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OFFICIAL: Local Aerodrome Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 04:59 AM UTC
Welcome to the Local Aerodrome Campaign!

The campaign will run from August 1, 2015 through February 1, 2016.

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 interesting research and presentations here! On with the show!

Michael
noddy927
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 07:01 PM UTC
Goodie


Pete
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 09:13 PM UTC
I was born in Saffron Walden in Essex and spent the first 25 years living there before moving to Canada.
RAF Deben was close by (and also RAF Duxford).
I had spent many hours at Debden as an aircadet both at the shooting range which was the old aircraft gun pits and launching gliders by winch.
My first build for this campaign will be Capt Don Gentile's P-51B Mustang, 336FS,4th FG
My second build will be a Mk1 Hurricane of the 85 Sq which also flew from Debden.


Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 09:45 PM UTC
In keeping with my generally Civil tendencies, I'm going to choose as my local airfield Boundary Bay where I work, and my aircraft of choice shall be a Super Puma which is operated by a helicopter company which maintains some facilities there.
Here is a representative of one of the company's Super Pumas, this one in the UK:

And I shall use this Italeri Super Puma kit. It has all the parts necessary to make a Civil Super Puma.

I also have the Eduard Etch set to play with.
betheyn
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Posted: Friday, July 31, 2015 - 10:29 PM UTC
Yay my campaign is up and running. Thanks Michael.
Well I hope everyone has got a plan, and enjoy yourself whatever you build.
Well for my build I will be using Revells 1/32nd Spitfire IIa, along with Pavla and Eduard update sets. Mal has kindly given me a couple of sets of Miracle Masks to finish her off.

The markings will be of
Unit: 145 Sqn, RAF
Serial: SO-M (P8071)
Tangmere, Sussex, UK, March 1941.

Andy
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Posted: Saturday, August 01, 2015 - 08:26 PM UTC
This will be my entry, the Airfix Vampire T.11 finished as just coming out of the factory of DeHavilland at Hatfield, so, clean and with no squadron markings.



Sorry about the photo quality, taken with my iPod.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 08:56 PM UTC
Ive signed up, but will need some help with the civil a/c stuff.


Bob
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 09:31 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Ive signed up, but will need some help with the civil a/c stuff.


Bob



The Civil Mistress' "Civil Senses" are tingling
What help do you need?
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 10:41 PM UTC
Jessie, JClapp had peaked my interest in 1/144 airliners which I have not touched since the middle 1960's. I have just purchased several kits from that auction site and would like to pick the knowledge of those in the know re: which kits, decals, and where to go for photos and in one case how to fix the warp in the wings of a 727 which came bagged, but with out instructions are the decals.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015 - 11:26 PM UTC
Bob for photos go to http://m.airliners.net they don't just have civil stuff.
Jessie_C
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 12:56 AM UTC

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Jessie, JClapp had peaked my interest in 1/144 airliners which I have not touched since the middle 1960's. I have just purchased several kits from that auction site and would like to pick the knowledge of those in the know re: which kits, decals, and where to go for photos and in one case how to fix the warp in the wings of a 727 which came bagged, but with out instructions are the decals.

Bob



Fixing warped wings is often a matter of gluing slowly in stages while holding them pressed under heavy weights to straighten them out. In extreme cases some just-boiled water can make them soft enough to bend back into shape. Let me know which kits and I can suggest decal schemes if you haven't got decals for them.
Draw Decals, 2 6 Decal, F-DCAL and Flying Colors are some of the ususl suspects to turn for when you want aftermarket schemes
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 01:39 AM UTC
Until I can see the top of my workspace, I'll have to watch this campaign. Give me a few months to organize.
Already a wide variety getting going here-- heavy on the English so far.
-Sean H.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 01:47 AM UTC

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Bob for photos go to http://m.airliners.net they don't just have civil stuff.



@Luciano, thanks for the link I will take a look tonight when I get home.

@Jessi: i will post a photo of the 727 kit to see if you are able to recognize what the maker is.



Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, August 04, 2015 - 04:33 PM UTC
If anyone lives near Perth/Dundee I have a great idea for a dio





Took these last Sunday at Errol Airfield.Alas I am doing EDI airport as it is my local.

Pete
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 01:45 AM UTC
Hi all,
I have had to change up my entry a bit from what I originally planned. I was intending to build a Typhoon base at RAF Fairlop, but I was unable to find any decals for a fairlop based Typhoon in the correct scale (the tiffy kit I have in the stash is 1:72, closest I could find was 1:48) so I have altered my entry - I will now be building a Mk IX Spitfire with markings to represent a machine that flew from RAF Hornchurch instead as Hornchurch is about a 5-10 minute drive in the opposite direction from Fairlop, so still pretty local, and I have been able to dig out a kit for which I can easily obtain the correct markings.

The backup victim is a 1:48 scale Spitfire Mk IXe from Hasegawa






The decals are on order so should be here in a week or two, even so, this may be a slow burner as I have gone a tad campaign crazy recently and have 2 builds on the bench at the minute plus many more planned

Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2015 - 08:11 AM UTC
Jessie, no photo yet but inside of the 727 wing it states:
C.P.G. PRODUCTS CORPORATION 1982.


bob
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Posted: Sunday, August 09, 2015 - 03:40 AM UTC
Wikipedia says that CPG Products Corporation was MPC, and since MPC reboxed Airfix kits, that's likely the Airfix 727 you've got. See my posts in the Airfix campaign thread on how to deal with this model
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, August 14, 2015 - 09:23 PM UTC
Ok made a start on my Vampire T.11 and it is now at the stage ready for paint.

This will be finished as a factory fresh machine coming off the production line at Hatfield my local airfield, the home of DeHaviland.




noddy927
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 12:04 PM UTC
Nice Luciano


Pete
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 05:14 PM UTC
So, I got some goodies in the post a couple of days ago, meaning that my Hornchurch spitfire build is now ready to go!

Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 07:10 PM UTC
Well paint has reached plastic, base coat is on.

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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 01:26 AM UTC
Hi fellow modellers.
I'm in with a Hurricane Mk.I 1/48th Airfix kit. I am using Xtradecal for Flt. Lt. Ian Gleed, flying out of my local aerodrome Exeter, Devon. He was stationed here with No 87 squadron during August 1940.





I was going to do it for the Battle of Britain campaign but this seemed a better option.

happy modelling all
Martin
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Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 11:34 AM UTC
Superb work Lucky, and quick too.
Welcome aboard Martin, looking forward to your build.
Well my 1/32nd Spitfire has started, I will upload some pics when I get the cockpit done.
Andy :-)
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Posted: Saturday, August 29, 2015 - 06:49 AM UTC
Joining in. Will use the Niagara District Airport. I am going to build a Learjet, not sure what livery I will use.
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Posted: Friday, September 04, 2015 - 11:49 PM UTC
I'm happy to see some new faces joining in, we should have a nice mix of aircraft.
Well my build has finally got off the ground, well out of the box and onto my desk.
I started with the cockpit, and added the resin Pavla sidewalls, and metal type seat (yes I know that would probably be fitted with the red plastic seats, but the Revell one is horrible and the Pavla offering does look better). The Eduard seat once folded and bent to shape is a bit wider then the Pavla seat, which I found out when adding the back cushion and had too cut it down.
The rudder pedals are Eduard along with the instrument panel, and harness.
I used Xtracrylix's interior green and a couple of washes of burnt sienna to finish it off.
Next up is attaching the outstanding parts to the cockpit sidewalls in the upper fuselage sides, and adding the tail wheel before closing her up.


All comments welcome.
Andy