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"Same Kit" Group build?

January 6 2012 at 12:06 AM
Greg in OK  (Login Greg7AC)
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I was wondering if it might be fun to have a small group build were we all use the same kit. (all the P-40s being built now is what made me think of it)

For diverse markings we could pick something like the AT-6 (aka,T-G,SNJ,Texan or Harvard) but it could be any easy to get or likely to have Airfix kit.

Does anyone like the idea? (No worries if you don't, it's just a thought)

Greg in OK

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(Login brews1)
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Good Idea.

January 6 2012, 12:52 AM 

I just ran one on uamf.org.uk for the Fw 190D.http://uamf.org.uk/viewforum.php?f=192

There was also one for the HP Hampden:http://uamf.org.uk/viewforum.php?f=191B and Angel Interceptor:http://uamf.org.uk/viewforum.php?f=190 These are just a sample from the past month.

There is more benefit, IMHO in running an SKGB on the older kits, which may have one or a few quirks, than the new-tool Zero or P-40. With a SKGB, you are all building the kit, and so you come up against the same issues, and different folks seem to either lead the way with a solution or else everyone solves it their own way that suits themselves, so at the end of the GB you have a great resource for people who want to build that kit in the future.

But yes, the P-40B looks a nice kit. I would have more interest in the P-40E, which has a few of those 'quirks' I mentioned (e.g. lack of cockpit detail!) happy.gif

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Massimo La Civita
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To allow the most modelers to partecipate...

January 6 2012, 3:29 AM 

...texan or spitfire V - IX or mustang...

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Andrew D
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Great idea!

January 6 2012, 4:20 AM 

That's a really good idea Greg. There are plenty of Airfix kits with a wide range of markings. Off the top of my head:

Me 109
Spitfire V or IX
Boeing 737

I'd be in it for sure.


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George Oh
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I like it. I've been in clubs that have done this, so I've built

January 6 2012, 5:48 AM 

a Heller 43-scale Landrover series III,
a 72-scale (Dragon?) Me.1101,
a 6" robot kit,
the KP 72-scale Spitfire Mk.IX LF, and lately,
the Tamiya 48-scale Komatsu bulldozer.
Good fun. George, out.............

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(Login DermotMo)
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Top idea Greg!

January 6 2012, 5:48 AM 

I'm currently in an F-14 Tomcat STGB (Single Type Group Build) over on Britmodeller.

Obviously we're not limited to Airfix kits but you can imagine there's a huge range of schemes and variants involved and 'What-if' options are also allowed..

Would love to see this get off the ground here too.



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Stuart Milliken
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I'd enjoy that!

January 6 2012, 8:48 AM 

For it to work for me it would have to be a kit that's reasonably available. I can't get most older out-of-production kits here. Also, it would be very nice if a choice could be made in the next two weeks, as I'll be in Hong Kong (a.k.a. The Land of Hobby Shops) around Chinese New Year and can pick up the appropriate box of styrene then.

Swell idea--thanks!


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(Login The_Venom_Vixen)
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Did no one see my previous post?

January 6 2012, 2:33 PM 

Suggested the same thing for the Firefly
Zero interest!

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Greg in OK
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Actually because of your post I was thinking the Firefly might be a great choice...

January 6 2012, 4:13 PM 

and I was already looking up any decals I might have for it.

My apoligies for not responding to, but acting on, your original post.

Greg in OK

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(Login The_Venom_Vixen)
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No problemo

January 6 2012, 5:18 PM 

If you all decide to do the Firebox I will
happily throw open the reference libary.
I might even make a special trip to do a walkaround on VX-388

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Greg in OK
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That would be great! I have decals for no less than TEN Fireflys....

January 6 2012, 6:46 PM 

sadly, none of them are Ethopian


Greg in OK

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January 6 2012, 10:12 PM 

is a TT-6, the Ethiopian ones were MK-1's.
But I do have the pilots notes and some other stuff for
the MK-1
For the later marks I have the maintenance manual for the FR-4
NF-4 AS-5 FR-5 and AS-6.
For the TT-6 I have this happy.gif

[linked image]

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Deleted by poster...

January 6 2012, 3:45 PM 

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William De Coster
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I'm in

January 6 2012, 4:16 PM 

Unless the choice is the Space 1999 Eagle - I don't have one sad.gif

But otherwise... please count me in

Maybe we should have a vote for a subject from the current catalogue - as it has kits easy acessable for everyone (normally spoken) ?

I like the P-40E... that's an oldie I like to revisit - and currently it's available in a starters kit I think

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Jorge Raúl Figari
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January 7 2012, 2:36 AM 

Have one of the old ones. Waiting for the new one! happy.gif


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