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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Canadian GB
Posted by gunner_chris on Monday, April 29, 2013 8:56 PM

There was enough interest in the feeler thread so lets do this!

Here are the 'rules':

1 - any subject, any genre as long as its in Canadian Markings

2.  Fantasy builds are acceptable as long as you follow #1 (the CF would love some Apache's)

3.  Canadians flying with the RAF are good to go

4.  Crossovers from over GB's are fine

5.  OOB, A/M, scratchbuilding, the sky is the limit

6. Started builds are fine as long as they are less then 50%

7.  Most important, have fun and share your build

Run dates are May 1st until December 31st (8 months)  Feel free to sign up any time.

This is my first GB so please be gentle.  If I missed something I'm open to friendly reminders.

Here's the badge thanks to JGeratic:

Feel free to grab it whenever

  • Member since
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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by gunner_chris on Monday, April 29, 2013 8:56 PM

Here's the roster and completed photos:

gunner_chris - Revell 1/76 M7

checkmateking02 - Airfix 1/72 Hurricane (Johhny Kent)

sub revolution - Revell 1/72 Twin Mustang (what if build)

shivinigh -  Italeri's 1/72 scale CF-5 DONE


waynec - Trumpeter AVGP GRIZZLY 6x6 in IFOR colours  DONE


tates - Hobbyboss 1/35 Leopard 2A6M

jgeratic - Hasegawa 1/48 Hawker Typhoon (RAF Markings with Canadian pilot)

taxtp - Airfix Chipmunk

tempestjohnny - Hobby boss 1/72 F/A-18A.

VanceCrozier - 1/72 Mk6 Sabres, RCAF 1 Wing based in Europe DONE


AndrewW - 1/48 Tamiya Spit Mk Vb Trop DONE



pyrman64 - warhammer 40k whirlwind

caveman - 1/48 CF-104

helo h-34 - 1/72 Italeri UH-34A

Cdn_Colin - Cougar DONE


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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 29, 2013 10:56 PM

I will contribute Johnny Kent's Hurricane (Airfix 1/72) from the Battle of Britain.  Read his autobiography a few months ago, and then picked up some decals.  His life and service are pretty interesting.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by sub revolution on Monday, April 29, 2013 11:36 PM

I would love to be in on this, pending my schedule for the next few months. I want to do a 1/72 Revell Twin Mustang in RCAF colors. Never actually existed, but it would have made sense since the USAF used them for continental defense in Alaska.

-Budd

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by gunner_chris on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 8:21 AM

Great to have you guys aboard. Roster is updated.

Budd I put you down now, so whenever you're ready to start it will be good to go.

I put myself down for TBA, I'm torn if I want to do a crossover or do something different.  I have a CF-18 on the go for the 1/72 build, and plan to do a M7 Preist for the D-Day GB.  Part of me says as the host be original.

If no one does a Voodoo I might do that.....

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Posted by shivinigh on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 12:38 PM

I would be a poor Canadian if I didn't get in on this one. Can you put me in for Italeri's 1/72 scale CF-5

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by gunner_chris on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:06 PM

Glad to have you, and you raised a great point.

I decided to do an Arrow - no Canadian GB would be complete without it

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:10 PM

Chris, afraid i won't be able to take part in this GB. 1) my bench is more than full and 2) i don't have anythiung that would fit. But i am glad you have it up and running and i hope as many people as possable jump in and make it a good GB. I will be seeing how you guys get on.

And make sure you give vance a kick, he has no excuse to missing this.

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

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by waynec on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:29 PM

add me. i will be doing a trumpeter AVGP GRIZZLY 6x6 in IFOR balck and green camo.

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Posted by sub revolution on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2:59 AM

I would LOVE to do a Voodoo! I have actually been wanting to do one in Canadian markings for a while now, but I don't have one to do! So I will stick with the F-82 for now.

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Posted by gunner_chris on Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:23 AM

Bish - sorry to hear you can't jump in, but yes you are a busy man!

Wayne - got you on there!

Sub - I was torn too.......so many choices.  I'm sure we can come up with another excuse to dig out some Voodoos another time

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Posted by shivinigh on Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:47 AM

After this GB you could always do one with plane that have a ghost type name.

Voodoo, Phantom, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Canada
Posted by tates on Friday, May 3, 2013 8:35 PM

I'll sign up for this one with a hobbyboss  leopard 2a6m

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Posted by tates on Friday, May 3, 2013 8:38 PM

also this seems like the place to ask if I wanted to build a cf-18 what f-18 kit would get me the right version?

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by gunner_chris on Friday, May 3, 2013 9:03 PM

Welcome tates.

I'm doing the 1/72 Hobbycraft CF-18 right now, not impressed so far.

Maybe this will help: www.ipmscanada.com/.../CF18Hornet.html

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, May 3, 2013 10:50 PM

This going to be really tight for me as by no means am I a machine when building these things, but do put me down for a Hawker Typhoon - 1/48 scale from Hasegawa.  

