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rswinnerton

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1'2 Challenge?
« on: October 23, 2011, 08:59:18 PM »
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Wanted to see if there would be any interest in a Railwire challenge...

It's called a 1 Square Foot challenge. Basically, a theme is picked and then everyone models something related to that theme in one foot square. It's interesting because some will take the minimalist approach and some will choose to really throw some things at their foot. I got the idea from someone who builds military models. Some guys did tanks or trucks, etc, some did shelled buildings, etc. They have these about once a year and I thought it'd be neat if we  :ashat:s here could try something like that. It's also neat because beyond the theme, pretty much anything goes. (Although occasionally they have a rule that says "you have to use a technique that you've never used before".

Anyone interested?
« Last Edit: May 15, 2012, 11:29:29 PM by Ian MacMillan »
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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 09:43:01 PM »
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12x12 is 144 sq inches. My Nn3 layout is 9x16, also 144 sq inches.

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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 10:03:49 PM »
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Given that model railroading is slightly more linear than military diorama modeling, why not the "144 sq.inch" challenge.
[or, "The Gross" for short]

Then people could do 1'x1', 4"x36", 6"x24", etc. and in various shapes as well (square, rectangle, polygon, crescent, etc.).

Seems like it would be a bit more useful / challenging than a "model railroading on a floor tile".
No offense to floor tile modelers.

Plus, Chris33 would already be done.

It's a win-win for all!

[or is that too easy?]
« Last Edit: October 23, 2011, 10:06:26 PM by M.C. Fujiwara »
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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 09:55:37 AM »
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Soybean field. 

Done.
Thank you, thank you very much.

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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 10:09:44 AM »
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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 10:12:46 AM »
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@ Lee:

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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 10:27:22 AM »
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I confess... I purloined the photo from a commercial astroturf installer... can you believe they would post that crap as a sample image??

I'm actually digging the idea, especially since I tend to work on scenery 1 square foot at a time anyway....
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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 10:52:42 AM »
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Lee has GOT TO  stop stretching himself... he might pull something.......... :oops:

I imagine I could screw something up for such a challenge......
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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2011, 11:13:23 AM »
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Given that model railroading is slightly more linear than military diorama modeling, why not the "144 sq.inch" challenge.
[or, "The Gross" for short]

Then people could do 1'x1', 4"x36", 6"x24", etc. and in various shapes as well (square, rectangle, polygon, crescent, etc.).

Plus, Chris33 would already be done.


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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2011, 11:17:46 AM »
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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2011, 04:18:10 PM »
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This sound really interesting I would be in!

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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2011, 05:01:10 PM »
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12x12 is 144 sq inches. My Nn3 layout is 9x16, also 144 sq inches.

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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2011, 05:21:52 PM »
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This sound really interesting I would be in!

I'll second that,  could be a fun opportunity to do something that I wouldn't do on the big layout and at 1X1 it shouldn't cost all that much either!

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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2011, 06:07:02 PM »
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I have the track, the lunber, an unbuilt grain elevator.....hmmmm....a 24x6 could be fun.....or we could make it a 26.667x6 and make it 160 square inches

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Re: 1'2 Challenge?
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2011, 03:00:05 AM »
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So, Since Chris has already won, is this a compition for 2nd? I have been looking for an excuse to learn scenery.......
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