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2017 Fleet Air Arm Roster
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, August 15, 2015 11:37 PM

Avast Ye Scurvy Dogs!

This is the pub to post yer intended builds ONLY!!  

Anyone putting a build in progess post here will be confined to quarters on breade and water, and we ain't sure about the purity of the waters.  All progress posts and other notices to the fleet will  be posted to the Illustrious and Quite Immoderate Fleet Air Arm Group Build.  If you can't find that station you can count on facing the bitter end of a plank.  That plank.

If any you blokes can establish prior ranks such may be considered provided certain officers rum rations are sufficient in quality and quantity.

The roster:

Captain Bondo HMS Illustrious, Taranto raid with complement of Swordfish.  Heller 1/400.

Admiral Eaton   Tamiya 1/48 Lancaster B. Mk I/III  Completed 3/12/2017

Captain of the Royal Marines Ordinary Seaman (Provisional) Stikpusher   Sea Harrier 

Cropredy   Heller 1/400 HMS Illustrious Taranto Raid w/ Swordfish

modelcrazy   Swordfish of TBD lineage

CDR Lewbud  Revell Germany PBY

LCDR Ritchie  Airfix 1/48 Buccaneer with all the fixins'

Flight Lieutenent B-1 Fixer  1/48 Airfix Sea Vixen.

CMDR TempestJohnny   Airfix 1/72 Shar FRS.1

 Lt. CDR dwsrazor     1/72 Airfix Swordfish Mk. 1

Ordinary Seaman WannabeFarmboy  Revell 1/32 Beaufighter

Ordinary Seaman First Class Tonka  Airfix 1/72 Chipmunk, Hawk Supermarine Swift,    Frog Hurricane IIc N

Chipmunk finished 3/21/2017

Ordinary Seaman Armornut and his cat    1/48th Trumpeter Wyvern S-4

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, August 15, 2015 11:51 PM

Ordinary Seaman (Provisional) Stikpusher   Sea Harrier

Ration that man some rum!

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, August 16, 2015 1:01 AM

Lets annoint Stikpusher Captain of the Marines.

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 16, 2015 1:47 AM

Reporting for duty...Pirate

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, August 16, 2015 6:49 PM

Stik , would that be you on the left showing some leg?  Does look like the Royal Marines on a day out...Captain it is!

John

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Posted by cropredy on Sunday, August 16, 2015 10:27 PM

I'm in 

 

Heller 1/400 HMS Illustrious Taranto Raid w/ Swordfish -- yep - same as Bondo but arrived at independently.  I've been working on this for longer than it took Vickers to build the 1:1 so the GB should help me actually finish it.

cropredy

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, August 16, 2015 10:32 PM

jeaton01

Stik , would that be you on the left showing some leg?  Does look like the Royal Marines on a day out...Captain it is!

 

 

Don't ask, don't tell... Pirate

 

 

 

dead men tell no tales... Dead

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 16, 2015 11:46 PM

OK, so what's gpong on here? Is this a restarted GB? If so, what are the rules?

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston
1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate
1/48 Tamiya Mk1 Swordfish

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, August 16, 2015 11:56 PM

Well, restarted sounds a lot like it stopped, but in reality it just has gotten very slooowwwww...

So I prefer undormanted, if that be a word.  We have a built up long run and it is so much fun it ain't fit to stop.  And I miss the Rum Calls.

Every year we alternate the theme, this year it is RAF aircraft and RN ships.   Although it has not been stated, 1937 to 1946 might be a good year spread so there is some focus.  Ain't good to be unfocused, just look what happened to Stik, he looks pretty unfocused, no mind which critter he is.

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 17, 2015 12:19 AM
Well, well, how about that. Depending on the time frame.....by the way, what’s the time frame?....I may be able to jump in with a 1/700 Prince of Whales. Keeping focused and all that jolly good stuff.

