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I had an idea!! Whos interested?!?
Posted by heroncustom on Monday, February 25, 2013 2:59 PM
I got thinking this section doesnt see much action. Not sure why its a great idea.
But i thought of a way we could make a great idea better.
I thought we could expand the "community build project" from forum based to continent or even possibly world wide!

Heres my basic plan outlined in a nutshell

I go out and buy a kit that has alot of pieces and sub assmblys.

I then divide those sub assmblies into there own respective packaging. Example: entire engine package, chassis package, body pieces etc. All packaged with a photo of said assmbly for referance purposes

Folks who want to be involved will then be shipped their indivdual package and photo to be completed. Once everyones portion is completed then would then be sent to one builder ( chosen by vote?) to then combine the finished sections into one finished model.

Said model could then possibly taken to shows where it could be shown off or maybe featured in the fine magazine who hosts such a forum for us??

I dunno just a thought and curious how many would be interested in something like this, and if anyone has any ideas.

Yes i know one downfall of this is the cost of shipping but u thought it could be worth such an interesting project!
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 25, 2013 3:21 PM
Thats a good idea! Would sure make winter pass a little easier! --S56>
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Posted by dragon3870 on Monday, February 25, 2013 8:58 PM

im game  i dont care what part i build  it might be fun

David V Davis

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Posted by bwilkinson97322 on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:39 AM

i deffiently would be interested! I live in Oregon but very interested in a project like that.

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Posted by ledfut390 on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 2:48 PM

Totally in, this is a great idea!

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Posted by Snake45 on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 4:56 PM

Could be a very interesting idea and project. Depending on the subject matter and kit, I might be interested in prepping, painting, and polishing the body, and then passing it on to someone else for foiling or other detailing.

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Posted by rigbuilder on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:22 PM

Being a truck driver with limited space I would definetely be interested. I cant wlrk on an entire kit in my truck bit I could build smaller sib-assemblies. I am totally up for this idea. Count me in.

I love building models.

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Posted by papadan on Sunday, May 05, 2013 12:47 PM

   Does sound good, but what would you use in your selection process of who builds what?  Man, you would have to be soooooo careful of who you selected?

Time limits, how much time would you allow the selected participants to finish their portion of the project?   The list goes on and on, about the cons to this endeavor .

 I would suggest that if you really wanted to do this, that you contacted 5 or 6 individuals, and email them with an invite for participation.

   Be careful, you're about to open a can of worms you don't want to be involved in

.  People are people and NO OFFENSE, to anyone,  there are weirdo's out there that would complain and rant and rave, because they weren't selected or chosen to participate,

Get the right people, the right product, they right definitions, and the right rules, and your project would probably be the most awesome build every seen.   Good luck.

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Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, May 05, 2013 2:22 PM

You are probably right, PopsD!  And I know who he is! Has a lot of ego, but it's all bad.  Too usy counting his model shelves and little plastic parts drawers, all the year he's been retired!  You can actually say, he'd complain if he was hung with a new rope!!!!  It'd be tons of fun, though! And you'd need some type of project coordinator to police the build.  We gonna try it, instead of just talking it??    S56->

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Posted by gloozalot on Sunday, May 05, 2013 7:28 PM

I don't have any ideas how to choose.  Throw all the names that commit in a box and have a third party that don't give a rats rear about the hobby draw them?  I think it would be a very interesting build.  You can add my name, I won't complain chosen or not.

To Err is human, to blame it on someone else shows management potential.  

 

 

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Posted by papadan on Monday, May 06, 2013 1:27 AM

So far, I've come up with 10 different departments on this idea.

Need a project coordinator

disbursement

planning

assignments

Mediator

Supplier

and the kit hasn't even broken down into assigned areas?  Nor have we decided on Scale, Model, Type,

after that we'd have decide on color, coordination colors, parts to use and not use, steering, suspension, what do we want to work or not work, lights, doors, trunk,  whew, Would be a tough.  

Snork at this juncture leave this persons name out of it,  In other words Don't Start bad talking about anybody, right now.  Please try and keep this professional.

This is what you're looking at so far.

