× The Air Force act was passed on April 1, 1937 officially heralding the birth of the RNZAF from the remains of the NZPAF. To mark the 80th Anniversary nect year, this group build will cover any subject that was used by the RNZAF (including Army and Navy aviation in NZ), and will run for 1 year; 6 months either side of the anniversary date.

The build is open to any scale and any subject involved in the formation and history of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. If you are unsure, the definitive list can be found on Wikipedia, but will also be posted in a separate thread under the GB forum. Note, no what-ifs or aircraft in colours they wore prior to service. Must be in actual markings used while in service.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_o...yal_New_Zealand_Navy

As with other GBs, The model must be built in its entirety within the above dates and the build should be accompanied by a thread in this group build forum documenting regular progress.
Please post images of your kit and its contents (including proof of start date) at the beginning of your thread. Partially started kits that have not had much major assembly may be allowed at the discretion of the GB moderators. If in doubt, just ask.
There is not going to be a requirement for people to build different subjects. If it's on the list and you want to build it, then have at it.

By the end of the GB 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 welcome
The winner of the group build will be decided by popular vote, but there will also be a judged category at the Armistice in Cambridge in Nov 2017
Voting will run for the week following the 1st of November 2017, ending Midday the 8th of November 2017. A deadlock will be decided by a separate run-off vote.

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3 years 8 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #1 by Craig Sargent
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Here is the list of aircraft types eligible for the build. If you find something not on the list you think should be, let us know and we can determine if it is eligible or not.

More information can be found on the Wikipedia page here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aircraft_of_the_Royal_New_Zealand_Air_Force_and_Royal_New_Zealand_Navy

Aermacchi MB-339CB
AESL Airtourer
AgustaWestland A109
Aichi E13A "Jake"
Airspeed Consul
Airspeed Oxford
Auster, 6 J/5 and 1 Mk 7c
Avro 504K/L
Avro Anson
Avro Lancaster
Avro Lincoln
Avro Prefect

BA Swallow
BAC Strikemaster Mk.88
Beechcraft 17
Beechcraft Super King Air B200
Beechcraft T-6 Texan
Bell 47 Sioux
Bell Iroquois UH-1H
Blackburn Baffin
Bleriot XI-2
Boeing 727
Boeing 757
Brewster Buffalo
Bristol Beaufighter
Bristol Beaufort
Bristol Blenheim
Bristol F2B Fighter
Bristol Freighter

CAC Boomerang
CAC Wirraway
Cessna 421C Golden Eagle
Consolidated Catalina
Curtiss Kittyhawk P-40E, K, L, M, N

de Havilland Beaver
de Havilland Canada Otter
de Havilland Devon
de Havilland DH.4
de Havilland DH.50A
de Havilland DH.9
de Havilland Dragon
de Havilland Dragon Rapide
de Havilland Express
de Havilland Fox Moth
de Havilland Mosquito
de Havilland Moth DH-60G/M
de Havilland Moth Minor
de Havilland Puss Moth DH-80A
de Havilland Tiger Moth
de Havilland Vampire
de Havilland Venom
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
Douglas Boston
Douglas Dakota
Douglas Dauntless SBD-3/4/5
Douglas DC-6

English Electric Canberra B(I)12, T13

Fairey Battle Mk I
Fairey Firefly Mk I
Fairey Gordon
Fairey IIIF
Fokker Friendship F27-100
Foster Wikner Wicko

General Aircraft Monospar ST-25
Gloster Grebe
Gloster Meteor F3, T7
Grumman Avenger TBF-1

Handley Page Hampden
Handley Page Hastings C3
Hawker Hind
Hawker Hurricane
Hawker Hurricane night fighters of No. 486 Squadron RNZAF.
Hawker Siddeley Andover C1
Hawker Tempest
Hawker Tomtit
Hawker Typhoon

Kaman Seasprite SH-2F, SH-2G(NZ), SH-2G(I)

Lockheed Hercules
Lockheed Hudson
Lockheed Lodestar
Lockheed Orion
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon
Lockheed Ventura

McDonnell Douglas A-4K/TA-4K
Messerschmitt Bf 109E4
Miles Aerovan
Miles Hawk
Miles Magister
Miles Whitney Straight
Mitsubishi Ki-46
Mitsubishi MU-2
Mitsubishi Zero A6M3

Nakajima B5N2
NH industries NH90
North American Harvard
North American Mustang

PAC CT/4B/E
Percival Gull
Porterfield 35W

Rearwin 9000 Sportster
Robinson Redwing II

Saro Cutty Sark
Short Singapore III
Short Stirling
Short Stirling of 75 Squadron
Short Sunderland Mk 3, Mk 5
Supermarine Seafire XV
Supermarine Spitfire
Supermarine Walrus

Vickers Vildebeest
Vickers Vincent
Vickers Wellington
Vought Corsair F4U FG-1D

Waco QDC
Waco UIC
Waco UOC
Westland Wasp

Liberator V - although not an RNZAF aircraft, allowed for the VC won by FO Lloyd Trigg flying for 200 Sqn, RAF.

