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Call for a Scratch Builders Campaign
ossie262
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Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2018 - 01:42 AM UTC

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Alex, Mike - I hope you are talking military vehicles but you got me excited regardless!




HI
Well I am building a T92 HMG
http://battletanks.com/t92_sp_240mm.htm

But I have lots of data

last time I built a complete Vehicle was a M55 Master for ELITE

Ossie

Tanksami
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 09:00 PM UTC
Hi Mike,
Yeah I am looking at a BMP....thing lol
165thspc
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 12:11 PM UTC
Alex, Mike - I hope you are talking military vehicles but you got me excited regardless!
ossie262
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Posted: Friday, March 09, 2018 - 07:40 AM UTC
Hi

I am scratch building a Complete Vehicle is it all right to use a kit as a donor for some parts also shapeway sprockets?

thanks
Ossie
ayovtshev
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 08:43 PM UTC
Alex,
Sure you can!
You only need to be sure your scratch building will go beyond simple detailing.

Please note-official thread for the Scratch Builder Campaign is here:
https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=265966&page=1

Bluestab
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 06:01 PM UTC
I'd be in with...something. I've been doing alot of kitbashes and what-ifs lately so something like that.

Question...can I take an existing kit and re-purpose the hull for a completely different vehicle? I've got a box of old kits I've broken down just for builds like this.
Tanksami
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 10:04 PM UTC
Hi Angel,
Thanks for the welcome, and now I know we're the offical thread is I will try to remember to post in the right place lol
Mike
ayovtshev
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Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018 - 09:37 PM UTC
Welcome aboard Mike!
Don't be affraid to ask your questions-this is what I also intend to do!
Bear in mind- official Campaign thread is over here:
https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=265966&page=1

Tanksami
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:49 AM UTC
Hi Gents,

Well I have just enlisted, so will be trying to learn new skills & asking lots of questions of you all.

Cheers Mike
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:00 AM UTC
Gentlemen,
Just in case some of you missed it-
The Scratch Builders Campaign has been approved.

You can read Rules and Regulations and enlist here:
https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=950

The door is wide open,


retiredyank
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 03:37 AM UTC
I have some parts to make and some to modify, on Zvezda's Panther D. The etch set for it has been started, but the plastic has not been touched. This build is already my New Year's resolution and I just received the styrene to start the scratch build. So, I'm in.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 05:36 PM UTC
Anthony, Rules and Regulations start with-Any subject,any material,any scale-so yes, figures count.
Peter, not only ideas, but also Shelf Queens are welcomed.We tried to leave the door wide open when setting up the rules.

Once the Campaign is approved, we'll be glad to have you, gentlemen, on board!
petbat
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 02:32 PM UTC
It has been a long time since I did any ambitious scratch building projects. But I have had a couple of ideas bubbling in the back of my head (I hope its only ideas bubbling away) and maybe this campaign will keep me on track for completing one of them.

I'm in if this gets off the ground.
captfue
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 07:56 AM UTC
When approved I'm in. Do figures count?
matt
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 11:06 PM UTC
it very well could be.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 08:12 AM UTC
Matt,

Well, hmmm ...
I used the "Propose Campaign" button,
Filled all required fields and
Hit "Sibmit" button.

No idea where the proposal went from there on...
Maybe to John Pereira(Nito)?

matt
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 06:06 AM UTC
I'm not seeing the proposed campaign..... Apparently my powers are gone....
165thspc
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 05:10 AM UTC
Thank you Angel.
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 01:08 AM UTC
Mike,

As per request:
Timeframe: 18 months- subject to approval.
Start- May 1st 2018(there's no Campaign starting at this date sofar, so chances for approval are high)
End- October 31st 2019

I will keep you all posted on changes prior approval by Campaign Administrator
Tanksami
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 09:29 PM UTC
Sorry invade I have missed it, when will the start / end timeframe be

Cheers Mike
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 09:15 PM UTC
Scratch Builders Campaign request submitted!
Now we wait...
165thspc
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Posted: Saturday, December 16, 2017 - 02:59 AM UTC
I do apologize folks but this flu really has me down. Had a few days of feeling better and then I got hit with it again! It makes getting the brain to shift into the "composition" mode to write the "Scratch Built" campaign application very difficult.

However working in the "manual construction" mode while sick is a whole lot easier - it is sort of like flying on auto pilot - for me the "muscle memory" required for doing construction requires much less concentration. Also you could say I recently got hit with a case of the "Lizzie Flu" in addition to whatever other flu my Doctor says I have.

Cannot explain exactly why but ever since the "Flying Boats" campaign (thank you Jonathan) I have been eyeing all those "wingy thingy's" over on eBay. Recently bought myself a 1/32nd scale Matchbox Westland Lysander as a first attempt at airplane modeling. (Have not built an aircraft model for some 50 plus years!) Now I suddenly I have started both an 1/35th Storch and now the 1/32nd Lizzie.

I thought, oh what the heck, it will be just a SMALL plane mode. WRONG! You should have seen my surprise when the postman showed up with that BIG shipping box.

No explanation, no excuse!
Tanksami
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:06 PM UTC

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Hey Mike - sorry to hear about that case of the flu! Truly a bummer, and really hard to feel like building if you feel lousy! Hope your back and good to go soon!

I'm thinking of a few builds for this - I like a specific type of off road race truck - I've built these before but one heck of a fun build! And of course - some sort of an AFV - Thanks for the nice words about the bar armor! No picnic to do - but the results are nice! Next - maybe some post apocalypse tough truck? Or car? Who knows just yet....and of course, there's always some sort of recovery or construction build?

Hi Nick,
A different Mike hear, I may need to borrow your aforementioned bar armour advice & skills idea on how to make, as never done it before.

Cheers
(kiwi) Mike

All sounds good to me! Thanks for coming up with the idea for a campaign!

Feel better!
Nick

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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 05:21 PM UTC
Hey Mike - sorry to hear about that case of the flu! Truly a bummer, and really hard to feel like building if you feel lousy! Hope your back and good to go soon!

I'm thinking of a few builds for this - I like a specific type of off road race truck - I've built these before but one heck of a fun build! And of course - some sort of an AFV - Thanks for the nice words about the bar armor! No picnic to do - but the results are nice! Next - maybe some post apocalypse tough truck? Or car? Who knows just yet....and of course, there's always some sort of recovery or construction build?

All sounds good to me! Thanks for coming up with the idea for a campaign!

Feel better!
Nick
ayovtshev
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Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 04:59 AM UTC
Damn bastard this flu,Mike- I had it 6 weeks ago.

I wish you feel better soon!