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Thunderbolts are GO !! 2013 P-47 Group Build
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Posted: Monday, November 26, 2012 - 02:18 PM UTC
Hi folks. Things around here are waaaaaaay to quiet for my liking, so I think we need to stir things up to start 2013 with a whole bunch of Jugs on everybody's benches. I am proposing an open P-47 group build, any scale, any variant, any nationality and theatre, pretty much whatever you want as long as it's a Thunderbolt ! If we start on January 1, and run it for 8 months, there is a slim chance that Nige and I might even get a chance to contribute something for a change. Please note that I said MIGHT !

Anyway, who's up for it ?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2012 - 02:18 PM UTC
Bump time........

We have a few takers on the Aeroscale thread so far:

1. Your truly
2. Lampie (coz silence is taken as affirmative)
3. Tinbanger
4. Camogirl
5. Tomcat31 (kindly enlisted by Camo, not sure if he is even aware yet !!)

I think that's enough to formally open proceedings here, I'm sure we will pick up a few extras along the way.

Come on folks, let's get some more Thunderbolts out of the stash and onto the bench !

, D
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Posted: Sunday, December 09, 2012 - 04:14 PM UTC
I am in, Damian. Got a ton of Jugs in the stash and a ton of decal sets since I can never decide what markings to use.
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Posted: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 07:23 AM UTC
Of course I'm in
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 10:47 AM UTC
Bump and recruitment update:

1. Your truly
2. Lampie (coz silence is taken as affirmative)
3. Tinbanger (gone mad and will attempt a dual-build, without a safety net!)
4. Camogirl (will likely raid Tomcat's stash and preserve her own)
5. Tomcat31 (kindly enlisted by Camo, not sure if he is even aware yet !!)
6. Jesper (long time Group Build junkie)
7. Holdfast (work in progress, but I want to watch him work those masks !)

Cheers, D

Edit: In the interest of getting as many contributors as possible, I am going to allow "Hangar Queens" for this Group Build. Line them up guys and gals, let's get some action going for the new year.

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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 08:00 PM UTC
I'm going to say that I am in I have a 1/32 P-47 up to the painting stage, if that's allowed? I aim to build it as "No Guts-No Glory" so I have to crack the masks for the nose checkers and that will probably take some time though.
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Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 08:56 PM UTC
Hi Mal.

I'm happy to allow started kits for this Group Build, the more people contributing here the better. Any hints as to the kit and scheme you're working on ?

Thanks for joining in mate.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 10:17 AM UTC
I have no idea what color scheme and markings I will use - that normally changes quite a lot of times during the campaign anyway

I will probably build one of the Monogram kits. Either the razorback or the bubbletop.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2012 - 05:22 PM UTC

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I have no idea what color scheme and markings I will use - that normally changes quite a lot of times during the campaign anyway

I will probably build one of the Monogram kits. Either the razorback or the bubbletop.



WHAT? No Matchbox this time? The Mayans may be right !
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 12:06 PM UTC
Bump time again folks, since the world didn't end we can move forward now.

I've had a couple of requests for a later start, and that might help to rally more troops, so we are now looking at a Feb-Sept 2013 run time for this Group Build.

The enlistment page should be up shortly, so I will link it here.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 02:06 PM UTC
Ive had a P-47 project in mind for a while, and this nice 1/144 twin pack.

Im going top try to do some post-war ANG units, like this more here
The proposed September end date looks good to me.

I'm also hoping some of you jug heads might be interested in building a C-47 to go with your P-47s.
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 02:27 PM UTC
Jonathan, it will be great to have you on board mate, those uber-Braille scale lil' Jugs look great!

Nice shameless self-promotion as well. I've been watching the C-47 thread all along and it promises to be a fascinating Campaign with some uncommon builds in the mix.

Thanks for posting up here.

Cheers, D.
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Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 06:58 PM UTC

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Hi Mal.

I'm happy to allow started kits for this Group Build, the more people contributing here the better. Any hints as to the kit and scheme you're working on ?

Thanks for joining in mate.



Hi Damian,
Thanks Yes its the Hasegawa 1/32 kit and it will be finished as "No Guts-No Glory", then again I might do "Big Ass Bird II", I recently produced that scheme for Ray of the Vintage Fighter Series
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 12:56 AM UTC
Ok since Sam volunteered me I'm in.

Dunno what I'll build yet but I have plenty in the stash to choose from...
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Posted: Saturday, December 22, 2012 - 09:24 AM UTC
G'day Tomcat, thanks for the confirmation. Always great to have you on board !

Time for a Bump and recruitment update, I will also add in proposed build details as they come to hand:

1. Your truly - Academy 1/48 P-47N, possibly Kitsworld Decals
2. Lampie (coz silence is taken as affirmative)
3. Tinbanger - Revell 1/32 Smithsonian Edition Bubbletop (gone mad and might attempt a dual-build, without a safety net!)
4. Camogirl (will likely raid Tomcat's stash and preserve her own)
5. Tomcat31 (kindly enlisted by Camo, on his way to the hardware to get a stronger lock for his stash!!)
6. Jesper - Monogram kit (long time Group Build junkie)
7. Holdfast - 1/32 Hasegawa (work in progress, but I want to watch him work those masks !)
8. JClapp - 1/144 Platz dual Combo kit in ANG markings

In the interest of getting as many contributors as possible, I am going to allow "Hangar Queens" for this Group Build. Line them up guys and gals, let's get some action going for the new year.

