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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by Boba Nette, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Boba Nette

    Boba Nette New Member

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    CAPTURED!!!
    We've been kicking this idea around for a while now.It's time to have a go at it.
    The Specifics:
    1.Any scale.
    2.Any WWII vehicle.(Tracked,wheeled or anything in between).
    3.The vehicle must show obvious change of ownership.
    4.The vehicle must be theoretically possible.

    The focus on GBIV is creativity.Any thoughts?As of right now,I have no idea what I'm going to build.
    I would suggest a bit of a break before we officially begin.How does October 1st through December 1st sound?
     
  2. David.W

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    Far be it from me to have the final say, but could I just comment, that it is very difficult to vote for models that are built in different scales.
    It would be much fairer on the builders & judges if each group build specified one scale & one scale only.

    But what do the builders think?

    I would like to take part one day, but have no way of posting photos. Plus, my best model isn't a patch on any of the entries so far. But it looks like fun, and I might get to build something that I wouldn't normally consider building.
     
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    I think it's not unfair to allow builders to chose what scale they want, some people either prefer smaller scales or don't have the time, space or money to devote to a larger scale project. I'm hoping to enter this time, not with any illusions of winning, just to participate, but if it were stipulated that it had to be, say 1/35 I'd have to think a bit harder about those three considerations than if it were a case of picking up a cheapy 1/76 scale Revell or Airfix kit.

    One observation though:

    I think these possibly leave things a bit too ambiguous, what do you mean by any WWII vehicle? Does this include ships or planes or both? What do you mean by theoretically possible?
     
  4. Ricky

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    I know what you mean. I build smaller scale models and my camera does not take good pictures of small objects so I always get a low score :( (althought my SU-100 definately did deserve it :wink: ).

    However, making people build outside their normal scale is unfair, as they will not be producing their best possible model.

    In an ideal world we need enough contestants to have 2 contests, large & small scale! Until then, I'll just sit at home and brood on the dents to my pride... :grin:
     
  5. Boba Nette

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    Hey Simon.Any ground vehicle is what I meant.
    As far as theoretically possible......how to explain?
    As long as it is known that a vehicle was in use at a certain place and time,it is assumed it could have been captured even if no proof/pics exist.
    For example,an M3 Lee/Grant with Afrika Korps markings is possible while an M26 Pershing in such a guise isn't.
    To date,we've left the scale open so those who build in a particular scale only could participate.
    Also,I forgot to mention that aftermarket parts are allowed to help show the vehicle has been captured.Helmets,small arms,stowage,figures and decals to name a few.
    I like to think this could be a really fun build.We get to use our imagination a bit more than usual.Do whatever it takes to get the point across that the vehicle has definately been captured.
     
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    A few questions.

    Do the vehicles have to armed?

    Are Jeeps allowed?

    How about awarding a bonus if the builder can prove that a certain caprtured did exist? Maybe an extra vote or two at the end?

    Can we let the build period go to the end of November? We are going to be getting busier than normal at work.
     
  7. Christian Ankerstjerne

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    So that excludes my Wehrmacht Stegosaurus?
     
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    Chris.

    Only if it's not tracked, 1/2 tracked, (Sorry, .5 tracked) or wheeled! :wink: :)
     
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    That could be a future build idea!WWII themed weapons.I have a few ideas for that.
     
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    Hey JC.Any WWII vehicle is a go.Jeeps,carts,motorcycles...you name it.
    The build time is open.Whatever is most convenient for the majority of the builders.
     
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    Hey guys, I'm probably going to sit this one out - not least because my wife has decided she likes having the dining room table back!
     
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    Lack of table is no excuse. Use the floor! :p :D
     
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    C'mon!We're not even starting for at least six weeks!We're just talking shop now.
     
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    You can warm ST up for almost anything that has to do with modelling :D
    calm down ST, we're talking GB IV now! ;)

    haha! :grin: :grin:
    fair idea...

    but hey, captured tanks seems nice. I was thinking about making a captured panther, since there were so many of those in the Ardennes. But then, I've already made quite a few panthers in my life... :p
     
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    Think of all the stowage a Stegosaurus could carry!!!!!
    PP nailed it!I can get geeked up about almost anything where models are concerned.OK,back to GBIV.
     
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    We should do it in 15mm scale! :wink: :D
     
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    ooh man yes have you seen that post!? so small!
     
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    I already have 15mm models for wargaming. I wouldn't have to buy anything special. :wink:
     
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    What scale is 15mm equal too?
     

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