Welcome to the 2017 forum GB's

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  1. Ian M

    Ian M GB Mod Administrator Moderator

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    So here we go again! You all groan... Wrong!


    for those that wish flexible, pre planned GB's, we have decided to do away with all the tedious polls and throw you all in the deep end without a life jacket!


    Polux will shortly post the calendar so you can all see what we are on about. You will observe that there are only themes. Very open themes, that can be interpreted in many ways. As long as the base subject you are in the clear.


    We hope that this, together with the user suggested GB's, give everybody the best of both worlds and that we get some great builds going.
     
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  3. beowulf

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    can of worms time.................


    please define 'muscle car'


    i know of an american forum that went in to melt down over that argument lol lol lol
     
  4. Ian M

    Ian M GB Mod Administrator Moderator

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    A big Fast American car designed to go well in a straight line, but corners like a wet paper bag full of jelly.....if you want my definition ;)


    other than that, I suggest that you grab a copy of muscle car magazine the next time you are in the news agents.
     
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    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    There you go...I knew somewhere down the line I had read you and Polux were going to publish a combined list for future 2017 builds. 


    Excellent list too!


    Now, where's my life jacket........


    Yours,


    Captain Smith - RMS Titanic 
     
  6. papa 695

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    Well I think it's a very nice list. Something for everyone. Well done Ian and Polux.
     
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    Hi Ian and Polux,


    First off great calendar, 


    I have tried to find the definition for Lorrie, but am a bit confused - so a lorrie according to the free dictionary is a 

    1. A small cart or wagon moving on rails, as those used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish; also, a barrowor truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.
    2. A motorized wheeled land vehicle, esp. a large one, with a cab for the driver and a separate rear compartment fortransporting freight; called truck in the U. S.

    So my question s it a Railcar or a Truck?


    Also with the Military GB and Civillian GB - will those be decided later?
     
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    spanner570 SALAD DODGER Moderator

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    Bob, it's a road going wheeled vehicle. It's called a lorry here in Britain.


    Can't help with your second question, sorry.
     
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    Bob I think it's ANY of the above for ease and scope for everyone to join, you choose what Lorry, attack helicopter etc you wish to build. 
     
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    Thanks Ron, that clarifies it.

    Thanks Ian, makes sense now.
     
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    Bob we call them trucks,18 wheels that type of thing, :D
     
  12. Ian M

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    And there was me thinking that Australians spoke English. I guess that I could have said Truck, but then people in Scandinavia would have built a fork lift, LOL
    Ron cleared it up quite well. Might have helped if It was spelt correctly as well  :$


    The Military GB and Civilian GB, At the bottom to which you refer is just the key: Green Military, Blue Civilian...(Over Kill? LOL).


    Right then. As I said in my opening post. Something for everyone, A bit of everything for everyone and subjects that are very open.
     
     
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    can we have a definition of 'attack helo' please.......is it a dedicated type of help such as Apache, Cobra or Tigre?..............or something like a Navy Lynx armed with torpedos?......or even an army Lynx or a Bo105 armed with TOW?
     
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  14. Ian M

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    A helicopter that attacks things....? 
    Seriously: As long as it is armed to the teeth and not a cargo carrier would be my guess.
     
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    Ian mate, would these three qualify? They are all heavily armed. 


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  16. Ian M

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    The title for the builds in the set calendar are, set as lose as they can be, so that the members can interpret the theme in their own way, as long as it has relevance to the theme.
    If I have to give a thumbs up for every subject on the set calendar, I can only assume the idea is not as good as we had hoped.
    A quick run down the set build calendar. These are MY interpretations of the title/theme:


    Attack helicopters: A helicopter that was designed to attack a target directly. (not a troop transport or cargo chopper).
    Allied Tanks: A tracked armoured thing with a big gun in/on it.

    Air craft of the Cold War: Any aircraft from either side that was active during the cold war period.(1945-1980's)
    Military Ambulance: Any military transport used to carry injured people  that has a big red cross sigh on it. army navy, airforce....



    Muscle cars: American muscle cars; big car, big motor, crap handling in corners. I would also allow European type custom cars. Just NOT Uber super sports cars like Ferrari or Lambo's Bugatti.   ( whole other build idea there....)


    As for the other Civilian based builds. any of them can be pretty much anything as long as owned by a private civilian and not a military organisation.
     
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    My personal build plan for 2017 includes a 1/48 helicopter, either a Sea King HAR3, Wessex HU5 or CH34 so I'm going to have to rule out joining the attack helicopter GB. I also note the Aircraft of the Cold War GB is very broad in definition so I could slip them in there. I also have a Harrier GR3 and F106 Delta Dart in my 2017 plan.


    There are two nominated GB's that feature the EE Lightning and MD Phantom, both of these are also Cold War era aircraft.


    I think there are plenty of options for me here.
     
  18. mr grumpylee

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    This is all foggy up for me...have I mist something!?  :|


    Where does the battleship, destroyer, corvette GB fit in?  o_O


    Long days and sleep deprivation...makes Lee a tired boy


    Lee :)
     
  19. Ian M

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    Good morning Lee. Lol.


    there are two sections for GB's. 


    The forum GB's, the calendar above in this thread.


    Then there's the member suggested GB's, where the Battleship one is.... :)
     
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    Would a hospital ship qualify as a military ambulance??.


    Albeit a rather large one
     
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