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Title: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Dave W on April 03, 2020, 07:27:20 PM
As we all adjust to the realities of a world where the coronavirus has effectively enforced us all into a lockdown in our homes, I'm looking for ways in which our global WW1 model community can overcome the challenges of coping with our enforced isolation.

So this post is to gauge any interest in a sort of theme build idea, not a Group Build competition as such, more a "community build" in a special group thread.

The idea I'm thinking of has the theme of reviving stalled builds from the Shelf of Shame. Show us projects you have stalled on, and then re-start them toward completion.

If there is sufficient interest in the idea I can create a special community theme build board, to run until this global pandemic is defeated and life returns to normal.

This would not be a competition build event but I will offer a forum prize of a kit or two to entries that best capture the spirit of a community supporting one another in great adversity by showing how WW1 models can boost our morale in these trying times.

If we go ahead with this it would cover any and all scale models covering the WW1 era - land, sea and air. Any scale.

So first, let's gauge if there's interest in this idea. Anyone got a stalled model project ( stuck on the shelf for months/ years?) and looking for a good reason to dust it off and re-start? If so the coronavirus theme build is here for you.

Please let me know in this thread if you're interested.

Stay safe and well everyone

Dave Wilson
Gold Coast
Australia







 
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: RLWP on April 03, 2020, 09:41:39 PM
I'm in two minds, Dave, and this is a personal thing rather than a logical one

There is something positive about taking a stalled project and giving it new life. Seems a good thing to do at this time

On the other hand, I'm avoiding modelling at the moment because my life is complicated enough with what is happening in the world. I always complicate my builds, which is why they usually stall. They don't stall forever

I'm toying with breaking out my WNW Fokker D.VII and building it out of the box, no mods, no special schemes or features.

Richard
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: RAGIII on April 03, 2020, 10:02:29 PM
I like the idea Dave. I have a couple that might fit in. I am actually already working on a shelf of Doom build for the Old WW1 modelers list. Another would be fun!
RAGIII
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: FAf on April 03, 2020, 10:52:04 PM
I like the idea of taking quarantined builds, i.e. shelf if doom, and finishing them... 😊
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: petero on April 04, 2020, 12:15:59 AM
Sounds like a great idea to me  :)

Peter
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Ronkootje on April 04, 2020, 01:44:05 AM
Good excuse to finish my Gotha G.V. finally after 4 years :) great Idea. At the moment I am busy developing a new way to make laminated propellers in the free time I have now.
If I succeed I will make them available on this website for sale in the webshop section. So far the result is quite good pictures coming soon. I had this Idea for 3 years now and finally got the time to realize it :) The first prop will be for the DH9.a Ninak. Spoiler alert I am not using wood for the propellers but they do look like they are wood :) And I had to make a machine that could copy the WNW propellers.

Ron
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: smperry on April 04, 2020, 03:18:10 AM
I'm up for it Dave. I already finished 2 stalled projects for the List Shelf of Doom Cookup, but believe it or not, I have several other stalled builds. A Merlin AEG G.IV, a Roden Gotha, a Roden Strutter, a Hannover and a resin Breguer XIV. So no excuses here, I'm ready to go.
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: gbrivio on April 04, 2020, 06:45:57 AM
I like the idea and I'm already working on several projects from my shelf of doom. If you are going to start a new specific topic I'm in.
Ciao
Giuseppe
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Terri on April 04, 2020, 10:16:51 AM
I really like this idea Dave , but I'm still working . We supply safety equipment and speciality cases for Medical equipment so we are classified an essential business . But I will tag along supporting everyone  :)



Terri
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: coyotemagic on April 04, 2020, 12:36:21 PM
That's a wonderful idea, Dave!  I've got several stalled projects that have been niggling at the back of my mind lately.  It's kismet.
Cheers,
Bud
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: fixman on April 05, 2020, 03:40:21 AM
yes i like it  ,great idea i have some kits to finishing after a long time, so lets go
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Vickers on April 05, 2020, 07:51:55 AM
I think this "Community Build" idea is a promising idea, Dave W. Modelers are among the communities that typically have great resiliency in situations like this. Nightly pub crawlers and disco denizens, not so much.  ;)

