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Braille Battlefield Campaign Giant Photo Report

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Overview
Many modellers, even if it is not their preferred scale, have Braille scale kits in their collections or stashes. They may also have kits in this scale started but languishing on the work bench or lying forlorn in a box. The purpose of this campaign was two fold: first, to be an incentive for individuals to finish started kits in the Braille scale range (1:72 or smaller). The second was to encourage those that had not recently, or ever, built a Braille scale kit to give one a try.

The rules of the campaign stipulated that to successfully complete the campaign the enlistee had to either build one unstarted kit within the scale range, or complete two kits that either still had parts remaining to be added and/or were predominantly unpainted. No restrictions were placed on a builder that wanted to enhance a kit with addition details or substitute parts.
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About the Author

About Jan Etal (tread_geek)
FROM: ONTARIO, CANADA

I've been building models since about age 10 with the occasional hiatus due to real life events. First armour model was a 1/76 Airfix Tiger I and was followed by a 1/72 Revell F4U Corsair. I've built primarily 1/76 and 1/72 armour and aircraft but occasionally have tinkered in other larger scales....


Comments

Well I did say let's sort in out in January. . . It was fun to do, I do feel like I know those photos very well now!
FEB 11, 2012 - 12:03 PM
January yes but there were also others in the queue that we had to wait for. As for knowing the photos, tell me about it! It will take quite some time before I can sleep without them invading my dreams. Then there are the five or six galleries (pushing 1000 images in various states of cropping and resizing) that I have used for sorting and such that need to be cleaned up. Then there are the backups on external drives... Cheers, Jan
FEB 11, 2012 - 03:35 PM
....and all that hard work ended in a beautiful presentation! Excellent job to all those involved in the campaign and a special thanks to Jan and Matthew for getting this feature sorted and published (a lot of time and effort, I know )
FEB 11, 2012 - 04:17 PM
Hello dear friends, This Campaign was very fun and productive. Dear Jan and Matthew, thank you. and other modelers, everyone loves. Regards.
FEB 14, 2012 - 06:56 AM
Erhan, Thank you for commenting. I, and I am positive Matthew, greatly appreciate it. I do not know for sure but from what I have seen, the BB Campaign has got to be one of the biggest and most active. Just shows how great the Braille scale modellers can be! Cheers, Jan
FEB 14, 2012 - 07:25 AM
Very proud to be a part of this. Congratulations to everyone! And also to Jan for running it smoothly! Enjoyed looking at everybody's work! This proves that if you can detail a model in braille the rest of the larger scale would be easy.
FEB 14, 2012 - 11:04 AM
Val, thanks for the comments and kudos. The feature has been up for a little over a week and we've already achieved over 3000 views which all participants in the campaign should be proud. This also is an incentive to perhaps propose another small scale campaign. Should I (or anyone?) be insane enough to do so, I'll post something in the campaign forum but also in the Braille forum to advise all that it is there. PLEASE don't turn this thread into a campaign proposal as this isn't the place to discuss it.. Cheers, Jan
FEB 19, 2012 - 04:54 AM
Thanks to all the fine modelers who shared their efforts with us --- especially (IMHO) Jagdflieger (page 2), NWBrit (page 3), and sabredog and Panzer Alexander (page 4). They demonstrated that the scale may bew small, but there's nothing undersized about the enjoyment to be had in 1/72nd modeling!
MAR 20, 2012 - 12:33 AM
@Pops53 -Fred, thanks for leaving a comment about the campaign and the feature. WE, and I do mean everyone involved in the campaign, appreciate the acknowledgement. As you could see from the number of kits that were built, there was no lack of enthusiasm by the members. I'm sure that we'll have another similar campaign in the future and hope that you will be able to join us for that. Cheers, Jan
MAR 20, 2012 - 03:15 AM
Hi everyone. Something has just recently been brought to my attention and I thought that I'd share it with of those that participated in the BB Campaign. I was informed and have confirmed that the BB Feature has made the Top Ten List in the features area. This is a significant accomplishment that all members of the campaign should be justifiably proud. Your participation, commitment and efforts in this campaign made all the difference. Three cheers to all! Thanks, Jan
APR 10, 2012 - 05:56 AM