× 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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PV-1 Ventura

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3 years 7 months ago #1 by Gary
PV-1 Ventura was created by Gary
I'm building the Revell PV-1 Ventura, if it fits in to the GB all good if not meh take it or leave it :P
I've bought some Ventura decals from Malcolm Laird via TM, thanks Malcolm :)
Here's pics inside the box etc so bugger off GB Nazi's :P (who are we calling GB Nazis anyway?)






'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'
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3 years 7 months ago #2 by Grant
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Welcome aboard. Will watch with interest etc. :)

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3 years 7 months ago #3 by Kiwimav
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I'll be watching this build come together for sure G1, as I have 1 in the stash too.

Dave

Update In Stash:
Lots of 1/35 Armor mainly WWII German and a few Modern British/American pieces, 1/32 Aircraft and 1/48 Aircraft. Aircraft chosen to replicate RNZAF and RAAF types through the years. Some RAF & USAF types exist also.

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3 years 7 months ago #4 by Flying_Kiwi
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I'm quite keen to see how you get on with this G1, I have the same kit in the stash and have heard mixed reviews.

Great subject tho, A twin engine light bomber that could out run most fighters!

be looking with interest!!.

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3 years 7 months ago #5 by Gary
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I've just finished riveting one side of the fuselage, it's not too hard and gives me something to do while my other stuff is in the oven drying.
Will take some photos later.



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3 years 6 months ago #6 by Bishop
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Love the octopus thing going on around the top turret

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