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RAF Centenary & 1918 Centenery; Possible and Obvious group builds
Topic Started: Jun 13 2018, 01:13 PM (278 Views)
Marklo
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Two really really obvious ones that we might have missed.

April the first was the centenary of the formation of the RAF and November 11 will be the centenary of the end of WWI.

Looking at the previous group builds neither have been done in a while. Granted I'm going to find it easy to do both with my current lineup of builds, but both would afford a very diverse range of builds.
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ARC-170 1/8something scale
Mk IV Heavy Tank 1:72

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A7V Scratchbuild /Saint Chamond Scratchbuild
Airfix ME 109 /HE51 Floatplane/Mig 21/Scratchbuilt 1913 Depredussin racer
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Prenton
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I would be happy to assent to an RAF Centenary Group Build.

Philip
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Marklo
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Having recently acquired this (€3 off ebay), this would be my primary inspiration, plenty of very quirky interwar types (I'm veering towards a Gloster Gamecock)
On the Bench:-
Sopwith Pup scratchbuild 1:48
ARC-170 1/8something scale
Mk IV Heavy Tank 1:72

Finished Builds:
A7V Scratchbuild /Saint Chamond Scratchbuild
Airfix ME 109 /HE51 Floatplane/Mig 21/Scratchbuilt 1913 Depredussin racer
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Manxman
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Hi, do you want to give everyone some more details on what you thinking that can be included or excluded, potential start and finish dates (within the new guidelines).

The more information we have the easier the decision will be for people to second the proposal or not. Under the new guidelines there is no quarterly voting any more, if you get enough seconds the GB goes ahead.
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Marklo
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I suppose the RAF one would be the easier one to define. Any aircraft type in service with the RAF between 1st April 1918 and the 1st April 2018. So for example RFC and RNAS schemes would be out but foreign machines (like the Chinook, the mustang or the B17) would be in provided they were in RAF colours.

So for example my pup is out if I complete it in the RNAS scheme I'm planning as it would need to be in a post april 1918 scheme to qualify.

Ideally we'd have a good spread of types from each decade of the period. Eg 1920s Sopwith Snipe, 1930's Wellesley, 1940's Spitfires etc 1950's Vampires 1960's V bombers Lightnings etc, 1970's Tornado, 1980's ? 200's the Eurofighter etc etc.There are literally hundreds of types.

The WWI one has the potential to be much more diverse, so might not be that good. I was thinking of the many late war types that either barely saw service or were a little too late. e.g. The Mk IX tank, the Sopwith Snipe, the Martinsyde Buzzard, the Siemens Shuckert DII/IV the K-Wagen etc Otherwise I'd suggest any late war type e.g. the Fokker DVII or the DH4 etc.

Again a vast range of types to choose from.





Edited by Marklo, Jun 14 2018, 01:11 PM.
On the Bench:-
Sopwith Pup scratchbuild 1:48
ARC-170 1/8something scale
Mk IV Heavy Tank 1:72

Finished Builds:
A7V Scratchbuild /Saint Chamond Scratchbuild
Airfix ME 109 /HE51 Floatplane/Mig 21/Scratchbuilt 1913 Depredussin racer
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Prenton
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I am still happy with that RAF proposal. Count me in as an assenter. (I have lots of RAF kits on hand, all WW2 in era, though)

Philip
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Joseph M

I'm in as the stash mainly covers 1918 up to about 1939.
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Joe M

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Edited by Joseph M, Jun 14 2018, 11:31 PM.
On the bench in order of nearest to completion;
A Model 1/72 Spad A.2 Finished 24/4/18
A Z Models 1/72 Morane "WR". (Schneider race entry from 1914).
K P Models 1/72 Avia BH-3
Mark 1 Models 1/144 Gloster Gladiator
SRAM Models 1/144 SIA 7-B (Resin)
Valom Models 1144 A pair of Sopwith Pups
MSD Models 1/72 Vickers Vimy 66 Commercial
Glencoe Models 1/81 Curtiss Condor
Revell 1/72 Fokker D.VII conversion to a two seater
Curtiss Condor (added 24/4/18) 1/81
Ansaldo S.V.A 9 (added 24/4/18)

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fs2005
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Another RAF group build vote here .
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Dermot
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Mark if you wanted to include them in your GB proposal, there's also these two branches of the RAF that offer model builds for those who like ships and armour respectively

RAF Marine Branch

RAF Regiment

Just a thought....

