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RAAF Centenary Group Build Feeler

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RAAF Centenary Group Build Feeler
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 4:45 AM

 

 

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), was formed on 31st March 1921 and followed on from the Australian Flying Corps (AFC), itself formed on 22 October 1912.

 

This GB will run for 12 months from 31st March 2021 to 31st March 2022.

 

Subjects can be anything in RAAF or AFC service, flying or otherwise. Happy to include planes flown by RAAF pilots in other air forces, or captured aircraft rebadged and flown by RAAF.

 

RAAF/AFC has taken part in most of the 20th century's major conflicts. The AFC was involved in the Western front, Mesopotamia and the Dardanelles during WWI. In the Second World War RAAF squadrons served in Britain, with the Desert Air Force and the Mediterranean. From 1942, many RAAF units fought in South West Pacific Area.

 

Since then, RAAF has been involved in the Korean War, Malayan Emergency, Indonesia–Malaysia Confrontation and the Vietnam War. This century, the RAAF has participated in operations in Afghanistan, the Iraq War, East Timor as well as myriad humanitarian operations.

 

Happy with crossovers (I have a few in mind myself)
Honestly, it's not a feeler - I have quite a few RAAF subjects in the stash to get rid of. So at worse you can all just watch me work my way through the collection...

 

Here is a list of RAAF / AFC Aircraft:

 

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 8:17 AM

Lost, I may have something that would work 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:50 AM

LA, would an article XV sqn count.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 11:25 AM

Lemme scrounge around, I know I have something. I just have to decide on what. 

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

 

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Posted by Xraylizard on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 5:05 PM

Fair dinkums! Count me in! Start date is certainly enough time to decide what to build lol.

thanks for holding the build Cake

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 6:36 PM

Thanks for the support guys!

I had to look up Article XV, yes Bish no problem as long as there is the Aussie connection.

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:55 PM

count me in .

 .Nick

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 9:43 PM

I'm in.  May even be able to build something other than a Mustang.

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

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:31 AM

Then i am deffinetly in.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:22 PM

Would the a Sunderland fit?

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 2:52 PM

You bet! Love to see a Sunderland.

There were a couple of RAAF squadrons flying them out of the UK.

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Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 5:20 PM

I'd be interested in joining with a Monogram 1/48 OS2U Kingfisher in RAAF markings and colors (whatever that might be). Big Smile

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/48 F20 (as a MIG 28, in Aggressor colors); Monogram 1/72 F-15E Strike Eagle; Hasegawa 1/48 JU-87B2 and a Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:02 PM

Hmmmm, let me dig around in the stash. 

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:49 PM

Tomcat, nice choice!

Keavdog, I'm sure you have something for us

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 8:53 PM

Okay I'm in.  1/48 Hobbycraft Hawker Sea Fury FB MK II.  One of my favorite airframes.

EDIT:  Just realized this is Fleet Air Arm I think.  Is that included?

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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Posted by lostagain on Monday, January 11, 2021 5:33 AM

Ah John, you are right, it is RAN (Royal Australian Navy), and not on the list!

Anything else in the stash?

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 8:55 PM

The RAAF Centenary Group Build starts 31st March!

In the meantime, the Australian mint has released a commemorative coin:

(The coin is for the centenary, not the Group Build)

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 4:11 AM

Thats a nice coin. The Royal Mint did somthing similar, 5 £2 coins, to mark the centenary of the RAF a couple of years back.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 9:09 AM

lostagain
(The coin is for the centenary, not the Group Build)

It would make a nice badge

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Posted by lostagain on Friday, January 15, 2021 5:53 AM

There's a watch available too...

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Posted by Patrick N on Monday, January 18, 2021 5:48 AM

Morning :)  Can I join this?  Would like to make a Singapore Buffalo if all things work out (Special Hobby 32nd.)

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, January 18, 2021 2:53 PM

Piers,

Actually I came across and old 1/48 Hasegawa F/A 18A. I've had this thing since it came out in 91. what's that? 30 years now? I had started it, Just the cockpit and the two fuse half's and stoped before I sanded the seams. Looking at it I did't do too bad back then. Way before resin AM, but will disassemble it to add a resin cockpit and wheel wells as well as some PE. The decals are bad but I found an RAAF 2002 special theme set from Hawkeye models.

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 6:19 AM

Patrick, love the sound of the Buffalo - such a tubby aircraft that was never going anywhere but down against a Zero.

Steve, the FA 18 A is a great pick - I have a Roodecal set I bought decades ago - one of these days I will buy the model!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:01 AM

Thanks Piers,

Like I said, it was started but I'm going to have to completly disassenble it and start over. I'll take a pic of it when I get home. The Aries set I'm going to get is as expensive a the kit is.

I would still like to have done the Sunderland but I need to thin the stash before I add more, Besides, it seem to be on eternal backorder like most kits are these days.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:17 AM

Steve, what Sunderland kit are you thinking of. If its the Special Hobby 72nd Mk III, Hannants has 5 in stock.

Just sayin Big Smile

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 11:43 AM

Thanks Bish, I'll take a look. I was refering to the Italeri with RAAF markings. I'll look at the Special Hobby and also look for Ausi markings for it.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 12:02 PM

Actually it looks like Sp Hobby makes 2, count them two RAAF squardons, Number 10 Sq and Number 461 Sq Big Smile

Well Hanants is out of stock now so I'll go through HLJ, which is out as well but it says they can get it in 3 to 5 days Confused That waht is said about the Kongo before it went on backorder.

Ooops, my bad, I was looking at the Mk.V. I'll still go through HLJ since I alresdy have something in my pers wharehouse and I can combine the shipping.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:38 PM

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

On the bench: Italeri 1/72nd Bell 212/MPM 1/72nd Bf 109G-12

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 2:57 PM

Thanks mate, I'll get one, probably the Special Model. I forget about Hanants.

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