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1950's Group Build
jimb
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 04:16 AM UTC
So, there was some interest in this thread about a possible 1950s Group Build: http://automodeler.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=236115&page=1 Is there still interest? What time frame would work for those interested? I was thinking of a start time of Spring 2016 & finishing in the Fall 2016. I was also thinking it would be purely automotive (cars, trucks, motorcycles, etc.) with a Model Year of 1950 through 1959. Any takers?

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 06:23 AM UTC
hi Jim I would be up for this if its a goer


Pete
jimb
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 07:32 AM UTC
Well, there's two now. Need three more.

Jim
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 09:12 AM UTC
I'm in, 57 Chev!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 07:53 PM UTC
I'm in. Have at least six 50's models to chose from. The Moebius Hudson hornet is most like the one to be build.
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Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2015 - 10:06 PM UTC
all,
An interesting time period in automotive history , so I'll stick my hand up.
No American 'Yank-tanks' from this bench , either Euro or British .
jimb
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 12:15 AM UTC
Well, that's our five! How is the proposed time frame for everyone? Also, if you have an idea for a Campaign Ribbon, let's see them.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 06:34 AM UTC
Yeah, count me in for this subject and timeframe. Definitely!
I agree with Jesper that the Hornet is a good choice, but there are many others too. I'll see what's at the store.
-Sean H.
jimb
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 07:27 AM UTC
There are quite a few choices. There's the Moebius Hudson Hornet, Revell 1957 Ford Custom police car, Revell 1950 Ford F1, the 1957 Chevy has already been mentioned. Lots of choices.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 07:51 AM UTC
Oh man! … If there’s any way I can squeeze this campaign in, I’d love to take a trip down memory lane with the favorite car from my youth … the 1957 Chevy Nomad, pale yellow with a black top, sporting chrome Cragar mags!

—mike
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 09:29 AM UTC
Sounds like we have some interest. I'll "submit the paperwork", and get this rolling.

Now, you computer artistic types, let's see what sort of Campaign Ribbon we can come up with. I'm thinking something that would be very 1950s (short of Elvis or The Fonz ). Remember, we're talking about an genre here, and not a specific automobile. Big fins & chrome! Hey, how does that sound for a name?

Jim
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 10:40 AM UTC
Big Fins and Chrome!

I like that a lot. Ooh, that reminds me, I think there might be a 58 Impala kit lurking in the stash as well.

Decisions, decisions.

Time frame suits me fine.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 11:38 AM UTC
I am in!
Lots to chose from
turtle65
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 01:29 PM UTC
Jim,
Any time/dates suit me - I'll take what's given .
Not being one to follow the crowd and letting my overactive mind wander - so just confirming - something like a 1950's road roller would still be hunky-dory ?.
Cheers.
jimb
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 01:54 PM UTC
I think we're going to have a great Group Build.

Roger, yes, your road roller would be allowed if it was manufactured between 1950 & 1959.

Jim
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 02:15 PM UTC
Count me in. I like the 50's vehicles. Would trucks be counted. I am thinking a Mack b60 semi.
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 11:05 PM UTC
Darrell, trucks are ALWAYS welcomed. I'm looking forward to seeing your Mack. I was considering doing a Ford F8, but I'm not totally sure.

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 09:53 AM UTC
So I submitted the paperwork (so the speak) for the Group Build "Fabulous Fifties - Big Fins & Chrome". We'll see what happens!

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 09:55 AM UTC
fingers X
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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 05:00 PM UTC
Hmmmm, Big Fins you say? Chrome you say?

Do they get any big-finnier or chromier than this one?



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Posted: Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 10:08 PM UTC
Damian: Bigger fins? don't think so. More chrome? perhaps the 1958 Olds
Lets send a varm thought to the memory of Harley Earl.
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Posted: Monday, August 24, 2015 - 12:08 AM UTC
I don't think so, Damian. That 1959 Cadillac is right up there in the Big Fins & Chrome department.

Hopefully this Group Build will be approved soon. I haven't heard anything back yet.

Jim
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 05:20 PM UTC
Jim,
Any word from higher above on if this is a starter ?.

Cheers.
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Posted: Sunday, August 30, 2015 - 02:19 AM UTC
The chrome on that Caddie has to weigh more than the whole car that I drive now!
-Sean H.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 09:51 AM UTC
No word on approval from the Powers That Be. Getting a little concerned here.

Jim