Glad to hear some of you have energies still for more group builds here.
Well, I thought to take a break after MarderMania to have time to focuss on ours own projects for a while because you know we will have the Hanomag-Mania for the summertime, but if you guys want, I guess we have time to make one more GB before that, and after listening Pat and Stan opinions, Why not? I wonder.
To me it is painfull to admit although the M-24 is a lovely subject, I personally think a group build dedicated exclusively to the Chaffee would fail because low participation due to (1) resin kits can be intimidating for some builders, plus (2) the kit is produced in limited quantities which makes things harder in terms of quick availability for the participants, so honestly I think those two points do not help this time.
Also I think after making a GB dedicated to one specific subject, it can be good to make one now with wider coverage in order to have more chances to join and enjoy the biuld. You must take in consideration that in a GB usually only half of the participants are capable to finish theirs entries on time, so that is one more reason to go for something more general somehow.
But -from my view- we have some points to our favor to make another successful GB here:
1> I think it can be very good to make something dedicated to the Vehicles of Victory (M-24 included), which implies a wide range of kits to make and that can balance things a bit, particularly after -and before- a GB dedicated to a German subject, not mention to shermanholics also deserve to have a chance to enjoy, in my humble opinion.
2> I have a confidence the Allied theme can be popular here and fortunately it is proved totally M-L 48th has a solid group of very reliable modellers, so we do not need to be many members to get a nice collection of finished models at the end. So even if we are a few, we can enjoy a lot.
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Said that, conditions might be as follows:
1> Allied Powers can be dedicated to any WWII military vehicle in use by Allied forces. Any subject (wheeled or tracked vehicles) and nationallity is welcome.
2> Timeline will go from March 15th to June 30th. So three and a half months must be enough to complete a single biuld at least, and that will not interfere with the Hanomag-Mania that will start anytime from then.
Okay, I leave that here to yours consideration. Everything is up to what you guys want, so after seeing the reply this initiative has we can make a decission of what to do finally.
Allied Powers anyone?
PS: My only concern is if we can persuade Arnaud to make something NOT german after all.