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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 10, 2017 12:20 PM

Can i take that as an offical entry scott. I am guessing the SE 5 is a Wing Nut Wings kit.

That Typhoon in BoB markings looks real nice. And i was hoping we would have an F-35 kit by now to do a RAF version, thats assuming the goverment don't change their mind again.

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Posted by BrandonD on Friday, February 10, 2017 3:35 PM

Oh man, French markings! I didn't realize that plane in those markings existed. Now I need to source one and buy a new Airfix Hurricane. Having built the Hawk 75 and the D.520, I'm running out of quality kits to do French aircraft with from WWII.

Bossman

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 BrandonD on Friday, February 10, 2017 3:43 PM

scottrc

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.  

 

That's a good rule to have, and one I'm doing my best to follow. I am at least trying for a build one/buy one rate, so I don't grow it too much. I did finally go through and purge it this past weekend, tossing the kits I had as a kid that were missing parts, had broken parts, or were otherwise in an unbuildable state.

-BD-

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 10, 2017 3:45 PM

Bish,

Please put me down for a 1/32 Hase Spit MK V. Probably the non-clipped wing version.

I've had that kit for 20 years, probably time I built it. Plus it's my wifes secong favorite plane after the Mustang Hmm

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 10, 2017 4:02 PM

modelcrazy

Bish,

Please put me down for a 1/32 Hase Spit MK V. Probably the non-clipped wing version.

I've had that kit for 20 years, probably time I built it. Plus it's my wifes secong favorite plane after the Mustang Hmm

 

Well, it was going to happen sooner or later Wink Got you down Steve and glad to have you on board.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 10, 2017 4:04 PM

BrandonD
 
scottrc

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.  

 

 

 

That's a good rule to have, and one I'm doing my best to follow. I am at least trying for a build one/buy one rate, so I don't grow it too much. I did finally go through and purge it this past weekend, tossing the kits I had as a kid that were missing parts, had broken parts, or were otherwise in an unbuildable state.

-BD-

 

Ye, thats one i prety much stick to as well, and if i break it its usually for a kit i was planning to buy anyway. And i seem to be building quicker than i am buying at the minute, so i don't mind now and again.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, February 10, 2017 4:13 PM

Bish
Well, it was going to happen sooner or later Got you down Steve and glad to have you on board.

Thanks, gotta keep the wife happy.

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Posted by Bossman on Friday, February 10, 2017 4:37 PM

BrandonD
Oh man, French markings! I didn't realize that plane in those markings existed. Now I need to source one and buy a new Airfix Hurricane.

Brandon - you're welcome to the decal sheet if you like  . . . There are two very similar options.  

Send me a PM and I'll shoot them off to you.

Chris

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Posted by lewbud on Friday, February 10, 2017 5:17 PM

BrandonD

 

 
scottrc

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.  

 

 

 

That's a good rule to have, and one I'm doing my best to follow. I am at least trying for a build one/buy one rate, so I don't grow it too much. I did finally go through and purge it this past weekend, tossing the kits I had as a kid that were missing parts, had broken parts, or were otherwise in an unbuildable state.

-BD-

 

Brandon, did you scavenge them for ordnance and drop tanks before binning them?  I don't normally hang stuff on the wings, but I save them and when the box is full it goes to the club auction.

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Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:02 PM

Bossman

 

 
BrandonD
Oh man, French markings! I didn't realize that plane in those markings existed. Now I need to source one and buy a new Airfix Hurricane.

 

Brandon - you're welcome to the decal sheet if you like  . . . There are two very similar options.  

Send me a PM and I'll shoot them off to you.

Chris

 

Awesome, thank you so much! PM inbound. Sorry for the delayed response - it's been a crazy couple of weeks getting the house ready for the lady to move in, and setting up my workbench in the garage (yay for no more airbrushing on the floor!)

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Posted by BrandonD on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:08 PM

lewbud

 

 
BrandonD

 

 
scottrc

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.  

 

 

 

That's a good rule to have, and one I'm doing my best to follow. I am at least trying for a build one/buy one rate, so I don't grow it too much. I did finally go through and purge it this past weekend, tossing the kits I had as a kid that were missing parts, had broken parts, or were otherwise in an unbuildable state.

-BD-

 

 

 

Brandon, did you scavenge them for ordnance and drop tanks before binning them?  I don't normally hang stuff on the wings, but I save them and when the box is full it goes to the club auction.

 

For the most part, no, simply because the kits I had didn't have ordnance worth scavenging. I did keep some torpedoes, but things like the bombs for teh AMT/ERTL A-20G Havoc were largely featureless, and I realized that if I am going tohang something off a model I'm building now, chances are that either the model comes with better ordnance, or I'll source it from the aftermaket. I kept a few drop tanks as well.

