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Helicopter Campaign Proposal
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 03:22 AM UTC
Hi all,

I thought i would put the idea of a helicopter Campaign out there as i think it would make an interesting change from all the usual wingy thingies.

If you are interested please sign up at the link below and hopefully we'll get enough people to make this happen.

Helicopter Campaign
Cosimodo
#335
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
KitMaker: 1,094 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 11:16 AM UTC
Hi David,
You have campaign period of 1 day. If you make a year I would be interested.

cheers
Michael
goofmuilwijk
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 01:37 PM UTC
Apart from the 1 day period, i'd be interested
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 02:13 PM UTC
i didn't realise you guys were so slow at building LOL

it's an known issue when you set up a proposal, it last for a year guys and gals, so i'll try and fix it.
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 07:43 PM UTC
Count me in. Might be the insentive I need to actually one the many helicopters in my stash.
But which is the question?
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 03:50 AM UTC

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Count me in. Might be the insentive I need to actually one the many helicopters in my stash.
But which is the question?



That's good to hear that you are interested in joining, all you need to do is click the link at the top of the page and then click the enlist button and then you're in!
litespeed
Staff MemberNews Reporter
AEROSCALE
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: October 15, 2009
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 05:03 AM UTC
Hi David just signed up
rdt1953
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 05:21 AM UTC
Hi David - count me in - this my first campaign and I haven't built a helicopter in over 50 years . Am I correct in understanding that it doesn't begin till September?
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2018 - 05:57 AM UTC

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Hi David - count me in - this my first campaign and I haven't built a helicopter in over 50 years . Am I correct in understanding that it doesn't begin till September?



Yes you are right, it does start in September, the reason being is that it gives people a chance to finish other projects and choose what they want to build for this campaign, so there is no rush to grab a kit.
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 08:10 AM UTC
Well we're almost there, we just need three more people to enlist and we'll be up and away!
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 08:23 AM UTC
OK, I'm in that's 8. Now I gotta decide what to build...
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 01:29 AM UTC
Well, we now have nine people signed up. All we need now is one more person to participate and the campaign can be approved!
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 02:56 AM UTC
I'd be happy to be #10. I have a couple 1/35 and 1/48 whirly-birds.

Options for me:

1/35

Academy UH-60L Blackhawk
Dragon OH-58D Warrior "Thugs"
Revell MASH 4077th Bell H-13H Helicoper
Hobby Boss FL-282 V-6 Kolibri (this would be built for my P1000 Ratte)

1/48

Revell UH-34D Marine Helocopter
Special Hobby Flettner Fi-265

Hmmmm........

Mike
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 02:49 PM UTC
I'm enlisted.


A quick look in the stash shows a mix of 1/72 and 1/32 with just a single 1/48 whirlybird.

In 1/72 I have a Hobbybosss Huey, AH-1S in IDF colours, a Revell Black Hawk, a Lindberg Sikorsky Jolly Green Giant, a Special Hobby AH-1 Cobra and from Airfix a Gazelle and Super Jolly Green Giant.

In 1/32 and all from Revell I can see two Navy Lynx (Royal Navy and Marineflieger) and their repop of the Matchbox Puma in German Border Police colours. Desperate for RAF markings for that one.

And lastly a Matchbox Kaman Seasprite in 1/48.

So a few interesting things to choose from.





Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 04:01 PM UTC
Good news folks, have the required minimum of ten people taking part so it looks like this campaign is a GO!
rdt1953
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 04:38 PM UTC
Looks like it will be the Amp / MikroMir 1/48 Sikorsky HO3 S-1 for me .

I may even get brave and try to paint it yellow !
LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 05:58 PM UTC
I will be in with MRCs 1/35 MH-60S “Tridents”
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 08:09 PM UTC
Stephen, I know the problem. Haven't built a chopper in 25 years, and it turns out I have 13 in the stash???? All but one in 1/72, 3 Hueys (including one in 1/35), 2 Huey Cobras, a Loach, Jolly Green, Skycrane, Choctaw, H-21, Skyhawk, Sea Knight, and a Chinook. How did that happen?

I'm doing 2 of the Hueys for the Vietnam 50 campaign. Maybe one of the Cobras or the H-21 for this campaign.
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 09:46 PM UTC

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Stephen, I know the problem. Haven't built a chopper in 25 years, and it turns out I have 13 in the stash???? All but one in 1/72, 3 Hueys (including one in 1/35), 2 Huey Cobras, a Loach, Jolly Green, Skycrane, Choctaw, H-21, Skyhawk, Sea Knight, and a Chinook. How did that happen?

I'm doing 2 of the Hueys for the Vietnam 50 campaign. Maybe one of the Cobras or the H-21 for this campaign.



I think last one I did might have been that long ago! And that was the Airfix Westland Scout which promptly fell apart all on its own. Only model that has ever self destructed on me while sat on a shelf. Maybe why I never built another.

I'd say either of those two would be good to see. A Helicopter Campaign wouldn't be the same without a couple of Vietnam aircraft representated. I would love to build a 1/35 Huey with troops jumping out of it, but where would I put it? And I just I'd have to go to the extreme of motorising the rotors. So I've resisted to spare myself that work. I can dream though.

I do find myself leaning towards the Seasprite. Not something you see done very often, even with a newer kit on the market. And I do love the nostalgia of these old Matchbox kits. Thinking about it, I'm pretty sure I also have their 1/72 Wessex and Lynx somewhere. I believe their Lynx is actually an early pre-production version. Maybe a contender if I want to build something to mark the types retirement.

Decisions decisions...
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 09:57 PM UTC
This campaign has been APPROVED! It will run from 1 September, 2018 through 1 September, 2019. If you want to see the rules and enlist, you can go here.

Start winding up!

Michael
Kornbeef
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, March 30, 2018 - 10:29 PM UTC
Signed up, got couple of 1:35th Panda UH1s and have the Kittyhawk 1:35th on pre-order so hope all arrives before it starts if not then I've a 1:35th UH1C somewhere up in the loft. Time to go digging. :-)
panzerIV
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England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: January 02, 2007
KitMaker: 777 posts
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 06:09 AM UTC
Is 1/144 scale allowed? Ive got revells puma i want to build as a memory from being in senior company army cadets we got a treat one summer to be airlifted by 2 puma helicopters into exercise
Klaus-Adler
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MODELGEEK
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 12:18 AM UTC

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Is 1/144 scale allowed? Ive got revells puma i want to build as a memory from being in senior company army cadets we got a treat one summer to be airlifted by 2 puma helicopters into exercise



All scales are welcome and the good news is that we've the required number of people to take part and make this campaign official
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, April 08, 2018 - 06:05 AM UTC
enlisted and need to find a kit, which is not easy in this area.

Bob
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 11:15 PM UTC
With the Campaign approved, I have decided to build this one:



Mike