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RAF 100th Anniversay GB
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 4:46 PM

Welcome to the Headquarters Air Command officially approved 100th Anniversary RAF GB.  Formed on the 1st April 1918 (apparently it’s not an April fool’s joke, but many are yet to be convinced Big Smile) by the merger of the Royal Navy’s Royal Naval Air Service and the British Army’s Royal Flying Corps, Britain’s Royal Air Force (AKA Crab Air) was the first and so the oldest independent air force.

So, how can you mark this important event? Easy, you can build something connected with the RAF. This can include, well, I think aircraft would be a good start. But also vehicles, figures, busts and anything else you can think of.

 

But there is more. Also allowed are builds from the RAF predecessors, the RNAS and RFC. Plus, the FAA was a part of the RAF from 1924 until coming under navy command in 1939, so FAA builds from that period count. And more, foreign units that fought as part of the RAF. These could be Czech, Polish, American, Australian, Canadian, New Zealand or any others. Captured aircraft in RAF markings and plausible ‘What If’s’ such as the F-111K and TSR-2 can also be included. And I am sure I may have missed something, so if you’re not sure, just ask.

 

So you have plenty of options and no excuses. Now for the rules.

 

Build begins April 1st 2017 and ends April 1st 2018.

 

Progress pics are a must.

 

Partially started within reason is ok, and of course, any scale, AM or OOB and all the usual stuff.

 

Cross over allowed.

 

Enjoy yourself. But of course only in line with Queens Regs (RAF)

 

Brylcreem is optional.

 

And even though it goes against everything i hold dear and true, Spitfires are allowed.

 

If your not sure if a subject would fit the bill, or if you wnat a spot of inspiration, the RAF website may be able to help. This page has links which cover all aircraft used by the RAF including civilian and foreign.

 

http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/AircraftoftheRoyalAirForce.cfm

 

 

And now for your reward, a choice of one of 5 badges covering the history and future of the RAF.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, sign up here for your 12 months service for Queen and country.

 

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

  

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 4:48 PM

ORBAT

aeroplanegripper Eduard 1/72nd Spitfire Mk XVI

Armor_Aficionado 1/48th Battle of Britain diorama.

                               Airfix 1/72nd Spitfire (Completed)

armornut pacific Coast Models 1/32nd Tempest

Bish Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9 (Completed)

       Skunkworks 1/72nd MQ-9 Reaper (Completed)

bobbaily AMT/Tech 1/48th P-40E

Bossman  Hasegawa 1/48th Hurricane

BrandonD Eduard 1/48th Brisfit

BrandonK  Tamiya 1/48  Bristol Beaufighter, Night fighter (Completed)

castelnuovo Italeri 1/48th Harvard Mk. IIa (Completed)

checkmateking02 Airfix 1/72nd Handley-Page Hampden (Completed)

crown r n7 tamiya 1/48th Gloster Meteor F.1

damouav Tamiya 1/48th Mosquito Mk. XVII (Completed)

DantheMan85 Airfix 1/72nd Avro Lancaster B Mk.III

DasBeav Airfix 1/48th BP Defiant (Completed)

                Smer 1/48th Supermarine Walrus (Completed)

                Lindberg 1/48th Bristol Bulldog

Eagle90 Matchbox 1/72nd Victor (Completed)

              Airfix 1/72nd Buccaneer  (Completed)

              MPC 1/72nd Vulcan (Completed)

EBergerud  Tamiya 1/48th Beaufighter Mk VI (Completed)

ExtremeTeam Airfix 1/72nd Whitley Mk. V

fjs3 Hobby Boss 1/48th BP Defiant

Fredthefoot'sModels Heller 1/72nd Hurricane Mk. IIc (Completed)

