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August 16, 2007, 08:11:09 AM
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Are you adding yourself to the sign-up for this build?  :D

Or just formally authorizing the build name?
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August 16, 2007, 08:16:25 AM
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Nah... too much else on my plate at the moment. It's something I'm definitely interested in, but just can't right now.

August 16, 2007, 09:37:48 AM
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LOL  :lol: The PP buildoff!!  :lol:
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August 16, 2007, 09:46:23 AM
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Heh... PP is funny. Bound to happen sooner or later.

Could also be called Anti-Aircraft Something.

August 16, 2007, 02:28:52 PM
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Well I did play CS on the PC and I know the dirigibles' role, but that makes the fighters basically armed escort or destroyers, which could pretty much imply any genre that required combat aircraft. I can see it being a pirate theme if we were building just the dirigibles, i.e. "Pirate ships", but whatever, I'm in anyway and sounds like fun. The pirate theme would lend to some outrageous paint schemes, if anything.

LOL  :lol: The PP buildoff!!  :lol:
Look, you got PP on your workbench!
Ron

August 16, 2007, 02:50:34 PM
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Think of the dirigibles as the 'Pirate Ships' and the fighters as the Landing Crafts - able to land on other dirigibles, and provide some limited firepower support when needed...

August 17, 2007, 12:36:52 AM
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August 17, 2007, 05:27:50 AM
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Don't forget to check out the mechanical designs reference section of GB3 Minimal G.

http://fichtenfoo.com/forum/index.php?topic=1016.0

August 17, 2007, 08:26:57 AM
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I don't know if anyone else has mentioned this but watching the opening minutes of Miyazaki Hayao's 'Laputa' anime should stir some creative juices. :twitch:

Well said.  Tigermoth!  Goliath!  Mama! :ninja: :lol:

August 19, 2007, 06:41:29 AM
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Yep, definitely count me in on this one.   :pirate:

I know we are going to start on Oct 1 but how long of a build are we shooting for?  Deadline ideas?

August 19, 2007, 09:36:37 AM
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I know we are going to start on Oct 1 but how long of a build are we shooting for?  Deadline ideas?
Good question. I think we need two months as an absolute minimum. Maybe stretch it out to four, so we have a month after the holiday season to wrap things up? January 31st? If we go much longer than that, and it just becomes overly drawn out.
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August 19, 2007, 11:04:07 AM
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I agree, short is good. Then I won't be motivated to detail it down to every hydraulic hose and wiring harness and not end up finishing it.

Ron

August 20, 2007, 07:17:11 AM
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The 31st of Jan is a good drop dead date.  Though I maybe in Disney the second to last week of Jan.  I am shooting to have everything done by the 12th if possible.  September is going to help out a lot with getting my plans done and finding the rest of the pieces parts I need or planning what parts need to be scratch built.

August 22, 2007, 07:06:05 PM
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Alright, I have searched around here (Western MA) for "Porco Rosso" and "Castle in the Sky" and have not been able to find them. Besides some blurry screen grabs from YouTube. Any ideas where I might acquire them? They both look awesome -at least now I understand Major's avatar  :lol:

Also the stars are against me with Hobby Lobby - no stores around this part of the country. I've been hankering for one of Zero's awesome airplane model deals. Looks like I can get some through here: http://www.craftsetc.com/store/department.aspx?dep=25&cat=48&subcat=0

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August 24, 2007, 03:55:41 PM
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Some reference image from this amazing book




Enjoy!!  :pirate:

September 19, 2007, 03:03:33 AM
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September 19, 2007, 04:43:16 AM
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START DATE: September 1, 2007
END DATE: January 31, 2008

I'm scheduled to help someone inventory their for-sale kits this afternoon (he started out with selling 500 kits, he's down to about half that now), and plan on snagging some donor kits to begin my own entry into the Propeller Pirates build-off. And no, I don't have a clue what I'm going to build yet. Hopefully, some sort of "pusher" aircraft.
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September 19, 2007, 10:10:46 AM
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Sept 1st start date?!!! :twitch: :twitch: You mean I'm already a month behind!!!!! :twitch: :lol:

Actually I snagged a some model fodder at Michaels the other day (love those 40% off coupons) I'm with Zero in the: "Hmmm-now what am I going to do" department!! But an evil plan is starting to unfold (Bwa-ha-ha :pirate:)

The only unfortunate thing is the scale. It looks like I'm leaning toward a 1/48 scale for the 'skeleton' of the plane - I was hoping I could find smaller kits - Oh well!
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September 19, 2007, 10:39:57 AM
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Welcome to the GB, CaptainPlastic!!  I've added you to the list.

Here's one very inspirational piece of work.  The amount of detail on a 1/72 kit. 
http://hsfeatures.com/features04/r3corf_1.htm

The rigging technique he referred to can be seen here (scroll down to rigging section).  I might give it a try!

September 19, 2007, 12:20:04 PM
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Welcome to the GB, CaptainPlastic!!  I've added you to the list.

Here's one very inspirational piece of work.  The amount of detail on a 1/72 kit. 
http://hsfeatures.com/features04/r3corf_1.htm

The rigging technique he referred to can be seen here (scroll down to rigging section).  I might give it a try!
Amazing rigging work. That's something I've been trying to improve on. In 1:72, I'm still using heated/stretched sprue. As such, that Curtiss in 1:72 is just... awesome. No other word for it. Awesome.
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