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OFFICIAL: 3rd Generation Combat Jets Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 04:40 PM UTC
Welcome to the 3nd Generation Combat Jets Campaign! This campaign will be about the generation of jet aircraft starting from the early '60s that refined the art form of combat aircraft design and started to add more and more black boxes.

The campaign will run from 1 May through 31 December, 2018.

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 the builds remembering these smokin' aircraft!

Michael
md72
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Posted: Monday, April 30, 2018 - 05:39 PM UTC
I really gotta get something finished so I can get started on this one....
SHAKY962
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 02:24 AM UTC
I´m in!!!

Returning to the arena after a good time in the workshop for second time....




LinusB
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 04:33 AM UTC
I will be building Hasegawa's F-104C



Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 06:14 AM UTC
QUESTION: will the F106 fit this campaign? I did not see it on the list of a/c, if not ill need to get another kit.

Bob
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 07:34 PM UTC
Jose, I'm glad to have you back with us !!!

Nito74
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 07:35 PM UTC

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QUESTION: will the F106 fit this campaign? I did not see it on the list of a/c, if not ill need to get another kit.

Bob



Bob, the F-106 was on the list for the 2nd Gen. Campaign.
So it doesn't fit on this one. Sorry.
Bigrip74
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 07:53 PM UTC
Thanks John, No problem, that is where I saw the listing. I will get an airplane on the list and join in.

Bob
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
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Posted: Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 07:59 PM UTC
The F-1 and F-104 both look interesting. Platz is all new company to me, and I have Eduard's 104 (Hasegawa plastic) in stash so I'm looking forward to seeing how they build up.

My original plan was to build Kitty Hawk's MiG-25, but I changed my mind and will build AMK's Kfir instead. Here's start picture:


SHAKY962
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 12:27 AM UTC
@John, thanks for the welcome my friend. I Hope this was my last visit to the hospital....

@Pesi: I love the Kfir!!!! I will follow your building!!!

@Linus: Welcome aboard!!!

A few update in my F1




md72
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 12:44 AM UTC
@Pasi, I'm thinking about the Testor's 1/72 boxing of the Kfir as an aggressor F-21. Look forward to your build.
betheyn
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 01:12 AM UTC
As this campaign has started I had better go find the kit I'm building in amongst the stash then lol.
Andy
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Posted: Thursday, May 03, 2018 - 02:16 AM UTC
Ok, I'm in with an old Crown 1/144 Saab Viggen, I'll get the picture up when I get home.
SHAKY962
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Posted: Saturday, May 05, 2018 - 07:48 AM UTC
A little new update

Nito74
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 03:29 PM UTC
@Pasi

That's a great looking kit there !! Looking forward to see it build.

@Jose

Nice update , looking good so far !!!

Nito74
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Posted: Monday, May 07, 2018 - 08:08 PM UTC
Mmmhh...

I have 3 choices for this one:

Mig-25, Mig-21 or Ye-152 .

Can't take a decision.
SHAKY962
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Posted: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 - 04:51 AM UTC
John,

If you asked me: Ye-152, Mig 21 and Mig-25

I start with the painting

betheyn
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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 03:08 PM UTC
Well I took my kit to a model show at the weekend and started the build.
There is not a lot of parts but I am going to need to do a bit of filling here and there, especially as its a NMF.
So here are the box top, contents and how far I got at the weekend of Anigrand Craftworks 1/72nd Bell XF-109.



Unfortunately three of the six exhausts weren't in the kit, so I have contacted Anigrand for some replacements.
Andy
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Posted: Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 01:11 PM UTC
Andy, I´m so sorry for your problem with the xF-109.... You need to wait the answer of Anigrand.

A few update in my F-1




MichaelSatin
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Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 - 08:02 AM UTC
By the way, all, no ribbon yet. Any ideas?

Michael
md72
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Posted: Friday, June 08, 2018 - 08:32 AM UTC
Hmmm, I'm no artist. But the 2nd Gen ribbon has an F-104 on the top and bottom of the ribbon with a "2nd Gen" in the middle.

How about replacing one of the F-104's with a MiG 21 and the other with an F-4 Phantom and "3rd Gen" in the middle?
betheyn
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Posted: Saturday, June 09, 2018 - 09:19 AM UTC
Well some how I have manged to delete the pics from my earlier post, even though they are still in the folder I put them in lol.
So anyhoo, here is an in progress pic.

And before I knew it, the Bell D-188A, or if Bell had their way the XF-109, but the US Government said no, it is as finished as its going to be until Anigrand send the replacement exhausts lol.


On a side note, this configuration would be correct as the mock up didn't have any engines installed.
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 01:04 AM UTC
Changed my mind an will do MiG-25 PD/PDS by Kitty Hawk instead:



Started with engines:



Could almost fit pair of EE Lightning's engines into one of MiG-25's.
goodn8
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2018 - 03:32 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Hmmm, I'm no artist. But the 2nd Gen ribbon has an F-104 on the top and bottom of the ribbon with a "2nd Gen" in the middle.

How about replacing one of the F-104's with a MiG 21 and the other with an F-4 Phantom and "3rd Gen" in the middle?



Mark,
since I made it and have still the template how about that...:





Thomas
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Posted: Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 06:45 AM UTC
Hi everyone!

Amazing Campaign, I didn't know but I love 3rd generation combat jets. Great entries so far.

I couldn't decide which one to make. I was watching Youtube a few weeks ago when I show a video build of the F.1 of Special Hobby and here we are...

I am building a Mirage F.1 CE, the Spanish version of the jet. According to Special Hobby, the aircraft was rather worn out, good opportunity to practise weathering...



Carlos.