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Forge of the Mind (Build a Model Making Tool)
North4003
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 927 posts
ModelGeek: 182 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 06:51 AM GMT+7
It has been awhile but how many of you would be interested in doing a build a tool type campaign? Rules would be simple, build a modeling tool, post two pictures of the build and two pictures of the completed tool in the KitMaker gallery.
The tool you create would be an aid to any type of model making.
I envision a six-month campaign named The Forge of the Mind. My idea for a ribbon is a black anvil on a fire type background. You may have a great modeling type tool that you have invented that would be a help to our community. This would be a wonderful opportunity to share your idea. I’d appreciate your input.
120mmSniper
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Texas, United States
Joined: May 02, 2004
KitMaker: 106 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 07:12 AM GMT+7
Sounds cool to me, but maybe add a "display only" class for tools that are super simple.
JYoder
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Tennessee, United States
Joined: December 07, 2017
KitMaker: 3 posts
ModelGeek: 1 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 10:52 AM GMT+7
I'd be interested in being part of this campaign.
HARV
#012
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Wyoming, United States
Joined: November 07, 2003
KitMaker: 2,814 posts
ModelGeek: 536 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 01:33 PM GMT+7
Would be a fun campaign. I took part in all of the Build-A-Tool campaigns in the past and they were all fun. So this one should be just as enjoyable. Thank you for the campaign suggestion.

Randy
120mmSniper
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Texas, United States
Joined: May 02, 2004
KitMaker: 106 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 02:04 PM GMT+7
Whoa. I gotta look those up.
North4003
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 927 posts
ModelGeek: 182 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 06:59 AM GMT+7
Randy, Lee and others, I was reviewing past campaigns that I've participated in and a build a tool type campaign seemed like a great one to do again.
120mmSniper
_VISITCOMMUNITY
Texas, United States
Joined: May 02, 2004
KitMaker: 106 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 01:59 PM GMT+7
Can you provide links? I would love to see campaigns from the past.

Thanks.
North4003
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 927 posts
ModelGeek: 182 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 24, 2017 - 03:25 PM GMT+7

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Can you provide links? I would love to see campaigns from the past.

Thanks.


Lee visit this link. http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=234332&page=1#1976121
North4003
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 927 posts
ModelGeek: 182 posts
Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 11:43 PM GMT+7

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Can you provide links? I would love to see campaigns from the past.

Thanks.


Lee visit this link. http://www.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=234332&page=1#1976121



Lee, did this help answer your questions?
120mmSniper
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Texas, United States
Joined: May 02, 2004
KitMaker: 106 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2017 - 06:52 AM GMT+7
Yes. Some really cool stuff there. It's a real shame that so many of the pics are lost because of Photobucket.

If this new campaign kicks off, I have a really easy to make tool to show. No real effort in making it, but it is handy.
North4003
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 927 posts
ModelGeek: 182 posts
Posted: Sunday, December 31, 2017 - 01:25 PM GMT+7
Lee, thats the idea. Build a tool no matter how simple or complex.
matt
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
_VISITCOMMUNITY
New York, United States
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,784 posts
ModelGeek: 1,939 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 12:38 AM GMT+7
here's links to the photobucket albums with some of my homemade tools:

http://s60.photobucket.com/user/mdlbldrmatt135/library/Vise?sort=3&page=1

http://s60.photobucket.com/user/mdlbldrmatt135/library/Jig%20Ideas?sort=3&page=1

I am missing the pics to my homemade "Chopper"

North4003
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 927 posts
ModelGeek: 182 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 12:49 AM GMT+7
Matt, thanks for sharing those photos.
North4003
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 927 posts
ModelGeek: 182 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 12:51 AM GMT+7
We have had four individuals who have expressed interested in a new build a tool campaign aka Forge of the Mind.
North4003
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 927 posts
ModelGeek: 182 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:54 PM GMT+7
Anybody else for a build a tool campaign?
matt
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
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New York, United States
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,784 posts
ModelGeek: 1,939 posts
Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 03:46 AM GMT+7
I'm sure I can find another tool I need to build.
North4003
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Kentucky, United States
Joined: August 01, 2012
KitMaker: 927 posts
ModelGeek: 182 posts
Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:47 AM GMT+7
Matt, glad to have you throw your hat in the ring.
varanusk
Staff MemberManaging Editor
ARMORAMA
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Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain / España
Joined: July 04, 2013
KitMaker: 760 posts
ModelGeek: 0 posts
Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 09:10 PM GMT+7
I have a simple one that could share as well