Pappy, PopsD  

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Posted by DIRTBOY on Sunday, May 19, 2013 7:51 PM

GOOD IDEA, BUT I DONT THINK A REALLY PRACTICLE ONE THOUGH AS PAPADAN  SAID THERE ARE TO MANY VARIABLES IN MY MIND(YEA I DO HAVE ONE OF THOSE) TO WORK . TRY IT ON A SMALLER SCALE FIRST MAYBE KEEP IT IN  YOUR STATE FIRST AND SEE HOW THAT GOES? OR EVEN YOUR LOCAL AREA ? WHAT HAPPENS IF SOMEONE DOESNT COME THROUGH SAY WITH THE ENGINE, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO THEN? SUE THEM? IF YOU CAN WORK THE BUGS OUT KEEP ME /THIS FORUM INFORMED . I WOULD DEFINATELY BE INTERESTED!!!!

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Posted by rigbuilder on Monday, May 20, 2013 2:05 PM

Once all the politics are figured out and situated y'all can add my name to the pool. I won't complain or be offended if my name isn't drawn. I just think this is a really good idea. I too agree there are a lot of politics involved but if y'all get it Rollin keep me in mind.

I love building models.

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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, May 23, 2013 9:40 AM

Are we making any headway, or are we still playing politics?????   S56-.>

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Posted by markdoo on Thursday, May 23, 2013 2:31 PM

This is a good idea, and maybe/hopefully, won't get so complicated. 

I'd suggest, start with a newly-issued 1/25 kit like the new 1/25 Revell 1990 Mustang LX; (something that no one has built yet).

Then, have potential-builders reply to this post by June 1st, saying they are willing to have their name put into the hat.

Then, on June 2nd, have Jim Haught draw out the project builder's names for each major sub-assembly/component.  (Jim, you'd be willing to do that, wouldn't you?  This could become a forum-focalpoint and maybe the finished build should get some coverage inside the printed magazine, too.  Maybe, Scale Auto magazine oughta provide the kit to be built too... hmmm...)!

Schedule a deadline, (if it's set by Jim, and based on a SA magazine publication's materials due date, then maybe each of the project builders would be serious about getting their sub-assembly built).

Then, bust out the paint and glue...!

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Posted by markdoo on Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:18 PM

I know, I know... there's gonna be more to it than my previous post describes!  

A Community-Build Project Leader is chosen from the 4 or 5 selected project builders drawn from the hat, (maybe Jenny picks the names out of the hat, if Jim is too busy).  Then, Jenny ships the Mustang kit to the Community-Build Project Leader, and then the magazine's staff is pretty much done for now.

The Community-Build Project Leader communicates with each sub-assembly's project builder, a conscientious is reached as to how the kit is to be built, and then he/she sends out the parts to each sub-assembly's project builder and the build begins.  I think it'd be neat if those project builders posted in-progress photos here on the forum... they could also provide their own thoughts as to how the particular kit builds-up.

Maybe the Community-Build Project Leader does the final assembly of the kit, posts some pics here on the forum, and then sends the competed model to Jenny at Scale Auto magazine headquarters for magazine photos to be shot.  

The magazine does a one-page feature article, named "Community-Build", and shows a pic of each major component of the build, (a engine photo, chassis photo, interior photo, wheels photo and overall photo), and the names of the builders are listed in the magazine. 

Then, another Community Build project begins!

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Posted by papadan on Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:20 PM

This is a good idea, but in reality, it would be a trouble maker with this many members?  If you guys really want to do this, I suggest 3 or 4 of you get together on a Chat line and discuss the process of the build.  I can only see BIG problems doing this type of endeavor on this or any large group of member site.  

Good Luck on this whatever you guys choose.

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Posted by markdoo on Thursday, May 23, 2013 3:27 PM

Hopefully, everybody involved would go into these Community Build projects knowing that the true-goal is to have fun building a model, together, as a Community!  

You could be right Papadan, there may be problems, but I'm hoping no problems would prevail!

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Posted by Snake45 on Thursday, May 23, 2013 5:50 PM

Drawing names out of a hat isn't going to result in a particularly good model being built. If this is gonna be done, someone needs to step up and BE a true project manager, picking people for the various segments of the job who are known for their interest/work in that particular area.

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Dragged behind the clownmobile...."

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Posted by markdoo on Thursday, May 23, 2013 10:27 PM

As I previously posted, I think the "goal" of this approach is to have fun building a model, together, as a "Community", with a group of modelers that care about and build the same subject matter, (automobiles or trucks), who also might want/choose to do a build together as a group.  

