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PACIFIC CARRIER AVIATION GROUP BUILD

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PACIFIC CARRIER AVIATION GROUP BUILD
Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, January 3, 2014 6:15 AM

Here it is! The 2nd round of the Carrier GBs. The rules are are very similar to those in round 1.

This GB will start today, on January 3rd and end on December 31st, 2014

extended until March 31st, 2015!

 

Rules:

1) Your project must be a plane designed to be used on a carrier. The particular aircraft you are building doesn't have to be stationed on a carrier though (eg: a Corsair based on an airfield is completely fine).

2) The aircraft you are building had to be used in the Pacific Theatre of operation.

2) Aftermarket acessories or not, it's your choice.

3) Crossovers are allowed.

4) Already started builds are ok, but please limit the construction to the fuselage halves being glued together.

5) You can continue your project from the previous round here (rule 4 doesn't apply in this case)

6)The most important "rule": Have fun!

 

Badges:

I'll upload some badges soon. Feel free to add one to your signature as soon as you start your build.

Cheers, Clemens

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, January 3, 2014 6:15 AM

Build list:

Aurora-7: Fujimi/Testors F6F-5 (1/48)

avipond: Tamiya F4F-4 (1/48)

Bakster: Academy TBM-3 (1/48)

bvallot: Hasegawa SBD-3 (1/48)

checkmateking02: Trumpeter Dauntlesses (1/700)

flyerduke: Eduard F6F-3 (1/48)

fjs3d: Eduard F6F-5, Tamiya F4U-1 (both 1/48)

hogfanfs: Accurate Miniatures SB2U Vindicator (1/48)

JOE RIX: Eduard F6F-3 Hellcat (1/72)

JohanT: Trumpeter SBD-3 Dauntless (1/32)

lewbud: Academy F6F (1/72)

modelcrazy

mustang1989: Revell F4U-4 (1/48)

Raven728: Revell F4U-4 (1/48)

Rob.H: Monogram Devastator (1/48)

SchattenSpartan: Eduard F6F-3 Royal Class (1/48)

shivinigh: Airfix Zero (1/72)

silentbob33: Accurate Miniatures SBD-5 (1/48)

Tal Afar Dave: TBD

taxtp: Eduard F6F-5 (1/72)

ygmodeler4: Tamiya F4U-1, Eduard Hellcat Mk.II (both 1/48)

 

Completed Builds:

checkmateking02's tiny Dauntlesses (Trumpeter 1/700)

ygmodeler4's F4U-1 (Tamiya 1/48)

silentbob33's SBD-5 (Accurate Miniatures 1/48)

Raven728's F4U-4 (Revell 1/48)

avipond's F4F-4 (Tamiya 1/48)

mustang1989's F4U-4 (Revell 1/48):

flyerduke's F6F-3 (Eduard 1/48):

Rob.H's Devastator (Monogram 1/48):

fjs3d's F6F-5 (Eduard 1/48):

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Posted by mustang1989 on Friday, January 3, 2014 6:26 AM

Wow! Hey Clemens I've got a quick idea/ request. Is there any way you can make this a Pacific Theatre Carrier Aviation GB? I've given alot of thought to building a Val later this year. You could include all the builds that weren't finished in a GB titled as such as well. Just  a thought.

                   

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, January 3, 2014 6:36 AM

That idea sounds good to me, but I don't know if it's that pratical. I sent you a PM...

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, January 3, 2014 6:57 AM

I'll drag over my Wildcat from round 2.

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Posted by Rob.H on Friday, January 3, 2014 12:20 PM

Clemens, please sign me up for my Monongram Devastator build.  

Thanks, Rob

on the bench: Moebius Battlestar Galactica, Tamiya 1/35 M13/40

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, January 3, 2014 3:05 PM

You're on the list!

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Posted by shivinigh on Friday, January 3, 2014 4:42 PM
Ok I'm not sure when I will get started prolly late February but put me in for Airfix 1/72 Zero

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by duiker2106 on Saturday, January 4, 2014 12:04 PM

Hello,

I would like to join you with a Tamiya I-400 submarine carrier.

Cheers,

Paul

On the bench: 1:350 Yamato + I-400, 1:48 F15 strike eagle...

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Saturday, January 4, 2014 2:33 PM

Shiv: I added you to the list!

Paul: Sorry, but this GB is for aircraft only...

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, January 4, 2014 3:17 PM

I'm interested, but the calendar is quickly filling in.  If I do participate, it will be in the latter half of the year, unless I take the crossover route.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Saturday, January 4, 2014 3:22 PM

It sure would be nice to have you aboard, Jack!

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Posted by taxtp on Saturday, January 4, 2014 6:08 PM

Hi Clemens, I think my build will be a few months off too, but I'm happy to enter with a 1/72 something. I'll decide a bit later on.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, January 4, 2014 6:17 PM

I'd like in.  Normally I'd bring my Wildcat over from the previous build, but since it was in the Atlantic scheme that just won't do.  I'll do a 1/72 Academy F6F-3/5  most likely in the three tone scheme.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, January 4, 2014 6:59 PM

Just to make it good and official, I'll give this kit a whirl!

