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New GB Proposal: What Ifs, or: No role models!

"What If-Groupbuild" - Are you interested?  

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  1. 1. "What If-Groupbuild" - Are you interested?

    • Yeah, I have so many ideas of how to make a perfect kit into something the world has never seen before!
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    • What? What do I have all my sources and books for? No way I´ll do something "unrealistic"...
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I have to admit that I´m looking at the current GB-situation with some sort of disbelief and grief. We currently do have only two active GBs, and those are not thaaaat active as we all thought. ( I mean, a Top Gun-GB. TOP GUN! Are you guys listening to me?? TOP GUN!!!)

 

my idea is that we may need some sort of relaxation here. When I need some relaxed modelling - usually after I have done a couple of kits that required research, scratch-building and finally look like a certain original - I turn to some wild, no real-world oriented "what if".

 

Examples?

 

My "Killer Egg", an Alouette III with external weapon mounts for anti-tank-duties:

 

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My "moving bush", a Humvee with sepcial camo-netting:

 

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My OV-10G "Super Bronco":

 

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Just relax during the build, no need to check resources and books, just do what you´d ever wanted to do on a kit!

 

Legal for the "What If-GB" are:

- Anything without a real-world reference

- Anything that has never left the drawing board

- Anything that has only made it to prototype-status, but now built as "line aircraft", e.g. the two-seater A-10 - like this one...:

 

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Ok, are you guys creative enough for THIS GB? 😉

 

 

HAJO

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What-Ifs don’t interest me, so I’ll be passing on this one. 

 

Yes, I’m very surprised at the lack of participation and activity in the Topgun GB.

 

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I have an Idea that has been in my head for almost 20 years and this would be the excuse I need to find the motivation to move forward. 

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Yesssss  Time to let that imagination run free.

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Well, the Revell IS a easy GB. Not doing anywhere as much business as I thought it would. Sure I will vote yes. Why not , worth a shot.

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I do contemplate one but would need a bigger house to store it. So it is generally a yes but not now.

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Why not? Give it a try! So you can finally build a RAAF Tornado or a canadian Phantom (an I am sure Phantom will do! hehe), or whatever camo you like on your fave air force. Or create your own special anniversary scheme. What-if is a special side topic in our hobby but it has its place. I stick also to realistic aircrafts but should try something.

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11 hours ago, tobiK said:

 or a canadian Phantom (an I am sure Phantom will do! hehe), something.

 

 

 

Have think of something else, did that 3 times all ready!

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22 hours ago, tobiK said:

Why not? Give it a try! So you can finally build a RAAF Tornado or a canadian Phantom (an I am sure Phantom will do! hehe), or whatever camo you like on your fave air force. Or create your own special anniversary scheme. What-if is a special side topic in our hobby but it has its place. I stick also to realistic aircrafts but should try something.

 

More than a place, it has tradition. There have already been "What if" group builds here. But we haven't seen one in a while, so it would be good to have one again.

 

 

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Well, I don´t have the feeling this thing is flying very high... We´re barely off the ground with 10 votes....

 

 

HAJO

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12 hours ago, Hajo L. said:

Well, I don´t have the feeling this thing is flying very high... We´re barely off the ground with 10 votes....

 

 

HAJO

 

 

Yeah, thats been happening lately........I gave a yes vote BTW.

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I looked back at the thread from the summer time and we discussed the idea of a short lead time, and fewer votes needed to start. I still think we can reduce the number of votes to say 15 and have a good GB.  This one will have narrower appeal than something like the Revell GB, but I think those who are inclined to do Whiffers will be likely to participate and see the GB through.  Maybe it can be an Instant GB to start Jan 1

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7 hours ago, Kurt H. said:

I looked back at the thread from the summer time and we discussed the idea of a short lead time, and fewer votes needed to start. I still think we can reduce the number of votes to say 15 and have a good GB.  This one will have narrower appeal than something like the Revell GB, but I think those who are inclined to do Whiffers will be likely to participate and see the GB through.  Maybe it can be an Instant GB to start Jan 1

 

 

 

Sounds reasonable........Neo??????

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What-If GB? Hell yeah! :coolio:

In case you need a mod, I'd be willing to moderate this. Was a mod for the What If 2.0 GB a couple of years ago. Good times! :thumbsup:

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Moritz, take a guess why I bought that Alouette III from your stash... 😉

 

 

HAJO

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Think that larger more items included is the way to go with Group builds.

 

I would like to do some more Star Trek stuff. But if we add the Star Wars types.....then we might have something.

 

Then I got to thinking. As sci-fi is science FICTION, we could combine the sci-fi gb idea to the what -if GB idea all ready being posted.  THIS might have enough topics to make a reasonable GB.

 

I would co-mod with the author of the what if GB if he wants to.

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Hajo, I Pm'd you about this idea but your mail box appears full.

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Sorry, I´ll try to clean-up my PMs.

 

I have no problem extending the topic, we can also call up on all "Luftwaffe 46"-folks who may join.

 

 

HAJO

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That would sell, and get more interest I think. That's what we want. More participants.

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