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.
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.
I'm sure you'll rectify that without much hassle. but it got me thinking and i got my two out as i have the tasman kit as well as the novo boxing. not sure if this helps.tasman have added it and it doesn't look like it would be hard to fix
No model left behind even if it screams all the way to the display shelf!
Looking good. We took a trip out to the Airforce Museum at Wigram yesterday; the new Oxford there looks terrific. The trip got me really enthusiastic about building some more RNZAF aircraft. I was thinking about a Canberra.
Powder wrote: It's a much older tube though so possibly Tamiya have changed the composition of their putties between the time I bought the grey stuff (10 years ago) and the white stuff (2 years ago).
That's good mileage. I must have gone through nearly half a tube of the grey stuff on the 1/48 B-29 last year.
Yellow paint is on. I used Humbrol 69 enamel so I'll leave it for a week before painting the canopy frame & wing-walkways black.
The engine cowlings have a step inside where the engine locates - but, while the front of the real cowlings do have a lip around the inside it's not as deep as the kit parts and having red paint all the way down to the engines would look a bit weird. There's no way I could paint an even edge of black so I'm applying black decal stripes and when they've dried I'll paint black up to the decals from the inside - leaving a much thinner red lip to the cowlings.