Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Deacon on Mon 30 Jun 2014, 12:24 pm

I thought I had better get this posted as the start of the GB is tomorrow! :dizzy:

Rules
1). The Group Build runs from 1st July 2014 to 31st October 2014. It has been extended by a month as things like summer holidays and air shows get in the way during July and August. :yahoo:

2). Any armed forces aircraft that is wearing a special scheme may be entered, Tiger Meet, Display Teams and even anniversary types such as the F-4 retirement from the German Air Force. No "What If's".

3). Any scale is eligible but no "snap together" style kits.

4). This isn't an out-of-the-box only GB, so any aftermarket sets can be used, and you can scratch build details to your heart's content.

5). Post a thread of your build, showing shots of your progress (at least 3). If you can, share some tips with us that you think might be useful (to do with a specific technique or aspect of the kit for example).

6). Kits started before the beginning of the Group Build are allowed but no more than 20% complete - ask if you're unsure.

7). Post shots of your finished model in the gallery thread.

8). This is for fun - enjoy your own, and everyone else's modelling.

Cheers guys.

Alan
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Fumbles on Tue 01 Jul 2014, 1:28 pm

Nice..... I'll be all over this one. Not sure with what yet since I'm already on the road to RIAT. Currently in Ontario at the outlaws... I mean in laws :grin: Flying out to London tonight with an arrival to Gatwick in the AM. I know I have at least 7 kits to choose from for this build, but I'll have to see the stash when I get home.
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Deacon on Tue 01 Jul 2014, 7:19 pm

So, if 'm reading this right, you're not going to start on this until after your holiday?

No commitment, that's all I can say! :wink: :lol:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby DerekF on Tue 01 Jul 2014, 8:41 pm

Well I still have these two which might be OK?

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I also have this one which includes the decal sheet from hell!

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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Deacon on Tue 01 Jul 2014, 9:36 pm

I'll be nice and vote for the Hawk. :biggrin:

Whatever you build, it will be great having you on board mate. :smile:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby iaint on Tue 01 Jul 2014, 10:22 pm

Very tempted to join this one, the 'extended' time-frame will suit me a little better...

My choice will be from the selection below:

Revell Monogram 1/48 Su-25 with Czech special from Boscombe Down '92
Academy 1/48 F-16 Thunderbird
Academy 1/48 T-50 Black Eagle
FREMS 1/48 MB339 Frecce Tricolori
Hasegawa 1/48 Phantom Alcock and Brown

Not sure that's the full selection or not, and I can't check as they are in the loft...

I'm looking at the Thunderbird F-16 as I see it being a more straightforward build (I hope) :ninja:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Deacon on Wed 02 Jul 2014, 5:11 am

My vote (not that you are asking, would be the Frecce Tricolori. :smile:

But then I'm just glad you're joining us on this one. :up:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby globemaster50 on Sun 06 Jul 2014, 9:05 pm

Am I permitted to build the same scheme as someone else but in a different scale? Derek F could be building a 1:32 Red Arrows hawk. I was thinking of doing a 1:72 Reds hawk with a Reds knat on some sort of anniversary stand thing. Looking forward to this group build. Been trying to do one since the naval aviation one but been stuck doing Airfix Lynxes :lol:

David
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby SvB on Sat 12 Jul 2014, 9:44 am

I might join in with a T-33a flown by Dutch demo-team Whiskey Four in the 1960's. The Academy kit in 1/48 seems nice and quite straightforward.

I couldn't get the Mohawk OV-1c finished in time for the twin engine GB (sorry Alan) but will post pictures of the progress this weekend in the regular modelling thread.

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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Deacon on Sun 13 Jul 2014, 4:28 pm

SvB wrote:I might join in with a T-33a flown by Dutch demo-team Whiskey Four in the 1960's. The Academy kit in 1/48 seems nice and quite straightforward.

I couldn't get the Mohawk OV-1c finished in time for the twin engine GB (sorry Alan) but will post pictures of the progress this weekend in the regular modelling thread.

Sven


No need for the "sorry" mate, is just great to have you joining in when you can. :wink:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby FTS on Sun 03 Aug 2014, 8:07 pm

We need a gallery chaps
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby FTS on Tue 12 Aug 2014, 12:15 pm

FTS wrote:We need a gallery chaps


We still need a gallery :lol:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Fumbles on Tue 12 Aug 2014, 3:13 pm

Sorry about the delay guys... There is now a gallery. :oops:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Deacon on Fri 15 Aug 2014, 7:32 pm

Fumbles wrote:Sorry about the delay guys... There is now a gallery. :oops:


Thanks Rod. :up:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby FTS on Sun 17 Aug 2014, 7:58 pm

I'm going to bring some other builds to the GB but whilst looking at what to build I got thinking a bit more out of the box. Would schemes such as BBMFs PR.19 'The Last' be permitted along with aircraft such as The Red Barons Triplane? If not the i've got plenty on F-16s to choose from :lol:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Deacon on Sun 17 Aug 2014, 11:40 pm

FTS wrote:I'm going to bring some other builds to the GB but whilst looking at what to build I got thinking a bit more out of the box. Would schemes such as BBMFs PR.19 'The Last' be permitted along with aircraft such as The Red Barons Triplane? If not the i've got plenty on F-16s to choose from :lol:


I don't think the two schemes you mention quite fit in the idea behind this GB,
but nice ideas though. :smile:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby FTS on Mon 18 Aug 2014, 7:50 am

F-16s it is! :lol:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Fumbles on Sun 24 Aug 2014, 10:02 pm

Ok guys... I have a choice of two kits for the remaining time on this build. There is no way I would have enough time to build them both, so I'm going to leave the choice up to you....... I have a choice of Airfix's 1/72 scale Nimrod with aftermarket decals celebrating XV229 Kinloss wing 1984 winning of the Fincastle Trophy or the Academy's 1/48 scale Australian F-111C with some photo-etch for the cockpit and marked in 131 Squadrons 30 years.
A couple of shots of what I have..... I'll leave the choice till Tuesday this week to see what you guys think I should build. :grin:

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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby SvB on Sun 24 Aug 2014, 10:21 pm

I would say the F-111.

Sven
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Deacon on Mon 25 Aug 2014, 5:08 pm

F-111 mate.
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby globemaster50 on Mon 25 Aug 2014, 8:20 pm

This F-111 is on my to do list if I can pick it up anywhere so would love to see how it builds.
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Fumbles on Tue 26 Aug 2014, 8:55 pm

Thanks guys... F-111 it is. :up:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Deacon on Mon 29 Sep 2014, 4:25 pm

Just a reminder guys that the GB is running for another month yet so time to get another build in, or finish one in my case! :oops: :grin:
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Deacon on Sun 26 Oct 2014, 9:48 am

This GB finishes midnight Friday guys.

Cheers

Deacon
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Re: Special Schemes GB - 1/7/14 to 31/10/14

Postby Deacon on Fri 31 Oct 2014, 7:49 am

Last day chaps.
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