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Proposal: helicopter Campaign No:2
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 01:43 AM UTC
Hi all,

i had planned to do this earlier this year but various issues have slowed me down on the campaign front. So i am wondering if there would be any interest in another Helicopter campaign which would start at the end of the year and run for 9 months. any scales and any branch of service welcomed as well as partial builds, figures, vignettes and dioramas welcomed as well.

additional rules etc to be discussed in this thread.
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 02:39 AM UTC
I've got a few choppers that need built. But, I'm kinda booked up at the moment. The 9 months is good, but could we start in January or February?
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 03:18 AM UTC
I am down for a helo build next year.
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 04:05 AM UTC
I could definitely see being part of this one.

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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 07:08 AM UTC
Id be in, I like the idea of a winter start
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 09:29 PM UTC
Well that's 5 people so far, i know we can do it again :-)
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Posted: Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:57 PM UTC
I am interested with a couple of part-builts, but I have to warn folks that most of my campaign builds end up being finished (years later) in Shelf Queen, Gettr Done, or Hangar Queen campaigns...
just sayin'
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:25 AM UTC

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I am interested with a couple of part-builts, but I have to warn folks that most of my campaign builds end up being finished (years later) in Shelf Queen, Gettr Done, or Hangar Queen campaigns...
just sayin'



Shhhhh.....donít mention my trade secrets like that. He just needs warm bodies to kick it off.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 01:09 AM UTC
With a start in the cold month's i'm in, just acquired a couple off Mi-8's 1/72
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Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 11:56 AM UTC

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With a start in the cold month's i'm in, just acquired a couple off Mi-8's 1/72



Hobby Boss kits, Zvezda, or *shudder* KP? I've built the first two and keep shelving the third.
It's a crying shame that there is not a modern quality kit of the subject.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 02:45 AM UTC
Hi Mike,

2x Zvezda with a 20% discount, i'm sure some manufacture (or 2) will step in at some point ;-)
Klaus-Adler
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 03:51 AM UTC
yes i think the start date should be the beginning of january unless anyone has any objections and now there are 8 of us so we are almost there.

anyone heard from Gino lately? he's usually one of the first to sign up for helicopter stuff?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 04:00 AM UTC
I don't have a problem with a January start date.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 12:42 PM UTC

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Hi Mike,

2x Zvezda with a 20% discount, i'm sure some manufacture (or 2) will step in at some point ;-)



I'm still waiting. For a helicopter ALMOST as iconic as the Huey is it sadly underrepresented.

The cockpit glass on the Zvezda kit is a tougher fit than the Hobby Boss kit and if I remember rightly has some of the accuracy issues of the KP kit.
The rotors are REALLY fragile and mine have broken over time in the display case.
That said, it is the ONLY way to get an armed version with weapons pylons out there in 1/72 at this point without going down a long scratchbuild or an expensive aftermarket road.
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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 05:37 AM UTC
Count me in
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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 06:09 AM UTC
Missed it by that much. One of my hanger queens is a Huey, but all that's left is decals and spinny things. I'm dithering between two Huey Cobras, an original Monogram AH-1 or a Kitech AH-1Z.
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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 09:46 AM UTC
I am in! No idea with what, but I have an old venerable ESCI Mi-24 and a 1/35 Kiowa in the stash, just waiting to be build.
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Posted: Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 10:00 AM UTC
well that's 9 of us, need some more and we are good to go :-)
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Posted: Monday, October 19, 2020 - 06:46 AM UTC
I plan to build a Ch-46A using Light my fire decals as part of another group build to honor Mark Bilas owner of Wolfpak that recently passed away.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 10:54 PM UTC
since we are now all slowly moving over to the new site here is the Helicopter 2 campaign link for that site if you are interested in enlisting.

Helicopter 2 Campaign On The New Site
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 05:34 AM UTC
Cross posted, let's see how this works.
AH-1Z is my preferred victim, 1/72 from Kitech.

Iíve got low expectations going in. My last Kitech kit was a cheap knock off of an Italeri kit. But I need the experience. Hopefully it wonít be too bad.

Edit, not so well, had to replace link for photo and emoticon.
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 07:20 AM UTC
Darn, I just finished a third Helo build this year and am doing that feature article now. Let me dig out the forth but would it be ok if it's just started?
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 08:00 AM UTC

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Darn, I just finished a third Helo build this year and am doing that feature article now. Let me dig out the forth but would it be ok if it's just started?



Before David gives you an answer, how about some details on the other 3 builds?
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 08:54 AM UTC
Well you can see two of them on the AeroScale main page.
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Posted: Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 09:50 AM UTC

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Well you can see two of them on the AeroScale main page.



Doh! So much for playing attention.