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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 08:10 PM UTC
Back in 2014 vdejarnette ran a bomber campaign that drew a lot of interest. I'm wondering if it's time for part 2? Like the earlier build, this one would focus on purpose built bomber aircraft with two or more engines and two or more crew members from WWI thorough today. I'm thinking it would launch around March and, given the size of the subjects, would maybe run for a year.

What do you all think? Anyone interested?

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 10:28 PM UTC
Hmmm. There's more than a few bombers in the stash. Maybe one of them is small enough to fit on the shelf. B-25, B-26, B-57, B-66, maybe even a 1/44 B-1A?
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Thursday, November 09, 2017 - 10:39 PM UTC
Sounds good, I'm in.
Shrimpman
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 03:35 AM UTC
That's a great idea! I've got some bombers waiting in the queue: He 111, He 177, Avro Lancaster from WWII.
rochaped
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:02 AM UTC
Sounds tempting. What would the time window be? 2018 summer??

I have Do 17, the Heinkel 111, Betty and the DH Mosquito. oh and the Ju188. All 1/48, so count me in Michael

Antilles
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Posted: Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:36 AM UTC
Stash list says a Do -17 would fit! So I am interested !

Oliver
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 01:45 AM UTC
Yep, 2018 suits me. I have a Ju 88 in 1/48 from Revell (ICM) which I want to build in finnish markings for some expos in Switzerland I will attend next year, so I would be in ....

Torsten
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 02:28 AM UTC
That's 7 so far, looking good! With this news I figured our friends in old Blighty would be interested in this one. I know what I'm going to do if we can get it launched!



Michael
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 04:21 PM UTC
Count me in.
md72
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 10:56 PM UTC
So what is considered a bomber??? Not to be a PITA, but I've got some WWII twin engines I'm looking at, A-20, A-26 and maybe even a Ventura. They did drop bombs, but they're designated Attack and not Bomber...
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 11:15 PM UTC

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So what is considered a bomber??? Not to be a PITA, but I've got some WWII twin engines I'm looking at, A-20, A-26 and maybe even a Ventura. They did drop bombs, but they're designated Attack and not Bomber...



I guess they were really kind of light bombers, so I'd say yes. Indeed, the A-26 was later re-designated B-26.

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2017 - 06:55 AM UTC
I think we have 9 here, one more to put us over the top. C'mon guys, you know you want to! Bombers...

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 12:54 AM UTC
Count me in Michael I've got bombers galore so I'd say it's time to break out the big boys!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 02:12 AM UTC
And that's 10! As I have an in with the campaign admin ( ), it's already approved. You can view the rules and sign up here. Should be fun!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 03:26 AM UTC
I'm in. Now I have till March to make a decision...
c4willy
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 08:01 AM UTC
I've got a numer of possibilities but I think I'll build the 1/72 He177 Grief by Revell seems like a perfect chance to build it. Hmmmmm although I do have a couple of AMT A-20's which also seem to be calling me ...... maybe I could do both? I've got time to decide so I'm in no hurry but I can gaurantee one thing I'll probably change my mind ..... again. LOL
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 04:44 PM UTC
Chris,

I’d love to see that Greif build...not a very usual model on this pages.

I guess I’ll be tackling either de Do 17Z from ICM or Dragons Ju188 A, either one in the quarter scale and full of AM goodies.
March is just around the corner and gives me time to complete my build on the night shift campaign.

Cheers
Pedro
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Posted: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 05:55 AM UTC
Wow I am in.

I have:
Lancaster
B-25
B-17
Vigilante
Arado Ar234

Maybe more in the shed
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 01:58 PM UTC
Pedro as you wish my friend He177 Grief it is!
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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:48 PM UTC
This one?



I was thinking more about He 111, because Greif might be too difficult for me yet, but I am going to follow your build with huge interest.
c4willy
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 02:24 AM UTC
Yup that's the one!
rochaped
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Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 03:00 PM UTC
It will be an interesting model for sure. Hope you choose one of those unusual squiggle camouflages, Chris.

I’m considering one of those for my Ju.188 also.

Cheers
Pedro
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Posted: Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 05:25 PM UTC
I am in with a Dornier or a Heinkel in 1/48.

Looking forward to get started!
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 12:50 PM UTC
Is the F-15E allowed?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 05:09 PM UTC

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Is the F-15E allowed?



Franck,

I don't think so. I think the Strike Eagle is more a fighter-bomber, and it retains the F- designation. Sorry.

Michael