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tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 03:24 AM UTC
Bump Time


Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 04:26 AM UTC










tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 05:21 AM UTC
Great photo subjects Jessica!
Never seen a 747 water bomber before.
windysean
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Wisconsin, United States
Joined: September 11, 2009
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 06:01 PM UTC

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Great photo subjects Jessica!
Never seen a 747 water bomber before.


Yeah! What the heck? I'm no water bomber pilot, but exactly how low can they go with that? Desperate times...
-Sean H.
JClapp
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 09:24 PM UTC
pretty low!
THere are DC-10s too -

Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 - 10:31 PM UTC

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Great photo subjects Jessica!
Never seen a 747 water bomber before.


Yeah! What the heck? I'm no water bomber pilot, but exactly how low can they go with that? Desperate times...
-Sean H.



According to Wikipedia, it could do its attacks while flying at a height of 400 to 800 feet (120240 m), at approximately 140 kn (260 km/h, 160 mph), configured as if it were on approach for landing.

Evergreen's marketing video:


So far the concept hasn't really taken off compared to aircraft such as the Martin Mars or C-130. It got used a few years ago in Isreal, and there are still plans to convert a newer 747 but it's limited in its close-quarters maneuvering. I wouldn't want to fight a fire in the mountains with it, but in flatter areas, and fires a long way from the base it has some use.

The DC-10 is a bit more realistic, and there are also several BAe 146s which have been converted recently which are much more realistic than a 747.
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 01:23 AM UTC
Thanks Jessica
I watched the Evergreen video! This will be in demand more it seems with all the droughts around North America
Good subject for a future campaign.
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
Joined: May 23, 2011
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 07:25 PM UTC
Hi,

just a question to be sure i did not misunderstand the subject: Can it be a single civilian figure without any vehicle ?

I planed to sculpt and scratch-build this pic, called "Anti-gaz pram" , is it OK ?



cheers
nico
windysean
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Wisconsin, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - 11:43 PM UTC
I don't see any guns on it.
And a pram ("baby buggy", where I grew up) is certainly a vehicle.
-Sean H.
JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 12:04 AM UTC
I think a figure, even without a vehicle would be a valid entry, the rule says "Any model of any scale and any type"
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 01:31 AM UTC

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I think a figure, even without a vehicle would be a valid entry, the rule says "Any model of any scale and any type"



Jonathan you nailed it!
Build away!
nico37
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Indre-et-Loire, France
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Posted: Thursday, September 03, 2015 - 12:04 PM UTC
Hi,

OK, thanks for the answers, so i'm to my tools !

nico
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 01:55 AM UTC
Bump Time!

JClapp
#259
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Massachusetts, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 02:35 AM UTC
Lets all meet up in Fiji




"Landing on Malololailai, Fiji, 1986 - Flickr - PhillipC"

tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Saturday, September 05, 2015 - 05:02 AM UTC

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Lets all meet up in Fiji



Send me the air fair and I'll see you there!
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, September 06, 2015 - 09:57 PM UTC
More food for thought!


fshbld
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Irkutsk, Russia
Joined: September 18, 2015
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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 01:07 PM UTC
Greetings everyone!
How about this military truck

converted into this one


Or it is not military enough?
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 03:24 PM UTC
As long as the model is built as used in civilian use it would be welcome!
fshbld
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Irkutsk, Russia
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Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015 - 04:31 PM UTC
Nice! Im in
SaxonTheShiba
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United States
Joined: February 01, 2009
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Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015 - 10:04 PM UTC
Count me in. I have an Accurate Miniatures Super Corsair air racer that I have really been wanting to build.


Best wishes,

Ian

tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Friday, September 25, 2015 - 10:15 PM UTC
Welcome to the campaign Ian!
2002hummer
#257
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: October 11, 2011
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Posted: Saturday, September 26, 2015 - 07:53 AM UTC
Just enlisted. I will have to find a subject. Have a few in my stash.
Bink123
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: June 23, 2008
KitMaker: 386 posts
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 04:57 PM UTC
I would like to join in. I will probably build an AMT 1/48 scale Stinson Reliant, though a 1/48 Lockheed Vegaa is possible too.

tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 09:03 PM UTC
Welcome to the campaign Darrell and Richard.
roteck
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Quebec, Canada
Joined: January 12, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, September 27, 2015 - 10:25 PM UTC
Hey guys,

Not sure about this one but I'll ask anyway... I have acquired a Tamiya Ferrari 312T3 in 1/20th, it's civilian alright but I haven't seen a lot of cars (or race cars!) so far, so just curious if this would be acceptable.

Thanks,

Christian