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GROUP BUILDS => "The Whiffies" => Topic started by: tc2324 on January 31, 2015, 06:06:50 am

Title: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: tc2324 on January 31, 2015, 06:06:50 am
It`s been a struggle to try and get this all sorted as getting a new job has priority at this time, but I`m nearly there fellow whiffers...  :thumbsup:

The Academy will shortly, (hopefully tomorrow evening), be listing the polls for your consideration.

As always, keep calm and carry on whiffing.
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: NARSES2 on January 31, 2015, 06:08:56 am
Well done mate and best of luck with the job hunt
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 31, 2015, 07:55:40 am
That'll be the 2014 Whiffies, though, won't it?  ;D
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: sandiego89 on January 31, 2015, 08:03:50 am
Just got my tuxedo from the cleaners.  All set..... ;D
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: tc2324 on January 31, 2015, 03:17:25 pm
That'll be the 2014 Whiffies, though, won't it?  ;D

Quiet there in the back.....  ;D
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Captain Canada on January 31, 2015, 03:18:57 pm
lol too funny.

Looking forward to it !

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Nils on February 01, 2015, 01:49:36 am
got my tux all cleaned up, im ready to go  ;D
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 01, 2015, 02:53:18 am
fortunately I come readily dressed in the penguin suit, though I can manage to look slightly scruffy in anything.
I just hope I can cope with the excellence again this year.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 01, 2015, 07:31:29 am
That'll be the 2014 Whiffies, though, won't it?  ;D

Argh, the Time Warp again... ;)

Anyway, thanks a lot for keeping up the work on this, highly appreciated -and the voting is eagerly awaited!  :wacko:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: tc2324 on February 01, 2015, 11:54:22 am
The Academy as always appreciates the support.  :thumbsup:

I will start listing the polls at approx 9pm GMT..., (well..., after Top Gear anyway.. :tank:), and as always please be aware that this takes some time.

It may be better to revisit the Whiffies section from tomorrow morning when all is said and done.

Also I should point out that while I`ve tried to keep to the nominations put forward, the Academy..., (ok.., me), have had to jiggle a few things around which means that some categories are not present this year and other have been amalgamated.

Also be aware that some, in fact most, polls have a multi vote put in place depending on how many nominees there are.

I am very aware that I probably need to over haul the whole categories system and I`ll be working on that after this years awards.

Finally good luck to all those entered and I hope you enjoy the final show which is TBA.

Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Bungle on February 01, 2015, 12:02:21 pm
Almost an hour to go. Is it to early to put on my evening gown. Hire shop was all out of tuxedos so a full length sequined number (off the shoulder and split to the thigh).

What is it with women ? The wife keeps looking at me strangely.....

 :blink:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: su27rules on February 01, 2015, 01:54:50 pm
Yes vote time it is!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: tc2324 on February 01, 2015, 02:34:34 pm
.... and so endeth the poll listings for another year.

I know that some of the polls are very long, (no giggling at the back....), and as I mentioned previously I will be looking at ways to improve some areas.

Right..., I`m off to the doctors to get this RSI sorted out........  :cheers:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Bungle on February 01, 2015, 03:13:30 pm
I think a big thumbs up is due here ...

  :thumbsup:

A lot of hard work has gone in to this a big thanks to you all.

Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 01, 2015, 03:25:13 pm
Jeepers, did we all build THAT many models last year?  :o :o :o

My fingers have worn out doing all the ticks by now, but it was very enjoyable.

Superb job TC2324, very well presented and arranged.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: tc2324 on February 01, 2015, 03:32:09 pm
Thank you chaps and I forgot to mention that the polls are running for two weeks and then the Awards Show will take place around the time of the Oscars so that you need not keep having to get the Tux out too often...  ;D
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: su27rules on February 02, 2015, 12:07:45 am
........ and then the Awards Show will take place around the time of the Oscars so that you need not keep having to get the Tux out too often...  ;D


 ;D ;D ;D ;D :mellow: :lol:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: zenrat on February 02, 2015, 12:48:53 am
I think a big thumbs up is due here ...