Gamera Eduard 1/48th Hawker Tempest

Greg Eduard 1/48th Hawker Typhoon

goldhammer Monogram 1/48th Mosquito

iSteve Airfix 1/48th Spitfire Mk I

jgeratic Eduard 1/48th Sopwith camel

Justinryan215 Revell Dambusters Lancaster

lewbud Fujimi 1/72nd Canadair Sabre F.4

             Heller 1/72nd Tempest Mk V (Completed)

modelcrazy Hasegawa 1/32nd Spitfire Mk.V (Completed)

                   Hasegawa 1/72nd Type 52 Zero (Completed)

                   Hasegawa 1/72nd Tornado GR.1 (Completed)

plasticjunkie Revell 1/32nd Spitfire Mk. IX/C (Completed)

Rigidrider Typhoon 1/48th Mk. IB (Completed)

                 Hobby Boss 1/72nd Eurofighter Typhoon (Completed)

                 Airfix 1/72nd Hurricane (Completed)

rocker286 Airfix 1/72nd Bolton & Paul Defiant Mk I (Completed)

rooster513 Airfix 1/48th Hurricane (Completed)

scottrc Roden 1/32nd S.E.5a (Completed)

SteveCB Airfix 1/48th Hawker Fury

taxtp Matchbox 1/72nd Meteor NF

         Master Box 1/32nd RAF pilot & friend (Completed)

tempestjohnny Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.1 (Completed)

                         Italeri 1/72nd Jaguar T.2 (Completed)

Texas Tbone Tamiya 1/48 Spitfire Mark Vb Tropical

Theuns Tamiya 1/48th Mosquito Mk VI (Completed)

Toshi Tamiya 1/32nd Mosquito FB. Mk VI (Completed)

Ready for action

DasBeav Airfix 1/48th BP Defiant

 Bish Xtrakit 1/72nd Canberra PR.9.

 Rigidrider Typhoon 1/48th Mk. IB

modelcrazy Hasegawa 1/72nd Type 52 Zero

 BrandonK  Tamiya 1/48  Bristol Beaufighter, Night fighter

 Eagle90 Airfix 1/72nd Buccaneer

modelcrazy Hasegawa 1/32nd Spitfire Mk.V

 castelnuovo Italeri 1/48th Harvard Mk. IIa

 tempestjohnny Airfix 1/72nd Harrier GR.1

 Toshi Tamiya 1/32nd Mosquito FB. Mk VI

 tempestjohnny Italeri 1/72nd Jaguar T.2

 Eagle90 Matchbox 1/72nd Victor

Eagle90 MPC 1/72nd Vulcan

 Rigidrider Airfix 1/72nd Hurricane

 modelcrazy Hasegawa 1/72nd Tornado GR.1

 Fredthefoot'sModels Heller 1/72nd Hurricane Mk. IIc

 Rigidrider Hobby Boss 1/72nd Eurofighter Typhoon

DasBeav Smer 1/48th Supermarine Walrus

 checkmateking02 Airfix 1/72nd Handley-Page Hampden

 damouav Tamiya 1/48th Mosquito Mk. XVII

 plasticjunkie Revell 1/32nd Spitfire Mk. IX/C

 EBergerud  Tamiya 1/48th Beaufighter Mk VI

 rooster513 Airfix 1/48th Hurricane

 Armor_Aficionado  Airfix 1/72nd Spitfire

 Bish Skunkworks 1/72nd MQ-9 Reaper

 Theuns Tamiya 1/48th Mosquito Mk VI

taxtp Master Box 1/32nd RAF pilot & friend

 scottrc Roden 1/32nd S.E.5a

 lewbud Heller 1/72nd Tempest Mk V

rocker286 Airfix 1/72nd Bolton & Paul Defiant Mk I

 

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

  

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Posted by SteveCB on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:15 PM

I'll sign up for a 1/48 Hawker Fury from Airfix.  The cockpit is pretty pathetic, but I found a detail set for a Hurricane.  I'll substitute that and hope it works.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:18 PM
I'll start with an Airfix Harrier GR.1 1/72.

 

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 6:54 PM

Oh what the hey, I'm in Bish...

