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80 Years of Airfix GB

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  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Friday, December 14, 2018 7:47 PM

Bish, I have to do something for this GB, you can count on me for at least one. I will check my stash and let you know what it will be for sure. 

Here are my last few Airfix builds (not for the GB, only for the solidarity of this GB of course)

 v/r,

Ben

 

 

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 15, 2018 7:16 AM

What ever you come in with Ben, it will be great to have you on board. I didn't realise Airfix had made bike kits, those look very nice.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    June 2018
  • From: Ohio (USA)
Posted by DRUMS01 on Monday, December 17, 2018 7:53 PM

Thanks Bish, the motorcycles are rather small at 1/24 scale. The bridge layer is 1/72, and the AV8A Harrier is thier large 1/24 scale kit. 

Ben 

I am a Veteran; to all other Veterans thank you for your service. Retired now and living well

PROJECTS:

- 1/350 USS Alabama - Staged

- 90mm Greek Hoplite Resin Figure - Done

- 120mm SS Panzer Officer - Done

 

 

 

  • Member since
    July 2006
  • From: San Francisco Bay Area
Posted by bufflehead on Monday, December 17, 2018 10:50 PM

Bish, I've been eying this GB and I can't resist!!  I feel I need to add to my growing aircraft builds so add me to your growing list of participants!  I just bought the new 1/48 P40 Warhawk and P-51D Mustang and I'm eager to build both!  But let's not get TOO ambitious...

Lets start with the P-51D:

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:03 AM

DRUMS01

Thanks Bish, the motorcycles are rather small at 1/24 scale. The bridge layer is 1/72, and the AV8A Harrier is thier large 1/24 scale kit. 

Ben 

 

That bridge layer is really nice, i like how you have displayed it, and i doi like the Harrier as well. All really nice builds.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 2:05 AM

Glad to have you on borad Ernest.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Goteborg / Sverige
Posted by Svenne Duva on Thursday, December 20, 2018 1:23 PM

Incoming!
From Amazon DE.
€114 for the kit and €130 shipment included.
ETA 27th Dec.
Hope to post some first pics in 2018 :)

Svenne

sic transit gloria mundi

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, December 21, 2018 4:24 AM

Will be nice to see that Svenne and look forward to seeing you build it.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, December 21, 2018 12:25 PM

Soon?

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Friday, December 21, 2018 1:29 PM

Very soon. 11 sleeps and a day.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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    May 2011
  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Friday, December 21, 2018 5:00 PM

Standing by and ready sir.

https://flic.kr/p/2dkpYJ2] [/url]Vampire-02 by N.T. Izumi, on Flickr

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  • From: Galloway,Ohio
Posted by Daddyman on Saturday, December 22, 2018 11:31 AM

Hey, Bish. I'm in with this:

Bill B 2.0

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Saturday, December 22, 2018 2:47 PM

Welcome to the group Bill.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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Posted by JacknewbIII on Saturday, December 22, 2018 9:06 PM

Bish please count me in the this 1:72 F-14A Tomcat. I have been afraid to touch this kit as it came in an auction lot and the plastic is brittle, decals are yellow and it just looks old dusty and delicate. That being said it also looks like a good challenge and a cool kit for the new year so I here we go!

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Sunday, December 23, 2018 5:25 AM

Look forward to seeing waht you do with that Bill. I remember building an F-14 way back in the 80's which had the same markings as that box art. I think it would have been the Airfix, but the 1980's boxing. I am not surprised yours look old, it does date from 1975. I'll get you on the roster.

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    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 1:11 PM

Bish, I knew I was going to get an Airfix for Christmas so this is moving to the top of the list.

1/72 Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 1:56 PM

Nice, be interesting to see how this compares to the MPM kit i am just wrapping up.

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

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Friday, December 28, 2018 2:37 PM

Ordered the decals for my build today. I'm crouched and ready.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2018 3:32 AM

Almost there guys. The GB will begin at Midnbight GMT. So, if you don't have plans to go out clubbing or you havn't got a bit group round to see in the new year, feel free to begin tonight. My better half is up at 5.30 tomorrow for work so she will be in bed early, the kids are all away for a few days so i will be up all alone and will make a start on mine as Big Ben rings out.

