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VACUFORM –Any Aircraft Subject (Starts 2/1/05 Ends 9/30/05)

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VACUFORM –Any Aircraft Subject (Starts 2/1/05 Ends 9/30/05)
Posted by Model Grandpa on Friday, August 20, 2004 11:16 AM
VACUFORM –Any Aircraft Subject (Starts 2/1/05 Ends 9/30/05)

Here is your chance to participate in a group build and to test and expand your modeling skills at the same time. Posting this well ahead of time so you can find a kit, gather your reference material, and clear some space on the workbench. This will be a challenging GB for those of us who have never built a vacuform kit. I hope some experienced vacuform builders will join in and help us rookies along. So who’s in? Added an "end" date.

Subject: Any vacuform aircraft kit. Any scale. Any era. Aftermarket is OK.

Start: February 1, 2005

Ends: September 30, 2005

Finish: Open for now, subject to change as feedback comes in

The List of Participants,

Model Grandpa: Wing’s 1/48 Fokker D.XXI
Model Rafael: Joystick 1/72 Halbestadt Cl.IV
Filibert Kraxner: Dynavector 1/48 Scimitar
DanCooper: Welsh Models Airliner British Aerospace 146-200 Loganair"
djmodels1999: Welsh Models 1/144 ' Embraer Emb-120 'Brasilia'
Aaronw: Undicided
mats.man: Astra 1/72 Avro Arrow
bstrump: Maintrack 1/72 XF91 Thundercepter
GLEN S: 1/72 Martin P6M-2 Seamaster
miduppergunner: Dynavector Jevelin
RemcoGrob: Hit Kit 1/48 Mig 3
Mosquito Maiden: Undecided
bjohns5: MPM 1/48 Avia Av.135
GARYSCHURR; Falcon 1/72 TA7C conversion
I-beam: 1/72 F-J-1 Fury
Regards, Dan Building Scale Models At The Speed Of Dark
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 20, 2004 11:54 AM
Oh, well... why not?! I´ll have to give it a try one of these days.... Better be now, with e-help and e-support....

Count me in. Nothing planned for 2005 yet.

Model Rafael: Joystick 1/72 Halbestadt Cl.IV

Regards,

Rafael
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, August 20, 2004 2:03 PM
Let's reconfirm here that I'm very much in with my 1/48 Scimitar from Dynavector. Could you ask Lawrence or any other admin to post a link in the GB sticky in the Aircraft forum too? It's easier to browse that way, and everybody will still end up here so there's no double threads or anything. I tend to go there almost daily anyway to see what my Prototypes GB brethren are up to Wink [;)].
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Posted by DanCooper on Saturday, August 21, 2004 3:30 PM
Well, here I am, where do I sign...Big Smile [:D].

Can't tell you what I'm going to make, next week I'm going to Antwerp to look for a vac-form kit. The shop in Antwerp is the only shop that I know of where I can get a limited selection of vac-form kits.
At least, I hope they still have some...

Oh btw, we'll need a batch too.
Skypename : Baldwynn If only my soul weighted more than 3 gramms, I would be happy to sell it...
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Posted by Model Grandpa on Saturday, August 21, 2004 4:10 PM
Nice international field we’re putting together for this build so far.

I’ll have to order-up a patch/badge as I’m not very talented at computer graphics.

I did email Mr. Hansen to list this in the Aircraft GB’s too.
Regards, Dan Building Scale Models At The Speed Of Dark
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 23, 2004 10:39 AM
Okay, folks, you've been added (well, this thread has been added) to the Group Builds sticky at the top of the aircraft forum. Good luck - and don't forget to post photos of the finished masterpieces!
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Posted by Model Grandpa on Monday, August 23, 2004 11:21 AM
Thank you. Smile [:)]
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Monday, August 23, 2004 11:56 AM
I'm in with Welsh Models' Embraer Emb-120 'Brasilia' (1/144)
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Posted by Aaronw on Monday, August 23, 2004 2:28 PM
Looking for a kit, I'll let you know what I'm doing as soon as I find out Smile [:)] .
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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, August 23, 2004 9:57 PM
if we can get avusk to get off theyre collectives i can join with the b-18 but i am not holding my breath for the arrival of the kit. only been waiting since feb for it.

joe

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Posted by DanCooper on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 6:13 PM
Hi DJ, I see that you are in Belgium too, did you find that Vac-Form in Belgium, or did you order it online ???

