Group Build Description: A tribute campaign to honour 3 of the Great Ones in our hobby; Sheperd Paine, Francois verlinden and Bob Letterman.
The entries should reflect their way of working and the way they inspired you.
That means the original kit and add-ons must pre-date 1990, some scratchbuilding should be involved and at least 1 modified figure is desirable.
Any scale or subject is allowed!
Event Details: (Remember to click “Going” if you want to join the build!)
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Completion Award: [Will be added as soon as designed]
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That is one of the reasons I added you. Help is required and I think doing this together makes it more fun.
I had created an event, but for some reason only the dates showed up?
Luckily Tom stepped in and help out here as well! Thanks Tom!
These are, as Peter stated, just parameters, which are not yet set in stone.
Sure we can expand till say 1995 and change the “should have a figure” to “preferably have a figure”.
Still open to debate. Which is also why I created a team, so that the campaign becomes as enjoyable and succesfull as possible.
Thanks Gents, for answering my questions, and for getting this started. I’m looking very forward to this build. Although I have a few ideas already floating around, there is a wealth of possibilities available in this campaign. The hard part will be deciding what to do.
@petbat Regarding the date… “as good as any” works for me .That said, aside from curiosity, one of the ideas I have is for a mini boxed diorama based on a single Post Militaire figure that I’ve had for ages. I believe it was produced in the early 90’s - later than the proposed “before” date. I was hoping it would be “legal”.
I think the date idea was to use kits that took additional work to make them acceptable. The great modelers were working in the time frame of Monograms Panzer 4. If you move the timeline up to Dragons kits, there is little to do in comparison.
A modified figure could be as simple as using different arms.
If this takes off, I’ll be doing Airfix’ Dodge personel carrier w/ M1 gun, which is by Zvezda 1996 vintage… however the sprues are exactly the same as Italeri’s 1981 323 gun M-1. So I am guessing a reissue and reboxing.