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OFFICIAL: Ronnie RAAF Campaign II
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:33 AM UTC
Welcome to the Ronnie RAAF II Campaign!

The campaign will run from September 1, 2014 through March 1, 2015.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some great Aussie builds!

Michael
AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 11:40 AM UTC
Thanks for getting us officially up and running Michael.

RAAF Museum Point Cook photo album for inspiration.

I can't wait to see our builds taking shape here folks, let's have a great Campaign !

Cheers, D
md72
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Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 01:03 PM UTC
Once again it's even the start date and I'm already behind. Next I lose Monday cause I'm flying to Malaysia
warreni
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South Australia, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 02:18 PM UTC
Thanks for your endeavours Michael.

Time to start organising a build ladies and gentlemen. (Says Warren who hasn't even got a modelling room at the moment!)
Mcleod
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Posted: Sunday, August 31, 2014 - 05:10 PM UTC
An interesting list in the Wikipedia
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Monday, September 01, 2014 - 02:06 AM UTC
Here is my entry for this campaign:-



Time to get the saw out!
JClapp
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Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 - 09:41 PM UTC
I'm building a P-3C Orion for this campaign, in the 1970s white over gray scheme. I have several unbuilt kits in the stash, and located this decal -


not a week later I found this kit for a good price, Ill be building this out-of-the-box.


so the Novascale decal is surplus, if anyone wants it.
shorty53
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, September 05, 2014 - 08:47 PM UTC
Are Prototype aircraft acceptable? I have a Commonwealth CA-15 I would like to entre in the build.
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 04:07 PM UTC
I will be building Italeri's 1/48 Kittyhawk P40E/K that comes with RAAF decals in the box in Australia
shorty53
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 07:28 PM UTC
I hope this is ok? I’m going to get started with my “Kangaroo”.





I’ve only tried a resin kit twice before and haven’t finished either yet, but this one looks fairly simple and all the parts look really good.
JClapp
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Posted: Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 10:53 PM UTC
That looks like a nice kit, and a very interesting topic - I had to go read the wiki, Id never heard of the Kangaroo.
I'd like to see that finished.

This campaign has been rather quiet so far. Ill start my Orion this week.

Dragon164
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 08:59 PM UTC
Here is my kit I will be updating it with some parts copied from the newer release of the kit.

Cheers Rob.
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 - 02:02 AM UTC
We have a wide range of unusual aircraft on the books here already !

Shorty, great choice mate, I'm really looking forward to seeing the Kangaroo come together.

I've been on the road for work this past week and managed to take a basic tool set and a couple of kits with me to occupy the evenings.

I made a start on the Special Hobby CAC-13, a few interior sub-assemblies, and attached the instrument panels to the fuselage side walls.







A bit of cleaning up to do then I can throw some paint at it.

There is more detail in my Boomerang Thread for anybody who is interested.

It's good to be back in action after a couple of years away!

Cheers, D
md72
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 01:24 AM UTC
OK, I'm off and crawling. Airfix's 1/72 Boomerang CA-13. Originally came in the hanging package. Decals have wondered off, but I picked up a partial set off of Evil Bay, if I can remember where I put them.


If this doesn't pan out, I did get a Canberra with RAAF decals just in case.
BlackWidow
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European Union
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 08:27 AM UTC
I'll need some time before I start, but after I have finished Eduard's new Bf 109 G-6, I'll begin with a Spit VIII from Hasegawa with the AeroMaster Decals of QY-T. It's time for another speedy Spit for my collection....
Does anybody know what FS-No. Foliage Green has? And what is the possible equivalent to RAAF Sky Blue? Can I use RLM 65 Light Blue for that?
I will post a photo of the whole stuff soon.

Happy modelling!
Torsten
md72
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Posted: Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 05:01 PM UTC
Torston, I was hoping to get close, but I might have struck gold.
Austrailian colo(u)rs at Cyber modeler Hope it helps.
BlackWidow
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Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 06:35 AM UTC
Mark, thanks for the chart, but it is no really help. I found a Medium Green from Agama (Czech Rep.) in my "easel" that seems to come close. I have to check the czech paint ...
Anyway, this will be my entry for the campaign, Spitfire Mk. VIII from Hasegawa in 1/48 with AeroMaster Decals ....


The aircraft was flown by Flt.Lt. Ron Cundy, No. 452 Sqn, RAAF in summer 1944

Torsten
md72
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Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 10:23 AM UTC
That's OK. I was surprised to find that they had a Aussie listing at all. I knew they had the RAF colours and thought that might be a starting place.

My kit is so old, the only color references are to Airfix M3 (Dark Green) and M6 (Matt Black). The other colors have descriptive names but no cross reference. So I may spend some more time banging around thate or at the IPMS Stockholm site trying to figure it out.
PrickleHead
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Posted: Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 09:44 PM UTC
Hi here are my start photos for my Kittyhawk with the markings of 75 Squadron in Milne Bay during 1942






md72
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 02:34 AM UTC
Wow, I glued a fuselage together, the first time since April.


Under the darkest desk lamp in Malaysia.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 04:32 AM UTC
Mark, I started the F/A 18 that you provided and will post photos later. The plastic is different in that it is harder than what I have been building lately. 1/48 scale and this is a big airplane.

So how is the food there?

Bob
md72
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Posted: Thursday, October 02, 2014 - 01:01 PM UTC
Food's not to bad. Lots of fish and chicken, some imported beef and lamb. Pork is hard to come by. Lots of Thai and Chinese foods, local mall has 3 sushi places, a McDonald's, KFC, Pizza Hut and a Kenny Rodgers. With lots of other restaurants.
shorty53
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 10:45 PM UTC
Cockpit of CA-15 is just about done. Test fit of the fuselage halves look good. The wings are glued one and will only require a small amount of filler at wing fuselage connection.





AussieReg
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Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2014 - 11:16 PM UTC
Looking good Shorty, very nice work so far.

Cheers, D
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, October 06, 2014 - 01:26 AM UTC
My entry for the Ronnie campaign: AMT F/A 18.