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Proposal: Hot Out of the Molds Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 11:49 PM UTC
Well, Christmas and Chanukah are over and New Years is just ahead. All this reminded me of an ongoing campaign idea I had last year but never put out there.

We've all been there. You're tooling along on your latest project and a holiday or birthday comes around. You unwrap your gift from your significant other (or whoever) and WHAM! It's that brand new kit that you've always wanted of your favorite subject! Forget whatever you're working on, this new one is a bench-clearer. You want to start on it RIGHT NOW! How would you all feel about a campaign to cover that situation?

I'm proposing a Hot Out of the Molds campaign for just this situation. It would be a kind of standing campaign (like Hanger Queen) that would run from January to December each year. The rules would be pretty simple: the kit must be unstarted (remember, it's supposed to be a brand new kit) and must have been released no more than six months prior to you starting your build. Separate build logs would be encouraged because you're sort of a trail-blazer here. You're building the kit because you love it so much that you can't wait. Therefore you're giving others a first look at how a new kit builds up from the point of view of someone who (probably) knows the subject.

I would envision this as a cross site campaign covering all subjects but I'm proposing it on AeroScale because that is where I have authority to fool around with ideas.

What does everyone think? I know it's less than a week before New Years but it runs all year, so you have time to join, build, and move on. Comments below!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, December 28, 2014 - 12:50 PM UTC
A very nice idea Michael but, for me, I just can't get on with campaigns There simply just too many, but the biggest problem is that there are no build logs produced, which makes the site quite sterile. If the requirement for campaigns was that the build logs had to be started as a separate thread then they would very worthwhile. As it is only a few of those that actually sign up post there progress and the Campaign thread just becomes posts by 3-4 of those. Following builds becomes difficult because the blog is interspersed with off topic posts as the few members get to feel that they are in a mini club.

I don't even bother looking in on the campaign threads anymore; those that I did join I have given up on as my posts are way back near the start and commenting on the builds that have actually carried on would mean reading pages of posts so that I could catch up

I'm only posting this here and not on your post on Aeroscale as I know that I am in a minority on this, I just took the opportunity to let of a little steam and I would be interested on how the rest of the Bulldogs feel?
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2015 - 09:49 AM UTC
Hi Mal
I've just put myself down for two campaigns, Airfix III and the Hairy stick event.
I understand exactly what you mean, and largely agree.
I'm not really sure how to post photos myself.
I don't find the site as user friendly for putting stuff up as I would like.
But as you know, I'm not as computer fluent as I want to be. I'd rather be glueing and painting !
However I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Oh happy new KITS for 2015 !
Paul
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2015 - 03:26 PM UTC
I'm waiting to see if anyone suggests to Tom (Tomohawk) that he joins the "Hairy Stick" Campaign as it will be somewhere else to post his progress on his Talon Tom's Talon
As he is hand painting this

Looking at the "rules" for the Hairy stick campaign just has me baffled; There is actually no mention, that I can see, that the idea is to only use a paint brush to paint the model! Even if the title suggests it it should appear in the rules, surely? I don't have a problem with campaigns its the fact that members are encouraged to post in the campaign thread rather than creating a separate blog for each entry; now that would increase the amount of posts and subjects appearing on the forum pages, which would be a great asset for the site. I won't bring up the subject as the last time that it was debated the idea of separate blogs fell on deaf ears. I do despair over this though as often the first page of the "What's new", on Aeroscale is almost all Campaigns!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, January 05, 2015 - 07:57 PM UTC

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I'm waiting to see if anyone suggests to Tom (Tomohawk) that he joins the "Hairy Stick" Campaign as it will be somewhere else to post his progress on his Talon Tom's Talon
As he is hand painting this

Looking at the "rules" for the Hairy stick campaign just has me baffled; There is actually no mention, that I can see, that the idea is to only use a paint brush to paint the model! Even if the title suggests it it should appear in the rules, surely? I don't have a problem with campaigns its the fact that members are encouraged to post in the campaign thread rather than creating a separate blog for each entry; now that would increase the amount of posts and subjects appearing on the forum pages, which would be a great asset for the site. I won't bring up the subject as the last time that it was debated the idea of separate blogs fell on deaf ears. I do despair over this though as often the first page of the "What's new", on Aeroscale is almost all Campaigns!



Mal,

Never despair! (Now who said that? *) I'm actually trying the separate build logs idea in the Canvas Falcons Campaign and the Hot Out of the Molds Campaign. It's harder to keep track of for me, but we'll see how it goes.

See, I'm willing to try new things, despite that old Life cereal commercial!

Michael

*That's a joke, BTW. I know Winnie said it.
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Posted: Wednesday, January 07, 2015 - 11:34 AM UTC
Hi Michael,
Yes that's cool, it should be in the rules then it will be done I will likely join the BoB Campaign but with a model partly built when it starts, as I have been building a Spitfire and a Bf 109E.

If you suggest that Tom joins the Hair Stick campaign for his Talon then he will