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Feeler - Bomber GB
Posted by Theuns on Friday, January 12, 2018 10:45 PM

Anyone interested in a "Bomber" GB?

Say from now for the next 4 months or so.

Anything that served in any conflict as a bombchucker, fixwing or even Zepplin.

Modern stuff I know are multi function like fighter bombers,  but the main function of the craft has to be as a ground attack bomber ie F105's were mud movers although they could also shoot down Mig's.

If a Phantom was mainly used as a mud mover, and now and then only as air to air that will also be OK, however something like a multi role gen 4 plane ie Saab Grippen, that does air to air and ground attack eually well is not in the spirit of this GB, bombs have to be the main weapon of the craft.

A Hawker Typhoon mainly had rockets not bombs so it is not in, P-51 could chuck bombs but were mainly fighters in WW2, however in Korea they were ground attack bombers so for that conflict it will work.

Any scale, less that 25% complete , crossovers OK.

Theuns

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, January 13, 2018 5:57 AM

I'm sure I've got something in the stash that will work. Count me in.

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Posted by Theuns on Saturday, January 13, 2018 8:48 AM

Cool, lets see if there is more interest then I will open an "official" thread.

I went through my collection and the Pro modler 1/48 JU -88 is just calling out to be built :-)

 

Theuns

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Posted by Eagle90 on Saturday, January 13, 2018 9:57 AM

Theuns...you have peaked my interest.  LOL!  I'd be up for a Bomber GB.

 

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Posted by crown r n7 on Saturday, January 13, 2018 10:31 AM

I’m interested to but have two planes a car and a tank 

 

 Nick.

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, January 13, 2018 11:50 AM

Oh man,  I would love to but I’m booked for the next few months. Sad I have quite a few Luftwaffe bombers in the stash that are just begging to be built! 

Chad

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At the plate: 1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, January 13, 2018 12:21 PM

I like the ideea as well, but to short for me. Would have to run into next year.

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

On the bench:

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:29 PM

I opened this thread curious about what a 'Bobmer' is. You would think that I'd twig that it was a typo.

I'll squeeze something in Theuns if you get this going. 

Cheers

Tony

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, January 14, 2018 6:36 PM

I'm with Bish. I have a 1/144 Badger but may not be able to get to it for 6 to 8 months.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst / 1/700 Z-37 destroyer
1/72 Matchbox A-4 Mk-1 Comet

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Posted by goldhammer on Sunday, January 14, 2018 7:02 PM

I'm like Bish and MC, have a 1/72 B-17E Pacific Theater, that I have to keep slapping as it tries to jump on the bench,  but too much on the plate until way later in the year.

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Posted by cbaltrin on Sunday, January 14, 2018 8:33 PM

I'd need at least 1 year as I would probably opt for a Monogram 4 engine kit... I don't get much bench time!

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, January 14, 2018 10:17 PM

OK so my allowed timescale seems to be the biggest problem for allot of people, this is because data costs here are extremely high and with no fixed income (contract work) ,longterm GB will be difficult for me to monitor.

 

I think there might be more interest in it if it is a longterm thing, therefore maybe someobe else would be interested to host it ?

I am more than happy just to participate :-)

 

Theuns

PS. thanx for the heads up WRT my poor spelling, will fix the heading..

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Posted by Theuns on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:30 PM

I spoke to Bish and between the two of us we can host this GB with a longer completion date.

If we were to do this GB from say 1 Feb 18 to say 1 April 19 (14 months) would there be more interest?

 

Theuns

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 10:39 PM

Theuns

 

A Hawker Typhoon mainly had rockets not bombs so it is not in, P-51 could chuck bombs but were mainly fighters in WW2, however in Korea they were ground attack bombers so for that conflict it will work.

 

 
Actually Typhoons used bombs well before they started using rockets, and once rockets were added to their warloads many squadrons were still tasked for bombs only. Other squadrons were rockets only. It was found early on that it was more effective to specialize in one type of weapon or the other, rather than switch use both types of ordnance.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 5:17 AM

I'm still in.  Thinking of the 1/48 Mono B-24D.....been wanting to do a Mono monster and haven't done one since I was a teen!  

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:01 AM

Great news, I’d love to contribute.  I have an Airfix He-111 H6 that I’d like to tackle!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix Heinkel He111 H-6

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1 

 

 

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Posted by Jet Jaguar on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:13 AM
I'm interested. I have both a B-1B and (if it qualifies) AV-8B in the queue.

- Bob

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Posted by goldhammer on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:33 AM

With that timeline, I'm in.  Would be Academy's 1/72 B-17E, Pacific Theater.  Strictly OOB.

Won't have to keep slapping it upside the box to stay off the bench.

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Posted by Theuns on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 9:36 AM

Interesting info Stick , thanx for that.

The rules are not cast in stone, it is basically just that say an F-22 or other modern multi role craft does not use mainly Bombs as its chief weapon.

Eg a JU-87 dive bomber - Yes defenatley, a cannon JU 87, I dont think it counts.

I will post the official thread tomorrow. I will do the first post with Rules , Bish will run the pix page.

 

Theuns

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 11:24 AM

OK, I'll throw in with a 1/144 Trumpeter Tu-16K-10 Badger C.

ON THE BENCH

1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/700 Tamiya Scharnhorst / 1/700 Z-37 destroyer
1/72 Matchbox A-4 Mk-1 Comet

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:31 AM
Definitely interested, just don't know if I could finish one in 4 months (have several other group builds going on, plus a couple vacations scheduled within the next 4 months). Could you possibly stretch it a little longer, say 6 months?

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Thursday, January 18, 2018 3:34 AM
Ooh yes, if it's a year-long GB or longer, I'm definitely IN. Got a 1/48 scale He-111 I've been waiting to get some time to build!

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