I hope I'll find one in Antwer otherwise I'm afraid I won't be doing this GB Sad [:(]
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 3:43 AM
Don't panic Dany. Although I do consider Belgium to be one of modeling's mekka's, maybe it's a little behind on the vacform front. I got my kit from Hannants in London (went there on a pilgrimageTongue [:P]), who seemed to have quite a selection of kits. As you probably know, they also sell over the internet. An option a little closer to home (for me at least Wink [;)]) is the Luchtvaart Hobbyshop in Aalsmeerderbrug, near Schiphol. That shop is as big as Hannants (maybe even bigger) and stocks a LOT of kits. When I was there last I did see some huge vacform kits, but I wasn't really looking for any so check their website for info on their selection. Check the prices though. My Scimitar retails at 55 euro's from Hannants and 80 from the LHS now!
I'll add the links to the websites:
http://www.hannants.co.uk/
http://www.lhshop.nl/lhshop.asp
I just found Aeroclub's website, and they don't just sell their own products. Check it out:
http://www.aeroclub-models.com/index.html

I hope this will help you in your quest!
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Posted by DanCooper on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 4:49 AM
Thanks Filibert, I'm getting new hope Smile [:)]

Btw, while checking out the aeroclub-site I found something that could be usefull for us first-time vacumers Smile [:)]
http://www.aeroclub-models.com/files/VacForm.pdf
Skypename : Baldwynn If only my soul weighted more than 3 gramms, I would be happy to sell it...
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 6:59 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by DanCooper
Btw, while checking out the aeroclub-site I found something that could be usefull for us first-time vacumers Smile [:)]
http://www.aeroclub-models.com/files/VacForm.pdf

Already saved that one to the harddisk as soon as I saw it. I'll have to actually read it a few times before I start on the Scimitar though! Good stuff.
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Posted by DanCooper on Friday, August 27, 2004 7:03 PM
Yes...... I've found one, you can officially count me in for the "Welsh Models Airliner...British Aerospace 146-200 from Loganair"

By the way, if you ask why I chose this model ; simpel they only had two vac-form kits, both the same model Smile [:)]
Skypename : Baldwynn If only my soul weighted more than 3 gramms, I would be happy to sell it...
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, August 30, 2004 5:10 AM
Laugh [(-D] Well that was easy then, wasn't it? And I must say it could have been a lot worse. The 146 is a very attractive little jet!
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 1:12 AM
Dan, I'm actually from Belgium (Liège) but lives in the UK, in Kent, right between Dover and London. That Embraer kit, I ordered it from Hannants. Are the Welsh Models kits readily available where you are? Would have thought you could simply order it online as I did, or do as Filibert did, make the pilgrimage to the Colindale (North of London) shop..!
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 2:29 AM
I could help you with an excuse you could use for visiting Hannants: tell the wife there's a cool museum there (Hendon Bomber Command museum). Tell her you want to have a quick look around. Travel to the museum by subway (Colindale station, I believe the orange line on the map), and upon exiting the station act very surprised to find a model shop there! Worked for meWink [;)].
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 7:42 AM
Black line, Filibert, black line (Northern Line)..!
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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 6:33 AM
Oh yes, that rings a bell! Serves me right for giving travel info without checking a map! I'm amazed I got it right when I was in LondonClown [:o)]. By the way, no matter what Londoners say: that tube system rocks! I know they don't always run, but when they do (and that's most of the time) they get you anywhere... including to a nice hobby shopWink [;)].
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Posted by djmodels1999 on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 6:46 AM
Yeah, I do like the tube, though in summer it's really hot in there!
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Posted by DanCooper on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 9:07 AM
Thanks for the advice Fili, but you don't know my wife, she wouldn't go to London to see a museum... now if I would tell her that there is a huge modelshop there, she would probably ask when we're going Big Smile [:D]
Surprised ? Have a look at her at :
http://www.finescale.com/fsm/community/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26065

Dominique, the reason that I don't (can't) order online is that I don't have a Credit Card (and that is a long and painfull story), I tried PayPall, but there service is not available for Belgium Sad [:(]
Skypename : Baldwynn If only my soul weighted more than 3 gramms, I would be happy to sell it...
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Posted by mats.man on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 6:51 PM
I guess I didn't register when I said I would be building the Astra vacuumform kit of the Avro Arrow in 1/72nd. However I will be starting in the next few weeks. I have too many projects in the active and planning stage to hold off until February. Plus that is the sking season. Am I registered now?

Richard
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Posted by bstrump on Sunday, September 5, 2004 9:11 PM
I'd like to get in on this one if I may. I haven't done a vacform in a few years and this would be a great opportunity to get reaquainted. Count me in with the Maintrack Project-X 1/72 XF-91 Thundercepter.
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Posted by Model Grandpa on Sunday, September 5, 2004 10:26 PM
I think I'm up to date with the participants list. Let me know if I've left you off and I get you added.
Regards, Dan Building Scale Models At The Speed Of Dark
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, September 6, 2004 4:59 AM
NOW I understand Dany Big Smile [:D]. Seems like you're in an easier position than I am to persuade your wife to come along.
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Posted by GLEN S on Sunday, September 26, 2004 8:04 PM
anyone have a book on how to build these things
Glen S
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Posted by GLEN S on Monday, September 27, 2004 3:07 AM
Hi Guys,would like to try to get this one . The mailperson dropped it on my door step this morning. It is 1/72 Martin P6M-2 "Seamaster. I may be in the mists of moveing but would like to get in Please.
Glen S
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Posted by Model Grandpa on Monday, September 27, 2004 9:35 AM
I'd be glad to add you to the build Glen. I'm sorry iI do not know of a book.
Regards, Dan Building Scale Models At The Speed Of Dark
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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, September 28, 2004 3:58 PM
Can you count me in please - with the Dynavector Javelin.
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