Dermot
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Mick_Keenan

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Jun 15 2018, 01:39 PM
Mark if you wanted to include them in your GB proposal, there's also these two branches of the RAF that offer model builds for those who like ships and armour respectively

RAF Marine Branch

RAF Regiment

Just a thought....

Dermot
Hahahahaha! I was just going to mention the RAF Regiment, although I have a nice jet that I build for this.
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Marklo
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I'm easy. Broadens the range a little. Adds some interesting floatplanes (although after the HE51 I'm done with them, it just looks ridiculously tall next to my Me109E, sigh)
Edited by Marklo, Jun 15 2018, 02:46 PM.
On the Bench:-
Sopwith Pup scratchbuild 1:48
ARC-170 1/8something scale
Mk IV Heavy Tank 1:72

Finished Builds:
A7V Scratchbuild /Saint Chamond Scratchbuild
Airfix ME 109 /HE51 Floatplane/Mig 21/Scratchbuilt 1913 Depredussin racer
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Graham
You can add my vote to this proposal.

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Maurice

You got my vote.
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Marklo
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That makes eight by my count :) for the RAF Build so I think we should go ahead and do it. I've already got a 1:48 Hawker Hart on the way off ebay (I was hedging as I also ordered a 1/48 Siemens Schukert :) ) I have a few kits in my stash that would fit the bill and I really want to complete my DH4 by then so that makes at least two for the build.

I'd suggest we run for 6 months starting around the 1st of July and ending the 23rd of December. Any aircraft (of vehicle), British or otherwise in service with the RAF between April the 1st 1918 and April the 1st 2018, no RFC, no RNAS, no FAA.
On the Bench:-
Sopwith Pup scratchbuild 1:48
ARC-170 1/8something scale
Mk IV Heavy Tank 1:72

Finished Builds:
A7V Scratchbuild /Saint Chamond Scratchbuild
Airfix ME 109 /HE51 Floatplane/Mig 21/Scratchbuilt 1913 Depredussin racer
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Manxman
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Mark, sorry you only have 5 definite seconds from what I can see at present and you need 9 for it to be accepted.

Dermot, Mick are you both giving your second to this, and is anyone else interested in giving this the nod?
Pete

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Marklo
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Did I say Hart, I meant Fury (basically the same thing but a single seater) I also ordered some baremetal foil for the cowling, looking forward to this.

OOps my bad on the count. I was counting my own vote too :) as well. Have to curb my enthusiasm.
Edited by Marklo, Jun 18 2018, 08:34 AM.
On the Bench:-
Sopwith Pup scratchbuild 1:48
ARC-170 1/8something scale
Mk IV Heavy Tank 1:72

Finished Builds:
A7V Scratchbuild /Saint Chamond Scratchbuild
Airfix ME 109 /HE51 Floatplane/Mig 21/Scratchbuilt 1913 Depredussin racer
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Manxman
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That not a problem Mark, it the new rules we trying out so will take a while for people to get use to them but the good thing is that there is no deadline on when people can second so you can still gather the last 4 and just adjust dates if necessary.
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Manxman
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That not a problem Mark, it the new rules we trying out so will take a while for people to get use to them but the good thing is that there is no deadline on when people can second so you can still gather the last 4 and just adjust dates if necessary.
Pete

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Mick_Keenan

Yes, I would give this my vote.
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Currently on the Bench:
Bandai Incom T-65 X-Wing ON HOLD
Soviet T-34-76, Kursk 1943


Current GB Build:
Phaeton Class v2 Jumpship (Sci-Fi GB)

Recently Finished:
Completed builds 2018
Completed builds 2017
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Prenton
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Lads - have a look at the new rules. There is plenty of time to get the necessary number of assenters, since the next start date would be September 1st.

Philip
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