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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 04:02 PM UTC

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I'm considering doing something completely left field for me and building the Trumpeter 1/32 EF2000B Typhoon. I got it cheap cause it was missing the canopy and engine sprues but I have sourced a replacement for the Canopy (ex Revell we'll see how that goes) And I've got resin exhausts I'll just need to mock up the intakes. Could be a whole lotta fun. Thoughts gentlemen?



Go for it, Chris! It'll be good to see a modern Typhoon here.

Michael
165thspc
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 08:45 AM UTC
The Revel Spitfire comes with both an open and a "pinched" set of exhausts. I am using the open set but the pinched set is yours if you think they would work.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 08:40 AM UTC
I'm considering doing something completely left field for me and building the Trumpeter 1/32 EF2000B Typhoon. I got it cheap cause it was missing the canopy and engine sprues but I have sourced a replacement for the Canopy (ex Revell we'll see how that goes) And I've got resin exhausts I'll just need to mock up the intakes. Could be a whole lotta fun. Thoughts gentlemen?
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WIggus
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Posted: Monday, April 02, 2018 - 08:32 PM UTC
Awesome! Shame to let a perfectly good Spitfire go to waste. ;-)


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I'd say that if that's all you have done, you're in under the wire and good to participate!

Michael

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 10:31 PM UTC

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Can I play?
You guys tell me: is this more or less than 25% built of the total kit?
1/72 Eduard Spitfire IX



I'd say that if that's all you have done, you're in under the wire and good to participate!

Michael
WIggus
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 08:37 PM UTC
Can I play?
You guys tell me: is this more or less than 25% built of the total kit?
1/72 Eduard Spitfire IX

165thspc
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Posted: Sunday, April 01, 2018 - 01:46 AM UTC
In with my first Spitfire.


Bought this and the Arado at the LHS. Plan on building it more of less OOB but have cast metal landing gear and resin wheels on order thru eBoo. I think I might omit the bomb hardware to allow the aircraft to portray it's fighter/pursuit role.
md72
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 07:48 PM UTC
Michael, that's why they invented model paint.
Been down this path before
Matchbox 1/72 F-86A before paint:

After decals:


So there's hope, now give me a year to turn this sow's ear into a purse. (not hoping for a silk one though).
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 06:59 PM UTC
Really nice variety of kits so far. But Mark, good Lord, my eyes! Those Matchbox colors!

As I've mentioned before, here's my entry:





I have a bunch of things going right now, but I've been itching to get at this one. We'll see how things go...

Michael
Littorio
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 01:10 PM UTC
Ok then this will be my entry, oh going with scheme 3 of DF-184/blue G of No.5 Glider training school 1943.




Now if I get time I may also build this:

PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 09:25 AM UTC
I'm in with Airfix 1/48 EE Lightning.



The NMF is dazzling, but I think I'll go with green grey camouflage.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 06:39 AM UTC
OK! I'm in with a Monogram Hawker Typhoon.


md72
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 05:40 AM UTC
Here's my entry, Matchbox 1/72 S2B Buccaneer. Arrived inside another kit, looks like it's all here.


The cover on the decals looks a bit toasted, but the decals seem all right.




Now I just gotta clean a bunch of other projects off of the bench....
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, March 31, 2018 - 03:54 AM UTC
Well, it's 1 April in London, and time for this campaign to get off the ground! Welcome to the Royal Air Force 100th Anniversary Campaign.

The campaign will run from 1 April, 2018 through 1 May, 2019.

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 builds honoring the 100th anniversary of the Royal Air Force!

Michael