It will be in RAF markings, the pilot though will be Canadian.  

regards,

Jack

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, May 3, 2013 10:50 PM

lag at work caused double post....

regards,

Jack

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Posted by sub revolution on Friday, May 3, 2013 11:00 PM

Wow, we have quite the good variety on here already!

Where the heck is Vance??? I know he should be in here!

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, May 4, 2013 2:09 AM

Chris,

Put me down for an Airfix Chipmunk, I know I've got one somewhere.

Cheers

Tony

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

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by gunner_chris on Saturday, May 4, 2013 5:49 AM

Jack and Tony I've got you guys on there!

I sent a note to Vance so hopefully he should be along shortly???

It is shaping up to have a nice variety indeed!

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Saturday, May 4, 2013 12:04 PM

I'm in with the Hobby boss 1/72 F/A-18A.

 

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Posted by tates on Sunday, May 5, 2013 2:21 AM

So I've ordered a hasegawa f-18c plus a cf-188a conversion kit from wolfpack designs and decals from leading edge. So if I got time I'll try to add a cf-18 to this build.

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  • From: Rothesay, NB Canada
Posted by VanceCrozier on Sunday, May 5, 2013 9:58 AM

Bish

Chris, afraid i won't be able to take part in this GB. 1) my bench is more than full and 2) i don't have anythiung that would fit. But i am glad you have it up and running and i hope as many people as possable jump in and make it a good GB. I will be seeing how you guys get on.

And make sure you give vance a kick, he has no excuse to missing this.

THAT's why that random guy kicked me in the seat of my pants yesterday!!! Big Smile

I'm in, won't be starting until the summer though, but I will be lurking until then.  I'm narrowed down to 2 options, 1/48 DH Vampire or 1/72 Canadair Sabre. I also have a possible what-if in the works, not letting the details out yet though. Whistling

On the bench: Airfix 1/72 Wildcat; Airfix 1/72 Vampire T11; Airfix 1/72 Fouga Magister

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, May 5, 2013 5:54 PM
GRIZZLY 6x6 WIP. it is based coated with tamiya acrylic NATO green and i will use NATO black for the camo. don't have all the fiddly stuff on to make it easire to mask and less likely, in the case of mirrors, to knock off. will mask with silly putty (first attempt) or tape. vision block glass will be clear green perhaps darkened a bit. probably some road dirt on the wheels and belly may try and see what a raw umber wash will look like. looks good on diesel locomotive.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, May 5, 2013 6:02 PM

Wayne: you're a regular building machine!!  I haven't even finished my TBL build and your almost done with your 2nd GB.....looks great!

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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  • From: Ontario, Canada
Posted by gunner_chris on Sunday, May 5, 2013 8:09 PM

We found Vance!

Wayne that does look great.

I cracked the box on the Arrow tonight, looked at what I needed for paint and then sighed when I saw the cockpit area and then closed the box.

It appears I need to paint up some pilots before I do much more......and shop for some white paint

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  • From: Tornado Alley
Posted by Echo139er on Sunday, May 5, 2013 8:23 PM

VanceCrozier

Bish

Chris, afraid i won't be able to take part in this GB. 1) my bench is more than full and 2) i don't have anythiung that would fit. But i am glad you have it up and running and i hope as many people as possable jump in and make it a good GB. I will be seeing how you guys get on.

And make sure you give vance a kick, he has no excuse to missing this.

THAT's why that random guy kicked me in the seat of my pants yesterday!!! Big Smile

I'm in, won't be starting until the summer though, but I will be lurking until then.  I'm narrowed down to 2 options, 1/48 DH Vampire or 1/72 Canadair Sabre. I also have a possible what-if in the works, not letting the details out yet though. Whistling

   

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  • From: Australia
Posted by Helo H-34 on Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:08 PM

I'm still in ; thanks for the reminder Chris ... Yes

Italeri's UH-34 built as an Canadian UH-34A with belcher bits decals

I'm behind on completing some French Sud Est H-34's , so working on the Canadian bird at the same time should help finish of the Frenchy ones .

John .

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  • From: Denver, Colorado
Posted by waynec on Monday, May 6, 2013 11:44 AM

i think i have the revell one (marine) i will be starting for a collection project for Colorado National Guard. building it as a US Army one.

Никто не Забыт. Ничто не Забыт

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by Helo H-34 on Monday, May 6, 2013 2:23 PM

waynec

i think i have the revell one (marine) i will be starting for a collection project for Colorado National Guard. building it as a US Army one.

The Revell H-34G kit has the straight 'V' style landing gear on the sprue  which perfect for U.S Navy and USMC helo's but I'm pretty sure the Army stayed with the bent gear style through out it service . I've been buying from seller's on ebay those Revell kits so I can build a few different versions for the Navy and Marine Corps birds . I wish Italeri  would simply leave both types of landing gear on the sprue ... Super Angry

John .

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