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The Great Flash Gordon Invitational Community Build
« on: May 23, 2016, 07:57:00 PM »
Ladies and Gentlemen:

Over on the HobbyTalk Modeling Forum, I posted the suggestion http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/13-modeling-forum/530186-group-build-proposal.html#post5915601 that we organize another group build. This hadn't been done since 2014. The suggestion garnered some support; then it occurred to me that it might be fun to invite modelers from other forums to participate as well. So consider this your invitation to join the group build!

The model selected is the Atlantis reissue (or an original kit, if you're so inclined) of Revell's Flash Gordon model kit. The group build will commence on June 1st, with a deadline of October 1st. Do whatever you wish with the model. Post your WIP photos and comments to this thread and I'll publish links among all the other forums involved so every participant can view everyone else's progress.

The idea here is to see how many variations can be accomplished with the same model kit, promote figure modeling in our hobby, and of course, to have fun. The Great Flash Gordon Invitational Community Build is on! Are you in?

Here are the other forums I've invited (the IPMS Forums are down as of this writing and I'm waiting to get placed on the FineScale Modeler Group Build calendar): the HobbyTalk Modeling Forum http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/13-modeling-forum/531169-great-flash-gordon-invitational-community-build.html#post5915657 and The Clubhouse http://theclubhouse1.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=113730&p=1363146#p1363146. Hopefully we'll get the other two soon.

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Re: The Great Flash Gordon Invitational Community Build
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2016, 08:43:51 AM »
UPDATE: I got tired of waiting to hear from FineScale Modeler for placement on their Group Build Calendar, so I posted a TGFGICB notice on their Figures forum: http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/modeling_subjects/f/5/t/171143.aspx.  The IPMS/USA forums keep going on- and offline, but here's a link to the post: http://forum.ipmsusa3.org/index.php?/topic/16644-the-great-flash-gordon-community-build/
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Re: The Great Flash Gordon Invitational Community Build
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2016, 05:51:46 PM »
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Re: The Great Flash Gordon Invitational Community Build
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2016, 10:17:49 PM »
UPDATE:

mach7 has posted WIP photos of his build on the HobbyTalk Modeling Forum http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/13-modeling-forum/531169-great-flash-gordon-invitational-community-build-2.html#post5931113, along with some insights on the styrene in which the model was cast.  Also, halloweenfan 1978 has been posting his progress over at The Clubhouse http://theclubhouse1.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=113730.

I haven't started the figure, yet. I'm working on a scratchbuilt diorama item. As soon as I have the thing put together, I'll post photos; WIPs would be meaningless at this stage, trust me.
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Re: The Great Flash Gordon Invitational Community Build
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2018, 10:42:10 AM »
Guys,

Two freakin' years ago I launched "The Great Flash Gordon Invitational Community Build". The idea was to get members of several different modeling forums to interpret the same model, the then-newly reissued ex-Revell 1965 "Flash Gordon and the Martian" kit from Atlantis. The response was terrific, and a lot of people posted photos of really great models. Except for me, I got caught up building other people's kits and couldn't finish my own. Idiot.

Anyhow, I still want to see the project through. So those of you who did finish your models, as well as those of you who didn't or would like to participate, can visit the Facebook page I've just set up: https://www.facebook.com/pg/greatflashgordoncommunitybuild/posts/. I still want to gather up the photos of everybody's completed models to include in an article for publication in a hobby magazine. I can't make any guarantees, but I've had good luck seeing my stuff in print in the past.
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