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Eye in the Sky Group Build Feeler
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, March 22, 2018 11:53 AM

This is an idea I've been kicking around for a little while, and wanted to see if there was any interest.  This would be a group build focusing on photo reconnaissance, observer, or scout aircraft.  There are a lot of different kits out of there of these birds, ranging in time period from WWI to today.  I was thinking it would run for a year, but I haven't decided on any kind of a start date.  Maybe sometime this summer if others are interested?

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Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:45 PM

Brilliant!

If you do it...I will come.  LOL!

I'm in, just say when.

 

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Posted by Rambo on Thursday, March 22, 2018 1:38 PM
It will give me an excuse to build the storch my wife got me for Christmas, so you can count me in.

Clint

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 22, 2018 3:51 PM

Lik it. I am hoping to build an Ar 234 recon later this year, this will give me an extra push.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, March 22, 2018 4:15 PM
Cool! If we can get some more I'd be willing to run it. Is the summer sometime a good time to start for you all? Or should I wait a bit more? I don't want to step on anyone's toes with the current GB's going on

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Posted by goldhammer on Thursday, March 22, 2018 4:31 PM

Would be interested with a big Phantom I've had in the stash for a long time if it started in late summer.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 22, 2018 4:37 PM

Summer is good for me, we are not over run with GB's at the minute, so another won't hurt.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

 

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, March 22, 2018 5:54 PM

You bet.  I have a 1/48 GWH Fw 189 that I’d like to build.

Chad

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, March 23, 2018 6:07 AM
I'll make an attempt. I'm in the process of packing to move. But I can't resist

 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, March 23, 2018 6:46 AM
Great! I'll tentatively look at August 1 for a start date then. Johnny, I feel your pain. I moved last year and it was a traumatic experience having to pack up the stash and work area to make it more "presentable" for potential buyers.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, March 23, 2018 7:03 AM

An August start time would be fine with me.  Now...let's see...which kit to pull out of the stash?  LOL!

 

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 23, 2018 8:21 AM

Well, I've had a hankering to build a PBY Catalina and I missed the 'Floats and Boats' GB.

I'll have to wait till August to see how things are looking before I commit for sure though.

 

Good luck with your GB in any case!!! 

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, March 23, 2018 8:51 AM

I don't do many group builds (except for local model club ones), but this one could get me interested.  I have worked on a few recce projects, especially choosing cameras or other sensors for them.  I have developed a real interest in history of aerial photography.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Keyda81 on Friday, March 23, 2018 9:00 AM

Count me in.  I just picked up a recon Voodoo kit the other day. 

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, March 23, 2018 11:53 AM
Sweet! I'm glad to see there's so much interest in this. Glad to have everyone aboard, and hopefully everyone interested will be able to join once this gets going

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, March 25, 2018 3:04 PM

I'm curious if you would consider the E-2C Hawkeye?  

BK

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 4:48 PM
I would! Since it's mission is to fly over the fleet and look out for trouble it fits the theme of this GB like a glove. I've been wanting a kit of this plane for awhile, and it will be cool to see someone build it up.

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, March 25, 2018 5:17 PM

Cool.  I just ordered the 1/144 minicraft EC-121R Constellation and the kit comes in my dads squadron the 553rd Batcats out of Korat.  Intersting mission if you care to research.  More of the ear in the sky ;)

Thanks,

John

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, March 25, 2018 6:05 PM
I just looked up the unit and that is a pretty interesting mission! Would be glad to have you aboard

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, March 30, 2018 1:39 AM

I'd be interested. Got a RQ-1 Predator and a Global Hawk waiting for an excuse to be built.

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Posted by falconmod on Friday, March 30, 2018 7:45 AM

I've got a 1/144 Dragon TR-1A I would throw in.

John

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, March 30, 2018 8:34 AM
Great to have you on board guys

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, March 30, 2018 8:56 AM

Are there any U-2/TR-1 kits still in production, or will I have to wander around flea markets to find one?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, March 31, 2018 6:47 PM

How perfect! I was just at the USAF Museum in Dayton OH yesterday and the bird i took an interst in was an RF-86F that was used to overfly Russia during the cold war. I’d never heard of this and so i did a walkaround in pictures thinking I would build one someday. That will be for this group build!

 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, March 31, 2018 8:27 PM

silentbob33

This is an idea I've been kicking around for a little while, and wanted to see if there was any interest.  This would be a group build focusing on photo reconnaissance, observer, or scout aircraft.  There are a lot of different kits out of there of these birds, ranging in time period from WWI to today.  I was thinking it would run for a year, but I haven't decided on any kind of a start date.  Maybe sometime this summer if others are interested?

 

Like SR-71 and scout helicopters like the OH-58A? I think I have a modern UAV that would fit the bill. But, I need to knock out some of my other projects first.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, March 31, 2018 8:35 PM

I have a 1/144 Revell E2 Hawkeye I've been looking for an excuse to build. I'd join in.

Steve

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, April 01, 2018 8:26 AM

Rob Gronovius

 

 
silentbob33

This is an idea I've been kicking around for a little while, and wanted to see if there was any interest.  This would be a group build focusing on photo reconnaissance, observer, or scout aircraft.  There are a lot of different kits out of there of these birds, ranging in time period from WWI to today.  I was thinking it would run for a year, but I haven't decided on any kind of a start date.  Maybe sometime this summer if others are interested?

 

 

 

Like SR-71 and scout helicopters like the OH-58A? I think I have a modern UAV that would fit the bill. But, I need to knock out some of my other projects first.

 

I would say any of those would fit Rob.  It would be great to have you on board, whenever you were able to start.  I have a few projects to finish myself as well.  I'm hoping I'll be able to start my kit on the actual start date, but we'll have to see.  

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, April 01, 2018 8:27 AM
Would be great to have you on board Mongoose and Steve!

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Posted by jmcquate on Sunday, April 01, 2018 9:41 AM

Hawk is back, and so is thier U-2C.

 

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Posted by falconmod on Wednesday, April 04, 2018 8:05 AM

Here's my TR-1A.

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 PZL-23

1/72 LS Dinah III, 1/48 Dragon Fw190A-5

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