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Under the Sun - What is everybody doing???
jrnelson
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Iowa, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 - 10:13 AM UTC
Hey all -

Last I checked there were about 25 of us registered for the "Under the Sun" campaign. What does everybody plan on building for that? I'm kinda up in the air -

I have the Alan Bison II, Eduard etch, and Jordi barrel.... that looks like it would be fun...... I think I'm going to go with that.....but who knows.... #:-)

Later-
Jeff
vlady
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 - 10:45 AM UTC
hello jeff. i don't know what i'm gonna build but most probably a spitfire mk vb.
penpen
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Posted: Tuesday, September 09, 2003 - 07:11 PM UTC
For this campaign, I'll be building a valentine Mk5.
It will be in the colours of the french troops that rallied to the allied side and faught in Tunisia in 1943 !
The model is from the brand "ironside" : it's the "maquette" hull with a resin turret, new hatches...
jrnelson
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - 03:38 AM UTC
Major -

I vote for the Tiger ......

You can never have enough Tigers in ANY campaign.......

Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - 05:20 AM UTC
Hi Jeff

I haven't made a final choice, but I'm thinking of doing an AMT Douglas A-20 and/or maybe a Hasegawa Macchi 202. :-)

All the best

Rowan
jrnelson
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - 05:23 AM UTC
This is sorta cool - with the aircraft guys in this thing... I've never built a plane in my life - but I've been toying with the idea....... hmmmmm.. :-)

Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - 06:10 AM UTC

Quoted Text

This is sorta cool - with the aircraft guys in this thing... I've never built a plane in my life - but I've been toying with the idea....... hmmmmm.. :-)

Jeff



Hi Jeff :-)

Maybe I should freak everybody out and build my first armour model in about 20 years...

All the best

Rowan
jrnelson
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - 07:07 AM UTC
Tell you what...... let me know if you ever decide to give it a go on a tank, and I'll whip up some sort of plane. I kinda like the looks of the FW190 - any good kits of this plane out there?

Jeff
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Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2003 - 07:43 AM UTC
Hi Jeff

In 1/48 scale Tamiya's Fw190s are probably the easiest to build - with good detail and really nice parts fit. :-) It's what I'd recommend, if you haven't built an aircraft before...

Some folks say the ex-Trimaster/Dragon kits are (slightly) more accurate, but they are definitely more of a challenge to build. Their Fw190A has reappeared as Revell-Monogram, who also market the Fw190D (along with Italeri). One good thing about these re-releases is that they're cheaper than Tamiya. :-)

If you want really cheap (but still quite accurate), try the old Arii/Otaki/Matchbox/Airfix Fw190A. As you can tell, this kit has really done the rounds!

Hope this helps

Rowan