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Now Enlisting: Schwalbe II
GazzaS
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:11 AM UTC
Welcome to the Schwalbe II Campaign!

Operational Overview
Welcome to the Schwalbe II Campaign. We come together as model builders to celebrate the World's first jet powered combat aircraft the Messerschmitt 262.

The Rules and Regs
Rules:
1. Any kit, any scale, or any variant of the Me-262.

2. Shelf queens, partial builds, and fantasy finishes accepted... Sci-fi too as long as the kit box says Messerschmitt Me-262.

3. Post in-progress build photos in the thread, and a photo in the Campaign gallery when you complete your build.

4. Campaign dates 1 March 2020 through 1 September 2020.

5. Have fun, and motivate your fellows to complete their builds.

Contest Element
At the completion of the Campaign each modeller who has successfully completed his build will be awarded a sharp campaign ribbon to add to his collection.

Enlist here: Enlist
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:34 AM UTC
I could get on board with this one!

Michael
Antilles
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Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Posted: Friday, August 30, 2019 - 10:22 PM UTC
Gary,
nice idea. I cannot resist a Schwalbe campaign. I still have a nice decal sheet from the last campaign.

Oliver
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 01:42 AM UTC
Out of curiosity, Gary, why wait so long for the start date?

Michael
GazzaS
#424
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 09:48 AM UTC

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Out of curiosity, Gary, why wait so long for the start date?

Michael



Michael,
I chose the date because usually when I see a campaign proposed you often see replies like: "I'm in too many campaigns now, maybe in six months"... etc. I'm flexible, tho.

It's still only 6 months away.

Gaz
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:46 AM UTC

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Out of curiosity, Gary, why wait so long for the start date?

Michael



Michael,
I chose the date because usually when I see a campaign proposed you often see replies like: "I'm in too many campaigns now, maybe in six months"... etc. I'm flexible, tho.

It's still only 6 months away.

Gaz



I gotcha. Let's see how it goes.

Michael
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 10:54 AM UTC
Gaz, count me in!

Been a long time since Iíve been active in a campaign, and like you, I have more than one box of the Schwalbe stacked around. More than time to finally bring one to the bench. Choice will be Tamyia-san 1/48.

Cheers
Pedro
brekinapez
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 12:42 PM UTC
Sure, why not?
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 04:42 PM UTC
Count me in.
AussieReg
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#007
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
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Posted: Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 06:50 PM UTC
Gazza, you're killing me mate! The last Schwalbe Campaign was my doing, and I still haven't managed to finish my build for THAT ONE . I just can't see myself saying no to this one either, especially since this kit just somehow made its way into my stash.



To summarise, I'm IN!!!

Cheers, D
SGTJKJ
#041
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 01:49 AM UTC
I am on for this one!!
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
Joined: August 06, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 07:58 AM UTC
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I sooo want to join this build, but have not done a wingy-thingy in decades....
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 10:36 AM UTC
Well, itís great to see so many old friends keen to join this campaign! Still, we need a couple more to make the official Ten.

Pete, Iím sure that your skills should enable you to build one completely from photo etch should you so desire. Please sign on the dotted line below.

I Peter aka Petbat do hereby enlist in the Schwalbe II Campaign.............................
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 02:59 PM UTC
I've got the 1/32 scale trumpeter Me262-1A Gazza so you can count me in as well.
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 04:28 PM UTC
That's great, Chris! Now we need just one more.
petbat
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 04:56 PM UTC

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I Peter aka Petbat do hereby enlist in the Schwalbe II Campaign.............................



Ö maybe..if I can sneak one through the door without SWMBO seeing it....



Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 07:05 PM UTC
I did not finish the last one or any campaigns in a while. Im in to see that I finish one.

Bob
GazzaS
#424
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Sunday, September 01, 2019 - 08:44 PM UTC
Pete,
Good luck with that! Revell has a brand new tool 1/32 kit that would probably make her swoon. Or file...

Bob,
Welcome! Glad to have you with us. That gives us ten and a half (Peter until he gets approval )

Anyway... I'll prepare the submission!
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 01:52 AM UTC

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Out of curiosity, Gary, why wait so long for the start date?

Michael



Michael,
I chose the date because usually when I see a campaign proposed you often see replies like: "I'm in too many campaigns now, maybe in six months"... etc. I'm flexible, tho.

It's still only 6 months away.

Gaz



good idea gary. i like the planning ahead approach. gives me time to finish up what i'm working on and organize my projects. i would be in, i have several kits languishing on my shelf.
joe
MLD
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Vermont, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 02:33 AM UTC
I'm in.
I'll have to dig the name of the orig donor up, but someone sent me a resin cannon nose conversion for the first campaign.
I was working on two parallel builds and managed to get the nightfighter done for the campaign and stalled on the cut and paste job.
THAT one gets finished this time!
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 05:57 AM UTC
I had been building the Hobby Boss Me-202A-1a which took a lot of putty to make the wing mate with the fuselage.

Thia time I was looking for an easier build. Had my eye on an Italeri Me-262 A-1a. Any thoughts on its construction? Pros and Cons?

Bob
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 10:29 AM UTC
Bob, if youíre talking about their 1/48 model then itís the reissue of the old Trimaster/Dragon kit.
Not saying itís a bad kit, rather the opposite, but easy for you to find s9me online build reviews of it. A bit of work, yes, but quite nice results from it.

Cheers
Pedro
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Monday, September 02, 2019 - 02:02 PM UTC
Pedro, thanks for the information. I went ahead and ordered the Italeri kit for this campaign.

Bob
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 07:07 AM UTC
This campaign has been APPROVED! It will run from 1 March through 1 September, 2020. To view the rules and sign up, go here.

Ribbon, anyone?

Michael
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 08:40 AM UTC
Enlisted and I was beat to the punch to be the first.

Bob