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GROUP BUILDS => "The Whiffies" => Topic started by: tc2324 on January 09, 2019, 01:48:28 pm

Title: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: tc2324 on January 09, 2019, 01:48:28 pm
Hi all,

Just to let you know that this years Awards show is penciled in for Sunday 24th February 2019.

More info soon.

The Academy
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Rheged on January 09, 2019, 02:27:59 pm
Thank you for this notification.  It allows time for me to have the tuxedo cleaned, brush down the pith helmet , reassemble the opera glasses and unblock the snorkel. All of these actions may be necessary after last years performance.
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 09, 2019, 04:03:13 pm
Can we bring dates?

How about figs?
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 09, 2019, 04:21:21 pm
And peanuts?
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Old Wombat on January 09, 2019, 05:58:31 pm
I believe popcorn is banned after zenrat's efforts last year? :unsure:

I'm not sure Captain Canada's pet moose is ever going to recover! :o
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: AeroplaneDriver on January 09, 2019, 08:16:11 pm
I believe popcorn is banned after zenrat's efforts last year? :unsure:

I'm not sure Captain Canada's pet moose is ever going to recover! :o

Is it a “pet” or a “companion animal”?   Just wondering. 
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: rickshaw on January 09, 2019, 09:03:01 pm
Time to get the kilt out agin!  Hoots, man!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: PR19_Kit on January 10, 2019, 02:15:05 am

Time to get the kilt out agin!  Hoots, man!   :thumbsup:


Are you bringing your bagpipes again Brian?
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: zenrat on January 10, 2019, 02:26:18 am
Look, if someone with as little impulse control as me has his drinks spiked before being tempted with an industrial sized microwave and a corn fed moose then the outcome is never going to be pretty.
Just make sure this year that Weaver and his home made mushroom brandy are not allowed anywhere near the punch bowl.

24th Feb is also Naked Sunday so i'll have to make a booking to get my leg hairs permed before the show.

Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Old Wombat on January 10, 2019, 07:41:21 am
I believe popcorn is banned after zenrat's efforts last year? :unsure:

I'm not sure Captain Canada's pet moose is ever going to recover! :o

Is it a “pet” or a “companion animal”?   Just wondering.

Now you mention it, it could be either ... or both. ;)
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: rickshaw on January 10, 2019, 03:03:16 pm

Time to get the kilt out agin!  Hoots, man!   :thumbsup:


Are you bringing your bagpipes again Brian?

Nah, nah, laddie.  Not since they introduced quarantine regulations for them.  They pined for me the last time I took them to the old country.   However yer must watch out for me Sporrans!  They're feral, Antipodean descendants of the Scottish variety and quite vicious if roused.  Being near to me cobblers, I have to watch out!
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: rickshaw on January 25, 2019, 10:32:31 pm
Oh deari, it appears my discussing my Antipodean Sporrans has stunned my fellow whiffers!   :wacko:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Rheged on January 26, 2019, 12:09:47 am
Oh deari, it appears my discussing my Antipodean Sporrans has stunned my fellow whiffers!   :wacko:

I'm sure that  "...wee, sleekit, cowran timorous beasties..." will be acceptable if kept under close control.     


 Given that it was the celebratory night of one of Scotland's great poets last night, I wonder how many inebriate verse declaiming Caledonians will have been led away by the blokes in white coats to the SERIOUS BURNS UNIT.


(Sorry about that, I'll awa' and dree ma ain weird  somewhere else)
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: tigercat on January 26, 2019, 01:33:34 am
I think thats so terrible it  goes full circle and becomes good.
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: tc2324 on January 26, 2019, 12:33:05 pm
Hi all,

Apologies for the delay in getting back to you with an update/timetable of events, my time has been taken up with working on my 1/1 scale F-4J Phantom project, but thats another story!  :wacko:

So here`s the run down,

Polls will be up and running on Sunday 3rd February from approx 10pm GMT.

They will then be closed on Sunday 17th February at approx 10pm GMT.

The Awards show will then take place on Sunday 24th February at approx 9pm GMT just before that cheap knock off Oscars event starts.

Any questions, let me know.


Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: rickshaw on January 26, 2019, 02:30:15 pm
Oh deari, it appears my discussing my Antipodean Sporrans has stunned my fellow whiffers!   :wacko:

I'm sure that  "...wee, sleekit, cowran timorous beasties..." will be acceptable if kept under close control.     


