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GROUP BUILDS => The 2015 One Week Build => Topic started by: NARSES2 on December 31, 2014, 05:57:52 am

Title: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on December 31, 2014, 05:57:52 am
Right I've been asked to see if there would be any interest in a One Week GB later in 2015 ? Obviously we'd need to handicap Dizzy in some way otherwise he'd get half a dozen done  ;D

Seriously, if interested jot your names down here

Chris
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Librarian on December 31, 2014, 06:08:02 am
One Week GB latter

Apologies for my ignorance....but me no understandum.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 31, 2014, 06:08:50 am
Latter = Later I suspect...........
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: The Chaos on December 31, 2014, 06:17:52 am
I would be here. What I can build?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on December 31, 2014, 06:35:07 am
Yup!
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on December 31, 2014, 06:38:22 am
Latter = Later I suspect...........

It does indeed. Apologies. I've corrected it and in honour and memory of Bert Royal my old English master will write it out 1,000 times  :blink: ;D
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Weaver on December 31, 2014, 06:40:54 am
I'd be up for it - themed or anything you like in one week?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on December 31, 2014, 06:44:29 am
I'd be up for it - themed or anything you like in one week?

Anything you want to build as long as started and finished in one 7 day period
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 31, 2014, 06:50:26 am
Right I've been asked to see if there would be any interest in a One Week GB later in 2015 ? Obviously we'd need to handicap Dizzy in some way otherwise he'd get half a dozen done  ;D

Seriously, if interested jot your names down here

Chris

Boooo!  :wacko:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Bungle on December 31, 2014, 07:00:09 am
Sounds good to me. Will mean a 1000% increase in output and still be tight on any schedule !

Still I can use it as a legitimate excuse to hide away from the missus.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Captain Canada on December 31, 2014, 07:13:13 am
I'd be in ! When is later ?

 :cheers:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: sandiego89 on December 31, 2014, 07:44:25 am
In likely- although I actually prefer a theme- I miss those.  Yes I know it requires consensus, and some themes generate more interest than others, but I think it also brings out some great creativity and comeradere working on a common theme.

Broad enough for creativity, but narrow enough to focus.  (ie: "North Atlantic 1946" is broad, "Yak-3 in western service" is not.)
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on December 31, 2014, 08:03:38 am
Another idea - how about making this concept the official 2015 GB? Working frame is a calendar week, and the result is to reflect "something" that fits into a matching real world time frame, e. g. a whiffy D-Day model in/for the week of the 6th of June? That does not exclude fictional time, e. g. stardate for Trekkies... just an idea, but probably too abstract?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on December 31, 2014, 08:36:51 am
It'd take me a week just to decide which kits to use for the build.  :banghead:

Sorry, no chance I'll be competing, but I'll watch with interest.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: sandiego89 on December 31, 2014, 08:56:08 am
Another idea - how about making this concept the official 2015 GB? Working frame is a calendar week, and the result is to reflect "something" that fits into a matching real world time frame, e. g. a whiffy D-Day model in/for the week of the 6th of June? That does not exclude fictional time, e. g. stardate for Trekkies... just an idea, but probably too abstract?

I like Dizzy's idea, and hanker for a return of real group builds.  A week is likely too short for most, but appreciate the idea of getting timed builds back on the forum.  Heck 90 days was too short for many group builds.

I do like dizzys idea for a focus on a date of history, and gives you some time to think about what kits you want to abuse.

Ideas, not to celebrate war, but to hone in on a theme:

April 1st- bad idea/silly concepts
June- D-Day
November- Armistace, trench warfare/western front
May- VE day, or did the war go on?
May- spring cleaning- build the oldest kit in your stash.  Extra points for really poor/old kits.
August- Atomic ideas
December- winter sets in (let it snow GB, one of WHIF's best GB's)


Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Librarian on December 31, 2014, 09:25:56 am
If GB means group build then I wouldn't mind getting involved, depends on the subject matter tho.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Nick on December 31, 2014, 10:30:51 am
OK, you've got me interested!

If we could just do about 120 of these so I can clear my stash....  :rolleyes: ;D
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: pyro-manic on December 31, 2014, 11:35:07 am
I would like to, but it would depend when it is, what the theme is and how much motivation I can work up at the time.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: McGreig on December 31, 2014, 12:28:25 pm
Well, I've just about recovered from building the Esci Tu-22M Backfire for the 2008 Spring Break One Week GB (the nightmares are much less frequent and my hands finally stopped trembling about six months ago, since you ask), so I'd be willing to give this a go. I have this Esci Blinder in the stash - - -  :rolleyes:

However, it would have to start after 31 January (ideally after 9 February) to take account of real world work deadlines.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Gondor on December 31, 2014, 01:30:30 pm
I am interested as long as we get some time to think about what we are going to build and to work out what we are going to use to build it.

Gondor
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: sandiego89 on December 31, 2014, 01:33:21 pm
NARSES2, hope I didn't highjack this too much by suggesting a theme, as the original motion was for no theme/wide open.

Sorry, Dave "sandiego89"
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Mossie on December 31, 2014, 02:20:30 pm
Definitely up for it. :thumbsup:  The old 1WGB used to be a great success, would be good to see it back.

