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#1 peebeep

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 10:50 PM

I hereby announce for the delight and delectation of the membership a Group Build of specific purpose, to whit, provide a splendiferous display for the forthcoming Scalemodelworld 2008. The theme will be:

Best of British

Entries can be any subject matter, planes, trains, ships, armour, cars, figures, in fact anything that is British and representing the absolute pinnacle of British science, technology, art and design, or excellence in any given field. Great British turkeys will not be acceptable – you know the ones, Titanic, Boulton Paul Defiant, Austin Allegro, et al, only the very Best of British will be eligible for placement upon the hallowed tables.

This group build will be led by peebeep, assisted by dswoofie and seanrgb who will arbitrate upon matters arising e.g. subject matter for entries and general group build administration. The Best of British will run from 10th May 2008 until 1st November 2008.

Our glorious and mighty (strange) leader, in his wisdom, has proclaimed that prizes are to be bestowed upon authors of unusual and excellent entries, but to claim such a prize your entry must be deemed acceptable by the group build leadership and be available for placement and inspection upon the hallowed tables at Scalemodelworld 2008. The table visitors will then cast votes according to the merit of each entry, the winners thus being able to lay claim to their prize.

So over to you, the wonderfully talented members of Britmodeller, espousing the virtues of British-ness to the four corners of the Globe. Here’s the very

Best of British

to you all!

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:00 PM

:wow: Now there's a challenge! Must say, that's a great subject for a GB. Do I hear the donning of thinking caps? ^_^

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Posted 09 May 2008 - 11:13 PM

Now there's a challenge! Must say, that's a great subject for a GB.


I'm presuming it's a challenge because there is so much to choose from?! We have high hopes for this GB. :D

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 06:45 AM

I think calling the Titanic a turkey is a tad harsh old boy!

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 07:07 AM

IS this like a "The Apprentice" for kits? :gobsmacked:

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 07:20 AM

I think calling the Titanic a turkey is a tad harsh old boy!

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Well it did sink on its maiden voyage Jen :rofl:

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:29 AM

I think calling the Titanic a turkey is a tad harsh old boy!


Possibly and one could argue its Britishness and excellence in many respects - I'm willing to be persuaded. What I am really thinking is that Titanic had sister ships that were also British and excellent, serving in war and peace and mostly forgotten. Whilst one of them was sunk thus engaged, they didn't self destruct against an iceberg. Britannic or Olympic anybody?

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 11:35 AM

IS this like a "The Apprentice" for kits? :gobsmacked:


Not the kits themselves old chap, but the subject matter will be judged as to its Britishness and excellence. Anything that might be considered naff will be shown the red card!

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 01:02 PM

Possibly and one could argue its Britishness and excellence in many respects - I'm willing to be persuaded. What I am really thinking is that Titanic had sister ships that were also British and excellent, serving in war and peace and mostly forgotten. Whilst one of them was sunk thus engaged, they didn't self destruct against an iceberg. Britannic or Olympic anybody?

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Very fairly put, and I agree. My first thought on seeing this was in fact HMS Hood. She quintessentially stood for all that was great about Britain between the wars yet in some ways was as flawed as was the Titanic, and also fell at the first hurdle.

So, I am offering a Trumpeter Hood in 1/350 or (maybe and) an Airfix 1/24 Spitfire Ia. Not only a great British creation in the flesh, but also in the form of one of Airfix's best ever kits (imo)

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Posted 10 May 2008 - 02:10 PM

Very fairly put, and I agree. My first thought on seeing this was in fact HMS Hood. She quintessentially stood for all that was great about Britain between the wars yet in some ways was as flawed as was the Titanic, and also fell at the first hurdle.


The Mighty 'ood was a 'tween wars icon, on that account alone I would find it perfectly acceptable.

Jen, if you don't mind I will copy your post onto the sign up thread so that it is visible there and confirm acceptability for all to see.

