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No-Guns Allowed Campaign Wrap-up

  • No Guns Allowed Campaign Wrap-up
All we need is an idea!
Harry Abbott (Harry_at_BFM) started to spread the word about a Campaign, where the models depicted shouldn't have any guns!
This was the genesis of the No Guns Allowed Campaign.

And as an incentive, Harry was giving away one of Battlefleet Models catalog items as prize, to the winner of the one week voting system.

That honor was given democratically to the 1/700 JSDMF Icebreaker Shirase, by Rui Matos, aka skipper.


As with other campaigns, there were highs and lows, but since this was a "small duration" campaign, compared with some year long ones, members kept a good focus with their builds.


A good variety of unusual models were finished, including two scratch built projects:
- 1/700 USCG Tarpon, by Bruce Simard, aka Frigate;
- 1/35 german WWII river raft, by Jesper, aka SGTJKJ.
and also a very unusual and dramatic 1/35 RAF Dinghy by Christer Johansson, aka Roy.

Ratios... Statistics, statistics....
This campaign had 24 enlisted members, of which, eight finished their projects in due time.
And here they are listed, in no particular order, with the respective finished model identification:

Murdo with a North Sea Trawler;

Roy with the RAF Dinghy;

SGTJKJ with the German Raft;

Frigate with the USCG Cutter Tarpon;

wildspear with the Hospital Ship USS Consulation;

grayghost666 with the only sail ship, a Whaler;

Freighter with the Hamburg Maru;

skipper with the Icebreaker Shirase



Congratulations to all that finished another successful campaign, may these serve as a driver for other members to finish their projects in time (this is also to me!). Also again, many thanks to Harry Abbott, from Battlefleet Models for sponsoring this Campaign!


Also important, was the fact that (fortunately*) for work reasons, Harry had to drop the helm of the Campaign, that was taken over by Mark Smith, our Gunny, to good port!


Note from the Editor on the (fortunately*): Harry, I am very happy that you had to quit managing the campaign, because of "pouring resin" issues! It means that your works are excellent, appreciated and are selling a lot!

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About the Author

About Rui Matos (skipper)
FROM: LISBOA, PORTUGAL

Hi all Crew Members!
Rui Matos, 39 years old (in 2006), married, former Portuguese Navy Fire Control Radar Operator , and "owned" by two cats - James, Stripes (Riscas in portuguese, now deceased) and Moon (Lua)!
I've been modeling since I was 6, but only have turned to Submarines in 1991 o...


Comments

Excellent wrap-up feature Rui! Congratulations to all that who finished this campaign, you're all winners, IMHO....thanks for the experience! Cheers, ~Gunny
MAY 15, 2008 - 09:09 AM
Excellent summary, top notch quality... cant wait until the next iteration of this type of build,cheers!
MAY 15, 2008 - 09:48 AM
Thanks for all this. I enjoyed it very much.
MAY 15, 2008 - 09:59 AM
hello all, thank you Harry for such a different campaign,and to all the finished their builds,Bravo. Rui,congrats on winning great build.and your great wrap up. and congrats to me for building and completing a ship model.thanks to all who encouraged me during this campaign. this to all of you . cheers, Bruce
MAY 15, 2008 - 10:47 AM
Thanks for the kind words Rui! It was a real pleasure to sponsor this Campaign. Maybe someday we can have "No Guns Allowed II"??? If I remember correctly, I am also offering a free armed kit with one of Franks(wildspear) Campaigns. Thanks to all who participated. All the entries were quite nice. And again thanks Mark for your help!!!! Back to pouring...................................
MAY 16, 2008 - 05:28 AM
Nice campaign with many great entries. Well deserved first place by Rui. Pleasure to participate
MAY 16, 2008 - 06:25 AM