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Jessie_C
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 06:59 PM UTC
For the most part, building vac and resin kits is seen as a dark art, practised by only a select few who have mastered their mysteries. I think that's unfair so I propose a build which will challenge people to step up and tackle a kit which will stretch their skills. Any kit, any subject, any scale whose primary construction relies on vacuform, resin or a combination. Conversion kits for injection moulded subjects would be permitted as long as the conversion is major; i.e. replacing 50% or more of the base kit.

What say ye, Aeroscalers?
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 11:05 PM UTC
I will be there, I have several interesting vac form kits in the pipe
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 11:45 PM UTC
I love the smell of resin in the mornin!
Count me in.
eseperic
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Croatia Hrvatska
Joined: November 06, 2009
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 11:53 PM UTC
Hi Jessica,

It's a wonderful suggestion. I don't have much time at all these days, and I am quite away from the bench. However, depending on the date of the campaign, I might consider joining in. There are still plenty models to finish, but I have some wonderful vacs in the stash. Will keep an eye on this thread!

All the best,
Entoni
GhostHawk
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Cordoba, Argentina
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Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2013 - 12:05 AM UTC
Hello:

Yes, I haven't got to much time, neither...

But, for the next year, count me in...!!!

Diego
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, December 01, 2013 - 11:39 PM UTC
Bump!
ludwig113
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2013 - 09:09 AM UTC
i'll make up the numbers if you dont mind me entering my scratch built 1/48 saro lerwick .... it will include some vac and my own resin casting.... up to you jessie.

paul
Jessie_C
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2013 - 09:12 AM UTC
I'd love to see that one
ludwig113
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2013 - 09:21 AM UTC

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I'd love to see that one



its already started as this is a long term project but the castings will be done next year, so i guess this could be called prep!



mine next to the 1/72 contrail which has serious shape issues.

paulo
warreni
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South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Monday, December 02, 2013 - 11:10 AM UTC

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I'd love to see that one



its already started as this is a long term project but the castings will be done next year, so i guess this could be called prep!



mine next to the 1/72 contrail which has serious shape issues.

paulo




I think the real thing had serious shape issues!

Way beyond my sculpting capabilities. If this Campaign flies Jess I will be there as I just won a number of vacforms on Ebay or I have quite a number of resin kits that need some build time as well.

Cheers
Warren
ludwig113
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Posted: Tuesday, December 03, 2013 - 01:23 AM UTC

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I think the real thing had serious shape issues!




it def. did
Nito74
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2013 - 05:55 AM UTC
I have an old Vac An-24, never tried it.
This Campaign might be the little push I needed to get it on the bench ...
amegan
#243
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 05:09 AM UTC
Count me in, got no kits and just turned down a SeaFox cos it looked like too much work. Still, I enjoyed the last vacform (Varsity) I did.
vanize
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 09:56 AM UTC
i'll give it a try. I have a couple Koster vacuforms to take a swing at.
2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 01:19 PM UTC
Sounds like a good build. I have a Welsh Models resin Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan. If it starts mid summer 2014 I'm in.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Monday, December 16, 2013 - 01:37 PM UTC

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Sounds like a good build. I have a Welsh Models resin Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan. If it starts mid summer 2014 I'm in.



Don't miss filling in the door outlines. I didn't do that on mine, and the decal outlines definitely do not fit. While I'm at it, you may wish to replace the decals; the grey they're printed on definitely doesn't match 501-109 and they're so fragile they'll tear if you look at them cross-eyed. Look closely at the rear fuselage for the door outline that shouldn't be there.
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - 12:41 PM UTC
Time for a Bump!
2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 02:08 PM UTC
Two questions?
1 - What is a bump?
2 - How many people have shown interest in this campaign?
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 02:11 PM UTC
A 'bump' brings the thread back to the top of the forum where it can be seen among the active threads again.

We have 9 people interested and one possible. This campaign is very close to meeting the requirements for proposal. Do I have another brave vic^Wvolunteer?
2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014 - 04:53 AM UTC
Any more builders interested in this campaign. I for one would like to see it go ahead and be officially started even if later this summer.
amegan
#243
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England - North East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014 - 05:02 AM UTC
I've built only 2 vacforms, a 1/72 Varsity and a 1/144 Hastings, I'd build another any time, it isn't easy and needs more care prepping parts but results are very satisfying.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014 - 07:45 AM UTC
There's our ten! Now to get busy with the submission
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014 - 08:27 AM UTC
Brace yourselves.

This campaign is APPROVED!

You can enlist here.

I notice Jessie suggested a little longer than usual on this one, and I agree. Sorry the start date is out so far, there have been a lot of new campaigns lately.

Anyway, this should be a very interesting campaign. My only issue with it is whether I need to join up myself!

Michael
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014 - 01:56 PM UTC
suits me. I tend to over commit, or rather, I can't turn down work, and that can seriously eat into my play time.

couple of candidate projects

two different Electra's, one Welsh, and one "jewel like models", one Northwest red tail, and one Western indian head.


a very interesting Y-Kraft / Airalex Viking


whole bunch of little Anigrand kits.

and some completed ones

Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Monday, January 06, 2014 - 01:59 PM UTC

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My only issue with it is whether I need to join up myself!



Of course you do! Listen to all those vac and resin kits in your stash. They're all calling out to you. They're saying "build meeeeee!"