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).
I've got this unbuilt kit on my shelf, and I'd never really noticed the depth of the panel lines until seeing your primed model. The shadows in the lines are so pronounced I wouldn't even bother with a wash at all. Kind of quaint how Airfix has gone from HUGE raised panel lines (walls) to trenches!
Here's some progress. This is a bit of a lazy build to be honest although I did spend a bit of time filling seams. The panel lines are pretty evident, but to be fair I think this is one of the first kits of the new era. The newer kits are more refined.