With the passing of Len it is unfortunately the end of an era... very sad day.
I say an informal year long casual GB in honour of Les and the rest of 617 sqn s in order. That way people can come and go as they please and work on them when it fits in around their other builds without having the pressure of a fast approaching deadline...
Edit: Here's a list of aircraft operated by 617 sqn over the years...
Aircraft and dates
March 1943 June 1945 Avro Lancaster I, III
June 1945 September 1946 Avro Lancaster VII (FE)
September 1946 January 1952 Avro Lincoln B.2
January 1952 April 1955 English Electric Canberra B.2
February 1955 December 1955 English Electric Canberra B.6
May 1958 July 1961 Avro Vulcan B.1, B.1A
September 1961 December 1981 Avro Vulcan B.2, B.2A
January 1983 January 2014 Panavia Tornado GR.1, GR.1B, GR.4
We could also expand it to include USN VFA-195, also known as the Dambusters... but I'll leave that up to a vote...
In Soviet Russia, Iron Curtain GB builds you!
People look at me funny when I say I own "Fifty shades of Grey". FS36118, FS36270, FS36375.....
I heard on the news last night as well. RIP Les.
A group build in honour of 617 sqn past and present sounds like a great idea as allows for a wider selection of subjects.
A donation of some dollars and the wining entrant/entrants? is also a really nice touch as well. Perhaps the best of each decade... eg 40's, 50's...etc?
I probably wont participate in the build... for now, but would be happy to make a donation for the cause.
Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.