ON THE BENCH

1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston
1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate
1/48 Tamiya Mk1 Swordfish

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Posted by bobbaily on Monday, August 17, 2015 11:46 AM
Question Sir! Are Cross Builds allowed Sir?

bob

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, August 17, 2015 12:29 PM

Bob:

Here is the original rule post, it is the second post in the FAA GB which we will be posting all building and general posts to.  This thread, the Roster, is just for joining and keeping track of who is in, and for posting final build completed photos.

Rules are pretty slack except for making sure senior officers get sufficient rations of rum.  So cross builds are fine in my book.  Keep in mind my rank is Admiral!  (See statement about senior officers and rum rations).

 

Original Rules and history, by Tango 1, currently hiding in his secret workshop in England.

 THE FLEET AIR ARM GROUP BUILD.


Welcome to the FLEET AIR ARM GROUP BUILD!Welcome Sign

This GB started out in 2007 as the Fleet Air Arm Group Build and it was a great success. We the original members of this GB wanted it to continue in the same "building for fun" format that has kept us together for such a long time.

However, we also wanted to make newcomers feel welcome so this post is to explain just what it is that we do around here.

This Group Build is about Naval Aviation. In our first year (2007-2008) our theme was Fleet Air Arm aircraft, so anything that flew in Royal Navy markings was allowed.  Some of us are still building models on this theme and if anyone else would like to do so, they are most welcome. As this thread is still going strong, we decided to change the build theme yearly.

 Year Two: (2008-2009)
This was the Fleet Air Wing GB and its theme was Aircraft from the US Navy & USMC.It was a great succcess and we really got to see some fantastic builds and made new friends.

Year Three: (2009-2010)

Yes, we transferred our flag back to the Royal Navy! May 2009 celebrated the Fleet Air Arm's 100th year of service and marked the first 100 years of naval aviation.  It was a good GB and was going well until FSM changed its web design and format....................

Year Four 2010-2011. This was when the GB became splintered. Half of us just did not get on with the new site so we left. Some of our number had their say and harsh words were exchanged. This caused an exodus over to the FAA SIG over at Swanny's models. Matt was very kind to us and took us in and for a while things plodded along. Through one thing and another, in my own case working away from home a lot. The SIG did not have the same atmosphere as the original FAAGB. So, the GB was disbanded, with just a small number of good humoured model builders carrying on where we left off.

 

Year Five 2011-2012.

Five years? Where did that go? Well, here we are.  Older and wiser.........well some of us! Pirate

OK, here's the deal. We're here. We enjoy each others company and we enjoy building models. This GB will be open to anyone who wants to build a Fleet Air Arm aircraft. In any scale, with or without aftermarket parts. We don't give a hoot if your a master modeller ordained by Mr. Tamiya himself or a complete novice just wanting to find a easy hang out for a newbie to this hobby. You are all welcome. All you need to do is enjoy yourself and have fun! CoolYes

Be warned though, we do not tolerate rivet counters or puffy chested know-it alls. If that's you, go play elsewhere. This is for the average joe who wants to enjoy and share his hobby with a dash of humour and maybe some good natured nonsense too! 

 

So this year its just one or two of us still lurking................unless you, dear reader want to tag along! 

CHEERS! PirateToast

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 17, 2015 1:30 PM
Ah, I got it. RN ships as in carriers. OK well let’s see here. I’ve always wanted to do a string bag so I’ll tell you what. Put me down for a Swordfish and I’ll go a lookin fer one. Don’t know the scale or maker and it will be later in the build, but if it’s OK with you Admiral, permission to come aboard?

 

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston
1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate
1/48 Tamiya Mk1 Swordfish

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, August 17, 2015 3:18 PM

Consider yerself impressed, laddy.  Don't rightly know when those feet will see dry land agin.

John

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, August 21, 2015 11:45 AM

CDR Lewbud reporting for duty SIR! Something in the Divine scale, as usual. 

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

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, August 21, 2015 4:04 PM

Crawl aboard, Buddy!

John

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Posted by B_one fixer on Sunday, August 23, 2015 5:30 PM

sign me up for a 1/48 Airfix sea vixen.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, August 23, 2015 11:39 PM

Yer on the list, there is a mop and bucket ready with yer name upon it, you'll see it as soon as you sober up. 