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3 years 8 months ago #2 by Gary
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I've been meaning to do Trigg's Lib for years, this could be a good excuse to dig out one my many Libs from the stash.



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3 years 8 months ago #3 by Powder
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So pre 1937 is allowed?
Bleriot could be cool to do.

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3 years 8 months ago #4 by Craig Sargent
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If it appears on that list, then it is allowed. And yes to the Bleriot.

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3 years 8 months ago #5 by Powder
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Craig Sargent wrote: If it appears on that list, then it is allowed. And yes to the Bleriot.


Cool. One Bleriot departing Poland this evening bound for NZ.. chuff-chuff-chuff-chuff..... pop.... chuff-chuff-chuff-chuff... :cheer:
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3 years 8 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #6 by Craig Sargent
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Interesting choice. Will be keen to see how the kit is. There is a replica Bleriot in the RNZAF museum at Wigram.

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3 years 8 months ago - 3 years 8 months ago #7 by Powder
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Craig Sargent wrote: Interesting choice. Will be keen to see how the kit is. There is a replica Bleriot in the RNZAF museum at Wigram.


Cheers Craig - colour photos of the replica are a bit more useful than grainy old black & whites.

Apparently the fuselage in the kit is made from this stuff called 'wood' :unsure:
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3 years 8 months ago #8 by Tiger
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Cool choice Powder :)
I'll be popping in often to check this build out :woohoo:
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3 years 8 months ago #9 by yak
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I'd be keen to have a crack at this. Would be some of the obscure ones like the Crebe, III F or BA swallow if i can get my confidence up to tackle some things i haven't done before like rigging and vac form kits. But if i was to do the Crebe for example i'd do all three of them on a single base would that be classed as one or three entries?

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3 years 8 months ago #10 by rwkennard
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Hi there,
Might be a silly question but does this GB include New Zealand squadrons within the RAF during WWII?
I would love to have an excuse to start my Tamiya Mossie!
Cheers, Richard

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3 years 8 months ago #11 by Craig Sargent
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Go to the Wiki page I linked in the first post of this thread. It will answer all your questions.

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3 years 8 months ago #12 by Grant
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rwkennard wrote: Hi there,
Might be a silly question but does this GB include New Zealand squadrons within the RAF during WWII?
I would love to have an excuse to start my Tamiya Mossie!
Cheers, Richard


In short, yes. I'd love to see this built. :cheer:

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3 years 8 months ago #13 by rwkennard
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Hi Craig

I got link to work(my fault) and I see the answer. Also good to 485 Spitfire squadron there too. Might get two 1/32 kits done.

Grant, thanks for your input too.

Cheers, Richard.

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3 years 8 months ago #14 by Craig Sargent
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rwkennard wrote: Hi Craig

I got link to work(my fault) and I see the answer. Also good to 485 Spitfire squadron there too. Might get two 1/32 kits done.

Grant, thanks for your input too.

Cheers, Richard.


Welcome aboard Richard. Look forward to the builds.

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3 years 8 months ago #15 by yak
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I've got three Grebe kits that i've wanted to make as NZ501,502 and 503 and have them sitting together on a grass base. If i did that would it be classed as one or three entries?

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3 years 8 months ago #16 by Craig Sargent
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Hard to say - open to suggestions. Generally in an IPMS-type contest, if they were just 3 aircraft on a base for display purposes, they could be 3 entries. If they were in a diorama with ground crew and equipment, then they would be treated as one entry.

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3 years 8 months ago #17 by yak
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Ok thanks. would probably have a few crew figures. Might just make them and bring them along next year and make something else for the GB

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3 years 7 months ago #18 by Powder
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Powder wrote:

Craig Sargent wrote: Interesting choice. Will be keen to see how the kit is. There is a replica Bleriot in the RNZAF museum at Wigram.


Cheers Craig - colour photos of the replica are a bit more useful than grainy old black & whites.

Apparently the fuselage in the kit is made from this stuff called 'wood' :unsure:


Bleriot arrived today - and yes some of the parts are made of wood - but disappointingly they're completely unusable. :(



I might get a Windsock Datafile with scale plans and stock up on Evergreen/Plastruct and have a go at scratch-building the frame... but not right now.
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3 years 7 months ago #19 by Xtr3meNZer
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Oh wow, that sucks! They don't look very clean do they. Hopefully it wont be too hard to do with styrene

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