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Re: The Rules
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2015, 02:22:34 pm »
That's okay, covered by rule number 4.
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #31 on: May 27, 2015, 12:26:50 am »
Idea is there, but I am lacking the respective kit. Decals are in the pipeline, though.

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #32 on: May 27, 2015, 01:45:04 am »
Hello all

Just a quick note from the mods about the Military/Civilian definition and the dual forum GB entry raised by Ed.

Simple one first. Ed, no problems whatsoever with the dual forum GB, looking forward to seeing what comes out of it.

Hard one next. Thanks for all the discussion about what is Civilian, what is Military and what lies in between. We've decided that the easiest way to do this is to define what "Military" means and then let "Civilian" be what is left over. So the definition of what constitutes "A Military piece of kit" would be this :

" ... a "military" artifact or item would be anything designed primarily for the use of a national and/or government funded organization whose primary purpose is the armed offence or defence of a nation from other national and/or government funded organizations whose primary purpose is armed defence or offence ... "

A "Military organization" would be this:

" ... any national and/or government funded organization whose primary purpose is the armed offence or defence of a nation from other national and/or government funded organizations whose primary purpose is armed defence or offence ... "

So using this definition this would include the obvious - such as the Luftwaffe, USAF, etc - into the military sphere. It would then leave the remainder - including such notables as the Coastguard, NASA, National Parks, CHIPs, SWAT, Girl Guides - into the civilian box.

Hopefully this makes it a bit clearer. If you have any specific "grey" zones just ask.
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2015, 03:53:05 am »
including such notables as the Coastguard, NASA, National Parks, CHIPs, SWAT, Girl Guides - into the civilian box.

Hopefully this makes it a bit clearer. If you have any specific "grey" zones

Darn it, there goes my plan for a Girl Guides B-36 then.  ;D

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #34 on: May 27, 2015, 04:29:21 am »
Still viable, Kit, just no weapons! :thumbsup:

Air-dropped Girl Guides' Cookies! :o




I'm still trying to figure out if GG Cookies fit into the "weapon" category, though. :blink:
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #35 on: May 27, 2015, 05:09:43 am »
I'm still trying to figure out if GG Cookies fit into the "weapon" category, though. :blink:

After the other weeks efforts here I can vouch that they are actually WMDs - Weapons of Mangled Digestion. Last time I felt like that was in the Western Desert in Egypt and that was not a pretty sight  :blink:
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #36 on: May 27, 2015, 05:13:47 am »
I'm still trying to figure out if GG Cookies fit into the "weapon" category, though. :blink:

After the other weeks efforts here I can vouch that they are actually WMDs - Weapons of Mangled Digestion. Last time I felt like that was in the Western Desert in Egypt and that was not a pretty sight  :blink:

We must be getting close to the point where mentioning Dwarf Bread from Terry Pratchett's Discworld would be appropriate!  ;)
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2015, 07:19:48 am »
I'm still trying to figure out if GG Cookies fit into the "weapon" category, though. :blink:

After the other weeks efforts here I can vouch that they are actually WMDs - Weapons of Mangled Digestion. Last time I felt like that was in the Western Desert in Egypt and that was not a pretty sight  :blink:

We must be getting close to the point where mentioning Dwarf Bread from Terry Pratchett's Discworld would be appropriate!  ;)

Some rock cakes I've "eaten" at fund raising events would knock Dwarf Bread into a cocked hat  :blink:

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #38 on: May 27, 2015, 09:38:56 am »
including such notables as the Coastguard, NASA, National Parks, CHIPs, SWAT, Girl Guides - into the civilian box.

Hopefully this makes it a bit clearer. If you have any specific "grey" zones

Darn it, there goes my plan for a Girl Guides B-36 then.  ;D

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Unless I've completely misunderstood things, it's still in: the GGs are civilian, the B-36 is military, so you can adapt the latter's airframe for the former, it just can't be a bomber or other military type in it's new guise.
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #39 on: May 27, 2015, 10:49:51 am »
Alternatively turn the Girl Guides into a military organisation.  ;)
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #40 on: May 27, 2015, 10:50:47 am »
But around here (in the USA) those Girl Scouts can be quite militaristic in asking me to buy their Girl Scout cookies as I leave the market.  I feel like I am dodging sniper fire...
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #41 on: May 27, 2015, 11:22:12 am »
including such notables as the Coastguard, NASA, National Parks, CHIPs, SWAT, Girl Guides - into the civilian box.

Hopefully this makes it a bit clearer. If you have any specific "grey" zones

Darn it, there goes my plan for a Girl Guides B-36 then.  ;D

The trefoil would have looked SO good on the fin.



Unless I've completely misunderstood things, it's still in: the GGs are civilian, the B-36 is military, so you can adapt the latter's airframe for the former, it just can't be a bomber or other military type in it's new guise.

Well if Amazon are considering drones for parcel delivery I see absolutely nothing wrong in the Girl Guides using a B-36 for cookie delivery.....for those times when you've just gotta have a lot (and I mean A LOT!) of cookies
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #42 on: May 27, 2015, 12:31:48 pm »
Still viable, Kit, just no weapons! :thumbsup:

Air-dropped Girl Guides' Cookies! :o


I'm still trying to figure out if GG Cookies fit into the "weapon" category, though. :blink:

It'd be appropriate if the Girl Guide cookies were dropped from a Lancaster...
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Re: The Rules
« Reply #43 on: May 27, 2015, 01:15:19 pm »
I have to be honest and say that although I voted I was somewhat nervy about commiting to another GB. Then 'Firebomber' was mentioned and that has caught my imagination. Always liked the look of those white/red F7Fs, and I think I may have the ideal candidate.... ;D. Time to start carving a 1/48 Richard Dreyfuss.


Just a quick confirmation. I've been quietly working on aircraft for one AF in one theatre of ops, a pet project. Can I stay within this 'world' but create a civilian firebomber under contract to the military as my contribution to this GB...I'd like it to stay within my future display after completion. Is this allowed?

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Re: The Rules
« Reply #44 on: May 27, 2015, 03:42:43 pm »
IIRC the Greek Air Force operated (still operates?) CL215 water bombers and even Agcat crop sprayers.  So Mods, what would a fantasy greek crop sprayer be??
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