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OFFICIAL: China-Burma-India Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 08:32 AM GMT+7
Welcome to the China-Burma-India Campaign!

The campaign will run from December 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017.

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 builds from the "forgotten theater" of WWII!

Michael
PeeJay74
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 10:29 AM GMT+7
Accurate Miniatures 1:48 P-51A Mustang

I have had the AM P-51A in the stash for a while now trying to come up with an excuse to build her. Here is my entrant for the CBI Campaign:



AM's P-51's are some of my favorite kits; easy to build, accurate, and lots of options for detailing. I am going to go with either "Carol's Daddy" from the 1st ACG or maybe "Mrs. Virginia" from Hailakanda. I have built a few of AM's Mustangs now so for this one I thought I'd throw everything I could think of at it. I am going to add an engine set, resin cockpit, control surfaces, bazooka tubes, and maybe gun bays. It should be fun!



Lots of goodies! I may get started tomorrow, we'll have to see how the paint work goes on my Ho 229.
d6mst0
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 12:10 PM GMT+7
Williams 1/72 B-10 The Eclipsed Marvel

This will be OOB build painted and decal for 30th Bombing Battalion, Chinese Air Force.



Picked this one as there are only two Sprues and seeing how I only been building ships and armor I thought I should start lite with my first plane.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 01:02 PM GMT+7
Nice one Paul, I may be doing that very kit myself, only in 1/32. I think the HobbyCraft kit is clearly a scale-up of Accurate Miniatures.

Mark, a very cool choice. But be careful, Williams Bros. do very interesting kits, but the fit generally leaves something to be desired.

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 03:18 PM GMT+7


Here's the kit I'll be building in a SEAC scheme.
SpeedyJ
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Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - 11:05 PM GMT+7
Hi. Been waiting for the opportunity to build a Japanese plane. Looking for a nice one serving the Royal Thai Air Force from Don Muaeng. Just around the corner where I live nowadays.

Greetz,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 12:04 AM GMT+7
Ki 84 it will be. Hayate, nickname Frank!

Regards,

Robert Jan
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 02:00 AM GMT+7
I have an Eduard spitfire that might fit the bill for this campaign from the Aussie eights dual combo.

JF630/FL-C, flown by Flying Officer Larry Cronin, No.81 Squadron, RAF, Palel, India, 6 March 1944.

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 03:49 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text

I have an Eduard spitfire that might fit the bill for this campaign from the Aussie eights dual combo.

JF630/FL-C, flown by Flying Officer Larry Cronin, No.81 Squadron, RAF, Palel, India, 6 March 1944.




If it flew out of India, sounds like it would fit just fine!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2016 - 06:57 AM GMT+7
I think I'll also participate with a Spitfire from Eduard, but in different markings (and packaging):



The kit has five marking options and one in cover was based in Burma 1945. The plane was flown by RAF F/Lt Paul Ostrander.
Antilles
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2016 - 02:19 AM GMT+7
A lot of nice kits here!
The B-10 is especially unique. I am looking forward to Your build Mark!

Here is my entry. I built two of them before. These are nice little kits.


For this campaign I will try to do a British Mohawk in India, but I am not sure about the exact plane I want to build. Did they had roundels with a red inner circle or not??? I will browse the net to find some answer, or does anybody know more about this topic.

Additionally, here is some PE and literature. It is about the P-40, but some pages deal about the P-36.


I will try to sand the raised panel lines and engrave new ones for the first time. Let´s see how this works!

Oliver
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2016 - 04:06 AM GMT+7
Fantastic entries, guys!

Oliver, initially thanks for your kind words about my Phantom -signof4-build As I like to do a P-36/Hawk A75 as well I made some little researches. As for the RAF Mohawks it seems to be both insignias with and without inner red roundels depending on time and Squad are possible - so it should be your choice...