 Given that it was the celebratory night of one of Scotland's great poets last night, I wonder how many inebriate verse declaiming Caledonians will have been led away by the blokes in white coats to the SERIOUS BURNS UNIT.


(Sorry about that, I'll awa' and dree ma ain weird  somewhere else)

How can they be serious if they are inebriated?   I thought serious Burns were only allowed to utter their verse while sober?    ;)
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: NARSES2 on January 27, 2019, 05:52:15 am

Polls will be up and running on Sunday 3rd February from approx 10pm GMT.

They will then be closed on Sunday 17th February at approx 10pm GMT.

The Awards show will then take place on Sunday 24th February at approx 9pm GMT just before that cheap knock off Oscars event starts.

Any questions, let me know.


Cheers mate  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: tigercat on January 27, 2019, 06:42:26 am
Will the Mongolian nose flute orchestra be performing again this year ?
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Rheged on January 27, 2019, 07:09:17 am
Will the Mongolian nose flute orchestra be performing again this year ?

If they do, I can bring along a couple of spare pairs of ear defenders.

Will the "Whistling White  Wheelbarrows" A W  Argosy aerobatic squad be appearing again?
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: rickshaw on January 31, 2019, 03:21:11 pm
Will the Mongolian nose flute orchestra be performing again this year ?

If they do, I can bring along a couple of spare pairs of ear defenders.

Please!  They were rather deafening last year!

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Will the "Whistling White  Wheelbarrows" A W  Argosy aerobatic squad be appearing again?

No, no, we have somethin' betterrrr this year!  We have direct from downunder, the Roulettes with their world famous rolling wheel display spun in their PC-9s!  They are a delight to the eye and the ear, albeit it a bit expensive on the pocket!   :thumbsup:

Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: tc2324 on February 03, 2019, 11:44:09 pm
Hi all,

Due to the tech issues yesterday  :banghead:  the polls will be posted tonight and will be ready by 10pm GMT.

We will lose a day of voting and the closing schedule remains the same.

Now then....., who put PwC in charge of our server yesterday??  :rolleyes:

The Academy
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: NARSES2 on February 04, 2019, 06:08:10 am
Ooooh better sharpen my mouse  ;D

Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: tc2324 on February 04, 2019, 01:56:16 pm
All polls are now posted,

RSI is painful,

The Academy and a certain Mr J Daniels are retiring to the lounge.

 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: kitbasher on February 04, 2019, 01:59:32 pm
well done sir.

Voted and there's a PM from me to tc2324.
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Rheged on February 04, 2019, 02:33:22 pm
Your meeting with Mr J Daniels is well deserved. An award for "Selfless Service to Whiffery" could be in the offing!
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Old Wombat on February 04, 2019, 07:22:00 pm
That, my friends, was NOT easy! :blink:


Congratulations to everyone who was nominated, you're all winners. Unfortunately, to paraphrase Mr. G. Orwell; everyone of you is a winner but some are (going to be) more winner than others.


Thanks, tc, for hosting another great Awards Show! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 05, 2019, 05:59:59 am
Thanks a lot for the annual curation and setup. Now let the voting and the headaches begin...
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: NARSES2 on February 05, 2019, 06:07:55 am
Well done sir  :bow:

I'll be sitting down and voting over the next couple of days  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: perttime on February 05, 2019, 11:02:40 am
Quite a selection!
I turned voting into a sprint, on the theory that people form their impressions and opinions in the first few seconds, anyway.

I'm sure I cast one too few vote in some category. Let's be careful out there: make sure you don't miss anything.
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Steel Penguin on February 06, 2019, 12:34:43 am
a big thank you to TC for sorting everything  :thumbsup:

and Gents I do believe, it was harder to pick favourites this year, due to the fact that everything was just that good   ;D :banghead:


Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Dizzyfugu on February 06, 2019, 01:13:54 am
I turned voting into a sprint, on the theory that people form their impressions and opinions in the first few seconds, anyway.

