With the recent Bomber command GB drawing to a close it seems to me that a lot of modellers (and this applies to sites other than just KM) fail to finish on GB finish dates, myself included. I bought a kit to participate in the Bomber GB, but never even started it, or even posted pictures of the kit! Busy working on something else basically, and next thing you know a year's gone by!
So it made me wonder how many group build projects lanquish forever on the shelf of the unaccomplished? It also occurred to me that this would make an interesting group build topic in itself: A group build where you can only build something that was previously documented in a group build as started, but never officially finished!
Yeah, good idea I have one that would suit this, so might be in - Though the one I am thinking is a Panzer IV that I was going to do for the Dio GB in here - Of which I have completed the first half, the T-34 - but I just don't think I will be finishing the Panzer - It's not high on my priority list, and I have a few to build in the mean time lol.
Good to see some enthusiasm for this idea. I think Craig might be onto a future GB idea as well
Given the number of GB's currently going on, I don't see any point in starting this GB idea any time soon. I'd much prefer to give some of the current GB's some air to breath in, so people that have committed to them are not stretched so thin with time, nothing ever gets finished. I like the idea of the group builds but something I have learned is it's better to do something simple (a slammer as car modellers would say) than pull out a crazupid kit and starting applying aftermarket to it. I also think we're mostly all eternally optimistic here on KM and engage with the idea of new group builds in the same way we engage with buying models... it's just hard to say no!
I could enter of a number of started builds, but have not entered a group build as I know I wouldn't have the time to finish it anyway so still can't enter the group build because I don't have a .. oh I said that. Watch watching...
Fair point Bishop. I think a better idea is to make a GB where models have been started but not finished the basic premise, whether in a previous GB or not. This is more inclusive, and hopefully would result in greater participation? So a "Shelf of Doom GB" as Moeggo put it. I have a few projects that have been shelved for many years. If a GB such as this encouraged people to pick up old projects and work on them all the better, but my only concern is overcoming the inertia that caused any particular project to stop. Competing against other new shiny feel good factor GB's is also a thought that crosses my mind.... new and shiny versus old and stalled! What's not to like about new and shiny?!