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OFFICIAL: Battle of Britain 75 Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 04:16 AM UTC
Welcome to the Battle of Britain 75 Campaign!

The campaign will run from April 1, 2015 through October 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 models honoring the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 07:54 PM UTC
I'm in withe the new Airfix 1/72 Dornier 17z.
I'll be taking the kit from the recently released Dogfight Double set which includes the new BP Defaint. A great set that represents good value for money given the rrp of the individual kits and the included extras.


The Defiant comes individually bagged, as does the stand and acrylic paints and brushes. I can't see these paints being enough to finish both kits but I suppose it gets the targeted audience (kids and first time modelers) back to buy the bigger pots.

And the Dornier.

Full colour painting instructions are provided which are big improvement over the old black and white drawings.

A few extras I'll be using. Peewits canopy masks, I'm eager to see how these work compared with Eduards and a some figures from Preiser. This set includes a bomber crew being briefed before take off so planning on building a small diorama from it.


Now, the really cool thing about this kit is the included markings. The Dornier is finished in the markings of the one recovered from Goodwin Sands a few years ago and the Defiant is the aircraft that shot it down. A great idea I think.
If I have time I'll also build the Defiant.

Stephen
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 09:31 PM UTC
Airfix 1/24 Hurricane is ready to go on the production line - just got to complete the Revell 1/32 Mossie first.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 11:37 PM UTC
Dave, just those two planes must take up a lot of real estate!
-Sean H. (building in meager 1/72 )
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 08:16 AM UTC
Here will be my entry.
Yes I plan to try and fix the banana shape and scratch some type of interior.
I will decide on markings along the way.....Probably something from KG76
magnusf
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 - 11:01 AM UTC
Stephen! I'll do the Defiant from that same combo ! Just to make sure that we have a representative of that unloved but very cool fighter!



Magnus
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 02:24 PM UTC
Starting photo of the Hurricane :



More later when it's unpacked and started!
DaveCox
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Posted: Friday, April 03, 2015 - 04:11 PM UTC
'Pit done, fuselage assembly next.
Seat harness is just a couple of strips of painted tape, just so that it looks as if something's there.

BoiseBlade
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 01:37 AM UTC
WOW Dave!

You just jumped right in.
The interior is looking great.

Way to start us all off!

Jeff D
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 08:43 AM UTC
Nice work Dave! I was thinking about doing this kit but now that you've started, not so sure.

Anyone have any idea when the new Airfix 1/48 Hurri and Spit will be out?

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 10:49 AM UTC
Hi Michael

it is just out at Hannants and I bought one for this campaign

all the best

Steffen
P.S: the Spit I is on the market since a few weeks
noddy927
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 12:00 PM UTC
Plan to start my Mess. Emil 1/24 shortly.

Pete
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 12:06 PM UTC
Hi Michael

Just because I'm doing this Hurri, no reason you can't as well. Be careful though 'cos the moulds are shot. I left the engine out because the bearers are warped, the lower wing is warped one way and the wheel wells the other.......nearly as much flash as parts. If I hadn't got this one dirt cheap I'd be well p*ssed off.

The new 1/48 Spit and Hurri are supposed to be cracking kits, so probably a good way to go!
DaveCox
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Posted: Saturday, April 04, 2015 - 06:55 PM UTC
Progress so far - after a night with clamps holding the wheel bay in place (see previous post!), main assembly is done. Painting tomorrow.
I know I get comments on the speed at which I work, but I've had three days of being able to model 6-7 hours a day. Modern glues and acrylic paints have really speeded things up too.

BoiseBlade
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 01:10 AM UTC
Dave,

I can only dream of days when I get that much time to work on kits during the day.
I think I will probably not start mine in earnest till I complete my Vac Build.

Looking good keep up the great work!
DaveCox
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 08:24 PM UTC
Finished 1/24 Airfix Hurricane. All brush painted, and apart from some of the detail I used the small pots that came with the kit.



magnusf
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 09:19 PM UTC
One hefty piece of Hurricane you've got there Dave . You're without doubt our first finisher around, myself have hardly looked at the plastic yet !



Magnus
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 11:35 PM UTC
Quick question here... despite the abundance of possibilities to build a documented BoB Emil, I have an old love for a late 1939 specimen, based on a lifelike sheet.
Now, I have no evidence that this particular AC got involved in channel action, but it is virtually indistinguishable from other early BoB Emils (high 65 scheme with 02/71 splinter uppersurfaces). Can I go with it?

Thanks
Pedro
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, April 05, 2015 - 11:57 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Quick question here... despite the abundance of possibilities to build a documented BoB Emil, I have an old love for a late 1939 specimen, based on a lifelike sheet.
Now, I have no evidence that this particular AC got involved in channel action, but it is virtually indistinguishable from other early BoB Emils (high 65 scheme with 02/71 splinter uppersurfaces). Can I go with it?

Thanks
Pedro



Pedro,

If the camo scheme is BoB and the unit was involved in the BoB, I'm not going to get too picky.

Michael
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 12:06 AM UTC
Thanks Captain! I'll be getting my hands on the Airfix Kit asap

Cheers
Pedro
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Posted: Monday, April 06, 2015 - 02:13 PM UTC
Fast build, Dave. Looks nice.

I have not even decided on my build yet, but probbly a Me 109 of some kind. No idea of the scale yet.
BoiseBlade
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Posted: Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - 02:13 AM UTC
Hi All,

Before I start my art work to print my decals I was wondering if anyone can help identify this AC if crashed in Britain during the BoB.

I like the 3/KG 76 emblem but I can not identify anything other than the K on the crash Image and not sure who did other image and where it is from.

So before I go to the Luftwaffe Forum I thought I'd ask here first.

It is either between doing one from this or 9/KG76 that I have identified in the BoB.

Mostly my choice is basically because I haven't seen to many 1/48 in this markings.

noddy927
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Posted: Wednesday, April 08, 2015 - 11:54 PM UTC
Here is my build


Engine is together, hope to do some more tonight



Pete
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 12:36 AM UTC
Peter! A true classic and for many of my age a dream kit ! Never got around to building it though and today my interest lays in the smaller scales!



Magnus
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 01:10 AM UTC
Nice one Peter! I've got an older version of the kit and would kind of like to do Wick's markings but all those tiny paint splotches make me nervous. Still, easier in 1/24 than 1/48 (or, God forbid, 1/72)!

Michael