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20 Bucks for the win
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England - South East, United Kingdom
Joined: March 04, 2007
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 07:59 AM UTC
Fabian,

I think it's a great idea although you won't get much for £12 is not much in the uk these days.

Paul
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: October 22, 2013
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 07:05 AM UTC
Thanks for the imput so far...
I can see you point here, Bob... but where to draw a line?
With a certain amount of luck you could get almsot every kit beeing suitable for this campaign... but that dosn´t neccesarily make a good model. Deaaling with tiny PE (as the tiny lugs that go around the upper half of the Bronco Marder) can be as frustrating as filling a certain missfit.

I wouldn´t be too specific on brand either, although I like the "old kits from the east" idea aswell, what a pitty I got rid of all those kits...
so all in all I´d favor:
Kit(s)+ extras = equal or less than 25$
I think you can feel free to empty your Spare box, as you alreday paid for them somewhere else

Eric, of course paint and finishing products should be excluded, simply for the reason that it´s pretty unpractical ceeping track of what you´ve ammount of money you´ve sprayed or brushed on the model... also no need to calculate the money you´ve spend by using the light on your workspace
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Colorado, United States
Joined: February 24, 2014
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 01:23 PM UTC
Hi Fabian,

I sometimes get burned-out on building the pricier 400+ parts kits and that's when I take a break and resort to simpler and "cheaper" kits. They may or may not have comparable detail but for the most part, they go together quickly and it's always fun to see what I can achieve with paint. In turn, this keeps me motivated.

This sounds like it could be a fun campaign once you get the rules nailed down, one of which might state MSRP $25 maximum as a baseline, since retailers generally mark items down. IMHO.

—mike
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: October 16, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 01:17 PM UTC
I like the $20-$25 max idea, could force people to think outside the box, no pun intended. The price should be for the construction only, paint would obviously not be included.
I think it could be a blast!
Eric.
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Joined: March 06, 2010
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 12:18 PM UTC
Cheap is GOOD - but you probably need to contrive some guidelines.

For instance, how do we separate out the norm cheaper kits = older, "lesser brand" stuff - which are cheap about everywhere, from the occasional "win" with a modern, usually-higher-priced kit obtained at a fire-sale price?

On the one side, a nice new Bronco Marder II kit I just "won" at a store sale for 18.50 USD would count as a "cheap" kit if we're talking 20.00 USD as a limit... but it starts out as one heck of a great build potential compared to some old AER or other dino that may have set one back 15.00. Both qualify by cost but one gets a much better result for near the same money!

Great, newer kits do sometimes appear at very low prices - I've almost never spent anything near "MSRP" on a kit - and I've collected a lot of recent armor...

And where does the AM stuff fall into this? Maybe IF you can put forth some "device" or limit, say "it's 20.00 max whatever you can get into the kit for that much counts" - "and NO "freebie extras" from the spare parts bins, either", it may help focus this on CHEAPER kits = CHEAPER builds.

IF you are in fact looking for a low-cost build campaign, another approach would be to make it a brand-limited thing, like a "Bronco Only" campaign, only selected for the stuff which is usually back-shelf and cheap... An "old east-bloc brands campaign" or some such might work for this.

Just thinking of some guidelines that might make this a modestly-leveled field!

I'd be interested in a possible campaign built around how much you can build for (an honest, no snuck-in extra freebies) 20.00, or some such TOTAL EXPENDITURE limit.

Bob
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Bayern, Germany
Joined: October 22, 2013
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 10:19 AM UTC
Hi there,
anyone intererested in a campaign dedicated to the cheap side of modelling?
Any big scale kit less than 20USD/Can/Aus, 15€ or 12GBP would qualifiy. I woundn´t be too picky (meaning 21,47$ would work aswell), but I guess you got the idea...

There are a lot of choices out there, not necesairly old and horrible kits

I´m open for timeframes and other suggestions... so far I don't see any reason why usual campaign rules shouldn't apply...