The quality of the finished build is secondary, in my opinion.  Maybe the Mustang has an engine block that's painted Purple instead of Ford Blue; no big deal!  Maybe the body has Orange peel in it's paint; also, no big deal in my mind!  The build-team planned it and built it together, and some of the veteran builders on the build team should be helping the less-experienced team members learn some building techniques during this whole process... building "our car-modeling community".

Yes, I agree, a true Project Manager should make the whole process go better and might even make the finished build look better, too.  The Project Manager's first goal; make the process fun for every team member!  His/her second goal, a build, (no matter the finished-quality), that every team member can be proud of the part that they, themselves played in it!

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Posted by rigbuilder on Friday, May 24, 2013 7:30 PM

I agree 100% with Mark. Pick a project manager, pick the builders out of a hat, pick the kit, set a time limit, manager gets with builders lays down an general idea, manager sends sub-sections to builders and wham bam thank ya ma'am the building commences. Cut the politics and mela-drama and LET'S HAVE FUN.

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Posted by ericmac on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 10:21 AM

i don't know about anyone else, but sometimes I am in a bit of a modeling slump...like right now! I think this would be a good way to break out ot the cycle. I like it. BTW, there is no reason, if there is a lot of interest to only do one model is there?

Eric

Why can't I stand to slap these things together like I did as a teenager? On the bench 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Victoria, 1932 Duesenberg J Judkins Coupe, 1934 Ford Cabriolet, 1926 Ford Model Ts-the complete set of all six bodystyles.

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Posted by DIRTBOY on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 2:19 PM

Snork56 I hate to admit that i agree with you on some thing, but I do agree with you about politics, but at the same time they are sometimes a necessary EVIL, how else can you control such a diverse group of people/personalties ,  on a  project as big as this. That is why I and someone else suggested possibly using some one at SA as project manager/moderator

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Posted by Old duffer on Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:11 AM

This would require alot of contact.Similar to what you are talking about,but a COMPLETE custom job.Use all spare kit bash parts and come up with a wild custom show rod.One person sends a body possibly customized(flares?) with trick paint already.The next person kit bashes an interior with woodgrain,"fuzz" from the 60'sand dashboard detailing,then sends it along where.someone else drops it on a custom hacked/channelled frame to fit the body.Next person,custom lights and bumpers trimmed to fit.next a removable "carson" or similar top(depending on if this is a led sled or T rod by now.Next person radical custom wheels and foli chrome trim on elblems/custom grille work.Next person custom wired engine and exhaust.FInal product could be a "WILD THANG lol

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Posted by Snork56 on Friday, January 17, 2014 6:17 PM

Think we'll get this albatross (bird) off the ground, before we all have to apply for Obamacare?????

To get back up when you are down, fight when you are struggling, give the extra effort when you are in pain, come back when no one expects you to and stand up tall when people try to pull you down.    That is what makes up a true champion!!   Snork56 (S56) Henry D.  

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Posted by rigbuilder on Friday, March 07, 2014 1:59 AM

Lol Snork it doesn't seem like this CBP is getting  to much attention does it? This is a really good idea if we could just get the ball rolling.

I love building models.

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Posted by shaun.s on Friday, March 07, 2014 2:58 PM

okay, lets all choose a ring leader, and if said ringleader accepts  let him delegate the various duties???????????

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Posted by shaun.s on Friday, March 07, 2014 2:58 PM

I choose big tall dad!!!!!!!!

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Posted by SlowMoSlam on Friday, March 07, 2014 10:52 PM

My bad if this idea was already thrown out there, BUT, how about this. Treat it like a contest. Someone in charge selects the model to be built,  then anyone who wants to enter goes out on their own and buys the model then builds whatever sub-assembly they want , or all of them,following the parameters set (color, etc), then said modeler submits it to the Project Manager (for lack of a better term), then the PM can decide which parts get used. Either by posting photos and votes, or just deciding by his own opinion. The builders bear the cost of the kit, and shipping, supplies, etc, and entries have to be in by a deadline that way the project isn't held up by one person who has too many irons in the fire.  

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Posted by SlowMoSlam on Friday, March 07, 2014 11:04 PM

Additional brain squeezings: perhaps only one sub assembly per builder. And, if I were to submit an engine, it would be interesting to search through the postings to acquire the missing parts, or, I would like to have a model that had pieces built by some of the fine builders on this here website kinda like my own piece of the actual kit that will end up in the magazine.    

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