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GROUP BUILDS => 2019 One Week Build => Topic started by: kitbasher on June 18, 2019, 07:08:10 am

Title: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: kitbasher on June 18, 2019, 07:08:10 am
Links as follows:
TallEng's DH 88 Comet CC.1: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg846879#msg846879
Gondor's Tornscala: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg846994#msg846994
Dizzyfugu's Bunyip IIb: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg847072#msg847072
sandiego89's Bearcat on floats: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg847078#msg847078
TheChronicOne's Luftwaffe Bede BD-5: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg847122#msg847122
zenrat's T-80 AEV PDRV Republican Guard: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg847143#msg847143
NARSES2's B&V Ae 607: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg847192#msg847192
TomZ's KLu Valkyrie: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg847219#msg847219
Weaver's Alvis Stalwart Space 2099 Lunar Rover: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg847234#msg847234
Bungle's Basset Beagle Bungle: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg847247#msg847247
Bungle's Diamond Da-42 Dominator: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg847248#msg847248
Tophe's BD-5 family drawings: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg847250#msg847250
Ed S's Luftwaffe A-4 Skyhawk: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg847255#msg847255
CANSO's Antigravity hovercraft L.A.R.C. ZZ a.k.a. ZeeZee: https://www.whatifmodellers.com/index.php?topic=46547.msg847283#msg847283

Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: NARSES2 on June 18, 2019, 07:19:47 am
Jeepers that was tough  :banghead:

Well done to all
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 18, 2019, 09:35:14 am
Yeah, it really needed 8 or 10 votes!  :o
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Old Wombat on June 18, 2019, 10:45:37 am
Yeah, it really needed 8 or 10 votes!  :o

Says he who only gave ONE vote for the Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB poll! Karma, I call it! :wacko:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: JayBee on June 18, 2019, 11:16:28 am
Why can we not see how the voting is going like in other votes?
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: kitbasher on June 18, 2019, 11:29:46 am
Yeah, it really needed 8 or 10 votes!  :o

Says he who only gave ONE vote for the Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB poll! Karma, I call it! :wacko:

Ha ha ha!
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: kitbasher on June 18, 2019, 11:31:40 am
Why can we not see how the voting is going like in other votes?

Because I’m a control freak fascist!
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 18, 2019, 11:54:54 am
Yeah, it really needed 8 or 10 votes!  :o

Says he who only gave ONE vote for the Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB poll! Karma, I call it! :wacko:


But you're the one who called me a sadist..............  ;D ;) :wacko:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: JayBee on June 18, 2019, 02:12:56 pm
Why can we not see how the voting is going like in other votes?

Because I’m a control freak fascist!

Thank you young David, but we already knew that from the fact that you have already deserted the true work place and moved into the temple of darkness.  :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Old Wombat on June 18, 2019, 08:25:39 pm
Yeah, it really needed 8 or 10 votes!  :o

Says he who only gave ONE vote for the Flying Machines of Unconventional Means GB poll! Karma, I call it! :wacko:


But you're the one who called me a sadist..............  ;D ;) :wacko:

So, you're obviously not a masochist. It's still karma! :wacko:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 19, 2019, 12:14:39 am
Tough choice, many creative ideas. Looking forward to the results - and thanks a lot for setting this here up!  ;D
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: kitbasher on June 19, 2019, 03:56:22 am
Why can we not see how the voting is going like in other votes?

Because I’m a control freak fascist!

Thank you young David, but we already knew that from the fact that you have already deserted the true work place and moved into the temple of darkness.  :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:

In all seriousness, Jim, I took a conscious decision to keep voting progress 'offline' (for want of a better word) partly due to personal preference but also with the perennial voting practice debate in mind.  Said debate swings from those who want to see how voting progresses to those who don't - the latter often coming from a position that sight of the vote progression may sway voting (e.g. backing the leader or consciously voting against the leader).  My own view is that a 'secret' ballot' is more interesting and hopefully encourages more voter participation. 

As it stands there's been a great response in the first 24 hours of voting, I hope the momentum can be sustained for at least a few more days.  Another 10 voters and we'll have surpassed the size of the 2016 'electorate', which as far as I can see is the 1WGB record.
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: zenrat on June 19, 2019, 04:30:48 am
Maybe we should consider compulsory voting with fines being issued for those who don't?

Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: kitbasher on June 19, 2019, 04:54:17 am
Maybe we should consider compulsory voting with fines being issued for those who don't?

