Traveling Model II

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Traveling Model II

Post by Scotaidh » Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:15 pm

Who would like to do a Traveling Model again? We haven't done this since 2007 - I think it's time. :-) Who's with me?

Speaking as a member of the Grabthar's Hammer team, I had a blast, and it was great to finally see our finished product at WF.

It was good to see the other completed entries, too.

To refresh your memories a bit, here they are - the three completed builds:

Grabthar's Hammer

Tsunami

Black Cat
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Post by Gundamhead » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:55 pm

Sniff *sniff*, I was such a proud Poppa of that whole experiment! I didn't think anybody remembered. I'm down to try again. :8) :8)
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Post by kalhen » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:57 pm

sing me up i am game

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Post by Gundamhead » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:12 pm

For those that didn't know, the idea was this:
You start with any model and build it into what you wanted. Your vision. Any scale, color, doohickey or whatever. You had a week on it, then passed it to the next team member. He could do anything he wanted to it, change the paint, change the scale, but he had to use at least half of it for his vision. The next guy, the next, and so on. The only rules were, no hard feelings, and no total destruction. It was just creativity on somebody's previous idea and work.

As an example I start with a X-wing in 1/48 and build up what I envision for a week. My time is up and I send it to Scotaidh. He envisions a 1/2500 Federation dreadnaught and ditches the wings and starts building the x-wings cockpit and deck into a hangar bay. His week is up and he passes it (and the extra parts) he removed to the next guy. That guy envisions using the fuselage as a non scale 4 legged walker. His week is up and and he sends it on to the next guy who rips the legs off and uses them as struts for a cargo pod he added to it and adds a 1/72 scale cockpit. And on and on. All these guys who cwent before him, need to have some slightly thick skin to see the work they did ultimately altered from what they had envisioned. It was fun and I was a little surprised folk in general sorta ended up adding something more to the original design instead of redoing it majorly...
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Post by M3 » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:20 pm

I'm usually in for something like this, but I'd like some guarantee that it won't disappear like my last two entries. :(
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Post by Gundamhead » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:22 pm

M3 wrote:I'm usually in for something like this, but I'd like some guarantee that it won't disappear like my last two entries. :(
We had one guy last time, kill one completely. Burned it if I remember. It's an act of trust and faith in the team members.
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Post by irishtrek » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:14 pm

Pardon my ignorance, but just how does one 'pass' it on to the next guy????
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Post by Johnnycrash » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:36 pm

irishtrek wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but just how does one 'pass' it on to the next guy????
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Post by M3 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:25 am

With tracking.

Started another round, sent it off without tracking, it never got there. :x
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Post by TimeScape » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:25 pm

Gundamhead wrote:
M3 wrote:I'm usually in for something like this, but I'd like some guarantee that it won't disappear like my last two entries. :(
We had one guy last time, kill one completely. Burned it if I remember. It's an act of trust and faith in the team members.
I was part of the "model killer" group. I was not impressed over his actions. :evil:

However, I beleive I am going to need another round of therapy, so I am in for Part Deux! :D
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Post by Johnnycrash » Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:41 pm

TimeScape wrote:However, I beleive I am going to need another round of therapy, so I am in for Part Deux! :D
Count me in too. What the hell. Put me on Bill's team (Timescape), we are both Canuckians.

BTW Bill, just got your email (got auto junked - oops!). Reply soonish.
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Post by raser13 » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:23 pm

i'm in!! :D i've got boxes of parts just screaming at me to be used! my wife would love some of it to go away and never come back! plus i think i'm going to need a clear the head quick build soon and this sounds great.

how do you get the addy of the next person to send it to? is there an ordered list of names and we just pm them? or is there someone overseeing this that has a master list of names and addys and they just pm it to you as you get the model?
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Post by Scotaidh » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:57 pm

That's seven of us so far - just about one group's worth. Any more?

I have to say, it was tremendous fun. I was fairly new to SSM at the time, and very much in awe of those whose work I saw in the galleries. Meeting them here, building something with them, and finally seeing them in person at WF was huge for me.

Oh, I'm still in awe of their work, but now I know who they are - instead of just screen-names, they are friends. :-)

IIRC, the teams were set up by geographic region, to try to keep postage costs under control. The Tsunami was from the European group, I think - I don't know who built the Black Cat. The Hammer was the Eastern US build.

Team lists were circulated, and the lists were ordered by location - that is, you posted off the model to whomever was closest, after the one who sent it to you. There were some adjustments to this, naturally.

That way I knew, broadly, when the Hammer was coming to me, and I could get ready for it. The week of building was intense, and it was with a curious mix of relief and reluctance that I sent it on ... I pm'd the guy to whom I sent the Hammer so he'd know to expect it.

The last guy built a stand and painted the model, after his modifications were complete.