Similar tactic here. So many good works and ideas to choose from, so I let my first impression rule. Once you start thinking/evaluating, it becomes a downward spiral... :banghead:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Old Wombat on February 07, 2019, 06:12:47 pm
If you haven't done so ... VOTE NOW!
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: CammNut on February 10, 2019, 05:47:34 pm
I have, I have!
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: tc2324 on February 16, 2019, 09:00:37 am
Just over 24 hours left to cast your votes  :thumbsup:

The polls will be closed at approx 10pm tomorrow.
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Doug K on February 17, 2019, 01:40:37 am
I turned voting into a sprint, on the theory that people form their impressions and opinions in the first few seconds, anyway.

Similar tactic here. So many good works and ideas to choose from, so I let my first impression rule. Once you start thinking/evaluating, it becomes a downward spiral... :banghead:


Yep, it's the only way to do it!!
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: tc2324 on February 17, 2019, 02:08:06 pm
Ok all, I`m about to start shutting down the polls.

Watch this space for Award Show details.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: rickshaw on February 17, 2019, 02:31:14 pm
I and my Sporrans await with keen anticipation the 2019 Awards Show!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 17, 2019, 07:35:39 pm
Whiffie show is one thing I look forward to every year!!
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Old Wombat on February 17, 2019, 08:49:39 pm
Tux!! Tux!? Tux?? .... Oh, bugger! I forgot the tux! :o
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: rickshaw on February 18, 2019, 12:49:02 am
I do hope you're not naked this year, Guy?   I do hope you're at least wearing the de rigueur Aussie uniform of a pair of Bludstones, a singlet and a pair o' shorts?  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: zenrat on February 18, 2019, 01:49:23 am
I do hope you're not naked this year, Guy?   I do hope you're at least wearing the de rigueur Aussie uniform of a pair of Bludstones, a singlet and a pair o' shorts?  :thumbsup:

Blunnies?  Nah mate.  This is definitely an occasion for the dress thongs.
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Old Wombat on February 18, 2019, 01:55:12 am
That I can do! Tatty Bond's blue wife-beater, shorts (I think I have a pair of old Stubbies, somewhere), have boots, but not Blundstones - may have to substitute Darwin safety boots - & leather hat.

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(https://www.target.com.au/medias/static_content/product/images/large/98/65/A349865.jpg)
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Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: rickshaw on February 18, 2019, 04:59:41 am
Now we're gettin' wit' the spirit lads!  I look forward to seeing your ensemble.  Don't worry, the Sporrans won't run up your shorts' leg!  I have them well trained!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: TheChronicOne on February 18, 2019, 08:51:45 am
I slob it up. I wait til evening at which point I'm either dressed down or completely in lounge wear then I swill beer and partake.  :wacko: ;D
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: NARSES2 on February 19, 2019, 07:31:12 am
That I can do! Tatty Bond's blue wife-beater, shorts (I think I have a pair of old Stubbies, somewhere), have boots, but not Blundstones - may have to substitute Darwin safety boots - & leather hat.


Good to see you are making an effort  ;D
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Nils on February 23, 2019, 01:10:48 pm
just one question, i dont have a tux and my wedding tux doesnt fit, are PJ's or underwear allowed or is there a dress code :D :blink:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: tc2324 on February 23, 2019, 01:14:58 pm
Defo a dress code of sorts.  :thumbsup:

Less than 24 hours folks.  ;D
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: Nils on August 27, 2019, 09:45:34 am
i know its a little late, but may i make a suggestion for a new category?

i wanted to see if there would be interest for a "Clunk Tribute"

for those who need clearance, Clunk is an character in the old "Dastardly and Muttley in Their Flying Machines" cartoons.
he would invent all kinds of crazy aircraft designs and contraptions to help the vulture squadron catch the pidgeon.

the award would be prensented to the modeler who came up with the craziest kitbash or design (for example, a flying doghouse, a jet powered bicycle, a submarine biplane,...)
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: JayBee on August 27, 2019, 02:06:14 pm
Maybe I am wrong but was "Clunk" not the nick-name for the Avro Canada CF-100.
If so why should it get a category all to itself in the Whiffies?

 :wacko:
Title: Re: The 2019 Whiffie Awards Show Chat
Post by: kerick on August 27, 2019, 08:34:06 pm
I read a suggestion once quite some time ago that the Clunk should have been used as an attack/strike aircraft. If someone built a model of this it would qualify on both counts. Just trying to help......