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LinusB
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 06:52 PM UTC
I note that there was a night fighter campaign run back in 2013 would there be any interest in running another perhaps later in 2017 or early 2018?
b17-peter
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 06:55 PM UTC
Hi Linus,
as it happens, I still have a JU-88 nightfighter in my stash. So I'm interested in your campaign, if it comes to life.
rochaped
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Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:14 PM UTC
Linus,

That's a wonderful campaign proposition!
I was unaware of previous campaign on the night fighting theme (must have slipped under the radar) but I would enthusiastically build something if it happens early 2018

Let me see what my stash has...
Revell me.110G long overdue to build, Tamya Gekko (juicy!), Revell Ta.154 Moskito (this one with cockpit half made...), Eduard me.110 D/E to build an all black shark mouth.

Guess it's a hard choice

Cheers
Pedro
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:48 AM UTC
I wouldn't mind a late 2017 or early 18 start for this. I have F6F-5N nightfighter, or a pair of FW190 nightfighters that I wouldn't mind putting together for this.
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 12:51 AM UTC
i've a lot of night fighters in my stash...

like the ANZAC campaign, it would depend of the start date.
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 02:31 AM UTC
I'm in.
md72
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 03:31 AM UTC
It was "Devils in the Dark", Run by Damien back in 2013. I did an Airfix P-61. I've got two more in the stash and maybe even an F6F-5N to boot. Im interested in a 2018 start.
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 03:32 AM UTC
I would be in, preferably early 2018, with a 1/72 Dragon P-61.

For interest, inspiration and motivation:

"Devils in the Dark" ran from Jan-Jun 2013
Campaign Thread Here
Gallery Here
Campaign Page Here

Before that was "Night Stalkers/Rumblings in the Dark" back in 2009
Campaign Thread Here
Gallery Here
Campaign Page Here

Cheers, D
c4willy
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 06:11 AM UTC
Oh hell yes! Count me in with a Bf110G-4!
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:14 AM UTC
Me. Me. I'm in as well. Been building too many tanky things off late. Time to build some wingey things
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 11:47 AM UTC
Oh yes yes yes. I'm in
Knuckles
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 02:18 PM UTC
I've got an F-16D night Fighter sitting that's been WAITING for this campaign....

I'm in!
md72
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 04:19 PM UTC
Well, D, I've got the DML Black Widow that bought after my battle with a pre-owned Airfix P-61. Plus I picked up the Eduard F6F-5N, so I am good to go, just over campaigned at the moment.
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 04:56 PM UTC

Quoted Text

It was "Devils in the Dark", Run by Damien back in 2013. I did an Airfix P-61. I've got two more in the stash and maybe even an F6F-5N to boot. Im interested in a 2018 start.



Hiya Mark.

Much as I would like to lay claim to that Campaign, it was the Good Overlord Michael Satin who took care of business back then. My P-70 is still sitting exactly how it finished up in that campaign

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2017 - 10:07 PM UTC
Im in, I have a bunch of qualifiers so I got some stash perusing to do
rochaped
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 12:57 PM UTC
Wow, 13 people interested already, and with very cool subjects proposed to build.
Sounds promising... now what about a start date?
md72
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Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 03:14 PM UTC
Well that went weird. Went to a model show today and came home with Revell's old P-70 and an ancient Fujimi F4U night fighter.
LinusB
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:48 AM UTC
So

LinusB
b17-peter
rochaped
Pave-Hawk
RhinoSpit
ghauser
md72
AussieReg
c4willy
iflytb20
litespeed
knuckles
mrockhill

13 starters.

I will submit a proposal. I know a long way off but a Jan '18 start?
md72
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 04:11 AM UTC
Works for me.
rochaped
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 06:07 AM UTC
Works for me too, but if by chance last quarter of 2017 pops up I'm comfortable also.

Cheers
Pedro
LinusB
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 06:30 PM UTC
No Air Campaigns commencing after 1 June so say a 1 September start with a end of 1 March 2018?
rochaped
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 10:49 PM UTC
Linus,

If consensus occurs, count me in in that time frame
Pave-Hawk
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Posted: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:04 PM UTC
Sounds good
LinusB
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 06:46 PM UTC
If everyone is ok with the below I will submit it.


Start Date: 1 September 2017
End Date: 1 March 2018

Operational Overview

A night fighter is an aircraft adapted for use at night.
Night fighters began to be used in World War I and included types that were specifically modified to operate at night.

During World War II, night fighters were either purpose-built or day fighters modified to be effective night fighting combat aircraft, often employing radar or other systems for providing some sort of detection capability at night (and of course the pilots eating lots of carrots).

The use of the term night fighter gradually faded away as a result of these improvements making the vast majority of fighters capable of night operation.

So lets celebrate the night shift.

The Rules and Regs
1) Entry must be a dedicated night fighter aircraft, either designed as such or modified for the job, any nationality, any time period up to 1955 and No what-ifs.
2) Model can be no more than 25% complete at the start of the campaign
3) Build logs and lots of posting are encouraged.
4) Stand alone or Dio's allowed.
5) Work in Progress Pics must be posted in the Official Campaign thread.
6) At least 2 Clear Pictures of the finished model must be posted in the Official Campaign Gallery to be awarded the Campaign Ribbon
7) Entries cannot be used for more than this campaign.
md72
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 03:11 AM UTC
I stand a chance of getting it done in that time frame. Now that I'm over run with night fighters.