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OFFICIAL: 4th Generation Jets Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:03 PM UTC
Welcome to the 4th Generation Jets Campaign! This campaign will be about the generation of jet fighters from the late 70's through the turn of the century.

The campaign will run from 1 March through 1 September, 2019.

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 of these sleek jets!

Michael
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 12:38 PM UTC
Still thinking about the 1/144 Dragon F-14 on a carrier deck.
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 01:49 AM UTC
I was also thinking of F-14, but in 48th scale. But decided to build this instead:


I think this is my 1st Kinetic kit. I've read from some reviews that there could be some fit issues, but probably (hopefully...) nothing too serious.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 04:54 AM UTC
So, today's my birthday (yay.) and I got some pretty good stuff, including a nice decal sheet and some details for the Revell 1/48 F/A-18F. So here's my pick for this campaign:





Jolly Rogers 75th anniversary? Yes, please!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 11:53 PM UTC
cool choices for your builds fellas !!
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Posted: Saturday, March 09, 2019 - 06:21 PM UTC
This will be my build.

Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 07:34 PM UTC
Here's the plan
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 03:58 PM UTC
Made a start on my Gripen.
First things first, preventing a tail dragger.



Even with this amount of weight the CoG without weapons attached is still only just in front of the main landing gear. So once it was closed up I dropped a few more sinkers down through the fuselage to help out.
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 01:28 AM UTC
Nice start so far, everyone!

But no ribbon yet. Ideas?

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 03:32 AM UTC
Fine start on the Swedish bird.
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Posted: Sunday, April 14, 2019 - 10:41 AM UTC
Here:



Cheers Rob.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 - 11:45 AM UTC
This will be my build...






I understand it's a bit of a dog, but I got it un-started from a friend. I'm PLANNING on doing it as East German... we'll see
LowFiveJoe_2
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Posted: Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 01:16 AM UTC
Well, I'm off to the races. I intend to build the MiG with the canopy closed and in flight, so my first project is to get the pilot's hands off the canopy rails.






Next up is the dreaded raised panel lines.
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 03:13 AM UTC
Nice work with that pilot Joe !!

Keep them coming !
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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 05:37 PM UTC
Hello to all,

first, I'd like to introduce myself: my name is Alexander, I'm from Germany. My main interests are building tanks and planes (equally) and admiring the extraordenary models you're building...
Currently, I participate in two other campaigns on armorama, but as it happing, there's a nice MiG-27 from Trumpeter waiting to be finished. It's still on the very beginning, only the weapons, the engine and the bang-seat have eben finished so far (without paint).
So maybe I could join this campaign to finish this model?
A starting pic would soon follow...


Greetings

-Alex

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Posted: Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 08:33 PM UTC
Welcome Alex,
looking forward to your first picture and build
Peter
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 01:00 AM UTC
Hello Alexander,

If you check the allowed aircraft on the Campaign page, you will that the Mig-27 is not a 4th Gen Aircraft...

Alex2011
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 05:16 AM UTC
Sorry, my mistake!

The post was for the "Hangar Queen 9" campaign.
Maybe someone could move it???

But I'll join this campaign by reading and getting some tips.

Anyway, happy modelling

- Alex
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Posted: Monday, April 29, 2019 - 05:21 AM UTC
@ Peter

as you maybe already read, the build-log will appear in HQ9.
And thank you for the warm welcome!!!


- Alex
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Posted: Saturday, May 04, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
Given today's news (I know, I should be building models, not looking at the news), I feel the need to build something big and Israeli. Something like this:



But there is a catch. It's a bit started:



Basically, the fuselage is together. That's about it:



The rules allow for up to 25% started but I want to be fair about this. So I'm asking the campaign participants: Can I build this one under the rules? I'll go Hangar Queen with it if you decide it's too much, but I'd like to do it here if you all are OK with it.

BTW, still no ribbon (unless everyone like's Rob's). Just a nudge.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 11:39 AM UTC
No problem Michael !!!

Go ahead !!
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 11:58 AM UTC
Thanks John, I believe I shall!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, May 05, 2019 - 11:14 PM UTC
Hi guys!

Not taking part on the builds here as I have to assemble first the stuff on my bench.
But let me help you out again to get alike ribbons for all the xxxGen.-campaigns.

Here's something like the others I did:






Have fun,
Th mas
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 03:08 AM UTC
Nice Thomas, but I think the F-22 is a 5th generation, not 4th. An F-15 or 16 would be a better choice.

My 2 cents.

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 03:44 AM UTC

Michael,
my excuse, your'e absolutely right!

So here's an edit:











Thomas