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Edgar Brooks Memorial Spitfire Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 08:40 PM UTC
Be sure to post a link here Mal, we'd love to see it!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 08:02 PM UTC
OK I have made a start and I will be building the Revell 1/32 scale Spitfire Mk II backdated to a MkI. It will be in the markings of the youngest pilot to fly Spitfires during the Battle of Britain, Plt Offr Geoffrey Wellum.



I will have my build blog in a separate thread.
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Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 12:32 AM UTC
I'm not going to get started for awhile yet myself, got a few projects to finish up first. But, I just received this beauty for Hanukkah so it's calling me:

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Or, I could do this one:

 photo Spitfire Black Spit_zpsvsfzqv7r.jpg

also with a PC kit

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We'll see...

Michael
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Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 12:56 AM UTC
i've enlisted but wont start anything till next year as i'm waiting for decals, i dont know which mk of spitfire i will do but it will be one of James EDGAR Johnson's JE-J

PAUL

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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 12:22 PM UTC

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Rowan, your cricketers seem to wear their sunscreen over the lenses of their sunglasses !

Cheers, D



Hi Damian

I'm afraid, all too often, my lot need it to cover their blushes!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 05:42 AM UTC
Ok, I found the same image viewed from North of the Equator



Rowan, your cricketers seem to wear their sunscreen over the lenses of their sunglasses !

BTW, either our maintenance guys can't handle a screwdriver, or the third image puts paid to the argument that you can't see panel lines . . . just sayin'!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 03:32 AM UTC

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Hi Damian

That first shot's got to be upside down - while it's stunningly dramatic, the underside couldn't be in shadow in a roll-over dive.

All the best

Rowan



I think this one was actually taken Down Under !



Hi Damian

So that's why your cricketers wear sun-screen on their ... no - I won't say it!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 03:27 AM UTC

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Hi Damian

That first shot's got to be upside down - while it's stunningly dramatic, the underside couldn't be in shadow in a roll-over dive.

All the best

Rowan



I think this one was actually taken Down Under !
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 02:51 AM UTC
Hi Damian

That first shot's got to be upside down - while it's stunningly dramatic, the underside couldn't be in shadow in a roll-over dive.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Wednesday, December 09, 2015 - 01:55 AM UTC

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.... so I'll give the Mk XII a go.



Matt, you can't go wrong with the Spit XII from Airfix. It's a fine kit. Build it some time ago.

Damian, that are really some teasers ....

Meanwhile I know what I will build for this campaign. A few days ago the Spit IXc from Eduard in US markings waved at me when I was looking through my stash ....
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Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2015 - 07:26 AM UTC
I found a page with over 100 images of RAAF Spitfires in various theatres, here is a teaser:





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Posted: Monday, December 07, 2015 - 12:30 AM UTC
Hi all

I remembered I've had Alley Cat's 1:48 Spitfire Prototype sitting neglected on one side since I bought it over 2 years ago! That can be my entry.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, December 04, 2015 - 07:54 PM UTC
An obituary for Edgar was posted on LSP, this is the link to the web page. Included was a photo of Edgar.

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=59493

Later
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Posted: Thursday, December 03, 2015 - 07:41 AM UTC

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Very sad to hear of Edgar's passing.

When I first started posting here he was debating the merits of the Airfix Spitfire Mk XII with a well known "rivet-counter".

Needless to say I had a few good laughs in that thread, so I'll give the Mk XII a go.



Yeah, "someone's" been strangely quiet about this. Looking forward to your Mk XII!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 04:05 PM UTC
Very sad to hear of Edgar's passing.

When I first started posting here he was debating the merits of the Airfix Spitfire Mk XII with a well known "rivet-counter".

Needless to say I had a few good laughs in that thread, so I'll give the Mk XII a go.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 - 01:36 PM UTC
I planned my build over five years ago but it never happened, I am now going to use the Revell MkII in 1/32 sacle, backdated to a MkI. I had planned on using the modified Aires MkV cockpit detail set that I bought those years ago and had started to model the idea on the old Revell MkI, but I couldn't find the etched fret! Searching online for a replacement I found that Eduard do a Brassin set for the Revell MkII, so I ordered that. 31.70! more than paid for the kit (19.95). I will have to modify it as well! More in my build blog When I can get my camera to recognise the card!
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 10:18 PM UTC
A great loss!
I will joint this campaign,I have 12 spitfires to chose from and plenty of time to make a decent attempt at one.
Richard.
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 09:09 PM UTC

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I may be dim, I can't find the campaign thread to post my start picture?



Not dim, really. Since this campaign sort of started before it was announced, this IS the campaign thread. And since the name is so long, I didn't have room for "OFFICIAL". Post away here!

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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 01:02 PM UTC
I may be dim, I can't find the campaign thread to post my start picture?
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 12:57 PM UTC
I met Edgar a few times and he actually stopped me building a Spitfire model. I told of the Mk1 that I was building and that I had scratch built the pump mechanism for the under carriage and that it would be finished in Geoffrey Wellum's markings. He reckoned that, by the time I was talking about, all Spits would have been retro fitted with the select lever. The project went on hold until I could ask the man himself, as he lives 1 minute up the road from me. I finally got the chance earlier this year, but I never got to see Edgar again to be able to tell him of the answer.

A perfect ribbon
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 08:59 AM UTC

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Feel free to express opinions!



Perfect!
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 04:50 AM UTC

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.... For those not aware, the background is the RAF Distinguished Flying Cross ribbon (or close anyway) which I think is richly deserved by Edgar ....

Michael



Yep, that will do the job!
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 02:31 AM UTC
Of course I'll sign up. How could I not? I learned so much from Edgar, ever tho I only read what he wrote here. His passing really is a blow to all Military Historians.
Michael if you could post a photo of Edgar, that would be nice. As for the campaign ribbon, the DFC with his initials would be perfect.

Later