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entering different campaigns/MOM's
almonkey
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 03:46 AM UTC
heres something for you to think about, with nigel working on a figure and andy's roman warship and myself tinkering with a resin sci-fi build, i was toying with the idea of trying to enter at least one campaign or mom in all the other types of modelling on the kitmaker network. i thought it might be a good idea to put into the mix here because as a branch we build in all genres (and a ribbon from every other "department" sort of appeals to me)
what do you lot think?
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 03:51 AM UTC
Phil

It's a nice thought - i've not plucked up the courage to enter a single one yet - but not sure what my home type is - i build both 35 scale armour and 48 scale planes, and also have a 16 scale figure on the go as well.

I will try to enter at least the armour and planes MOM next year though.

Andy
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 04:00 AM UTC
Hi Phil,
Do you mean we should do a I.P.M.S British Bulldogs campaign where you enter and build a subject in a campaign on another network, that you wouldn't normally enter.
I.E - Mal (primarily aircraft builder) builds a target.
Ross ( does figures, aircraft and targets) builds a ship.
Haven't a clue what to call this campaign though :-). But it sounds like fun :-).
A figure is in my plans at some point, just waiting to find the one i want.
I have entered both the Aircraft and Armour MOMs. I might have to build a few figures before i am good enough for the figure MOM . There is talk of a Sci-Fi MOM as well, and no doubt I'll enter that with something.
Andy
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 04:09 AM UTC
andy, i'm pretty confident about my aircraft kits to happily enter campaigns and moms, however i also entered the garry beebe flattops campaign albeit with the idea of building a carrier based aircraft in a flight deck setting, what i ended up building was a 1/600 ark royal kit! and it was a bit of a learning curve, especially as i used a WEM p/e set as well, however it was a good, well run friendly campaign (as you would expect on this site) and i got finished for the deadline (just!)
thinking about this idea a bit more i would see it as the modelling equivalent of a pub crawl for us!
andy B.- thats about the idea, but i did'nt mean a specific campaign, although why not? a possible title could be "in at the deep end" i.e. no building a few practise kits beforehand!
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 04:11 AM UTC

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a pub crawl for us!


I'm in :-) .
Andy
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 04:16 AM UTC

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a pub crawl for us!


I'm in :-) .
Andy


i thought most of the members here would appreciate that anology!
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 10:33 AM UTC
'Allo 'allo lads,

Hope you don't mind a quick comment from Queenie's old colony :-)

It's really just about this comment... And Andy, mate, this sincerely is not directed you, so please don't take this personally...


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I might have to build a few figures before i am good enough for the figure MOM



Folks, you really shouldn't feel intimidated by the figures entered into the Seil FOTM on HF. If you complete a figure during the month, and you're posting completed shots anyways, just pop a piccie in the FOTM gallery. You have absolutely nothing to lose.

You see, these sorts of competitions are kind of funny... very often it's the appeal of the subject that wins and not necessarily the "best" figure... many of us vote according to the modeller's best attempt... furthermore, and I've seen this with quite a few of the lads, the more you compete the better and better your own work becomes - for some reason this competition just brings out the best in people...

Right... off the soap box did someone mention a pub? :-)

Rudi
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 01:50 PM UTC

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Hi Phil,
Do you mean we should do a I.P.M.S British Bulldogs campaign where you enter and build a subject in a campaign on another network, that you wouldn't normally enter.
I.E - Mal (primarily aircraft builder) builds a target.
Ross ( does figures, aircraft and targets) builds a ship.
Andy



Andy - that is not a bad idea. Why don''t we do campaign here. The first one could be, once the theme is decided, a IPMS Nationals Theme Build. Even if we run it unofficially we can get everyone posting what they are producing for it.

As for us trying something different I am always game.

Ross
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2006 - 02:43 PM UTC

--yeah!!!----like it .............
.. "Q"....do *WINGY -THINGS *-----have diggy / pushy-things on them ?.. ..
aye
BARV
(GOSMG)
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2006 - 02:49 AM UTC
:-) :-) :-) :-)

Nice one Steve.

