× 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.

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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.

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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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Guardians and requested

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3 years 4 months ago #1 by Old_Fart
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I have finally decided on my subjects for this group build but will be looking for a little help

Build 1
Gate guardian Wigram - Harvard NZ1050 (1976) - Was there when she was hoisted in 1973 with photos so pretty much got this one nailed

Build 2
Camp Guardian Te Rapa - Avenger NZ2504 (1978) - again pretty much have one worked out however looking for a bit of advice on bleaching decals as she'd sat in the sun for 20 years before her relocation to Wigram.

Build 3 - Info needed
Playground Guardian Woodbourne - Vampire, probably an instruction frame or a possible right off. (circa 1970) - Can remember the plane (playground) she was in the top left hand corner behind the hall and in a sandpit. I remember her as being fully gutted with access through the nose and engine nasal, no canopy but with front screen. Her floor was plywood and I think there was a ladder attached to the cockpit. For the life of me I can not remember where the wings were removed, though I have a hazy recollection that the stubs were covered with plywood.

If anyone has any recollection of this guardian your memories would be most welcome. (Note this is not the Redwoodtown playground vampire)

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3 years 4 months ago #2 by Powder
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What a great selection.
There's been some discussion about playground aircraft on rnzaf.proboards.com/ but I guess you've probably looked there already.

I was/am keen to model the Havelock Nth playground Avenger but I've never seen a period photo of it. There's a lot more info on the Pahiatua Harvard, so perhaps I'll do that one instead one day. :)

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3 years 4 months ago #3 by Old_Fart
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Yep it was a post on that board that triggered my memory of playing in it when dad was based there

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