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Offline Roebeast45

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Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« on: January 04, 2012, 04:21:13 AM »
I'll be running the kit-bashing contest Trash Bash again this year. I'll be running it through February to hopefully dodge the Lead Painter's League (which I think is in March?).

First order of business is to decide what bit of junk will be the basis for the contest build. TB 2011 used a discarded deodorant container in honor of Rick Preistley's classic hover tank build. This time we need something new.

Please respond to this post with your ideas for a single piece of junk that can be used for kit-bash modeling. Try to think of things that are pretty easy to get worldwide and are something that is normally discarded. I'll post a poll in a week or so to determine what the subject of Trash Bash 2012 will be.

Take a look at last years winners here:
http://roebeast.blogspot.com/2011/05/trash-bash-2011-final-results.html

And the original post that started the whole thing:
http://roebeast.blogspot.com/2011/03/deodorant-container-scratchbuilding-and.html

Thanks!

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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 01:49:00 PM »
The easiest thing to procure and probably the thing that would hold most scope for building stuff would be cereal boxes.

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 02:12:21 PM »
There's also plastic jugs (as for peanut butter, pickles, sauces, etc.). Those are pretty universal, though they're kind of bland in shape (tubby cylinder).

I think Andy's voting for cereal card because we all know how good he is with it! (see the Big Ben thread).  ;)


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Offline Raxxus

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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2012, 02:16:35 PM »
coke bottles(plastic)?



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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2012, 03:26:59 PM »
I think Andy's voting for cereal card because we all know how good he is with it! (see the Big Ben thread).  ;)


Dam!!....so your on to me!! That was going to be my entry! ;)

What about coffee stirrers then. I'm sure Starbucks could afford to donate to this contest! :D

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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 03:33:11 PM »
Here are some ideas that sprung to mind in the empty last hour of a very quiet workday:

- Pringles tubes
- Computer Mouses
- Plastic (meat?) trays
- Plastic Bottles (as mentioned; 1/2L soda bottles, shampoo, or medicine/yakult/vitamins ones)
- Toothpaste tubes
- Blister packaging
- Plastic flower pots
- Egg cartons
- Christmas tree decorations
- Old electronics components
- Smint (or similar) boxes
- CD Jewelcases
- Toilet rolls
- Sardine tins
- Inkjet Cartidges
- Plastic cookie trays (inside packaging)

And there's more where that came from! :D
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Offline dijit

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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2012, 04:52:38 PM »
Pingpong balls?

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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2012, 07:36:27 PM »
Yeah; those can be used for many things...  lol

Offline bandit86

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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2012, 06:45:34 AM »
And it has to be something other than a ground vehicle, which was last years theme
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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2012, 06:51:05 AM »
Orbital lander / Dropship? 8)

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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2012, 08:04:14 AM »
How about the all mighty noodle cup building? It's not genre specific (you can build either sci-fi or fantasy buildings with one). It's cheap as chips... or well, noodles. Also fits the theme with building on the cheap, as noodles are the king of cheap food. =)
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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2012, 09:57:27 AM »
How about the all mighty noodle cup building? It's not genre specific (you can build either sci-fi or fantasy buildings with one). It's cheap as chips... or well, noodles. Also fits the theme with building on the cheap, as noodles are the king of cheap food. =)
Are pot noodles really food?

Offline SirAlban

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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2012, 04:57:22 PM »
My vote for computer mouse  ;)

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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2012, 05:16:37 PM »
Lids, of any kind, and as many as possible.
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Re: Trash Bash 2012 Bit of Junk Ideas?
« Reply #14 on: January 05, 2012, 06:01:44 PM »
I think a computer mouse is a bit limited and too close to the prior year's main component. A pot noodle cup would allow plenty of artistic freedom while still giving a pretty standardized starting point. The more I think about it, the more I like it.

And no, I never eat pot noodles so I have no cups available. =) I do hold shares in a large noodle manufacturer though...

;)

 

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