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Egg II Campaign
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 10:18 PM UTC
I’d like to propose the Egg II (Caricature) Campaign.

With last year’s releases by Fuji, Hasegawa, Meng, Tiger, and others, there is a large variety of caricature kits available. Ships, planes, tanks, a truck are now available. WWII to modern.

There’d certainly be something for those that frequent Aeroscale, Armorama, and Model Shipwrights.

Start date would be left up to the Campaign Manager and I would assume no more than six (6) months long.


This would be my proposed submission (as a Kit Maker Network campaign):


Operational Overview

This campaign is about building a caricature kit; a kit of a vehicle that has been deformed – squished, scrunched, or mushed – by the manufacturer.

You will find the forum thread to this campaign here: (TBD)


The Rules and Regs

1. Must be a caricature kit.
2. Can be land, air, or sea.
3. Any nationality.
4. Any aftermarket items are allowed and encouraged (YES, there is PE, resin, and wood decks out there for some of these!!). These kits are “unscaled” but 1/72 decals work well for the Egg Planes.
5. Cannot be started before campaign start date.
6. Pictures of the unstarted kit’s box top and sprues [u]should[/u] be posted as a first campaign posting.
a. This shows us the box art,
b. Shows us the sprues,
c. Shows that it has not been started.
7. At least two (preferably more) in-progress pictures need to be posted during the build.
8. An excellent opportunity to involve a youngster in the hobby!
9. Have FUN! See what’s out there! Serious and not-so-serious modelers need to have a break from rivet-counting every once in a while.


You will find the gallery of finished models here: (TBD)

Contest Element

A special ribbon will be awarded to those that complete the campaign.


Thoughts?

Mike
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 01:47 AM UTC
Here are some links to the various caricature kits (These links are strictly to show you what's out there; not to suggest where to get them):

Fujimi ships & vehicles

Meng Kids Planes & a tank

Hasegawa Egg Planes

Eggocentrics

Tiger Model has three aircraft that come/came as gifts in a model purchase. The only place I found any of them is on eBay.
Tiger Model Corsair
Tiger Model Hayate
Tiger Model Bf-109

And AFV Club is now issuing a KV-2 and Pz. IV.

Food for thought.

Mike
tatbaqui
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 04:52 AM UTC
Sounds fun -- I'll be up for it!
tatbaqui
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 05:26 AM UTC
Mike,

If caricatures are ok, then Fine Molds has a series of figures for choosing, like:



Cheers,

Tat
obg153
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 06:35 AM UTC
Cool idea! Instead of historical, we'll go for hysterical.
Namabiiru
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 06:42 AM UTC
I'm in!

TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 06:50 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Mike,

If caricatures are ok, then Fine Molds has a series of figures for choosing, like:



Cheers,

Tat



ABSOLUTELY! Forgot all about those! So, yes, yes, YES!

Mike
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 06:51 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Cool idea! Instead of historical, we'll go for hysterical.



I think I'll quote you on the official proposal Jack.

Mike
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 09:24 AM UTC
I am in! I will make my kit with the next generation - my son and daughter. They can get a caricature kit each.

Great initiative for a campaign
Hisham
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Posted: Monday, January 25, 2016 - 09:43 AM UTC
I have a couple of Tiger-Model's cute planes.. this could be a good incentive for me to build them, so, if the campaign takes off, I'm in

Hisham
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 06:16 AM UTC
Hey, hey!

Looking like 8 so far across all the sites. Need a couple more!

Mike
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 07:15 PM UTC
These came in today:



Any more takers for the campaign?

TacFireGuru
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 09:52 PM UTC
Nice Tat!

Across the sites, I believe we need one more participant for the requisite 10 participants.

Mike
bwiber
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 10:59 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice Tat!

Across the sites, I believe we need one more participant for the requisite 10 participants.

Mike




I'm in with either a P-40 or Bf-109 from Tiger Models.....

Pacific Coast Models ( http://www.pacmodelscatalog.com ) carry them as well as the Meng line. Although I am sure other places have them also.

Bob
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 11:35 PM UTC
Thanks for the link Bob....I don't have all of the Tiger-Model kits yet, but they are on my short list of serious wants!

Looks like 10 now. I'll get the proposal submitted!

Mike
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 01:21 AM UTC
It's Approved!

Egg Squared: The second "Egg" Campaign with a new spin; Air, Sea, or Land!

Enlist here.

Post your kit and build here.

Let's have some fun with this.

Mike
bwiber
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 02:03 AM UTC
Mike,

Is there some way you can take the "Proposal" out of the thread title? Just a thought....

Bob
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Tuesday, March 08, 2016 - 07:10 PM UTC
I posted an "OFFICIAL" thread for the campaign... here

Mike
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 07:39 PM UTC
The Campaign has begun!

Please go here to post your build(s).

Thank you!

Mike