The split skirt should make that easier...
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Bungle on February 02, 2015, 01:06:42 am
I think a big thumbs up is due here ...

The split skirt should make that easier...

Oh you are naughty.

Suppose I'd better get changed now, not practical to drive to work in.
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: NARSES2 on February 02, 2015, 07:35:12 am
Tremendous effort Mr TC, thank you very much  :bow: :bow:

Difficult choices but they are made  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Logan Hartke on February 02, 2015, 08:22:45 am
Great job, TC! That's a lot of work and much appreciated!

Thanks,

Logan
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 02, 2015, 08:53:29 am
Wow, LOTS of stuff! Thanks a lot, too, for compiling it all and presenting it for voting. Highly appreciated!  :bow:

Gotta vote soon...!
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: sandiego89 on February 02, 2015, 09:52:52 am
TC, thank you so much for putting this on!  I think it is a great way to gather motivation and recognize some great work.

A couple of observations for future consideration.

I found the profiles category tough for me to judge (I'm a plastic and putty guy, but apprectiate the work that goes into computer drawings). Many profilers have dozens of entries.  Some are repaints, some are full up WHIF's, some likely take much more time than others to do, some may use a flight sim app, others perhaps not.  Perhaps a few more categories (alternate markings, prop, jet, civil, ?)

Perhaps consider a "silly" category.  We had some great builds and paint jobs in many categories, but were obviously in the funny, tounge-in-cheek, category. Think they should be separate, as to be recognized on their own merit, and not in the same category as more realistic, plausible WHIFs.  Not sure where the group opinion would lie on this.     

Please not a criticism of the builders, nominators or "the Academy", just some thoughts. Great job!     
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: perttime on February 03, 2015, 08:30:38 am
Voted!

There's lots of categories, as is, and some didn't have all that many nominees. That includes the drawings category where I increased the number by nominating myself...
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: tc2324 on February 03, 2015, 12:19:21 pm
Guys, first thank you for your comments.

It`s always a pleasure to organise this as a bit of fun for the end of the previous year and as mentioned before, to recognise the efforts put in by members.

Secondly, the academy is always happy for feedback to be made and suggestions put forward.  :thumbsup:

I will at a later date respond to the questions and comments put forward so far.

Now getting back to the main reason for this post....,

The polls will be closed at approx 9pm GMT on Saturday 15th February with the Awards show set for the following Saturday, (21st), one day before that `other` rather less prestigious academy show goes on air.

Make sure you get all your votes in by the allotted time.

 :cheers:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: zenrat on February 04, 2015, 02:59:07 am
Done.
Thanks for doing the work.
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: bearmatt on February 04, 2015, 03:01:44 am
Voted!

Thx TC... tons of work

And, IMHO, there are several modeler who'd deserve the TOP GUN Whiffie....  :bow:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Old Wombat on February 04, 2015, 04:47:28 pm
Voted! :thumbsup:

Some very difficult categories to have to make a choice in this year. :blink:

For me the most difficult was "Tracked Armour"; one build a little south of six very close contenders for top spot & I was only allowed to choose two! :banghead:

Thanks for all your effort, tc! Well done! :bow:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 05, 2015, 12:58:21 am
Voted, too! Again, thanks a lot for organizing this!  :bow:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: su27rules on February 05, 2015, 02:03:05 pm
Voted too!!
Some very difficult categories to make a choice , tnx for all your effort "tc".
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Rheged on February 06, 2015, 02:23:53 pm
Voted, too! Again, thanks a lot for organizing this!  :bow:

Voted.....and we all thank you for your work.
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: kitbasher on February 08, 2015, 10:36:51 am
Voted.

And wow that must have taken a few night's preparation of the categories - well done TC :bow:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: tc2324 on February 08, 2015, 12:13:00 pm
Cheers guys.  :thumbsup:

Voted.

