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Force of Nature Group Build
Posted by CallSignOWL on Saturday, June 16, 2012 4:39 PM

This is the official thread for the "Force of Nature" group build.

Rules:  Build any plane, tank, boat, helicopter, etc. from any country, era or scale that is named after a weather occurrence or 'force of nature'. Examples include: lighting, thunderbolt, mirage, hurricane, tempest, chinook, tornado, tempest, typhoon, storm, earthquake, volcano, Donryu (Storm Dragon), Hayate (Gale, or Storm), Jinpu (Squall), Keiun (Beautiful Cloud), Raiden (Thunderbolt), Reppu (Hurricane), Shinden (Violet Lightning), Sukukaze (Cool Breeze)...and many more!

If, for example, the aircraft is an F-16, you could not build it in American markings because the American name is "falcon", but you could build one in Israeli service as a "barak" (lightning) or "sufa" (storm). That goes for other nations as well.

Crossovers are allowed, and previously started builds are welcome as long as they are no more than 50% through the building stage.

Aftermarket extravaganza or a simple Out-of-the-Box build, its your choice.

The GB will begin on July 1, 2012 and run until July 30th, 2013

Here is the Official GB Badge:

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Posted by CallSignOWL on Saturday, June 16, 2012 4:39 PM

Participants

CallSignOWL: Hasegawa 1/72 JA-37 Viggen "thunderbolt" (finished!)

RoG 1/72 P-47D "Thunderbolt" (finished)

Gamera: Airfix 1/48 JA-37 "Viggen" (Thunderbolt)

checkmateking02: Fujimi 1/700 USS "Wisconsin" BB-64 (Wisconsin is a corruption of an Algonquian word for the river)  (finished); 

Revell Germany 1/72 Hurricane (finished)

Airfix 1/72 Hurricane (finished)

DoogsATX: TBD

DiscoStu: Eduard's 1/48 "Mirage" III CJ

Bish: Matchbox 1/72 CH-47 "Chinook" (finished)

the real red baron: TBD

Helo H-34: Italeri HO4S-3 Westland "Whirlwind" HAS Mk.9 and HAR-2

Thunderbolt379:   Arii 1/48 "Raiden" (Thunderbolt) (finished)

Kermit: Airfix 1:48 scale Hurricane Mk1,

Academy 1:72 P47D "Thunderbolt" (finished),

Hans von Hammer: J2M "Raiden" (Thunderbolt)

p38jl: TBD

Reasoned: Monogram 1/48 P-47 "Thunderbolt"

Big Dog:  P-47 "Thunderbolt"

MKelly: Monogram 1/48 A-10 "Thunderbolt II"

bondoman: Hawker "Hurricane"

lawdog114:  1/48 Hasegawa Hurricane MK I (finished)

waynec:  AFV Club 1:35 IDF SHO'T KAL "Barak" (lightning) (finished)

taxtp: Academy 1/72 Hawker "Tempest" Mk V

Theuns:  Otaki 1/48 P-47D "Thunderbolt", Hobbyboss 1/48 "Mirage" III cz(finished)

 Otaki 1/48 Shinden "lightning" (finished)

Academy  1/72 P-47 "Thunderbolt" (first completed build!),

Blitzwing: Esci 1/72 "Tornado" (finished)

TREYZX10R: Academy 1/48 P-38M Night "lightning" (finished),

Revell/Monogram 1/48 P-47 (finished)


pyrman64: Warhammer 28mm 40k "Whirlwind"

professordeath: Hobby Boss 1/48  A-10A "Thunderbolt II"

greentracker98: Monogram  1/48 P-47 "Thunderbolt" (finished)

Monogram 1/48 P-38 "Lightning" (finished)

winetanker: Tamiya   1/48  J1n1 Gekko (moonlight)

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Posted by CallSignOWL on Saturday, June 16, 2012 4:59 PM

does anyone have an idea for a GB badge?

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Posted by the real red baron on Saturday, June 16, 2012 5:02 PM

I can try and whip up something

 

 

 

 

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Posted by waynec on Saturday, June 16, 2012 11:03 PM
well i just finished 2 GBs and am in 4 others including crossovers but the time line fits my schedule. just picked up an afv club IDF SHO'T KAL and i don't even do tracks anymore, just wheels. i can build it for the 188th BARAK bde in northern command on the golan heights oct 73. thinking about this a bit i suppose any plane used as a kamikaze might be a stretching it a bit. some other thoughts imperial STORM trooper figure a whole mess of ijn xxxxKAZE (wind) destroyers

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Posted by Hans von Hammer on Sunday, June 17, 2012 12:07 AM

CallSignOWL

does anyone have an idea for a GB badge?

