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  • Member since
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  • From: Michigan
Eye in the Sky GB
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 1:52 PM

A few months ago I posted a feeler in the aircraft section and I finally got around to making the actual thread for the GB.  This is the first time I've hosted a GB, so be gentle with me. 

This is the "Eye in the Sky" build for aircraft that filled recon/observation roles.  Everything from WWI scout planes to modern drones would fit in here.  Start date is August 1, 2018 and it will run until August 1, 2019.  

OOB or as much aftermarket as you like.

Partially started kits are allowed within reason.

Crossovers are allowed.

Post plenty of pictures as you work.

I'm working on a badge, but I'm not happy with what I have.  If anyone would like to help with that aspect I would appreciate it.

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 1:52 PM

Roster

aeroplanegripper - 1/72 Eduard Grumman Hellcat FR II with Owl Models conversion

68GT - Phantom

Backswampcub - 1/32 Roden O-2 Skymaster

Bish - 1/72 Dragon Ar234 Recon

BrandonK - 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye

ChrisJH666 - 1/48 CA-13 Boomerang

crown r n7 - TBD

Eagle90 - TBD

falconmod - 1/144 Dragon TR-1A

goldhammer - F-4

jgeratic - 1/72 AIM Fan Model He 60C-D

keavdog - 1/144 Minicraft EC-121R

Keyda81 - RF-101 Voodoo

lewbud - RQ-1 Predator and Global Hawk

Lodni Kranazon - 1/72 Italeri RF-18A Hornet

modelcrazy - 1/144 Revell E2 Hawkeye

Mopar Madness - 1/48 GWH Fw 189

RadMax - 1/48 Accurate Miniatures F-6B Mustang

Rambo - 1/48 Tamiya Storch

silentbob33 - 1/48 Academy F-5E Lightning

taxtp - 1/72 Fujimi Spitfire PR Mk XIX

TheMongoose - RF-86F

waikong - 1/48 Tamiya Ki46 Dinah

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

  • Member since
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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 1:52 PM
Reserved for completed builds

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, July 05, 2018 2:11 PM

I was hoping this would go up soon. My build is a Dragon 1/72nd kit.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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Posted by crown r n7 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 2:17 PM

Let me check my inventory 

  

 Nick.

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  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 3:05 PM

I’ll check in with my Accurate Miniatures F-6B in 1/48 scale.

Glad we’ve got a year to get this done, my wife and I just assembled a 1/1 scale human, and that’s been taking a lot of my time lately. 

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 4:03 PM
Awesome guys, thanks! RadMax, I know what you mean. Both of my kids took me away from the bench for awhile when they were born but it was totally worth it. Congrats!

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, July 05, 2018 4:14 PM

Hey SB, you got me down correctly. It's too bad I didn't wait another 2 weeks before starting on my Feisler Storch, it would have been perfect. Oh well I've got lots on my plate so it ay be a little while before starting the Hawkeye. I have Bish's GB to start after the Storch.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

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Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, July 05, 2018 5:59 PM

Count me in with a 1/48 Kinetics E-2C Hawkeye.

BK

On the bench: Monogram 1/48 Kingfisher with cockpit and resin engine. 90%

1/25 MPC Deserter GMC 4x4.   2%

On Deck: 1/48 Hobby Boss Ta-152C1/R14

1/650 AMT U.S.S. Enterprise

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Thursday, July 05, 2018 7:51 PM

Oh heck yeah!  I’ve been waiting patiently for this one!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/72 Airfix A-4 Skyhawk

On deck: 1/700 Trumpeter Graf Zeppelin

In the hole: 1/72 ICM FW 189A-1  

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 9:25 PM
Roster is updated, I'm glad to have you guys along for this. I'll keep an eye out for the Storch Steve. And no rush, we've got a year to get things done.

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, July 05, 2018 9:36 PM

Not too long ago picked up an early Kriegsmarine spotter plane for the stash, but with this GB it (hopefully) won't stay there too long:

Heinkel He 60C/D German Seaplane from AIM FAN MODEL.  The brand is new to me, so crossed fingers the parts build up decently.

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Cleveland, OH
Posted by RadMax8 on Thursday, July 05, 2018 10:06 PM

silentbob33
Awesome guys, thanks! RadMax, I know what you mean. Both of my kids took me away from the bench for awhile when they were born but it was totally worth it. Congrats!

Bob, thanks! It’s been kind of a wild ride so far. Luckily she gives us at least 4-5 hours at night most nights, and usually only wakes up once. But sometimes it can be a real struggle. 

Looking forward to this GB, as I’m kind of getting back into my modeling groove after some sporadic build time after college. 