For anyone who doesn't remember it, have a look in the knackers yard:
2005 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/board,21.0.html), 2006 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/board,31.0.html), 2007 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/board,50.0.html), 2008 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/board,61.0.html), 2009 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/board,93.0.html), 2010 (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/board,115.0.html)

Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Army of One on December 31, 2014, 02:32:51 pm
I'd be up for it.......
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: lenny100 on December 31, 2014, 02:49:50 pm
i be up for a go
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: The Chaos on December 31, 2014, 02:54:18 pm
So I would not bother me at 1WGB, what I would simply build 1/350 Whif/Kitbash or so.  :party:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: zenrat on December 31, 2014, 08:48:15 pm
I'd be in.
Subject to timing fitting in with Mrs z's plans.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Nick on January 01, 2015, 12:48:12 am
I like the idea of a themed GB such as Sandiego says, it's good to have a focus but nothing too tight. Why don't we kick off with a fairly simple open theme in late Jan/early Feb?

Seeing as it's winter, maybe the Cold War could come into play? 45+ years of history right there....
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Mossie on January 01, 2015, 01:50:09 am
For the one week GB, I'd vote to keep the theme open to allow as many people as possible to participate.

Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Thorvic on January 01, 2015, 03:10:10 am
For the one week GB, I'd vote to keep the theme open to allow as many people as possible to participate.



Yeap the theme is doing a Whiff model within a calendar week which is a challenge, some can do the full kit bashing, others if may be a straight forward out of the box build as we can now buy What-if boxings. Because of the time constraint its better to leave the theme open as the modeller can best determine what they think they can build paint and decal within the week with adding the added constaint of a specific theme.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 01, 2015, 03:14:20 am
Just to keep the pressure up - how about the "in 30 days from box to pictures" time frame?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Weaver on January 01, 2015, 04:36:30 am
For the one week GB, I'd vote to keep the theme open to allow as many people as possible to participate.



Yeap the theme is doing a Whiff model within a calendar week which is a challenge, some can do the full kit bashing, others if may be a straight forward out of the box build as we can now buy What-if boxings. Because of the time constraint its better to leave the theme open as the modeller can best determine what they think they can build paint and decal within the week with adding the added constaint of a specific theme.

I agree.

The old 1 week GBs used to actually run Friday night to next-but-one-Sunday night so that people with time-consuming jobs got two weekends inside the "window", which makes it more of a "10 day GB".
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 01, 2015, 05:31:42 am
Right as there is sufficient interest  ;D

I was thinking of having the build mid April time as that gives people plenty of time to consider what they want to build and make sure they have the necessaries. It also allows plenty of time for the post Xmas/New Year blues to wear off.

Time scale would be a "nominal week" which would actually cover 2 weekends as Weaver has reminded me (and Mossie by PM). As for builds ? Anything you want and think you could get done in the time. The field is completely open.

As for the subject of GB's in general ? They are just downright semi impossible to organise. Unless there is something people can really hang on to, like a Tribute build, minds just won't stay focused long enough. People commit but then another idea comes into their head and they build that. I'm not criticizing as we have all done it but it makes organising a traditional GB a thankless task. Just look at the 2014 one. It was difficult enough explaining the context of it and I still have nightmares  :banghead: As for builds ? My 2 with another pending and that's it and it was hung on what was possibly one of the most important historical events of the last century.

However there is an alternative and that is the Theme Build which in all honesty is the laid back great uncle of the GB. If people wish to organise their own builds around a common theme or idea then they are free to do that, indeed there is a section of the site specifically for it and there have been some organised with various levels of success.

I'm not saying we couldn't organise GB's but I'm afraid you'd have to find a volunteer to organise it first as I'm still recovering from my wounds  :rolleyes:

Anyway I've said my piece and I'm seriously not having a moan (although I am slightly hung over)  just trying to explain the difficult nature of the beast.

So is mid April a reasonable date for those interested ? Not set in stone at all and I'd rather organise when the most people feel capable of joining in.

Chris

PS Happy New Year to all  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Mossie on January 01, 2015, 06:15:49 am
 Nice one Chris. :thumbsup:

One thing that Nev allowed was 'preparation time'.  Clean up of parts, trimming, gathering of materials etc. was allowed before the start, but no painting or gluing.  I think that would help.  He also wasn't a stickler for the deadline, so if you missed it by a few decals or a coat of varnish, no one was watching.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: pyro-manic on January 01, 2015, 06:55:47 am
I do think that a shorter timeframe is better. The year-long themes we've had for the past few years have been less successful IMO than the old format of three months or so. A year is too long for people to maintain enthusiasm.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: darthspud on January 01, 2015, 06:59:58 am
Cold War GB?
Friday to following sunday?
no glue or paint before start point?
sounds doable, even for a glacially slow builder like me
April-EASTER Weekend start and finish 11th/12th/13th?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Weaver on January 01, 2015, 07:23:42 am
Nice one Chris: I'm up for it in April as long as life?-don't-talk-to-me-about-life doesn't get in the way.


As for the subject of GB's in general ? They are just downright semi impossible to organise. Unless there is something people can really hang on to, like a Tribute build, minds just won't stay focused long enough. People commit but then another idea comes into their head and they build that. I'm not criticizing as we have all done it but it makes organising a traditional GB a thankless task. Just look at the 2014 one. It was difficult enough explaining the context of it and I still have nightmares  :banghead: As for builds ? My 2 with another pending and that's it and it was hung on what was possibly one of the most important historical events of the last century.

I think that the problems you describe are not so much a product of "traditional" GBs as of the year-long GBs that were adopted a few years ago, and is precisely why a lot of us wern't happy about the new format. If you don't like the choice of subject, you're basically excluded for 12 months (I'm not into WWI, for example) and the subjects tend to be too vague and ill-focussed in an attempt to get more people to join in. Even if you do like it, do you want to stay focussed on it for a year? Most of us seem to have "butterfly mind" syndrome to some extent: it's a consequence of the creative and flexible thinking that makes a whiffer in the first place.

