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Kitmaker Staff Challenge 2009
Tarok
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 01:44 PM UTC
Greetings Kitmaker members,

The staff of the various Kitmaker Network websites will be taking part in fun, no-holds-barred Group Build. There is, however, a slight twist: we will each be building a kit out of our normal genre!

Got your attention yet? Keep reading!

Between 1 February and 31 July 2009 staff members of the Kitmaker Network group of sites will (voluntarily) be taking part in a group build, blogging and building 1 of a selection of kits not within the genre of the site they serve.

But... WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We need YOU, the members of the Kitmaker Network to tell us which kit to build!

That's right, you heard it! YOU tell US what to build!

Each staff member will put forward a selection of kits, each kit of a different modelling genre. And this is where it gets interesting: you the members of the Kitmaker Network will get to vote which 1 kit you would like to see each participating staff member build!

That's right! YOU get to decide!

Over the next fortnight, between 15 - 31 January each participating staff member will post a selection of kits in this thread. You, the members, should state which 1 kit of that selection you would like to see each staff member build. The kit with the most votes by closing on 31 January is the 1 the staff member will build over the Group Build period. Simple right?

Now I should mention that we may have some staffers joining in the fun and mayhem later. They will follow much the same process at that time, and I ask that you show your support to them then as well.

So that's it! Everyone got it? Easy, right?

Staff member shows selection of kits. YOU vote for 1. Kit with most votes gets built by staffer

So there you have it, friends. Sound like fun? Well bring it on!

Rudi

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Edit: Herewith follows the full list of entries (27 Jan '09)

Matt Leese (CALLSIGN: matt)

JAG Collective USS Gearing (1/700)
Hasawaga SH-60 (1/72)
Galaxie Ltd Tag Along Trailer or the 5th Wheel Trailer (1/25)
Scratchbuilt robot

Rudi Richardson (CALLSIGN: Tarok)

Academy 1/48 Spitfire FR.Mk.XIVe
Tamiya 1/35 Scout Car Daimler MkII
Tamiya 1/24 Volkswagen 1300 Beetle
GamesWorkshop Warhammer 40k Immolator
Tamiya 1/700 CVE-9 Bogue



Jim Lewis (CALLSIGN: GunTruck)

Bronco Models 1:350 SeaWolf Class Attack Submarine
Hasegawa 1:48 J35/F Draken Fighter
TBA - Member's Choice



James Bella (CALLSIGN: c5flies)

Hasegawa Bf109E
Ferrarri F40
AuthorSculpt Stalker
USS Momsen
Lost in Space - The Chariot



Scott Lodder (CALLSIGN: slodder)

Ghostrider Marvel Comics fantasy/superhero figure
Monogram '71 Hemi Cuda
Dragon 88
Constellation Ship
Monogram B17
Fantaze "A Pirates Toast" figure



Dave O'Meara (CALLSIGN: Grumpyoldman)

Wallace & Grommit
Renault 4cv Pie
Dracula
Junkers D1



Mike High (CALLSIGN: TacFireGuru)

Czech Model's 1/48th Blohm und Voss Bv 40
Eduard's 1/48th P-40N/M "Shark mouths over China"
DML's 1/35th BTR-70 with SP Designs 2S14 Zhalo-S 85mm SPG and Road Wheel set
Italeri's 1/35th M-108 105mm Howitzer with Skybow T-136 Separate Track Links
Academy's 1/25th Ford G.P.A. Recreation Amphibious Model
Takara's Scopedog, Armored Trooper-Mid-09-Standard Number 8



Rowan Baylis (CALLSIGN: Merlin)

Revell 1:9 scale BMW R75 and sidecar
Accurate Miniatures 1/24 scale 1963 Corvette Grand Sport
Solarwind Productions "Bryn" 150mm resin fantasy Amazon warrior
Revell 1/72 scale Babylon 5 Starfury Mk.1
Airfix 1/72 scale RAF Rescue Launch



Andy Brazier (CALLSIGN: betheyn)

1/35th Academy IDF M60A1 Blazer with KMT-4 Mine roller.
1/10th El Viejo Dragon Miniatures Caribean Pirate (Captain Jack Sparrow) bust.
Revell 1/35thish Battlestar Galatica Colonial Viper
Tamiya 1/700th Waterline series Prinz Eugen, German heavy cruiser
Tamiya racing Motorbike

Joe Szczygielski (CALLSIGN: mother)

Revell 1/24th Army Monza Funnycar.
Tamiya's 1/35th PBR Patrol Boat River.
M54 Vietnam Gun truck



