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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
RAF Group Build feeler
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 20, 2016 1:35 AM

I thought i would get this one out early before people start planning their builds for next year.

April 1st 1918 saw the founding of the worlds first Independent Air Force, the RAF (AKA Crab Air), with the amalgamation of the Army's Royal Flying Corps and the Navy's Royal Naval Air Service.

So, who would like to join in marking this event in the way we know best, with a Group Build. If there is enough interest, the build will run from April 1st 2017 for 12 months. It would be open to any build from the RAF, aircraft of course but also vehciles, figures, busts and anything else RAF related.

It would also be open to builds from the RAF predecessors, the RFC and RNAS, as well as Fleet Air Arm builds from its founding by the RAF in 1924 until it was handed over to the Navy in 1939. Also included would be foreign Squadrons which flew with the RAF.

So, who want's in.

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

  

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Posted by lostagain on Sunday, November 20, 2016 2:02 AM

Bish? RAF? Are you sure?

I will be in this, one of the newer Airfix kits - Defiant , Lightning or Hurricane.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 20, 2016 3:03 AM

Yes, i know, shocking. I do have a few in the stash.

Thanks for signing up.

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

  

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, November 20, 2016 5:04 AM
Absofreakinpositively yes. Airfix Harrier GR.1

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Sunday, November 20, 2016 11:33 AM

I think I can work something in. ....let's see what's in the stash......

 

AH YES!!!  I have a 1/48 Tamiya Bristol Beaufighter Night fighter just waiting to be done. I think that will work.

BK

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 20, 2016 12:01 PM

Seems theres enough interest already, thanks guys.

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

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, November 20, 2016 12:33 PM

I'll contribute an Airfix 1/72 Handley Page Hampden.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 20, 2016 1:56 PM

Nice one check, not a subject we see often.

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 20, 2016 4:08 PM

Oh gosh Bish, I said I wouldn't get into anymore GBs and then entered about five or so...

Maybe, maybe, I'll join you guys here. I'll have to see where I'm standing in April. If I do I have a 1/48th Eduard Hawker Tempest I started on the cockpit but never got beyond it. I've been thinking about just over-painting that and starting over from scratch.

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 20, 2016 4:13 PM

You know you want to G, and it wouldn't be the same without you. And there plenty of time to finish those off and jump in here later. I have managed to really cut down on my GB's. I think i was in 10 or so at one time. Now i am only have 3 i am commited to.

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

  

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, November 20, 2016 4:18 PM

Thanks Bish, I hope when I get back from the vacation/holiday I'm on now I'll be recharged and ready to finish off my halftrack and a bunch of other stuff. Cross your fingers!

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 20, 2016 4:19 PM

I'm sure you will be rearing to go when you get back. Just have a great time while you can.

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

  

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Posted by hogfanfs on Sunday, November 20, 2016 4:22 PM

Umm, Bish, would a Spitfire qualify??

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Sunday, November 20, 2016 6:08 PM

hogfanfs

Umm, Bish, would a Spitfire qualify??

 

I think that might be a tough one to squeak by.Propeller

 

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, November 20, 2016 7:14 PM

I'd be up for it Bish, but would leave a decision on the subject until it actually kicks off.

Cheers

Tony

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

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, November 21, 2016 1:54 AM

I'm interested too.

Just to be sure, non British designed aircraft are accepted, as long as they have RAF markings?

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 21, 2016 4:21 AM

hogfanfs

Umm, Bish, would a Spitfire qualify??

 

There i was, haveing a nice day (well, for a Monday). I got to work, had a few mins spare, thought i would pop on and see what you guys were up to. I saw loads of posts for the 2 GB feelers and thought great, loads on interest.

And then i saw this. Some one had to ask didn't they. And it had to be you.

Yes, that infernal machine counts.

If there is a bright side, at least my day can't get any worse. Thanks Bruce.Big Smile

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

  

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 21, 2016 4:25 AM

Tony, would be great to have you.

Jack, yep,definatly. I will make that clearon the build thread. I am also OK with plausable What If's. Operational TSR-2, F-111 in RAF ,markings, that sort of thing.

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

  

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Posted by hogfanfs on Monday, November 21, 2016 7:25 AM

Bish
 
hogfanfs

Umm, Bish, would a Spitfire qualify??

 

 

 

There i was, haveing a nice day (well, for a Monday). I got to work, had a few mins spare, thought i would pop on and see what you guys were up to. I saw loads of posts for the 2 GB feelers and thought great, loads on interest.

And then i saw this. Some one had to ask didn't they. And it had to be you.

Yes, that infernal machine counts.

If there is a bright side, at least my day can't get any worse. Thanks Bruce.Big Smile

 

Sorry, Bish, someone had to yank your chain! LOL! Stick out tongue

Looks like you have plenty of interest! Most likely I'll commit closer to the April start date, and it won't be one of those infernal machines! I promise! Big Smile

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Posted by Bish on Monday, November 21, 2016 9:52 AM

Well, wouldn't be an RAF build without one really would it.

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

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, November 21, 2016 5:09 PM

Maybe we all ought to build a Spitfire, just to go along with whatever else we do in the GB?!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, November 21, 2016 7:08 PM

checkmateking02

Maybe we all ought to build a Spitfire, just to go along with whatever else we do in the GB?!

 

Then we would hear the groaning from Bish from across the pond

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, November 21, 2016 10:29 PM

Yeah, bad idea.  Sorry I mentioned it. Boo Hoo

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Posted by Wirraway on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 3:57 AM

Bish- I have got a few bits and pieces I want to throw together for an airfield diorama:

Old (1979!) Airfix Spitfire Vb

Tamiya Tilly Utility Vehicle

Pro Modeler RAF refueling Cart 

ICM RAF pilots and ground crew set

all in 1/48

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:10 AM

checkmateking02

Maybe we all ought to build a Spitfire, just to go along with whatever else we do in the GB?!

 

I think i am going to have to get the black book out and start taking names. Wink

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

  

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 4:12 AM

Wirraway

Bish- I have got a few bits and pieces I want to throw together for an airfield diorama:

Old (1979!) Airfix Spitfire Vb

Tamiya Tilly Utility Vehicle

Pro Modeler RAF refueling Cart 

ICM RAF pilots and ground crew set

all in 1/48

 

Sounds like you have it well planned out. Glad to have you on board.

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

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 5:11 PM

Bish

 checkmateking02

Maybe we all ought to build a Spitfire, just to go along with whatever else we do in the GB?! 

I think i am going to have to get the black book out and start taking names. Wink

 

 
Zip it!
 
 

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 7:57 PM

I'd like to join up if I could. I'm pretty sure I can dig up a Spit if nothing else.Whistling  Scale will be 1/72, as usual.

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

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:07 AM

You, and even your Spitfire, will be very welcome.

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

  

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, November 23, 2016 7:09 AM

Bish

 

 
hogfanfs

Umm, Bish, would a Spitfire qualify??

 

 

 

There i was, haveing a nice day (well, for a Monday). I got to work, had a few mins spare, thought i would pop on and see what you guys were up to. I saw loads of posts for the 2 GB feelers and thought great, loads on interest.

And then i saw this. Some one had to ask didn't they. And it had to be you.

Yes, that infernal machine counts.

If there is a bright side, at least my day can't get any worse. Thanks Bruce.Big Smile

 

 

Ok Bish, so it's driving me crazy so I have to know....why don't you like the Spitfire? Being it's from your home country I thought it was mandatory to love it?? Wink

-Andy

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