Here's my photo-idea:

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Posted by bondoman on Sunday, June 17, 2012 1:31 AM

Hawker Hurricane. No idea which mark, but I can't believe that hasn't been taken yet.

Owl- The Chinook is a Native American tribe, like the Apache, Iroquois, etc. that all of the US helicopters get named.

Or as many call them, the Shithook.

Wow, can't believe that got through...

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:22 AM

Owl, mine is the 72nd Matchbox kit. Its the same one i did for the Falklands war GB.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:39 AM

bondoman

Hawker Hurricane. No idea which mark, but I can't believe that hasn't been taken yet.

Owl- The Chinook is a Native American tribe, like the Apache, Iroquois, etc. that all of the US helicopters get named.

Or as many call them, the Shithook.

Wow, can't believe that got through...

I wasn't sure why the Chinook was vaild either. But i did a search and it seems there are Chinook winds. Its a certain type of wind found on the Canadian Prairies and the Great Plains. I know thats not the Chinook the helo is named after, but i think it would still count.

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

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Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Sunday, June 17, 2012 8:08 AM

I believe there is also a Chinook salmon, but the wind would be the connection...

My Raiden is probably going to be the Arii 1:48, an old classic -- I've wanted to try these easy old builds for a long time, and just concentrate on finish, maybe even try salt weathering...

Mike/TB379

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Posted by ruddratt on Sunday, June 17, 2012 2:19 PM

Afraid I'll have to take a pass on this one, Owl. Sorta had my heart set on the Komet. Got a few F-84G's in the stash, but they just ain't doing anything for me at the moment.

Mike

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Posted by CallSignOWL on Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:17 PM

bondoman

Owl- The Chinook is a Native American tribe, like the Apache, Iroquois, etc. that all of the US helicopters get named.

 

I know it was actually named after the tribe, but lookie here...it fits!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinook_wind

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Posted by CallSignOWL on Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:21 PM

ruddratt

Afraid I'll have to take a pass on this one, Owl. Sorta had my heart set on the Komet. Got a few F-84G's in the stash, but they just ain't doing anything for me at the moment.

 

its alright, mate. No problem

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:26 PM

Hans von Hammer

 

 CallSignOWL:

 

does anyone have an idea for a GB badge?

 

 

Here's my photo-idea:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Tornadonight.jpg

 

OOHHH you could finish it off with a typhoon profile head on. Then the wording.

"I am a leaf on the wind, watch how i soar"

Recite the litanies, fire up the Gellar field, a poo storm is coming Hmm 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:33 PM

This is the progress i have made on the Chinook. I hope thats ok. If so i will hold off this wek. Got plenty of other things to be getting on with.

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

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Posted by CallSignOWL on Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:35 PM

Hans von Hammer

 

 CallSignOWL:

 

does anyone have an idea for a GB badge?

 

 

Here's my photo-idea:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Tornadonight.jpg

 

woah! Is that a real photo?! If so that's one heck of a shot!

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Posted by CallSignOWL on Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:36 PM

Bish

This is the progress i have made on the Chinook. I hope thats ok. If so i will hold off this week. Got plenty of other things to be getting on with.

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/Bish_012/Jona%20Chinook/3.jpg?t=1339972325

http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg111/Bish_012/Jona%20Chinook/2.jpg?t=1339972312

 

yup, thats fine! :)

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, June 17, 2012 5:40 PM

Thanks. And ye, that piccy of that Hans put up is one hell of a photo.

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

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Posted by Hans von Hammer on Sunday, June 24, 2012 5:57 PM

CallSignOWL

 Hans von Hammer:

 

 CallSignOWL:

 

does anyone have an idea for a GB badge?

 

 

Here's my photo-idea:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v233/HansvonHammer/Tornadonight.jpg

 

 

woah! Is that a real photo?! If so that's one heck of a shot!

I dunno, but I'd bet on Photoshop...

