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All Subjects - Aussie Group Build 2005
Posted by South Aussie on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 8:36 PM

To offically start the 2005 Aussie group build, here are the rules.

2005 Aussie Group Build Rules

1. The group build is open to Aussies, Kiwis and adopted Aussies regardless of where they reside. Modellers may join the group build at any time or enter more than one model providing that they believe they can complete their model or models by the 30 Jun 05.

2. The model can be of any scale and is to be from one of the following classes;

a. Any military vehicle or equipment, aircraft or ship that has been or is currently in service with the Australian Forces. Must have Australian Markings.

b. Any civilian vehicle, aircraft or ship that has been or is currently in use within Australia. Must have Australian corporate or private markings. In the case of touring cars on the australian circuit, team markings will be accepted.

c. Any Fiqure providing it is of an Australian subject.

d. Any Diorama or vignette depicturing an Australian subject.

3. The completion date for the group build is 30 Jun 05. Start date is 26 Jan 05, models are not to be started before this date.

4. Modellers may post photos of their model at any time, this includes progress photos. Photos of models completed after the completion may still be posted.


This group build is to be all about enjoying modelling, sharing with other modellers and showing the rest of the world that modelling is alive and well in Australia. To assist with this please feel free to post photos of your model in the appropriate subject folder highlighting that it was built for the Aussie Group Build.

Also could all those taking part declare the model or models they are building in this thread or email me to let me know and I will keep an up to date list that I will post on a regular basis (this is so we don't have to go sorting though all the back pages looking for it)

Group Build Members
Madmike - Spitfire
tho9000 - PV1-Venture
j.s.harrison - CAC Sabre 76 SQN
darson - 1/48 Tamiya Brewster Buffalo 453 SQN RAAF.
nicholma - 43rd Scale Grice Commodore
................Morris L34
mgbriggs - 1/72 P-40N warhark
Bandha Boy - BAE Hawk 127
pingtang - Ran A4 Sky hawk
...............1/48 P-40B Tomahawk
tweety 1 - Bell 47a Helicopter
Petbat - Aussie Artillery at El Alamein Dio
S3053396 - Question [?]
Harvs 73 - Mk 1c Beaufighter & PR 16 Mosquito.
Michael100Baker - M113A1 Infantry Fighting Vehicle.
Nenad - BAe Hawk 100 Trainer & BA Falcon
South Aussie - 1/48 Hudson Mk IV
Wayne I enjoy getting older, especially when I consider the alternative.
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Posted by madmike on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 9:05 PM
Wayne

Thanks for organising the AuGB '05!

I have to make a few hard choices for build subject(s) now!

cheers

Mike
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Posted by tho9900 on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 9:21 PM
I'm in! Jules (j.s.harrison) invited me so I guess he is my adoptive father... (taking a minute to let that sink in haha)

I'll most probably be doing a SBD-3 or 5 in RNZAF colors from 1944. (complete with nose art, printer willing) If that doesn't qualify I will have to search, but I seem to remember about a B-25 squadron flying from Darwin or somewhere nearby engaged in ASW... Willl let ya know.

Looking forward to it! This is my first Aussie A/C!! I am excited... read lot but havent built one of these yet...
---Tom--- O' brave new world, That has such people in it!
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 25, 2004 12:06 AM
Well of course i'm in................Here we go again boysThumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]
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Posted by darson on Thursday, November 25, 2004 12:09 AM
G'day Wayne,

I'm definitely in again.

Put me down for the Classic Airframes 1/48 scale Meteor F.Mk.8 (early) in the markings of George Hale's "Halestorm" Korean War MiG killer from 77 Squadron RAAF.

Welcome aboard Tom. Jules Harrison is your adoptive father eh, Tongue [:P]

Cheers
Darren
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Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, November 25, 2004 2:25 AM
Yeah i've adopted you Tom..............Always wanted 2 sons LoLLaugh [(-D]Laugh [(-D]Laugh [(-D]Wink [;)]

BTW Tom a Kiwi bird doesn't fit the criteria mate, I'ts gotta be Australian......
Like i mentioned before we have a great deal of referance material when we pool our resources, I can even help you out with decals if you can't get them in the States.....
Jules....
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Posted by tho9900 on Thursday, November 25, 2004 7:28 AM
great! thanks yall! I didn't think it would but wanted to throw it in there just in case.. I'll keep looking and see what I can find...

I'll be back with something later!

---Tom--- O' brave new world, That has such people in it!
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Posted by nicholma on Friday, November 26, 2004 1:28 AM
OK I'k back again and definately won't be starting before the declared start date.

