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Group Build III: The Overlord Build

Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by PanzerProfile, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. PanzerProfile

    PanzerProfile New Member

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    Hi all!

    To continue the GB III discussions in a seperate thread instead of the one on GB II's results, I invite you to show your ideas, suggestions etc. here.
    So far we've got:

    - GB III "Overlord Build" is going to be on the Normandy campaign. Only june 6th models are allowed, including tanks, td's and platformed halftracks, both axis and allied.
    - Discussion's still hot on allowing extra parts. So far some want to stick to the current rules, others want to allow it for this build.
    - The role of the Admin's team is also still undecided. Some want the team to judge the validity of the model, instead of the regular judging.
    - any scale will be accepted.
    - all models should come with some specification upon manufacturer, years of production, and technical details on the model at hand: max speed, weight etc.

    Just some ideas & facts. I'm really looking forward to starting this game! I think we should try to get as many people on board as we can on this one. Will be fun!
     
  2. Ricky

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    I'm looking forward to it - I'm all for adding extra parts, and I'd like to request that scratch-built parts be allowed too (I have an idea for my model already...)

    :cool:
     
  3. Ossian phpbb3

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    Might give it a go -- "some" free time next month.
    June 6th only (rules out many Panzers) or say June 6th to 30th?

    IMHO, scratch-build / aftermarket should be allowed but perhaps the judging can be weighted towards OOB builds?

    Tom
     
  4. Boba Nette

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    I'm itching to get building.Let's get the rules for the build and the start/end dates hammered out.I really need to build a quality kit after that shitbox ZIS-30 I've been messing with.I haven't picked up a hobby knife or tube of glue in about ten days.I need a fix. :D
     
  5. -DMPN- Founderer

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    def getting on board for this GB adventure. I have a tank in mind but I just wanted to know if it matters if 2 or more people are doing the same tank. Thx
     
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    It does not matter if more than one person enters the same thing. Your model gets judged on it's individual quality.

    When I propsed the Overlord build, I wanted the time frame represented to be from 6th June to 31st July, 1944. That will give us a few more AFVs to choose from while still remaining on topic.

    I also proposed that the time allowed for the build would be from 1st May to 30th June. That will give us 2 months to do all the research and build the kit. This also puts the end of the group build in the Normandy period.

    As for custom parts, I can see both sides of the issue. On one hand it will allow the builder to make a more realistic or specific vehicle but on the other hand, it makes the lesser experienced builders compete in a way that they are not suited for.
     
  7. Boba Nette

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    With the exception of photo-etched parts which can be seriously tedious,a lot of aftermarket parts are in a resin kit form.Instead of experience,this would only require a different type of glue.
     
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    I just thought of something.Didn't we discuss somewhere about going with the popular vote so the admin team could join the Group Builds?
     
  9. JCalhoun

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    I think so but somebody will still have to be the tie breaker vote.

    Oh yeah, no dioramas and such. Just submit the model itself.
     
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    So far 2 of the Admoin team do join in - and they haven't won yet...

    Thankfully, I think our judging has remained quite fair - although I at least tend to be ove-critical of my own model :p
     
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    Yes Ricky,you are definately overly critical of your work.
     
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    So are we allowing extra parts and scratch-built bits to customise our models?
     
  13. JCalhoun

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    That is up to the forum staff to decide.
     
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    Yup,what he said. :D
     
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    Anybody researching this build yet?It was kind of a pain at first,but the more I look into exactly who used what vehicles and when,the easier it gets.I've found a few options for Boba to sift through.
     
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    so what will be: extra parts, scratchbuild or oob?
    i'm thinking in building a pz IV H prolly 12th ss panzer division
     
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    ME262;
    I think that would be a cool choice. I hope you and other "rookies" will join us on this group build.
     
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    come on admin's, what will be?
    p.e parts?
    scratchbuild?
    resin?
     
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    or none of the above!!!, :D :D :D :D
    a plain OOB!!!!!
     
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    OOB will be easiest for everyone, but the Admin does award extra points for creativity and (literally) 'out of the box' additions to the model. I'd limit these to scratchbuilt parts though, just to make sure that winning the contest does not take financial sacrifices...

    However, it is ultimately up to PP, he's in charge here.
     

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