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Group build 9 - POLL NOW ACTIVE!

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I've seen several mentions of a vac form group build. Anyone interested? I have at least three waiting to be started.
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I've got a couple that could I could be tempted with, such as a Bristol Freighter or a Scimitar.

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hmmm. I would probobly start something. finishing is another story...

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i dont have any vacform kits available here, and im not brave enough to start one, so count me out :|
on the bench:
-Airbus A400M (Belgian AF)

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-MH-60J Jayhawk
-3 x Sepecat Jaguar (RAF, France and Indian AF)

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Apart from the unavailable Short S class flying boat by Welsh Models, I can't think of any vacform subjects that would interest me too much. :?

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well, Big Reg, judging from the silence, and some polite demurage, I would hazard to say GB9 will not be a vacuform challenge. Prospective K144 vacuform builders - it is you, and Mike, and I.
Mike and I have been plodding away in this thread for several years, thus far having completed nothing, admittedly, alas.
If you would join in there, I promise to add some content too, and that soon, and carefully attend your projects, because I am a huge vacuform geek :ugeek: , and I know you are among our master class, so I would be very interested to see how you go about it...

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Gosh, doesn't time fly?? It must be nigh on time for me to start on another doesn't finish build!

I did manage to slip these in under the radar; both Welsh Models. The Bloodhound and trailer is scratchbuilt
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love the sea plane ramp!
did you scratch build the maintenance platform?

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Firstly, a couple of absolute beauties, Mike. And the Bloodhound so reminds me of the Airfix 1/72 kit from way back when. Big thumbs up all round. And thanks to David, too, for putting GB9 up for debate.

As I said on the S-42 thread that initiated the discussion on a vacform GB, I'd certainly be up for it but the stash currently comprises nothing that fills the bill. I am on the lookout but, as yet, anything which is vaguely of interest is way beyond my means financially. Things could change, but I agree that the concept doesn't look like getting off the ground, at least not as a GB. With that in mind, feedback on my Anigrand He280 has me wondering whether a GB focused on resin kits might attract more interest. True, there's a modicum of self-interest here, with plenty of candidates in Smeg's Stash. Should add that a few of the kits are that primitive, I might hold them over for a scratchbuilding GB. :roll:

What does everyone think of a resin kit GB? Or do we follow the paths that we've taken before, either focusing on a specific category (e.g. the "Transport", "Over the Water", and "Black" GBs), period (e.g. the Vietnam War GB) or commemoration (e.g. the RAF GB)? As we are less than a fortnight from 2019, as good a time as any to ramp up the conversation.
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Jonathan wrote:love the sea plane ramp!
did you scratch build the maintenance platform?
Yes, I based it on this photo of G-ADUY undergoing maintenance.

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