75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain group build?

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5 years 2 weeks ago #1 by Grant
Anybody else keen to commemorate this by building some classics? :cheer:

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5 years 2 weeks ago #2 by IAN
It's a very good idea, Grant, Not one I'll build a model for but I'll happily cheer-along from the sidelines.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #3 by Von Drinkoften
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I could be in. I have a bunch of Emils in the stash :cheer:

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5 years 2 weeks ago #4 by grover

IAN wrote: It's a very good idea, Grant, Not one I'll build a model for but I'll happily cheer-along from the sidelines.

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I'm with Ian, but then I might surprise if I come across anything I really like.

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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 2 weeks ago #5 by Craig Sargent
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You could always do one of these Ian. :)



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5 years 2 weeks ago - 5 years 2 weeks ago #6 by Nosferatu
Could be tempting...slightly off topic..what happened with the D-Day one?

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5 years 2 weeks ago #7 by Wally
I like the idea.
I guess I'd be a starter although finding the time to do a build might be difficult.
Have wanted to make a 1/48 BoB Mk Spitfire or Hurricane for quite some time.
I have early F/O or F/L Colin Gray Spitfire decals on hand now too in the Victory Productions set
Is a roughly 31 October finish date - the official end of the Battle - too soon for many modellers ...?
What do others think?
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5 years 2 weeks ago #8 by KitModellerNZ
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I've been wanting to build one of the Tamiya 1/32 Spitfires. If I have enough $$$ to buy the kit before the group build starts I could be keen. I've never taken part in a group build before.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #9 by Xtr3meNZer
I'd be keen! Can I enter my Dio in? lol.

Yeah, will be keen for this, and will be a pleasure to build with you all.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #10 by Grant

Wally wrote: I like the idea.
I guess I'd be a starter although finding the time to do a build might be difficult.
Have wanted to make a 1/48 BoB Mk Spitfire or Hurricane for quite some time.
I have early F/O or F/L Colin Gray Spitfire decals on hand now too in the Victory Productions set
Is a roughly 31 October finish date - the official end of the Battle - too soon for many modellers ...?
What do others think?
Wally.


Yeah, the dates of the battle seem a logical choice, so 10th July to 31st October. I'll stick my hand to run this if it happens and Gary is happy to see it happen. I think I could even rustle up a prize.

For anybody worried about time pressure, an Airfix Hurricane, Spitfire or 109 could be built in a weekend surely? :P

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5 years 2 weeks ago #11 by Grant
List of aircraft involved (according to Wikipedia):

United Kingdom
Bristol Blenheim
Blenheim Mk. IF - Fighter Command (night fighter)
Blenheim Mk IVF - Coastal Command
Bristol Beaufighter Mk. I - Fighter Command
Boulton Paul Defiant Mk. I - Fighter Command
Gloster Gladiator - Fighter Command (limited numbers)
Hawker Hurricane Mk. I and Mk IIA series I - Fighter Command
Supermarine Spitfire Mk. I and Mk. II - Fighter Command
Westland Lysander (limited numbers) (Opening days)

Germany
Breguet 521 Bizerte
Dornier Do 17
Do 17M and P
Do 17 Z-2
Do 17 Z-3
Dornier Do 18 D-1 (Air-Sea rescue)
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 C-3
Heinkel He 59 C-2 (Air-Sea rescue)
Heinkel He 111
He 111 H-2
He 111 H-3
He 111 H-4
He 111 P-1
Heinkel He 115 B-1 and B-2 (Air-Sea rescue)
Junkers Ju 87 B-1 and B-2
Junkers Ju 88 A-1 and A-5
Messerschmitt Bf 109
Bf 109 E-1, E-1/B
Bf 109 E-3
Bf 109 E-4, E-4/B, E-4/N
Bf 109 E-7, E-7/N
Bf 109 F-1
Messerschmitt Bf 110
Bf 110 C-4, C-4/B
Bf 110 C-5

Italy
Fiat BR.20M Cicogna
Fiat CR.42S Falco
Fiat G.50 Freccia
Macchi MC.200 Saetta

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aircraft_of_the_Battle_of_Britain

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5 years 2 weeks ago #12 by Wally
Weekend ...? What is that?
Nah, just joking ... count me in.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #13 by Wally
I'd dearly love to do a Classic Airframes Blenheim for it ... alas that's out of my price range at present.
Be fun tracking down the right Spitfire though ... and maybe a Hurricane too.
I can seldom enter only one build in these GBs.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #14 by Gary
Grant you just said all the right things mate, she's all yours, hell it'll even give me an excuse to build another HE-111 or something else from the stash. :D
I build this in a weekend, so a wee Spit is more than doable.










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5 years 2 weeks ago #15 by Moeggo
Yea I would be keen to throw something into the ring for this one! Got a Pile of Emils that are calling

KitModellerNZ wrote: I've been wanting to build one of the Tamiya 1/32 Spitfires. If I have enough $$$ to buy the kit before the group build starts I could be keen. I've never taken part in a group build before.


