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MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 03:08 AM UTC
Bob,

The problem with Rob's ribbon image was that it was a .jpg. It needs to be a .gif.

I've converted it and can upload it if you'd like.

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 04:02 AM UTC
Michael, thanks for the offer please do I was getting this and another campaign (FORKED TAILED DEVIL) mixed up re: the ribbon. Rob had converted the P-38 to gif, but I forgot the FIGHTER / BOMBER P-47 was not so please convert it and upload a I will owe you

Bob
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2015 - 05:50 AM UTC

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Michael, thanks for the offer please do I was getting this and another campaign (FORKED TAILED DEVIL) mixed up re: the ribbon. Rob had converted the P-38 to gif, but I forgot the FIGHTER / BOMBER P-47 was not so please convert it and upload a I will owe you

Bob



Bob,

Done, my friend! We can talk about payment later

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2015 - 07:29 AM UTC
Bob
Looking at the aircraft list I don't see the McDonnell F101 Voodoo or the Northrup F5 listed.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 - 04:45 AM UTC
I have two kits to choose from for this campaign, but I cannot make up my mind on which:



Bob
md72
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Posted: Saturday, May 02, 2015 - 09:50 AM UTC
I'm sticking with the Jug, just gotta decide on a razorback or a bubble top.
RedDuster
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 12:46 AM UTC
Just signed up.

will be coming in with the Trumpeter 1/48th Sea Hawk, got a decal sheet for HMS Ark Royal's Sea Hawks.... Somewhere.

There are some real bruisers put forward for this campaign, looking forward to the Kick off.

Cheers.

Si
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 10, 2015 - 01:23 AM UTC
Si, welcome and I would like to see your Sea Hawk build it is an airplane forgotten by many historians.

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 12:24 AM UTC
Thanks Bob,

Most go and hunt it down from the stash. Intend to build in Extra Dark sea Grey and White rather than a Suez Scheme.

Cheers

Si
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Posted: Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 03:49 PM UTC
Hello folks, I have a potential of 10 to 15 kits that fit so I'll work it out after I've enlisted.

Hello Si, if you build planes like you do ships it should be amazing.

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 01:45 AM UTC
Thanks Tom,

No pressure then!

Found the bird in question amongst the stash.



I plan to build her in extra dark see grey & white late 50's early 60's scheme. Need to find a warload, the kit stores are Suez crisis vintage

Cheers,

Si
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 04:18 AM UTC
Well I had 18 possibilities in the stash I have narrowed it down to 2. The Tamiya F4U-1 birdcage Corsair or the Hobbyboss FJ-4 Fury.



Both are interesting kits but I'm leaning toward the Fury.

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 07:53 AM UTC
Simon: it is always seems like Christmas when something lost is found, or in this case when that stack is knocked over to find what I was looking for.

Thomas : nice choices, I think that I would go for the Fury also.
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 02:11 AM UTC
3 days till we start and I will try the Fury. I have to find some bombs and rocket pods. The FJ-4 was not equipped for Bullpups they were on the FJ-4M. This will be fun.

Tom
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 05:36 AM UTC

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3 days till we start and I will try the Fury. I have to find some bombs and rocket pods. The FJ-4 was not equipped for Bullpups they were on the FJ-4M. This will be fun.

Tom



YEP! just 3 days and more plastic to cut

Bob
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 07:09 AM UTC
Howdy Thomas,

I'm not sure if the Birdcage Corsair carried bombs but the F4U-1a did. I have too much on my plate right now so I'll have to skip this campaign. But, I'll be watching, it should be an interesting campaign.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 10:40 AM UTC
Oh great, now I gotta remember where I buried my T-bolts. I guess I'll have to do that as soon as I get back to the us next weekend.
TankSGT
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Posted: Friday, May 29, 2015 - 01:21 PM UTC

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Howdy Thomas,

I'm not sure if the Birdcage Corsair carried bombs but the F4U-1a did. I have too much on my plate right now so I'll have to skip this campaign. But, I'll be watching, it should be an interesting campaign.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"


The Tamiya kit comes with a Brewster bomb rack and a 1000lbs bomb. They usually get their research right. But that kits for another time.

Tom
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Posted: Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 02:03 AM UTC
Howdy Tom,

I'd have to agree with you; Tamiya usually gets their research right. I remember reading Tommy Blackburn's book, they jerry-rigged bomb racks but were concerned they would kill themselves if they used them. They flew Corsairs but now I remember they traded their bird-cage Corsair for F4U-1a's before they went into combat. The Fury will be a fun build to watch.

Take care,
Don "Lakota"
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 04:35 AM UTC
Well folks, the time has come. It's 1 June somewhere and that's good enough for me. I now declare the Fighter-Bomber campaign OPEN! Please go here for the official thread and start those bombers!

Of course, this thread will now be locked.

Michael