Eduard 1/48th Hawker Tempest

"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 checkmateking02 on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 7:30 PM

I'm in, Bish, with a 1/72 Airfix Handley-Page Hampden from the Victoria Cross Icons kit.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 8:46 PM

You know I'm in!!!!!  I'll be serving the Queen by flying (building) a Victor!  Desert Storm era.  I saw them there when I was there and thought they were beautiful...not to mention the British were allowed to have MUCH better nose art then we were.  LOL!

Put me down for this one boss!

Bobby

 

 

 

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Posted by Bossman on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 8:53 PM

Hi Bish,

I'm thinking that this GB may need a single engine WWII fighter - so there's really only one choice - right ?  

Please count me in with this one:

Of course this is only the kit . . . She'll have RAF markings - and most likely - she won't be set up as a tropical version.

Pardon my ignorance - but what is the significance of the red crab on all the badges ?

Chris

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, February 07, 2017 11:23 PM

Bish,

Don't know what it will be, but it will be 1/72 and most likely an Airfix kit.  

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

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 3:43 AM

Got you all down guys, thnaks for signing up. Bossman, is that kit 48th, wasn't sure so have not aded a scale.

As to the crab, glad you ask. The unofficial knickname of the RAF is Crab Air and RAF personel are reffered to as crabs.

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

  

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Posted by Bossman on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 6:15 AM

Thanks Bish,

Yeah, this is a 1/48 Hasegawa kit . . .  a bit out of the ordinary for me.

Chris

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 6:53 AM

No worries Bossman, got it added.

Do you mean the scale or the subject.

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

  

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Posted by DantheMan85 on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:52 AM

Hello Bish, I would like to enter in my 1/72 Avro Lancaster B Mk III.  Markings are for 1944.  The two spitfires are complete, the Lancaster unstarted. Cool

 1 by Daniel Smith, on Flickr

 

 

On my Work Bench: Trumpeter 1/32 Junkers Ju87B-4/U4. Hawk 1/48 U-2C Spyplane, Revell 1/72 SR-71 Blackbird.

Up Coming: Academy 1/48 F-14A Tomcat, Academy 1/48 F-15E. Taking a break: Revell 1/72 B-52D

           

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 8:59 AM

Nice one Dan. Having been lucky enough to get inside the BBMF lanc, i'll be looking forward to that.

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:17 AM

Hey Bish, I will be in with something, not sure what yet.....dont forget us South Africans (guys like Sailor Mallan, Pat Pattle and Jacobus LeRoux ) 

We "saffers" also played a minor role with the RAF ;-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 9:38 AM

Glad to have you on board Theuns, and don't worry, theres no way we could forget you guys Wink

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

  

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:32 AM

Cool, we Saffers like to give "the colonialists" a hard time , just recall the Anglo Boer war where a colony of "farmers" kept 500 000 British soldiers busy ;-)

If my long past grandfather knew I was on speaking trems with the "English" he would turn in his grave! His father was a "guest" at St. Helena courtecy of His Magisty.

How things have changed :-)

Theuns

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Posted by Bossman on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:51 AM

Bish

No worries Bossman, got it added.

Do you mean the scale or the subject.

 

 
Oh - definitely the scale - I'm mostly a 1/72 guy.
 
My build shelves are about a 50/50 ratio of RAF and USAF.   The Hurricane is a favorite of mine.
 
Some of the 1/72's 
 
 
 
 
Chris
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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:54 AM

Theuns, indeed they have. The two regiments which merged in 59 to form the one i spent most of my time in were both at Spion Kop. And to think just 14 years later we were fighting side by side.

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

  

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, February 08, 2017 11:56 AM

Bossman
 
Bish

No worries Bossman, got it added.

Do you mean the scale or the subject.

 

 

 
Oh - definitely the scale - I'm mostly a 1/72 guy.
 
My build shelves are about a 50/50 ratio of RAF and USAF.   The Hurricane is a favorite of mine.
 
