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Title: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Fri Feb, 24, 2017, 09:06:AM
Please use this category to post your Star Wars Group Build (SWGB) threads.

Details are:
Open to all Star Wars vehicle and figure builds
Runs from now, anytime, feel free to post - December 15, 2017 (Release date of Star Wars: The Last Jedi)
No entry fee
No categories
No voting
Build can be Work In Progress, Shelf Queen or New - forum moderators can move a thread into GB category. Just ask em.

I"ll answer questions in this thread however please do not post your WIPs in here. Thanks.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Elm City Hobbies on Fri Feb, 24, 2017, 01:58:PM
Sooo, doesn't have to be new build to start, can be a WIP?
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Fri Feb, 24, 2017, 02:08:PM
Yes - can be a WIP, Shelf Queen or New. I'll add that.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: modelsinc1967 on Mon Feb, 27, 2017, 04:21:AM
Scott, not sure what a shelf queen is?
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Mon Feb, 27, 2017, 07:17:AM
Its a model you started but didn't finish and it got put up on a shelf.


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Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: urumomo on Mon Feb, 27, 2017, 10:18:AM
    No entry fee
    No categories
    No voting
    Can be a WIP  , shelf-queen or new
    A moderator can move a current build or future build to the SWGB


    This is too restrictive   --  I don't have any Star Wars kits  .   I need more time   .
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Mon Feb, 27, 2017, 11:10:AM
roflol.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: modelsinc1967 on Mon Feb, 27, 2017, 04:25:PM
Its a model you started but didn't finish and it got put up on a shelf.


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Thank you Scott, I have one on the shelf but its to finished to enter I do have some other kits may jump in on this before its too late....
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Mon Feb, 27, 2017, 04:34:PM
Cool
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Belugawrx on Mon Feb, 27, 2017, 05:51:PM
Next time Im in Micheal's I will have a look at the assortment....
Sci Fi model Virgin that I am.... ::)
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: urumomo on Mon Feb, 27, 2017, 05:52:PM

  . .   .  .     make sure Kelly is involved   ..   .
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: jake on Thu Mar, 02, 2017, 05:06:PM
I have a 22 inch Hasbro X-wing.  I have dis-assembled it and plan to convert it into a studio scale X.  Does this qualify?
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Quaralane on Thu Mar, 02, 2017, 09:40:PM
I'd say it does.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Fri Mar, 03, 2017, 08:34:AM
Certainly. Anything 'star wars modelling'.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: peza on Mon Mar, 06, 2017, 05:35:AM
Eh up Scott is it possible to move my millennium falcon build over to this thread? gonna start it back up soon!
Cheers peza
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: peza on Mon Mar, 06, 2017, 05:40:AM
Oh and the snow speeder dio if that's not too cheeky ;D
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Go Flight on Mon Mar, 06, 2017, 11:20:AM
 Very cool! I'm in.   What to do...what to do.   ;D
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Mon Mar, 06, 2017, 02:08:PM
Awesome guys!
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Quaralane on Mon Mar, 06, 2017, 11:04:PM
Oh and the snow speeder dio if that's not too cheeky ;D
Both this, and the Falcon build have been moved, peza
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: peza on Thu Mar, 09, 2017, 07:06:AM
Cheers Q, ya can drop the threads in flight or not,and the my mpc snow speeder dio ones. I thought I was being cheeky asking for 2 on there. Didn't know ya put 4 on! Thanks buddy ;) peza
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Jason Abbadon on Fri Mar, 10, 2017, 03:16:AM
I'll toss my hat in the ring.
I've got two "shelf queens" and one new kit to enter- all 1:2256th scale.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Fri Mar, 10, 2017, 12:20:PM
Nice.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Senorjacob on Thu May, 18, 2017, 12:41:PM
After being absent for awhile (having had two kids) I'm back in. Building a bandai x-wing. Because of course.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Thu May, 18, 2017, 02:08:PM
Cool. Welcome back.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: stevethefish on Mon Oct, 16, 2017, 09:19:PM
Hey Scott! The weather is changing! Time to switch from gardening back to modeling? We have less than two months left now. I've been working on my Rebel Transport again. I stayed up late last night masking stripes along its hull to create a multi-layered look of colors to it. I hope to get that painted up and done and move on to the accompanying Falcon and X-Wings.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Wed Oct, 18, 2017, 01:14:PM
Hey man. Yeah, the times are changing for sure. I'll check out your youtube channel again, been a while since I've been on there.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: stevethefish on Wed Oct, 18, 2017, 10:02:PM
My airbrush broke a couple of nights ago after painting more on the Transport! The thingy that pushes the needle back when I pull back on the top button fell apart and won't stay together anymore. Suddenly I felt like those two dopes that kept stunning Geordi on Star Trek repeatedly. "It's broken. Make it work again!" I have a Wave HT-231 double action and it's been good to me for four years now. I contacted Wave about a replacement and they will ship it out to me, payment upon arrival.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Mon Oct, 23, 2017, 11:40:AM
Bummer. Good that you can get parts though.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Thu Nov, 02, 2017, 12:47:PM
As we enter November with the deadline of this Group Build quickly approaching I have decided to extend the deadline!

