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MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,980 posts
AeroScale: 2,136 posts
Posted: Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 04:21 AM UTC
OK folks, here we go! You will find the official thread for this campaign here. Please post all in-progress photos and campaign related discussion there. This thread will now be locked.

See you in the Pacific!

Michael
goodn8
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Berlin, Germany
Joined: October 12, 2008
KitMaker: 543 posts
AeroScale: 529 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:35 PM UTC
Wow, wow, wow...
just recgnized the start date
Have to hurry up with the 2nd-Gen campaign to take part here
soon as pssible.

Meanwhile great choices, guys. That will promise a nice follow up through that campaign with a wide range of kits.
Not sure what kit I will go for...
Thomas
raypalmer
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 29, 2010
KitMaker: 1,151 posts
AeroScale: 985 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 09:20 PM UTC
I'm planning on doing a Tenzan or a Raiden from the stash so I will be up for it.
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,986 posts
AeroScale: 2,659 posts
Posted: Friday, September 15, 2017 - 08:30 AM UTC
Remembered to enlist...
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,986 posts
AeroScale: 2,659 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:48 AM UTC
That reminds me, Airfix new tool Wildcat. Hmmm
Bigrip74
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Texas, United States
Joined: February 22, 2008
KitMaker: 4,537 posts
AeroScale: 2,365 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 02:53 AM UTC
I have a HobbyBoss F4F4 that would fit the bill.

phantom_phanatic309
#372
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United Kingdom
Joined: March 10, 2010
KitMaker: 2,042 posts
AeroScale: 1,320 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 02:28 AM UTC
This looks like an interesting campaign.
Depending on how I'm doing for time later in the year I might join in with an old Mania Hobby Type 99 bomber I recently picked up.
JoeOsborne
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California, United States
Joined: October 08, 2013
KitMaker: 111 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 01:20 AM UTC
I'm in with a 1/32 Hasegawa Ki-84 Frank. Checking aftermarket as we speak

LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 247 posts
AeroScale: 105 posts
Posted: Monday, September 04, 2017 - 05:08 AM UTC

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I have the HMS Prince of Wales if floaty things are allowed in.



It's the Pacific; floaty things are definitely allowed!

Michael



Cool beans
TacFireGuru
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Colorado, United States
Joined: December 25, 2004
KitMaker: 3,607 posts
AeroScale: 180 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 05:46 PM UTC
I'm in. Recently picked up this old girl...good time to build it.



Mike
rochaped
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Lisboa, Portugal
Joined: August 27, 2010
KitMaker: 620 posts
AeroScale: 611 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 04:51 PM UTC
I just might sign up & pull my old Hasegawa F6F-3 out of the stash. Let's see if I manage to combine model time along with my Gekko build in the night shift campaign
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,980 posts
AeroScale: 2,136 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 04:48 PM UTC

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I have the HMS Prince of Wales if floaty things are allowed in.



It's the Pacific; floaty things are definitely allowed!

Michael
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,986 posts
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Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 10:02 AM UTC
Good question Linus. Rules state "Aircraft/Vehicle", doesn't include Floaties, doesn't exclude Floaties. I don't get a vote, but I say why not?
LinusB
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Western Australia, Australia
Joined: March 21, 2016
KitMaker: 247 posts
AeroScale: 105 posts
Posted: Sunday, September 03, 2017 - 06:39 AM UTC
I have the HMS Prince of Wales if floaty things are allowed in.
RadekZ
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Warszawa, Poland
Joined: March 12, 2013
KitMaker: 86 posts
AeroScale: 52 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 04:23 PM UTC
Have some stuff to join with, so I'm in

As for today most probably with Dutch Buffalo (Tamiya 1/48) of Militaire Luchtvaart van het Koninklijk Nederlands-Indisch Leger

Cheers,
Radek
Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: July 22, 2012
KitMaker: 741 posts
AeroScale: 735 posts
Posted: Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 05:47 AM UTC

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Bought a PBJ-1H conversion set for HK Model's B-25H:





Oh wow, I'm in love!


I may just finish my Corsair now and build something far more intriguing for this group build.
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,980 posts
AeroScale: 2,136 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 07:23 PM UTC

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Bought a PBJ-1H conversion set for HK Model's B-25H:

Both planes flew from Philippines, so should be good for this campaign. I'll post a proper startup picture with the kit once the campaign starts.

