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Proposal: Hot Out of the Molds Campaign
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, December 26, 2014 - 11:46 PM UTC
Well, Christmas and Chanukah are over and New Years is just ahead. All this reminded me of an ongoing campaign idea I had last year but never put out there.

We've all been there. You're tooling along on your latest project and a holiday or birthday comes around. You unwrap your gift from your significant other (or whoever) and WHAM! It's that brand new kit that you've always wanted of your favorite subject! Forget whatever you're working on, this new one is a bench-clearer. You want to start on it RIGHT NOW! How would you all feel about a campaign to cover that situation?

I'm proposing a Hot Out of the Molds campaign for just this situation. It would be a kind of standing campaign (like Hanger Queen) that would run from January to December each year. The rules would be pretty simple: the kit must be unstarted (remember, it's supposed to be a brand new kit) and must have been released no more than six months prior to you starting your build. Separate build logs would be encouraged because you're sort of a trail-blazer here. You're building the kit because you love it so much that you can't wait. Therefore you're giving others a first look at how a new kit builds up from the point of view of someone who (probably) knows the subject.

I would envision this as a cross site campaign covering all subjects but I'm proposing it on AeroScale because that is where I have authority to fool around with ideas.

What does everyone think? I know it's less than a week before New Years but it runs all year, so you have time to join, build, and move on. Comments below!

Michael
endrju007
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Wojewodztwo Podkarpackie, Poland
Joined: December 05, 2007
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Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 04:42 PM UTC
Hi, thanks for proposal! I'm out for the moment, so don't count me in.

I just wanted everybody to keep the discussion to one forum - I've seen your thread on Aeroscale is already on and some people are showing the interest there so maybe keep that as a main thread for the discussion?

Have a great end of the year everybody!
PeeDee
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: September 03, 2011
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Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 05:30 PM UTC
Well I would love to join in but:
I've already signed up for

1) Airfix campaign
2) Hairy stick campaign

Both of which start in a few days.

I can't start another just yet.

Could I join at a later stage in the year? because I will never want to make a promise I can't keep, and won't join a campaign and not finish the project
Paul
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,908 posts
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Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 07:51 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Well I would love to join in but:
I've already signed up for

1) Airfix campaign
2) Hairy stick campaign

Both of which start in a few days.

I can't start another just yet.

Could I join at a later stage in the year? because I will never want to make a promise I can't keep, and won't join a campaign and not finish the project
Paul



Paul,

If you have a product that's not more than 6 months old it counts and you can start whenever you want.

Michael
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,908 posts
Historicus Forma: 7 posts
Posted: Saturday, December 27, 2014 - 07:52 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi, thanks for proposal! I'm out for the moment, so don't count me in.

I just wanted everybody to keep the discussion to one forum - I've seen your thread on Aeroscale is already on and some people are showing the interest there so maybe keep that as a main thread for the discussion?

Have a great end of the year everybody!



Andrzej,

My plan would be to run the official thread on Aeroscale but I wanted to put the proposal out on all the sites to see what kind of interest there was.

Michael
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,908 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 10:41 PM UTC
OK, I'm going for it. The Official campaign thread is here. Go here to check out the rules and sign up. Should be fun!

Happy new year and new kits!

Michael