I'll be doing 2 Bathurst touring cars in 43rd scale - a Grice Commodore and the Morris L34
Kia ora, Mark "Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas"
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 26, 2004 3:05 AM
Nicolma i was hopeing you'd join us for this one as wellThumbs Up [tup]Looking forward to seeing those Bathurst machines.............

Speaking of Kiwi's why don't we make the next GB after this an ANZAC GB,there's a nice P-40 in RNZAF i would't mind doing.......
Jules.........
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 26, 2004 3:20 AM
I missed the last GB and it look like a lot of fun so count me in this one , I will be doing the P-40N warhawk'white tail' 78 FS RAAF from hasegawa 1/72..

cheers mike
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Posted by darson on Friday, November 26, 2004 3:27 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by j.s.harrison

Speaking of Kiwi's why don't we make the next GB after this an ANZAC GB,there's a nice P-40 in RNZAF i would't mind doing.......
Jules.........


I certainly don't have any issue with that. I would be great to do an ANZAC GB in 2006.

Darren
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Posted by Bandha Boy on Friday, November 26, 2004 3:38 AM
I''m jumping in. Currently researching the Mirage & found that the IIIO had a stretched fuselage apart from other cosmetic mods, so that rules out converting the IIIC kit on the shelf. I've just ordered the Hiplanes BAE Hawk kit , so that'll be the one assuming the kit fits the bill.

Other considerations, a Spit, this can wait. as I've got a Bf109 waiting - I like a bit of variety. My grandfather flew a Camel in the big one, so I don't want to tackle that until I feel I can do something special with it.

Carl
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 26, 2004 3:39 AM
Mike great to have you with us this yearThumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup] your Warhawk is that the one that was flown by AthertonQuestion [?]

Darson yeah i kinda like the idea, Australia and New Zealand have shared many a battlefeild over the years.....
The tag would be easy to do as well, an Aussie flag on one side and a Kiwi one on the other with a poppy in the middle..........
Cheers Jules.....Thumbs Up [tup]

OH Yeah BTW South was asking about possible finish dates fir this Gb, i was thinking around the 31st of July, that'll give us just over 6 months......
What do you blokes reckonQuestion [?]
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Posted by pingtang on Friday, November 26, 2004 7:13 AM
I'm definitely in on this one. Put me down for a RAN A-4 Skyhawk, I've been meaning to do one for ages so this will be a good excuse. And for the ANZAC build I'll do an RNZAF one (I love Skyhawks). I've got heaps of time to get a kit too, which is good on my limited budget.
-Daniel
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Posted by Anonymous on Friday, November 26, 2004 8:05 AM
j.s.harrison
QUOTE: Mike great to have you with us this year your Warhawk is that the one that was flown by Atherton

No its not the "Cleopatra III", Wing Commander G. Atherton, 80 Sqn RAAF , I will be get the decals for his plane though , he may have flow this aircraft , the decals show 2 types ADF.Serial A29-572 and A29-574 I would like to try and find out who flew these planes..I've tryed searching the net for any info on these aircraft and what I have found is as follows , the first type is ADF.Serial A29-572 ; A/c.Type P-40N-15 ; USAF.Serial 42-106377 ; Delivered 11/43 served with 75, 78 and 80 Sqns; crashed on take-off Wama airstrip, Morotai 1/45; was coded HU-P with 78 Sqn; nose art was "Watch My Form" with a naked lady sitting down, which was transferred to another a/c after its crash. and the second type is ADF.Serial A29-574 ; A/c.Type P-40N-15 ; USAF.Serial 42-106380 Delivered 11/43 served with 75 and 78 Sqns; burnt at Tarakan 12/45.still trying to find out more info , if anyone knows anything else your help would be appreciated..heres a pic of the box..


cheers mike


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Posted by madmike on Friday, November 26, 2004 4:14 PM
Mike

Glad to see you join this GB!

This will fit in well for the club's April Aussie "out of subject" competition!

Put my vote down for an ANZAC GB for 2006, I can do a Kiwi Skyhawk!

cheers

Mike
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Posted by tho9900 on Friday, November 26, 2004 4:24 PM
well I thought I had my craft.. I've got a T-6 SNJ waiting to be built and thought I found Aussie markings for it but they are 1/72 and the model is 1/48... so back to the drawing board... I was looking forward to building that as RAAF too!
---Tom--- O' brave new world, That has such people in it!
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Posted by Bandha Boy on Friday, November 26, 2004 10:01 PM
Mike - In the latest issue of Aero Australia (Issue 4) there's a pic of this machine. There's also an article on Atherton with a few pics of his Cleo.

