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Prepping - T2K 2006 ideas
Jacques
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2005 - 03:49 PM UTC
Ok, if we want to have a new, year long build we need some ideas.

My proposal:

Secrets and Monsters.

Generally, this would allow for things like railguns, seige weapons, experimental weaponry, one-offs, and such.

I can expand if need be, but I would like to hear some other ideas first!
Jaster
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 - 03:35 PM UTC
Geez I'm pedaling as fast as I can to get this year's done...

Sounds good! Perhaps expand a bit- Monsters? As in BIG weapons?

My only other thought- and I'm not sure it is enough of a variant from where we've been- is "Civil Defense", ie how the civilian populace responded? Gun Trucks out of their pickups, ad hoc units of townsfolk, that type of thing.

I'm game for just about anything in this genre. I love it- I'm still slowly grinding away on my original (uncompleted) entry.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 04:50 PM UTC
I'm all for prototypes and one-offs!

WC
Cuhail
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 07:27 PM UTC
Yeah! Here we go!
I like the civil defense idea, as far as civvies re-doing their personal vehicles to "defend the farm".
I also like the "Big Ugly Monster of Armor" idea.

Lets keep it unreal people! :-)

Cuhail
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 07:45 PM UTC
Sounds like a winnning idea. Man, 2006 is gonna be a busy year of campaigns. So many to choose from.

Jacques
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Posted: Tuesday, December 06, 2005 - 10:42 PM UTC
Ok guys, it has been a week, and it seems like there is starting to be a consensus. Here is what I am thinking:

1. One off vehicles/experiments. This would include rebuilding civvie vehciles for local defense (M60 turret on your uncle's Subaru?) and also for the experimental vehicles that never saw more than a hand-full at the best (the M1 based AAA laser system, the M1 series bridgelayer, M1 series AAA gun system...etc.)

2. Monsters. These would most likely be all fiction, but it would allow things like Battelships and Carriers, Railguns, Super heavy artillery, and even the largest bombers like the B2 or the Blackjack. However, this would really be aimed for the "large" items...the idea starting this was both Cuhails railgun build in the armor section and also looking at things like the WWII German Leopold and Karl kits.

Of course, things like Banners and a Ribbon would have to be worked out, as well as getting at least 10 participants.
WildCard
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 10:06 AM UTC
Count me in!

WC
Cuhail
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 - 09:59 PM UTC
Oh jeez, I've inspired a campaign with my work.

I...I...don't know what to say, I haven't anything prepared to say...I...I....

(sniff)

I'd like to say thanks to all the little people....

Bwa ha ha ha ! :-)

Where do I sign up

Cuhail
Jaster
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 06:39 AM UTC
Count me in!

Now if I can just finish the original T2K build I started as well as the 05. Gotta stop reading Armorama SO much and build more. Off to the other side of the table to build...

Jim
dexter059
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 08:35 AM UTC
I like the civies idea....with military vehicles of course :-) :-) and the One Off, nice to make some real kitbashing with those ones.....
maybe with a wide schedule for this will be nice.....
cheers
generalzod
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 09:26 PM UTC
I have a question
I am building a Zvezda M3 scout car and adding two Mk19 grenade launchers to it Basically it's protecting the food storage in Lancaster county,Pa

Would that fit in with this year's build? Or be more in line with T2K 2006 build? If it's next years then I'll sign out of this year's build and sign up for next year's build
matt
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 09:34 PM UTC
Either way..... It Fits!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The Joy of T2K
dexter059
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Posted: Thursday, December 08, 2005 - 10:14 PM UTC
Depends on the color you paint it. If isnīt green or something like that, fits for T2K 2006. If not, fits for this year campaigh....or whatever! just have fun....
cheers
Cuhail
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Posted: Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 09:46 PM UTC
Okay, we still need a couple of enlistments in T2K06 to "officially" have a campaign going, so, go to the campaign folder and ENLIST people! Let's go, let's go, let's go!


Cuhail
Jacques
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Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 09:57 AM UTC
Got 11 enlisted and we are off...ok guys, you only have until July to finish up on this, so lets get cracking.
dexter059
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Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2006 - 11:14 PM UTC
Jaqcues, question for ideas....I was thinking about building that AA version of the M48, itīs ok for the "one only" thematic???
cheers
Jacques
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 01:26 AM UTC
If you are referring to the M42 Duster, then you will need a good story to go with it as it was a production vehcile.

If you are refering to a prototype or paper design, then saying they built it or sent it out to fight is a bit easier.

I DO NOT want to tell people that they cannot enter into the campaign. I want people to figure out how to build what they want within the guidlines of the campaign.

I'm really easy to please...really.
dexter059
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 04:05 AM UTC
I found the name: M-247? Sargent York....as far as I know, only abouut 50 or so vehicles entered active service, thatīs why Iīm asking....
Donīt worrry about the backstory, if you see my entries for last year campaign, youīll see itīs not a problem to me... :-)
Best Regards
Jacques
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 05:13 AM UTC
Ah, the Sgt. York. Yep, that is ok by me.

Looking forward to build...
dexter059
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Posted: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 - 05:20 AM UTC
Yep, Iīve been wanting to build this one for years, but never found it a good choice, due his limited service, uuntil I found here the great world of T2K :-) :-) :-)
Happy Build