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john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 147 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 - 09:11 PM UTC
Before they became masters of the skies, they had to take baby steps.

-Any trainer that has a student and instructor on board.
-Any scale past, present or future.
-Build should be no more than 25% complete
-Lasting 6 months.

I'm betting we all have at least one in our stash, so what do you all think?
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 01:34 AM UTC
I've got several post-war RAF trainers in my stashed, so count me in.
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 181 posts
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 01:58 AM UTC
I have exactly one in stash (Wingnut Wings FE.2b, RFC Training Squadron, 1917). It's unarmed FE.2b in plain markings, and I'd guess the instructor sat on gunner's seat in front of the pilot. No secondary controls, doesn't sound very safe...

If this is permitted, then will join.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
Joined: September 03, 2009
KitMaker: 6,609 posts
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 03:37 AM UTC
Oooh, that's perfect. Now all I need to do is find markings for C-GCLB circa 1981...
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 05:24 AM UTC
Well let's see Cessna 150 (earned my license in a 152), Tiger moth, Stearman Kaydet, T-6, T-28, T-33, T-38, T-45 and T-2. Yep, I might have one for this.
Also have a T-34, but I think it's past the 25% spot.
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 09:23 AM UTC
Have the T-6 in the stash. Might join if the time frame fits
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 01:23 PM UTC
A quick look reveals I have a Sopwith Strutter trainer, Avro 504, Tiger Moth, Harvard, Chipmunk, Provost, Vampire T11, Tucano, Hunter T7, Jaguar T2, Gnat and several Jet Provosts and Hawks. Some of those I had completely forgotten I had, so worth my time looking.

Pretty sure I also have a Hobbycraft kit of a CAF trainer that looks like a cross between a T-37 and JP. I can't for the life of me remember what it is exactly or find it, but I know I have it and it's bugging me.

Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 03:31 AM UTC

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Pretty sure I also have a Hobbycraft kit of a CAF trainer that looks like a cross between a T-37 and JP. I can't for the life of me remember what it is exactly or find it, but I know I have it and it's bugging me.




That'll be the Canadair Tutor. Watch out for the u/c legs in the 1/72 kits. As moulded they're much too long and need to have a couple mm clipped out of them.

Hobbycrap did two boxings (also in 1/48); the Snowbirds and a standard trainer (inexplicably called the "CT-141"). Try to get the "Black box" versions, because the "grey box" decals are quite frankly garbage.
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 04:06 AM UTC

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Pretty sure I also have a Hobbycraft kit of a CAF trainer that looks like a cross between a T-37 and JP. I can't for the life of me remember what it is exactly or find it, but I know I have it and it's bugging me.




That'll be the Canadair Tutor. Watch out for the u/c legs in the 1/72 kits. As moulded they're much too long and need to have a couple mm clipped out of them.

Hobbycrap did two boxings (also in 1/48); the Snowbirds and a standard trainer (inexplicably called the "CT-141"). Try to get the "Black box" versions, because the "grey box" decals are quite frankly garbage.



Yeah that's the one I was thinking of. I'm pretty sure I do have the 1/72 grey box Snowbirds boxing because I remember how bad the decals looked. I'll have to try to find it and check.
Thanks.

I'm leaning towards doing a Hawk for this build. Recently picked up the Revell 1/32 and some really nice decals by Flightpath.

Just one question about the rules. Is the campaign just for primary trainers, or is it also covering advanced trainers such as the Jaguar T2 and Mirage IIIB for example?
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 05:31 AM UTC
Hi all,

It's nice to see such an interest here!

Regarding the couple of questions so far, Pasi, the FE 2b, was used as a trainer during the war, and afterwards a few were sold to China in 1919 with a modified nacelle with dual controls. I'm not sure on the RAF version during the war, except that it was used as a trainer. So yes, I think it would qualify.

Stephen, as to the Jaguar T2, and Mirage IIIB. Both are 2 seat advanced trainers, one for an instructor and one for a student, so yes there in.

Hope that helps,

John
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 181 posts
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Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 - 06:39 AM UTC
Thanks John. So joining the campaign.
phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 05:59 AM UTC

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Hi all,

It's nice to see such an interest here!

Regarding the couple of questions so far, Pasi, the FE 2b, was used as a trainer during the war, and afterwards a few were sold to China in 1919 with a modified nacelle with dual controls. I'm not sure on the RAF version during the war, except that it was used as a trainer. So yes, I think it would qualify.

Stephen, as to the Jaguar T2, and Mirage IIIB. Both are 2 seat advanced trainers, one for an instructor and one for a student, so yes there in.

Hope that helps,

John



Cool. Just something I thought about while typing my last post. Opens up the campaign to lots of interesting types.

I've always had a plan to build a collection of RAF trainers, hence how I have so many unbuilt. This will finally give me the kick up the back side I need to make a start.
md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 05:21 PM UTC
Ohh look, I found a PT-19A, another T-33 and a second T-2. not to mention a Vampire T.11 parked over with the Hanger Queens...