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Offline Dave W

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The Des Delatorre International Memorial Group Build 2019
« on: February 02, 2019, 08:03:37 AM »


Today ( February 2 2019 Australian time) marks the first anniversary of the passing of our Forum founder Des Delatorre.
In Des’ honour we have chosen today to officially launch the Des Delatorre International Memorial Group Build competition in what we hope will become an annual event to pay tribute to Des and honour his legacy.
Registered members of the Forum are invited to make a WW1 model in Des’ memory and post progress updates on the special Group Build board that will be created.
A full list of rules is published below. The GB starts today. Registrations via a PM to David Wilson close on March 2 and the group build will end on August 2 this year, giving participants a six months’ build timeframe.
Our grand prize is a Wingnut Wings kit plus we have an excellent range of major prizes  including top line kits such as the new Copper State Models' Nieuports, WW1 model kits from Roden as well as accessories from our generous sponsors. Full details are below:

Group Build rules

1.   Open to all registered members of the forum as at February 1 2019. Members from all skill levels are encouraged to enter.
2.   Your entry may be an aircraft, artillery, armour, vehicle, figure or ship or a diorama containing one or more of the aforementioned.
 3.   The model must represent a WW1 subject operational during the period 1914-1918.
4.   A build log should be started as a new topic on the special GB page that has been created. Initial photos should include proof the model has not already been started. Progress update photos should be added to your build log.
5.   Any scale smaller than 1/1 scale is permitted
6.   Any building medium is permitted
7.    You can enter as many times as you like. Entrants must register via a PM to David Wilson who will compile and post a list of all entrants.
8.   Start date is today February 2 2019 and the GB will run for six months. Entry registrations will be accepted up until Midnight (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on 2 March 2019. After that point no further GB registrations will be accepted.
9. End date for the GB will be midnight on 2 August 2019 (all times and dates are Australian Eastern Standard time).
10. Judging will be conducted by a panel of international judges. The judges’ decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Group Build Judges

The group build competition will be judged on a points system by a panel of highly respected  international judges. The judging panel is: Richard Alexander and Dave Johnson ( Wingnut Wings); Ray Rimell ( Albatros Publications), Lance Carroll ( Forum Moderator) and Alex Belov ( Proper Plane )

Group Build prizes

Grand Prize- a kit from Wingnut Wings courtesy of Wingnut Wings
Major prizes – 1/32 Nieuport 17 Early & Late kits from Edgar Liepinsh of Copper State Models
One of 12 prize kits in various scales very kindly donated by Roden Ltd
Albatros Productions Wingnut Special publication from Ray Rimell and/or a rare kit of his choice.
A package of  50 eyelets and 50 cut tube courtesy of Bob’s Buckles
A 1/32 scale Oberursal engine ( #3216) from Lukasz of Taurus
A Propeller and set of hubs from the British collection courtesy of Alex Belov of Proper Plane.
Two sets  of decals  from existing stock or pre-orders, excluding Limited Editions courtesy of Pheon Decals.
A copy of the new virtual model airplane "Aircraft in Pixels 2 | Albatros D.V" courtesy of Bo Monroe of Flugzeugwerke
A special prize of a 1/32 scale kit from Des Delatorre’s own stash.
A collectible WW1 kit from Forum Administrator Dave Wilson

Good luck to all entrants!

Special thanks to Chris Johnson for his excellent graphic incorporating a photo of Des and an image from the Australian War Memorial collection.

Dave Wilson
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« Last Edit: February 10, 2019, 02:23:02 PM by Dave W »
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A message from Adrienne Delatorre
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2019, 12:02:28 PM »
Adrienne Delatorre has asked us to post a message on her behalf on the anniversary of her husband Des' passing, and to send best wishes to all group build entrants.

Adrienne's message:

I would like to thank firstly David Wilson for his outstanding running of the Forum as new owner, secondly all the members past, present and new for their support both of me and David.

I would like to wish everyone well for this, the inaugural “Des Delatorre Memorial Group Build”.  Also, a big thanks to all the donors of prizes, and for their support of the Forum.

On a personal note, I know Des would be as pleased as punch this is for him.  He thought the world of his Forum and all the friends he made over the years.  He will be sadly missed in the future .

Thanks to all
Adrienne Delatorre
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Re: The Des Delatorre International Memorial Group Build 2019
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2019, 01:40:49 PM »
Des brought a lot of us together on this forum; this group build is a great and fitting tribute on the anniversary of his passing.

Model on!

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Re: The Des Delatorre International Memorial Group Build 2019
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2019, 02:19:30 PM »
Des brought a lot of us together on this forum; this group build is a great and fitting tribute on the anniversary of his passing.

Model on!

I agree 100% with Bo!!!
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Re: The Des Delatorre International Memorial Group Build 2019
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2019, 06:21:39 PM »
exactly my thoughts!
ciao
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Re: The Des Delatorre International Memorial Group Build 2019
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2019, 07:50:03 PM »
Glad to partecipate, this GB is a great way to honour Des' memory.
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Re: The Des Delatorre International Memorial Group Build 2019
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2019, 12:41:11 PM »
A big thank you to those members who have registered for the group build so far. As of today ( Feb 6) we have 27 registered entrants which is really encouraging given the GB was only launched a few days ago. Registrations via a PM to me, close at midnight on March 2 ( Australian time) after which I will post a list naming all of the entrants.

Note - you don't have to decide yet what your GB model will be. Just register then decide later, mindful that the GB ends on August 2.

Good luck to everyone who has entered and we look forward to many more entries.

Dave Wilson
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« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 09:44:56 AM by Dave W »
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