I will have a go at this but will say I have never entered a competition before, but hey this could be the way to go?

Now let me see
Targets
Aircraft
Wet targets (ships)
Figures
Civil targets (cars)
Sci-fi (anything with less than two wings and/or pushy things)
Large fast targets (trains)
Trucks
Fairground rides (?!!?)

Anything else we may need to do?

Ciao
Luciano
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2006 - 11:35 AM UTC

Had a thunk !!-----Wingy thing ---STORCH------form of Crane-----so I can build a ...
....Coles Crane!! :-)
YEAH!!!
aye
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[ See there are diggy / lifty wingy things]
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2006 - 02:37 PM UTC
Great idea Phil, pub crawl, haven't been on one of them for ages

I have been thinking about entering the armour MOM for some time and I do want to get back into painting figures so what better way than building something for the various MOM's. I don't think that we will need to make it official, if we call it a group build. So lets go for it, "In at the Deep End" is a great title and sums it up nicely.

I am about to change the AMOM, read the threads that I will post this week end to see why, you may be a little shocked So this may also help boost that because I can see members not entering.

Shall we say that for the group build "In at the Deep End" (IDE) Participants have to enter each of the MOM currently running on the Kitmaker Network group? I believe all but the current AMOM require new builds. One of the changes for the AMOM will be that, new builds only. We could go the whole hog and say that members have to WIN each of the current MOM's Not as daft as it sounds (maybe?) as if you really want to try your hand at different modelling forms, keep on entering. I won't have a problem with Aircraft, I have plenty on the go I do have an armour kit and a ship, HMS Sheffield, so I just need a figure and possibly a Sci-Fi kit.

There will be another outcome of this I think, and that is getting this site better known around the group. That is if we post requests for info on the relevant sites

I would also echo Rudi's comments:


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Folks, you really shouldn't feel intimidated by the figures entered into the Seil FOTM on HF. If you complete a figure during the month, and you're posting completed shots anyways, just pop a piccie in the FOTM gallery. You have absolutely nothing to lose.

You see, these sorts of competitions are kind of funny... very often it's the appeal of the subject that wins and not necessarily the "best" figure... many of us vote according to the modeller's best attempt... furthermore, and I've seen this with quite a few of the lads, the more you compete the better and better your own work becomes - for some reason this competition just brings out the best in people...



Lets go for it, Phil are you going to lead this group build? Of course you are So just a few simple rules and a start and end date. The end date might need to be a long way off

One thing that I would like to add and this is from frustrating experience, please make sure that you read the rules for each MOM! You would be amazed at how many just guess and simple get it wrong DOH!

Steve, I'd like to see you build a Coles crane, I worked with them a lot, in my early days in the RE. I have fond (not) memories of being eaten by one (hand trapped in the hook pully) ouch. I broke the pully (Super Sapper, that's me )

Mal
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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2006 - 05:13 PM UTC

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'Allo 'allo lads,

Hope you don't mind a quick comment from Queenie's old colony :-)

It's really just about this comment... And Andy, mate, this sincerely is not directed you, so please don't take this personally...


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I might have to build a few figures before i am good enough for the figure MOM



Folks, you really shouldn't feel intimidated by the figures entered into the Seil FOTM on HF. If you complete a figure during the month, and you're posting completed shots anyways, just pop a piccie in the FOTM gallery. You have absolutely nothing to lose.

You see, these sorts of competitions are kind of funny... very often it's the appeal of the subject that wins and not necessarily the "best" figure... many of us vote according to the modeller's best attempt... furthermore, and I've seen this with quite a few of the lads, the more you compete the better and better your own work becomes - for some reason this competition just brings out the best in people...

Right... off the soap box did someone mention a pub? :-)

Rudi


You haven't seen my figures. They are brilliant copies of Coco the Clown, its just that they started life as a German Tank crew :-) :-) .
But i will try to get one in, once i find a figure i like.
Andy