Unheard of 'round these parts...

Instead of the December 15th deadline, which is the release date of the latest Disney SW flick, the deadline will be extended until the DVD/Blueray release of said film... Date TBD.

Hip! Hip!
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Grendels on Fri Nov, 03, 2017, 01:49:AM
Hurrayy!!!!
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Deere_driver on Fri Nov, 03, 2017, 09:13:AM
Thanks, Scott!

Maybe I can get harvest wrapped up and have time to finish up that star destroyer that's been sitting on the bench all summer.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Fri Nov, 03, 2017, 09:19:AM
I'm trying to get back to the Falcon too...sooner than later I hope.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: stevethefish on Fri Nov, 03, 2017, 10:25:AM
Thanks, Scott!

Maybe I can get harvest wrapped up ...
Would that be a BLUE Harvest? Nyuk nyuk.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Quaralane on Fri Nov, 03, 2017, 11:46:PM
No surprise on the extension.
Means a LOT of my stash may still get dealt with
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Sat Nov, 04, 2017, 11:23:AM
Lol. Nope. And hey!, if DVD is tight there's always the Netflix release!


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Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Jason Abbadon on Sat Nov, 18, 2017, 04:46:PM
JUST THREE WEEKS LEFT!

How is everyone doing on their builds?

I'm personally looking at two builds and some tiny escorts as my entries.... there's fame and fabulous prizes, right?

Cake?

Extra slice of pumpkin pie? Something?
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Quaralane on Sat Nov, 18, 2017, 06:17:PM
There is a short amount of fame, Jason
And Scott extended the deadline to the DVD release
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Belugawrx on Sat Nov, 18, 2017, 06:49:PM
You guys haven't been getting over to the procrastinators meetings lately,...
Just wondering whats up ?
...could be the 2017/18 Star Wars SEASON build, which would include (but not be limited to) 2018 into the finish timeline,...just saying...

I was thinking of entering
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Jason Abbadon on Sun Nov, 19, 2017, 12:30:PM
There is a short amount of fame, Jason
And Scott extended the deadline to the DVD release

Sweet sweet fame! And more time!
Hmmm.... gotta think what else to make.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: stevethefish on Sat Dec, 23, 2017, 06:06:AM
Oh gosh you guys, I have zero motivations to see this new Star Wars Last Jedi movie. I haven't heard anything positive about it. The best I've heard has been "Yeah it sucked, but it was enjoyable." So now Yoda is into book burning. Crap. I'm completely out from now on. I'll only keep my eye out for the occasional one-off Rogue One type movie that turns out decent, despite Disney's efforts to screw things up.

This guy seems to put it best.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Sat Dec, 23, 2017, 12:26:PM
Same here - I can't be bothered. I"ll check it out on Netflix. Still haven't watched all the spoiler casts but I've seen a few things on Facebook that give away some of the larger plots.

It's a movie - and the ships from 4, 5 and 6 are what I still like about it. that's it really.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Quaralane on Sat Dec, 23, 2017, 09:20:PM
Gonna be honest. I liked it.
And you have to look closely while seeing this one. There is a lot more going on than there seems to be
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: blakeh1 on Wed Dec, 27, 2017, 10:22:AM
Oh gosh you guys, I have zero motivations to see this new Star Wars Last Jedi movie. I haven't heard anything positive about it. The best I've heard has been "Yeah it sucked, but it was enjoyable." So now Yoda is into book burning. Crap. I'm completely out from now on. I'll only keep my eye out for the occasional one-off Rogue One type movie that turns out decent, despite Disney's efforts to screw things up.

