Post by Jeff the 57th on May 10, 2015 12:42:50 GMT -5
Hi all. Pretty simple proposal here.
The Beer Money Build.
Budget is $30 USD or about what a decent 24 of beer cost.
Shipping costs, beer and paint are excluded from budget costs.
Any scale, subject or era.
Aftermarket is fine just assign a fair value. ie use 4 or 5 resin bits from left over sets, maybe say they're worth 2-3 bucks total.
Scratchbuilding is encouraged (and awesome)
Stuff from the stash? Assign a fair starting value (what you could get for it at a show or eBay)
Build logs should be started with a pic of the box contents next to your favourite beverage.
I think it might be a fun simply because it covers a pretty big scope of modelling interest, but also modelling skill levels. A beginner modeller might bang out a small OOB Tamiya gem like a Jeep or Kubel, while an advanced modeller might correct a kit from the Carter administration they snagged at a show for $15 and $6 worth of styrene scratchbuilding.
Never made a build log proposal before so not sure if any other info is needed, so hopefully that's enough.
Post by Jeff the 57th on May 11, 2015 15:08:15 GMT -5
I don't see why not. Last diorama base I made was, dollar store frame, old yard sale sign, blue foam, dirt and das clay. I think if I cost averaged (I used maybe 5% of a $5 bag of clay, so that's about a quarter) what the individual parts costs to do that it'd be less then 3 dollar. You could go nuts on with an alpine figure and probably still come under $30 all in.
As I'm currently in one group build/ contest for me it would be the best if this one would start in the second part of June or at the beginning of July. Lasting for about 3 months would be good But that's just me
Post by kaytermarram on May 12, 2015 12:09:57 GMT -5
Letz see if I have got it all right: There is a money limit for the kit exclueding extras, like PE Parts or stuff like that. What about sculpting compound or colour, brushes? B. E. Oh heck, I need an airbrush for this build, no problem?
And must it be a kit? Or could I buy Magic Sculpt for around $ 30 and sculpt something?
Post by Jeff the 57th on May 12, 2015 13:48:34 GMT -5
@ Billiejean - I'm feeling the same way about my recent builds. I've added a couple new shelf queens the past couple months because they got too involved and began to feel like a chore and not a hobby. But in answer to your other question I want this to be for fun and not get into auditing invoices for peoples builds. I think part of the fun will be to challenge ourselves to come under budget. If you say you got them for $5, you got them for $5 that's believable. If nothing else maybe watching people come up with "creative" accounting during the builds might be fun to watch.
@kay - The kit and aftermarket would fall into the $30 budget. Airbrush, sculpting tools, glue, paint are all budget exempt because I think factoring in the cost of the tools we use to build would limit us from building anything besides paper airplanes. Part two of your question, no kit, no problem. If someone sculpts something out of a few bucks on magic sculpt, or scratches something out sheet styrene for next to nothing that's approved and thoroughly encouraged. I love seeing builds like that.
So how many people do we need to get involved to have a build group approved?
Post by billiejean on May 13, 2015 11:46:58 GMT -5
LOL.. This build will actually fall under my Idea for GB also.. Having to use some of the worst kits made, as at $30 won't be using a Tacsa or Tristar.. I'm thinking it's time to dig through the Alan and ICM kits.
Something without Tracks.. Tracks will put me over budget.
Just having fun here..Kinda looking forward to this one. As the OPBO is kicking my a$$ but we have till Dec to finish that one so a break won't hurt.
I'll actually use this one as Dual Group Build as on another FB group there are looking at doing a D-Day build so now you got me thinking.. It may be time to break out that Trumpeter K-18. I'll have to check, I know it was an Ebay find, YES...Just checked my Purchase History. $25.. Doing the Happy Dance. I know... I'm a dork..
Last Edit: May 13, 2015 11:58:52 GMT -5 by billiejean
Post by Jeff the 57th on May 15, 2015 15:17:18 GMT -5
Sorry I've been away. Swamped a bit with work.
Looks like we have 4 definite participants, and a couple soft yeses. Is there a minimum for a group build?
Time frame. Biskup recommended a 3 month window which I'm ok with if the group is. How does July 1st to 1st of October sound?
That gives everyone about 6 weeks to brainstorm and prepare. Ulterior motive I'd like to get the group build wrapped up before November as my wife and I are expecting our 2nd kid around then and if the 1st one taught me anything (besides you can still love someone who throws up on you) it's that hobbies halt for about 6 months after the birth.
Sounds Good to me.. But I may be a little early as I was going to try to do this as 2fer1. But the other build is a 30day build and I think it's going to start June 6th as its a D-Day build. But.. it'snot like I have a shortage of kits to build anyway.
Post by kaytermarram on May 16, 2015 8:07:04 GMT -5
Cool of cause! I have ordered two Stalker figures from ant for around Euro 15 each. Means, i will use one of them and have already an idea for a rotten base, which will be, would I buy all the parts, cost no more than Euro 10. And I have all parts and stuff in stash so I do not need to spend money. Just to be correct! Time frame fits so I am in, too!