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2023 Provisional Groupbuild Calendar


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The Bunfight is approaching fast!  This year there will be nine STGBs and nine standard GBs.  Nevertheless, the Bunfight will be utter carnage!  :D

 

There will also be two classic GBs which run for a month longer than standard.  Of course there are also the three Blitzbuilds.

 

Below is a provisional list of dates for the groupbuilds.  Note that some of this years GBs run over into next year, thereby raising the GB count for the first few weeks.

 

 

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...Just like the groups of Flying Fortresses grinding forward on those unescorted deep penetration raids to Reich airspace in 1943;  imagine all that Jagdwaffe in the air, more and more Staffeln circling the bomber formations to gain altitude and then relentlessly attacking head on from twelve o'clock high...

 

Oh, didn't anyone mention there's a B-17 STGB in the Bunfight :winkgrin: :giggle: :innocent:

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Hello,

 

3 hours ago, vppelt68 said:

Oh, November is near again! Let there be blood :wicked:

Rather than seeing blood, I would rather see B17s. :clap2:
So LONG live a group build WITH B17s! :yahoo:

 

Regards,

Eric-Snafu35

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2 hours ago, Roland Pulfrew said:

November?  We have to wait until November!!  :sad:

Nope. In fact I'd say it's about to start :lol:

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On 9/17/2022 at 6:30 PM, Bertie McBoatface said:

There are times on that calendar where there are 9 simultaneous group builds. It's going to be a great year for spreadsheets, critical path analysis and all other forms of project planning.

 

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I'm ready!

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1 hour ago, Bertie McBoatface said:

There are times on that calendar where there are 9 simultaneous group builds. It's going to be a great year for spreadsheets, critical path analysis and all other forms of project planning.

Well my semi New Years resolution is to only build one build for each GB I enter next year (far too late for that especially as the Prototypes GB is going already set to trample all over that thought) so nine should be err fine.

 

 

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On 17/09/2022 at 18:30, Bertie McBoatface said:

There are times on that calendar where there are 9 simultaneous group builds. It's going to be a great year for spreadsheets, critical path analysis and all other forms of project planning.

 

Plus a 12 month KUTA GB required to follow this  :wink:

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Crap, I totally forgot about KUTA.  :lol:

I actually did a bit of painting this past weekend on a kit I started 8 some odd years ago...or has it been 9?

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10 hours ago, JOCKNEY said:

 

Plus a 12 month KUTA GB required to follow this  :wink:

 

That's in danger of becoming a permanent state of modelling affairs for me. I've totally lost control of myself, with many more starts than finishes.

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15 minutes ago, Bertie McBoatface said:

 

That's in danger of becoming a permanent state of modelling affairs for me. I've totally lost control of myself, with many more starts than finishes.

 

Spreadsheet!   :lol:

 

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5 minutes ago, Bertie McBoatface said:

 

By the time a person needs a spreadsheet to schedule their modelling it's already too late for a spreadsheet to help.

 

I'm thinking that an exorcism would be the way to go.

Yes, I'm at the already alarming piece of paper on the wall stage......signs the cross and mumbles an incantation

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Spreadsheets don't help. You have to maintain them. That just eats into the time available for starting yet another kit for the shelf

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15 minutes ago, psdavidson said:

Spreadsheets don't help. You have to maintain them. That just eats into the time available for starting yet another kit for the shelf

 

Sacrilege!  :frantic:

Admittedly most of my spreadsheet fiddling happens in between projects at work or on lunch breaks.  Most of the time I'm accessing at home is to check existing AM or paint codes when getting setup for the next build to see what I need to order.  Or to check to see if I "need" another kit I found on sale for a planned scheme.

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23 minutes ago, psdavidson said:

Spreadsheets don't help. You have to maintain them. That just eats into the time available for starting yet another kit for the shelf

 

My spreadsheet allows me to set limits for the number of daily tasks and the number of concurrent builds - although it just gives me a warning if I exceed those limits.  It will also look at the limits and tell me when is the best time to start another unplanned project.    Saturday, by the way.  :D 

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On 9/26/2022 at 11:26 PM, JOCKNEY said:

 

Plus a 12 month KUTA GB required to follow this  :wink:

Welcome to my world! Emabarassingly my KUTA completion rate isn't much better than my standard GB rate, and I suspect a 12 month KUTA would only make the slightest difference!

 

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On 28/09/2022 at 17:12, helios16v said:

I'd probably scare myself if I made a KUTA list.  :lol:

I use Scalemates to keep track of my stash, KUTA and finished numbers. Currently standing at 23 started, not finished kits :weep:

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2 hours ago, vppelt68 said:

I use Scalemates to keep track of my stash, KUTA and finished numbers. Currently standing at 23 started, not finished kits :weep:

 

That makes me feel almost proud of my three stalled projects. (I've been catching up lately.)

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