And wow that must have taken a few night's preparation of the categories - well done TC :bow:

Just a few...  ;D

All in, I think I`m at the 6 hour mark so far and after sorting out the results and preparing for the results show, I think it will easily hit 7.  :blink:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: tc2324 on February 11, 2015, 03:11:28 pm
Just a reminder that there`s only a few days left to vote before the polls close.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: trickyrich on February 12, 2015, 05:35:59 am
WOW what a truly amazing selection of work!!!

I'm just amazed at the number and range of builds presented here, plus the quality is just outstanding!  :bow:

I feel very humble to have had my beasty included with these awesome builds.

Now if I could just build a fraction of all the ideas I've picked up from other members builds......... ;D
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Old Wombat on February 12, 2015, 04:33:46 pm
Now if I could just build a fraction of all the ideas I've picked up from other members builds......... ;D

That is a common problem, my friend! ;D

Too many spin-offs! Not enough years! :banghead:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 13, 2015, 01:34:41 am
Just a reminder that there`s only a few days left to vote before the polls close.  :thumbsup:

Go! Go! Go!  :party:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Modelling_Mushi on February 13, 2015, 04:14:00 am
Have voted, TC my thanks too for all the effort that you've put in.
Mt flabber is gasted at the quality and imagination here.
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: tc2324 on February 13, 2015, 08:54:59 am
Thanks Mushi   :cheers:

There are just over 24 hours left before the polls close so get them in while you can chaps and chapesses...  :party:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 14, 2015, 04:11:04 am
Please vote!

It's an honor and privilege to take part in the poll - and also to show respect for the Academy who gets all of this going!  :cheers:  :bow:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: tc2324 on February 14, 2015, 01:53:20 pm
Ladies and gentleman...., the Whiffie Awards 2015 polls are now closed.

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to cast their vote. The Academy could not do their job without you. :bow:

The results have now been whisked away to a secure location and the winners will be revealed next Saturday evening during the official 2015 Awards Show.

I can reveal that there were a few close results. Others not so much. But everyone nominated got a vote for their efforts which is a very good thing, bar one member, which I`m more than happy to name and shame.

Yes, that`s right tc2324, the Academy is talking to you. Your 74 Sqn Sepecat Jaguar was obviously far too real world for our liking. Shame on you....., I mean me......., er........, now I`m confused and feeling slightly schizophrenic....  :wacko:   

Tune in next week folks.
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: sandiego89 on February 14, 2015, 02:01:13 pm
Ladies and gentleman...., the Whiffie Awards 2015 polls are now closed.

Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to cast their vote. The Academy could not do their job without you. :bow:

The results have now been whisked away to a secure location and the winners will be revealed next Saturday evening during the official 2015 Awards Show.

I can reveal that there were a few close results. Others not so much. But everyone nominated got a vote for their efforts which is a very good thing, bar one member, which I`m more than happy to name and shame.

Yes, that`s right tc2324, the Academy is talking to you. Your 74 Sqn Sepecat Jaguar was obviously far too real world for our liking. Shame on you....., I mean me......., er........, now I`m confused and feeling slightly schizophrenic....  :wacko:   

Tune in next week folks.

Thank you tc2324! 
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: philp on February 14, 2015, 06:31:02 pm
See what happens when I don't come into the forum too often, I missed the vote.  :banghead:

Thanks again for continuing to run this TC.  It is great to see my crazy thought continue on.

Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 15, 2015, 12:10:47 am
Thanks a lot! Now waiting for the results... err, the Great Ceremony!

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Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: PR19_Kit on February 15, 2015, 04:35:21 am
Shame on you....., I mean me......., er........, now I`m confused and feeling slightly schizophrenic....  :wacko:
 


Don't worry about it too much, you ALWAYS have a friend handy when you're schizophrenic!  ;D :lol:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: tc2324 on February 20, 2015, 12:08:16 pm
Ok folks, just a quick reminder that the 2015 Whiffie Awards Show is on schedule with 24 hours to go.

See you then.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2015 Whiffies Are (nearly) Here
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 21, 2015, 01:38:07 am
(http://www.nail-biting.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/nail-biting-disease.jpg)

Who needs an Oscar when the REALLY IMPORTANT awards are presented to the world?  :thumbsup: