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OFFICIAL: Hot 1950s in the Cold War Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:45 AM UTC
Well, it's time for this campaign to get going. Welcome to the Hot 1950s in the Cold War Campaign.

The campaign will run from 29 October (the anniversary of the start of the Suez Campaign), 2018 through 1 May, 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 some great builds remembering the not-so-cold wars of the 1950s!

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:49 AM UTC
And don't forget, we still need a ribbon for this one. Any ideas?

Michael
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 12:05 AM UTC
my ribbon proposal:

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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 01:36 AM UTC
That is very original ribbon. I like it.
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 03:16 AM UTC
I haven't got my graphics program on my work computer, but what about a ribbon of Suez stripes? They're simple, bold and easily adapt to ribbon size.
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Posted: Monday, October 29, 2018 - 06:31 AM UTC
The thermometer ribbon looks fun, I like it.

My entry is Israeli M1 Super Sherman from Sinai 1956 with Friul tracks:



I'll probably buy PE set for headlight guards. Originally I wanted to build Israeli Spitfire, but I couldn't find any documentation whether the decal choices I have were actually used in combat in 1950s. The M1 was my backup, and I believe it will be a nice kit to build.

Oddly enough found couple of coins from the box. Maybe I really should go through my stash
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 04:07 AM UTC
So here is my entry for the campaign. Not sure yet if the camo will be for Marines or Navy, both got heavily involved during Korean war. I have quit my job, so hopefully this build will go quick!

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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 07:44 AM UTC

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So here is my entry for the campaign. Not sure yet if the camo will be for Marines or Navy, both got heavily involved during Korean war. I have quit my job, so hopefully this build will go quick!



Quitting your job seems like kind of an extreme length to go to in order to get a model done!

Michael
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 08:00 AM UTC
@Jacob, I hate you, I've wanted that one in 1/72 since the last time I saw "The Bridges of Toko-Ri"

Another campaign I'm behind on and it just started. Haven't decided between a Korean Corsair, F-80, or a possible Suez Gloster Meteor. I'd love to do the Meteor, it's 1/144 but I think the plastic is a Mk IV and the decals are for a Mk VIII. Could anyone tell the difference???
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 01:07 PM UTC

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@Jacob, I hate you, I've wanted that one in 1/72 since the last time I saw "The Bridges of Toko-Ri"

Another campaign I'm behind on and it just started. Haven't decided between a Korean Corsair, F-80, or a possible Suez Gloster Meteor. I'd love to do the Meteor, it's 1/144 but I think the plastic is a Mk IV and the decals are for a Mk VIII. Could anyone tell the difference???



Oh yes. The Mk 8 Meatbox had an entirely different tail and a longer fuselage. All is not lost, however. Miniwings does a Mk 8 in 1/144. In larger scales there's the Hannants/MPM/Airfix 1/72 and Airfix 1/48 kits.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 04:07 PM UTC
Ah Scrap I got the Hong Kong 1/144 Meteor in a goodie bag at at model convention but it didn't have any decals. Finding 1/144 RAAF/RAF decals on this side of the pond is a bit problematic.

The F-80 is starting to look like a go.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 07:49 PM UTC
i've a lot of planes in my stash who fought during the korean war, the malaya incidents, the indochina war. so it's difficult to choose a kit.

i think, i'll make a Beaufighter for the malaya incident and a seafire mk.47 for the korean war.
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 08:44 PM UTC
@Mihael : Surely now, who would not quit his job to do models ? , nah Im kidding, it wasnt what it used to be so I figured lets have an "extended" holiday over Christmas.

@Franck : Seafire would be interesting for sure, which kit do You have in mind ?
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Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2018 - 09:04 PM UTC
I have this special hobby in 1:72 somewhere in my stash :



The first mission is too find him

The good news is that we have found a bigger apartment and i'll have my men cave
(in february)
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 10:40 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
Here's the kit I will be building. I changed my mind and decided not to do Jesse Brown's Corsair. I understand the HobbyBoss F4U-4 is a better kit so I'll build one some day.




I haven't decided if I'll use AM parts, I have a cockpit and wheels. Does anyone know if the True Details cockpit would fit into the HobbyBoss kit? It is made specifically for the Hasegawa F4U-4.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 11:43 AM UTC
Howdy Y'all
I had a couple of questions:
1. Why is the campaign running for less than the usual 6 months?
2. Does anyone else have an idea for a ribbon?
Just my 2 cents of comments.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"

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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 12:01 PM UTC
Darn! And I just finished my F-86F.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 12:41 PM UTC

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Howdy Y'all
I had a couple of questions:
1. Why is the campaign running for less than the usual 6 months?
2. Does anyone else have an idea for a ribbon?
Just my 2 cents of comments.
Take care,
Don "Lakota"




Don,

The answer to your first question is: Because I can't do math. It's fixed now.

Don't have an answer to the second one, that's on our Fearless Leader Jacob to decide.

Michael
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Posted: Sunday, November 04, 2018 - 02:19 PM UTC
Thanks Michael!
I didn't know what to think about #1.
I think Jessica had an idea for #2 but I don't know how to do graphics.
Take Care,

Don "Lakota"
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Posted: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 - 09:34 AM UTC
Sorry for the late reply on the ribbon question, I was bussy today with final touch-ups on the Hurricane for the MTO Campaign. Both ribbons suggested so far are cool - the thermometer suggested by Frank and the stripes suggested by Jessie. I will try to do the stripes ribbon tomorrow - provided I didnt forget how to use Corel
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 12:19 AM UTC
During my spare time, i've make two ribbons inspired by the suez campaign stripes.

(1)

(2)
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 03:30 AM UTC

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During my spare time, i've make two ribbons inspired by the suez campaign stripes.

(1)

(2)



No. 2 was what I had in mind.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 04:17 AM UTC
Those stripes look nice. I like it. Any other suggestions ?
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 07:40 AM UTC
I think I like the plain (plane?) yellow and black stripes. Didn't know about them in Suez, yellow and black were also used on some 4th Fighter Interceptor group in Korea.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 - 09:24 PM UTC
Are you ok with the second proposal ?