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Matchbox Nostalgia Campaign
sabredog
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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2009 - 02:20 PM UTC
This should be a fun campaign everyone. If it is successful then there might be a follow-on Airfix braille scale campaign proposal.
tread_geek
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Posted: Thursday, October 15, 2009 - 03:45 AM UTC
Thanks for handling that reply, Gary. Both AJ and Keith W. have been added to the list above. That makes 22 interested parties. Thanks to all who have expressed interest in this proposal.

Cheers,
Jan
GaryKato
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 08:54 AM UTC

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Hi, I left a post relating to this campaign in the braille scale area. Is this the same campaign? I'd be interested in being part of this and as it's my first campaign is there anything else I need to do?

Thanks,
AJ



Eventually, the campaign will go "live" and there will be a campaign page for it in the Campaigns section. There will be an "Enlist" button that you can use to sign up for the campaign.
weathering_one
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 - 08:38 AM UTC
Hi, I left a post relating to this campaign in the braille scale area. Is this the same campaign? I'd be interested in being part of this and as it's my first campaign is there anything else I need to do?

Thanks,
AJ
tread_geek
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 11:23 AM UTC
For all those that expressed interest in this campaign, I have now formally sent in the request. I am informed by the process that it may take two weeks before we might hear further. Everyone keep their fingers crossed.

Cheers,
tread_geek
tread_geek
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Posted: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 - 05:28 AM UTC
As a further step to get this campaign legitimized I am posting this information here. The original proposal thread can be found in the Braille Scale Forum and you can see it here.

The following people have confirmed their intentions to join the Matchbox Nostalgia campaign:

EDIT: I have placed a number of the award ribbon beside each persons name that has voted a preference.

sabredog (co-leader)
tornado64
casualmodeler
Andronicus
Sabot
Dangeroo (2)
docdios
tread_geek (co-leader)
Maxiplus
Snowhand
madmax5510
firstcircle
CMOT70
tommytanker
Braille
hincmar
Smartin
Korpse
minas-ithil
Capt_Concussion
woltersk
weathering_one (2)




The proposal and rules that have been agreed to by the majority in the other thread are:

Operational Overview

Campaign to run:Jan. 15/10-May 15/10

More than anything this campaign is a nostalgic group build centring on the 1/76 armour kits of the former Matchbox manufacturer. Many modellers remember these kits from their past with affection and this campaign is a chance to relive part of that history. Your mission is to start and complete a build of either an original Matchbox kit or the Revell re-release of it.

Rules and Regs

1. Either an original Matchbox kit or a Revell re-release of a former Matchbox kit are permissible. Construction may begin on or after the launch date and not prior. If in doubt, please ask in the appropriate forum.

2. Out of box (OOB) builds are encouraged. Deviations from OOB builds should be limited and represent minimal variation from the original.

3. The original bases for these kits must appear with the completed model. Minor embellishments of the bases such as foliage, minor additional terrain features, grasses or soil/dirt are permissible.

4. The modeller is permitted to make minor corrections or additions to enhance the model. These can include but are not limited to clear windshields/windows, antennas, resizing of small oversized pieces (ie-machinegun barrels, grab handles) and external stowage. If in doubt, ask.

5. Use of original decals is encouraged but not mandatory.

6. Enjoy this blast from the past and above all HAVE FUN.

Contest Element

Entrants that complete their build and submit at least one photo of the completed model will be awarded the prestigious campaign ribbon. Multiple submissions are welcomed but only one ribbon per entrant will be awarded on completion of the campaign requirements.

If your Callsign is in the list of participants above there is no need to post a confirmation in this thread.

Cheers,
tread_geek

Edit: Names of extra people added as they express interest.