Tamiya Spitfires aren't BOB Mk's.. You would be wanting one of Revells Mk.II kits.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #16 by gibbs
This is certainly interesting You've now got me wondering whether the spitfires or the 109 I've ordered will be suitable I guess I'll just have to wait for the package to turn up

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5 years 2 weeks ago #17 by Grant

Gary wrote: Grant you just said all the right things mate, she's all yours, hell it'll even give me an excuse to build another HE-111 or something else from the stash. :D


Cheers Gary. :)

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5 years 2 weeks ago #18 by grover

Moeggo wrote: Yea I would be keen to throw something into the ring for this one! Got a Pile of Emils that are calling

KitModellerNZ wrote: I've been wanting to build one of the Tamiya 1/32 Spitfires. If I have enough $$$ to buy the kit before the group build starts I could be keen. I've never taken part in a group build before.


Tamiya Spitfires aren't BOB Mk's.. You would be wanting one of Revells Mk.II kits.


What about the new tooling Airfix Hurricanes or Spitfires? Also, if the hurri is ok, are there any NZ suppliers that have them?

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5 years 2 weeks ago #19 by Grant

grover wrote:
What about the new tooling Airfix Hurricanes or Spitfires? Also, if the hurri is ok, are there any NZ suppliers that have them?


This one? www.acornmodels.co.nz/products/kitsets/a...1,72-aircraft/75511/

I am reasonably sure this is the new tool 1/72 Hurricane. I have the "Mk.1 Early", and it looks like a nice wee kit.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #20 by Xtr3meNZer
The Hurricane in my BoB dio was one of their "starter kits", unsure if it was the new tooling though, but went together great and is quite detailed for 1/72.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #21 by grover

Grant wrote:

grover wrote:
What about the new tooling Airfix Hurricanes or Spitfires? Also, if the hurri is ok, are there any NZ suppliers that have them?


This one? www.acornmodels.co.nz/products/kitsets/a...1,72-aircraft/75511/

I am reasonably sure this is the new tool 1/72 Hurricane. I have the "Mk.1 Early", and it looks like a nice wee kit.


This was the one I was thinking of www.scalemates.com/kits/932499-airfix-a0...awker-hurricane-mk-i

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5 years 2 weeks ago #22 by Viperbuilder
If you make the group build run to the end of the year I'll be in. I'm not going to be around much over the next three months.
Very keen on BoB era stuff.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #23 by KitModellerNZ
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Moeggo wrote: Tamiya Spitfires aren't BOB Mk's.. You would be wanting one of Revells Mk.II kits.


Darn! I hadn't even thought about that. Might look into getting one of the Revell Mk.II kits.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #24 by Grant

Viperbuilder wrote: If you make the group build run to the end of the year I'll be in. I'm not going to be around much over the next three months.
Very keen on BoB era stuff.


I'd personally prefer to be keep it to the dates of the battle. I'm also travelling in late November and December so would be unavailable then.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #25 by Wally
My preference is the Battle dates too. We could feature some of the builds at Armistice?
Some questions, since my extremely brief Wiki BoB research says Hurricane Mk I, II & IIa and Spitfire Mk I (only?) took part?
Makes me realise how little I know about this - ( I know I should search myself so this is just if anyone already knows) -
Does the Revell 1/32 Spitfire Mk II qualify because Mk II was used in the BoB or because there were few if any differences between Mk I & II?
Is the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk I/II/IIa kitset a new tooling? (There's certainly a new boxing)
Same question regards Airfix Hurricane Mk I, which also seems to have a new boxing?
Am I correct in thinking that Tamiya's 1/48 Spitfire Mk I and Hasegawa's 1/48 Hurricanes are considered best-in-scale?
Cheers
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5 years 2 weeks ago #26 by Mumbles

Grant wrote:

grover wrote:
What about the new tooling Airfix Hurricanes or Spitfires? Also, if the hurri is ok, are there any NZ suppliers that have them?


This one? www.acornmodels.co.nz/products/kitsets/a...1,72-aircraft/75511/

I am reasonably sure this is the new tool 1/72 Hurricane. I have the "Mk.1 Early", and it looks like a nice wee kit.


It is (apart from the pilot not fitting), I built one last year.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #27 by Moeggo

Wally wrote: My preference is the Battle dates too. We could feature some of the builds at Armistice?
Some questions, since my extremely brief Wiki BoB research says Hurricane Mk I, II & IIa and Spitfire Mk I (only?) took part?
Makes me realise how little I know about this - ( I know I should search myself so this is just if anyone already knows) -
Does the Revell 1/32 Spitfire Mk II qualify because Mk II was used in the BoB or because there were few if any differences between Mk I & II?
Is the Airfix 1/48 Spitfire Mk I/II/IIa kitset a new tooling? (There's certainly a new boxing)
Same question regards Airfix Hurricane Mk I, which also seems to have a new boxing?
Am I correct in thinking that Tamiya's 1/48 Spitfire Mk I and Hasegawa's 1/48 Hurricanes are considered best-in-scale?
Cheers
Wally.


You can backdate the Mk.II to the required Mk.I, Barracuda has the parts....

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5 years 2 weeks ago #28 by Grant
Bumping for anybody who hasn't seen this. BTW, I'm about to head into hospital for a big operation so I might be a bit quiet for the next couple of weeks.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #29 by grover

Grant wrote: Bumping for anybody who hasn't seen this. BTW, I'm about to head into hospital for a big operation so I might be a bit quiet for the next couple of weeks.


Best of luck then mate.

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5 years 2 weeks ago #30 by Maarten

Grant wrote: Bumping for anybody who hasn't seen this. BTW, I'm about to head into hospital for a big operation so I might be a bit quiet for the next couple of weeks.


Good Luck !

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