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OFFICIAL: Foreign Fighters Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 12:02 PM UTC
Well, it's the new year and time for this campaign to get going. Welcome to the Foreign Fighters Campaign.

The campaign will run from 1 January through 1 July, 2019.

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 great builds honoring those fearless fliers who volunteered for foreign fights!

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 12:27 PM UTC
So, a ribbon.

I fully understand where Robby is coming from and like the design, but I have to agree with Torsten that the lack of any air arm is an issue.

Since we here in the States seem to be perennially late to the fight, I thought of this one as a possibility:





I know it's kind of limited in what it displays, but it kind of gets the point across. Opinions?

Michael
AmTrac1833
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Florida, United States
Joined: February 20, 2014
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 03:42 PM UTC
This one is very tempting. Gotta sort out couple other builds before commiting. Motivation comes from book I read, "Gunship Ace." Definitely hits all the wickets but don't have a Hind in the stash - yet.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0bC0zPngc4c
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 239 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 07:11 PM UTC
And here are my entries:




Both planes are from Flight Regiment 19 that used Swedish planes (12 Gladiators and others) and were manned by Swedish volunteers. The unit fought in last two months of Winter War in northern Finland and shot down or destroyed on ground 12 Soviet planes. They lost six planes of which two were combat losses (Gloster Gladiator and Hawker Hart).

They share the same plastic parts by Roden, so I'll build both at the same time and hopefully finish at least one. Will use the F 19's "national" markings of the above photos (skull and bones, machine gunner). F 19 was Swedish unit, so they didn't use Finnish markings. And because Sweden wasn't at war with Russia, they couldn't really use Swedish markings either.

Propster
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Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Joined: January 01, 2019
KitMaker: 3 posts
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Posted: Monday, December 31, 2018 - 11:38 PM UTC
Happy New Year to everyone.

Returning to the hobby on a limited basis after a hiatus.

Signed up and joined in this campaign.

I will be building Eduard's 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk.XVI as flown initially by Group Captain Gabszewicz, CO of No. 131 Wing and then by Squadron Leader Broleslaw Kaczmarek, the CO of No. 302 Squadron.







john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 182 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 03:13 AM UTC
Hi All,

Happy New Year!

Another group build I've been looking forward to! I'm in with Monogram's venerable P-40B, done in AVG garb. I may have to do a blog on this one, still undecided. This one has a special meaning for me on two fronts.



Michael, I like the design it even has the "Boxing Chicken", err, I mean the "Fighting Eagle"!

Enjoy!

John
md72
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 03:29 AM UTC
I like the ribbon, but then I'm an American doing a Flying Tiger, so I could be biased.
Now I gotta go find that old Pavla Curtis Hawk 81.
JollyRoger
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Istanbul, Turkey / Türkçe
Joined: December 22, 2004
KitMaker: 1,227 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 04:49 AM UTC
This made my hands itch. There is a single Turkish pilot volunteer in Korean War who served with USAF in A-26 (or was it B-26 at that period...Invader) since Turkey only participated with ground forces to the conflict. He is KIA along with his crew, so yes, Turkish Air Force has 100% loss rate in Korean War* If I can menage to find details of his aircraft and move some muscles and be bothered to build a model at all it would be nice to participate.

*Ok, this is not based on facts, just word of mouth so "citation needed" :}
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Tuesday, January 01, 2019 - 12:16 PM UTC
Yalym great idea! Taking a leaf from your book I'll be doing a 363rd fighter squadron USAAF bird flown by the only New Zealander to fly with USAAF during World war 2 a young man by the name of Jack Cleland. See link for info. It's an interesting colour scheme (color for you Americans LOL) RAF dark green over RAF medium sea grey with red and yellow checkers around the nose and possibly a Red Rudder but I'm not 100% on that yet.
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 10:08 AM UTC
I've ordered a set of decals from Evilbay with the appropriate decals for the checkered nose I'll just have to create the Isobel III decal for the nose, free hand it/ create a mask either or, we'll see. And according to the stash database I've got a Tamiya P-51D so I'm sorted .... for now!
Buckeye198
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Ohio, United States
Joined: May 02, 2010
KitMaker: 564 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2019 - 04:02 PM UTC
I'm in with an old AMC-Ertl release of a Mk.VIII Spitfire, modified to portray a Mk.IXe in IAF service! I think I've settled for "White 26" as flown by Mitchell Flint, a decorated American pilot who defied the law and his poor mother in order to defend the fledgling nation from the skies. Check this site for a surprising amount of information on the equipment and people of Israel's 101 Squadron.

Regarding the ribbon...I can understand the issue with lacking an air arm and I do like Michael's ribbon...in full size all the detail gets merged into just a few pixels when scaled down to the actual award size. Lemme see if I can tempt you all with this latest design. If not, I'll shut up and just build my model already!
Still trying to keep it basic, the middle reflects the Flying Tigers' shark mouth and the flanks reflect the Condor Legion's tail flash. Thoughts?


Scaled down to award size:
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2019 - 03:04 AM UTC
Not bad Robbie! More visible when smaller and more inclusive.

Michael
SHAKY962
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
Joined: May 21, 2012
KitMaker: 648 posts
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 03:44 PM UTC
I`m in with this Mosquito.
I make the airplane of one of the more than 800 argentine volunteers in the RAF and RCAF

IMG_8585 by Shaky962, en Flickr
BlackWidow
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Joined: August 09, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 02:33 AM UTC
This will be my entry:
Hasegawa Bf 109 F-2 (1/48) of the 2. Equadrilla Azul, 1942 as part of JG 51, flown by spanish volunteers on the Eastern Front.

I will need some time before beginning though, because I still have 2 Saab Gripen on my workbench which I want to finish first. Maybe end of January/early February ....

Torsten
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