Ahoy mateys! I'm floating (pun intended) an idea for a possible GB and we're looking to gauge interest before Todd sets up a formal GB area to support it. The idea sprang up after Andy (deafpanzer), myself, and Wouter, started talking about doing a mini-group build with steel warships as the centerpiece. The GB idea would cast a wider net and include anything that floats and be open to anyone as a multi-genre GB. That means float planes, ships of any size/genre/era (including submarines), amphibious vehicles, etc. would be eligible to participate. If it floats, you can join!
The proposed GB would start April 15th to May 1st and have a 1-year time limit from the start of your build. If you're interested, make your mark and take the king's shilling! Oh and watch out for the press gangs roving the docks...
Wbill76 Encore Models 1/232 USS Olympia
Deafpanzer Dragon 1/350 USS The Sullivans
Wouter Tamiya 1/350 IJN Yamato
Mrt51 1/700 IJN Fuso
Dogfish7 Italeri 1/35 U-Boat Biber
Dupes 1/35 Italeri MAS 568
Martslay 1/350 Bismarck
Modelfreak72 Tamiya 1/350 Bismarck
Dierk Tamiya 1/35 Schwimmwagen
John Everett 1/35 Dunkirk Little Ship
Kaytermarram TBD 'Shark Alien'
Wingnut 1/350 German Z ship
martslay Verlinden 1/32 C.S.S. H. L. Hunley Confederate Mini-Submarine
Bish 1/72 Italeri Do-24
Last Edit: Apr 11, 2016 10:59:59 GMT -5 by wbill76
Good point Bruce, but the sub's got the means to return to the surface! It's kind of like the old saying that anything can fly...it's just a matter of for how long and what the landing is like. Love the choice of the Biber, got you added to the list!
Don't forget our own Pete 'modelfreak', he was in for the original idea as well I forgot which ship he was going to build but he will be here soon
Mine will be indeed Tamiya's Yamato new tooling sadly, I just couldn't let it be as is so when the Pontos Model full upgrade recently was released I had to get it... I'll need all support to be able to finish this no doubt
Post by deafpanzer on Mar 23, 2016 10:03:49 GMT -5
Thank you Bill for doing this!!!
Originally I planned to build USS Indianapolis loaded with PE for the mini-GB. Then I saw a destroyer kit at a model show and I had to GRAB it. Now I want to build it first because I haven't built a ship for more than 25 years I thought it would be wise for me to build a destroyer loaded with PE first before I dive into a bigger build cruiser USS Indianapolis.
Here's my destroyer... with a tip you might know what it is.
Why am I excited about this destroyer? It has been transformed into a floating museum in Buffalo where I grew up and I spent so many hours visiting the ship. My cousin had a wedding reception there too.
This is going to be fun!
Last Edit: Mar 23, 2016 10:05:38 GMT -5 by deafpanzer
Post by John Everett on Mar 25, 2016 0:45:36 GMT -5
Does it need to be a brand new build?
I've got this 1/35 shelf queen, ya see...
The evacuation of Dunkirk, "the miracle of deliverance" in May, 1940 has always been a fascinating topic for me. I want to build this model into one of "The Little Ships" which were able to reach the shallow water to evacuate French and English soldiers.
I bought this kit back in 1998 (yep, 18 years ago) and got as far as finishing the hull and one section of the superstructure. This was all done when a knew a lot about building RC airplanes from balsa, but not a damned thing about building scale models.
This is her box.
And this is her current, less than seaworthy, condition.
So, would this be acceptable?
If praise and ridicule did not exist, who would you be?