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OFFICIAL: Overshadowed Fighters of WWII
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:09 AM UTC
Welcome to the Overshadowed Fighters of WWII Campaign!

The campaign will run from October 1, 2014 through April 1, 2015.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some great builds of the lesser known fighters of World War II!

Michael
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 11:46 AM UTC
Looking forward to this one. I'm planning on a Toyo P-63, Never built a kit from this copany or this plane before. Now if I can just find where I stashed the kit.
GreginOK
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 08:32 AM UTC

Not sure which one I should do, both were certainly overshadowed.




Greg
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 11:06 AM UTC
Either would be great, but the Fokker D.XXI, being Dutch and a Fokker, would be very good to have.

Either way, both are good choices.
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 11:11 AM UTC
Decisions, decisions......
After I finish my Fiat BR.20M for Big Bad Bombers I will start one of these.......

I am thinking the Macchi 205 Veltro since I want to kind of do Smoke rings with my airbrush. Plus it actually was a very good fighter.

Scrodes
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 02:45 PM UTC
LOL - on the homepage the title gets cut off so it only reads Overshadowed fighters of WWI. That's going to kick subscription in the balls. Damn character limit.


I'm loving the idea for this campaign.
GreginOK
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 03:51 PM UTC
Jeff:

Are those all 1/48th?

Greg
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 04:52 PM UTC
No, The SAI Anbrosini 207 and the Imam Ro57 Romeo are 1/72.
I wish I had the Imam in 1/48! (still trying but only at the right price)....
I have not seen an Ambrosini in 1/48.....
GreginOK
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 12:49 AM UTC
Jeff:

Everyone of those could be a nice build. The little resin kit has got to be very tiny.

Greg
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 03:53 AM UTC
Greg,

It is very small
I think as it stands I will go with one of the Macchis and do the little Ambrosini as well.....

Jeff D
Merlin
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 06:06 AM UTC
Hi there

I think the important thing for me is to keep things simple to give myself the best chance of actually finishing something for a change! I spotted Finemold's 1:48 Reppu sat on one side, so I think I'll go with that:



All the best

Rowan
GreginOK
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 10:58 AM UTC
Rowan:

Good choice, that is a nice looking airplane.

Greg
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 11:40 AM UTC
Here is my entry in this campaign:-


Bink123
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 12:18 PM UTC
very nice. the Gladiator is one of my all time favourites. I have three 1/48 scale Glads, one a prewar, one a Malta Glad and one South African.

I'm looking forward to see this Silver Wings model.
Bink123
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Posted: Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 04:47 AM UTC
My model will be of the Avia B.534 series III fighter.




It is the Eduard 1/48 scale Profipack kit. The model will be of a Slovak aircraft which participated in the NAZI invasion of Poland September 1939.

oraora
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Kuching, Malaysia
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Posted: Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 06:37 AM UTC
Hi,
I just enlist. I'll be building an Airfix 1/72nd Westland Whirlwind Mk.1.

Hope to have progress soon.
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, October 04, 2014 - 08:48 AM UTC
Hi again

Nice choice Richard - and great to have you with us Ken (I'd considered the Whirlwind in 1:48, but opted for an easy life! LOL!)

I've realised my Reppu will be an ideal try-out for some of the product samples that have been sat on my desk for a while (OK - too long! ) so if, now and again, my build may stray off the straight and narrow - that'll probably be the reason. I'll certainly try a few AK and Wilder products out - there's nothing like a public showcase...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 10:52 AM UTC
Just got back from my local hobby shop (CRM) and happened to pick up the Hasegawa Macchi c.202 for this campaign. Also picked up some decals, ultracast seat, wheels and exhausts. Will submit a pic tonight to show everything is new and unstarted...

Herky
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 - 03:11 AM UTC
Yeah Herky!

Forza Italia!

BTW Happy Columbus Day!
Bushioka
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 - 02:30 PM UTC
I happen to have a couple that could work for this campaign - Fine Mold's 1/48 Ki-61 Hien or a 1/72 Czechoslovak fighter I'd never heard of before.
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, October 13, 2014 - 05:32 PM UTC
Off on a start on my Tamiya Dewoitine D520.





The cockpit tub and fuselage interior base coated:

Merlin
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Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 07:40 AM UTC

Quoted Text

I happen to have a couple that could work for this campaign - Fine Mold's 1/48 Ki-61 Hien...



Hi Martyn

I've just been wondering if I should try to find time to tackle RS Models' new Ki-61II Kai or Fokker D.XXIII for the campaign by way of reviewing them.

All the best

Rowan
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 10:37 PM UTC
I am in. not sure with what yet, but there are plenty of opportunities in the stash.

More to follow
Bushioka
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Posted: Friday, October 17, 2014 - 03:40 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

I happen to have a couple that could work for this campaign - Fine Mold's 1/48 Ki-61 Hien...



Hi Martyn

I've just been wondering if I should try to find time to tackle RS Models' new Ki-61II Kai or Fokker D.XXIII for the campaign by way of reviewing them.

All the best

Rowan



I'd personally be happy to see any Fokker machines appear in this campaign! Also turned up a 1/48 Reggiane Falco by Smer Models, though I might end up turning my Ki-61 into a what-if for whatever purpose.
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 05:30 PM UTC
Here is what I have decided to go with.
The Macchi 205 and the little Ambrosini.