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Group Build feeler: Reich Defenders V: Hunters of the Dark

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Group Build feeler: Reich Defenders V: Hunters of the Dark
Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Friday, April 4, 2014 3:44 AM


Reich Defenders V: Hunters in the Dark/of the Night/by Moonlight (title as yet undecided!)


Following on from RDIV: Strike From Above, the next proposed Reich Defenders Group Build will be on the theme of nightfighters, the neo-legendary Nachtjaegers of the Luftwaffe. The theme was discussed on the existing GB thread and this topic was the hands-down favourite, incorporating all night hunters used during the period 1942-45, being those responsible for defence of Germany against the gradually increasing Allied bomber offensive.


We have grey owls of all descriptions within this theme, including: Bf 109, Bf 110, Me-262, Fw 190, He-219, Ar-240, Ju-88, plus any of the various other permutations of aircraft into night-flying artillery mounts. Also welcome are nightfighter variants of types which had reached flying status, if not yet mass-production, such as the Do-335 and Ho-229.


Standard rules -- OOB or as much AM as you fancy, any scale, any make.

The only question is the start date. RDIV concluded officially at the end of February and some rest time to devote to our many other projects is always a good idea. In view of this, suggestions for the start-date include September/October, or through to January 1st 2015, with a full year for building.


Those who fancy the looks of this GB, please let me know and I'll work up a roster. Also let me know your preferences on start date, and we'll bring together what promises to be a fun and varied group build!


Cheers, Mike/Thunderbolt379

 

Interested builders/Nominated startdates/Projects:

  • Bish                              September-October                   He-219 1:72
  • SchattenSpartan           As above, or 2015                     Zokei-Mura 1:32 He-219
  • Bvallot                                                                             Eduard 1:48 Fw 190 A-6
  • Thunderbolt379(host)  Any                                             DML 1:48 Me-262B1a/U1
  • Tempestjohnny                                                               Dragon Ju-88 G-6
  • dflu78                                                                              ZM or Revell 1:32 He-219
  • Rambo                         Any                                             Dragon Messerschmitt Bf110D Nachtjager
  • Blackdog62                                                                     TBA
  • lawdog114                                                                       Pro Modeller 1:48 Ju-88 C-6
  • Sanderson_91                                                                TB
  • Silentbob33                                                                     Tamiya 1:48 He-219 A-7

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 4, 2014 4:10 AM

I would defiantly like to be in on this one. If it runs into the first half of next year, I should have no problem. My bench for this year is now completely full. So the later the better for me. I think Sept should work.

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Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Friday, April 4, 2014 6:55 AM

Welcome aboard -- will start a tally of members and their nominated start dates!

M/TB379

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, April 4, 2014 7:43 AM

I agree with Bish on the start date: Sept.-Oct. this year would be fine with me, but I'd prefer to start next year...

My entry would be that huge He 219 from Zoukei-Mura.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, April 4, 2014 7:47 AM

I noticed we don't have a badge yet. I could try to come up with one, but I won't make any promises...

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Posted by Thunderbolt379 on Friday, April 4, 2014 7:51 AM

Plenty of time for badges, SS, though I'd be most interested in anything you come up with!

M/TB379

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Posted by bvallot on Friday, April 4, 2014 7:52 AM

I'll jump on board.

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Tamiya F4U-1  Kenneth Walsh

 

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Posted by DiscoStu on Friday, April 4, 2014 9:27 AM

Question:  I just opened the box to the Great Wall FW-189 night fighter.  Would that be applicable to this GB?  If so I'd like to join.

"Ahh the Luftwaffe. The Washington Generals of the History Channel" -Homer Simpson

  

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, April 4, 2014 9:40 AM

It's a nightfighter, so I'm pretty sure it does qualify. I have one of those kits in my stash as well (the normal recon version though) so this is going to be very interesting for me to watch...

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 4, 2014 9:44 AM

Stu, I think the open box is ok, at least I hope so, all of my kits are opened as soon as I get them. Just resist the temptation to start putting it together. I will look forward to seeing that one.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, April 4, 2014 10:06 AM

I'm in starting with a Dragon Ju88G-6. I think I'm going to need to stock up on paint for this one

 

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Posted by dflu78 on Friday, April 4, 2014 1:22 PM

Sold. If it's going to be later in the year you can pencil me in for a 219. ZM or Revell yet to be determined...depends if I decide I want to make the ZM pop my first build from them.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, April 4, 2014 1:22 PM

Ooh, another 219!!! Welcome aboard!

