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OFFICIAL:1st Generation Jet Fighters Campaign
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 04:52 AM UTC
Welcome to the 1st Generation Jet Fighters Campaign!

The campaign will run from December 1, 2014 through June 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 early jet fighter builds! On with the show!

Michael
CmdrCody
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 06:14 PM UTC
I guess I'll go first. Been waiting for this one to kick off fo a while now, ready to get started. Using the Czech Model 1/48 North American FJ-1 Fury along with Area 53 decals.

Nito74
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 10:48 PM UTC
Thanks Michael for setting up the thread.
anyway, here's my build:





supergrobi
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Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 06:47 PM UTC
Hi everybody!

Time to start my first campaign and look to start that thing with the pictures and so on... The intended kit failed, because of the amount of work, which is necessary to avoid the see-through in the engine-compartment (Revell Ho-229), that's why I changed to that one:



This one should help to satisfy my enthusiasm:



Cheers, Stefan
supergrobi
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Posted: Monday, December 01, 2014 - 08:26 PM UTC


I hope, that this now is works - don't know why the pictures in the first post were not to be seen. What I want to show is the Hobby Boss 1:72 F9F-3 with the enhancement of the Eduard photoetch. Just in the case...



And this one



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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 09:09 PM UTC
Thinking of digging this classic out of the stash for the campaign:

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I have a True Details cockpit for it to help out a bit.

Michael
Nito74
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - 09:13 PM UTC
Update,

As crude as an A-Model Kit, better plastic.
Detailing and fitting are...

Anyway photos,





tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 - 03:26 AM UTC
Hi!
This is my entry:-


The kit is low on detail and parts count so should not take long.
shorty53
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, December 06, 2014 - 04:33 PM UTC
Im in with a Trumpeter Vampire FB.MK5, Im sure it meets the criteria.



Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, December 07, 2014 - 02:18 PM UTC
This is what I will be building for the campaign I won't be adding any details I want to concentrate on the NMF.

Cheers Rob.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 08, 2014 - 01:45 AM UTC
Rob, nice kit and a good test bed for NMF. I have a Dehalviland Vampire for this campaign and see that the scheme with the upper in camo has an under side with NMF so I will be watching your progress to help me with mine.

Bob
Nito74
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Posted: Monday, December 08, 2014 - 02:26 AM UTC
Update,

Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 08, 2014 - 08:13 PM UTC
John, I am at work and the block will not let any photos come through so I will have to wait til I get home to veiw what youve done.

Bob
Bushioka
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 - 03:53 AM UTC
Thought I'd enter up something German for the campaign:


A HUMA-Modell 1/72 version of the Heinkel He-280, which comes with parts for every variation which existed of this cancelled project.
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 06:26 AM UTC
Low on cockpit details (no seat!) I have painted cockpit flat black and used a white crayon to highlight dials:-

Next up will be to glue halfs together.
Bink123
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 06:43 AM UTC
I do not model jet aircraft, but this particular group is very ineresting - all those swept wing fighters - cool. I won't be paricipating, but I will be watching.


Anybody doing a F-86, or a CF-100?
md72
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Posted: Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 07:21 AM UTC
Oh darn, Late already. Still planning on the Emhar F-94, I think it's the C model. I'll have to dig it out and get pics when I get home.
tinbanger
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 06:09 AM UTC
Glued the wings on with the aid of a Lego jig:-

md72
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 08:32 AM UTC
Richard, been there done that. Had to buy my own Legos and hide them from my grandson.
tinbanger
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 05:19 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Richard, been there done that. Had to buy my own Legos and hide them from my grandson.


I have to hide mine from my grand daughter
TankSGT
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 01:35 AM UTC
Here is my entry the Hasagawa F86D in 1/72nd scale. This will be by second attempt at a bare metal finish. I also have 2 other group builds going so I want to get back into planes on an easy kit.


Tom
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 08:03 PM UTC
Thomas, nice choice it is a good kit of a really good looking airplane. I need to clean off my work area and start my Vampire.

Bob
TankSGT
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:36 PM UTC
Bob you will have to let me know how the Vampire builds. I have seen some issues in reviews. I have been eyeing that kit I always thought it was an odd but interesting looking jet, as are a lot of British aircraft. I guess they all can't be Spitfires.

Tom
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 10:54 PM UTC
Richard,
I like that white crayon idea. That looks good. Would white pencil have more control? Probably not heavy enough though. Is it safe to say you found a seat? Or did the pilot sit on his parachute pack in lieu of one?
I like the secret lego stash too! ha ha.
-Sean H.
md72
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Posted: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:07 PM UTC
Bob, which Vampire are you doing? FWIW, I'm mostly thru with the Airfix 1/72 T-10? trainer. Sadly it got packed up and hasn't seen the light of day in months. It wasn't too big a problem, worst was the booms to wings joints.