Some of the 1/72's 
 
 
 
 
Chris
 

Same here, though i do have a smal slection of 32nd.

Nice Hurricanes there, looking forward to more of the same.

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

  

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Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, February 09, 2017 2:25 AM

Hi Bish, put me down for a Sopwith Camel, an Eduard 1/48 kit.

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I haven't decided on the markings yet, but it will be of a Canadian pilot flying for a British unit:

Raymond Collishaw

- 2nd highest scoring Canadian ace (60)

- top RNAS ace

 

Donald Roderick MacLaren

- 3rd highest  "   "   "   (54)

- also most victories for a Camel pilot

 

William George Barker

- 4th highest  "  "   "   (50)

- most decorated Canadian

- flew most successful airframe (serial no. B6313), logging more than 379 hours of flight time and 46 victories

 

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 09, 2017 4:24 AM

Nice one jack. That gives us a spread from  WW1 to fairly recent. Going to have to check those links, they seem like some amazing pilots.

And good to see the Commonwealth being represented. We would have been pretty stuck without them. There was a Canadian pilot at RAF Odiham who flew Chinooks when i was there, he was a bit of a character.

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

  

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, February 09, 2017 7:41 AM

Those are fantastic looking Hurricanes Chris! 

Gotta admit I've done a dozen or so of that unmentionable RAF fighter and have about a dozen more in the stash but not one Hurricane... Embarrassed

"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 Theuns on Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:05 AM

I am thinking of a 1/48 B-17 g old revell kit in RAF colours....;-)

Theuns

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:32 PM

Theuns

I am thinking of a 1/48 B-17 g old revell kit in RAF colours....;-)

Theuns

 

That would be nice. I have an Academy 17C to do as a Fortress I, if i remember right, the G was known as the Fortress III. Would be nice to see that.

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Posted by Bossman on Thursday, February 09, 2017 9:21 PM

Thanks Gamera,

Like I said, the Hurri is a favorite of mine - so I consider this  . . . 

Gamera

but not one Hurricane... 

 
. . .   a small tragedy.
 
There is a remedy though (actually there are quite a few !)  
I can recommend one if you like Smile
 
Chris
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Posted by Theuns on Thursday, February 09, 2017 10:04 PM

I have the B-17 g kit but no decals for it, I also think to try give soem "feel" to such a large area of model in either only green or bare metal might be difficult for me. I like the way that the RAF Bommber Command's colours look on the 17, even Costal command had a few, that might also be an option. 

I have some RAF decals I can use to make up a scheme, even if the Sqn dodes are made up.

 

A mate is also bringing me a 1/48 Airfix Lynx I might add to the GB if there is time. The only other RAF stuff I have is a 1/32 WnW SE5 and a 1/24 Airfix Tiffy but those are long term builds :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 10, 2017 3:47 AM

Theuns, Kitsworld has 3 decal sets for 48th Fortress III's if you wanted to take that option. One is for a Bomber Command aircraft the other 2 Coastal Command.

Afraid the Lynx would not fit as they are not flown by the RAF, only Army and Navy.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 10, 2017 7:43 AM

Bossman

Thanks Gamera,

Like I said, the Hurri is a favorite of mine - so I consider this  . . . 

 

 
Gamera

but not one Hurricane... 

 

 

 
. . .   a small tragedy.
 
There is a remedy though (actually there are quite a few !)  
I can recommend one if you like Smile
 
Chris
 

Thanks Chris! I've been looking at the new Airfix 1/48th kits for sometime in the future. As to now I just bought four tank kits as Christmas gifts for myself and I've been trying to stop buying so much stuff. 

"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 scottrc on Friday, February 10, 2017 12:03 PM

This looks like a fun GB to participate in.  Although I have a rule to build what is in my stash, which for this GB might be a 1/32 SE5.  I would also think it would be a treat to build a Typhoon and F35 in the Battle of Britain or 100th aniversary colors, or one of each.  

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