'Snowball 2'

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I have contacted Gregg, via PM to get his input on the build.

Ponyxpress, I need to know what area of the build you would like to work on. You have a PM.

Matt Leblanc, and TxRat, you also have PM's.

We need some one that is willing to work on the interior.

Also, since El Destructo has withdrawn, we have an opening if someone else would like to participate.

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Don't miss out on this oportunity!!

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Don't miss out on this oportunity!!

If there is a Possibility I would Like to try my hand in this.

Since I was supposed to be In the original snowball Build and withdrew for personal reasons.Like No room at the time to build on.

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Sorry about not keeping up with this thread, Im still on board and sent you a PM stating it doesnt matter what part of the build Im assigned to. BUT if no one has clamed it I'll do the motor work or set up the suspension (front and rear) whatever works for the group....

I will say chopping channeling aint my thing and i'll leave those areas to the masters....

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If there is a Possibility I would Like to try my hand in this.

Since I was supposed to be In the original snowball Build and withdrew for personal reasons.Like No room at the time to build on.

I would be honored to add you to the builders list. Welcome aboard!! ;) Please PM me with your area of interest.

Sorry about not keeping up with this thread, Im still on board and sent you a PM stating it doesnt matter what part of the build Im assigned to. BUT if no one has claimed it I'll do the motor work or set up the suspension (front and rear) whatever works for the group....

I will say chopping channeling aint my thing and i'll leave those areas to the masters....

That will work out fine. Thanks.

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Just wanted to sugest that for the website it would be ideal to create a free blog account like the one you can get from Google's Blogger.

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Here is where we are at:

I have just heard back from Paul Canney. He has given his blessing for this project. <img src="http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.gif" /> I have P.M.ed Gregg, and I am waiting to hear back from him, as to his ideas and wishes for the project.

In the mean time...

Jameston, at Scalefinishes.com has been kind enough to help out with the project, by adding a page to his web site, it is currently under construction...

I have stripped the re-builder, and here is how it now sits...

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Now, the page is up and running. It is a bit simple, but as the build progresses so will the page.

Check it out. Just click the snowball link on the bottom of the Scalefinishes.com navigation frame.

Thanks,

Jameston

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Jameston,Thanks for helping make it official :rolleyes: .

Nice work stripping Jason ;)

Looks good now can't wait to see it in the future.

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Have We decided Who's doing what and when, yet?

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<!--quoteo(post=230699:date=Nov 18 2009, 02:00 PM:name=envious8420)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(envious8420 @ Nov 18 2009, 02:00 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=230699"><{POST_SNAPBACK}></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->Have We decided Who's doing what and when, yet?<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

So here is the list I now have:

(Revision 1)

1. Abell82

2. Envious8420

3. Cruzn

4. Len Geisler

5. 99Gt

6. TxRat

7. Pony Express

8. Dave Mikrut

9. Ictpacman

10. Lordmodelbuilder.

11. Roadhawg

12. *Matt LeBlanc*

Alternates:

1.Jason Vandergriff

2.Showrodfreak

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As of right now, here is the order:

Abell82

Envious8420

Cruzn

Len Geisler

99Gt

Roadhawg

Pony Express

TxRat

*Matt LeBlanc*

cool...

so when we get it what do we get to do to it?

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Good Luck guys!!! i was stage 10 in the MCL snowball build

keith

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cool...

so when we get it what do we get to do to it?

When you get it, you get to help finish it. Does that help? :lol:

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Hello gang! I'm the keeper of MCL's original Snowball. She is still under construction but getting close to the final assembly stages. I am out of town visiting for the holidays but will try and save this link as I'd like to follow the progress of this project.. Speaking for all the participants on the original Snowball project, I would have to say we are humbled to see such interest in starting a similar project. Stepping on toes? not at all!! enjoy yourselves and enjoy the teamwork from your fellow modelers.. The only thing I would offer up is that you stress very strict time limits for each builder and make sure every participant uses some type of tracking when shipping... Good luck guys.. it looks like I better get busy and finish the original Snowball project which sparked all the interest!!

Chuck Darnell / MCL Moderator

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When you get it, you get to help finish it. Does that help? ;)

OK>... got my Mind in gear...

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I'm the final keeper of Snowy now John... it's been a long time coming and I'm now doing a lot of scratch building for the interior...

Chuck D.

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Project Snowball is still alive, and last I heard Dave Mikrut had it to finish. I have heard so many horror stories about this project, that I wouldn't even want to attempt it. These projects start out great, and everybody has good intentions, but something, or someone eventually happens. The one idea of having just 4 people partake sounds like a winner, but I hope you all pick a kit that works, and goes together very well. Good luck!!!! Here are a couple pics of Snowball as it sits today.

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These pics came from Dave's album.

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it looks like I better get busy and finish the original Snowball project which sparked all the interest!!

Chuck Darnell / MCL Moderator

Yep.. we Might finish this in time for snowy's 11 anniversary...:-)

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From the Snowball Webpage http://canney.net/projectsnowball/

A new concept for the new millennium!

Not one group of builders, building their version of a particular model kit. But ONE KIT, traveling between a group of modelers, with each builder applying his (and her) own touch of individuality to it. ~ Seasoned, pro, and novice builders all getting together to make history!

As you can see the original prime objective of the Model Car List online Yahoo Groups car club was to have multiple model builders work on the same model, pass it to the next person on the list when done and so on. It was the individual choice of each modeler, no matter what skill level, to decide what they wanted to do to the model. Originally it was intended that no one would suggest or complain about how the work was being done. We also had hoped that each person would only have the model for a short period of time.

