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This group build is to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. It will run from 10th of July to 31st of October, 2015, following the dates of the battle.

The build is open to any scale and any subject that played a role in the Battle of Britain. While the Battle of Britain is foremost remembered as an air battle, builds including figures (e.g. famous historical figures from the battle), vehicles and armour (e.g. AA guns) and dioramas (e.g. airfield dioramas) are eligible provided a documented link can be established.

The model must be built entirely within the build dates to qualify, and the build should be accompanied by a thread in the group build forum documenting regular progress. Post your sprues at the beginning of the thread! By the end of the group build (and no later than 24 hours after the completion date) participants should post five pictures of the completed build in the group build forum which will be organised shortly.

To discourage cynical entries the build is open only to those who have been members of KiwiModeller for two months at the start of the group build and with at least thirty posts in the forums. So lurkers, get posting now if you want to enter! I will also vet for cynical or “gaming” entries and vote rigging.

No entry fee will be charged, but this is a good opportunity to make a donation to the upkeep of KiwiModeller.

The winner of the group build will be decided by popular vote. Voting will run for the week following the 1st of November, ending Midday the 8th of November. A deadlock will be decided by a separate run-off vote.

Battle of Britain Rules, Discussion and Entries thread

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4 years 10 months ago #211 by PJNZ
I vote we don't extend until near the end (if helpful to others). The current deadline is what's helping me push on at present! :blink:
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4 years 10 months ago #212 by grover
If I don't make the deadline, then I'll still finish. Not fair on others who have pushed through to extend it yet when there's a prize on offer.

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4 years 10 months ago #213 by Xtr3meNZer
Well I'm pushing to have it finished by the end date :) Thought I would have had it done by now, but that PE really takes time!

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4 years 10 months ago #214 by Grant
Thanks all. Maybe it was a selfish suggestion because I got the Airfix 1/24 Hurricane out of the stash yesterday. I even opened the bag. :ohmy:

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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #215 by Viperbuilder
If you were to allow an extension then the final day could be the judging day on the table at the Armistice Show (it's only a week after the end of October). This is a show that all of us should be attending and taking our completed models to. If the entries don't make the judging table they don't get judged and you don't have the endless extensions like some of the other Group Builds that don't have sufficient incentives. If you are working to a project deadline then the deadline needs to be decisive and its desirable to have everyone around at the same time to see the all the projects together when the winner(s) are decided upon.

For my .02c worth I support the deadline being shifted by a week to 7 November 2015 for the reasons stated above. :P

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4 years 10 months ago #216 by Grant
I'll be travelling to the US on the 7th unfortunately. I think we will let this run as planned. Ignore my post above. :whistle:

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4 years 10 months ago #217 by Grant
Six weeks left in the build chaps. I'm really enjoying he builds so far. B)

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4 years 10 months ago #218 by grover

Grant wrote: Six weeks left in the build chaps. I'm really enjoying he builds so far. B)

Doh, I hope I can start, let alone finish in that time. Not much going to get done by me in the next few weeks with work. :pinch:

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4 years 10 months ago #219 by jackielinz
Hi Grant, too late for me to join? I want to build a 1/72 Spitfire if not too late :) thanks

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4 years 10 months ago #220 by Grant

jackielinz wrote: Hi Grant, too late for me to join? I want to build a 1/72 Spitfire if not too late :) thanks


Go for it! Not too late at all. :)

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4 years 10 months ago - 4 years 10 months ago #221 by jackielinz

Grant wrote:

jackielinz wrote: Hi Grant, too late for me to join? I want to build a 1/72 Spitfire if not too late :) thanks


Go for it! Not too late at all. :)


sweet, It will be a gift for one of my best mates from England. I will make a start in a week, but will tell him I started today for commemoration of England's early exit of RWC2015. I am sure he will be extremely pleased about the idea.
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4 years 9 months ago #222 by Grant
Just a friendly reminder that there are just three and a bit weeks until this build ends on the 31st. I see a couple of builds nearing completion. Who will win the prize? :cheer:

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4 years 9 months ago #223 by PJNZ
Yep, pushing to get done by the finish date!

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4 years 9 months ago #224 by Grant
Just two weeks to run folks! Several completed builds now, and a few nearing the finish line. B)

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4 years 9 months ago #225 by Xtr3meNZer
Quality builds all around!

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4 years 9 months ago #226 by Grant
Where did the time go? Last week of the group build chaps. Show em if you got em! :)

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4 years 9 months ago #227 by Xtr3meNZer
Only a couple of days to go :)

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4 years 9 months ago #228 by Gary
Ah crap, thought I had the weekend as well, meh never mind, it'll be a surprise for Armistice.



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4 years 9 months ago #229 by Grant
I guess technically you have until the end of Saturday but I doubt too many would notice if that crept into Sunday morning. :whistle: I'd like to get the voting thread organised by Sunday evening so it would be good if pics appeared sometime before then. :)

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4 years 9 months ago #230 by Grant
Final day folks! We will be accepting finished builds up until noon tomorrow.

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4 years 9 months ago #231 by Wally
I'm gonna try for 5 photos by noon tomorrow. I'm taking a break right now (4pm) to post where I'm at, fully painted, ready to decal. I've had to change my subject aircraft due to decal availability.
I'll keep it a surprise until I post the finished model ...
All this, of course, takes no account of the big game ...
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4 years 9 months ago #232 by PJNZ
I'll have 5 up by noon too. By then we will know if we are Rugby World Champs!

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4 years 9 months ago #233 by Grant
It's over! Thanks to everyone who took part, whether doing a build or offering comments or encouragement. And congrats to those who made it across the finish line. I'll start the voting thread this afternoon. B)

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