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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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TOPIC: RNZAF 80th Anniversary Group Build: Completed Pictures

RNZAF 80th Anniversary Group Build: Completed Pictures 1 year 2 weeks ago #1

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Post five pictures of your completed builds here.

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Airfix 1/72 T.11 Vampire

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RNZAF 80th Anniversary Group Build: Completed Pictures 10 months 4 weeks ago #3

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Kit - Airfix 1:72
Paint - All enamels
Decals - Xtradecal
Extras - None


DH Vampire T.55
75 Squadron
RNZAF Whenuapai
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RNZAF 80th Anniversary Group Build: Completed Pictures 5 months 4 weeks ago #4

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1/72 Sword Strikemaster

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RNZAF 80th Anniversary Group Build: Completed Pictures 1 week 5 days ago #5

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Completely forgot all about this. Also noticed one member has left and pulled the pin on all his posts. Don't know the what or why, but never mind.

Can anyone who finished a model in the GB please post their images here before next weekend? I'll create a poll starting on the 18th and let it run for a week to decide a winner.

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RNZAF 80th Anniversary Group Build: Completed Pictures 1 week 5 days ago #6

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I don't say things like this very often but I think he's been a complete dick, I don't know what's happened to piss him off, but by blanking all his posts the way he has he's basically defaced the site and that pisses me off.
If you got issues, say something and that goes for anyone, don't be a girly wet blouse and blank all your forum posts out or I'll just go to my backups and restore them.
Sorry not the place to rant but it does vex me when people do stupid things like that and mess with the site.

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RNZAF 80th Anniversary Group Build: Completed Pictures 1 week 4 days ago #7

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What a dick! Why would anyone do something like that?! :whistle: B)

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What a dick! Why would anyone do something like that?! :whistle: B)

(Seems like deja vu)

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