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However there is an alternative and that is the Theme Build which in all honesty is the laid back great uncle of the GB. If people wish to organise their own builds around a common theme or idea then they are free to do that, indeed there is a section of the site specifically for it and there have been some organised with various levels of success.

Again though, with no deadline and no prize, themed builds tend to start well but then peter out with no resolution as people's attention moves elsewhere. There's no sense of completion, judgement, analysis, or the sense of a job well done an/or an incentive to do better next time. If you posted the builds on the general forums, you wouldn't get a significantly different response.

I think it's a mistake to judge the success of a GB by how many people participate. Surely the point of the exercise is to inspire great models, not to play some facebook-freinds-style numbers game? In my eyes, if a GB gets half-a-dozen entries and four of them are great, then that's a success.

I think the site would be improved by going back to the traditional 1-3 month GB. It sets the right balance between inspiring creativity and imposing enough discipline to actually get things done, and people can sit out ones they don't like without feeling excluded for the whole year.

Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 01, 2015, 08:19:32 am
10 days time frame with free choice of topic sound very good to me, and April for the "hot week" will allow a lot of prep time until then. It's worth a try, especially after one-year-long-themes. Will be interesting to see WiP in the work period!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on January 01, 2015, 09:13:13 am
Easter unthemed 'freestyle' just-for-fun GB gets my vote. For glory only is also appealing. I like the themed builds as one can dip in and out of them as one likes, but a 'traditional' does provide a bit of focus.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: sandiego89 on January 01, 2015, 10:24:43 am
Nice one Chris: I'm up for it in April as long as life?-don't-talk-to-me-about-life doesn't get in the way.


As for the subject of GB's in general ? They are just downright semi impossible to organise. Unless there is something people can really hang on to, like a Tribute build, minds just won't stay focused long enough. People commit but then another idea comes into their head and they build that. I'm not criticizing as we have all done it but it makes organising a traditional GB a thankless task. Just look at the 2014 one. It was difficult enough explaining the context of it and I still have nightmares  :banghead: As for builds ? My 2 with another pending and that's it and it was hung on what was possibly one of the most important historical events of the last century.


I think that the problems you describe are not so much a product of "traditional" GBs as of the year-long GBs that were adopted a few years ago, and is precisely why a lot of us wern't happy about the new format. If you don't like the choice of subject, you're basically excluded for 12 months (I'm not into WWI, for example) and the subjects tend to be too vague and ill-focussed in an attempt to get more people to join in. Even if you do like it, do you want to stay focussed on it for a year? Most of us seem to have "butterfly mind" syndrome to some extent: it's a consequence of the creative and flexible thinking that makes a whiffer in the first place.

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However there is an alternative and that is the Theme Build which in all honesty is the laid back great uncle of the GB. If people wish to organise their own builds around a common theme or idea then they are free to do that, indeed there is a section of the site specifically for it and there have been some organised with various levels of success.

Again though, with no deadline and no prize, themed builds tend to start well but then peter out with no resolution as people's attention moves elsewhere. There's no sense of completion, judgement, analysis, or the sense of a job well done an/or an incentive to do better next time. If you posted the builds on the general forums, you wouldn't get a significantly different response.

I think it's a mistake to judge the success of a GB by how many people participate. Surely the point of the exercise is to inspire great models, not to play some facebook-freinds-style numbers game? In my eyes, if a GB gets half-a-dozen entries and four of them are great, then that's a success.

I think the site would be improved by going back to the traditional 1-3 month GB. It sets the right balance between inspiring creativity and imposing enough discipline to actually get things done, and people can sit out ones they don't like without feeling excluded for the whole year.



As a contributor to some of the old three month GB's I think they were great.  Having 3 or so a year was awesome, and if you were not inspired by one theme, you could look forward to the next one.  Really great when we had a semi-firm schedule to know what they were ahead of time to give plenty of time to get an idea, order supplies, research, change your mind.....

Some saw more entires, some less, but it was fun.  Agree with Weaver that numbers is not the only measure of success. 

No big loss if you sat one out, not like you were out for a year.  A year is WAY too long.   I think we ran into some problems when some overlapped, and folks felt like they had too choose- a few had almost exact start and finish times. And maybe a few less interesting themes. Organizers felt unappreciated, builders confused, things collapsed. 

I deeply appreciated the time organizers put into them.   
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Ed S on January 01, 2015, 08:11:26 pm
Yeah, I'd like to see the 1 week GB return. It was a good time to actually get a model finished. Of course, my participation would depend on what week we schedule. A 30 day GB would also work.

Ed
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: dadlamassu on January 02, 2015, 02:33:30 am
I have not (yet) participated in a GB here but I have in other places.

Year long builds that I have participated have had an open theme but the participants had to produce 4 tasks over the year.  Each task had a minimum qualifying entry.  Something like 5 figures, 1 or 2 vehicles, aircraft, ships, terrain pieces etc.  Since many of the participants were wargamers as much as modellers the quality and quantity was high. 

Speed builds could be as short as 24 hours but are generally about a week or 28-30 days.  Quite often the 24 hour, 7 day, 10 day or whatever "window" has to be in a specified month. 

A bit of flexibility is the key to maximum participation.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 02, 2015, 06:20:58 am
Right

I've made a note in my diary to kick the GB off in April, perhaps including the Easter Weekend ? I will remind people a couple of times before then so that it's kept in mind.

