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New Contest ?

Posted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:24 pm
by animek
Star Wars VII is coming out this year, shouldn't there be a all Star Wars model contest this year?

Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 2:17 pm
by Paul_Mather
sounds like a good idea

Next contest idea

Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 2:15 pm
by Helioaeolian
Here's an idea for a contest: X-52. It's the one number in the X-plane list that was skipped, ostensibly to avoid confusion with the B-52.

You could build just about anything from any franchise. As long as you slap USAF or NASA on it, you're home free.

The definition could even be expanded to include X-men. Or X files. Whatever.

X-52: the one missing number. Isn't anyone else obsessively compelled towards closure?


Posted: Thu May 21, 2015 4:32 pm
by Helioaeolian
Then again, forget about it. I realized almost immediately what the X-52 must be: a semi-scale B-52 dropped from a B-52 mother ship. It's the ultimate government boondoggle: an experiment to confirm the flight qualities of the aircraft in which you're currently flying.

Not only that, but an infinitely regressing set of B-52's ...

Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 4:59 pm
by NX-17000
How about the "Structures" subject that's been thrown around before? I'd like to try the contest this year, but I'm not much of a Star Wars fan. Plus, Structures is still open enough for those who want to build Star Wars. (You could try to argue that something like a Death Star or AT-AT was a structure, I guess)

Re: Next contest idea

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:51 pm
by Butters
Helioaeolian wrote: Isn't anyone else obsessively compelled towards closure?

I second the Star Wars theme. Unlike "Structures", there's a lot of easily available subject matter, and it's topical; any contest started now would close up close to the opening day of Ep 7.

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:11 pm
by Andy_USA
Sorry I am behind the time, I vote for "Structures" myself. As far as available subject matter, yes it is around and in many forms.

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 10:16 pm
by sci-fi-bldr
How about Star Wars 1941............

SW vehicles with a WWII years feel to there design....... :D

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:52 pm
by kalhen
star wars most definitely

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:04 pm
by Andy_USA
I dunno, to me Star Wars is overdone. It looks to me like john has always picked themes that take us out of our box so to speak and stretch our imaginations and abilities.

Posted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:43 am
by kalhen
I been thinking about the next contest and wanted to suggest
Doing a purposeful them.
I would like to suggest we do pink, for breast cancer awareness.
Any type as long as it is pink and one more requirement would be you have to have the ribbon symbol on the kit somewhere.
Please let me know what you think of this idea.

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 8:34 pm
by woozle
playing catchup... How about a Starwars Crossover contest.

in StarWars, the Old Republic apparently, lasted a thousand years (or at least, the civilization did).. what about a WW-II era contest in the StarWars Universe. X-wing biplanes, Diesel-powered walkers, Continent Destroyers, jack-booted stormtroopers, and the dreaded Death Island.
On the other tentacle, what if Jedi and Sith were the X-men of their world.
What would Star Trek look like in the Star Wars Universe... Would the Enterprise launch TIE-shuttles?

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 1:43 am
by Pengbuzz
Idea: How about a contest where MAN is the "alien invader"? What would ships, technology, and for that matter, the people of that world look like as they struggle valiantly to drive the Human race off their world and reclaim their dying civilization?

Keep in mind: "Alien" is a relative term...

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:10 am
by DEC
Hi Kalhen,

In response to your post on 22 Oct- I'm actually fine with it, it is pretty wide ranging as anybody could indulge themselves in there own interest whether it was SW, Trek or Mecha or even real space as long as the finish was the right colour. And Pink is a versatile colour, the SAS used it for Desert Land-rovers 'Pinkies' or 'pink panthers' for camouflage, Recce Spitfires were also pink in WWII. In Starwars the Landspeeder was definitely pink, and I'm sure you all have other examples. Not to mention using the colour as a way to put a new spin on an existing model.

Yep, PINK as the theme gets a thumbs up for me and maybe if the entry fee was increased by a dollar or two it could help raise some money for Charity? Seems like the right time of year to be talking about giving ( as well as wanting to start a new contest).


Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 1:53 pm
by Dr. Yo
I just got a new bottle of Tamiya pink. Its got my vote.

Posted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:28 pm
by Andy_USA
Pink would be good, but you would have to have a humor section then too. :) I still favor structures more, just trying to be different.

Posted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:58 pm
by Dr. Yo

Re: New Contest ?

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:11 pm
by naoto
speaking of pink color.... SPAM is pink... anyone ponder using some of it in a build?

... and on a less weird direction -- how 'bout something totally different -- like a contest for SF-themed bento?
(try Google image search on keyword "charaben" )

Ohmu rice.
( image search on "Ohmu rice" )

and yet on another tangent... regarding using food as modeling medium...

Re: New Contest ?

Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:37 am
by Dr. Yo
The Ohmu-Rice recipe actually looks kinda good. And if the SPAM can-shape qualifies, then....
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Re: New Contest ?

Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:09 pm
by Ramsayman
The more I think about it I'd be okay with Pink as well. There's one thing I've been wanting an excuse to build that would work for that...

But I also like a crossovers idea. Mixed-universe type theme.

Re: New Contest ?

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:48 pm
by artic316
:o There have been starwars ,star trek, babylon 5, anime and several other themed contests over the years with varying degrees of creativity, craftsmanship, and color. The idea of dedicating it to a real life cause is intriguing. Cancer awareness with pink as the main color or highlight is awesome. I would like to humbly suggest an outside the box contest that will take this hobby to the next level. Does anyone remember the original BSG where starbuck and the cylon join forces and create a flying craft that was part raider and part viper ? Well there is the premise for the contest. Choose what ever genre tickles your fancy and mash up a vehicle from friend/foe. The options are endless. Tie and Xwing, Marauder and Starfighter, Robotech and Macross, Lief Ericson and space 1999 ,Crusher Joe and Thunderbirds,Voyager and bird of prey,hell even Viper and Xwing. You get the idea and it is not limited to just small craft; capital ships as well. There will be some real creative concepts and ingenuity to pull something like this off. :shock: :? What do you think of this idea ? If it is a go what should the timeline be ? 1 year ? Open to any and all suggestions , ideas , proposals. Create a contest as a group with as many inputs as possible. Are there any takers ?
How about a futuristic biker gang ? Using Tron lightcycles or SW speeder bikes or something of that nature ? :)s Create a mashup ship from any 2/3/4 genres and each member on his/her own time add to the starship modeler ragtag fleet ? Anybody got some ideas flowing on their designs ? I am just trying to get the club to think in a different direction.

Re: New Contest ?

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:17 pm
by animek
After 3 years, it seem that the prospect of having a new contest looks pretty grim. I miss those. :cry:

Re: New Contest ?

Posted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:27 pm
by zaphod
My vote is for structures and/or dioramas.

Re: New Contest ?

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:10 am
by bronxrumble5
I kind of like the "Pink" idea. I already have something in my stash that would be great for that theme.

Quite a way back, someone else on the forum (sorry, but I can't remember who) suggested "Crossovers." What would a Battlestar look like in the Star Wars universe? What if the TARDIS was assimilated by the Borg? That suggestion gave me a great idea for a project I never followed up on. I would love to get that one done, and see other folks' ideas.

Re: New Contest ?

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:16 am
by woozle
how about a The Expanse theme.