2018 is the Centenary of the formation of the Royal Air Force on the 1st of April, 1918. The build will run until February 1st 2019 and is open to any scale and any subject that represented the RAF, including aircraft, ground vehicles and equipment, or RAF personnel.
Ideally the model must be built in its entirety within the specified build dates and the build, but kits that have been part started can be entered at the discretion of the group build leader.
The build should be accompanied by a thread in the group build forum documenting regular progress. Post shots of your sprues or the current state of the build at the beginning of your thread.
By the end of the GB (and no later than 24 hours after the completion date) participants should post five pictures of the completed build in the GB completed builds thread.
There is no entry fee for the GB, but a donation for the upkeep of Kiwimodeller is always welcome.
Entrants who complete a build, post their completed pictures and reside in New Zealand will enter a draw to win a prize (Prize to be advised; one draw entry per person; entrant must reside in New Zealand to qualify for entrance in to the prize draw).
Sort of a non-update, well not one with pictures ! - Yesterday I brushed two light coats of Klear / Future / Pledge to protect the finish. Next will be a 'Flory Wash' into the panel lines followed by another Klear coat then the decals.
Holding my breath as this is where it could all go [very] wrong.
These are the last photos you'll see before final assembly and final reveal. Please wish me luck as if there is such a thing as 'Murphy's Law' then it will almost certainly manifest itself over the next couple of sessions !!
Thanks for the support on the way everyone up until now I've enjoyed every moment of this one, going to really take my time with the finishing as this will almost certainly be the last time I build a 1:48 Lightning, and 'need' this to be right. As ever any comments, criticism or questions welcomed.