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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2019, 03:14:49 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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Yes, Our Time Line.
I meant that any technology used should have actually existed between 1920 and 1938.
For example. Merlin - yes (1933).  Griffon - no (1939).


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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2019, 03:29:41 am »
Another idea.  Inspired by Tophe's F-14F SpareCat.

Parts Box GB.  Build something from spare parts.  50% by weight of the finished model must be from the parts box.  The rest can be scratchbuilt, aftermarket, kitbashed, found or whatever.  Almost impossible to police but I like to think we can all trust each other to be honest. 
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2019, 03:41:47 am »

Another idea.  Inspired by Tophe's F-14F SpareCat.

Parts Box GB.  Build something from spare parts.  50% by weight of the finished model must be from the parts box.  The rest can be scratchbuilt, aftermarket, kitbashed, found or whatever.  Almost impossible to police but I like to think we can all trust each other to be honest.


We did that at Trent Plastic Modellers in the 80s, and we made one model from EVERYone's  spares box.  :o

The result was an ENORMOUS (like 3.5 feet long! :o) purple spaceship, looking like a cross between a Star Wars Star Destroyer and the 2001 Discovery One, and we used it to hang our club sign on at shows.  ;D

You can get very creative with that sort of thing.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2019, 03:48:11 am »

Another idea.  Inspired by Tophe's F-14F SpareCat.

Parts Box GB.  Build something from spare parts.  50% by weight of the finished model must be from the parts box.  The rest can be scratchbuilt, aftermarket, kitbashed, found or whatever.  Almost impossible to police but I like to think we can all trust each other to be honest.


We did that at Trent Plastic Modellers in the 80s, and we made one model from EVERYone's  spares box.  :o

The result was an ENORMOUS (like 3.5 feet long! :o) purple spaceship, looking like a cross between a Star Wars Star Destroyer and the 2001 Discovery One, and we used it to hang our club sign on at shows.  ;D

You can get very creative with that sort of thing.  :thumbsup:

You could do a round-robin build like that, where each member adds, say, half-a-dozen spares box pieces each, and then posts it on the next member.
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2019, 04:13:26 am »

Another idea.  Inspired by Tophe's F-14F SpareCat.

Parts Box GB.  Build something from spare parts.  50% by weight of the finished model must be from the parts box.  The rest can be scratchbuilt, aftermarket, kitbashed, found or whatever.  Almost impossible to police but I like to think we can all trust each other to be honest.


We did that at Trent Plastic Modellers in the 80s, and we made one model from EVERYone's  spares box.  :o

The result was an ENORMOUS (like 3.5 feet long! :o) purple spaceship, looking like a cross between a Star Wars Star Destroyer and the 2001 Discovery One, and we used it to hang our club sign on at shows.  ;D

You can get very creative with that sort of thing.  :thumbsup:

You could do a round-robin build like that, where each member adds, say, half-a-dozen spares box pieces each, and then posts it on the next member.

Good idea, but how do we decide who has to do the PSR?
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2019, 04:38:36 am »
A few thoughts:

1. The Guvmint's Run Out of Money GB - ridiculously extended airframe lifetimes
2. The Noone Loves Monoplanes GB - monoplanes converted to biplanes, triplanes, sesqui-planes
3. The Asymmetrically Perfect GB - whatever it is (aircraft, vehicle, ship, space invader) there is no symmetry around any axis
4. The Edsel Memorial GB - glorious, ridiculous, ugly failures
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6. The Leonardo Da Vinci GB - all means of propulsion, flight or fighting are based on his ideas

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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2019, 04:57:46 am »

Another idea.  Inspired by Tophe's F-14F SpareCat.

Parts Box GB.  Build something from spare parts.  50% by weight of the finished model must be from the parts box.  The rest can be scratchbuilt, aftermarket, kitbashed, found or whatever.  Almost impossible to police but I like to think we can all trust each other to be honest.


We did that at Trent Plastic Modellers in the 80s, and we made one model from EVERYone's  spares box.  :o

The result was an ENORMOUS (like 3.5 feet long! :o) purple spaceship, looking like a cross between a Star Wars Star Destroyer and the 2001 Discovery One, and we used it to hang our club sign on at shows.  ;D

You can get very creative with that sort of thing.  :thumbsup:

We can just send all the parts to Dizzy and give him 48 hours to solve the case to build the model!

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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2019, 05:55:01 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)

Indeed. Apologies I should have posted it.

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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2019, 06:09:27 am »

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

Asiarama was back in 2013 and I have a memory of S America but a long time ago Nick.

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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2019, 07:00:48 am »
Wet Stuff GB.  Anything designed to operate on or in the water.  Carrier aircraft included.
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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2019, 07:06:25 am »
Wet Stuff GB.  Anything designed to operate on or in the water.  Carrier aircraft included.

Including wet t-shirt contests?  ;D
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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2019, 09:13:40 am »
Wet Stuff GB.  Anything designed to operate on or in the water.  Carrier aircraft included.

Including wet t-shirt contests?  ;D

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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2019, 09:34:52 am »
Europe PPLS 1936-43  - Projects, prototypes & limited series.Maybe all countries, maybe only some.

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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2019, 01:02:49 pm »
4. The Edsel Memorial GB - glorious, ridiculous, ugly failures

I do like the sound of this one. It might even combine with the Dick Dastardly/Wylie Coyote sort of vibe.
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Re: 2019/2020 GB Season suggestions.
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2019, 02:47:41 pm »
Another idea.  Inspired by Tophe's F-14F SpareCat.

Parts Box GB.  Build something from spare parts.  50% by weight of the finished model must be from the parts box.  The rest can be scratchbuilt, aftermarket, kitbashed, found or whatever.  Almost impossible to police but I like to think we can all trust each other to be honest.

IIRC some years ago we had a scrapyard GB that this suggestion reminds me of.  It's a good idea.

Also how about 'swords into ploughshares' (done in the past I think) ot 'ploughshares into swords'?  And the latter wouldn't just be a case of impressed civil stuff but civil stuff repurposed into a military role. 
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