AutoModeler Group Build Discussion Thread

Carrying on where we left off on the old site, here is a list of the potential Group Build themes. I will keep this updated ongoing.

  1. Chopped and Changed - Modified kits, kitbash builds or scratchbuilding projects.

  2. Dirty, Dusty and Rusty - Dirty, badly weathered or fully rusted out “barn find” cars.

  3. White Challenge - any vehicle painted white (or derivatives) - to challenge the skill of the modeler with most difficult finish.

  4. Bad Taste - for ugly custom build, restoration partly finished or finished in mismatching color cars.

5. Heart of the beast - animal manufacturers, any manufacturer with an animal as a badge (Jaguar, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Holden, Dodge, Alfa Romeo, etc) (April-September 2021)

  1. A bit of muscle - American muscle cars.

  2. The Big Three - Country of Origin (as listed in post below by Andy)

8. The Blue Oval - anything Ford (October 2019 - March 2020) - COMPLETED

  1. Land of the Rising Sun - anything of Japanese manufacture

10. Big Rigs - Trucks rigid or articulated (Perpetual annual event Jan-Dec)

  1. The Early Years of Auto - anything manufactured prior to the start of WWII

12. Strip, Track and Trail - Drag strip, Race circuit or Rally track cars, bikes and trucks (April - September 2020) - COMPLETED

  1. When Two or Three will do - Bikes and Trikes

  2. Ragtop Rules - Anything convertible or Soft Top

  3. Flame On - Decals, mask or freehand, put the flames on!

  4. Union Jack & Tricolore - Commonwealth and French Manufacturers showcase

  5. Work and delivery - Those light commercial vehicles, pick-ups (Utes), panel vans, mini-buses

  6. Emergency Services - Police, Fire, Ambulance, Rescue, Coast Guard etc

  7. Stars of the Screen! - Vehicles that have featured in Movies or TV shows.

20. Dreams are Free! - Follow your dreams, build the car, bike or truck that you would love to have sitting in the garage!(October 2020 - March 2021)

The Dreams are Free Group Build is under way now, and following a recent vote on the old forum the next to start will be Heart of the Beast in April 2021. I will create a dedicated lead-up thread for “HOTB” where we can post images and discussion for inspiration and motivation.

I am looking forward to continuing growth of the AutoModeler site here, so please feel free to contribute to the discussions with feedback on the list above, or further suggestions for Group Build themes.

Cheers, D