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We have the Classic Kits and Star Trek GBs coming up in 2017. Both of these are good concepts. I will be participating in at least one of them.  It is time to start thinking of Ideas for more GBs for the rest of the year.

 

Any Ideas?  I am pretty stumped for new ideas. I see some opportunities  for some previously done GBs.  I looked through many old GBs, and sadly I do not recognize many of the names, the participants are no longer active in the forums. So, those of us who are newer to ARC forums can have a go at some past themes:

 

Tomcats .. Last done in 2009 and with the arrival of the Tamiya Tomcat, it seems like a great time

Luftwaffe .. last done in 2010

Airfix 

Matchbox 

 

And maybe too soon, last done in 2013 ... Phantoms ... but it could be in commemoration of the last American phantoms.

 

Any one with ideas? Let us discuss it!

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The big thing is people. Who wish to moderate their ideas (Kurt your doing a great job on your GB) Its also nice to say "Yep, I will build a.........." BUILD IT!!!!! Even if you do not finish in the 6 months BUILD IT!!! and post photos!!!!!

 

Of course I am always up for another Phantom GB. Would not mind another Tomcat either.

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So, the german airforce had its 60th anniversary this year. Why not honoring it with a GB? So all aircraft from 1955 until today wearing the iron cross. And yes, there are also Phantoms for Phantom. 

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6 hours ago, tobiK said:

So, the german airforce had its 60th anniversary this year. Why not honoring it with a GB? So all aircraft from 1955 until today wearing the iron cross. And yes, there are also Phantoms for Phantom. 

 

This is a good idea.  Germany used the phinest Phighter ever, the Phantom, in addition to many others. They also utilized good looking camo schemes, and commemorative paint jobs. 

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5 hours ago, Kurt H. said:

 

This is a good idea.  Germany used the phinest Phighter ever, the Phantom, in addition to many others. They also utilized good looking camo schemes, and commemorative paint jobs. 

 True words, Kurt! You can do NMF, some yellow trainers, Norm 72 camo (grey - olive drab), Norm 83 (lizard), all grey for actual aircrafts, Norm 81 for the Phantom (5 colors for that camo!), Phigthers and choppers, props and jets...so many is possible! You can start with Sabre, Fouga Magister, T-6, Thunderstreak, F-104....up to the Eurofighter (UK: Typhoon) and ASTA Tornado. Many nice anniversary schemes and fly-out schemes, tiger-meet (just say one word: Tornados!), TAM, Recce meet,...Holloman Phantoms...T-37 and T-38 (even they have USAF markings, but are used to train german pilot students). AND...yaa...also the former NVA aircrafts in Luftwaffe livery: MIG-29, SU-22, Mil Mi 24, ...maybe one of the rare airforces having US and russian aircraft in service at the same time! I remember stories when two ships of MIG-29 and F-4F scared the hell out of USAF pilots during a red flag exercise many years ago...

Well...so many reasons in my opinion. 

And one more reason: I still have some nice sponsored prices left over from the past HAF GB, I hope to get rid of it that way. And I am afraid that I can source some new nice prices again...(just hope to get some support from the GB admin or co-admin).

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TobiK,

 

Luftwaffe sounds like a winner. This is one AF I have not built a kit for (apart from a 1/144 Tornado). Would love to break out my 1/48 Revell Tornado or even a Starfighter in one of the Marineflieger schemes (would that count?). Happy to join forces and co-mod with you again if you like...

