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Dawn of the Jet Age GB
Posted by ajd3530 on Thursday, July 17, 2014 2:41 PM

Dawn of the Jet Age GB August 27th '14 - June 26th '15

Host:  ajd3530

More info: The idea for this GB had a warm reception earlier in the year, so here it is. This August marks 75 years since the first flight of the world's first practical jet aircraft, the He 178. So to celebrate, I thought it would fitting to hold a group build dedicated to the first years of jet aircraft. I hope to see as many as possible join me!

1. Any JET aircraft (no rocket powered planes) from the early era of jet flight. NO super sonic aircraft. So basically anything sub-sonic or trans sonic that was built by the mid '50's or earlier is good. So for American aircraft, anything before the F-100 or F4D Skyray.

Note: Does NOT need to be a production aircraft. Any prototype is acceptable as long as it was actually built.

2. Aircraft of any nationality are welcome, any scale!

3. Crossovers are acceptable.

4. Builds already started must be no more than about 10% completed. (Basically painting of interior)

5. Any amount of aftermarket goodies is acceptable, or you can build straight out of the box.

6. "What ifs" are always fun, and will be perfectly fine. Imagine a P-80 dressed in the 356 FG's blue and red diamonds? Or if the Soviets captured some Me. 262s?

7. Please participate, comment, share ideas and stories, be respectful and supportive of others, POST LOTS OF PICTURES ( I LOVE seeing other people's work) and have fun!!!!

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Posted by ajd3530 on Thursday, July 17, 2014 2:42 PM

Roster

ajd3530: Monogram F-80 1/48

Bish: Dragon Ar. 234 1/72

dwood538: Classic Airframes Sea Hawk 1/48, Classic Airframes Venom 1/48

gamera: Academy F-86 1/48

silentbob33: Monogram F-80 1/48

Lewbud: TBA

panzerpilot: Academy F-86F 1/48

Modelcrazy: Hasegawa Me 262 1/72 Hasegawa F-86D 1/72

68GT: Matchbox F9F Panther 1/72

stikpusher: Hobbycraft Vampire 1/48

Theuns: Academy F2H Banshee 1/72

AndrewR: Tamiya Me 262 1/48

TREYZX10R: Revell He 162A 1/32

Woody0369: Tamiya Me 262 1/48

plasticjunkie: Fujimi F7U 1/72

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Posted by ajd3530 on Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:03 PM

And I'll fix the spacing on the first post once i am able to get on an actual PC.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 17, 2014 3:07 PM

Pencil me in as a TBC. It will be something German, just not sure what yet.

Edit: aj has had trouble adding the badge I out together, so I will add it here to make it easier to find.

 

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

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Posted by DWood538 on Thursday, July 17, 2014 7:01 PM

I will be building a Classic Airframes Hawker Sea Hawk Mk.101 and De Havilland Venom

-Derek

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, July 18, 2014 7:34 AM

Hey Ajd3530: Glad to see you decided to pull the trigger on this! I dunno when I'll get to it but since I have till June of next year please put me down with an:

Academy 1/48th Korean War F-86 Sabre

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

 

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Posted by ajd3530 on Friday, July 18, 2014 9:13 AM
Good deal, I have you guys diwn. I'll up date the roster when I have access to a PC, cause apparently when you edit a post on the mobile site, you lose all your spacing and margins and it looks like a big jumbled mess.
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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, July 18, 2014 9:42 AM

Like Gamera, I'm not sure when I'll get to it, but with almost a year to get done I think I can squeeze it in.  I'll enter my 1/48 Monogram F-80

On my bench: Hasegawa 1/32 Fw190-F8 crash diorama

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, July 19, 2014 11:02 PM

I'm in, don't know with what but I'm in.

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

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 9, 2014 8:12 AM

Put me down for a 1/72 Hasegawa ME 262A and a 1/72 Hasegawa F-86D Sabre Dog (J.A.S.D.F).

Hey, has anyone thought about Boeing GB? from the first design, Boeing model 1, to their latest? Civil or military.

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Posted by ajd3530 on Saturday, August 9, 2014 8:57 AM

Alright, I'll get you on the roster next time I'm near a computer! Lewbud, sorry I left you hanging, I'll get you too.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 10, 2014 5:22 PM

Do you have a patch for this GB yet?