Thank you

Chris
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 02, 2015, 06:31:11 am
As for GB's in general I don't have a problem with them at all and do take fully on board the critic of the one year GB's. However I still note that people think the 2014 GB was about WWI ? It wasn't it took 1914 as a start date and allowed you to extrapolate your own version of what would have happened without the assassination. My 2 builds are Austro-Hungarian aircraft of the 1940's, as are the 3rd and 4th builds in progress.

Anyway back to GB's.

If anyone wants to organise one and if people can agree on a subject then I am more then willing to set up the necessary polls, boards etc. But someone will have to take responsibility for organising/running it/them. I'll provide backup and participate depending on subject but you need to find an organiser or organisers.

Any volunteers ?

Chris

Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: zenrat on January 03, 2015, 12:04:08 am
I'm still working on my entry for the 2014 GB.  Maybe I should have WIPed it?  But i'm not too good at them.

I knew you'd choose easter.  I shall be spending easter weekend drunk in a field at the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival and spending the week either side road tripping.

Year long builds like Dadlamassu describes contain far too many rules and requirements for me to want to participate.
Just my 2c.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Gondor on January 03, 2015, 02:03:41 am
Right

I've made a note in my diary to kick the GB off in April, perhaps including the Easter Weekend ? I will remind people a couple of times before then so that it's kept in mind.

Thank you

Chris

I think that falls around the time of the Scottish Nationals

Gondor
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 03, 2015, 05:51:20 am
Dates not fixed in stone lads but April seems a good time.

I've checked the Scottish Nationals and they are 25th/26th April.

Easter is early this year (should have checked) and Good Friday is 3rd April
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Captain Canada on January 03, 2015, 09:21:59 am
I'm putting in another vote for the mid April, 10 day Cold War build. Gives a theme to it without being over bearing, and the 2 weekend time frame is perfect. There are a billion kits out there that can be bought ( for under a tenner ) and built in less than a week.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: joncarrfarrelly on January 03, 2015, 09:46:22 am
Personally I preferred the One-Week Build being its own theme.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Mossie on January 03, 2015, 10:31:18 am
Me too, the theme of the 1WGB was always just that, getting a build finished in a week and was a change to the traditional GB's.  For those who want a return to traditional GB's, maybe a Cold War theme could kick those off.

Also, historical themes tend to kick sci-fi into touch (no prizes for guessing my current thoughts) unless you can fit it into a fairly specific alternative history.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on January 03, 2015, 11:22:07 am
As suggested the other day, an Easter unthemed 'freestyle' just-for-fun GB gets my vote.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: The Chaos on January 03, 2015, 11:48:01 am
Maybe we should take a vote?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Librarian on January 03, 2015, 01:14:41 pm
If it's Easter, how about (wait for it)......Egg Planes ;D.   

Sounds off: Dog barks in distance.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Captain Canada on January 03, 2015, 01:23:50 pm
I can go either way. I wouldn't mind an excuse to build a Cold War jet, but if it's freestyle I could do that anyway ! But having thought about it, freestyle is the way to go ! No sense excluding anyone.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: JasonW on January 03, 2015, 01:25:36 pm
I'm putting in another vote for the mid April, 10 day Cold War build. Gives a theme to it without being over bearing, and the 2 weekend time frame is perfect. There are a billion kits out there that can be bought ( for under a tenner ) and built in less than a week.

 :cheers:
I personally like this idea as well. Gets my vote.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: JasonW on January 03, 2015, 01:26:53 pm
I guess there is nothing preventing two group builds over the course of the coming year, no?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 04, 2015, 02:11:16 am
Right to be clear -

The 1 Week Build GB will be free style. Build anything you want in the time frame. That is the way 1 Week GB's have always been done and I'm a traditionalist.

As Jasonw says there is nothing to stop people having a Cold War GB and if the participants want to hold it over a week or 10 days then all the more fun. Timeframe would be sometime after the 1 Week GB, maybe late Spring before the Summer Holidays kick in. You would need to think of the rules however

So do I have a volunteer to organise the Cold War GB, 1 week or otherwise ?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on January 04, 2015, 03:07:24 am
The 1 Week Build GB will be free style. Build anything you want in the time frame. That is the way 1 Week GB's have always been done and I'm a traditionalist.

Freestyle - yes!

As Jasonw says there is nothing to stop people having a Cold War GB and if the participants want to hold it over a week or 10 days then all the more fun. Timeframe would be sometime after the 1 Week GB, maybe late Spring before the Summer Holidays kick in. You would need to think of the rules however

Freestyle - scope for Cold War entries regardless of any subsequent Cold War GB.

So do I have a volunteer to organise the Cold War GB, 1 week or otherwise ?

Organise the Cold War GB or the One Week GB, Chris?  I will follow up yesterday's PM today but for now I'm sticking my head above the parapet for the One Weeker.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 05, 2015, 01:19:19 am
Right

I have you down as a tentative organiser of the 1 Week GB Dave  :thumbsup: I am away for a week or so but will be checking both site and e-mails.

I'm assuming one of those campaigning for a SEPARATE Cold War GB is prepared to organise it with some help from me ?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 07, 2015, 05:12:27 am
Right just to let you know I'm away at the moment and my old notepad is getting a bit long in the tooth. So I will not be checking in every day. I'll get down to sorting all this out with some prospective dates etc once I'm back home.