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  • From: Parker City, IN.
Posted by Rambo on Thursday, July 05, 2018 11:15 PM
Been waiting to see this start. Put me down for a Tamiya 1/48 storch

Clint

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, July 06, 2018 1:53 AM

jgeratic

Not too long ago picked up an early Kriegsmarine spotter plane for the stash, but with this GB it (hopefully) won't stay there too long:

Heinkel He 60C/D German Seaplane from AIM FAN MODEL.  The brand is new to me, so crossed fingers the parts build up decently.

regards,

Jack

 

New one on me as well, i have been looking at adding more early German subjects so will be keen to see how this one builds.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Friday, July 06, 2018 5:32 AM

Cool!  I will go through my stash tonight and figure out what I'm going to do.  I'll let you now ASAP.  This is going to be fun!

 

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Friday, July 06, 2018 6:46 AM
I have a few Phantoms I want to get to but have to get some stuff off the bench first.

On Ed's bench, ???

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Friday, July 06, 2018 1:33 PM

Cheers Bish, you probably already checked it out via Scalemates, but there is a review of the Heinkel He 60C/D to view the parts:

http://www.ipmsdeutschland.de/FirstLook/AIM_FAN_MODEL/7201_Heinkel_He60C_D/AIM_7201_Heinkel_He60C_D.html

Looks to be nice surface detail, but the overall impression is of a limited run kit.  I notice too there are no location pins for the fuselage and wing halves.  More close inspection concerning the decals, I think the printing of the black could of have been a little crisper, particularly the seahorse badge.

regards,

Jack

 

 

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, July 06, 2018 2:11 PM

Cheers jack, actually i had not got round to that yet, so will check out that review. I don't mind limited run kits, but it nice to know before hand.

Hannants has this listed and says it comes with a beaching trolley, i like the sound of that.

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

 

On the bench: Rudel Stage 3

                     Academy 1/72nd Apache AH.1

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, July 06, 2018 9:39 PM
Welcome aboard guys! I've updated the roster and this is looking like there's going to be a lot of great builds.

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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Posted by silentbob33 on Friday, July 06, 2018 9:42 PM

RadMax8

 

 
silentbob33
Awesome guys, thanks! RadMax, I know what you mean. Both of my kids took me away from the bench for awhile when they were born but it was totally worth it. Congrats!

 

 

Bob, thanks! It’s been kind of a wild ride so far. Luckily she gives us at least 4-5 hours at night most nights, and usually only wakes up once. But sometimes it can be a real struggle. 

Looking forward to this GB, as I’m kind of getting back into my modeling groove after some sporadic build time after college. 

 

That's pretty good.  My son had a tough time with sleeping, but my daughter was much better about sleeping through the night.  Though now that she's three she'll come into our bed in the middle of the night because of bad dreams.  I'm hoping she gets out of that phase pretty quickly.  Bench-time was pretty rare for me when I went to college and even more rare when I decided to go to grad school while working and having my son running around.  Glad you're getting some time here and there.

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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    April, 2005
  • From: Australia
Posted by taxtp on Sunday, July 08, 2018 10:48 PM

It's good to see you running a GB Bob. I'd like to enter a Fujimi 1/72 Spitfire PR Mk XIX please.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, July 09, 2018 11:12 AM
Got you on the roster Tony, thanks for joining!

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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  • From: Worcester, England.
Posted by aeroplanegripper on Monday, July 09, 2018 12:26 PM

Hi Bob, count me in mate, could i enter with the Eduard Grumman Hellcat FR II in 1/72, with the Owl Models conversion.

Best Regards

Mark

"bis vivit qui bene vivit"

 

  • Member since
    February, 2014
  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Thursday, July 12, 2018 8:02 PM
Got you on the roster Mark! Looking forward to seeing yours come together, I've always liked the Hellcat

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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    July, 2018
Posted by Backswampcub on Saturday, July 14, 2018 12:25 PM

  When I saw this group build I made the leap from lurker to member. I would like to join the group build.  

1/32 roden o-2  skymaster.

 

Adam

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Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Monday, July 16, 2018 11:34 PM
Unless you have rules not allowing someone that is 0-5 or so when it comes to GB's I would like to give it a shot. I have a 1/72 Fujimi RF-4E willing and waiting.

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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  • From: Michigan
Posted by silentbob33 on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 10:36 AM
Welcome aboard Lodni! Got you on the roster

On my bench: 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-3

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    February, 2007
  • From: Bronze Squadron - Battlestar Cerberus
Posted by Lodni Kranazon on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:52 PM
Thanks Silentbob!!

[Admiring Starbuck's space fighter] Cassiopeia: It's a perfect machine! Born to dance amongst the stars! Starbuck: Yeah, it's bumping into them that has me worried.

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    July, 2014
  • From: Meridian, ID
Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 1:59 PM

Backswampcub

  When I saw this group build I made the leap from lurker to member. I would like to join the group build.  

1/32 roden o-2  skymaster.

 

Adam

 

 

Oh wow SB, you brought in a new recruit. I don't recall a GB doing that before.

Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/35 Hobby Boss Fieseler Storch
1/72 Hasegawa Nell
1/48 Tamiya Swordfish

In Que

1/350 Tamiya Prince of Wales
1/700 Tamiya King George V
1/72 Academy FW-190 A

 

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