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Royal Australian Air Force Centenary Group Build
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:20 AM

 

G’day mates one and all!

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 marking the centenary of formation of the Royal Australian Air Force will run for 12 months from 31st March 2021 to 31st March 2022.

So Cobbers, dig through the stash and get your flying kangaroos on the bench!

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 units.

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 into 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)

Here is a list of RAAF / AFC Aircraft:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_of_the_Royal_Australian_Air_Force

GB badges:


 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:23 AM

Roster:

68GT ICM 1/48 Spitfire VIII 

Bish Airfix 1/72nd Bristol Beaufighter TF.X.

Bobbaily AMT 1/48 Kittyhawk

Crown r n7 Eduard 1/48 Spitfire VIII

Darrenshinn Tamiya 1/32 Mosquito

Deeve Hasegawa 1/72 NA Mitchell III

Dodgy F M Models Australia 1/32 CAC Boomerang

Gamera Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire VIII

Lostagain ex-Frog 1/72 Vultee Vengeance

Modelcrazy Special Hobby 1/72 Sunderland III

Patrick N Special Hobby 1/32 Brewster Buffalo

Sergeant Eduard 1/48 Spitfire VIII

Tomcat Monogram 1/48 OS2U Kingfisher

 

 

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:23 AM

Completed builds:

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:49 AM

I'm in, Airfix 1/72nd Beaufighter TF.X.

Love the badge options.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:38 AM

Good stuff Bish, nice choice.

SEA or European scheme, or a surprise?

First real go at badges, happy with the results.

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:14 AM

No surprise, European. I have a set of AM decals, it an aircraft of 455 Sqn based at Langham in Norfolk in 44.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by crown r n7 on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 6:27 AM

great looking badges..now its harder to decide which one.

Im in with a spitfire VIII, 1/48 eduard. still waiting on some decals.

 

  .Nick

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:50 AM

You know I'm in - Hasegawa 1/48th Spitfire Mk VIII. 

 

And don't tell Bish how awesome the Spit is- not only did it win the war in Europe against the Germans and Italians it then crossed the Pacific and crushed the Japanese Empire... Wink

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

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 2:52 PM

Gamera

You know I'm in - Hasegawa 1/48th Spitfire Mk VIII. 

 

And don't tell Bish how awesome the Spit is- not only did it win the war in Europe against the Germans and Italians it then crossed the Pacific and crushed the Japanese Empire... Wink

 

It also saves kittens from trees and feeds starving children by all accounts.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:14 PM

Bish
It also saves kittens from trees and feeds starving children by all accounts.

LOL, Oh man, now that's funny.

I guess the Hellcat, Mustang, Corsair and Lightning were just there for target practice Wink

Just giving you some jazz Gam.

Steve

Building a kit from your stash is like cutting a head off a Hydra, two more take it's place.

 

 

http://www.spamodeler.com/forum/

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:56 PM

Running the Supermarine GB must be really hurting you Bish!

Nick, Cliff you are on the board!

I won't mention my own Mk VIII yet, my first will be a Russian (ex Frog) Vultee Vengeance 1/72, bought for 50 koruna in Czech republic in 1994

No box shot available, it was in a plastic bag when I bought it!

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:48 AM

G'day Lost. I was going to enter this with an old Otaki MkVIII Spit. But if crossovers are ok, I will go with a vacform 1/32 Boomerang that I'm about to start on for the ground support GB.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Dodgy on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:51 AM

Is this acceptable? Never built a vacform before, but I've got good references, lots of patience and grog!

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:29 AM

Would it be fair dinkum if the bloody kit was already stahrted? I av a raaf 1/72 'asegawah Mitchell Mk.iii with RAAF mahrkings I could finish fawr this. Basically all I av done is pahrtially assemble the bloody interiawr. The RAAF version is a pretchoo dardy Bahah metal finish, mate. I was gonnah do in RAF mahrkings with a olive drab 'n light blue bottom, but thats just ***in' bawrin' ****. Bloody oath cobber.

****in' too right, mate.

 

:)

 In Progress.

1/48 Tamiya DO335-B2

1/72 Hasegawa Mitchell Mk.III RAAF

1/72 Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie

1/72 Revell LA-5FN

Deeve_

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Posted by Sergeant on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 1:36 AM

Bish

 

 
Gamera

You know I'm in - Hasegawa 1/48th Spitfire Mk VIII. 

And don't tell Bish how awesome the Spit is- not only did it win the war in Europe against the Germans and Italians it then crossed the Pacific and crushed the Japanese Empire... Wink

 

 

 

It also saves kittens from trees and feeds starving children by all accounts.

