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Now Enlisting: RAF 100 Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 06:23 PM UTC
Frankly I'm a little surprised no one else jumped on this one already, but tally ho, I say!

1 April, 1918 was a banner day in military aviation history. On that day the first independent, co-equal Air Force came into being with the establishment of Britain's Royal Air Force. Over the last 100 years the RAF has fought and survived attempts to destroy it from within and without and remains in the forefront of air forces worldwide.

If the 100th anniversary of the RAF isn't a good reason for a campaign here on AeroScale, I don't know what is. The rules would be pretty simple, build any aeroplane flown by Britain's Royal Air Force, in any (real) colour scheme, anywhere in the world, as long as it's in RAF colours. I figure, given it's an anniversary year, the campaign would run for an entire year, but it would (of course) start on 1 April.

Anyone interested?

Michael
KelticKnot
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Scotland, United Kingdom
Joined: May 11, 2015
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 07:21 PM UTC
Can't NOT join this one.

I'll have to think long and hard about what to do though.... a year long campaign begs another big build
c4willy
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 11:52 PM UTC
Count me in Michael! Any number of Kiwi boys flew for the RAF I think I'll do one of their aircraft I have several in the stash that would fit.
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
KitMaker: 616 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 12:25 AM UTC
Michael,

I’m hoping to see Airfix new Blenheim Mk.1 released soon. So in between bombers campaign and the aluminium one, I’m sure I can squeeze that one... Did I mention that the MK.1 Blenheim is the cutest of the family

Cheers
Pedro
Shrimpman
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Dublin, Ireland
Joined: August 14, 2016
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 02:58 AM UTC
I've got several RAF birds waiting on the shelf. Count me in!
md72
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 08:32 AM UTC
Don't normally build British subjects, but I've got at least 3 candidates. Monogram 1/48 Spitfire, Airfix 1/72 Canberra, Matchbox 1/72 Buccaneer, and even a Ark Models (ex Frog) 1/72 Vultee Vengeance.
mrockhill
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: June 17, 2009
KitMaker: 566 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 10:12 AM UTC
Definitely! There is a 1/48 Tamiya Mk.Vb with a set of no.71 Eagle Squadron decals thats been hanging around my desk threatening to build itself if I dont.
RhinoSpit
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Bas-Rhin, France
Joined: September 22, 2016
KitMaker: 96 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 03:47 PM UTC
count me in
Cosimodo
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Auckland, New Zealand
Joined: September 03, 2013
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 02:55 AM UTC
Yes, I would build something for this campaign.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, January 19, 2018 - 03:07 AM UTC
I had a feeling this one might be popular. I believe that's 9 so far!

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 01:21 AM UTC
Just a little bump. Only one more needed to get this one on the schedule!

Michael
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 01:28 AM UTC
I'm in. Had missed the original announcement.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 03:13 AM UTC
Thanks, Pasi, you're 10!

This campaign is APPROVED! It will run from 1 April, 2018 through 1 April, 2019. To view the rules and enlist, go here. Looking forward to some fine RAF builds!

Michael
phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 04:52 AM UTC
I'm in!
Got a Jet Provost T.4 in the planning stage so it fits the campaign nicely.
I've made a poor showing in campaigns over the past year, but I'm determined to complete this one.
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 541 posts
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Posted: Saturday, January 20, 2018 - 02:39 PM UTC
Michael, great proposal - count me in!
Already enlisted.

Thomas
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Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Joined: August 09, 2009
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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 01:11 PM UTC
You can count on me, too, Michael. And I go with Pedro. Would build Airfix' new quarterscale Blenheim or Revell's new Beaufighter, when it's finally out in the shops.

Torsten
eMan
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Hong Kong S.A.R. / 繁體
Joined: August 08, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 10:52 AM UTC
Just enlist, I will build a Defiant night fighter gor the campaign.
WIggus
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Pennsylvania, United States
Joined: July 07, 2017
KitMaker: 27 posts
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 07:06 PM UTC
I'm in!
Is there an OFFICIAL thread for this build yet?
I could not find one.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 08:35 PM UTC

Quoted Text

I'm in!
Is there an OFFICIAL thread for this build yet?
I could not find one.



The campaign doesn't start until April 1. The official thread will go up then. Looking forward to it!

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 01:25 AM UTC
A little bump before this one takes off on 1 April. My choice for the campaign is something I got for my birthday earlier this month:



I was kind of drooling over this one when I saw the online reviews and it doesn't disappoint in real life!



Pretty much chock full of goodies, we'll have a closer look when I actually get started. Side note, I seem to have gotten the last one of these from Sprue Brothers as they showed "out of stock" as soon as I ordered it. There's a sign that I need to build it if ever I saw one!

Michael
Littorio
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 02:04 AM UTC
I’m in, not sure what I’ll build yet, I have one or two RAF kits in the stash in all five main scales.
do335b6
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United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 03:38 AM UTC
Would love to now I need to figure out how to post pics since all my pictures used to be in photobucket. Now I don't have any way of storing and sharing photos
phantom_phanatic309
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United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 03:57 AM UTC
Michael, that Tempest looks amazing. I'll be interested to see how it goes together as I've got my eye on a couple of Special Hobby's 1/32 aircraft.
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 09:38 AM UTC
I have a Monogram 1/48 Hawker Tempest
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 05:55 PM UTC

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I have a Monogram 1/48 Hawker Tempest



Bob,

Not to be pedantic, but "that's no Tempest!"

Michael