Thomas
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2016 - 04:45 AM GMT+7
Thomas,

thank´s for the fast reply. I have found some pictures of the 155th squadron. So, this one is a nice plane to be modeled, I think.
Found with Wiki


Oliver
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2016 - 05:38 AM GMT+7

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Mark, a very cool choice. But be careful, Williams Bros. do very interesting kits, but the fit generally leaves something to be desired.

Michael



Michael, thanks for the heads up. The kit came with instruction pointing out that the kit was from the 1970s and it details all of the issues with the kit and how to handle them.

Mark
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2016 - 06:58 AM GMT+7

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Mark, a very cool choice. But be careful, Williams Bros. do very interesting kits, but the fit generally leaves something to be desired.

Michael



Michael, thanks for the heads up. The kit came with instruction pointing out that the kit was from the 1970s and it details all of the issues with the kit and how to handle them.

Mark



Wow, that's impressive! I haven't built a Williams Bros. kit in a long time.

Michael
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2016 - 11:43 AM GMT+7
Here is my build :-







goodn8
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Posted: Friday, December 02, 2016 - 10:54 PM GMT+7
Oliver, that will be a nice one!
Richard, nice choice!

Ok, let's join the fun...
I'll go with the ancient kit from Aoshima P-36/Hawk 75/? with this excellent state-of-the-art constuction manual . Have to modify something to fit the campaign and for sure the kit's decals are meanwhile useless and won`t provide what I'm looking for Think I go for a Chinese a/c...



Thomas
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Posted: Saturday, December 03, 2016 - 12:49 PM GMT+7
Lots of very interesting selections so far for this campaign! And a very "allied" presence too. I have a couple kits I was having a tough time choosing between but stuck with my original idea of an early 64th Sentai Ki-43 in the 2 tone camouflage markings of the Malayan campaign using hasegawas 1/48 kit. My subject is shown here being chased by a Hurricane on the cover of this Kagero book.

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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 03:40 AM GMT+7
I think I have an Academy P-40 that will fit in on this group build
Lakota
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 09:23 AM GMT+7
Howdy Y'all
My entry for the campaign will be the HobbyBoss P-47D in British SEAC markings. The decals say these planes flew out of India.

I haven't decided if I'll do camouflage scheme or plain NMF.

It's nice to see a variety of interesting aircraft. My second choice was a IJA Ki-27 or USAAC C-46.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, December 04, 2016 - 09:51 AM GMT+7
Early days but already an amazing variety of uncommon subjects put forward. I will be following along for sure! Best of luck to all with your builds.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, December 05, 2016 - 09:45 AM GMT+7
For this campaign i submit 3 kits:


Eduard jugs over italy with xtradecals X48115 (Yanks with Roundels Part 4 Republic P-47D Thunderbolt in RAF/SEAC service)

Airfix Bristol beaufighter mk10 with the following aftermarket from eduard: photoetch (ref 73526), resin exhaust (ref 672 076) and wheels (ref 672 075)

And for finishing (or starting) the eduard IL-16 type 10.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 07, 2016 - 04:48 AM GMT+7
Nice subjects coming around!

Opened the Aoshima-plastic bag and had a second look Cutting parts and started cleaning. Very crisp styrene, raised panel lines and details, very few excess. And wow - separate flaps.BTW: what was the inside flap-color??

What I`ve found in addition you can see in the pic - again a kit that needs a lot of attention...



Thomas
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Posted: Friday, December 09, 2016 - 02:14 AM GMT+7
Hi Thomas,
this kit looks really challenging, but I am sure, You will make it!

I have no idea about the flap colour, but I will check my literature this weekend!

Oliver
Antilles
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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 05:58 AM GMT+7
Hallo Thomas,
I just found an old modeller journal with a french Hawk. This one was built with interior green flaps. As the french Hawks were transferred to Great Britain, this could be the colour.
But, looking at the British Mohawks, I am not sure about the cowling. It seems that there was a significant change in the shape according to a new engine. Does anybody know some drawings to adjust this on my P-36 A?

Oliver