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Now Enlisting: Vac and Resin Campaign
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,904 posts
AeroScale: 6,191 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 12:27 PM UTC
Rare Planes kits are pretty good, especially if you've got one of the late production ones with the metal parts. If not, you'll need a good parts bin for engine, propeller, wheels, seats and the like.
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 4,777 posts
AeroScale: 3,090 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 28, 2014 - 02:25 PM UTC
Just my luck, no metal parts. I'm not too afraid of creating an interior, I may have to invest a a couple of small kits for other bits.
FinneganBojangles
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: May 01, 2013
KitMaker: 60 posts
AeroScale: 56 posts
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 10:51 PM UTC
Anyone have experience with Vac Wings kits? I was eyeing their 1/48 Heinkel He 51 and this campaign kind of makes me want to buy it.
RedwingNev
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England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: February 07, 2004
KitMaker: 911 posts
AeroScale: 415 posts
Posted: Friday, September 12, 2014 - 11:42 PM UTC
Well, just enlisted in this one. Got a Welsh Models vacform Varsity, or an Anigrand resin XF-108...
Murdo
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 25, 2005
KitMaker: 2,218 posts
AeroScale: 211 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 09:21 AM UTC
Drat! I'm on the finishing stages of a 1/144 Formaplane Avro York and a 1/144 Welsh models Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer.

Ho-hum... I'll just have to buy some more vacform and resin kits.

The wife will understand...
2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: October 11, 2011
KitMaker: 799 posts
AeroScale: 457 posts
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 06:17 AM UTC
Here is my entry in the campaign. A Hobby Craft de Havilland DHC-3 Otter.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,904 posts
AeroScale: 6,191 posts
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 07:28 AM UTC

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Here is my entry in the campaign. A Hobby Craft de Havilland DHC-3 Otter



Not really sure what the vac and/or resin part of this is. Do you have a conversion in mind?
2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: October 11, 2011
KitMaker: 799 posts
AeroScale: 457 posts
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 07:58 AM UTC
OOPS Wrong Campaign, it should be in the National Pride.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,904 posts
AeroScale: 6,191 posts
Posted: Monday, November 17, 2014 - 08:49 AM UTC
Ah, yes It'll work out much better there.
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
KitMaker: 2,264 posts
AeroScale: 1,714 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 06:12 PM UTC
just a few weeks away now.

several interesting candidates...
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,904 posts
AeroScale: 6,191 posts
Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:24 AM UTC
Ooooh! You have a Hastings! I'm jealous
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
Joined: October 23, 2011
KitMaker: 2,264 posts
AeroScale: 1,714 posts
Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 02:51 AM UTC
gonna be a Royal New Zealand Air Force 40 squadron one -


phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
KitMaker: 2,519 posts
AeroScale: 1,600 posts
Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 03:03 AM UTC
Are vac conversions eligable? I've seen that Airmodel do a vac conversion for a Vickers Valetta/Varsity that uses wings and other parts from the ye olde Airfix Wimpy. Seeing as I have one of those in the scrap pile and never done a vac, it might be a good starting point. Not sure a fiddly WW1 plane is the right choice for me.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,904 posts
AeroScale: 6,191 posts
Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 04:12 AM UTC
Yes, please, the more the merrier. Conversions are a great way to break into vac and resin
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
KitMaker: 2,519 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 23, 2015 - 04:34 AM UTC
Cool. The kit is also dirt cheap so it's not breaking the bank if it doesn't work. Should have most of the decals I need in spares. I'll get one ordered.
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
KitMaker: 2,519 posts
AeroScale: 1,600 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 01:37 AM UTC
The kit I'm looking at doesn't include any props or spinners. Wonder if a resin 4-bladed set for a Typhoon or Tempest would work?

http://www.airmodel.de/product_info.php?currency=GBP&info=p33_vickers-valetta.html
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 3,810 posts
AeroScale: 2,812 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 04:28 AM UTC
It's time for the Official Vac and Resin Campaign to begin!

The official campaign thread is here. Please post your campaign related discussion, etc. there. This thread is now locked.

Get out those new #11 blades and start scoring!

Michael