This guy seems to put it best.

I saw it yesterday

I was both annoyed and entertained at the same time by it

I actually really liked the Yoda part. He was very much like Yoda as we first meet him in ESB. Very mischievous, but at the same time,still teaching Luke valuable lesson's.

It was definitely worth seeing on a big screen

There were some very cringe worthy parts but also some really great parts

Just turn your logic center off and enjoy the ride. It's a Star Wars movie, not rocket science.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: urumomo on Mon Jan, 01, 2018, 02:21:PM
(https://i.imgur.com/S8msv7D.jpg)
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Jan, 02, 2018, 11:04:AM
LOL
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: blakeh1 on Wed Jan, 03, 2018, 12:16:PM
(https://i.imgur.com/S8msv7D.jpg)

Stop giving them inspiration for new designs.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Grendels on Wed Jan, 03, 2018, 04:48:PM
I saw the movie twice.   The first time I felt a little down, it was long and seemed to be slow.  But the second time, it settled in and was much better.    There is a lot going on with this one, and it sets the stage for the next one really well.    I do recommend it, and I agree with blakeh1 with his comments.

 

I saw it yesterday

I was both annoyed and entertained at the same time by it

I actually really liked the Yoda part. He was very much like Yoda as we first meet him in ESB. Very mischievous, but at the same time,still teaching Luke valuable lesson's.

It was definitely worth seeing on a big screen

There were some very cringe worthy parts but also some really great parts

Just turn your logic center off and enjoy the ride. It's a Star Wars movie, not rocket science.

Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: stevethefish on Mon Feb, 05, 2018, 12:27:AM
China gave TLJ the boot after a quick couple of weeks. They apparently saw through the political propaganda and the movie tanked. Most flop movies count on China to recoup expenses, but that obviously didn't happen. I can imagine a rush to release this disaster on DVD as a result.

I need to get back to my build, then!
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Feb, 06, 2018, 07:36:AM
Lol. Guess so. I didn't see it yet.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Elm City Hobbies on Wed Feb, 07, 2018, 01:38:PM
No issues with the movie, thought it was great. Sometimes people just need to sit down, turn their minds off and watch the movie. You will have a much better time than sitting there over analyzing it to the nth degree
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: peza on Thu Feb, 08, 2018, 10:08:AM
I.watched it at the cinema and wasn't that impressed, then a week or so later watched it at home with some cans of lager and loved it! So I recommend watching it merry ;D
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Jason Abbadon on Fri Feb, 09, 2018, 02:59:PM
I.watched it at the cinema and wasn't that impressed, then a week or so later watched it at home with some cans of lager and loved it! So I recommend watching it merry ;D

It's definitely better as a "two beer movie"- but then, most movies are nowadays.
I think that's why so many theatres now sell beer.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: stevethefish on Mon Feb, 12, 2018, 11:52:PM
No issues with the movie, thought it was great. Sometimes people just need to sit down, turn their minds off and watch the movie. You will have a much better time than sitting there over analyzing it to the nth degree
I've noticed the prevalent attitude of those who had no issue with TLJ and defend it are the ones who quickly add something like "It's just a stupid Star Wars movie, so don't expect much" or "check your brain at the door and enjoy the movie." I will not go as far as to accuse you guys of not being "true Star Wars fans," but I will point out that there is a big reason why Star Wars is a household name ingrained in our culture and not the likes of Plan 9 From Outer Space. If I wanted to watch a brainless, stupid SF action movie that insults my intelligence, I'd watch a Michael Bay Transformers movie. But I won't even waste my time with those movies. I hold Star Wars to a higher regard than that.

Even as bad as the prequels were due to a lack of Lucas inviting others' input, at least those movies followed the established "hero's journey" in which Anakin developed his skills and grew as a character. JJ's TFA established a lot of mystery and intrigue, only to have Rian Johnson toss them away with a completely different vision for the series. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JM1GyLLmx-E) The characters aren't even consistent. I was expecting that Rey must've had some special Jedi training as a child, but it turns out that she's just a natural Jedi because to heck with training, it's for idiots. Suddenly Poe, who in the prior movie was willing to lay down his life for Leia, is suddenly now a pig-headed male chauvinist who doesn't like taking orders from women just for the sake of the movie giving a lesson on misogyny. Even as a movie with a heavy-handed dissertation on the importance of feminism, it fails at that, given that the female-dominated military manages to get everyone killed by the end of the movie.