Group Build Enlistment page HERE

Please note that the title has change to avoid confusion with the Aeroscale Campaign already set up and enlisting by Camogirl. We are now "Thunderbolts Are Go (2013)!"

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 12:18 PM UTC
I just cracked open and painted the cockpit on the Otaki Razorback. I'm treating this is a late entry in a second Pin-ups since she will be wearing the Miss Second Front pin-up.

D
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Posted: Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 05:31 PM UTC
Welcome aboard D, thanks for enlisting. I'm looking forward to watching the Otaki kit come together, I have built a couple of their kits in the past and they build up quite well.

Merry Christmas guys, here's to an awesome 2013 for us all.

Cheers, the other D.
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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 05:05 PM UTC
BUMP and recruitment update.

1. Your truly - Academy 1/48 P-47N, possibly Kitsworld Decals
2. Lampie (coz silence is taken as affirmative)
3. Tinbanger - Revell 1/32 Smithsonian Edition Bubbletop (gone mad and might attempt a dual-build, without a safety net!)
4. Camogirl (will likely raid Tomcat's stash and preserve her own)
5. Tomcat31 (kindly enlisted by Camo, on his way to the hardware to get a stronger lock for his stash!!)
6. Jesper - Monogram kit (long time Group Build junkie)
7. Holdfast - 1/32 Hasegawa (work in progress, but I want to watch him work those masks !)
8. JClapp - 1/144 Platz dual Combo kit in ANG markings
9. Grenadier37 - 1/72 Tamiya
10. Mrockhill - 1/72 Hasegawa Bubbletop in SEAC scheme

Group Build Enlistment page HERE

We have a good diversity of builds proposed already, looks like a fun time ahead.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 10:24 PM UTC
Made a decision I will be building MY (yes you read that right one from my stash) Revell P-47 N (we picked up 4 of them from Modelzone for 7 each apparently they were a limited edition to Modelzone only?) but will be using some after market Aztec decals on it though
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 11:45 AM UTC
OK, wait a minute, you're allowing in progress builds? I could finish my 1/32 Hasegawa kit? AND you're running it 'til the end of October? This might be tough to pass up...

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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 11:54 AM UTC

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OK, wait a minute, you're allowing in progress builds? I could finish my 1/32 Hasegawa kit? AND you're running it 'til the end of October? This might be tough to pass up...

Michael



Yeah Michael, we take things sloooooooow and easy around here. It would be great to have you on board and see that Hase kit finished off and on display.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 12:03 PM UTC

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OK, wait a minute, you're allowing in progress builds? I could finish my 1/32 Hasegawa kit? AND you're running it 'til the end of October? This might be tough to pass up...

Michael



Yeah Michael, we take things sloooooooow and easy around here. It would be great to have you on board and see that Hase kit finished off and on display.

Cheers, D



OK, you talked me into it. That's four campaigns for 2013, two of which I'm leading. Oh boy!

Michael
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 09:17 AM UTC
BUMP and recruitment update.

1. Your truly - Academy 1/48 P-47N, possibly Kitsworld Decals
2. Lampie (coz silence is taken as affirmative)
3. Tinbanger - Revell 1/32 Smithsonian Edition Bubbletop (gone mad and might attempt a dual-build, without a safety net!)
4. Camogirl - Revell P-47N with Aztec decals
5. Tomcat31 - trying to confirm the origin of Camo's kit
6. Jesper - Monogram kit (long time Group Build junkie)
7. Holdfast - 1/32 Hasegawa (work in progress, but I want to watch him work those masks !)
8. JClapp - 1/144 Platz dual Combo kit in ANG markings
9. Grenadier37 - 1/72 Tamiya
10. Mrockhill - 1/72 Hasegawa Bubbletop in SEAC scheme
11. Wrinkledm - 1/48 Otaki Razorback just started
12. MichaelSatin - 1/32 Hasegawa Bubbletop

Group Build Enlistment page HERE

Up to 12 enlisted now, thanks for joining in guys. Less than a month to go now, we will use this thread for the duration of the Group Build, so please start posting pictures of your proposed builds or the current status for in-progress builds whenever you like.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2013 - 02:52 AM UTC
Here is my kit for this campaign. An old Arii P-47 razorback. Strangely enough the decals included in the kit does not fit the color schemes included in the instructions. Does not really matter anyway as I will use other decals.

I have a nice decal set for "Fat cat" that I might use. Alternatively I might use some old decals for "Dallas blonde" if the decals actually work and do not disintegrate into a thousand pieces.....

Looking forward to get started.








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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2013 - 09:09 PM UTC
Hi Everyone

I am in as well, before October 2013 could probably finish 1 or 2....

Currently have one well underway (P47D "Super Rabbit", Barracudacals,BC48039 Mogin's Maulers! P-47s of the 362nd FG, so will not enter for this group build. Another one from same decal sheet "Five by Five" for starters.



Thanks
Darren