I just configured my new airbrush hood this morning (and mentally smashed a champagne bottle against the bench), but this next build will simply be an icebreaker with very few embellishments. It may be an off-topic build as well, because I recently pinned down the decals required to build Imshi Mason's desert Hurricane Mk.I from the 1/32nd Fly kit and I'm quite excited about that. Regardless, I've resolved to decide on the exact model, set it on the bench, and line up the required paints before I go to bed tonight.
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: kensar on April 05, 2020, 08:51:37 AM
A good idea, Dave, but I, too, am still working.  Our plant makes construction materials and facemask materials.  I still have a build to complete, as well.
I'll certainly follow along to boost moral!

Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Borsos on April 05, 2020, 09:31:11 AM
Some time ago I finished my Fe2d, then my Bf-109 and my Whippet tank before. These three kits were occupying my shelf of unfinished models (I don’t call it „doom“. They just wait.... some for years, some forever...) so there’s not too much left at the moment. But however, enough to join in....
Andreas
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: PrzemoL on April 05, 2020, 11:44:57 PM
I will join with whatever I have on the bench. There is one unfinished shelf-queen in my cabinet but it is a model of the aircraft from 1930ies.
https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=10318.0
If this counts I will join with even more pleasure - it will be one extra incentive to get it completed finally.
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Monty on April 06, 2020, 01:25:21 AM
I would be very happy to join in too... I have plenty of stalled/shelf of doom/half abandoned/forgotten (I admit it!) models. Also working full time plus, so expect my usual seriously slow progress... Regards, keep safe, Marc.
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Dave W on April 08, 2020, 05:40:48 PM
Any more interested in a coronavirus-themed morale build? So far we have around 12 indicating they would take part.

I had hoped we would have some more with stalled/ unfinished/ shelf of doom projects for which being stuck at home is a great excuse to dust them off and finish them.

Although the concept was for a WW1 build, what if we threw it open to include any and all models? This is a special theme build to cope with the world's biggest lockdown.

Expressions of interest would be welcome, or would you prefer a different theme? It's your Forum folks, let's have your feedback.

Stay safe and stay well everyone.

Dave Wilson
Gold Coast
Australia
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: petero on April 08, 2020, 08:48:29 PM
I recently moved, so most of my shelf of doom got trashed. The two that I still have are both WW2 aircraft - Meng’s 1/32 Me 163 Komet, and Special Hobby’s 1/32 I.A.R. 81C. I could finish one of them while working on my current, even more off-topic, build, Red Iron’s 1/35 Vostok spacecraft.

Peter
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Monty on April 09, 2020, 01:29:06 AM
Some nice projects there, Peter! Especially the Vostok!
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: RichieW on April 11, 2020, 05:47:55 AM
Great idea Dave, unfortunately I only have one WW1 stalled build. It can only be completed with the arrival of new decals which are held up in the post. Would a learner build quality?
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Thumbs up on April 11, 2020, 07:59:56 AM
Sorry Dave but I think it's a naff Idea.Building models has in my mind alway's been associated with happy times,This virus is not what it seems,it's far more insidious than we realise,and MSM are not helping but spread fear!!!!!! 
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Dave W on April 11, 2020, 08:37:46 AM
Sorry Dave but I think it's a naff Idea.Building models has in my mind alway's been associated with happy times,This virus is not what it seems,it's far more insidious than we realise,and MSM are not helping but spread fear!!!!!!

Well Thumbs Up you have certainly given us your unvarnished view. It may very well be a naff idea ( not my first either if truth be told) but all I was trying to do was give a platform for forum members to have a shared morale building experience that links all of us around the globe during this evil virus shutdown. So sure, naff idea. I was going to set it up but obviously you think I should not. Spreading too much fear maybe? Its easy to criticise, not so easy to offer a creative solution?