The original owner, had understandably gotten frustrated with the emotions that later occured as there was alot of frustrations involved with keeping this project alive. So much so that it was going to be abandoned and then I volunteered to hopefully keep the project alive. in addition to the one time I did the custom front end treatment, where in I had the model for approx. 3 weeks, I also had the model returned to me broken and had to deviate from the prime directive and repair it to the best of my abilities. I had the model a couple of weeks the second time as well and passed it on. See these 2 links:

http://canney.net/projectsnowball/stage08/index.html

http://canney.net/projectsnowball/stage08a/index.html

When the project started, an unknown factor was that there are circumstances in peoples lives that are very important and our model building hobby has to take a back seat to life's realities. The project slowed down once again and this cause alot of frustrations for the members of the club and a lot of hurtfull things were said and once again the project nearly died. When I recieved Snowball back many of the club members had voted that I keep it and complete it, so that it finally would get done. For all the time that I was the owner of it I had to be a referee and try to keep the club together on this because it was really causing alot of divisions, positive and negative. It had taken it's toll on me and I regretfully posted the following letter to the club.

I've been thinking long and hard about making this decision and I believe the time has come to pass along our beloved Modelcarlist club group build to someone I feel has the desire and resources to continue it's legacy. Since it was given to me by our good friend Paul Canney who has donated to this day his time to continue a website for Snowball, I have had the pleasure of seeing it grow to it's present condition and tried to keep the enthusiasm alive. I've been a builder and a promoter and a referee and felt a lot of ups and downs myself about the fate of this wonderous project. For those of you that have had the joy to work on it, you know the feeling I'm talking about. Our original intention was for many builders to work on it and who knows how it would turn out. Many people have put some of their best work into this model and it will truly be a masterpiece when done, just for the fact that it got done under these circumstances. I had the joy of

showing it at the 2008 Toledo NNL and my display did give it credit to being a Modelcarlist group project with all the names of the builders. The magazines photographed it and if it does show up in their coverage, it will have my name on it. They told me "Well it's gotta have SOMEBODY's name, so that's why it will show mine. I don't want anyone to think I was taking sole credit for it. I have possessed this model three times over the last 9 years. I do feel tho that in spirit it is owned by all of us club members and this is why I have decided to pass it on. I'm lacking the feelings and inpiration to finish it. It's as if it is telling me, it's time to move on. My health, mental and physical is keeping me from giving it my best efforts and I wish for it to be in the hands now of someone who I know will carry the torch and get it done. It will be his right to decide to finish the entire model hiself as all you had voted at one time for me to do, or to farm out a few more trips that will hopefully be a few weeks or months turn around. I'm sad, because I will miss it. It sorta reminds me of the Ring in the Lord of the rings. It is precious and beautiful to hold in your hands. I'm hoping to see it again someday and I know the new owner will understand what I'm saying when he get's it. He's is Chuck Darnell.

So what can we learn from this? Was our prime directive a failure? Yes and no. The original idea to just give a free reign to each individual builder, either newbie or experience builder got lost along the way. We were able to produce a nice looking model, still unfinshed but there is still hope. I also recieved alot of negative emails from people who were unhappy with it and had very negative comments. Mostly by people who were uninvolved so that's just their opinion and they are entitled to it. The club also tried a group build of the AMT 36 Ford. That project also died for all the same reasons. I'm still in possesion of that model too, I someday hope to finish it.

So GOOD LUCK to the new Model Cars Magazine project. The only suggestion that I would like to make is that the people that will be working on the model, and I compare this to the TV show "OverHaulin" is that a plan or concept of the finished project be decided on before the work is started. Good idea? Yay Nay? and yes....I'd love to participate in this new project!!!

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Have We decided Who's doing what and when, yet?

Hi everybody. I am new to the MCM forum, but not new to Snowball. I participated in the MCL Snowball project (I made the windows, since I thought that was all I could contribute at the time) and I would be interested in participating in the MCM version of this build off. I will try my hand at something other than just making the windows, this time. Not sure what I can contribute, but I will give it my best.

Modeling is Meditation

Phil

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From the Snowball Webpage http://canney.net/projectsnowball/

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So GOOD LUCK to the new Model Cars Magazine project. The only suggestion that I would like to make is that the people that will be working on the model, and I compare this to the TV show "OverHaulin" is that a plan or concept of the finished project be decided on before the work is started. Good idea? Yay Nay? and yes....I'd love to participate in this new project!!!

Dave, you bring up good points, but I have addressed some of these issues already.

First, there is a time limit on this build. It is 1 month, per builder. Second, shipping is to be done by USPS WITH Delivery confirmation, (UPS is acceptable as well as long as some kind of tracking is used.). If the build is hand delivered, participants MUST, BOTH get a receipt. This is to prevent the build from getting lost. Third, there are currently 9 builder's. I was hoping for 12. This means that there are 3 slots that are actually still open. I would be honored, if you would joinus. And Ictpacman I would be honored for you to join as well. 12 will be the limit, though as I do not want the build to drag on for more then a year. (It will, once shipping etc is calculated in, I am aware of this.)

Now. You bring up a good point. I would like at least a general idea, of the overall build direction, before we start. I have PMed Gregg, to no avail. I would like for us to choose some style of build before we begin, and this is why I have not yet started. I would like for us to all be on the same page before we begin.

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I like the custom wagon idea, that was shown in a pic, a few posts back.

Modeling is Meditation

Phil

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If you are still looking for people to participate on this build, I would like to be included. Thanks,Brad

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Bumping to the top.

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Is anyone working on this project? I have posted here & sent a message but haven't heard anything. Just trying to keep up to date. Thanks,Brad

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