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Posted by ajd3530 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 10:54 PM

No not yet, but I believe Clemons has one in the works.

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Posted by panzerpilot on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:03 AM

I got your PM, ajd3530. Thanks for the reminder on this.

I'm in. It will be a 1/48 Academy F-86F-30. I don't know when I'll get started though. I have a few other GB obligations to get crackin' on first. Ironically, I will be finishing a Hassie 1/32 F-86 in about a week!

Anyway, looking forward to this one too.

-Tom

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Posted by ajd3530 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:15 PM

Only a week left guys! I'll make a point to get the roster updated ASAP.

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:41 PM

Think I'll do something rather ungainly.  1/72 Emhar F-3 Demon, VF-14 Tophatters markings.

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

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Posted by ajd3530 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:04 PM

Very nice! Very under rated plane in my opinion, considering the F-4 was developed from her.

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:29 PM

Please put me down for a 1/72 Academy Banshee. I had a look at it the other day and will try to beat it into submition!

Theuns

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Posted by ajd3530 on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 11:30 PM

Yessir! I hope you enjoy this GB as much as I have enjoyed yours.

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 21, 2014 8:31 AM

Pulled out the Sabre over the weekend and pawed though the contents of the box. I'm building this one right outta the box so since I've got my Alclad ready I have everything I need.

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

 

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Posted by ajd3530 on Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:09 AM

You lucky dog. I've got 3 ongoing builds right now, so I won't be able to start right off the bat. And I also need to find some time to build a B-25 sometime before the end of the year...

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, August 21, 2014 9:48 AM

Hey Gamera, what Sabre you gonna do? I built the little 1/72 Academy F-86E as while ago, very nice and have the superb 1/48 Hasagawa F-86 F40 in the stash, also for Alclad :-)

Pix of my Banshee to follow.

Theuns

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:53 AM

Hey Theuns, the Banshee sounds cool! Maybe I should have went with something more unusual.

My F-86 is the 1/48th Academy kit. One of the guys in our IPMS Club dad was ground crew on the aircraft pictured on the box top so I'm going to use the kit decals to build that plane.

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

 

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:26 AM

I built that kit aswell, quite nice, the decals were in my kit not to good I am affraid.

Maybe you will have more luck with yours.

The banshee is really one of those ultra simple kits from academy. The detail level is very bare, but I just like the looks of the plane.

Theuns

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, August 21, 2014 12:53 PM

Yeah, I think I remember you building a SAAF F-86 for SP's Korean War GB (love those springbok insignia!)

Gee, I'm really hoping to do the box art aircraft, well I'll be really careful and if they do go to blazes I think I do have another sheet of F-86s somewhere- it's just they're all post-Korea fighters. Thanks for the warning!

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

 

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Posted by woody0369 on Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:01 PM

I haven't done a group build before and this one looks like a good one to cut my teeth on. Besides I have a Tamiya ME 262 that's been callin my name. So please pencil me in if it's alright.

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Posted by ajd3530 on Thursday, August 21, 2014 10:21 PM

Sounds great! Can't go wrong with a Tamiya kit.

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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, August 21, 2014 11:27 PM

I just completed the Tam 262, it really is a shake and bake kit, no issues with it atall........except the hard decals :-(

Microsol does seem to help a little.

Pitty no-one brings out a slatted wing Sabre in 1/48.

The SAAF only had 1 hard-wing Sabre in Korea (tail # 622 as a USAF replacement) the others were all slatted wing planes.

Theuns

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, August 22, 2014 7:55 AM

I think there is a resin replacement wing for the slatted version but it's more expensive that the Academy kit! I looked at it a year or so back hoping to build a model of US astronaut Gus Grissom's F-86 but I couldn't find a photo of the aircraft and didn't want to spring for the price of the replacement wing so I dropped the idea.  

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

 

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Posted by Theuns on Friday, August 22, 2014 11:02 AM

I do think it is strange since there is such a big potential market for it.

Le't hope TamiGawa brings out a nice new 1/32 slatted Sabre soon ;-)

I recall reading somewhere that Gus was concidered to be the best "stick 'n rudder" guy in the Mercury 7 program. A heck of a feather in the can if you look at his colliques!

Here in my entry. Only the winghalves joined and bangseat put into the tub.

i803.photobucket.com/.../models234_zps02a51233.jpg

Theuns

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