercar, an Air Force jet, an army tank, a WRC car or something like an Australian police car.
Scale could be open to anything

Concept/Prototype GB
Something that is/was once a concept/prototype but never actually made production
Options could include modifying an existing kit, scratch build something, etc
We could have an allowance for this where as long as less than 5 were built it would be allowed, because 5 isn't exactly in production? So the Ferrari FXX wouldn't be allowed due to the number that were built, but the Ford GT90 would be allowed...but open for discussion...
Scale could be open for this too

The way I've set the poll means we can still see which ones hit 10 entries

In the build:
2x Possum Bourne Subaru rally cars DONE
2x Lynx AH-7's DONE
KA-50 Hokum
AH-1W Cobra
AH-6J Little bird
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3 years 11 months ago #2 by Gary
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Sorry Hadley, I just don't have capacity to take on another GB, as it is I'm finding myself just building what I want instead of what I "should" be building for the GBs. I don't want to tie myself down to something else that isn't on my personal list of things to build.



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3 years 11 months ago #3 by Xtr3meNZer
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Maybe something for me next year.. But if it fits in with something I have planned. After this year, and trying to get through the GB's I committed myself to, next year I am going to try and go for "pleasure" and also "big" - I already have a good idea of the builds I want to do next year, all BIG kits...

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3 years 11 months ago #4 by Flying_Kiwi
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is the concept/prototype build open for aircraft???

if so i have a contender

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3 years 11 months ago #5 by Grant
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Neither of these to really do much for me sorry. Hopefully you get some interest though. :)

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3 years 11 months ago #6 by Andrew
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I could be keen for the prototype GB, but only if it starts in the second half of next year. I've committed to several GBs that are underway, and a few more due to start later in the year.

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3 years 11 months ago #7 by Hadley
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Flying_Kiwi wrote: is the concept/prototype build open for aircraft???

if so i have a contender

Of course, could be a car, ship, plane, tank anything really

In the build:
2x Possum Bourne Subaru rally cars DONE
2x Lynx AH-7's DONE
KA-50 Hokum
AH-1W Cobra
AH-6J Little bird

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3 years 11 months ago #8 by Webby_NZ
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I like the concept/prototype idea.
Maybe make it less than 50 units or something like that
The fact my Ferrari FXXK kit arrived yesterday has nothing to do with that idea, honest :-)

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3 years 11 months ago #9 by 1/35th Battalion
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There are a large number of GB's already on the go Hadley and I personally would not be interested in another until next year, at which time I would be interested in the Something Aussie concept. Until then though, I suspect most of us have enough to keep us busy modelling until late in the year.

Couple of interesting concepts though ;)

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3 years 11 months ago #10 by Hadley
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I thought most of the GB's were finishing this year, hence why I suggested we start end of this year/next year. Did I misword that and everyone think it's this year?

In the build:
2x Possum Bourne Subaru rally cars DONE
2x Lynx AH-7's DONE
KA-50 Hokum
AH-1W Cobra
AH-6J Little bird

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3 years 11 months ago #11 by Xtr3meNZer
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I understood mate, hence why I was explaining that next year I will be doing my own thing :) I might do a couple of GB's, if they are within what I plan on building.

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3 years 11 months ago #12 by Hadley
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im on my laptop looking for the calendar, am i looking in the wrong place or is there no GB's for next year yet?
The latest finishing one showing is the ODS GB but there's others missing, ie: the helicopters one

In the build:
2x Possum Bourne Subaru rally cars DONE
2x Lynx AH-7's DONE
KA-50 Hokum
AH-1W Cobra
AH-6J Little bird

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3 years 11 months ago #13 by Gary
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I can find the post that asks people to add their own Group Builds to the calendar system if that helps?



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3 years 11 months ago #14 by Craig Sargent
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I missed so perhaps pin it. I need to add the RNZAF 80th Anniversary GB. Armistice ths year to Armistice next year if you know what the dates are?

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3 years 11 months ago #15 by Gary
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My comment was mainly for Hadley,
No point in pinning it, pinned posts still slide off the top and disappear, just look at the top menu (yes the one that no one looks at) hover over KM Events, select the bottom option and click "Submit an Event". You can choose to pick Group Build, Model Show, Kit release etc, It then gets approved and is added to the Calendar.
I try provide all the tools but no one uses them and then they moan that we don't have them............... sorry but it's very frustrating.



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3 years 11 months ago #16 by Gary
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You could also look here www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/kunena-2015-06-20/group-builds it has all the Start and End dates listed in each of the Categories.
It's all there and fairly easy to find, I've tried to make things intuitive but hey I'm not perfect. ;)



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3 years 11 months ago #17 by Hadley
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Gary wrote: You could also look here www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/kunena-2015-06-20/group-builds it has all the Start and End dates listed in each of the Categories.
It's all there and fairly easy to find, I've tried to make things intuitive but hey I'm not perfect. ;)

That's exactly what I was after. I'm too used to browsing the recent topics tab
Thanks Gary
Might repost this later in the year

In the build:
2x Possum Bourne Subaru rally cars DONE
2x Lynx AH-7's DONE
KA-50 Hokum
AH-1W Cobra
AH-6J Little bird

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