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In case anybody is wondering:

 

Year Title
2005 Legacy Hornet/Super Hornet
2005 2005 F-5
2005 Leaving On A Jet Plane
2005 Hi-Decal MiG
2005 Flanker
2005 2005 ARC/ScaleAIR Tomcat
2005 2005 PACAIR
2005 F-4 Phantom
2006 A-7 Corasir / F-8 Crusader
2006 Intruder/Prowler
2006 Vietnam War
2006 Battle of Britain
2006 Matchbox Madness
2006 F-15
2006 A-4 Skyhawk
2006 Tomcat Sunset
2006 Cobra Co/Marine Air Graphics Helicopter
2006 Korean War
2007 Century Series
2007 Nightfighter
2007 Desert Storm / Gulf War I
2007 Naval Helicopters & VTOL of the World
2007 JASDF
2007 Monogram Classics
2007 Airfix/Heller
2007 Reserves
2007 Eastern Front
2007 Floatplane
2007 Defense of the Reich
2007 U.S. Marine Corps
2008 Inter-War
2008 Real Space
2008 TMOARC (Tiger Meet)
2008 PACAIR2
2008 Recon
2008 Wild Weasel / Iron Hand
2008 Bf-109
2008 North Africa / Mediterranean
2008 A-10
2008 Viper
2008 Fleet Air Arm
2008 Matchbox Madness
2008 Gone but not Forgotten (Soviet, 1946 - 1991)
2008 Wings of the Red Star
2008 F-111
2008 IDF/AF
2008 F-4 Phantom
2008 McAir Legacy 30th Anniv (Harriers and Hornets)
2008 Helicopter
2009 Reich Raiders
2009 Flight Test and Evaluation
2009 Spitfire
2009 "Operation"
2009 Tomcat
2009 WWII Carrier War
2009 Trash Haulers
2009 Matchbox Madness
2009 Airshow Demonstration
2009 Airliner
2009 What-if
2010 "Its Not Just About Aircraft"
2010 P-47 'Big Jugs'
2010 Trainer
2010 Sabre/Super Sabre
2010 Not Your Nation
2010 Enterprise
2010 Knights of the Sky (WWI)
2010 Battle of Britain
2010 Rescue
2010 Dropping Iron
2010 Defense of the Reich
2010 MiG
2010 Warsaw Pact
2010 A-7/F-8
2010 Desert Storm
2010 Missile With A Man In It
2011 UAV
2011 Muscle Car
2011 Pre-War / Early War
2011 Matt (The Rumourmonger) Roberts Memorial
2011 Airfix Ahoy
2011 Centennial of Naval Aviation
2011 Recce
2011 Shark Mouth
2011 "On Canadian Wings"
2011 Flying Fortress
2012 Armor/Targets
2012 Captured Aircraft
2012 Latin American
2012 P-51 Mustang
2012 Colourful Aerobatic Planes
2012 Pacific Theater
2012 Race Car / Festival of Speed
2012 Ghost Town
2012 Iran/Iraq War
2012 All Texas
2012 Escort Service
2012 Arctic / Antarctic
2012 In Defence of Europe: US And Canadian Forces in Europe
2013 Anti Ship
2013 What Got You Started, Simple Times
2013 What If
2013 Out of Africa
2013 Open Wheel Racing
2013 Bent Wing
2013 A-10
2013 Grumman Iron Works
2013 If It Ain't Boeing I Ain't Going
2013 Special Ops
2013 National Reserves
2013 Phantom Addicts Anonymous
2013 Living History
2013 Yes, Size Does Matter
2014 The Bad Boys
2014 Australia and New Zealand Wings
2014 Hornet's Nest
2014 NASA - 2 Degrees of Separation
2014 Japan Self-Defense Forces 60th Anniversary
2014 Bare It All
2014 The Great War
2015 Tiger Meet
2015 A-4 Skyhawk
2015 Star Wars
2015 Shelf Queens
2015 Supercar
2015 Search and Rescue
2015 Big Kit, Big Plane, Small(ish) scale
2015 Iron Men, Plastic Ships
2015 StarFish
2016 Graveyard Shift
2016 Skis and Floats
2016 Vietnam War

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20 minutes ago, Crazy Snap Captain said:

TobiK,

 

Luftwaffe sounds like a winner. This is one AF I have not built a kit for (apart from a 1/144 Tornado). Would love to break out my 1/48 Revell Tornado or even a Starfighter in one of the Marineflieger schemes (would that count?). Happy to join forces and co-mod with you again if you like...

