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easyco69
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 09:49 AM UTC
How bout a campaign that lasts only 7 days??????

***Someone start one & I will join****
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 10:24 AM UTC
Speeeeeeed Build!

I would be fine with that if someone wants to do a 7 day. Quite a few of our campaigns run TOO long to my mind.

Cheers,
Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 10:27 AM UTC
While I am not into the speed build, I do second Jim's thought, and have to agree some campaigns run too long in my opinion.
panzerconor
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 10:31 AM UTC
That's not a bad idea hahaha. Granted I probably couldn't do much bigger than a soft skin, this is still a cool suggestion. I'm in.
IamTJones
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 11:17 AM UTC
I'd deffinitely be in, something like a Jeep or other smaller wheeled vehicle would deffinitely be doable in the time frame.

Plus it's allways extremely satisfying to finish a model, doing so in a week could be quite addictive.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 03:50 PM UTC
Hi David,
7 days eh?
I'll give it a go



Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 - 04:37 PM UTC
I'm game for that
Nito74
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 12:58 AM UTC
If this one is submitted & approved I won't accept extensions on this one.

Paul won't need it for sure ..
1721Lancers
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 03:58 AM UTC
Thank you John, but as famous German officer once said "I'm not too old to lose one yet"

David, I have a question.
If this goes through is there going to be a minimum parts count on the build?

I mean there is no one out there that can do a Humber from Bronco in this time frame, but a resin figure with maybe ten parts is hardly a kit .
A group of figures with lets say 80 - 100 parts would be fair, as most small (soft skin) vehicles have at least this amount.
It's just my 2 cents to try and make this fair for all.



Paul
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 04:46 AM UTC

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Thank you John, but as famous German officer once said "I'm not too old to lose one yet"



You've gone and peaked my curiosity. Which officer said that? You make a good point as well... I could never do anything bigger than a Tamiya softskin in a week hahaha.

-Conor
steph2102
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Posted: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 04:51 AM UTC
hello, I'll join you.
steph
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 04:10 AM UTC
I used to run an annual 1 week build on another forum, but the week was stretched to 10 days - Friday night to the following Sunday, so people got 2 weekends in, to give folks every chance to finish something.

The quality level of what folks could cook up was amazing.
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 09:31 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all:
Two weekends sounds good but I doubt if I would join. I'm notoriously slowww....
But I could change my mind, some of the 1/48 Tamiya Armor kits are a dream to build because they are well engineered.
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Monday, October 14, 2013 - 02:17 AM UTC

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Thank you John, but as famous German officer once said "I'm not too old to lose one yet"



You've gone and peaked my curiosity. Which officer said that? You make a good point as well... I could never do anything bigger than a Tamiya softskin in a week hahaha.

-Conor



Hi Conor,
it was Generalfeldmarschall Gerd von Rundstedt at the start of "a bridge too far".



Paul
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 07:36 PM UTC
I am in for this one. Just need a bit of warning before the start and let it stretch over two weekends, so rather a 9 day campaign.

Good idea!
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Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 01:33 AM UTC
Very interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krD4hdGvGHM
stoney
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Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 02:52 AM UTC
sounds like fun, id be in.
panzerbob01
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Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 09:39 AM UTC
Let's have a 9-day speed build!

As long as we have some agreement as to the date-range, and far enough out so that folks can line up everything that they need or want to use in it, could be nice and fun!

I'd sign up, I THINK, and plan on something simple... a small FlaK gun maybe, or a trailer or something! I'd expect to complete, oh, about 20 or so parts, given my proven track-record for flashing speed!

I actually will sign up if it goes and I can work the time-frame! IF we were doing it in DEC this year, I'd probably be a go!

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 03:10 AM UTC

Hi David, I like the idea of a quick-build campaign. Good for me it should be to have two weekends. This is important.

Then, some guidelines about the number of parts of the kit, just this. And some notice in order to purchase the right kit

I'm thinking about some 1:35 soft-skin or gun, pak40 or similar...

panzerbob01
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Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 09:45 AM UTC

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Hi David, I like the idea of a quick-build campaign. Good for me it should be to have two weekends. This is important.

Then, some guidelines about the number of parts of the kit, just this. And some notice in order to purchase the right kit

I'm thinking about some 1:35 soft-skin or gun, pak40 or similar...




Guidelines for the size of the kit... Yeah...

Just don't get too glib about thinking a softskin need be a simpler, less parts-rich kit than one of those huge tank things! Look at the complexity of some of those Dragon and Trumpeter half-tracks!

And lets DEFINITLY avoid all temptation to think that a "mere" towed gun should be a simple, short build... I'm thinking here of a Bronco 88mm L/71 Flak41 kit I have on my pile... a mere many 100's of parts (maybe even more rapid a build, given all the tiny PE bits involved!)? Some of which, by the way, are mighty tiny indeed!

In fact, come to think of it... THAT would be a campaign indeed! A campaign to see who can actually build one of these mega-kits within a week! (And get some level of quality and finesse out of the exercise - quality and finesse are important! I could easily win if we were talking just getting stuff all glued together! )

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 03:50 AM UTC
I like the idea of a quick and dirty campaign. I've got a ZPU-1 HMG that came with a Meng Toyota Truck. I plan on eventually mounting it on a M113 or something else.

Would the ZPU be acceptable?
Giovanni1508
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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 05:47 AM UTC

OK David, give me two weekends time and definitely I'm IN

corsair924
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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 07:38 AM UTC
Thanksgiving weekend?
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 08:22 AM UTC
Sounds interesting, im in.

Bob
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Posted: Friday, October 31, 2014 - 02:22 AM UTC

Hi friends,

Maybe I'm wrong, but this campaign is still not approved, right ?