Posted - 09/30/2008 : 08:35:57 AM
| In an effort to squeeze one more Challenge into this year I have with help come up with the following for the next Challenge.
The next Challenge will be the "Fall into Winter" Challenge.
The Challenge will be starting on October 1st and ending on December 21 st which is the first official day of winter.
This Challenge is for all scales and all types of modelers.
This will be a Challenge with a couple of choices so that as many members as possible may participate.
You will be awarded a credit for each part of the Challenge you complete.
The first Credit will be awarded to any member who scratch builds anything by the end of the Challenge.
This can be a structure, piece of rolling stock or a vehicle.
To scratch build means that you do not start with a kit but maybe a picture, a set of plans or just wing it as you build.
Items such as windows and doors, trucks and couplers, wheels etc may either be scratch built of purchased from manufacturers whichever best suits your needs.
You can use commercial siding or build board by board and board on board.
For those who have never scratch built anything, here are a couple of threads found on Railroad-Line posted by Bruce(Dutchman) which are simple projects for people just starting to scratch build.
The second credit that can be earned by doing the following which was suggested to me by Tony Burgess (Nelson458).
"I like the idea of adding a scene, preferably with people, vehicles, etc. to a layout, model or diorama.
It can be a scene added to an existing built model, or an area on a layout, or stand alone.
It can be anything, a gathering of people around an accident, a parade about to start, planting a tree ceremony, sporting events, wedding gathering, pretty much anything."
Just make the scene look as if someone lives or works there.
The third and final credit will be awarded to those who scratch build something and then incorporate it into a completed scene that tells a story.
Here are a couple of pictures Tony sent me to illustrate what he means by detailing a scene.
You can also receive more than 3 credits by building multiple projects.
This post will be locked so that when the official thread is opened in Craftsman's Corner on October 1st any postings found here will not get lost.
So please post thoughts, questions and ideas in that thread.
Also this thread will be posted in various forums to generate interest so if you read it here there is no reason to read it a second time.
Modeling the Alaska Railroad in HO in Wildwood Georgia.