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2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« on: April 01, 2019, 06:12:32 am »
Right it's that time of year again and I am asking for suggestions for subjects to be included in this year's Group Build Poll, which I will hold in May.

Any and all suggestions will  be included, although I may well combine similar ones to give them more of a chance. I did last year and one of my "combinations" is currently running  ;D

Please remember that for the first time this year GB subjects from the previous two seasons are excluded from the Poll. This is as per the members vote last year.

Anyway, thinking caps on lads and get suggesting.

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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2019, 07:48:33 am »
So, those not allowed this year are:

Sci Fi

Flying boat, seaplane and amphibian

Cold War

RAF 100

Racing

The V/STOL/Rotary Wing/Ornithopter/Ekranoplane/Ground Effect vehicles/Heli-planes (a.k.a. Flying Machines of Unconventional Means)
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2019, 08:00:25 am »
1) South East Asia (can be time/event-stamped, eg: 1918-1939, WW2, 1945-1975, Korean War, Vietnam War, etc., if preferred)

2) War in the Pacific (or just "The Pacific")

3) Former Republics of the Former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (or "Former Member States of the Warsaw Pact")

4) Singles Twinned & Twins Singled (twin-engined variants of single-engined aircraft or single-engined variants of twin-engined aircraft)

5) In the Navy (can be vehicles, boats, aircraft or figures as long as they're naval subjects)
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2019, 03:38:01 pm »
FIRSTS. The first of something in WHIF universe. First to the moon. First to the bottom of the sea. First to cross the Straits of Gibraltar.  You get the idea.
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2019, 08:01:08 pm »
Two nominations:

1. “Means of propulsion”. Submit a subject that has a significant change in the means or type of propulsion: piston to turbine, sail to steam, horse to horseless, rotor to fixed, piston to turboprop, gas to electric, coal to nuclear, jet to rocket,  etc.

Changes using variation of the same mode of power NOT allowed: bigger engines, turbo/supercharger, adding more of the same engine, booster jets etc. 

2. “Out of retirement”. Bring a museum piece or retired type back into service. Type should be recognized as being out of major service, but perhaps some allowance for nearly retired types such as a target tug reverted back to front line service.
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2019, 12:09:07 am »
D-Day

Start of WW2 - not 1939 but what if the Munich Agreement never happened.

American military aviation if the Empire Loyalists had won.

What if the jet engine hadn't been invented.

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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2019, 12:57:37 am »
It's recurring, but I'd suggest "Africa" as an alternative to Asia. An overlooked continent with many exotic options.

And something simple and abstract: "Red". That's pretty free for interpretation and can be anything from a standard vehicle in a whiffy red livery, fire engines, Ferrari whifs, mecha galore, figures, maybe something Soviet from the Cold War era, or other weird ideas in... red.  ;)

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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2019, 02:21:48 am »
The James Bond GB.

Make a what-if vehicle, building or gadget from a James Bond movie. It might be your alternative take on something from a real James Bond movie, or the movie itself might be the what-if, in which case you get to outline your own script, which might play it straight or be a parody.

The beauty of this is that, on the one hand, it has a sharp focus in order to concentrate minds and produce a coherent set of entries, but on the other hand, it's very inclusive of different modellers' preferences because it covers cars, planes, ships, spacecraft, buildings, and even 1/1 scale props, and can be entered by physical modellers, profilers and story writers.
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2019, 02:34:09 am »
I keep notes of potential GB subjects that occur to me throughout the year.

This year's list reads;

Stop That Pigeon GB - AKA Dastardly & Muttley in their flying machines GB.  Build something that would not look out of place in the cartoon - setting it in other wars is allowable.

Special Scheme GB.  The special schemes that never were (E.g. Luftwaffe BoB 75th anniversary Eurofighter) or RW special schemes transplanted to other aircraft (E.g. one of the more colourfull Japanese schemes on an RAF F-35) or a special scheme on something other than an aircraft (E.g. Agincourt commemorative scheme Centurion).

Armoured Vehicles GB.  Armoured cars, armoured trucks, armoured trains, armoured boats, armoured aircraft.  Take a vehicle and add armour.

Simply the best GB.  Build it and justify it  Biggest, fastest, highest, deepest, most expensive...

Purple GB.  Same concept as Dizz's Red idea.  Just with soundtrack by Prince.

Between the wars GB.  1920 to 1938.  Technology must fit with OTL.

Sports Team GB.  Paint something in the colours of your favourite team.

Latin/South America GB. 

Doctors and Nurses GB.  Ambulances, hospital ships, flying doctor...

Scaleorama GB.
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2019, 05:02:02 am »

Purple GB.  Same concept as Dizz's Red idea.  Just with soundtrack by Prince.


Hoots of laughter here in the FoD.  ;D ;D ;) ;)

A L'il Purple Corvette springs to mind.  ;)
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2019, 05:39:20 am »
I keep notes of potential GB subjects that occur to me throughout the year.

This year's list reads;

Stop That Pigeon GB - AKA Dastardly & Muttley in their flying machines GB.  Build something that would not look out of place in the cartoon - setting it in other wars is allowable.

You could combine that with Wacky Races to let the land vehicle modellers play too...
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2019, 05:51:05 am »
Oh what fertile minds you all have, we are up to 25 all ready.


Between the wars GB.  1920 to 1938.  Technology must fit with OTL.


Can I just be clear about what you mean by OTL Fred ?

I assume it's Our Time Line, but do you mean you can only use technology that was available during the period 1920-1938 ? Or do you mean using any technology that has been available to date ? I think I know which, but I'd like to be sure.

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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2019, 06:27:56 am »
I don't normally suggest anything for this on the grounds that I run the Poll, but this year as the idea I've had is so all encompassing I thought I would.

So - The build anything as long as it can't/doesn't/was never intended to fly GB
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2019, 07:12:13 am »
I don't normally suggest anything for this on the grounds that I run the Poll, but this year as the idea I've had is so all encompassing I thought I would.

So - The build anything as long as it can't/doesn't/was never intended to fly GB

I already have an idea for that!  ;D

I like the fixed colour idea, Red or Purple.

Africa or South America would be good. Latin America too, but haven't we done one of these recently?

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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2019, 01:40:23 pm »
I don't normally suggest anything for this on the grounds that I run the Poll, but this year as the idea I've had is so all encompassing I thought I would.

So - The build anything as long as it can't/doesn't/was never intended to fly GB

Ships then!  And to pre-empt the sm@r7@r5e5 no I don't mean airships.
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