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Official: Home Improvement Campaign
ltb073
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 04:29 PM UTC
I have an unpainted completely built Tamiya Pz IV sitting on my workshop bench that I threw together when I first got back into the hobby
So yeah that difinetly needs a make over and bing I'm working on a Dragon version now I have new markings that I can add to it plus some storage and maybe a scratch jerry can holder
Namabiiru
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 01:08 PM UTC
Alex,
There's actually a What-If campaign recruiting right now that might be a better fit for what it sounds like you've got in mind, but in the name of inclusiveness, I don't have a problem with what-if's in this campaign, as long as you consider your project an improvement on what you had before. But it's really more oriented towards keeping with your original product and updating it.



Bluestab
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Posted: Monday, December 15, 2014 - 11:20 AM UTC
That's probably the easiest way to manage this... have everyone post a before picture and list what they plan on doing to it. If there's an issue it can be caught there.

Are what-if's allowed? I've got a few kits pending being re-purposed in to something else.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 11:27 AM UTC
Bob,
The idea I had in mind was more along the lines of someone, having learned some new techniques over the years, going back and applying them to an older model they had built before they had known about the technique (or maybe wasn't yet comfortable enough with it to try it out on a prized kit). However, I also thought that there might be someone who had found an AM update after the fact and thought, "Wow! I wish this had been available when I was building that kit." So in that regard I really didn't want to set a minimum standard, especially since I think many of the people potentially interested in this campaign would still be on the steep end of the learning curve (myself included).

On the other hand, I had not really thought about it being a full-blown kit bash, since the idea was give folks a reason to take something good and make it better--we just want to fix up the house, rather than tear it down to the foundation and build a new one. But I'm pretty flexible, and if there are folks that want to go all out, who am I to deny them? Desired outcome is for everyone to be proud of what they achieve, no matter how simple or complex. The more experienced modelers will certainly want to go for more, but some of the newer folks may not want to get too ambitious with something that is already on display. My thoughts, anyway...


Agree about doing before-and-after photos. I was thinking have everyone start with a description of the model they plan to use and what they plan to fix/modify on it (photo would be optional up front), and then at the end post before and after photos (easier to see the difference when both photos are in the same post).

Bluestab
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Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 09:32 AM UTC
Extreme Makeover: Modeling Edition.

I've been known to pull a kit off the shelf and redo it so I'd be up for it. What-if allowed?
panzerbob01
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Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 08:58 AM UTC
Marc;

Rebuilds, updates, and remodeling!

I LIKE the general idea, and have a couple of candidates on the shelves which might fit (and which certainly could use some updates! Serious updates, at that! ). And I suspect many of us out there would likewise have something that could benefit from some new love and TLC.

The "but" lies in defining what would be an appropriate remodel job to count for a campaign. Adding a couple new tools and a bit of new dirt might update the old panzer, but seems like a minor tweaking in comparison with a basically sound build that could pop up with some new tracks, a metal barrel, and a new paint-job - a rather more substantial effort in rebuilding. Seems to me that you'll need to draw some minimum lines somewhere!

On the other hand, the idea is to rejuvenate some older stuff that you like but which could use some more-modern treatment and enhancement, and each such case is of course a unique individual needing specific bits, so...

Maybe this campaign would want to start with a few "before" pics and a posted detailed plan as to what will be changed, and end with one or more completed pics...

I think it could be a lot of fun, and I'm certainly interested in giving a rehab project a go!

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 06:51 AM UTC
I need another campaign like I need a straw for my beer, but I hit on an idea I wanted to throw out to see if there is any kind of interest. Fortunately, nobody needs to add to their stash for this one, as it's sort of an "anti-hangar-queen" concept. The idea is to take a model you completed a long time ago and, using new tools, techniques, and skills that you've acquired since, make it better. Maybe there is a new AM conversion you want to add; maybe you were never happy with the way the camo turned out; or maybe you just want to try that weathering technique you didn't know about then; whatever.

I hit on the idea as I was looking at my display shelf and realized that in the short time I've been lurking around KMN I have learned so much from all of you guys and gals. I like to think the results are beginning to show. I have several builds of which I'm still proud but do not rise to my current standard, and I figured a campaign might give me the motivation I need to actually do something about it.

Anyone like-minded out there?