Chris
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: puddingwrestler on January 07, 2015, 01:53:48 pm
I'd porbably be up for it, although I should warn you that I have a habit of organising 1 DAY group builds.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: pyro-manic on January 08, 2015, 06:44:37 am
Alright, you and Dizzyfugu can have your own Freakishly Quick GB. ;D
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 08, 2015, 07:08:53 am
I think we did a 24 hour GB many years ago ? Or was it somewhere else ?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: puddingwrestler on January 08, 2015, 04:46:10 pm
I was referring to the one week GB and me desire to enter it, having read the first five posts, gotten excited, and hit 'POST REPLY LIKE AN IRRESPONSIBLE AND UNINFORMED MADMAN!!!' - not actually volunteering to run the crazy off-shoot one week of soviet madness GB, although I might be interested in that too. One should always read the whole thread.

I'm pretty sure there was a 24hr. GB once. I know I ran a sort of unofficial one on Melbourne Cup Day for three years or so, but at most only three people entered, and two of them were members of the pudding family.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 09, 2015, 03:36:01 am
I know what you meant Mr Pudding, don't worry  ;D
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 26, 2015, 07:10:13 am
Right the 2015 One Week GB will run from 3rd April until 12th April, both dates inclusive. So the build will cover the Easter break.

Dave - Kitbasher - has volunteered to run it and I will set up the various threads etc much nearer the time. However I will remind you every now and then so as to keep it in your minds eye.

The GB is completely open as to what you build. The only rule (as such) is that no construction or painting may start before 3rd April. Parts can be removed from sprues and cleaned up however.

So start thinking about what you want to build

Chris
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on January 27, 2015, 02:12:27 am
Right the 2015 One Week GB will run from 3rd April until 12th April, both dates inclusive. So the build will cover the Easter break.

Dave - Kitbasher - has volunteered to run it and I will set up the various threads etc much nearer the time. However I will remind you every now and then so as to keep it in your minds eye.

The GB is completely open as to what you build. The only rule (as such) is that no construction or painting may start before 3rd April. Parts can be removed from sprues and cleaned up however.

So start thinking about what you want to build

Chris


Oh 'eck, what have I done?!  I can't even get something ready fro the one-year theme build, let alone a one-weeker!

But I do know what I want to build though.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on January 27, 2015, 03:01:26 am
Right the 2015 One Week GB will run from 3rd April until 12th April, both dates inclusive. So the build will cover the Easter break.

Great to hear! Already have an idea, a kit and am currently puzzling together missing parts for a smooth (and maybe quick) build...  ;D
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Captain Canada on January 27, 2015, 05:03:43 am
Sounds good. I'll have to think about what to build. Maybe a vehicle this time.....force myself to finish a truck or a tank. Or a boat.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Librarian on January 27, 2015, 06:22:14 am
Perfect timing. SWMBO and the kids will be in India from 28/03 to about 12/04 so I'll be well free ;D.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Captain Canada on January 27, 2015, 07:20:24 am
Sounds like the clouds are telling you to build a single seat Defiant in less than 1 week  :thumbsup:

That, or to post in the right forum  ;D
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on January 27, 2015, 07:33:31 am
Right the 2015 One Week GB will run from 3rd April until 12th April, both dates inclusive. So the build will cover the Easter break.

Great to hear! Already have an idea, a kit and am currently puzzling together missing parts for a smooth (and maybe quick) build...  ;D

I dread to think how quick that will be ???  :blink: ;D
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Gondor on January 27, 2015, 07:38:17 am
Sounds good. I'll have to think about what to build. Maybe a vehicle this time.....force myself to finish a truck or a tank. Or a boat.

 :cheers:

Sounds like a plan to me and I might follow suit  :thumbsup:

Gondor
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on February 01, 2015, 07:11:27 am
Just keeping this fresh in peoples memory. A tad over 2 months to go which will soon fly. I will remind again in March.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: pyro-manic on February 01, 2015, 03:12:06 pm
Right the 2015 One Week GB will run from 3rd April until 12th April, both dates inclusive. So the build will cover the Easter break.

Great to hear! Already have an idea, a kit and am currently puzzling together missing parts for a smooth (and maybe quick) build...  ;D

I dread to think how quick that will be ???  :blink: ;D

He'll probably post the finished pictures about ten minutes before he starts!
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: The Chaos on February 10, 2015, 11:08:18 pm
Since I have not read along some time Is already fixed when the Gb is begon?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on February 11, 2015, 06:51:35 am
3 April to 12 April inclusive. I'll keep reminding you all
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Nick on February 11, 2015, 10:55:29 am
An idea I've had after looking at my worktable is for a Scrapheap Build. Basically we pick up that damaged or unfinished model (or two) and work solely to get them done.
Models may have been started, glued together, need repainting or been badly damaged (shot down by cats etc!) and need some work to be show presentable.

Just an idea for the summer after we get this first one done.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on February 12, 2015, 07:13:17 am
Hi Nick

Good idea mate  :thumbsup:

In the memory bank. I already have one idea for a post 1 Week Build GB and this is a second  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on March 01, 2015, 01:50:23 am
Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, - say no more  :rolleyes:

Just over a month to go lads. Start digging the possibles out

Chris
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Captain Canada on March 01, 2015, 07:07:56 pm
Sounds good. I'll have to remember that date and find a victim. Might be a simple one as we'll be heading into motocross season then, and might be a wee bit busy with 1 to 1 scale projects !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Mossie on March 02, 2015, 02:40:02 am
It creeps up on yeh!  The one I was contemplating looks like being too ambitious, so I might have to look at something else.  Hmm....
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Thorvic on March 02, 2015, 04:22:40 am
Hi Chris

Create the Group Build in the Group Build section, post an entry in the Calendar with a link to the location and members can sign up and you can set the ground rules, etc.

Cheers

Geoff
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on March 03, 2015, 07:52:07 am
Right I've opened this up so that I don't forget latter in the month.