I'm not sure about the tail numbers (11) on 8-ball: what I've seen, it's 8. But 11 could be another (later) plane of same crew? Also top turret and forward facing side mounted machine gun pods could be removed. I'll probably try to build "Love Bug" without the MGs, for which I have photographic evidence.

I was planning to build something smaller, but I need to free some space from my kit stash



Pasi,

That should be quite the undertaking! It certainly will fit the campaign profile, looking forward to it.

Michael
PasiAhopelto
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Uusimaa, Finland
Joined: October 01, 2016
KitMaker: 166 posts
AeroScale: 95 posts
Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 07:16 PM UTC
Bought a PBJ-1H conversion set for HK Model's B-25H:



I'm not sure about the tail numbers (11) on 8-ball: what I've seen, it's 8. But 11 could be another (later) plane of same crew? Also top turret and forward facing side mounted machine gun pods could be removed. I'll probably try to build "Love Bug" without the MGs, for which I have photographic evidence.

Love Bug was lost over Ponape and was based at Eniwetok.

I was planning to build something smaller, but I need to free some space from my kit stash
john41492
#442
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Malacca, Malaysia
Joined: July 20, 2015
KitMaker: 140 posts
AeroScale: 128 posts
Posted: Monday, August 14, 2017 - 07:56 AM UTC
Hi all,

Ha! I knew that this would happen! This is the one that I really relish, and I'm looking to move at the end of November... No way to complete one for this before I go, the queue is full. Looks like I'll be setting up and giving it a go in my new place! I'm in. With what? I'll let the wife make the call.
md72
#439
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,986 posts
AeroScale: 2,659 posts
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 06:16 PM UTC
Ov Vey, so many campaigns, so little time.
A part started PV-2 (but was it Atlantic or Pacific)
A started PBJ (but the depicted version only Flew in the Atlantic)
A started F4F, but which theater...
Both an F4U-4 & -5 but are they too late for PTO
An F6F-3N, but I've saving it for Night Fighters
A started P-39 for Guadalcanal
A pair of PBYs
A brace of SBDs
And maybe even a TBM
Nah, the only decision is what am I going to give up to be in this campaign, working or sleeping?
bomber14
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: February 02, 2015
KitMaker: 213 posts
AeroScale: 195 posts
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 05:46 PM UTC

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Thanks Michael! Good campaign choice anyway.

Oliver: exactly what I thought, nice to see you joining as well

Also glad to see you, Bob and Joe, here.

Thomas



good to be here thomas. now i have to decide what i will build. i have more pto kits than anything else.

joe
c4willy
#305
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Joined: February 01, 2006
KitMaker: 1,530 posts
AeroScale: 1,379 posts
Posted: Monday, August 07, 2017 - 06:04 AM UTC
Okay I'm so in! 1/48 scale RNZAF P-40 here we come!
Scrodes
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Ontario, Canada
Joined: July 22, 2012
KitMaker: 741 posts
AeroScale: 735 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 11:25 PM UTC

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Damn you guys for starting this three weeks after I started Tamiya's F4U-1A



Matt,

If it's less than 25% done you can stop working on it now and wait for the campaign to start. Though I know stopping work on a 1/32 Tamiya kit is nearly impossible!

Michael




It sure is. I'm in!
MichaelSatin
Staff MemberCampaigns Administrator
AEROSCALE
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Colorado, United States
Joined: January 19, 2008
KitMaker: 2,980 posts
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Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 10:09 PM UTC

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Hi Michael, I have Verlinden 120mm Navy pilot in the stash. Are figures in? The campaign page rule section has no mention of "dudes" however you mention them in first post on possible campaign. If its cool count me in......



Dudes are in. Gals too, if you can make one fit the theme!

Michael
69mudbone
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California, United States
Joined: April 26, 2016
KitMaker: 336 posts
AeroScale: 26 posts
Posted: Sunday, August 06, 2017 - 08:55 PM UTC
Hi Michael, I have Verlinden 120mm Navy pilot in the stash. Are figures in? The campaign page rule section has no mention of "dudes" however you mention them in first post on possible campaign. If its cool count me in......