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

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    August 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, December 31, 2018 8:39 AM

Well, I won't be getting started at the stroke of midnight. We have a yearly get together with family and friends to ring in the new year. But, I plan on getting some sprue cut upon awakening. Today though, after shoveling snowSuper Angry, I will be clearing the deck for flight operations.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2018 8:44 AM

And a happy New year to you Joe, and have a great time tonight with the family. I am sure you will deserve a drink or 3 after that shovelling. I take it you have had quite a bit fall over there.

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

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  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Monday, December 31, 2018 9:30 AM

Bish

And a happy New year to you Joe, and have a great time tonight with the family. I am sure you will deserve a drink or 3 after that shovelling. I take it you have had quite a bit fall over there.

 

Thanks Bish, will do. Although I have not had a drink in over 10 yrs, I'm happy to be the DD for my wife so she can cut loose. She absolutely deserves it. As for the snow, we are delighted to see it. We suffered one of the driest years on record in Utah last year. Thus, it is a welcome sight. That does not make it any more fun to shovel though.

 

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2018 9:38 AM

JOE RIX

 

 
Bish

And a happy New year to you Joe, and have a great time tonight with the family. I am sure you will deserve a drink or 3 after that shovelling. I take it you have had quite a bit fall over there.

 

 

 

Thanks Bish, will do. Although I have not had a drink in over 10 yrs, I'm happy to be the DD for my wife so she can cut loose. She absolutely deserves it. As for the snow, we are delighted to see it. We suffered one of the driest years on record in Utah last year. Thus, it is a welcome sight. That does not make it any more fun to shovel though.

 

 

 

Make it some soft ones then, you and me both. Be 12 years in March since i had a drink.

Our summer was hot and dry this year, no sign of snow yet thoguh, but i am sure it will come.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 31, 2018 11:37 AM

My father-in-law gave me what is left in a bottle of Glenfiddich 12, maybe two ounces. I'll have a wee dab tonight. An ounce usually puts me to sleep. Then I'll start the build tomorrow morning-ish. Whoever had this Boeing 314 kit before me pulled all of the parts off the sprue so I'll have to match up loose parts with the tattered and yellowed instruction sheet. After I scatter pieces/parts out on the work bench tomorrow, I'll take a picture for y'all. Bish, I hafta say, I'm pretty excited to be involved in my first group build.

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

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    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 31, 2018 1:08 PM

I'm very much looking forward to starting this GB.  I've got aftermarket decals gathered and waiting to get going tomorrow.

But since I've got some Guinness on hand, it won't be very early tomorrow. 

 

Oldest daughter is returning home, and we're planning a "Lord of the Rings" movie marathon.  Over Christmas, we did "The Hobbit."

  

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2018 2:08 PM

fotofrank

My father-in-law gave me what is left in a bottle of Glenfiddich 12, maybe two ounces. I'll have a wee dab tonight. An ounce usually puts me to sleep. Then I'll start the build tomorrow morning-ish. Whoever had this Boeing 314 kit before me pulled all of the parts off the sprue so I'll have to match up loose parts with the tattered and yellowed instruction sheet. After I scatter pieces/parts out on the work bench tomorrow, I'll take a picture for y'all. Bish, I hafta say, I'm pretty excited to be involved in my first group build.

 

I used to like a drop of the Glenmorangie now and again, but my favorite tipple was JD with ginger ale.

Sound slike you will have fun with that kit, do the instructions have a parts layout in them. Glad you choose it for your first GB, just make sure you have fun.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2018 2:11 PM

Great pic check, love it. Can't beat a good movie marathon. The eldest step daugter got me season one of the series Vikins for xmas, watched that last week and just picked up season 2, so i am in for some good out raiding and pillaging tonight.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, December 31, 2018 2:24 PM

Cheers, Bish.  May the Force be with you!

  

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  • Member since
    June 2017
  • From: Winter Park, FL
Posted by fotofrank on Monday, December 31, 2018 3:39 PM

checkmateking02

Cheers, Bish.  May the Force be with you!

 

Checkmateking2? Is this Sgt. Saunders? Where's Caje? LittleJohn? Sometimes I'll watch Combat on YouTube while I'm at my hobby bench.

Guinness? The Force is strong with you!

OK. On the bench:

Way too much to build in one lifetime...

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 31, 2018 6:09 PM

Happy New year to you all, now get those kits cracked open and begin.

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

On the bench: Dragon 1/35th Tiger I/AMT STAP with Battle Droid

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