Pat McGrath (CALLSIGN: exer)

Marks & Spencer 1/32 Ford GT40
1/48 DML Focke Wulf Ta 152H-1
Nitto 1/20 Ma.K. ZbV3000 Heinrich PanzerKampf Anzug Ausf H1
Revell easy kit Star Wars Anakin’s Jedi Starfighter.
JMD 54 mm Tirailleur Senegalais 1914
Monogram U.S.S New Jersey



Keith Forsyth (CALLSIGN: docdios)

Ork boss on warbike
1/35 Mig Productions resin Modern Pick Up HILUX Press TV (Hard Top Version)
1/72 Revell S-boat
1/48 Eduard DH-2
The Barbarians are coming! (180 A.D.)



Nigel Julian (CALLSIGN: lampie)

ICM 1:48 USAAF Pilots & Ground Personnel (1941 - 45)
Tamiya 1:48 US 2 1/2-Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck w/Fuel Conversion
Tamiya 1:24 Mini Cooper (New)
matt
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 01:53 PM UTC
I'm totally burnt out on Armor & figures at the moment so my 3 are:

Modelshipwrights JAG Collective USS Gearing in 1/700.....
Aeroscale Hasawaga SH-60 in 1/72
Automodeler Galaxie Ltd Tag Along Trailer or the 5th Wheel Trailer in 1/25

Modelgeek Scratchbuilt robot (Added 1/15/09)
Tarok
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 01:55 PM UTC
1) Academy 1/48 Spitfire FR.Mk.XIVe (representing Aeroscale)



2) Tamiya 1/35 Scout Car Daimler MkII (representing Armorama)



3) Tamiya 1/24 Volkswagen 1300 Beetle (representing Automodeller)



4) GamesWorkshop Warhammer 40k Immolator (representing ModelGeek Sci-Fi?)



5) Tamiya 1/700 CVE-9 Bogue (representing MSW)




Cast your vote! Do your worst!
GunTruck
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 02:21 PM UTC
I'm in too! I throw myself upon the tender mercy of our august membership...

Here's my short list:

1. Bronco Models 1:350 SeaWolf Class Attack Submarine

2. Hasegawa 1:48 J35/F Draken Fighter

3. TBA - alas, I have nothing worthy of building outside Grey Aliens in various scales and 1:35 Figures and Accessories for AFV's for Historicus Forma. I will need to get a hold of something appropriate for HF - so I'll let this pick be a Member's Choice. I'll build what you pick - just be kind and pick something that I can actually purchase and put together!
c5flies
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 02:33 PM UTC
Here's mine, looking forward to ruining......er, building one of them. I think any one of them will look good in a 3 tone camo............

1-Aeroscale


2-Automodeler


3-HF


4-MSW


5-Modelgeek-sci-fi

slodder
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 03:56 PM UTC
Well here is my list of kits for you to pick from.
ModelGeek - Ghostrider Marvel Comics fantasy/superhero figure
Automodeler - a '71 Hemi Cuda from Monogram
Armorama - lets go with Dragon 88
ModelShipwright - I've got the Constellation
Aeroscale - a B17 from Monogram
Historicus Forma - Fantaze "A Pirates Toast" figure

mj
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 03:57 PM UTC
I actually LOVE this kind of group build. Seeing great modelers step outside their comfort zones is always fun. I will update my list here as more staff members come in, but for now, my votes will be:

Matt - USS Gearing
Rudi - Bogue
Jim Lewis - the Draken
Scott - the B-17
Dave - Dracula
James Bella - "Lost in Space" Chariot
Mike - BTR-70
Rowan - Babylon 5 Starfury Mk.1
Andy - Captain Jack Sparrow bust
Joe - PBR
Pat - JMD 54 mm Tirailleur Senegalais 1914
Keith - Ork boss on warbike
Nigel - 2 1/2 ton


Looking forward to casting more votes...

Cheers,
Mike

Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 04:19 PM UTC
I'll toss my chapeau in the ring.
For ModelGeek:

For AutoModeller

For Historicus Forma

For Aeroscale


newfish
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 08:16 PM UTC
great idea!

matt: Galaxie Ltd Tag Along Trailer or the 5th Wheel Trailer in 1/25
Rudi: Tamiya 1/35 Scout Car Daimler MkII
Jim: I think you should do something HF like the new bravo figures try one of them out =]
James: HF 1/35 stalker where did you get this and is it a sci-fi figure?
scott: the 88 from dragon =D

it would intereasting to see what everyone else comes up with


slodder
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 11:08 PM UTC
Great to see votes com'in in already.