I will unlock the rest of the boards nearer the time.
Title: Re: One Week GB - creeping up slowly!
Post by: kitbasher on March 07, 2015, 08:09:41 am
I've decided I can build a whif from scratch in a week.

If by 'a week' you mean 7 x 24 hours within any given calendar year, yes I can do it!
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 08, 2015, 10:58:59 am
Looking forward to the 1WGB. Got an idea, a basis kit, decals, donation parts, even a story...  :party:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: CANSO on March 09, 2015, 06:53:57 am
4)  "Preparation" work is allowed prior to the start of the GB....., but anything involving paint or glue is not allowed. 
5)  Part-started models are not allowed - we are relying on the honour of our membership to uphold this rule.


Now after the rules are here, do they prohibit the use of old, broken, unfinished and "dismembered" :lol: etc. models?
I started filling a box with parts and remnants from old models - some of them are painted, some of them are still glued together, but I intended to use them in a new, different way, painted parts will be overpainted and so on.
Will this be against the rules? :unsure:

Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Captain Canada on March 09, 2015, 07:14:36 am
Hmmm....I do believe I have both a Beaufighter and a Mosquito that have been cut up for re-engining. Definitely no glue or painting done....could be an excuse to finish them off !
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Weaver on March 09, 2015, 07:16:18 am
Just an observation: Cosford model show is on the 12th. Anyone going to the show and taking part in the GB should bear that in mind.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 09, 2015, 07:36:23 am
Just an observation: Cosford model show is on the 12th. Anyone going to the show and taking part in the GB should bear that in mind.

They could finish the models off on the stand, as an example of 'How it's Done' perhaps?  ;D
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on March 09, 2015, 08:05:51 am
Well I found my kit yesterday

It's by Planet, in 1/72, of a B&V design and it's been looking at me from the stash for ages. The GB is a good excuse to build it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on March 15, 2015, 07:57:36 am
T minus 19 and counting.  :drink:

I have my kit ready and waiting.   :thumbsup:

It's Airfix and has a Spey engine.   :-X

Invested in acrylics to speed up the painting - hope it works!   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Librarian on March 15, 2015, 08:15:59 am
I'm not building anything at present, just thinking. Got the idea, got half the parts and done some measurements but I think I've bitten off more than I can chew....it's masking and drying times that'll hold me up.  It's all fun ;D. Looking forward to it.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 16, 2015, 12:38:54 am
T minus 19 and counting.  :drink:

I have my kit ready and waiting.   :thumbsup:

It's Airfix and has a Spey engine.   :-X

Invested in acrylics to speed up the painting - hope it works!   :rolleyes:

A Buccaneer?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Bungle on March 16, 2015, 03:43:30 am

Think I know what I going to attempt. I have a Hasegawa 1/72 CF-104 still sealed in its inner bag but no box, decals or instructions. Reading the instructions would only slow me down so it's just going to be a shake and bake and count the left over parts.

Thinking of cutting down on the painting by using some large decal sheets I can cut to size.

Only issue I will have is I'm down to work three days of Easter moving servers. Convenient to the company but not to me and my build!
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: sandiego89 on March 16, 2015, 05:19:30 am
I'm in.  Lead contender is a crash program to avenge a series of night attacks.

But taking a hard look at the stash tonight, I have pledged myself not to go the hobby shop for this GB.....   
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: CANSO on March 16, 2015, 10:51:10 am
Quote
A point of clarification arising from CANSO's query in the 'One Week GB - anyone up for one?' thread:
....Well, 'unfinished' equals 'part-started' to me; broken suggests it will be repaired - that is not a new build; a repaint of an old but complete model is not within the rules (or indeed the spirit) of the GB.
Kitbasher, thank you for answering my questions. I can't write in the other thread so I do it here.
I asked about using "unfinished, broken and damaged" models, planning to use their parts for a new kitbash only and not to repair or finish the unfinished. A Frankenstein-project so to say. But to simplify the process I'll try to avoid any painted old parts, if I decide to participate.
Thank you again! :thumbsup:
 
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Weaver on March 16, 2015, 11:23:17 am
Got a raft of things I could do. Top of the list at the moment are a Fleet Air Arm Cougar and a snowcat to go with my BAS skyvan.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on March 16, 2015, 02:20:38 pm
Got a raft of things I could do. Top of the list at the moment are a Fleet Air Arm Cougar and a snowcat to go with my BAS skyvan.

A Snow Rover?  ;D :lol: ;)
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Weaver on March 16, 2015, 04:48:19 pm
Got a raft of things I could do. Top of the list at the moment are a Fleet Air Arm Cougar and a snowcat to go with my BAS skyvan.

A Snow Rover?  ;D :lol: ;)

No re-vamping the BAS Trackrover is another project. What I'm thinking of is a vehicle that looks roughly like a Dodwell 110 snow tractor, made from a T-34 chassis and a M977 HEMTT cab.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Librarian on March 17, 2015, 12:30:25 pm
Can I please ask for clarifification on one point. For me the one week build will be the aircraft itself. If I decide to make a diorama with it can this be pre-made along with pilots? The diorama/pilots are not part of the build, and I would not wish to have it judged as such, it would be for my own fun. If this is a problem I can add the diorama after the build but the pilots would have to be in place :unsure:.