Marine (german navy) is founded in january 1956! So why not also include the Marine who is celebrating 60th in 2016,too. I agree, the Marine has some striking schemes, too! H-34, HU-16, seahawk, Fairey gannet, Seaking, F-104, Tornado, Westland Lynx, Hunting Pembroke...

Who is a chopper-fanatic: most of them belonged to the Heer (now to Luftwaffe), so let's include the Heer (army), too. H-34, H-21, Alouette, Bo-105, UH-1D, CH-53, Tiger, NH-90, Hind (btw. I miss a nice modern kit in 1/48 for the Alouette II....)

 

OK, Andrew, a great honour to have you on bord on that probably upcoming GB! Thanks phor the teaser: you can build all those Phantoms...there are decals available!

 

OK, here is my teaser: the bronze tiger over one of our beautiful bavarian lakes, in the background mountains from the Alps.

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Hmmmm, I have a 1/32 German F-4F(ish) in the stash.

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I'd be up for Luftwaffe and Marineflieger GB.

 

The one GB I thoroughly enjoyed was The Bad Boys GB, so many schemes to choose from.

 

Mike

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Interceptors would be good, or how about  Air Defense Command (ADC), Tactical Air Command (TAC), NATO before 1960, Naval Patrol Bombers (any era), or Experimental -- Never Put Into Service.

 

That should bring out some interesting stuff...

 

Ed

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I enjoy the group builds.  I've finished ones for the Recon and Strike GBs so far and may try to get one or two more in before those are over.  I did the Test Birds, my own Eastern Front,  Far East, Nightfighters, and Vietnam GBs.  The only only I've started but haven't finished was the Big Kit, Small Scale.  

 

I'm certainly do the Classic Kits one, but would be in for an Interceptors or Tomcat build as well.  

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Interceptors has great potential. With the new Trumpeter F-106,  the new 1/72 f-102 and F-106 from Meng, as well as the good old Monogram f-106, F-102 and F-101b ... right there there are many great markings options. Go deeper and include the F-94, F-89 ,  and others I am not very familiar with, lots of great kits and markings to be had. I have always wanted to build a Massachusetts  ANG F-106.  And of course there is option to build several Phantoms which served in intercepter squadrons. 

 

Naval Patrol bombers is another great idea, Not a commonly built subject which does really deserve more attention.

 

What are you thinking with Experimental, never put into service? Something like the F-20 ... built as though it were in service? Or something more extreme with concepts like the XFY-1 Pogo ?

 

 

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On 11/23/2016 at 3:35 AM, gb_madcat_sl said:

Mmmm... Tomcats...

 

I think a Tomcat group build after the AMK F-14D comes out would be great. Then, we have the choice if two new kits to build!

 

Rodney

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April 9th would be the 50th anniversary of the 737's first flight. Although more civilian than military, there are a handful of 737 kits in 1/200th, 1/144th, and 1/72nd. 

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37 minutes ago, Kingoalie said:

I would totally support the Luftwaffe and Marineflieger GB!

Well, seams there is a bit of positive echo for that idea. So I will make the next step and set up a poll soon. Stay tuned, friends of Luftwaffe!

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How about a twin prop GB. Lots of things to choose from. From the Vickers Vimy right up to the V-22 Osprey. From WW2 medium bombers to small civil planes, from Dakota's to An-140's and from night fighters to fire fighters.

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I got an Eduard "Bundesfighter" special edition F-104 in a black friday sale. I sure hope we do the modern Luftwaffe GB :thumbsup:

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Hi Kurt,

 

Both the F-20 and the Pogo would qualify. But, for example, possibly not a YF-102, because the F-102 WAS put into service -- of course, the YF was very different from the service model, so I suppose some decisions would have to be made. Come to think of it, where would an XF-88 fit in. The F-88 Voodoo was never put into service, but the F-101 Voodoo, it's offspring, certainly was!

 

Ed

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How about a "Teen Theme?" 14,15,16,17,18,19 ?

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