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Posted 14 May 2008 - 08:06 PM

Is there are any allowance for models started before May 10th, or is the GB open only to completely fresh builds?
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Posted 14 May 2008 - 10:35 PM

Let's have a look then! I'm sure we can be flexible, especially if it is something interesting.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 06:44 AM

Another question.
What about builds vouched for other GBs, that are British and Great?
Do you still want to see the photos, and put them on the table?

I've vouched this (in 1/48th) http://www.airliners...next_id=0242218
for a GB on ARC.

Usual form is to only eligable for prizes on the original GB.

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:42 AM

Let's have a look then! I'm sure we can be flexible, especially if it is something interesting.


This one was designed by one of Britain's most innovative engineers, and was the most numerous British bomber produced during WW2:
http://www.britmodel...showtopic=12190
Many hours spent on it already, yet none of the major sub-assemblies has been put together yet! At my current work rate it may be all I've completed before Telford....
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Posted 15 May 2008 - 09:56 AM

What about builds vouched for other GBs, that are British and Great?
Do you still want to see the photos, and put them on the table?


I think we're pretty well laid back (some say horizontal) enough to say yeah, no problem. Don't forget the prime purpose of this GB is to give us sufficient models for an outstanding display at SMW 2008 and the GB is for everyone's enjoyment. If you could make a request in the sign up thread so that we can follow the protocol and treat everybody equally, I will then add your entry to the list and I would not be quibbling about eligibility for prizes etc. Of course we would like to see progress of the build without recourse to looking at other fora...

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 10:01 AM

Heraldcoupe, I don't think any of us would regard your build to be sufficiently advanced so as to exclude it from the GB, so if you would like to make a request in the sign up thread (see above) I can add you to the list.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 08:00 PM

I think we're pretty well laid back (some say horizontal) enough to say yeah, no problem. Don't forget the prime purpose of this GB is to give us sufficient models for an outstanding display at SMW 2008 and the GB is for everyone's enjoyment. If you could make a request in the sign up thread so that we can follow the protocol and treat everybody equally, I will then add your entry to the list and I would not be quibbling about eligibility for prizes etc. Of course we would like to see progress of the build without recourse to looking at other fora...

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Understood, I can post photos at the same time as I post them on the other side. That one doesn't open until August - so I might be quiet until then.

BUT, if I open the box on any other British subject before SMW - you'll be the first to know about it.

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Posted 20 May 2008 - 08:14 PM

BUT, if I open the box on any other British subject before SMW - you'll be the first to know about it.


Absolutely cracking mate!

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 03:36 PM

Here's a thought, how about the Sherman Firefly? Yes, the vehicle is of American design but when the 17 pounder was fitted plus all the other modifications made, it did indeed become "The best of British", a testament to what could be done with British ingenuity and engineering.

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I hereby announce for the delight and delectation of the membership a Group Build of specific purpose, to whit, provide a splendiferous display for the forthcoming Scalemodelworld 2008. The theme will be:

Best of British

Entries can be any subject matter, planes, trains, ships, armour, cars, figures, in fact anything that is British and representing the absolute pinnacle of British science, technology, art and design, or excellence in any given field. Great British turkeys will not be acceptable – you know the ones, Titanic, Boulton Paul Defiant, Austin Allegro, et al, only the very Best of British will be eligible for placement upon the hallowed tables.

This group build will be led by peebeep, assisted by dswoofie and seanrgb who will arbitrate upon matters arising e.g. subject matter for entries and general group build administration. The Best of British will run from 10th May 2008 until 1st November 2008.

Our glorious and mighty (strange) leader, in his wisdom, has proclaimed that prizes are to be bestowed upon authors of unusual and excellent entries, but to claim such a prize your entry must be deemed acceptable by the group build leadership and be available for placement and inspection upon the hallowed tables at Scalemodelworld 2008. The table visitors will then cast votes according to the merit of each entry, the winners thus being able to lay claim to their prize.

So over to you, the wonderfully talented members of Britmodeller, espousing the virtues of British-ness to the four corners of the Globe. Here’s the very

Best of British

to you all!