 

Mate, your fellow modelers love the Spitfire. It was one of Britain's finest aircraft in the Second World War.

Harold

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 2:07 AM

Strewth Deeve you talk 'strine like a dingo!

Dodgy, that is a ripper model there - love someone willing to have a shot at a vacform! And an Aussie model of an Aussie plane - perfect!

Got you both on board

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  • From: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posted by Deeve_ on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 8:57 AM

lostagain

Strewth Deeve you talk 'strine like a dingo!

Dodgy, that is a ripper model there - love someone willing to have a shot at a vacform! And an Aussie model of an Aussie plane - perfect!

Got you both on board

 

 
Can't wait to get this one done. Been sitting with the interior half done for over a year.

 In Progress.

1/48 Tamiya DO335-B2

1/72 Hasegawa Mitchell Mk.III RAAF

1/72 Italeri XB-70 Valkyrie

1/72 Revell LA-5FN

Deeve_

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Posted by Sergeant on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 11:20 AM

Lost, I would like to join up too with an 1/48 Aussie Eight, Eduard #1188.

Harold

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Posted by Patrick N on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 12:49 PM

Lost, having a hairy week but after this I'd like to join with a Special Hobby Brewster Buffalo in 32nd (SH 32013.)  If time permits, maybe a smaller one too (Mark I models MKM14446 in 1/144th)  

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Posted by lostagain on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 4:43 PM

Sergeant, that is supposed to be a very nice kit to build, looking forward to it.

Patrick, the Buffalo!  Not the best airplane by all accounts, but it was there when needed!

I will put you both up now

 

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  • From: South west, PA
Posted by Tomcat on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 5:13 PM

Count me in later this year with a Monogram 1/48 OS2U Kingfisher in RAAF markings and colors.

Mark aka Tomcat

On the workbench: Monogram 1/24 '69 Pontiac GTO and a Monogram 1/67 (box scale) B-26 Invader

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Posted by lostagain on Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:10 AM

Great choice Mark, that will be good!

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, March 4, 2021 11:21 AM

All of those are awesome but love that Boomerang Dodgy! 

That's one aircraft I've got to build one day. 

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

 

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  • From: Lakes Entrance, Victoria, Australia.
Posted by Dodgy on Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:09 PM

Gamera

All of those are awesome but love that Boomerang Dodgy! 

That's one aircraft I've got to build one day. 

 

It was a tough bugger Gamera, awsome ground support job, but no match for any Jap fighter. The number of Aussie airman killed in training and those sent to fight the Japs in obsolete aircraft is truly sad. They knew they had no chance but went anyway. Volunteers the lot of em.

I long to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 5, 2021 10:23 AM

Yeah, those guys had guts to spare. And I love the Boomerang since it's an entirely Aussie aircraft instead of something bought from somewhere else like a Spit or P-40. 

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

 

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Posted by Patrick N on Sunday, March 14, 2021 11:14 AM

So I can look at this project a bit more.  Kit box: 

 Buffalo 32nd (1 of 3) by Patrick Nevin, on Flickr

Kit innards (I opened the plastic bag very gently to check the 'very fine and thin' transparencies after clipping the box with a chair leg)  

 Buffalo 32nd (2 of 3) by Patrick Nevin, on Flickr

Proposed aftermarket : Montex masks, SAC undercarriage, Brengun flaps and reflector sights, HGW Models seatbelt and Airscale placards just in case the model looks like it needs them.

 Buffalo 32nd (3 of 3) by Patrick Nevin, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Sunday, March 14, 2021 3:19 PM

Lostagain-please out me down for a 1/48 AMT P-40-not sure what version yet-still decal searching....

Thanks

bob

 

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  • From: Australia
Posted by lostagain on Sunday, March 14, 2021 9:30 PM

Patrick, that's a huge amount of AM there, looking forward to that coming together.

Bob, great choice, the P-40/Kittyhawk was a stalwart for the RAAF in the desert and PTO. 

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Posted by Patrick N on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:10 PM

Lost, hopefully will only use the aftermarket if it adds :)  There was a thing about these aircraft needing Sutton Harnesses, I covered the bases with that although I now know the kit actually has one.  I'm told it hasn't got the reflector sight though (so money well spent), and I've seen several different views of the paint colours required so this is going to need a certain amount of guesswork.  Anyone with a good clear picture of the wing-mounted gun camera fancy trading, please say!

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  • From: New Jersey
Posted by 68GT on Sunday, March 28, 2021 8:39 AM

So I have this ICM Mk VIII in 1/48 scale and some old Aeromaster Decals. I'll be good as long as the decals hold up and build this shark mouth Spitfire from 457 Squadron.

On Ed's bench, ???

  

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