In clearer English, can I pre-paint the diorama and pilots beforehand with the understanding that they are not a part of the one week build and acknowledged as such?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on March 17, 2015, 01:36:33 pm
Yes I think the diorama can fall outside the actual build.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: KiwiZac on March 24, 2015, 02:09:12 pm
Ohhhhhhh man, this HAS to be held when I'll be at an airshow...buying models and watching the real thing. That's unfortunate! I'll just have to follow, rather than take part :(
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on March 28, 2015, 04:30:22 am
less than a week to go, playmates!
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on March 28, 2015, 06:34:31 am
Yup a chocolate Easter bunny has been purchased to help me through the project I have in mind  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on March 29, 2015, 04:24:50 am
I'll give it a go - stash raided for cheap, outdated kit (Airfix blister pack, price tag 0.30p) and razor saw at the ready. Spares store inspected - I'm not a hoarder, I just don't throw things away ..............
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on March 29, 2015, 04:34:31 am
Yeah, itching for the real thing... and trying to finish another quickie before the GB starts.  ;D
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Nils on March 29, 2015, 04:52:46 am
I dont know if i will find the time, but what the heck, im in  ;D
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: darthspud on March 30, 2015, 12:41:05 am
I'm in
Just assembling  all the bits and pieces, paints and decals.
Cleared the bench this past weekend and tidied in preparation.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Librarian on April 01, 2015, 09:32:10 am
I know there's a pre-positioned thread for finished builds but do we use our own 'blogs' for daily updates on our progress? E.g Librarian's Banana-1WKGB.

Just checking as I suddenly realised how close the start day is.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Scooterman on April 01, 2015, 04:56:48 pm
Tally-ho I'm in.  I could use a quick kill, and I got just the kit and scheme in mind. 
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Supertom on April 01, 2015, 07:12:21 pm
I need to take part in these shenanigans. See you guys on Friday!
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Captain Canada on April 01, 2015, 07:36:25 pm
I hope to be in. Busy busy Moto season starting.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Weaver on April 02, 2015, 01:09:30 am
I know there's a pre-positioned thread for finished builds but do we use our own 'blogs' for daily updates on our progress? E.g Librarian's Banana-1WKGB.

Just checking as I suddenly realised how close the start day is.

The usual practice is to start a build thread within the GB board, but if you want to do it on your blog thread I don't se why anyone should object.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Gondor on April 02, 2015, 02:52:33 am
Not going to be in, no motivation at the moment  :banghead:

Gondor
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 02, 2015, 03:04:57 am
Not going to be in anyway, and never was either.

I just don't 'do' time limited builds, but I'll watch from the sidelines.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Rheged on April 02, 2015, 03:08:53 am
Like Kit, I've never done rapid modelling  but I'll be fascinated to see what the speed merchants get up to.

My own modelling speed is slower than glaciers and only marginally faster than continental drift.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Mossie on April 02, 2015, 03:14:56 am
Still undecided as what I'm going to do. :banghead:  I've still got four on the list, two are neck and neck, one's an outside chance and another is almost out of the running unless I can find sudden inspiration of how to go about a certain part of it, if it does it'll become favourite.

I'm just going to have to take the plunge tomorrow night. :-\
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 02, 2015, 03:18:41 am
Like Kit, I've never done rapid modelling  but I'll be fascinated to see what the speed merchants get up to.

Yes, Dizzy will probably have his done and dusted by Tuesday lunchtime and be working on a few more by the end of the week.  ;D ;) :lol:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Librarian on April 02, 2015, 04:35:56 am
The only bit I'm worried about (if I get to completion) is varnishing. I can get the gloss coat on for decalling but I usually leave at least a week for curing before matt varnishing....she'll just have to be shiny ;D.

I'm going to cheat a bit by using acrylics for quick-dry and rattle cans....never used acrylics large scale before but I think it's do-able. It all comes down to the first day....if what I have in mind doesn't meld then I'll probably chuck it. Does Lego count :rolleyes:?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: sandiego89 on April 02, 2015, 05:03:24 am
In, and I think I just switched builds from a WWII carrier aircraft to a cold war Fulda Gap type- pending measurements if a certain engine will fit into my dastardly plan- getting the calipers out tonight.   
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on April 02, 2015, 07:36:05 am
I know there's a pre-positioned thread for finished builds but do we use our own 'blogs' for daily updates on our progress? E.g Librarian's Banana-1WKGB.

Just checking as I suddenly realised how close the start day is.

Best way is to start your own thread in this section. If any difficulties PM me. It would be nice to keep things in the same place but if you want to use your Blog then I can't think that's a problem.

I've sorted my kit out and yes it is resin.  :thumbsup: Quite often use a good quality early resin kit for these builds. The parts number tends to be small and the fit good (he touches all the wood in sight having just said that)
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on April 02, 2015, 02:10:26 pm
1WGB eve  :o
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on April 02, 2015, 10:54:24 pm
1WGB: let the fun begin..... :party: :drink: :cheers:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 02, 2015, 11:46:03 pm
1WGB: let the fun begin..... :party: :drink: :cheers:

Posted at 0554 you'll notice.....

Someone's starting VERY early!  :o

Ah, not so early, the Forum clock is on GMT.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on April 03, 2015, 01:11:38 am
1WGB: let the fun begin..... :party: :drink: :cheers:

Posted at 0554 you'll notice.....

Someone's starting VERY early!  :o

Ah, not so early, the Forum clock is on GMT.

Yeees.

Day off work and still flippin' wake up before 7 a.m.  :banghead:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 03, 2015, 02:45:28 am
A process question... IIRC, WiP threads were welcome, and I'd like to change the usual process a bit. Am I to open a thread for the build(s  ;D) in the GBs main section, and finished item pics under the prepared post?
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Thorvic on April 03, 2015, 03:04:07 am
A process question... IIRC, WiP threads were welcome, and I'd like to change the usual process a bit. Am I to open a thread for the build(s  ;D) in the GBs main section, and finished item pics under the prepared post?

