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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 04:29 AM UTC
The Grumman ironworks has been producing aircraft for the U.S. military since the 1930's. From the FF-1 to the F-14 and everything in between they've been turning out first class well built products that have been truly appreciated by their users.

It's been about five years since our last Grumman campaign. Anyone interested in a repeat? Any scale, any era, any Grumman product. There are sure a lot out there!

Michael
md72
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 04:40 AM UTC
Well, let's see I've got 4 or 5 Wildcats, at least one Grumman biplane fighter, a Duck, a Wigeon, at least 3 Hellcats, one F7F, Two Panthers, 3 Intruders. Oh wait, Scalemates sez I got 30 Grumman kits waiting on me. Guess I'm good for this one. What is the timing? Lat this year, finish Oct -Dec?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 05:06 AM UTC
Good on you, Mark! Yeah, I don't think we'd be starting until April or May, then be open for six months.

Michael
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 07:26 AM UTC
Let's see I have one of these

One of these

One of these

One of these

One of these

One of these

One of these

One of these

One of these

One of these


And likely others I've forgotten. I think I'm prepared for this campaign.
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 07:36 AM UTC
I'm not that well prepared with only two Grumman cats in stash, but anyway I'm in. April or May start time sounds good.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 07:37 AM UTC
Hmmm... You MIGHT have enough to qualify there Jessie!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 07:49 AM UTC
That will be perfect if the 1/24 Airfix Hellcat comes out on time!!! I will be in!!!
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, February 01, 2019 - 06:44 PM UTC
Ohhhhhhh why the hell not? I think I've got several Grumman kits in the stash somewhere. Yup seven of them 3 1/72 and 4 1/48 might be a good time to start a RNZAF Avenger????? That's a perticularly ecclectic mix of Grummans Jessica I wonder which will be your choice?
md72
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Posted: Saturday, February 02, 2019 - 04:51 AM UTC
Wow, I wish you hadn't asked. Looks like 31 examples of 30 kits in the stash. And what the heck am I doing with 7, count 'em 7 F4F-4s alone? Well, that's the obvious place to start. I'm thinking doing the new tool Airfix Wildcat that I started for the Pacific Theater campaign. I lost a major portion of the landing gear structure, so I'm thinking of doing an in-flight sample. Just need to find a suitable stand.
Propster
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 03:21 PM UTC
I would be interested.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 12:19 AM UTC
I think that's seven.

Greg, believe it or not, I didn't think about the big Hellcat. Because of that, I'll definitely look at May, the month it's supposed to be released, as our start date.

Michael
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 11:09 AM UTC
Hi Michael,

Count me in, I've got a lot of Grumman birds spanning a lot of time!

John
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 01:17 AM UTC
Count me in also. Most likely I will go for a EA-6 or an F-111, but it is difficult to decide with such a long list of cool aircraft.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 10:58 AM UTC
Bump. We're at 9, only one more to go live with this one!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, February 09, 2019 - 09:05 PM UTC
One more?
O.K., hereby I'll give it a try if the time frame allows.

Started my first campaign ever here with the last Grumman-build, hosted by Joel.
The kit's progress is still on the same early stage as it was when I give up.
Maybe that one to finish up, if it's legal to the rules:
Revell's 1/144 "Hawkeye"







...or something completely different that I really like to build:
"Grumman X-29A" - Hasegawa 1/72





Th mas
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 02:35 AM UTC
Thanks Thomas! That Hawkeye might be a bit beyond 25% completed, but the X-29 would be cool!

This campaign has been APPROVED! It will run from 1 May through 1 November, 2019 (just in time for the new Airfix F6F!) If you want to see the rules and sign up, go here.

Looking forward to this one, lots to choose from!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 03:48 AM UTC

Great, Michael!

As much as I'd like to do the X-29, do you really think the
Hawkeye is above 25% ...
Just in case of changing my mind.




Th mas
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 04:51 AM UTC

Quoted Text


Great, Michael!

As much as I'd like to do the X-29, do you really think the
Hawkeye is above 25% ...
Just in case of changing my mind.




Th mas



Thomas,

I thought the wings and fuselage were glued together. If it's actually in the condition in this photo, then you're good to go!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 05:18 AM UTC
Michael, this might be the perfect excuse to finally pull the ol Hasegawa Hellcat from the stash
md72
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 05:57 AM UTC
IIRC, fuselage closed up is kinda the 25% marker. Looks like you really weren't there yet
b17-peter
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Hessen, Germany
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 08:05 AM UTC
Hi Michael,
I just joined in, at least I have a Hellcat and a Prowler in my stash
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 07:03 AM UTC
I think that I have a couple of F6F's in the stash, so im in.




Bob