And it turns out that all the Rebellion needed to do was hyperspace a frozen burrito into the Death Star at Yavin IV and not have bothered with all that "Lock S-Foils into attack position" business. Let's just cut the whole galaxy in half with stuff in hyperspace because we were able to do that all along, apparently.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Tue Feb, 13, 2018, 10:22:AM
LOL. seriously laughing out loud reading that.

'hyperspace a frozen burrito' - That should be a t-shirt. : I just hyperspaced a frozen burrito.

Love your posts Greg. I check it out on Netflix.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Grendels on Wed Feb, 14, 2018, 01:03:AM
He nailed everything that has been bugging me and I wasn't quite conscious of.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: stevethefish on Wed Feb, 14, 2018, 09:40:PM
He nailed everything that has been bugging me and I wasn't quite conscious of.
And I haven't even seen the lousy movie!  ;D I just know enough about it to stay away. I'm not even interested in seeing the Han Solo movie trailer. Both Star Wars and Star Trek have been completely ruined for me. All I can hope for is at least cool starship designs, but they can't even deliver on that anymore.

25 years ago, I was telling people, "Dude, these new Star Wars are NOT gonna be based on the Timothy Zahn books. They are gonna be all-new movies and they're gonna be great!" Then it turns out that they featured celibate babysnatching bozos waving sticks around in front of Windows desktop wallpapers half the time and sitting on sofas the other half. Not even these cartoons are any good, featuring weirdos flying around with lightsaber helicopters. facepalm.jpg
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Deere_driver on Thu Feb, 15, 2018, 08:40:AM
I'm thinking the Timothy Zahn books are looking pretty good in comparison.  I was not impressed with TLJ for myriad reasons, but I think the worst was sucking Adm. Ackbar out into space to become a squidcicle while Leia was able to Marry Poppins her way to safety.  At least let him go out piloting the hyperspace burrito to save the day.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: stevethefish on Thu Feb, 15, 2018, 08:05:PM
Yeah, I've heard of that infamous scene. I'm tempted to see if I can find that unintentionally hilarious Mary Poppins scene online somewhere. Too bad Admiral Ackbar wasn't like, "IT'S A TRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.........p!"

The Timothy Zahn books were great. Mara Jade was great. The war of attrition on the Empire's remnants as described in the EU novels works a lot better than calling the Republic "the resistance." It took me a while to rationalize all that to myself, but even then it still doesn't sit right. Calling it the First Order is fine since the Empire has been ruined, but why "The Resistance"? Ah, whatever.

My favorite EU books were the two X-Wing series. I got to talk a lot with Michael Stackpole at the Phoenix Comicons before I moved to Japan.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Grendels on Fri Feb, 16, 2018, 03:36:AM
A friend sent me this:

Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: blakeh1 on Fri Feb, 16, 2018, 10:46:AM
...but why "The Resistance"? ...

Not that I necessarily agree with them, but it actually kind of makes sense and Disney most likely preferred to make it more "politically correct"? for lack of a better way to describe it

rebel is an offensive action. It has some "negative" connotations. Think that bit from clerks where Randal was talking about the contract union guys building the Death Star and along comes some rebel "terrorists" and blow it up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQdDRrcAOjA


resistance is much more of a defensive action. As such, they are a much a much "kinder and gentler" group defending those who can't defend themselves
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Jason Abbadon on Sun Mar, 18, 2018, 01:42:AM
I think it's a question of scale- the Resistance was broke. And small. They were probably seen as fringe nutters that were always going on about this "First Order" boogeyman....
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: Scott Girvan on Wed Sep, 19, 2018, 05:02:PM
I watched TLJ on Netflix the other night. Man what a dud of a movie. Still haven't seen Solo but I expect it to be better.

I just found that TLJ was so poorly written and random. Kinda a chore to watch it.

I did really dig the old speeder things at the end though. Pretty cool looking. The bombers were cool looking too.
Title: Re: STAR WARS GROUP BUILD 2017
Post by: blakeh1 on Thu Sep, 20, 2018, 11:49:AM
Solo was a nice way to clear the palette from The Last Jedi letdown

It had its own problems, but overall, it felt much more like a "Star Wars" movie than the Last Jedi did