Speaking of which, I don't have it.. But if some else does, they could super-impose a nasty-looking shot of either a Thunderbolt, Lightning, oo Tornado on it, please?

 

But it's gotta look good on a pic of THIS size..

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Posted by CallSignOWL on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 3:26 PM

is there anything named after extreme heat, because after today, there should be! Whew, its nasty outside!

oh, and 3 days till start! :)

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 4:43 PM

Its been rather warm here as well, and very muggy. But i don't think theres anyhing named atfer that.

I can't wait to get back to the chinook, i think its going to be a great GB.

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 5:22 PM

israeli m60 blazer

pontiac firebird

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Posted by waynec on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 9:28 PM

hey bish

me too. i have 3 smaller kits to finish up (mechanical mule as a forest service fire fighter, MTM BARCHINO and MD-500) and that will clear 2 tables. ME-264 is on 3rd table and i should finish the engine nacelles and start on the cockpit on thur.

i am in an arab-israeli war mood. will be doing a SHO'T KAL from the barak (lightening) bde on the golan heights. in my stash i have ZSU-3/4, SAM-6, T-62 all can be done as syrian, SAM-2 launcher, SAM-2 transporter, SCUD as egyptian and CENTURION MK 3, TIRAN-5 and jeep mounted 106mm RR for israel. may build 2 tanks simultaneously.

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Posted by kermit on Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:19 AM

Well,... July 1st has arrived here in Europe so i guess i can open up my little box of goodies hereStick out tongue

My (first) build as stated is the Academy P47D in 1/72 scale:

Opening up the box and taking a look at the sprues i find a nicely engraved, clean molding:

It even offers rocket launcher tubes, two props and two kinds of drop tanks. Only real bummer sofar that i noticed is a rather crude engine..:

The finishes offered are the boxart american jug and a british one in green and grey camouflage. Interesting thing to note is the fact that Revell of Germany's P47 in the same scale offers you markings for a plane of the same (US) unit as the Academy offering. Maybe cool to do a tandem build or airfield dio...

Having built RoG's "Balls Out" several times i am leaning towards that neat british camo... Sometin' else for a change... Geeked 

Hope you guys like my introductory babble and hope to post some action shots soonYes

Richard

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Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:40 AM

Richard -- were you planning to use the Academy decals? I've had bad luck with them lately and don't trust them, so I'd be very interested to see how you go.

For myself, the Raiden is getting underway, here's the box art:

I hope to be showing you some painted subassemblies very soon -- engine and cockpit, then it's downhill to the finish as this is a very simple kit which nonetheless lends itself to some careful paintwork, which should look good.

Cheers, Mike/TB379

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Posted by kermit on Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:56 AM

Mike,

Yes, the academy decals are notorious i agree and i know all too well. My microsol and set would probably have more effect on half an inch thick sheet steel...

Good news is the fact that i wouldnt have to use anything other than the tiny roundels and unit markings. The white bands could be sprayed on.

Is the Arii kit any good? never had one of that brand on my bench...

Richard

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Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Sunday, July 1, 2012 3:04 AM

Richard -- it looks surprisingly good, The cockpit is very basic, but I'll close the canopy as usual, and Arii pioneered expertly done recessed panel lines at convincing scale, lending the chances of a really nice finish. These kits are going for a song these days, I have several Ariis in my stash and have rarely paid more then $7-8  for them on eBay.

I have Academy's F-16C Block 32 and have been hankering to build it, but the decals... The sheet looks terrific, but looks are deceiving, it seems.

Mike/TB379

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, July 1, 2012 3:10 AM

Hi Everyone,

Can I join with a Hasegawa 1/72 T-33 Shooting Star please ? The kit decals are for th Thunderbirds, but I'll probably change it up.

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, July 1, 2012 3:12 AM

You guys must have been in the starting blocks watching the clocks.

Richard, will be nice to se that in Brit markings, and i will be watching to see how you deal with those decals.

Richard, are those Arii kits very old ones or are they still producing. I don't think i have seen one of those before.

Back to barracks today so will be diving straight onto teh chinook.

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Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Sunday, July 1, 2012 3:54 AM

Bish -- pretty old, these molds were released by Otaki over twenty years ago, and some of them ended up in Airfix boxes in the '90s. They could be 1970s vintage, there's no visible copyright on the materials that I've spotted so far.

M/TB379

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