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PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:05 PM UTC
Puts this in the right spot!

Reading through 1966 in aviation I surprisingly noticed that the Hawker Siddeley Harrier made its maiden flight on 31 August 1966.

Any support for a Campaign toward the end of the year to recoginise this?
magnusf
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 12:41 PM UTC
I have a horrendous track record when it comes to campaigns, on the other hand I am a great fan of those more specific campaigns that concentrates on just one type of aircraft. And I do have a few in the stash so: I'm in!



Magnus
Gorillagan
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New South Wales, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 02:10 PM UTC
I'll have a crack as well - USMC VMA-311
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 03:14 PM UTC
Great idea! Helps reducing my stash (take 1 of 3 that has to be build)- I'll join

Thomas
tinbanger
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 04:44 PM UTC
Count me in for later this year.
betheyn
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Posted: Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 06:21 PM UTC

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Count me in for later this year.


Me too.
I have at least 12 1/72nd Harriers in the stash that need building.
Andy
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 07:30 AM UTC
We have six so far. Thinking a 31 August start for six months?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 07:23 PM UTC

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We have six so far. Thinking a 31 August start for six months?



Just FYI, as it stands the schedule would probably be for this one to start in March. I can see my way clear to pushing it back a bit, but not all the way to August. What do you all think?

Michael
Magpie
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, January 22, 2016 - 08:05 PM UTC
Since the Harrier and I share our 50th anniversary, it would be just plain rude if I didn't enter this campaign.
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 05:41 AM UTC

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We have six so far. Thinking a 31 August start for six months?



Just FYI, as it stands the schedule would probably be for this one to start in March. I can see my way clear to pushing it back a bit, but not all the way to August. What do you all think?

Michael



I am ok with that.
PrickleHead
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 06:07 AM UTC
Anyone else in to get this up?
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2016 - 06:43 PM UTC
Y'know what PH, I could give this one a go. I've always liked the Harrier and have the new Kinetic SHARs on the way. Sign me up!

So now we need what, one more? Anyone?

Michael
litespeed
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Posted: Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 02:41 AM UTC
Stephen I can't resist, I'm up for this one.
tim
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 06:06 AM UTC

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Stephen I can't resist, I'm up for this one.
tim



Beauty! NOW we only need one more!

Michael
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:27 PM UTC
It should fail on that missing one Not exactly my piece of modelling business but I always wanted to build one of these beauties. Count me in!
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 06:47 PM UTC
Not being a versed wing-thing builder, I'll have to ask... Which Harriers better? Kinetic, Airfix, Hasegawa, Revell?

Thanks!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 07:53 PM UTC

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Not being a versed wing-thing builder, I'll have to ask... Which Harriers better? Kinetic, Airfix, Hasegawa, Revell?

Thanks!



Cristian,

A lot depends on the scale you're looking at. In 1/72 the new-tool (since 2010) Airfix Harriers are really pretty nice and probably the best of the bunch that's easily available (though the Hasegawa kits aren't bad.)

In 1/48 be aware that the Airfix and Tamiya kits are quite old and not up to today's standard for either of those companies. The Hasegawa and Kinetic 1/48 kits are newer and all quite nice, IMHO.

Keep in mind that the Harrier is a complicated shape and thus any Harrier kit is a little tricky to engineer and build. But take your time, have a look at online reviews, and you'll be fine.

Michael
Armored76
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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 08:56 PM UTC
Thank you, Michael! I actually feel ready for my first modern kit in 1/48 so it might be this one. But it all depends on what I can lay my hands on at a reasonable price
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 07:39 PM UTC
This campaign is Approved!

It will run from April 1 through October 1.

You can check out the rules and enlist here.

Looking forward to jumping jets!

Michael
LtSmash
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 08:18 PM UTC
I am in. The Harrier is one of my favorite aircraft and I have an unopened Hasegawa 1/48 Harrier Plus that I will build for this. Still need to decide on markings. The kit includes Italian Navy decals but I will likely go with a USMC bird. I also need to decide if this will be OOB or if I will add some after market, particularly the cockpits....decisions, decisions.
Armored76
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Bayern, Germany
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Posted: Tuesday, March 01, 2016 - 06:58 PM UTC
I'll have to ask... Are we allowed to start building before the official start date? We did so in another campaign (The 500+ Campaign over at Armorama) and it was a popular decision.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, March 06, 2016 - 02:41 AM UTC

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I'll have to ask... Are we allowed to start building before the official start date? We did so in another campaign (The 500+ Campaign over at Armorama) and it was a popular decision.



Cristian,

The rules say no more than 30% started when the campaign begins, so technically I'd say you could choose a kit you've already begun. But I kind of like to wait, builds up the anticipation.

Now, which one should I go with?

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Michael
Armored76
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 12:17 AM UTC
Thanks, Michael! I guess I'll wait then.

I've been eyeing that FA2 myself. That red back is very attractive. So, that would be MY choice of the two.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 12:40 AM UTC

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Thanks, Michael! I guess I'll wait then.

I've been eyeing that FA2 myself. That red back is very attractive. So, that would be MY choice of the two.



I'm kinda leaning that way myself.

Michael
Paule23
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Monday, March 07, 2016 - 12:41 AM UTC
Hi all,

I'm new to model building and this forum. What's a campaign? I'm assuming some sort of group build but could someone confirm?

I'm attracted to this as I love the Harrier, especially the mk 1 Sea Harrier of Falklands vintage.