The important things were;
A - do your modification, and
B - send it on, with any parts you removed packed in the box with the model (in case someone down the line wanted them).

Greeblies were also added to the box, just in case. I urge caution with that, though - the box could get very heavy very fast, with consequent rise in costs. :-)

Nothing says you have to just passively wait for the model to arrive, either. I took advantage of the time I had, waiting for the Hammer to get to me, to build a complete add-on module. :-)
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Post by Lonewolf » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:23 pm

Oh, what the heck. Count me in!

Anybody close to Michigan?
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Post by MillenniumFalsehood » Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:33 pm

I'd love to get in on this again. :) I loved the first two, and it would be cool to be a part of it again now that my skills have improved to more impressive levels.
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Post by raser13 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:02 am

i'm in missouri, usa
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Post by Salamander » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:31 am

TimeScape wrote:
Gundamhead wrote:
M3 wrote:I'm usually in for something like this, but I'd like some guarantee that it won't disappear like my last two entries. :(
We had one guy last time, kill one completely. Burned it if I remember. It's an act of trust and faith in the team members.
I was part of the "model killer" group. I was not impressed over his actions. :evil:
Why would you even do something like that? :shock:

Did he forget his medication or something?
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Post by M3 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:58 am

Okay, I'm in- but this time, I'd prefer to be closer to the end of the line...

I'm in Kansas, so a Midwest group would be good.
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Post by Lonewolf » Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:46 am

I'm happy to work with Matt . . . as long as the model doesn't end up becoming a huge robot with machine-gun breasts. :shock:
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Post by Gundamhead » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:25 pm

Lonewolf wrote:I'm happy to work with Matt . . . as long as the model doesn't end up becoming a huge robot with machine-gun breasts. :shock:
Sorry, it's possible. :P
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Post by Lonewolf » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:27 pm

Yeah, I know. We're the ones that built the Gyno-Bot at Iron Modeler this year. :D
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Post by M3 » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:50 pm

Lonewolf wrote:I'm happy to work with Matt . . . as long as the model doesn't end up becoming a huge robot with machine-gun breasts. :shock:
Been there, done that. I'm trying to avoid working blue for awhile- don't want to be typecast. :wink:
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Post by Lonewolf » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:47 pm

Well . . . . how about hollow-cast, or roto-cast? :P

But be assured, we won't re-cast!
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Post by Scotaidh » Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:46 pm

Here's the count so far:

Scotaidh - Rhode Island
Gundamhead - Maine
Johnnycrash - Ontario
Timescape - Ottawa
Raser13 - Missouri
Lonewolf - Michigan
MilleniumFalsehood - Kansas
M3 - Kansas
Kalhen - Arizona


Any more?
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Post by TimeScape » Thu Oct 23, 2014 6:57 am

Johnnycrash wrote:
TimeScape wrote:However, I beleive I am going to need another round of therapy, so I am in for Part Deux! :D
Count me in too. What the hell. Put me on Bill's team (Timescape), we are both Canuckians.

BTW Bill, just got your email (got auto junked - oops!). Reply soonish.
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Maybe call tonight.
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Post by raser13 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:51 am

Lonewolf wrote:as long as the model doesn't end up becoming a huge robot with machine-gun breasts. :shock:

machine gun jubblies? how did i miss those baby?


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Post by M3 » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:33 am

Vanessa Kensington wrote:Perhaps next time you could try foreplay!
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Post by Jedi Dade » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:19 am

I had a great time with the last one - I was in Grabthar's hammer as well...

I remember taking a ship made out of a mostly Star trek ships and a toy and adding apache helicopter parts and SW greeblies all over the thing... tons o fun...

unfortunately I'm working too much these days to get my own projects done - let alone take on one that has time limits ;)

But I encourage anyone thinking about it to go... its FUN. and if you're part of a tragedy - well we found out early who not to trust...

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Post by kalhen » Sat Oct 25, 2014 1:32 pm

okay i am in
location (arizona)

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Post by Scotaidh » Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:06 pm

If we don't have any more respondants, then I think we are all one team. Do we have a volunteer to start us off? I was thinking that one possible order would be:

Scotaidh in RI sends it to Gundamhead in Maine
Gundamhead in ME sends it to Timescape in Ottawa
Timescape in Ottawa sends it to Johnnycrash in Ontario
Johnnycrash in Ontario sends it to Lonewolf in Michigan
Lonewolf in Michigan sends it to M3 in Kansas
M3 in Kansas sends it to MilleniumFalsehood in Kansas
MilleniumFalsehood in Kansas sends it to Raser13 in Missouri
Raser13 in Missouri sends it to Kalhen in Arizona
Kalhen finishes the model and arranges for the model to show up at WF.

The above is just an example. Obviously, there is room for change and negotiation. Anyone could start it off - we just need to try to minimize postage, because the Grabthar's Hammer was quite large, by the second half of her build cycle.
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