Author Topic: DUEL of the DIAS!  (Read 42425 times)

October 19, 2006, 07:41:00 PM
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SUNDAY! SUNDAY!! SUNDAY!!

Wait... today is Thursday. Regardless, I'm calling philgoodwin out! It's time he got off his marathon-runnin' butt and built something!*


This is a duel of modelers! This is a duel of men!

In the red corner, weighing in at an ideal running weight is philgoodwin: moderator of a thousand boards, the Terror of Toronto, the Michigan Man-Made Massacre, the die-hard LOST fanatic!

And in the other red corner, weighing in at just under "obese" (according to the chart on his doctor's wall), is zerobxu: the Nasty New Yorker in Nebraska, the mediocre modeler living in a Uni-bomber shack; the blogger with no wit, wisdom, or appeal!

This will be a forty-three round contest, concluding on or around December 1st. The rules are simple. Each man has a HGUC Rick Dias (red). Each man will be building out-of-box. Custom color schemes and decals are allowed for this match-up. Each man will be posting his progress in this thread.

May the best man finish! And may zerobxu finish, too!

This duel is ON!

*NOTE: Phil and I actually worked out the details before I posted this, so if you have some zany idea of challenging someone around here to a build, you'd best get their permission first.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2007, 07:25:25 AM by FichtenFoo »
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October 19, 2006, 07:47:53 PM
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Looking forward to this. GO PHIL GO!!! 8)

October 19, 2006, 07:54:56 PM
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Looks like I have to dust of my stuff and get to work.

October 19, 2006, 08:30:48 PM
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GO PHIL GO!!! 8)

Et tu, Fichten?
"The parrot is the bird that talks the most and flies the worst."
-The Wright Brothers

October 19, 2006, 08:45:01 PM
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Was that a (failed btw) attempt at French, Zero? :D

I sense a draw... :lol:

October 19, 2006, 08:53:30 PM
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Was that a (failed btw) attempt at French, Zero? :D

Nope. Latin. Shakespeare, even.

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I sense a draw... :lol:

That's the general idea.  :D
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October 19, 2006, 08:56:27 PM
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lol sorry for the retarded remark, that'll teach me!! :razz:
C'mon stop posting and start snapping! :D

October 19, 2006, 09:01:10 PM
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I just found my kit.  Had to dust the box off.  Snapping?  That will have to wait until tomorrow.  Or is it later today?  :lol:

Gotta find my supplies too.  Been a while.  :sherlock:

October 19, 2006, 09:42:23 PM
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Quote from: "zerobxu"
Quote from: "Ezechiel"
Was that a (failed btw) attempt at French, Zero? :D

Nope. Latin. Shakespeare, even.


You haven't truly read Shakespeare until you've read it in the original Latin...
---GEC
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October 20, 2006, 05:11:16 AM
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You haven't truly read Shakespeare until you've read it in the original Latin...

Uck... the only good thing to come out of Shakespeare was Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard. "We are tragedians, you see? We follow directions. There is no choice involved. The bad end unhappily, the good, unluckily. That is what a tragedy means."

I think the closest I've come to reading Shakespeare in Latin is a fruitless attempt to read "Don Quixote" in Spanish.
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October 20, 2006, 06:26:50 AM
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This topic was surrealistic in the first place (both of you, finishing a kit...c'mon...) but now it's getting out of hand. :lol:

October 20, 2006, 07:01:27 AM
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LOL, this is hilarious.  :lol:

Not a single in-progress pic?  Come on!

Is there some sort of Vienna sausage involved in this too? :razz:

October 20, 2006, 07:18:44 AM
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Not a single in-progress pic?  Come on!

No, but per the Posting Guidelines, we were careful to make sure that we did have a picture when we opened this thread. I have every intention of having a relevant picture posted by midnight tonight. :razz:

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Is there some sort of Vienna sausage involved in this too? :razz:

Yes--I'm going to make sure it's in every in-progress picture I post. Phil? He may have to use a can of Spam or something.
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October 20, 2006, 07:18:52 AM
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If Phil wins, Zero will dance a jig. Get jiggy with it Zero!

Oh, and Zero... Phil needs more pep-talk than you.  :razz:

October 20, 2006, 07:32:49 AM
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I might have something relevant to show by tonight as well.  Shocker, I know.

October 20, 2006, 07:38:16 AM
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Yeah I figure it'll be pretty pointless to lock this thread haha!  :lol:

However, I DO like the idea of duels very much.  Nothing forces a man to work harder than pride and shame.

October 20, 2006, 07:52:17 AM
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If Phil finishes a model, i'm going to put a pic of it next to my pics of Bigfoot sightings.

October 20, 2006, 08:03:12 AM
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If Phil finishes a model, i'm going to put a pic of it next to my pics of Bigfoot sightings.

Brrrrrr... it just got cold in here...

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However, I DO like the idea of duels very much.  Nothing forces a man to work harder than pride and shame.

Yeah, I felt this was a fairly original concept. Maybe. Two-man model build-off sharing an in-progress thread, with the only goal being to come up with a finished product by December 1. Same kit, different paints (hand-paint versus airbrush). Kinda like the Discovery Channel Biker Build-Off, but without the television, publicity, budget, material, etc.

I owe Phil a tremendous debt, with regard to modeling. He single-handedly encouraged me to get "serious" about the modeling hobby--in much the same way that FichtenFoo has encouraged me (both directly and indirectly) to enter my models competitively. What I'm saying is that I have a tremendous respect for Phil as a person, and I'm just happy that I can contribute to him getting back into the hobby which he's missed for the last couple years.

And that's why I'm going to mop the floor with him in this DIAS DUEL!!!

Here's my plan: I'm going to paint my Rick Dias pink, purple, and white. From there, I'm going to get some peace-symbols and flower stickers and happy-faces. Rather than warning markings, it's going to have words of inspiration all over it ("You are somebody", etc.). And instead of guns, it's going to have Pez dispensers. I'm going to design and build a flower bed (not to scale) for the "Chick" Dias to stand on. This is going to kick serious ass.
"The parrot is the bird that talks the most and flies the worst."
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October 20, 2006, 08:47:13 AM
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You guy are just crazy  :D  :D
I like the idea of the Duels it's really motivating and it's totally new among the communities! Is there a "duels" section foreseen on the forum?

October 20, 2006, 10:34:22 AM
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You guy are just crazy  :D  :D

Speaking for myself, I have to admit that you're right.

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I like the idea of the Duels it's really motivating and it's totally new among the communities! Is there a "duels" section foreseen on the forum?

Y'know, it struck me as "new", but that probably just means I saw it somewhere else and forgot it. Is there really enough interest in duels to make an entire section out of it? I doubt it. Of course, that doesn't mean you can't get in contact with someone, and start a Models In-Progress thread with Duel at the beginning of the subject line.
"The parrot is the bird that talks the most and flies the worst."
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