For those still looking for a subject, this issue might be a help. It has a feature on RAAF fighters of WWII and another on modelling Oz airliners.

Carl
Carl
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Posted by tweety1 on Friday, November 26, 2004 11:24 PM
Well, naturally I'm in.
And a 6 month building window is sensational.

I'll be looking at doing the Vampire, kinda love the look of that ugly duckling.
And might check out a biplane of some sort.

This is gonne be alot easier than my first effort, unless I can find a resin kit somewhere.................
--Sean-- If you are driving at the speed of light and you turn on the headlights, what happens???
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:15 AM
Looks like were all off and running, just gotta decide whether i do another Spit or whether or not to take on the SabreConfused [%-)]Tongue [:P]
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Posted by South Aussie on Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:15 AM
Thanks to all those that have replied and welcome to the group build, looks like once again it could be a good one.

Tom (tho9000): Sign - Welcome [#welcome] to wild and wonderful world of mad Aussie modellers, keep looking for your subject, I sure that you will find one. Also remember there are people here that will help you, all you have to do is ask.

Jules: I think your idea of a six month period for the group is a good one and if it is planed right we could maybe go ahead with the ANZAC group build during the second half of this year.
Wayne I enjoy getting older, especially when I consider the alternative.
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:37 AM
Sounds like a good plan to me SouthThumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]Thumbs Up [tup]
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Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, November 27, 2004 1:40 AM
Bandha Boy
QUOTE: Mike - In the latest issue of Aero Australia (Issue 4) there's a pic of this machine. There's also an article on Atherton with a few pics of his Cleo


I just picked up the mag from my local shop thanks for the heads up on the article , there's a great pic of the P-40N kittyhawk (WATCH MY FORM) on noemfoor island in 1944 before it crashed in 1945 but it doesn't say who the pilot was when it crashed.(decals supplied with kit).

I have ordered the decals for Wing Commander G. Atherton "Cleopatra III",P-40 so when I get it , I'll decide which decals to use , the ones in the box or the ones ordered..see what happens.

QUOTE: This will fit in well for the club's April Aussie "out of subject" competition!

good point madmike.

QUOTE: Speaking of Kiwi's why don't we make the next GB after this an ANZAC GB,there's a nice P-40 in RNZAF i would't mind doing.......
Jules.........

ANZAC GB sound great.

cheers mike


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Posted by tweety1 on Saturday, November 27, 2004 10:48 AM
Hmmmm, 6 month Aussie GB, and then a 6 minth ANZAC GB.

That would make for an interesting year of builds IMHO!

Especially with the ANZAC build, imagine the different builds that would roll off the benches.

Fantastic idea I say.
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Posted by madmike on Sunday, November 28, 2004 1:41 AM
I like it!

Give me good reason to do a RNZAF A-4 Skyhawk anyways!

cheers

Mike
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Posted by nicholma on Sunday, November 28, 2004 2:01 AM
I'll double vote for an ANZAC GB - The RNZAF Skyhawk is my choice too.
Kia ora, Mark "Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas"
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Posted by darson on Sunday, November 28, 2004 11:38 PM
QUOTE: Originally posted by South Aussie
Jules: I think your idea of a six month period for the group is a good one and if it is planed right we could maybe go ahead with the ANZAC group build during the second half of this year.


Oh well, there goes 2005!

Let's see, so far we have the Battle of Britain GB, the Aussie GB, Jules's Nth African GB & the ANZAC GB.Tongue [:P]

Sounds like fun to me.

Darren
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Posted by tweety1 on Monday, November 29, 2004 1:31 AM
QUOTE: Originally posted by darson

QUOTE: Originally posted by South Aussie
Jules: I think your idea of a six month period for the group is a good one and if it is planed right we could maybe go ahead with the ANZAC group build during the second half of this year.


Oh well, there goes 2005!

Let's see, so far we have the Battle of Britain GB, the Aussie GB, Jules's Nth African GB & the ANZAC GB.Tongue [:P]

Sounds like fun to me.

Darren


Well, I'm hanging for the BoB GB, and the Nth African GB the most.
Purely cause of the 109 scheme's I can play with.
--Sean-- If you are driving at the speed of light and you turn on the headlights, what happens???
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Posted by madmike on Monday, November 29, 2004 2:41 AM
and I have half a dozen ARC GB's to participate in as well!!

cheers

Mike
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Posted by harvs73 on Monday, November 29, 2004 3:19 AM
I thought Australia had adopted NZ as our 8th state? Big Smile [:D] So technically a RNZAF Avenger or Corsair would be ok for the aussie GB.

Dave Harvey

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