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Aerobatics/Precision Team Group Build 2015

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Aerobatics/Precision Team Group Build 2015
Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 11:41 AM

Welcome. This Group Build theme is all about the greatest show on Earth that has thrilled millions of airshow fans of all ages across the globe. Without further ado, here are the basics:

When: January 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015

What: Any Aerobatic/Precision Team aircraft(s), past or present, any scale, singular or multiples, civilian or military, rotor, prop, or jet from any country around the world. Aerobatic Team Support aircrafts also falls in this category (ie: Blue Angels' Fat Albert).

Rules:

1. Please.... no previous completed build allowed.

2. Partly started builds (10-20%) will be allowed.

3. Out of box and/or aftermarket products are allowed.

4. Building a complete particular aerobatic/precision team is strictly optional.

5. Dioramas are allowed.

6. Posting progress pics of your builds is encouraged.

7. Most of all... HAVE FUN!!!

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 3:31 PM

I'd like to join up.  A Blue Angel of some sort in 1/72.

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

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Posted by B_one fixer on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 3:38 PM

I'm game put me down for a 1/48 blue angel F/A-18 and a T-bird 1/48 F-16. Both are the Revell kits.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 3:49 PM

Whoa Black Sheep, you totally changed posts on me. Don't forget my Kawasaki T-4 Blue Impulse of the JASDF.

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Posted by flyerduke on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 7:57 PM

Cool!  I was wondering if a GB like this would show up.  I'd like to join in.  I have three old kits to choose from.  I'll make up my mind in a month or two.  Not sure when I'll be able to start though.  The end of June time frame may be pushing it since I'm already committed to three other GB's.  I'll give it a shot though.

Craig

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 10:46 PM

I'm looking at doing possibly 2, maybe 3 different aerobatic team jet kits.

A definite will be a Soviet Mig-19 Aerobatic Team jet (Post War Aerobatic Team) - 1/48 scale

The second (and third) are still undecided at this time. My choices are of the following:

The Black Diamonds (US) either the Mig-17 or the L-39 (1/72 for the  L-39. 1/48 for the  Mig-17)

Korea's Black Eagles Aerobatic Team jet (1/72)

Finland's Midnight Hawks Aerobatic Team jet (1/72 or 1/48 scale)

UK's Red Arrows jet (1/72 scale)

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, December 5, 2014 8:26 AM

Here's the list of participants we have so far:

Black Sheep - Mig-19 Russian Aerobatic team, 1 or 2 others TBD

lewbud - Blue Angel (1/72 scale) TBD

B-one fixer - F/A Hornet Blue Angels, F-16 Thunderbird (both in 1/48 scale)

modelcrazy - Kawasaki T-4 Blue Impulse

flyerduke - TBD

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, December 6, 2014 4:45 PM

Didn't think was going to join this one, but by chance, discovered I do have something in the stash.  It's an old Matchbox kit of the Siskin in 1/72 scale.

Turns out a trio of these made up Canada's first aerobatic team, flying from 1929 til 1932.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, December 6, 2014 5:08 PM

How cool Jack,

I had no  idea there were aerobatic teams that early. Barnstormers yes, but not aerobatic teams.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, December 6, 2014 10:28 PM

I saw that as well. Here's a really nice website to help provide great ideas for your builds in aerobatic teams.

http://aerobaticteams.net/

This is the site I got inspired to build something out of the ordinary when it comes to aerobatic teams - especially foreign aerobatic/precision teams in both military and civilian.

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:20 PM

Now that's a cool site.  Thanks for posting it Blacksheeptwoonefour.

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

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Posted by woody0369 on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 7:14 PM

Hey Blacksheep, put me down for a 1/48 F-16 of some sort. I'll try n find, make, or steal some Thunderbird decals.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, December 11, 2014 10:54 AM

You got it.

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Posted by Raymond G on Thursday, December 11, 2014 7:39 PM

Hey Black Sheep, I thought I had mentioned this to you when you first brought this group build up, but I guess I neglected to.  Put me in for Lt.C. Roy "Butch" Voris' F6F-5.  Blue Angle #1...  Raymond

On the Bench:

U.S.S. Arizona (Revell)

P-51D Tribute (Revell)

57 Chevy Bel Air

 

 

 

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, December 11, 2014 11:14 PM

Welcome to the Group Build woody and Raymond!

I have decided not to do a Mig-19. I will be doing a Mig-21 instead as my first aerobatic team build.

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Posted by Raymond G on Friday, December 12, 2014 12:33 AM

Thanks Gramps!  Can't wait to see the Mig...

On the Bench:

U.S.S. Arizona (Revell)

P-51D Tribute (Revell)

57 Chevy Bel Air

 

 

 

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, January 2, 2015 8:01 PM

Here are my first two kits I'm doing for this build:

Mig-21PF  (1/48 scale)

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F-16 ADF/AM (1/72 scale)

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 2, 2015 8:17 PM

Black Sheep,

I know your doing the Russian Aerobatic team with the MiG, What have you decided for the F16?

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, January 2, 2015 8:27 PM

As shown on the box cover. "Green Lightning" Italian Aerobatic team

Pilot - CO of 18 Gruppo and leader of aerobatic four Maj.Maurizio De Angelis 'Masa'. July 2009.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 2, 2015 9:05 PM

That will look great.

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Posted by B_one fixer on Friday, January 2, 2015 10:28 PM

Well here are my entries. Will be OOB. We shall see how good my gloss painting skills are on this GB Big Smile

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, January 2, 2015 10:39 PM

Here's mine BTW,

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, January 2, 2015 11:22 PM

Wow B_one fixer! I've never seen that kit before. Is that 1/48 scale? Nice score!

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Posted by B_one fixer on Saturday, January 3, 2015 12:08 AM

Thanks black sheep, I acquired three of these kits from a collection I purchased. Its 1/48 scale and when I bought them it was the first time I seen that combo kit too.

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Posted by B_one fixer on Sunday, January 4, 2015 2:02 PM

Well I got started lastnight on the Blue angel f/a-18. I got the cockpit mostly done, I cut out the avionics bay screen behind the pilot seat and built an avionics bay for it. i am still working on the boxes and wires that go in there. 

I also removed the flaps and slats so I could drop them. In the end she will be posed in takeoff config. Thats about it for now.

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  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 4, 2015 2:26 PM

B_one,

I've never had the guts to go cutting things out. I have always slipped with the knife make a mess of things.

It's looking good, I'm interested to see your radio compartment.

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, January 5, 2015 6:01 PM

B_one - great start on yours.  Have to say, everyone that has posted images of their proposed subjects, they are quite colourful. Yes

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My Siskin will look pretty blasé in comparison.  Anyhow, here is a shot of the contents.  Typical of Matchbox of that time, the plastic is provided in two colours, plus a clear part for the window screen.  I'll probably cut my own out out of clear film, as the one provided is about half a foot scale thick.

The cockpit is very sparse (not even a control stick nor IP), but this is offset with an actual pilot provided.  I did do some scratch building in the office, but most of it is hidden by the figure.  Some plastic card was placed as a bulkhead covering at the rear of the pilot, which is the only item left to touch up in that area, now that the fuselage sides are joined.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by B_one fixer on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 9:09 PM

got the flight control surfaces re mounted. Just needs a little bit of cleaning up and small bits attached.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 9:39 PM

That's some mighty fine surgery B_1.

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