Modeling is often a opportunity for people to explore the past; sometimes that past is more immediate. This group build is intended for people who have a personal connection with their subject matter. This might be a family member, close friend or your own experience. They (or you) could have a operated, maintained, built, designed, or have some sort of other direct experience with the build topic. In addition to this, the only other requirement is that you provide some of the story behind the link. This GB will run from August 2012 to April 2013.
I had an idea, lets see what you guys think. While bashing my head of the table while scratch building, it occured to me how much easier modeling used to be when we were kids, slapped some glue and paint on a kit, then proceeded to the back yard for combat. How about a group build to bring those memories back of why we got started in this great hobby, maybe your first kit period, or maybe a memorable build with dad. Dust off those old but classic kits, maybe the Monogram box scale Missouri that won countless battles in the bath tub, or like me a Gwillows P-40 that helped me learn that spinning in a rapid cirle with a belly full of PB&J and Vernors was a VERY bad idea. Maybe a Revell P-47 that let us know model airplanes can't "realy" fly (sorry dad), or the B-17 that carried out numerous succesful bombing runs on the dog. You can go ape s**t and use as much aftermarket or scratchbuilding as you want to make an oldie a gem, or just do a simple OOB to bring back fond memroies. Or you can go completely retro and use all the old techniques, such as a finely brush painted NMF The build can be anything from your past, planes, cars, ships, rockets, balsa, pinewood derby, maybe a science project volcano the list goes on. Let me know what you guys think! Thanks for looking.
January 1, 2013 July 1 2013. The National Reserves Group Build is to build a vehicle that served at any point in time with a reserve or auxiliary unit of any nation. We're talking anything from trainers to bombers to reconnaissance and from Hummers to helicopters
Mods: David N Lombard, xavi84 July 1st 2013 to January1st 2014 A celebration of all things Grumman. Aircraft, spacecraft, trucks, and boats. Must have been built, at least as a prototype, and must have carried the Grumman name. From the founding of Grumman Aircraft Engineering Company in 1929 up to the the acquisition of Grumman Corporation by Northrup in 1994.