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Edgar Brooks Memorial Spitfire Campaign
Littorio
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 01:09 AM UTC

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I do take it that the Seafire is included in this after all it is a Spit with a hook?



As far as I'm concerned you're good to go with a Seafire.

Michael



Thanks Michael, I may just go with the Planet Models Mk.45 but then again....
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 12:59 AM UTC

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I do take it that the Seafire is included in this after all it is a Spit with a hook?



As far as I'm concerned you're good to go with a Seafire.

Michael
Littorio
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Posted: Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:56 PM UTC
Just signed up, got a few Spits and Seafires to choose from in the stash also think the ribbon is very fitting.

I do take it that the Seafire is included in this after all it is a Spit with a hook?
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:45 PM UTC

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Going with Torsten's ribbon suggestion (slightly modified), what do you all think of this:

 photo Edgar Brooks DFC ribbon_zpsbensftao.jpg

 photo Edgar Brooks DFC ribbon small_zpsnze7ny0k.gif

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

Feel free to express opinions!

Michael



Ribbon looks awesome! Got my vote.

Best wishes,

Ian
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, November 27, 2015 - 11:24 PM UTC
Going with Torsten's ribbon suggestion (slightly modified), what do you all think of this:

 photo Edgar Brooks DFC ribbon_zpsbensftao.jpg

 photo Edgar Brooks DFC ribbon small_zpsnze7ny0k.gif

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

Feel free to express opinions!

Michael
SaxonTheShiba
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 08:28 PM UTC
Count me in! Let's make this a spectacular campaign for Edgar and this magnificent aircraft.

Best wishes,

Ian
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:48 PM UTC

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Dang it, I already have 2 spits WIP. One from last years club med and the other from a 70th BoB. I can't start another one. 2 many spits, so little time.

Cheers




Sorry Robbie, I refuse to admit the truth of that last statement. There is manifestly no such thing as too many Spitfires!

Michael



If it is any consolation Michael, I have 13 Spits in my stash including the 2 on the bench
Even though I may not be joining the campaign, I will surely be lurking...

Cheers




So you can build another one for our campaign and still have an adequate (barely) amount left!

Michael
Robbd01
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:34 PM UTC

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Dang it, I already have 2 spits WIP. One from last years club med and the other from a 70th BoB. I can't start another one. 2 many spits, so little time.

Cheers




Sorry Robbie, I refuse to admit the truth of that last statement. There is manifestly no such thing as too many Spitfires!

Michael



If it is any consolation Michael, I have 13 Spits in my stash including the 2 on the bench
Even though I may not be joining the campaign, I will surely be lurking...

Cheers

MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 05:19 AM UTC

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Dang it, I already have 2 spits WIP. One from last years club med and the other from a 70th BoB. I can't start another one. 2 many spits, so little time.

Cheers




Sorry Robbie, I refuse to admit the truth of that last statement. There is manifestly no such thing as too many Spitfires!

Michael
Robbd01
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:48 AM UTC
Dang it, I already have 2 spits WIP. One from last years club med and the other from a 70th BoB. I can't start another one. 2 many spits, so little time.

Cheers

darreng
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Posted: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 02:31 AM UTC
I've signed up as I had met Edgar on a few occasions and had regularly conversed with him via email on all manner of things.
BlackWidow
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Posted: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 - 12:04 AM UTC

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.... I thought I'd make it last until the first anniversary of his passing ....

Michael



That would have also been my suggestion, Michael. Well done! It didn't take me a second to think about joining this campaign. Not sure yet what I will build, but I have several Mk. V and IX in my stash, so I'll find something for sure. Don't know when I'll start with this campaign as I've running some others in 2016. But I'll start and finish in time.

About the ribbon, some of you might remember the campaign for Russell Anderson in 2014, where we had a plain ribbon with just the name on it. How about something like that with just "Edgar" on it? Sorry, but I cannot design a ribbon. Oh, btw, could anyone here post a photo of Edgar? I guess, many of us don't know how he looked like, including me.

Torsten
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Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 09:49 PM UTC
Thanks for setting this campaign up so quickly Michael. Count me in. I think I may do a Spit in 1/32 or even in 1/24 particularly as this is a year long campaign. I noticed the Revell [ex Matchbox] 1/32 Spitfire Mk22 is still widely available so this could be the one for me. I do like the Griffon powered Spits with the larger vertical tails.
tim
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 08:26 PM UTC
That was kind of my thinking Joel. Given that we have no lead time as we usually do with new campaigns I thought I'd make it last until the first anniversary of his passing to make sure we all had time to give to good builds.

Michael
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 07:43 PM UTC
Michael,
Thank you for acting so decisively and quickly. I'm heading over and signing up.

With a year long time frame, It gives me the opportunity to finish a few projects, then I'll be able to devote myself to one or two builds specifically for this memorial campaign.
Joel
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, November 23, 2015 - 06:52 AM UTC
The passing of our friend Edgar Brooks, Spitfire boffin extraordinaire, has occasioned the call for a memorial campaign. This is it. It will run from 19 November, 2015 through 19 November, 2016. If you want to read the rules and enlist, please go here. Suggestions for ribbons will be gladly accepted.

Let's remember Edgar with a fine showing of Spitfires for the gallery!

Michael