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8 years 8 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #1 by Gary
Well the ball is rolling and so is the money :)
We have the following people who are fully paid up for this build, if this goes well we'll do another one in 6 months.

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Dads Army x 2
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I'll keep this list updated as more people send in their fees.
The build will start 1st November and will run until 1st of May, it doesn't matter when you start so long as you keep us updated whenever you have some progress. Can everyone could create a seperate topic for their group builds add the images as attachements and strung off Photobox etc.
If you have any questions please use this thread Build instructions , cheers.
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8 years 8 months ago #2 by McCoy
You know me mate! I'm always game for a desert build...

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8 years 8 months ago #3 by Gary
Get you're $5 in and we'll see you on the field :)
Always good to see you onboard with these builds mate, this one will have a finish date and some fairly strict rules around updates etc and the winner takes all!!
I'm assuming it'll be via PayPal so $5.50 NZ (about 3 Euros) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via PayPal



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8 years 8 months ago #4 by McCoy
Money allready transfered! But I don't know what to build yet! But at least I'm in.

At my chaotic desk:

Airfix: Messerschmitt Bf109E-4 1:72
Heller: FW 190 A-5 1:24
Revell: F-104C Starfighter 1:72
AZ Model: TP-81 Grumman Goose 1:72
Tasca: Sherman Firefly Vc 1:35
DML: Panther D 1:35
Tamiya: Char B1 Bis 1:35
Tamiya: Cromwell Mk.IV 1:35
Tamiya: Sherman M4 Early 1:35

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8 years 8 months ago #5 by Dads Army
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Gary wrote: Well the ball is rolling and so is the money :)
We have the following people who are fully paid up for this build, if this goes well we'll do another one in 6 months.

Gary (G1)
1/35th Battalion
Red
CyNaKyL
Weldingrod
Andrew
Craig Sargent

I'll keep this list updated as more people send in their fees.


Ha-humm (clearing my throat noise) :drum:

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8 years 8 months ago #6 by Gary
Would you like something for that cough? :P



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8 years 8 months ago #7 by CyNaKyL
Is DA building 4 kits or is he entering under his family member names too??? :lol: Oh well, more money for me to win :P

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8 years 8 months ago #8 by Gary
Well he's paid for 4 builds, maybe he's just not as tight as you :P



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8 years 8 months ago #9 by CyNaKyL
It's not my fault I'm mostly Scots (mind you, it's better than being a Pom, even though I'm part Pom too, and part Irish to boot :blink: ).... Besides, it's more money to buy models overseas... :whistle:

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8 years 8 months ago #10 by Dads Army
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CyNaKyL wrote: Is DA building 4 kits or is he entering under his family member names too??? :lol: Oh well, more money for me to win :P

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I aim to build two and call the other $10 a donation for the cause. I doubt I'd get 4 built in 6 months even if I wasn't working most days :)

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8 years 7 months ago #11 by Gary
Updated: Prize kitty is up to $70 now :)

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8 years 7 months ago #12 by Tony Lee
Is it 00:01 Nov.1 yet?

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8 years 7 months ago #13 by CyNaKyL
For us it is, Since it's a kiwi site I'm sure the king mod (G1) will let you start even though as I am typing this it's prob between 3-5pm on the 31st where you are?

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8 years 7 months ago #14 by Tony Lee
Yeah it's 15:18 on the 31st

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8 years 7 months ago #15 by Craig Sargent
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So given that the starters gun has sounded, what are the rules/requirements in terms of pics? Do we need to post a pic of the kit before we begin? Headed to a mates tonight for a modelling session so figured I might pull the Swordfish and start cutting plastic. Not sure if I'll have time for a pic before I go or not though.

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8 years 7 months ago #16 by Gary
Been flat out, will knock something "Agile" up today, I did say in the original post that it would start at the end of November after Cambridge, I can't remember where and how it changed to 1st November, no worries, by the end of the day it'll all be done.
Yeah we'll need pictures of Sprues and preferably a box alongside the image I posted of the KM logo disk even if you just have it showing on your phone and you take a photo including your phone or put the sprues in front of a monitor with the logo on. Yeah I know weird rules but hey they are here to help us ;)



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8 years 7 months ago #17 by CyNaKyL
Have you edited the first post already? Cause it says 1st November on there. Regardless, no harm in making it a solid 6 months worth. Even if people start a couple of weeks late after Cambridge. I may get some plastic cut this weekend or beginning of next week before I'm of on hol but otherwise I'll work on it when I get back on the 18th.

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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #18 by Glenn
The starters gun has fired,its abit late to start making up the rules now.
Whats this disk logo thing?
I have made a start so plastic has already been cut :P
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8 years 7 months ago #19 by CyNaKyL
Re the logo, look here .

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8 years 7 months ago #20 by Tony Lee
Logo in each photo= :huh:

Start Date= :unsure:

I'm so confused :hairpull:
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8 years 7 months ago #21 by CyNaKyL
See the beginning of this thread and the beginning of the one I linked to a couple of posts up. Outlines everything you need to know.

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8 years 7 months ago #22 by Andrew
OK, so can we resize the KM logo and place it in our pics for posting? It's a hassle to take pics in front of the PC (for me :blush:)

As for the start date, I can include a pic of the box/sprues next to todays (Nov 1st) NZ Herald newspaper

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8 years 7 months ago #23 by CyNaKyL
That would work, the other way is if you look at the properties of digital photos, they usually have the date they were taken (not always) but they usually have some sort of time stamp on them.
You could probably use ms paint or some sort of photo editing software to resize the km logo and edit it into the corner of your photos... At least that's what I plan on doing anyway...

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8 years 7 months ago - 8 years 7 months ago #24 by Gary
For those of us not at home gluing and cutting :'(
1,) Print the logo off
2.) Put the logo somewhere visible near the sprues/box prior to starting
3.) Every time you post a group of photos i.e. give us a progress update please include the image in to your photos (in just one photo per session will do)
3.) Keep checking on this thread as I will randomly change the logo and you will need to change your picture
4.) Post regular updates in to your own thread, if you want any comments removed just ask (trying to help avoid derailment)
5.) Updates don't have to be daily but I would like to be able to see a nice progress flow.
6.) Remember you got 6 months so take your time and keep us updated.

I'm only do this because there is real money involved here and I want everything to be fair and above board. If this works we can use it as a template for other events and I can maybe look at finding sponsors for Group Builds.
I'm about to create a separate forum for this Group Build so if your topic disappears it will be in there ;)



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8 years 7 months ago #25 by Glenn
Thanks G1 and G2 for storing out details and posting rules etc,this group build thing is all new to me.

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8 years 7 months ago #26 by Gary
It's my first one from this side of the fence as well mate, I sometimes participate but this time I'm running it "so you ORRIBLE lot better look out!!!" :D



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8 years 5 months ago #27 by Gary
Just a reminder to people that may not fully be aware of this post.
There's a list of paid up entrants here www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/nor...ert-wars-group-build it's not too late to enter so if you're keen to enter here's the rules
www.kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/nor...ert-wars-group-build
More info can be found here.
kiwimodeller.com/index.php/forum/26-grou...-have-a-cunning-plan



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8 years 3 months ago #28 by Gary
Just over 6 weeks to go guys.



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8 years 3 months ago #29 by 1/35th Battalion
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Yus yus yus the big hand is hovering over the Panic Button :side: :whistle:

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8 years 3 months ago #30 by Gary
Happy to extend if it's mutually agreed by all



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