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Gunny
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 11:03 AM UTC
Ahoy mates!

Keeping in continuance with our new, "MSW Community Build Contest" we will also be running a similar build contest between all of our MSW staff, in the "Shipwrights Staffers Build Contest!"

The contest will have the same basic set of rules and regulations, with one small twist....this contest will be judged by YOU, the members only club of MSW!

So c'mon, mates, sign up for the "Community Build Contest" and build a model along with us!

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
~Gunny
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 11:17 AM UTC
Ok Guys!!

As you see, we staffers will have our own joy, since we cannot compete on the real competition, but we have a chance to build a model under the same rules!
And you will have the taste of judging the entries
A good chance to have some weight over your shoulders.

I hope you all enjoy this - and see that we staffers, can also build some ships!

Cheers,
Rui
JMartine
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 01:18 PM UTC
Excellent! Look forward to awesome quality and learning from the masters! No OOB category I guess
grayghost666
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 01:49 PM UTC
hello Mark,
i think this is a great idea.can i offer the prizes for the staff build.
something like gift certificates to one of the online modeling stores,if they have them.
let me know if that is ok with all the staff members,
cheers,
Bruce
goldenpony
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 02:18 PM UTC

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Excellent! Look forward to awesome quality and learning from the masters! No OOB category I guess



James,
Yes, we will have an OOB category. I am doing the Trumpeter 1/350 USS Sullivans, to spice it up, I will use one of Gators Masks is he has one for her.

I am looking forward to it.

Clanky44
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 02:34 PM UTC
I'll be doing a full build. Aoshima's 350th Takao with WEM P.E. and some other AM additions, waterlined of course.... chop,... chop!!

Mind you if the Akagi shows up before the contest.... there could be a change of plans



Frank
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 02:54 PM UTC
Egads! We have to build and finish it? Oh my.

Let me check my stash.
Gunny
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 09:10 PM UTC

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hello Mark,
i think this is a great idea.can i offer the prizes for the staff build.
something like gift certificates to one of the online modeling stores,if they have them.
let me know if that is ok with all the staff members,
cheers,
Bruce



Hi Bruce!
PM sent, mate......
Gunny
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 09:28 PM UTC
Ahoy, mates!

Yes, on this day, I personally vow to set aside my ever-mounting workload, and actually clear the dust off of my bench top and start a new build!

In the slipway for me, full build category, a kit that I've been anticipating building since the early release news, BattleFleet Models 1/700 Scale full resin kit, ATF FLEET OCEAN TUG, # BFM708 (with a couple slight modifications), focusing upon the Penguin Class Submarine Rescue Ship, Penguin (ASR-12) as my choice of variants................

Tarok
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 10:06 PM UTC
Mark,

Is this contest only open to MSW staff? Or all KitMaker staff?

While they cannot take part in your community contest, I'm sure there'd be a few keen to take part in the staff build...

I actually would have liked to see this as a staff group build. Would love to see you all build the same kit and see how you all interpret it

Rudi
Gunny
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Posted: Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 10:31 PM UTC

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Mark,

Is this contest only open to MSW staff? Or all KitMaker staff?

While they cannot take part in your community contest, I'm sure there'd be a few keen to take part in the staff build...

I actually would have liked to see this as a staff group build. Would love to see you all build the same kit and see how you all interpret it

Rudi



Ahoy Rudi!


This particular contest has been marked for MSW staffers only, but a "Kitmaker Staff Build Contest" is quite an interesting concept mate...t'will definitely give us some food for thought for the future, though! Thanks for the interest and input, my friend...........
MartinJQuinn
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 03:11 AM UTC

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I'll be doing a full build. Aoshima's 350th Takao with WEM P.E. and some other AM additions, waterlined of course.... chop,... chop!!



If it looks anything like your Nagato, everyone else is in big trouble...
#027
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 08:09 AM UTC
I'm still trying to decide what to build.
Fordboy
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 12:32 PM UTC
Ditto from me as well Kenny.

I will review my stash over the weekend plus my existing ongoing project the mighty E Boat and make a decision as 1 June aint far away at all.

Cheers

Sean
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 01:51 PM UTC
I've made my decision. I'll be building Hasegawa's 1/700 IJN Akagi as a full build.



I'll be using Eduard's Akagi Upgrade set, GMM Aircraft Set and Lion Roar's sandbag set.

Gator
Clanky44
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 04:00 PM UTC

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If it looks anything like your Nagato, everyone else is in big trouble...



Hi Martin,

What exactly would that look like.... oh yeah, not completed! in all seriousness, the goal of this 'friendly' contest is to have all of us finish a model. Ship building as you're more than aware, is a time consuming hobby, one that frequently takes the back burner to more pressing day to day activities. So our goal is to choose something stress free and to have fun... hhmmmm maybe I should rethink my entry

Have you thought of entering in the Community Build contest?... we'd be honoured to have you aboard.

Frank
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Posted: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 - 08:33 PM UTC

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I've made my decision. I'll be building Hasegawa's 1/700 IJN Akagi as a full build.
I'll be using Eduard's Akagi Upgrade set, GMM Aircraft Set and Lion Roar's sandbag set.



Hey Gator,

Why not build her with Lion Roar's crazy upgrade set that includes PE deck, resin island, etc.? I have the Hiryu set, but I wanna see that Akagi set in action. And the best way to do that is with OPM (Other People's Money).

Kidding! Anyways, looking forward to seeing what you guys produce.
Clanky44
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 01:02 AM UTC

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I have the Hiryu set, but I wanna see that Akagi set in action. And the best way to do that is with OPM (Other People's Money).



I'll second that!
goldenpony
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 02:01 AM UTC

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I have the Hiryu set, but I wanna see that Akagi set in action. And the best way to do that is with OPM (Other People's Money).



I'll second that!




You guys brutal!!

#027
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Posted: Thursday, May 08, 2008 - 02:18 AM UTC

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I have the Hiryu set, but I wanna see that Akagi set in action. And the best way to do that is with OPM (Other People's Money).



I'll second that!


That would be too easy.



And way too expensive.
goldenpony
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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008 - 02:59 AM UTC
After much debate and berating by certain people I decided to put on big boy pants and make the jump into a full build on the Sullivans. Since I have a year to work on her, I think I can do it.


Gunny
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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008 - 04:32 AM UTC

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After much debate and berating by certain people I decided to put on big boy pants and make the jump into a full build on the Sullivans. Since I have a year to work on her, I think I can do it.





Now now, Mr. Adams....

Glad to see you finally see it my way............
goldenpony
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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008 - 06:00 AM UTC

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After much debate and berating by certain people I decided to put on big boy pants and make the jump into a full build on the Sullivans. Since I have a year to work on her, I think I can do it.





Now now, Mr. Adams....

Glad to see you finally see it my way............




Ah, but Camelot is such a silly place!

Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Friday, May 09, 2008 - 01:40 PM UTC
I'll attempt to do something, depending on my insane work schedule.
#027
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Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 03:38 PM UTC
Well I've added Loose Cannon's resin replacement island to my Akagi build. I'm going to order all four (Akagi, Kaga, Soryu and Hiryu) because I will eventually do all four.

Gator