The main things I kept were the clear parts, propellers and decals. As a kid, I had a bad habit of building, getting to the painting stage, and never quite finishing. And at the time, I put the clear parts on at the end, so most of them are in pristine, never-used condition.

-BD-

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:16 AM

Shameless BUMP to mark one month to kick off.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 10:18 AM

Well I better roll the ole Spit out of the hanger and do a pre flight then.

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 11:12 AM

I'm getting excited for this one. I will love getting the Beaufighter put together.

BK

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 6:54 PM

I'll admit, I too have popped open the Eduard box a few times to look at the Sopwith Camel.   In fact, went as far as to even pre-order their upcoming SE.5A Wolseley Viper because of another interesting Canadian ace - William Gordon Claxton.

While flying for 41 Squadron, he would achive 37 victories in 79 days.  Making him their highest scoring ace, only to be captured and become prisoner a few months before the conflict ended.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 2:06 AM

Glad to hear it guys.

Jack, nothing wrong with eyeing up the kit. Will be nice to see what you do with this aircraft.

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:30 PM

Hey Bish, my wife will hate me for this,( she posts my pix for me), but put me down for a 1/32 Tempest from Pacific Coast Hobby. And maybe just to rib ya a 48scale Eduard Spit Mk IXc. Gotta convince the wife to let me spring for it. Defenitly in with the tempy though. Thank you sir.

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:55 PM

Glad to have you on board. Will be looking forard to seeing the Tempest, never heard of that company before so will be intereting to watch. And even the other one Wink will be welcome.

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:16 PM

Hi Bish,

I'm overdue for another Airfix Chippy. Please mark me down for one. It will be with some aftermarket decals, as I've already done all of the Airfix options over the years. You're lucky it's not a Spitfire XIX, but I can't promise that I won't :)

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 2, 2017 7:04 PM

Both of those sound cool guys but I really want to see that 1/32nd Tempest built!

I've been staring at that for over a year now like a hungry shark eyeing a fat kid on a cheap swim float...

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

 

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Posted by armornut on Thursday, March 2, 2017 9:18 PM

Easy Gamera LOL, I'm a fat kid LOL with floaties LOL. Bish, I picked the kit up at a show in Renton,Washington( USA) a few years back I can't say that it's a limited run but I haven't seen it on any shelves. It is all injected mold and look clean. Before the build kicks off I will get a cover shot posted. 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 3, 2017 2:06 AM

Ok guys, got you both down.

Tony, i am guessing thats a 72nd kit. And threats like that will get you no where Big Smile

armor, look forward to seeing that.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, March 3, 2017 2:08 AM

We got a good spread of entries here. I wasexpecting plenty of WW2 builds, but we got a selection from WW1 to the modern and everything in between.

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Posted by iSteve on Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:49 PM

I'm in Bish. Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk I.

Sorry.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, March 5, 2017 10:15 PM

Got you down Steve, and your forgiven.

Is that the one they released a couple of years ago with one aircraft sporting a yellow nose.

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Posted by iSteve on Monday, March 6, 2017 9:52 PM

Bish

Got you down Steve, and your forgiven.

Is that the one they released a couple of years ago with one aircraft sporting a yellow nose.

It is indeed, though I will be making the version from 602 Squadron. I read good reviews, so I grabbed one.

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 8:24 AM

Hey Bish, I think that my Wyvern S-4 would be more economical for me to roll out. I will build the Tempest first and if time allows sneek the Wyvern in. Box art of both forthcoming this weekend. Hope this doen't cause any confusion.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:16 AM

armornut

Hey Bish, I think that my Wyvern S-4 would be more economical for me to roll out. I will build the Tempest first and if time allows sneek the Wyvern in. Box art of both forthcoming this weekend. Hope this doen't cause any confusion.

 

It doesn't take a lot to confuse me Big Smile. It would be nice to see a Wyvern, unfortunatly it was only used by the Royal navy.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 9:20 AM

iSteve

 

 
Bish

Got you down Steve, and your forgiven.

Is that the one they released a couple of years ago with one aircraft sporting a yellow nose.

 

 

It is indeed, though I will be making the version from 602 Squadron. I read good reviews, so I grabbed one.

 

I have not got to build any opf the new Airfix kits yet, but they do seemed to have upped their game a lot from the old days.

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Posted by armornut on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 1:24 PM

And there you have it the full extent of my knowledge on the RAFTongue Tied oh well, still gonna be great to be part of this GB. Thanks Bish.Smile

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