                   

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 5, 2014 3:16 PM

Tony: Nice to have you in here!

Bud: Got you added to the list!

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Posted by Rob.H on Monday, January 6, 2014 3:56 PM

Hi guys.

Just thought I'd post a couple of pics of the Devastator cockpit.  The itty bitty photoetch stuff for the control switches gave me fits, and I dont think I'd try using the teenie tiny pieces like those for any near future builds.  The whole point of the exercise is to relax after all.  At this point I only managed to lose one of them.

I've gone with an alumninum interior since, from what I have read, most Devastators were delivered with laquered aluminum finish and only the later deliveries received the green zinc chromate anti-corrosion coating.  Since I have no further info one way or the other on which Devastators did or did not have the aluminum laquered interior, I've decided to stick with it based on some pre-war b&w photo's I've found along with one arial colour photo.

 

Here is a picture of the rear-gunner's radio equipment... sparse would be an understatement!

Since I have the GWH Devastator (Midway) in my stash, I figured I'd show a comparison with the much more detailed piece that comes with that kit.

  

The photo-etch interior for the GWH kit goes even further and completely replaces the plastic piece with several photo-etch parts.

Regards,

Rob

on the bench: Moebius Battlestar Galactica, Tamiya 1/35 M13/40

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, January 6, 2014 5:17 PM

Looking nice, Rob! I have the GWH Devastator in my stash as well and it really has a great amount of detail...

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Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:40 PM

Well Heck Clemens, since you made the caviat that it did not have to be a carrier based aircraft I believe I would love to join you all with a crossover build that I am doing for the 1944 GB. So, sign me up with my 1/48 Tamiya F4U-1A Corsair with VF-17 markings operating out of Bougainville. I have yet to decide which particular aircraft I'm doing. I've been dying to build a Corsair as it is my all time favorite aircraft and my father flew them. I already have a load of AM goodies with additional parts enroute. I'll post a pre game pic when I've got everything together. Thank You very much for letting me join you all. No doubt there is going to be some fun and fantastic builds to be had here.

   Joe

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, January 9, 2014 5:20 AM

Rob:Good grief thats alot of detail! Wow!

Joe Rix:Yippee! Joe's here! Welcome to the GB buddy!

                   

 

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Posted by Aurora-7 on Thursday, January 9, 2014 1:32 PM

Oooh! I'm going to be starting by Fujimi/Testors 1/48 F6F-5 this weekend! I'll post progress pics here.

 

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, January 10, 2014 12:25 PM

Joe: Woohoo! Look who's here! Another one of those crazy 190 freaks!!!

Aurora: You can't have enough kittens in a naval aircraft GB! Welcome aboard!

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, January 11, 2014 5:44 AM

This looks to be the beginnings of a whopper of a GB there Clemens. Lots of good folks and kits!

                   

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Saturday, January 11, 2014 1:57 PM

Yeah, that's what I thought as well. A lot of great guys here (including you!) and some nice subjects. I've decided what I'm going to build as well (finally...): I think I'll give the big Tamiya Corsair a shot. It looks like a fun build without all that gimmicky stuff like moving landing gear that won't fit properly (I'm looking at you, Tamiya Zero!) Mostly OOB with the only AM items being HGW seatbelts and some resin wheels...

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Posted by Aurora-7 on Saturday, January 11, 2014 10:00 PM

Here's my parts layout:

May have to replace the engine though-

I know it's an old kit but I wasn't expecting that!

 

 

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, January 12, 2014 1:20 AM

Clemens, I've decided on an Eduard 1/72 F6F-3. I'll probably use aftermarket decals to get some scheme I haven't done previously in a Hellcat.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, January 12, 2014 6:04 AM

Build roster is updated.

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Posted by bvallot on Monday, January 13, 2014 8:04 PM

Hey Clemens!  I think I want to jump into this GB too!! =D  Only, it'll be a short while till I can start as I'm quite busy with the NMF at the moment. But I'd like to submit a 1:48 Hasegawa SBD-3 Dauntless of either John J Powers or William E Hall.  Since Powers died in The Battle of Coral Sea I'm having a hard time finding any kind of photo or info on his SBD but naturally there are plenty of Hall's.  So, that's a call I'll make later on I suppose.

Will that work?

On the bench:  

Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 2:30 AM

Don't worry about the time, there's plenty of it left!

I put you and your Dauntless on the build list. You just reminded me that I still need to add one to my stash (I don't have a single one - blasphemy, I know...).

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Posted by Aurora-7 on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 9:31 AM

"Shiv: I added you to the list!

Paul: Sorry, but this GB is for aircraft only..."

Paul, you could always do a kit of the Aichi M6A Seiran aircraft.

 

 

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