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Posted by dflu78 on Friday, April 4, 2014 1:28 PM

Aww yisss. I really want to torture myself with that lattice camo. Just saw a decal set from EagleCals with one with a black underside. Sounds yummy.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 4, 2014 1:31 PM

SchattenSpartan

Ooh, another 219!!! Welcome aboard!

I think you can make that 3. I will probably do one of my 72nd ones, I want to practice that scheme on something smaller and cheaper before I risk the big Revell kit.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, April 4, 2014 1:36 PM

Count me in the time sounds good I will be building revell pro modler ME 410B -6/R-2 while typing this up I looked at the instructions and its surface radar anti shipping so is this  build qualified.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 4, 2014 1:42 PM

blackdog, I do believe the B-6 was intended as an anti shipping aircraft.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, April 4, 2014 3:11 PM

Ya it has the radar on the nose but is for surface detection.  I can always start scouting for a different on. That's the only radar kit I have for now.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 4, 2014 3:32 PM

I am not that familiar with the 410, so I just checked the general reference I've got and there doesn't seem to have been a NF version, they were mainly used against day bombers.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, April 4, 2014 3:37 PM

I was thinking about that black 219 as well, but it kinda like the one on top of the same decal sheet more:

  

That particular bird has one of the wings painted black and a small black area around the engine nacelle on the other one. Looks really nice if you ask me...

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 4, 2014 3:59 PM

Clemans, I can't find any difference between the A-0 and A-2 other than the 0 was a pre production type and the 2 was the first production series. It just depends on the Rustsatze kits carried.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, April 4, 2014 4:00 PM

I don't think I ever even seen a 410   before x-mas the ment version piped up for sale and I thought it was such a slick looking aircraft  my wife told me order it as part of x-mas.

I did some research on them it seems most was in the north attacking the channel and they was involved in the second mission attacking England I can remember the name it was when they started sending single night bomber over there. Didn't see much in the way of night air defence.

Shatenspartan.  That 219 looks really cool  I have always liked them.

I have bf-109t -2 that has that same paint scream. I'm always thinking about spraying that pattern.

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, April 4, 2014 4:07 PM

Bish: Thanks a lot! I think I'll still go with the A-0 paint scheme. The differently painted wings and crosses kinda grew on me and it sure is something different from both the normal scheme and the black/grey one. I won't use the decals though. Vinyl masks look like a more than acceptable replacement for such basic markings...

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, April 4, 2014 4:18 PM

Well, guess what: I jsut had a look at the instructions for my 219 and ZM supplies you with decals for the same color scheme! I'll probably end up ordering some maks for the crosses though...

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 4, 2014 4:26 PM

SchattenSpartan

Bish: Thanks a lot! I think I'll still go with the A-0 paint scheme. The differently painted wings and crosses kinda grew on me and it sure is something different from both the normal scheme and the black/grey one. I won't use the decals though. Vinyl masks look like a more than acceptable replacement for such basic markings...

Ye, that is rather a nice scheme. I have the 4 Dragon 72nd He 219's, one I am doing in an all black, one with the black undersides and I think one has that mixed underside, but I am not sure. But I will probably do the A-0 G9+FB which carried out the first operational sortie by a 219 and destroyed 5 Lancaster's.

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Posted by blackdog62 on Friday, April 4, 2014 4:32 PM

I ment the meng 1/48 me-410 pop up for sale..I have to start proof reading it looks like I'm talking toss from star wars.  :)

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 4, 2014 4:37 PM

o don't worry blackdog, if it wasn't for my spell checker, even I wouldn't understand my own posts.

failing that for this GB, that would make a nice WiP thread. Don't often see a 410 or a Meng kit.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by dflu78 on Friday, April 4, 2014 4:50 PM

SchattenSpartan

Bish: Thanks a lot! I think I'll still go with the A-0 paint scheme. The differently painted wings and crosses kinda grew on me and it sure is something different from both the normal scheme and the black/grey one. I won't use the decals though. Vinyl masks look like a more than acceptable replacement for such basic markings...

I hadn't noticed that the A-0 version had a black wing. That sure makes it unique. I don't think you can go wrong with that scheme. Now I'm really liking it haha...but if we are both going to be building the same kit for this I'm not going to steal your scheme.

Vinyl mask are pretty much a must for me these days...do you know of anyone making 219 sets of the shelf? May have to order some customs from Joe at Scale Precision.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, April 4, 2014 4:54 PM

I have never come across any masks for markings, where do you guys get those from. I wouldn't mind trying those, especially in the larger scale.

I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Friday, April 4, 2014 5:01 PM

5 Lancs? That's pretty impressive for one single sortie!

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