So I would love to hear your suggestion for a unifying forum event.

Regards

Dave Wilson
Gold Coast
Australia
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Thumbs up on April 11, 2020, 08:26:40 PM
Hi Dave,
  I felt that you were inviting the troubles of the World into our sanctuary!

Much Love

Laz.
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Iancshippee on April 14, 2020, 03:18:31 AM
Dave, I think it's a great idea for a group build, however I have no WWI builds on hold! my only shelved build at the moment is a kenworth truck, a bit far from our usual topics!
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Europapete on April 14, 2020, 09:24:48 AM
I suppose I should, because the added pressure of a group build may be what I need to actually FINISH something, and start my first build log. No pressure, none at all. Oh, BTW, did I say that I am INCREADABLY crap with computers and it takes me all day to post one picture? I hope it has a long time frame. Regards, Pete in RI. ps, what would you all like to see? SE5a or Dr1? (Voss).
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Europapete on April 14, 2020, 09:39:53 AM
Hi Ian! check your mailbox,
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Monty on April 15, 2020, 02:06:00 AM
The Dr1, Pete! The Dr1! and remember, the cowling colour is... purple! Rgards, Marc ;D ;D
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: aliluke on April 18, 2020, 11:45:23 AM
Hi Dave
I'm on for this - shake me out of model making lethargy! Going to have wrest back my modelling space from my recently returned uni student daughter though - not sure when I can do that...not sure what I should dust off...HMS Fly (probably not), the Dutch Whaler (definitely not), the Hansa-Brandenburg - yep (I guess...).

Thumbs up!

A
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: ermeio on April 18, 2020, 11:29:31 PM
It would be nice,
but I found that the COVID-19 lock down meant more work, even if from home :)
I do not have to travel to the office everyday, but the spare time is close to none
So in the last month I just get prepared to finish some shelf of doom model, but in the end I've spent just three or five hours modelling.
er me
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Mike 'Sandbagger' Norris on May 11, 2020, 08:58:59 PM
Rather than ally a group build to current events, how about a fun build.
We all have a box of unused 'spares' we'll probably never use, and decals as well.
Maybe let loose imaginations and build totally fictitious WW1 era aircraft, sort of 'what if', steam punk designs.
A 'Fun-Dekker' build where your model can be along the lines of the Revell-Monogram 'Funfdekker' model:
 You sketch out your design
 Use you basic and scratch building skills to build it
 Create your own colour scheme and markings.

There would be no need to worry if you have this correct or that needs modifying etc, as it's a totally unreal aircraft.
Most of all it could be fun to build and maybe take you away from everything that's going on right now.

Just a thought,

Mike
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: gbrivio on May 12, 2020, 01:10:10 AM
Rather than ally a group build to current events, how about a fun build.
[...]
 Create your own colour scheme and markings.

There would be no need to worry if you have this correct or that needs modifying etc, as it's a totally unreal aircraft.
Most of all it could be fun to build and maybe take you away from everything that's going on right now.

Just a thought,

Mike


Nice thought! My times are extremely long but I will add a scrap box flying machine to my list.
Ciao
Giuseppe
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: smperry on May 12, 2020, 05:19:47 AM
"Rather than ally a group build to current events, how about a fun build.
We all have a box of unused 'spares' we'll probably never use, and decals as well.
Maybe let loose imaginations and build totally fictitious WW1 era aircraft, sort of 'what if', steam punk designs.

Like this Mike?
sp

(http://i.imgur.com/lD9VnW3.jpg) (https://imgur.com/lD9VnW3)
Title: Re: Any interest in a coronavirus lockdown themed morale builder build?
Post by: Mike 'Sandbagger' Norris on May 12, 2020, 06:39:36 PM
An ME D.VIII - that's good  ;D

Mike