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Neil Armstrong memoriam GB Jul 20, 2013-2014

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Neil Armstrong memoriam GB Jul 20, 2013-2014
Posted by corvettemike on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:37 AM

Here is the official Niel Armstrong memoriam GB. Basically the rules are any figure of him, LEM, Apollo CSM, Gemeni, Saturn V (as long as they are marked for Apollo 11 or a mission Armstrong flew) will qualify.

Here is the roster:

Corvettemike: Revell LEM First Moon Landing

Helo H34: X-15

Subrevolution: ???

Taxtp: X-15(?)

GAF: Gemeni 8 capsule

Old Ordie: ???

Kenjitak: NF-104A

GMorrison: 1/72 Hobby Boss Panther

Winetanker: DML LEM??

The start date is 7-20-2013 and the build will run for one year terminating 7-20-2014.

Here is the badge, feel free to grab it whenever you wish.

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

Havoc Models

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Posted by bondoman on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 12:51 AM

Sure, an F9F-2 would do the trick. Revell and Hobby Boss make a couple of nice ones.

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Posted by Helo H-34 on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 5:26 PM

Here's a pic of Neil Armstrong in the Korean War

 

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Posted by Helo H-34 on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 10:40 PM

I cut this picture from Monday's Daily Telegraph newspaper  here in Sydney

I have a couple of those 1/72 Monogram X-15 kits in the stash , I could build one to match the picture above

 

 

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Posted by corvettemike on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:24 AM

3 people so far (including myself) if we can get to 10 I'll proceed and set dates etc...

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

Havoc Models

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Posted by corvettemike on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 3:25 AM

I would be doing the Revell LEM moon landing diorama kit by the way.

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

Havoc Models

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Posted by sub revolution on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:09 AM

I very much like the idea. I will certainly follow along, and if you need an extra person (and the timeline is long enough. July 20, maybe?) then I'm sure I can come up with something.

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Posted by taxtp on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:28 AM

I would like to commemorate the magnificent achievements of this man. If John doesn't mind, I'd also like to build an X-15, if I can get one of course.

Regards

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Helo H-34 on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 5:45 PM

Tony , there's a few 1/72 Monogram X-15 kits on ebay some you can bid on others are listed as buy it now . You should be able to find one to your liking .

John .

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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:33 PM

I can give you a definite "Maybe".  Armstrong was commander on Gemini 8.

I have an old Revell 1/24 scale Gemini capsule that needs to be "restored" (stripping the old paint from the parts, redoing it with some extras) if that is acceptable.  It will give me a good excuse to pull it out of the box and finally re-do it.

This shows Armstrong with a capsule about the same size as the one I have.

Gary

P.S.>  Just as a note, the name is spelled "Neil".

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Posted by Old Ordie on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:58 PM

Not sure what I'll build for it yet, but yes, please count me in.

Flight deck:  Hasegawa 1:48 P-40E; Tamiya 1:48 A6M2 N Type 2 ('Rufe')

Elevators:  Airfix 1:72 Grumman Duck; AM 1:72 F-4J

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Posted by corvettemike on Thursday, August 30, 2012 3:19 AM

I added a tentative roster up top and a badge idea along with start/end dates to run by you guys.

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

Havoc Models

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Posted by sub revolution on Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:01 AM

Dates and badge look good to me! In for sure!

NEW SIG

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 30, 2012 11:23 AM

I don't really have anything to contribute but love the idea and thought I would drop by and wish ya'll the best of luck!  

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

 

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Posted by Old Ordie on Thursday, August 30, 2012 2:03 PM

Badge and dates are good with me.

Flight deck:  Hasegawa 1:48 P-40E; Tamiya 1:48 A6M2 N Type 2 ('Rufe')

Elevators:  Airfix 1:72 Grumman Duck; AM 1:72 F-4J

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, August 30, 2012 4:23 PM

All good for me. X-15 kit acquired. Thanks for the tip John, fed my ebay addiction.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

GAF
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Posted by GAF on Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:16 PM

Just a question:  The start date of 7/20/13 is almost 11 months from now.  I'm not sure if I can even remember that long!  Are you sure that's when you wish to start?

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Posted by corvettemike on Thursday, August 30, 2012 5:59 PM

It seems good with everyone and gives people plenty of time to get their kits together, join, finish other GB's etc.. I'll keep bumping the topic every so often to keep it fresh. You could also put a sign near your build labled "Armstrong GB 7/20/13" to help :)

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

Havoc Models

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Posted by Adaster on Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:14 PM

Did anyone come up with a complete list of aircraft Neil flew?

Will

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Posted by Adaster on Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:26 PM
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Posted by sub revolution on Friday, August 31, 2012 3:58 AM

I know everyone likes to poo-poo it here, but check wikipedia. It has more aircraft he flew and some very interesting stories!

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Posted by corvettemike on Sunday, September 2, 2012 11:45 PM

BUMP!

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, September 6, 2012 10:09 AM

My Monogram X-15 has arrived, so I'm ready to commence and I will hold my breath until July 2013.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by kenjitak on Saturday, September 8, 2012 8:31 PM

I found out that Armstrong flew the NF-104A, the 104 with the rocket engine and reaction control system. Made famous in The Right Stuff when Yeager crashed it. I've had the parts in my stash for quite awhile and this is a great incentive to get going on it. So please put me down for a 1/48 Hasegawa F-104G with the Cutting Edge bits to build a NF-104A.

Ken

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Posted by corvettemike on Saturday, September 8, 2012 9:01 PM

Will do, glad to have ya aboard!

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

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Posted by Helo H-34 on Monday, September 10, 2012 12:22 AM

I'll still build the X-15 along side Tony , However I spied this kit last week and bought her and she just arrived at the front door

Monogram 1/72 B-52B with X-15 ...

I'll attach my X-15 under the wing on the B-52 , should look good .

John

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, September 10, 2012 12:38 AM

I also have a Panther, the Hobby boss one in 1/72. May I please join...

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by corvettemike on Monday, September 10, 2012 12:46 AM

Yes you may, I added you to the roster on the front page.

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

Havoc Models

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, September 10, 2012 5:28 AM

I took the soft option John, no B-52. Yours will look far more interesting though.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by corvettemike on Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:08 AM

Shameless bump to keep it fresh...

Rise my brothers we are blessed by steel in my sword I trust...

Arm yourselves the truth shall be revealed In my sword I trust...

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