How very Oz of you to suggest that!
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: TomZ on June 19, 2019, 05:03:06 am
Maybe we should consider compulsory voting with fines being issued for those who don't?

Anyone who doesn't vote is obliged to build a Unicraft kit?

TomZ
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Weaver on June 19, 2019, 05:19:49 am
Nice turnout - well done folks.  :thumbsup:

There was one that HAD to be on my list (no, not mine  :rolleyes:), but picking the other one was tough.
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 19, 2019, 06:12:05 am
Maybe we should consider compulsory voting with fines being issued for those who don't?

Anyone who doesn't vote is obliged to build a Unicraft kit?

TomZ


Tophe would love that, he's done 3-4 of them this year already!  :o
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: NARSES2 on June 19, 2019, 06:34:19 am
In my role as Moderator I can see all  :angel:

One of the things I try to do when setting these GB's up is to give our volunteer moderators as much freedom as possible when it comes to organising things, including how the vote is presented. I normally keep out of things and just act as the back-up/sounding board. I just don't feel it's right to put people on a tight leash, so if you'd like to see the votes on a GB perhaps you should volunteer ?  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;)
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: TomZ on June 19, 2019, 07:18:31 am
Maybe we should consider compulsory voting with fines being issued for those who don't?
Anyone who doesn't vote is obliged to build a Unicraft kit?
TomZ
Tophe would love that, he's done 3-4 of them this year already!  :o

I've also built quite a few. The subjects are fascinating but it takes a good supply of liquid courage to start one....

TomZ
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: loupgarou on June 19, 2019, 11:13:50 am
This fast pace is killing me.
Only 2 days after the regular GB vote, this one , AND ALREADY the rules for the next GB. It's stressful! I'll have to step up my heart medications.
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 19, 2019, 11:37:36 am

 I'll have to step up my heart medications.


You can have some of mine, the doc took me off a chunk of them on Monday.  ;D
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: NARSES2 on June 20, 2019, 06:15:37 am
This fast pace is killing me.
Only 2 days after the regular GB vote, this one , AND ALREADY the rules for the next GB. It's stressful! I'll have to step up my heart medications.

Yes my apologies about that.

I'm hoping to get back to a more sensible pace next year. Afraid I let it go a bit and wanted to get it back on track

Chris
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: NARSES2 on June 20, 2019, 06:18:46 am
Maybe we should consider compulsory voting with fines being issued for those who don't?
Anyone who doesn't vote is obliged to build a Unicraft kit?
TomZ
Tophe would love that, he's done 3-4 of them this year already!  :o

I've also built quite a few. The subjects are fascinating but it takes a good supply of liquid courage to start one....

TomZ

Yup I love Igor's subjects and if I'm in the right mood can actually enjoy the builds. The problem is that the mood doesn't strike that often

I'm told his masters are excellent ? Just wish he'd outsource the production run, or maybe the fact that you have to fight the thing all the way and the finishing line is an achievement in itself is part of his selling point ?
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Old Wombat on June 20, 2019, 10:33:42 am
Not for me, it ain't! :rolleyes:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: kitbasher on June 21, 2019, 05:47:16 am
Tremendous support for the poll, thanks everyone.  Best 1 week GB vote turnout since 2015, and there's still time to vote.
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: kitbasher on June 24, 2019, 12:04:50 am
Just about 24 hours to go to the end of the vote, everyone.  The poll response has been excellent so far, but there is still time to take part!
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: kitbasher on June 24, 2019, 10:09:39 pm
9 hours left to vote, everyone.
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Captain Canada on June 25, 2019, 05:41:28 am
Toughest 1WGB vote ever ! Cheers guys.
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE! THE RESULT!!
Post by: kitbasher on June 25, 2019, 07:46:02 am
....and we’re done!

Congratulations to all who participated, once again how you do it in a week is beyond me.  Well done Weaver, who came top of the leader board, and to Dizzy who helped force the pace! 

Commiserations to those who couldn’t complete their builds by the deadline.  Stay with them and share pics if the finished products please.

Huge thanks to all who voted - your support is central to the success of any GB.

And finally thanks to you all for providing me with a modelling mojo kick in the pants!  The GB - especially the way the vote progressed - has got me fired up for the engines GB that starts in a week’s time.

