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Old Oct 16, 2015, 02:06 PM
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BUILD OFFS - The Pay Off

When the current Year of Birth Build Off (YOBBO) started on 1st October it marked four years since the start of the first build off I administered on this forum, that for Frog designs which started on 1st October 2011. Interest in the YOBBO looks to be pretty healthy with 23 entries declared already and a few hovering, and the other Build Off still currently running, the Complete a Project 2015 which runs until 31st December 2015 has six entries already completed and flown and another seven in various stages of completion.

WarrenB commented in the SOS Build Off Wrap up thread that the incentive of taking part in a build off had resulted in him building several models he might not otherwise have started, and this is certainly the case with my entries and I guess with quite a few other people.

With this in mind I started looking back though the seven completed Build Offs and was startled to count 132 (yes, one hundred and thirty two!) completed entries. As there seem to be people dipping into this forum all the time who may be unaware of the earlier Build Offs, I thought it might be worthwhile to pull together photos of all 132 which demonstrate both the huge variation of model types and sizes tackled and the amazingly high standard of the entries.

This then is the PAY OFF - 132 mostly scratch built models, quite a lot of which may not otherwise have been created. A pretty good return for the small organisational effort involved. Thanks to all those people who have supported the various Build Offs and given us all so much interesting reading in their build logs.

Here are all 132
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Old Oct 16, 2015, 03:02 PM
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Thanks George!
What a super collection!
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Old Oct 16, 2015, 05:53 PM
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Thanks to You George I have 3 nice models and documented my builds for the first ever....

And not the least to see the skills of everyone and unique solutions !

now going on 4 planes and one more if I complete it on time....

thanks again,

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Old Oct 16, 2015, 08:13 PM
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That is a really great job, George - thanks for compiling that.
The Wall of Fame.
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Old Oct 16, 2015, 09:06 PM
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Yes. Thank you for all the pics.
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Old Oct 17, 2015, 03:06 AM
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Some beautiful models, some of which I had not seen before - thanks for compiling that.

Also my personal thanks for the Build Offs - after all, it was the BritKit Build Off which actually started me building again after a lay off of about 15 years!
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Old Oct 17, 2015, 04:07 AM
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Wow! Imagine how many hours of happily browsing plans, and then peacefully building those pictures represent . You've brought a lot of joy into the world George
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Old Oct 17, 2015, 04:52 AM
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Thanks George. A little bit of order into the typical forum jungle.
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Old Oct 17, 2015, 06:16 AM
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Nice to see all the builds in one place.
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Great opening post George - thanks for taking the trouble to do it. Some beautiful models there.

I was amazed to find that I have built 11 models for the various build offs all of which are still alive and some of which I fly regularly. My favorites are the Miss Philly VI when the weather conditions are suitable and the Astro Hog when they are not.

Could you remove the Tiercel from the entry list for the YOBBO. I have a couple of other projects I need to do and just won't have time to fit it in. You never know someone else with a 1950 YOB may want to try it.

Ray
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Great opening post George - thanks for taking the trouble to do it. Some beautiful models there.

I was amazed to find that I have built 11 models for the various build offs all of which are still alive and some of which I fly regularly. My favorites are the Miss Philly VI when the weather conditions are suitable and the Astro Hog when they are not.

Could you remove the Tiercel from the entry list for the YOBBO. I have a couple of other projects I need to do and just won't have time to fit it in. You never know someone else with a 1950 YOB may want to try it.

Ray
OK Ray, I'll remove the Tiercel. Sorry we won't be seeing this one as I have a "thing" ro electric R/C versions of rubber models.
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Old Oct 17, 2015, 06:09 PM
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Lovely thread George!

We have been busy haven't we.
Has prompted me to go back and look at a few threads.

How did you Gladiator go Ray?
I have been tempted to do a few more CL to RC conversions.

I'm thinking YOBBO 1958.
Black Ghost, Peacemaker, Spectre (1958 I think) a have a few Oliver tigers which need some airtime!
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Old Oct 18, 2015, 08:36 AM
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Thanks! What a true testament to the love, creativity and dedication of modelers and builders worldwide. I am honored to be numbered amongst all of you!
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How did you Gladiator go Ray?
......like a scalded cat Warren Sad to read some of Dereck Woodward's last posts on the thread. I miss his magazine columns.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...ight=gladiator

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Old Oct 19, 2015, 04:47 PM
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Yes indeed Ray.
After many years admiring and being inspired by Dereck's designs, a few conversations and he was gone - a great loss.

I am rather inspired by your Gladiator also, might have to try one, but mine would be Frog 2.49 powered.
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