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OFFICIAL: Fighter-Bomber Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 04:30 AM UTC
Welcome to the 2015 Fighter-Bomber Campaign!

The campaign will run from June 1, 2015 through November 30, 2015.

If you haven't signed up yet, or want to see the rules, go here.

Please post your initial and in-progress photos as well as campaign discussion in this thread. Please post your finished build photos in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some fine builds of fighters turned mud-movers here! On with the show!

Michael
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 05:02 AM UTC
Ok! I now get to open that F-84 box now.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 05:27 AM UTC
Daym, another campaign about to become a DNF. I'm 10,000 miles away from where I might have stashed my entry.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 05:44 AM UTC

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Daym, another campaign about to become a DNF. I'm 10,000 miles away from where I might have stashed my entry.



Mark, tell what you need and I will send it to you.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 06:20 AM UTC
Bob/Michael
Looking at the aircraft list I don't see the McDonnell F101 Voodoo or the Northrup (Canadair) F5 listed. Are they still allowed or have they been ruled out.
Kanguroo
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 06:32 AM UTC


What a wide field of fighter-bomber.
I like it.
md72
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 06:53 AM UTC
@Bob, don't worry. I'm in Malaysia for the rest of this week. I'll be back home for a while. I know I've got a P-47 Razorback & bubble top in the pile there. The real problem is that I only get any real modeling done on the road. And it's heard to actually finish and transport the model home.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 07:23 AM UTC
Darrell: the F-101 was developed as a nuclear fighter bomber for only a short period so it would be in the class so yes on the 101, but I could not find much on the CF5.

Bob
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 06:02 PM UTC
Now the real fun begins!
As soon as I finish my entry for the fork tailed devil campaign, I have 4 possibilities to start for this campaign, first up is the Revell re-release of the monogram P-47D Razorback, then I have an F-84E/G in 1:72 scale from Academy, as well as an Italeri Harrier GR.3 and a Testors F8F Bearcat, not sure if that last one qualifies, but if it does not, I'm not too bothered, that is still 3 possible entries.
Never know, I may end up building all 4 as I have quite a lot of time on my hands as I don't start my first proper job until September!
Bigrip74
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Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 06:14 PM UTC
Simon, I am interested in yout 1/72 F-84. I am building the REVELL/MONOGRAM 1/48 F-84 and will see if I should have gone 1/72.

bob
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 12:25 AM UTC
Ready to go with the Seahawk.



I may hunt down some new decals, I am going to build this one in an ESDG over White, the kit ones are ok in that scheme but a bit dull. Also could do with some better stores. only single rockets and tanks provided in the kit.

Cheers.

Si
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Posted: Monday, June 01, 2015 - 06:24 AM UTC
I've got the Academy 1/72 F-84E/G started somewhere. Not a bad kit. IIRC I added a lot of nose weight to be shure it wasn't a tail sitter. Not may fit issues on the fuselage. Wing was a bit different since there are different leading edge bits depending on version, that seemed to take a bit of filling and sanding.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 05:42 AM UTC
My BONAFIDES:

noddy927
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 07:04 PM UTC
I might go for Eurofighter Typhoon in 1/32 scale. Revell


Pete
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 08:45 PM UTC
PETER: that would be a nice build.

Bob
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 10:04 PM UTC
the me 262 is not on the list, is it allowed? it should be as it was used as a bomber too.

joe
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Posted: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 10:44 PM UTC
Joe, it should be since it was used on a bridge. So Yes!

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 08:22 AM UTC
Remember the whole fiasco with hitler asking if it could carry bombs which delayed its intoduction by several months.

I'm moving forward with the FJ4 Fury by Hobbyboss. The kit comes with Bullpup missles which the FJ4 couldn't use. They belong on the FJ4M. The Fury also needed an external guidence pod to use the missles. The M has 2 additional underwing hard points. In a nut shell I will add some iron bombs from the spares box. The dangers of a little research. I could have built it as is but that would have bothered me, AMS? Starting pictures tomorrow.

Tom

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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 03:33 PM UTC
Well, I think it is high time I got started on this campaign
First victim!






I got the parts out of the first plastic bag so I could get a better picture of them, the upper wings were packaged separately, so they will remain like that until I need them.

Bob,
I am glad you are interested in one of my potential subjects/victims, that one is second on my list so once the jug is done, I will start work on that, so in a couple weeks or so, I should be good to go with the F84, after all, there are so many potential subjects in my stash at the minute that there is no way I am only building one model!
shorty53
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 04:46 PM UTC
This ones got a bomb on it and you can shoot down other planes with it, so Im set to go.



Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 06:04 PM UTC
@ Simon: I agree with your statement "so many kits/subjects and not enough time to enjoy/build"

@ John: [quote]This ones got a bomb on it and you can shoot down other planes with it, so Im set to go. [quote] that is funny i almost fell out of my chair.

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, June 03, 2015 - 11:22 PM UTC

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Well, I think it is high time I got started on this campaign
First victim!




thinking of joining up to this one too but i will have to see how soon i can finish up my 262 campaign first as my other bench has a stock car in the process of being built.
i was thinking of this p47 kit too though or maybeanother 262 or fw 190.
joe.



I got the parts out of the first plastic bag so I could get a better picture of them, the upper wings were packaged separately, so they will remain like that until I need them.

Bob,
I am glad you are interested in one of my potential subjects/victims, that one is second on my list so once the jug is done, I will start work on that, so in a couple weeks or so, I should be good to go with the F84, after all, there are so many potential subjects in my stash at the minute that there is no way I am only building one model!

Jessie_C
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 12:52 AM UTC

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Darrell: the F-101 was developed as a nuclear fighter bomber for only a short period so it would be in the class so yes on the 101, but I could not find much on the CF5.

Bob



From Wikipedia:
"... the role for the CF-5 throughout its service with the RCAF was changed frequently and eventually, the diminutive fighter would serve as a light attack strike fighter, reconnaissance platform and trainer."

It was used to drop things that go bang on people wearing green, so I'd say that it counts.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 01:47 AM UTC
Darrell, Jesse found some info that would give a yes on the CF5 (quote) It was used to drop things that go bang on people wearing green, so I'd say that it counts. (quote)


So yes on the CF5

Bob
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Posted: Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 02:59 AM UTC
Here is my entry



Oh got some bad news for anyone in New Jersey Avenel Hobbies is closing the door by July. Another B&M hobby shop lost.

Tom