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Bushioka
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 03:03 AM UTC

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Hi Martyn, there's no mention ofwhat-ifs being disallowed in the rules so you may be all clear.
As for being too late to enlist, here on aeroscale you can enlist right up until the campaign ends. And we've got a bit of a wait for this one to start yet. You can sign up to this campaign here.

While we wait for this one to start check out the great build off campaign. We're all building the same excellent little kit in that one in a sort of friendly competition.




Sounds promising, but will patiently wait to ensure it's all clear like it sounds like. Also on the campaign page, I don't see a button or other option for enlisting. Maybe I'm just not looking in the right place? Looking forward to this kit and campaign!
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 03:36 AM UTC
I'm not a software guy, but you might want to confirm that you're logged in. When you hit the link for the sign in, frequently it opens a new tab for the campaign page, and you're not logged in as far as that tab is concerned. Not sure if that's a bug or a feature..
Bushioka
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 - 11:31 AM UTC

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I'm not a software guy, but you might want to confirm that you're logged in. When you hit the link for the sign in, frequently it opens a new tab for the campaign page, and you're not logged in as far as that tab is concerned. Not sure if that's a bug or a feature..



Thanks, got enlisted officially. And I guess it'd depend who you asked as to which one that is.. anyway, looking forward to this!
North4003
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Alabama, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 12:31 PM UTC
My entry would most likely be a Meteor in camouflage.
Bushioka
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Oregon, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 12:02 AM UTC
So I'm torn between a Meteor or, presuming I can get one, a Bell P-59 Airacomet. I've been yearning to build an Airacomet but there's only one kit I'm aware of.
md72
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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 03:13 AM UTC

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only one kit I'm aware of.



I think only Special Hobby has boxed it. Looks like they did 3 versions including a 2 seater.. I passed on the 2 seater last year at a model show, I'm starting to regret that.
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 05:18 AM UTC

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I've been yearning to build an Airacomet but there's only one kit I'm aware of.



Hobbycraft did a couple of boxings in 1/48 a few years back. Not terrible kits, here's one review, and another, and another . Sprue Brothers is showing them as still in stock, as well as the Special Hobby 1/72 kits.

Michael
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 07:45 AM UTC
If you're really into fun, Rareplanes did a 1/72 vac kit
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
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Posted: Friday, February 28, 2014 - 05:43 AM UTC
Just signed up, I like the idea of this campaign it brought me out of props for a while. The list is a good one and I have been going over it, but cannot come to a conclusion for a build they all look great.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 04:24 AM UTC
Just a reminder here, but there's still no ribbon loaded for this campaign. Always a good idea to have a flashy ribbon, it can drive enlistment!

Michael
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 04:44 PM UTC
Ribbon design draft #1:

Harry01
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Joined: June 21, 2007
KitMaker: 45 posts
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Posted: Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 05:08 AM UTC
Hi everybody,

I just enlisted. I don't know exactly what I'll be building but I think it will be something WWII german in 1:72 by Revell. I hope I'll find my Me 1099B.
By the way, are planes an "it" or a "she"?

Greetz, HP
jaeger8
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Gdańsk, Poland
Joined: December 24, 2009
KitMaker: 22 posts
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Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 03:32 AM UTC
Hello,
I'm in with the new Eduard MiG-15 bis (1:72).
I will build it with polish markings.

Happy modelling
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 26, 2014 - 06:28 AM UTC
I kind of like Jessica's ribbon idea, but perhaps the canopy should be solid black to look better when the size is reduced.

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 04:28 AM UTC
Well, not a lot of movement on the ribbon issue. Jessie, could you send me your .gif ([email protected]) and I'll upload it. Thanks!

Michael
md72
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 05:25 AM UTC
OK, so where is ribbon school located at? I am definitely not a graphic artist, but I'll step in an muck things up till a real artist shows up.....
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 06:03 AM UTC

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OK, so where is ribbon school located at? I am definitely not a graphic artist, but I'll step in an muck things up till a real artist shows up.....



Not much of a school, I'm afraid. The basic rules are that it has to measure 50x20 pixels and has to be .gif file. Other than that, you want it to signify your campaign and be simple enough to make out that small. I tend to create one using a graphics program (I use paint.net, it's free) at 500x200 then shrink it down to see how it looks.

Good luck, it'll be interesting to see what you come up with!

Michael
Beauslx
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Nevada, United States
Joined: August 28, 2013
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 03:44 PM UTC
Is this better?

Dragon164
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Monday, August 18, 2014 - 06:54 PM UTC
Here's one.



Cheers Rob.
GreginOK
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United States
Joined: September 09, 2014
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:44 AM UTC
I am new here but this seemed like the right campaign to join. I looked down the list of first generation jet fighters and saw that I have already built a few so I might as well build another one. Not sure what yet, but I will find something.

Greg
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:54 AM UTC
Rob,

That doesn't look first generation. What is it?

Robert,

I'd vote to use that last one you did of the P-80 silhouette.

Michael
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 02:40 PM UTC
Just a quick question,,,,does the F-86F qualify?
Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 06:58 PM UTC
Michael,
That's a YF-100.

I believe it will work but I thought I should ask, will an XF-88 work for this campaign?

Here is a ribbon with an F-86.


Cheers Rob.
TankSGT
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 07:23 AM UTC
Hello folks,

I just signed on I have many early jets in the stash and plenty of time to hash it out.

I'm primarily an armor modeler being a retired US Army Tanker. I want to branch out some and the campaigns are a great way to do it. I have a battleship on the bench for a ship campaign.

Do all marks of F86 qualify?

Tom
Nito74
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 11:49 PM UTC
Yes, F-86 is ok.
Check the list on the 1st page of this thread for suitable birds, any doubt or question feel free to ask.

I like both Ribbons so far.

The XF-88 fits the 1st Gen. Time period, 1948-49. That's ok.