Just create a new thread in the section  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 03, 2015, 05:27:55 am
Ah, I see it. Should have read the former entries, too...  ;)
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Mossie on April 03, 2015, 12:20:39 pm
Still undecided as what I'm going to do. :banghead:  I've still got four on the list, two are neck and neck, one's an outside chance and another is almost out of the running unless I can find sudden inspiration of how to go about a certain part of it, if it does it'll become favourite.

I'm just going to have to take the plunge tomorrow night. :-\

The rank outsider just belted up the track and won by a length.  Off to open my thread. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: philp on April 04, 2015, 10:29:25 pm
Was thinking about joining this but can't do it this week.  Already have two GB models on the go and trying to whiff one alongside (even if it would just be a change in scheme) is probably pushing me too much.

However, some great ideas ongoing so I will be watching.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on April 11, 2015, 07:32:44 am
Well, less than 48 hours to go, playmates.   ;D

And I doubt I'll meet the deadline - lost two days of modelling Thursday/Friday.:banghead:  A little done today, may get some late late stuff done before I go to bed.

Fantastic support for the 1WGB from everyone :thumbsup:, excellent completed builds and do see a few more being ready by bedtime tomorrow.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on April 12, 2015, 08:13:56 am
Brother Rheged posted this in the finished builds thread, but I moved it here as we like to keep that clear of comments.

No problems as we haven't had one for ages and conventions get forgotten

"There are several potential Whiffie   winners amongst this lot!!

(Will the Academy consider a "Best High Speed Build" category?) 

All are high class, but the snow cat is  exceptional!! "
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: philp on April 12, 2015, 10:43:54 am
Don't know that the Academy is up for more categories but definitely some very Whiffie worthy builds.

So, remember to go nominate them in the appropriate thread.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: kitbasher on April 12, 2015, 11:22:44 am
A couple of photos later this evening, but midnight GMT/UTC looms and I'm sorry to say I'm out.

More from me tomorrow on the vote.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: zenrat on April 13, 2015, 05:44:06 am
You all did very well.
Good jobs all round.  Almost wish I hadn't gone away for 2 weeks...

...almost.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: sandiego89 on April 13, 2015, 06:14:32 am
Indeed some good stuff!

Fun to play this year- not sure if I was sane to sign up in the first place, but glad I got it over the finish line (but don't look too close  ;))  Self-inflicted agony  :banghead:

Thanks so much for hosting.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Bungle on April 13, 2015, 06:36:30 am

I enjoyed it - purely and simply because it focused me on getting it done rather than putting it aside and starting something else and then nothing getting finished.

And do you know what - all the detail I would have put into the passenger cabin if I hadn't had time constraints - you wouldn't have been able to see it !  Lessons learnt !
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: NARSES2 on April 13, 2015, 07:52:37 am
Very enjoyable and well done to everyone who took part, finished or not. the real world often scuppers well laid plans  :banghead:

Many thanks to Kitbasher for doing the organising  :thumbsup:

I will be posting something about possible future GB's in the main body of the Forum next week. So keep an eye open for it.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 13, 2015, 07:55:56 am
It was fun, personally but also to see what come forth in the meantime. Many great ideas, and I am amazed about the sheer number of participants/entries. Did not expect that much enthusiasm.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: sandiego89 on April 13, 2015, 08:46:01 am

I enjoyed it - purely and simply because it focused me on getting it done rather than putting it aside and starting something else and then nothing getting finished.

And do you know what - all the detail I would have put into the passenger cabin if I hadn't had time constraints - you wouldn't have been able to see it !  Lessons learnt !

It was fun, personally but also to see what come forth in the meantime. Many great ideas, and I am amazed about the sheer number of participants/entries. Did not expect that much enthusiasm.

Very enjoyable and well done to everyone who took part, finished or not. the real world often scuppers well laid plans


Hear, hear.

Defintiely makes you concentrate and get something off the bench- even if it has warts like mine did.  

Lessons learned, for me anyway: kit selection is very important- simple kit is the way to go, and paint scheme is critical- I usually let a color sit at least 24 hours before moving to the next color... here I had to "spray and pray".  
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Weaver on April 13, 2015, 08:54:41 am
That was fun - well done to all who participated and thanks for all the encouragement.

On being pushed: something I noticed in previous 1WkGBs was that I always did better when I tried something that seemed over-ambitious, thus forcing me into really re-organising my time to make it work. The times when I've done something simple, I've taken it easy and the result has been lacklustre.
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: TallEng on April 13, 2015, 09:17:58 am
Yup! Got to agree with everybody else that was fun  :thumbsup:
Even if I didn't quite make it :rolleyes:
It was good to have to concentrate on one build, instead of doing a bit, getting
Distracted, and starting something else etc etc
Looking forward to something similar  :thumbsup: later.

(And thanks to kitbasher for moderating) :cheers:

Regards
Keith
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 15, 2015, 12:33:15 am
(And thanks to kitbasher for moderating) :cheers:

Totally agree! Thank you very much!  :bow:
Title: Re: One Week GB - anyone up for one ?
Post by: Glenn Gilbertson on April 15, 2015, 08:45:37 am
Very enjoyable and well done to everyone who took part, finished or not. the real world often scuppers well laid plans  :banghead:

Many thanks to Kitbasher for doing the organising  :thumbsup:

I agree totally -especially the thanks - it made me concentrate on finishing a job!