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The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« on: October 12, 2020, 06:35:09 am »
Right here are the draft rules

1. Group Build runs from 00.01 Sunday 1st November 2020 to 24:00 Sunday  31st January 2021.

2. Your subject must be a captured example of whatever you are portraying, and this will clearly be most obvious from a change in markings. The only way your subject could remain in its original markings would be if you presented it in a small diorama with it surrounded by inquisitive captors. Whilst captured implies an armed conflict it might well be possible for you to work a scenario around a trade war, or another type of "Commercial Conflict" and if so then you are more than welcome to join in.

So conflict can be between countries or armed fractions, in any age and time (past and future).

Your subject can be of planes, boats, vehicles, etc in use or in prototype stage by one party in the conflict, and then captured and examined or used operational by the other side or sold on for third party use.

You can also portray a model of your subject after it’s been modified by its captors.

3)  You may build, draw or write as many entries as you like (good luck!).  The posting of in-progress pictures is encouraged as always.  Back stories - however long or short - win extra points.  Well OK they don't but they're always nice to see.

4)  "Preparation" work is allowed prior to the start of the GB - this includes the cutting out and cleaning up of parts, even printing your own decals, but anything involving paint or glue is not allowed.

5)  Part-started models will be considered by the moderators. You should explain what you have done or post pics (even better) and they will decide, their decision being final - we are relying on the honour of our membership to uphold this rule.

6)  No rule 6 - is there ever a rule 6 ? It’s one rule or another so from now on it’s 6
 
7)  Moderators – TomZ and Hobbes so dank je gents.
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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 07:06:22 am »
Thanks for setting this up, and pre-thanks to the moderators.

Rules look good to me. I do like the captured theme over a routine alternate markings entry- makes you think a bit more for a suitable story.   

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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 07:54:28 am »
I might just have something that I can  build for  this that will  also  fit in with my current  build  theme.  Are defected aircraft  allowed  , or just  something that has been taken  under force
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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 08:39:00 am »
Defected aircraft are allowed, as long as it's visible somehow that the aircraft has defected.

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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 09:59:19 am »
the Germans had a specific camouflage for captured aircraft .I believe they had s yellow underside

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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 11:53:29 am »
Marvellous, I was thinking of  a defected  Soviet era aircraft and putting it in an RAF scheme and  markings.  Would that work?
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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 11:58:41 am »
Absolutely, go for it!

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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 08:55:52 pm »
In some states in the US police were allowed to use “captured” vehicles of drug dealers and such. This lead to some very expensive cars cruising the highway in police markings. Might this work?
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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 09:46:55 pm »
In some states in the US police were allowed to use “captured” vehicles of drug dealers and such. This lead to some very expensive cars cruising the highway in police markings. Might this work?

I LOVE this idea.  I remember back in the 80s stories of small US police departments operating impounded super cars, mostly as a publicity thing.  I hope this falls into the scope of this GB. 
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2020, 10:40:19 pm »
Yes, impounded vehicles are allowed.

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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2020, 12:12:22 am »
In some states in the US police were allowed to use “captured” vehicles of drug dealers and such. This lead to some very expensive cars cruising the highway in police markings. Might this work?

IIRC, the Mexican Police used or even still uses a "captured" Boeing 727 which was originally used in drug trafficking and confiscated...!



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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2020, 03:16:24 am »
What about subjects that were actually captured IRL.  I presume we can build them if we use a different paint job?

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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2020, 03:19:28 am »
What about subjects that were actually captured IRL.  I presume we can build them if we use a different paint job?

Yes that is no problem, but no real world examples. This is a whif forum after all  ;D

Leaves the question on who can prove that it didn't exist in that scheme IRL..........


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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2020, 09:45:54 pm »
If you take Cyprus as an example,  in the natural zone there are Avro Shackletons captured either by the Greeks or the Cypriots. Can this be included?

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Re: The Captured G.B. - The Rules
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2020, 10:28:12 pm »
See Tom's answer: you can use the general sceneario, but no real-world examples.