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Battle for Britain Campaign
Holdfast
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IPMS-UK KITMAKER BRANCH
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2003 - 10:16 PM UTC
:-) This is the basics of what I propose for this campaign:

1) Open to all.
2) All models and dioramas to have as the main theme aircraft that were involved in the Battle for Britain, between May and December 1940.
3) 4 categories:
a) For the novice builder. In this catergory the builder is either; new to building models, new to aircraft models or normally builds other types of models.
b) For the intermediate builder. In this catergory the builder usually builds aircraft and the model is built out of the box (I believe out of the box in IPMS American contest rules is to restrictive. "It has to be in the box to be allowed"?) My interpretation of out of the box includes simple enhancements like PE seat belts and antenna wires but not other detailing useing aftermarket goodies.
c) For the Experianced builder. In this catergory, anything goes from out of the box to hyper detailed ( If you have been building aircraft models for some time and even if you build simply out of the box then this catergory is for you) I would put myself here, even though I build effectively OOB.
d) Dioramas. No size limits, the scene must have as it's main focus an aircraft which was involved in the BfB as outlined above. I am cosidering doing a Supermarine Walrus picking up a downed airman.
5) Any scale.
6) All none dioramas to be on a disply base. This could be as simple as a piece of hard board with a map of the UK pasted to it or a vignette with a single figure. (any mor than 1 figure will be classed as a diorama)
7) Time scale 1st June 2003- 1st November 2003, 5 months, possible extension for late comers. (Although it would be nice to run the campaign on the same time frame as the actual battle I think 8 months is a bit long. Also other campaigns are going on and it would be nice not to clash, to heavily with them)
8) In progress pics are submitted regularly. To me this is one of the most important aspecs of the campaign. Regular updates keep the thing "alive". The delema though is that not every one has access to the necessary equipment to be able to do this and insisting on this means the campaign being restricted to those with the right equipment (no jokes about size not being the issue). It is necessary however to show that the project was produced within the time frame to qualify for the campaign ribbon.
9) Not a competition so no prizes, campaign ribbon for those completing the project within the time frame.
OK gang this is just the basics but I want to keep it simple. Your comments please but keep them constructive and remember this is designed to accomodate all that want a go. So if you think that none of the proposed catergories include you say so and we can look at altering them slightly. I particularly need a solution to the pics problem.
Mal
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Posted: Monday, March 17, 2003 - 11:14 PM UTC
I think you have got a good outline there for a campaign. The pictures of work in progress could be an issue for a lot of us without digital cameras as I would have to "beg, steal or borrow" some equipment. I have already got a camera available to borrow occasionally but would be limited as to when it would be available.
HunterCottage
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 01:06 AM UTC
Don't worry BrandyD we're very patient here when it comes to pics... I'm in the same boat...
Holdfast
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 04:09 AM UTC
:-) Yeah pics are ideal but will cause problems for some. I've had a couple of thoughts over this. As brandydoguk says he can borrow a camera occasionaly, so a start pic and a final couple might be possible? for anyone not able to get use of a camera, then maybe a declaration at the start, that this is the case, and regular written updates may be the answer.
My hope is that everyone involved would regularly post updates, even if nothing has been acheived, as this keeps it all alive. It's all inspiration, if you are struggling or stuck and you see a couple of posts it might give you the push you need to get going. :-)
Mal
brandydoguk
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Posted: Tuesday, March 18, 2003 - 05:15 AM UTC
There would be no problem for me with posting written updates. Talking about models is my third favourite hobby. Trouble is you may get fed up with hearing about my disasters and cockups as my superbly thought out attempt disintigrates into madness and confusion. If I post too often please don't hesitate to tell me as I've a very thick skin and wouldn't be offended. :-)