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Call for a Scratch Builders Campaign
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 07:04 AM UTC
We are trying to put together a scratch builders campaign over on the armor blog.

Calling all Scratch Builders

- Any subject, any era, any medium -

The link to the thread is as follows:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=248425&page=21#2234229
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:32 PM UTC
Vehicles, structures, real or fantasy, - whatever - over the next 12 to 18 months???????

Guys, Gals - What's Up?
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Posted: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 08:52 PM UTC
Be sure to check out "Conversions and Scratch Builds" thread over at:

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=248425


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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 02:39 AM UTC
Sounds like fun, might have to join in.

Happy Modeling,
Joe
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 04:24 AM UTC
Hi Michael,

Would adding extra plate & bar armour & guns 3/4 of vehicle mass count as enough of an upgrade?

Cheers mike
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 07:16 PM UTC
Personally I consider the challenge of bar armor to always qualify as a scratch build. Nick drives me crazy with his home built bar armor creations.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 11:10 PM UTC
I'm joining. Very likely with a Mad Max inspired car with armor and guns.
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Posted: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 12:07 AM UTC
Hi Michael,

In that case I will join in the fun too, when is it starting & finishing?

Cheers Mike
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 10:14 PM UTC
Attn: Scratch Builders


Gentlemen

I am proposing a scratch builders campaign - any subject, any scale, any era, any medium.

The model does not have to be totally scratch built. Only a significant portion or a single significant feature needs be scratched to qualify. Started builds allowed. (a chance to finish some of those shelf queens!)

Also if editorial management allows - models being built for other campaigns/contests would be allowed AND for those finishing three or more builds a special ribbon in addition to the primary ribbon.

Would you perhaps be interested?

Best Regards
Michael Koenig
165thspc

(Please forward on to anyone else you think might also be interested.)

Link to thread:

https://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=248425&ord=&page=20
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Posted: Friday, November 24, 2017 - 10:49 PM UTC
I have nine stated to be onboard so far!
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 04:04 AM UTC
Put me up as #10 Mike. No harm in trying something new!
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 05:43 AM UTC
Thank you Sir!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 09:32 PM UTC
Campaign tentatively approved. We are now twelve members interested.

The only thing that now needs to happen is for me to get over this killer flu that I have concocted and file the darn paperwork.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 09:59 PM UTC
Damn bastard this flu,Mike- I had it 6 weeks ago.

I wish you feel better soon!
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 10:21 AM UTC
Hey Mike - sorry to hear about that case of the flu! Truly a bummer, and really hard to feel like building if you feel lousy! Hope your back and good to go soon!

I'm thinking of a few builds for this - I like a specific type of off road race truck - I've built these before but one heck of a fun build! And of course - some sort of an AFV - Thanks for the nice words about the bar armor! No picnic to do - but the results are nice! Next - maybe some post apocalypse tough truck? Or car? Who knows just yet....and of course, there's always some sort of recovery or construction build?

All sounds good to me! Thanks for coming up with the idea for a campaign!

Feel better!
Nick
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Posted: Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 03:06 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hey Mike - sorry to hear about that case of the flu! Truly a bummer, and really hard to feel like building if you feel lousy! Hope your back and good to go soon!

I'm thinking of a few builds for this - I like a specific type of off road race truck - I've built these before but one heck of a fun build! And of course - some sort of an AFV - Thanks for the nice words about the bar armor! No picnic to do - but the results are nice! Next - maybe some post apocalypse tough truck? Or car? Who knows just yet....and of course, there's always some sort of recovery or construction build?

Hi Nick,
A different Mike hear, I may need to borrow your aforementioned bar armour advice & skills idea on how to make, as never done it before.

Cheers
(kiwi) Mike

All sounds good to me! Thanks for coming up with the idea for a campaign!

Feel better!
Nick

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Posted: Friday, December 15, 2017 - 07:59 PM UTC
I do apologize folks but this flu really has me down. Had a few days of feeling better and then I got hit with it again! It makes getting the brain to shift into the "composition" mode to write the "Scratch Built" campaign application very difficult.

However working in the "manual construction" mode while sick is a whole lot easier - it is sort of like flying on auto pilot - for me the "muscle memory" required for doing construction requires much less concentration. Also you could say I recently got hit with a case of the "Lizzie Flu" in addition to whatever other flu my Doctor says I have.

Cannot explain exactly why but ever since the "Flying Boats" campaign (thank you Jonathan) I have been eyeing all those "wingy thingy's" over on eBay. Recently bought myself a 1/32nd scale Matchbox Westland Lysander as a first attempt at airplane modeling. (Have not built an aircraft model for some 50 plus years!) Now I suddenly I have started both an 1/35th Storch and now the 1/32nd Lizzie.

I thought, oh what the heck, it will be just a SMALL plane mode. WRONG! You should have seen my surprise when the postman showed up with that BIG shipping box.

No explanation, no excuse!
ayovtshev
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 02:15 PM UTC
Scratch Builders Campaign request submitted!
Now we wait...
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 02:29 PM UTC
Sorry invade I have missed it, when will the start / end timeframe be

Cheers Mike
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 06:08 PM UTC
Mike,

As per request:
Timeframe: 18 months- subject to approval.
Start- May 1st 2018(there's no Campaign starting at this date sofar, so chances for approval are high)
End- October 31st 2019

I will keep you all posted on changes prior approval by Campaign Administrator
165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 10:10 PM UTC
Thank you Angel.
matt
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Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 11:06 PM UTC
I'm not seeing the proposed campaign..... Apparently my powers are gone....
ayovtshev
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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 01:12 AM UTC
Matt,

Well, hmmm ...
I used the "Propose Campaign" button,
Filled all required fields and
Hit "Sibmit" button.

No idea where the proposal went from there on...
Maybe to John Pereira(Nito)?

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Posted: Monday, January 08, 2018 - 04:06 PM UTC
it very well could be.
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:56 AM UTC
When approved I'm in. Do figures count?