Regards,

Dave
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 25, 2019, 07:56:06 am
The Lunar Rover joins the Track Rover in the list of Weaver's all time greats. Nice one H.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 25, 2019, 08:30:29 am
Congratulations, a worthy and charming winner!  :thumbsup:

And, again, many thanks for setting this all up!  :bow:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: CANSO on June 25, 2019, 11:53:08 am
CONGRATS TO THE WINNER!
AND WELL DONE EVERYBODY! :thumbsup:


Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: loupgarou on June 25, 2019, 12:48:32 pm
Congrats to thw winner and to all the participants.
And thanks to the mods for their untiring efforts taming that unruly bunch of modellers!  ;D
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Weaver on June 25, 2019, 01:58:19 pm
Gosh, thanks very much everybody - truly appreciated from this crowd! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Well done to everybody else who entered too - it was a particularly fine field.

I have the intention to put the Lunar Rover on a base at some point, but it's already made it's show debut at Coventry.



The Lunar Rover joins the Track Rover in the list of Weaver's all time greats. Nice one H.  :thumbsup:

The word 'Rover' is obviously the key thing here. Look forward to the Sail-Rover, Jet-Rover, Float-Rover, Heli-Rover and Warp-Rover in he future... :wacko:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: PR19_Kit on June 25, 2019, 02:51:41 pm

The Lunar Rover joins the Track Rover in the list of Weaver's all time greats. Nice one H.  :thumbsup:

The word 'Rover' is obviously the key thing here. Look forward to the Sail-Rover, Jet-Rover, Float-Rover, Heli-Rover and Warp-Rover in he future... :wacko:


You're ahead of me there H, I'd got as far as Sail-Rover and Heli-Rover in my head, but the rest have great potential too!  :thumbsup:

The trouble with Jet-Rover though is that Rover themselves did it maybe 4-5 times already.
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Weaver on June 25, 2019, 02:59:17 pm

The Lunar Rover joins the Track Rover in the list of Weaver's all time greats. Nice one H.  :thumbsup:

The word 'Rover' is obviously the key thing here. Look forward to the Sail-Rover, Jet-Rover, Float-Rover, Heli-Rover and Warp-Rover in he future... :wacko:


You're ahead of me there H, I'd got as far as Sail-Rover and Heli-Rover in my head, but the rest have great potential too!  :thumbsup:

The trouble with Jet-Rover though is that Rover themselves did it maybe 4-5 times already.

Maybe I should put the Lunar Rover on it's base with one wheel off and have an AA Series 1 rescuing it, just for balance with the TrackRover dio... :wacko:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: zenrat on June 26, 2019, 02:51:00 am
Well done H.

Hover-Rover?  Guaranteed to confuse those for whom English isn't their first tongue.

Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Weaver on June 26, 2019, 03:22:21 am
Well done H.

Hover-Rover?  Guaranteed to confuse those for whom English isn't their first tongue.

Been done for real, believe it or not  ;D:

(http://img.retro-rides.org/i/v/dieselweasel/2c961857a22a.jpg)

There's even an Eagle cutaway, so it must be true  ;) :

(http://img.retro-rides.org/i/v/dieselweasel/7d30a7717853.jpg)

Wonderfully 'period' Pathé News video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD3oUZkEnQQ


More info: https://www.worldhistory.biz/contemporary-history/72593-hover-rover.html
Pics from here: http://forum.retro-rides.org/thread/200243/hover-rover
Video from link here: http://funrover.com/history/5-bizarre-odd-land-rovers/


Of course, the fact that it's been done once doesn't mean it couldn't be done differently or better... :wacko:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Old Wombat on June 26, 2019, 03:23:05 am
Well done to both Weaver & Dizzy for the Gold & Silver! :thumbsup:

Two exceptional builds in a great line-up! :bow:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: NARSES2 on June 26, 2019, 07:22:57 am
Well done H and Dizzy and many thanks to Dave for moderating the GB  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: kitbasher on June 27, 2019, 01:03:25 pm
Well done H and Dizzy and many thanks to Dave for moderating the GB  :thumbsup:

Always a pleasure
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Weaver on June 27, 2019, 01:44:48 pm
Yes thanks Dave -- good job, well done.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: 2019 1 Week GB - THE VOTE!
Post by: Dizzyfugu on June 28, 2019, 01:08:55 am
Yes thanks Dave -- good job, well done.  :thumbsup:

Second that, thanks a lot!  :lol: