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Official "Aces High" Campaign Thread
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 12:43 AM UTC
Great idea for the ribbon!



Having made some ribbons myself I think this one will be too small for that many details. Also remember that the ribbon can only be 1 kb. This will blur the details even further.

Maybe something like this:



The five bars could be exchanged with stars, crosses, victory bars (German Style) or something else.
propwash
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Charente, France
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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 06:21 AM UTC
My model has arrived ready for the Aces build in April......Opened the box and it looks like quite a basic kit, so hopefully no problems for me Nige has warned me that the decals might be a little 'dodgy', so we will see when the time comes........................


lampie
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Posted: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 09:51 PM UTC
I hear where your coming from Jesper.
Heres the first ribbon with "Aces High" added.


Thanks Gunny.

What are peoples thoughts?

Nige
SGTJKJ
#041
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 12:51 AM UTC
Much better with the text. Although I would still change the US insignia with the wings to just the US star on blue background. It is very difficult to make out the US insignia as it is now.
Also maximize the text as much as possible.
vanize
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 01:13 AM UTC
I don't think i'd be able to read the text if I hadn't seen it larger first or had the context.
Emeritus
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 02:40 AM UTC
I'd go with a simpler design. Nothing wrong with that one, it just doesn't stay readable because of the drastic resizing needed.
The five-bars design is nice & simple but perhaps it could be little more graphical. Perhaps lose the text and put in a few plane silhuette kill markings?
vanize
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 03:16 AM UTC
how about this:



~700 b

just a suggestion anyway...
Emeritus
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 03:40 AM UTC
Much better & clearer, IMO.
Gunny
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 04:17 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Much better & clearer, IMO.



I agree!
lampie
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 08:17 AM UTC
Hi Vance.
I think its exactly what I had in my minds eye for the campaign ribbon.
Thankyou.
A public "Thankyou" to Gunny for diving in and offering to help and Jesper also for your suggestions.
Nige
redalb2253
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South Carolina, United States
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 08:34 AM UTC
I was going to do Wicks E-4 but we don't need a bunch of those so I'll find something else I did the E-4 in 48th and used a sponge cut in half for the dappling on the sides and it turned out fine ( wife didn't see the humor in the missing sponge) I might use Roden's 32nd Alb D111 in red, I have a picture of Wick's plane in my photo gallery but I haven't got around to figuring out how to post it yet.
vanize
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 11:50 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Vance.
I think its exactly what I had in my minds eye for the campaign ribbon.
Thankyou.



Pleasure.

Was just bored at work, so...

cheers.
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 07:40 PM UTC
Very nice ribbon, Vance!
lampie
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Posted: Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 08:30 PM UTC
So with 2 weeks to go before the start of Aces High we are all ready to go.
36 people have signed up and we have, courtesy of Vance, the campaign ribbon on the main page to entice even more entrys and await the finished Aces.
All we need now is April 1st
Nige
LongKnife
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Jnkping, Sweden
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Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008 - 02:21 AM UTC
Vanize: Nice touch to the ribbon. It shows what it's about, but isn't messy. Me Like!

Nigel: Yes, I'm waiting for april first, but unfortunately I'm stepping into my uniform for a two week training exercise on the seventh, so I'm hit by Murphy. I hope it's a 6 month campaign as usual...

Everybody else: Let the roundels and stars-n-bars have it! Fill the place with 109's and butcher birds
propwash
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Charente, France
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Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008 - 10:16 AM UTC
Great ribbon we have for the campaign! I'm looking forward to the builds.
vanize
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Posted: Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 04:26 PM UTC
Thanks for the positive feedback on the ribbon everyone.

Anyway, I am coming close to deciding that I am almost certainly going to do Butch O'Hare's F4F-3 (if I don't decide on something else between now and when I start it).

redalb2253
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Posted: Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 05:08 AM UTC
vanize
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Posted: Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 04:25 PM UTC
Ok, I am going to try for the impossible - at least the impossible for me.

I am going to try and get an entire kit done in 14 days. It'll be a Spitfire Mk. I ace (already have the kit and tons of decal choices). I am going to start on the 1st and finish by a friends birthday, which is the 15th. The model is a birthday gift (he's a HUGE spitfire fan).

Wish me luck!
SGTJKJ
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2008 - 01:11 AM UTC
Excellent choice, Vance. Hope you will succeed so you can give your friend the Spitfire as a gift.

Looking forward to follow your build in this tread.
lampie
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2008 - 11:16 AM UTC
Hi Vance.
Its going to be good to see a Spit leading the way!
Good luck with the build,its going to be great to start seeing build threads at last.
Nige
amegan
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2008 - 07:39 PM UTC
First time I've done one of these so treat me gently. I had two kits both Eduard 1/48 Weekend edition, think I'll probably do the Nieuport 16 of Adjutant Maxime Lenoir (11 victories KIA 25/10/16). Kit looks nice but I know the engine needs modifying
lampie
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2008 - 11:50 PM UTC

Quoted Text

First time I've done one of these so treat me gently. I had two kits both Eduard 1/48 Weekend edition, think I'll probably do the Nieuport 16 of Adjutant Maxime Lenoir (11 victories KIA 25/10/16). Kit looks nice but I know the engine needs modifying



Hi Andrew.
Welcome to Aces High, and indeed welcome to Aeroscale!
Glad to see you diving straight in and joining the fun.
We now have 39 signed up potential Aces readyfor the campaign starting on Tuesday. Yep,,only a few days left.
Can we make 40 before kick off?
Nige
ejclide
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Posted: Saturday, March 29, 2008 - 03:38 PM UTC
I'd join twice if I could!!
Apex1701
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Quebec, Canada
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Posted: Monday, March 31, 2008 - 01:27 PM UTC
Greetings,

My entry La-5FN flown by Captain Vitalii Ivanovich Popkov from 5 GIAP fall 1944.


I'll use Zvezda's 1/48 La-5FN kit OOB.

Nigel, previously you accepted that I use a started La-7 for this campaign.
Please disregard it and consider the La-5FN as my official entry.
Thanks.

Guys I'm looking forward to see your models.
All the best.

Jean