Tarok
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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 11:43 PM UTC
Hey James C,

What about Dave?

Rudi
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 12:58 AM UTC
Here we go!!!


Representing

Czech Model's 1/48th Blohm und Voss Bv 40

OR
Eduard's 1/48th P-40N/M "Shark mouths over China"


Representing

DML's 1/35th BTR-70 with SP Designs 2S14 Zhalo-S 85mm SPG and Road Wheel set

OR
Italeri's 1/35th M-108 105mm Howitzer with Skybow T-136 Separate Track Links


Representing (just in case )

Academy's 1/25th Ford G.P.A. Recreation Amphibious Model


Representing

Takara's Scopedog, Armored Trooper-Mid-09-Standard Number 8


Mike
c5flies
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Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 02:37 AM UTC
Hey newfish, the Stalker figure can be picked up Here, from the sci-fi/fantasy PC game S.T.A.L.K.E.R., I find these figures pretty cool looking

Thanks for the votes so far!
mj
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Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 04:20 AM UTC
Updated list. (and gave a friendly "bump")

Cheers,
Mike
Cuhail
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Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 06:01 AM UTC
Okay, here we go...

Tarok- I like the Immolater from WH40K

Matt- Do the 5th wheel trailer.

Jim- The Draken.

c5flies- The Stalker 1/35 figure. (That looks awesome!)

Scott- You got the Connie, DO the Connie! (Is it the recently retired carrier, or the tall ship???)

Dave- Do the Drac. (That looks like an awesome figgie!)

Mike- Do the GPA! (I want a 1:1 of those)

Rowan- Do the Solarwind Productions "Bryn" 150mm resin fantasy Amazon warrior! Me-OW!

Andy- Revell 1/35thish Battlestar Galatica Colonial Viper. (1/35thish? I like that!)

Joe- The GunTruck! DEFINATELY the GunTruck! (Although, the PBR called loud)

Edited as staff presents it's models.
Cuhail
Merlin
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Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 08:00 AM UTC
Hi there

Sorry to miss the start of the fun! Here are the victims I've dug out of The Stash:



Armorama - Revell 1:9 scale BMW R75 and sidecar
Automodeler - Accurate Miniatures 1/24 scale 1963 Corvette Grand Sport
Historicus Forma - Solarwind Productions "Bryn" 150mm resin fantasy Amazon warrior
ModelGeek - Revell 1/72 scale Babylon 5 Starfury Mk.1
Model Shipwrights - Airfix 1/72 scale RAF Rescue Launch

All the best

Rowan
matt
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Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 08:28 AM UTC
here's the link for STAFF to sign up officially http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=Campaigns&file=index&req=showcontent&id=319
Merlin
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Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 08:34 AM UTC
Thanks Matt

Job done.

All the best

Rowan
GunTruck
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Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 08:58 AM UTC
ACK Matt! All signed-up too!

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 10:41 AM UTC
I've enlisted. I've got some good votes, but all different.




--bump--
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Thursday, January 15, 2009 - 12:54 PM UTC
Thanks Matt....I too am "Officially" signed up for the flayin'!

Mike
betheyn
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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 12:22 AM UTC
I have enlisted, and ready for what ever the members decide.
I have the following kits.
Armorama
1/35th Academy IDF M60A1 Blazer with KMT-4 Mine roller.
Historicus Forma
1/10th El Viejo Dragon Miniatures Caribean Pirate (Captain Jack Sparrow) bust.
Modelgeek
Revell 1/35thish Battlestar Galatica Colonial Viper
Model Shipwrights
Tamiya 1/700th Waterline series Prinz Eugen, German heavy cruiser
Auto Modeler
Tamiya racing Motorbike (which i haven't bought yet ).
I am now at the mercy of the members .
Andy
matt
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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 04:35 AM UTC
Come on Guys & Gals keep voting on what kits you want to see the Staff memebers build!!!!
newfish
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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 05:08 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hey James C,

What about Dave?

Rudi



sorry dave i thought id got everyone i tink yours should be the wallace and gromit motorcycle
mike: the m108 deffonatly
rowan the revell bmw motorcycle
andy the m60


mother
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Posted: Friday, January 16, 2009 - 10:23 AM UTC
Alright I'm in,

AutoModeler...Revell 1/24th Army Monza Funnycar.


Model Shipwright...Tamiya's 1/35th PBR Patrol Boat River.


Armorama...M54 Vietnam Gun truck along this line


Joe