Who's ready for a new Challenge Build?

Use at least one plate (size, shape, quantity, etc., are builder's choice) as the basis for a “Sci-Fi thing” build. <B>Deadline: 1 Sptember 2017</B>

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Post by Scotaidh » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:18 am

raser13 wrote:Yay! I'm in my new house!!!!! :beer: :beer: :beer: Now I just need to unpack. So this weekend will be shopping for parts for this challenge.

I've already got a pretty good idea what I'm doing for this build. Especially with a year to do it in I'm going to go all little big. And I even have a plan for the barrel clip that I have been we xtra challenged to put into the mix.

I'm going to try to mix in as many plastic utensils, glasses, plates,cups, and cake decorating stuff as I can. Really anything made to work with food.

I like these challenges, it's great for people newer to the hobby, or newly returning to the hobby ,to see that you can use almost anything in a scratch build. Or that you don't need to spend a fortune on parts or kits to make mods to your models. Heck you don't even need a kit just some plastic yard sale signs, some pens or makers, a glass or two. And you can make almost anything. Just takes looking at everyday objects in a new way.
Congrats on the house! :) And, on the successful move! Those always wipe me out - especially when I unpack my built models and survey the inevitable damge ... :( Still, now that I pack them in ziplock baggies, at least any loose parts are still there for re-attachment. :)

I'm still playing with my designs, getting them finalized. I like to play with shapes & designs on my computer - I'm still in that phase. I am thinking of making more than one build for this - at least two.

I've been haunting my local dollar store, and looking at those I pass with plans to go back to see what they may have that my local one doesn't ... :)
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Post by raser13 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:59 am

Check party stores too. They have tons of different shaped plastic bowls,plates and such. And a lot of different shaped utensil handles. And so much, much more. And their usually not bad on price.

I think I'm going to be doing a station with a ship either docked, or orbiting. I might even make some support ships if I get time. Use some spoons for the saucer secions on the smaller ones maybe. We'll see how things go over the next year.
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Post by raser13 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:29 pm

It's not a whole lot. But here is the start of my stash for this.

https://m.imgur.com/DcNVi7v

https://m.imgur.com/PigtaiE

https://m.imgur.com/jxZ2gUx

https://m.imgur.com/WwesHKf

Like I said. Not much. But I've been window shopping while we've been doing all of this house stuff. So after pay day on Fri. it will be a mass influx of parts.

Wasn't this supposed to be added to the challenge section of the forum after we added 1-0 to the list? What gives?
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Post by MillenniumFalsehood » Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:45 pm

I've been looking through different serving plates. I've already identified several interesting ones to use for what I have in mind. :) I just wish I could move faster on this commission so I could get to this fun build! :D
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Post by Scotaidh » Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:41 pm

I simply went out - dollar stores, I-Party, Michael's - and bought whatever looked likely.

I have plates of differing sizes and composition; two football-shaped finger bowls; 4 scoops; two oval platters;plastic champagne 'glasses'; party favours; one package of small plates;and, my piece-de-resistance, from Michael's - two sets of the 'mystery part' as used in the very first Iron Modeler. :)

I'm not done acquiring parts/greeblies, but Life has intervened, for now. :)

I also acquired a package of black jelly beans ... :D :D I is very happy!
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Post by Blappy » Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:55 am

Looks like we have our forum section everyone. LETS BUILD!

I already started a thread for mine.
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Post by Lonewolf » Sun Feb 12, 2017 4:32 pm

I'm gonna have to withdraw. I'm up to my eyeballs in alligators, getting the probate estate set up to handle my parents' passing in October and November. The paperwork was filed last week and I'm waiting on the appointment approval from the Court.

I've been spending each Saturday driving two hours round-trip to work at the house for a few hours to get closets/dressers/chests of drawers cleaned out and clothes donated. Their house is a 4 bed/2.5 bath that's 2,900 square feet and it's crammed full of stuff from 51+ years of marriage. I haven't even really made a dent in it yet.

At this point, I'm going to be lucky to even get a couple of projects done for WonderFest.

I'd love to be able to participate, but I'm scrambling to find time to even get stuff done around my own house (just moved in last August), much less my parents' house. Plus I have their cottage up north to deal with (homeowner's insurance claim for water damage) and the cottage is 4 hours' drive, one-way.
Surrounded by unbuilt models. What the heck do I work on next??

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Post by Scotaidh » Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:00 am

Lonewolf wrote:I'm gonna have to withdraw. I'm up to my eyeballs in alligators, getting the probate estate set up to handle my parents' passing in October and November. The paperwork was filed last week and I'm waiting on the appointment approval from the Court.

I've been spending each Saturday driving two hours round-trip to work at the house for a few hours to get closets/dressers/chests of drawers cleaned out and clothes donated. Their house is a 4 bed/2.5 bath that's 2,900 square feet and it's crammed full of stuff from 51+ years of marriage. I haven't even really made a dent in it yet.

At this point, I'm going to be lucky to even get a couple of projects done for WonderFest.

I'd love to be able to participate, but I'm scrambling to find time to even get stuff done around my own house (just moved in last August), much less my parents' house. Plus I have their cottage up north to deal with (homeowner's insurance claim for water damage) and the cottage is 4 hours' drive, one-way.
Well ... dang. :( Sorry, my friend. That's a list of some big & fierce alligators, all right.

I mostly insisted on a hard end-date, because folks seem to need dead-lines - I know I do. I wanted some actual results (models) to come from this, because I do love seeing how creative we (the 'collective-we') are and can be.

Best of luck with it all - and if I have to say, please shout if there's anything you need me to do. (I know, that's a pretty safe thing to say from this distance - but the sentiment and the offer are real. :) )
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Re: Who's ready for a new Challenge Build?

Post by Scotaidh » Sun Jun 18, 2017 6:18 am

Father's Day - the middle of June ... which means, there's only three & a half months left to the end of September.

This is the published record of the state of progress for the 16 registered entrants plus one late entrant, Kerick.

0. John Lester - no word
1. Blappy - work in progress
2. John O - no word
3. Robiwon - no word
4. Joseph C. Brown - no word
5. Kylwell - no word
6. Dr. Yo - no word
7. Thom - no word
8. Raser13 - completed :)
9. Lonewolf - had to withdraw because of extraordinary Life issues :shock: :( - Speaking of which, how's things, Lonewolf? Can we help?
10. Andy_USA - no word
11. Stargazer - no word
12. Johnnycrash - no word
13. Prince of Styrene - no word
14. MillenniumFalsehood - no word
15. Scotaidh - work in progress
16. Kerick - completed :)

I really hope the rest of y'all are keeping things close to your collective chests, and that September will bring forth a profusion of diverse builds, each a gem of ingenuity and imagination.
If you can't manage an actual model, then please show a sketch or drawing of what you'd intended. I know we'd all like to see them. :)
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