John

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, August 23, 2015 11:57 PM

Admiral, I know this B1 dog. He's a rating that ought to be fifed aboard as a Flight Lieutenant, beginning your pardon.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, August 24, 2015 12:01 AM

Me thinks there was an episode on the old USS River Hobbies where a certain Captain of the Fleet was crawling around in his foam and pretzels looking for a canopy part.

Pity that ship is long gone and sunk. Cook the Admiral a chop and he'll break out the Claret.

Time for Vespers on the quarter deck.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, August 24, 2015 10:28 AM

Weelll, on yer recommendation I'll allow that, but mind you having done that yer up for call on any of his misdeeds!

John

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Posted by B_one fixer on Monday, August 24, 2015 12:44 PM

I have not even started my build and I already like it here in this group. 

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, August 28, 2015 2:57 PM

Two questions.

1. When does this tub shove off?

2. Do Coastal Command aircraft count?  If so, I'll be in with Revell/Germany's classic, rivet laden PBY in the markings of the PBY that found the Bismarck.  Come to think of it, this build was probably the reason I got that kit years ago.  The Circle of Life is complete.

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

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, August 28, 2015 3:23 PM

Do I look like I work in Customer Service?  What part of nothing but blue water all the way around you don't you unnerstand!  Hic...burp, mumble..where's my grog.

An if wer gonna have boats why not Coastal Command?

Rations fer all, it's Friiidaaaay!!

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:45 PM
My 1/48 Hasegawa stringbag is on it's way, should have it by Wednesday although I probably won't start on it until I get some other obligation out if the way. I also still need to get a PE set for it.for it. Now do I post WIP posts on the old FAA thread or will you be starting a new thread?

ON THE BENCH

1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston
1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate
1/48 Tamiya Mk1 Swordfish

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Posted by simpilot34 on Monday, August 31, 2015 3:05 AM

B_one fixer

I have not even started my build and I already like it here in this group. 

 

Bone fixer, just wait, you ain't seen nothin'yet. Toast

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, August 31, 2015 10:32 AM

modelcrazy
My 1/48 Hasegawa stringbag is on it's way, should have it by Wednesday although I probably won't start on it until I get some other obligation out if the way. I also still need to get a PE set for it.for it. Now do I post WIP posts on the old FAA thread or will you be starting a new thread?
 

Yer'll be walk'in the plank ta an interview with Davy Jones if'n ya do a WIP post here, fella!  All a them go in the Revered and Postulus FAA GB thread!

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 31, 2015 10:50 AM
Apologies Admiral, I was just inquiring if we were to set sail on the current warship or if we were to board a newer Ship of the Line.

ON THE BENCH

1/350 Dragon USS The Sulivans built as USS Johnston
1/48 Hasegawa C.202 Folgore
1/350 Aoshima IJN Takao

In Que

1/32 Hasegawa Mk Vb Spitfire
1/72 Hasegawa B5N2 Kate
1/48 Tamiya Mk1 Swordfish

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Posted by simpilot34 on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:08 AM

PirateAvast ye hearties!!! I am still afloat, life has turned up its ugly face once again. Space is at a premium atm so the Bucc will have to wait. Got a 1/72 Academy Sopwith Camel on the bench at the moment to shrug off the block i've had. Got the bug and chugging along to start getting some birdies in the hangar. Seriously, hope all is well in the wheelhouse.Toast

Cheers, Lt. Cmdr. Richie "To be prepared for war, is one of the most effectual means of preserving the peace."-George Washington
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Posted by jeaton01 on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:38 AM

All right,l looky here at all these mighty promises from 2015, yer bloody fools.  This as it says if'n yer not too blind drunk to read the first post is the "current" roster a' the Fleet Air Arm GB.  It's gonna be updated tammara for the current bunch a liars, er, "laddies".  I'm expectin those of rank, not just those who are rank, to be the first to record they seen this and will obey.

 

And I say again, all the builds go in the original Fleet Air Arm log, NOT HERE!  This is the roster, and where the completed builds will be posted only.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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