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Mcleod
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Alberta, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 03:21 AM UTC
I don't usually enlist until there's a nice ribbon displayed; just gotta have that morning pixel fix. Couldn't help being first in this case.

Now I just have to pick up a 262. I'm considering one of the HobbyBoss offerings.
Snorri23
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 04:30 AM UTC
I do believe that the year is slightly out. Surprising that I am listed as number 2. Should fix that or silly people like me will take it for fact.
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 10:28 AM UTC
2015! Damm...
Nito74
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 02:50 PM UTC

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2015! Damm...



Yup !
We have time to get everything ready..
AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 08:46 PM UTC
Alas, we are over 12 months away from ignition on this Campaign, but just imagine the amount of research and material accumulating we can collectively achieve in that time.

Thanks for setting us up Michael, much appreciated.

Cheers, D
Sluff
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Oulu, Finland
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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 09:08 PM UTC
After a few year break in modelling I'd love to participate this one! I know I still have Revell's 1/72 me-262 & CMK cannon nose conversion stashed away some where...
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:27 AM UTC
Hi D, I'm so in .... but which kit do I choose??? The Dragon Mistel? The Trumpeter 1/32 scale offering (which I'm currently leaning towards) perhaps one of the Revell/Promodeller 1/72nd scale offerings? Actually I have an Aires cockpit for this kit in 1/72 might just try that ..... or I might find something online
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:43 AM UTC
Petri, welcome back to the hobby and thanks for joining in. Don't forget to go to the Campaign page and enlist (at some time in the next 12 months!).

G'day Chris, welcome aboard mate! I'd love to see the big Trumpy kit built in this Campaign.

Cheers, D
Jessie_C
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 05:47 PM UTC
Something to keep the interest going
AussieReg
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Posted: Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 11:12 PM UTC
Thanks for posting the video Jessica, I just watched it over a glass of Shiraz! Lots of great close up detail shots and plenty of really useful information.

Of particular interest to me were the extra two cables from the Ket to the rear wheels, and the different types of intake covers.

That's exactly the type of info I want to see posted to build up a really good reference library over the next 12 months.

Cheers, D
c4willy
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Posted: Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 07:33 PM UTC
Hey D you don't gotta ask me twice trumpy it is!
Lakota
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New Mexico, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 12:50 AM UTC
Thanks Jessica
That's a great video, good reference and will provide some inspiration. I have the Tamiya kit with the Kettenrad so you can imagine how enjoyable the video was for me. Good job.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 03:12 PM UTC
It also explains the wire system when towing as any sideways movement on the nose gear would make it collapse! This jet would have been really scary if it had been made when german industrial might was at it's peak and qulity control was less of a problem!
Jessie_C
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Posted: Monday, January 27, 2014 - 08:17 PM UTC
The nose gear problem was more one of poor design choices than production quality. The steel tube chosen was not strong enough to do the job. The modern replicas which were built in the USA a few years ago had the exact same problem. I'm not sure why a stronger tube wasn't substituted but if I had to guess I'd say it was probably for weight and balance issues. (The replicas don't need to be armed, so they can get away with a heavier nose strut, and were quickly modified.)
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 01:55 AM UTC



AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 01:58 AM UTC




AussieReg
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#007
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 02:23 AM UTC
And a simple suggestion for a ribbon . . .
Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 06:42 AM UTC
Perhaps a red and black outline to give it a bit of colour?
Dragon164
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Posted: Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 07:56 PM UTC
Damian,
Sounds like it will be a great campaign! I will most likely build Dragon's Mistel.

Cheers Rob.
AussieReg
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#007
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 11:47 AM UTC

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Perhaps a red and black outline to give it a bit of colour?



Sound good Jessica, I will play around and see what I can do. Perhaps somebody with more compewda skills than me can see if they can convert the ribbon from .jpeg to .gif format? I got the size right but can't seem to manipulate the format

We are up to 13 enlisted already, thanks for your interest so far everybody! Please keep the pictures and kit info flowing guys.

Cheers, D
Mcleod
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 11:53 AM UTC

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Perhaps somebody with more compewda skills than me can see if they can convert the ribbon from .jpeg to .gif format? I got the size right but can't seem to manipulate the format



I'm sure Jessica will work her magic on this one, Damian. For future reference, you can download the free Pixillion Image Converter, and do all that fancy stuff yourself. That's what I did.
AussieReg
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#007
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 11:57 AM UTC
Thanks for the heads up Ben, I will give it a try. I have never had troubles in the past with this type of conversion, but this particular image just won't play ball!
Jessie_C
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 02:25 PM UTC

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I'm sure Jessica will work her magic on this one, Damian.


Like this?


Or perhaps this?
Beauslx
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Nevada, United States
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 05:48 PM UTC

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I'm sure Jessica will work her magic on this one, Damian.


Like this?


Or perhaps this?



I like the side profile. It's clearly a 262.
AussieReg
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#007
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Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 - 06:31 PM UTC
Thanks Jessica, they look great.

I agree Robert, the side elevation looks better in this size. The front elevation looked great in the full size profile, I love the triangular fuselage, but it loses it's impact when reduced to ribbon scale.

Cheers, D