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Vince Keld 112/07/2017 10:13:02
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Wife's going shopping tomorrow will order the plan while she's out can't wait to have a peruse as have a week or so to go before I have to start work again time to set up my shed methinks l
Martin Fane12/07/2017 10:16:13
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I'm signed up.

Parts ordered angel

cheers

Martin

Fats Flyer12/07/2017 10:29:52
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Parts orderedsmile p

Colin Leighfield12/07/2017 10:41:48
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I've just ordered the whole caboodle from Craig. When it arrives the box will stand next to the one with the Warbirds Spitfire in it, but I'll get there. I'm at home today and working on the Chipmunk. I've always wanted to do a CR42 but the Spanish Fury will do in the meantime.

Vince Keld 112/07/2017 11:28:31
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Trying not to seem too keen but absolutely fizzing at the bung to build this as its been the one and only scale model I've had any desire to build since I was 10 years old thought a bit about about posting this in case its embarrassing but decided to anyway as 53years old now and very hard to embarrass
Martyn K12/07/2017 11:34:09
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Hi Vince,

its going to be a few months before this communal project starts. Can I suggest that perhaps you may want to build something in the interim to develop your building (and flying) skills. Perhaps one of the free plans from RCM&E. The Ballerina would be an excellent model IMHO.

However, please do not start a diverse discussion here, have a look at the 2016 Mass build thread for ideas

Best wishes

Martyn

Nev12/07/2017 11:35:01
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Mine was the 8 th order Craig had taken so far so I think there are a few people getting exited Vince.

Nev.

Vince Keld 112/07/2017 12:25:46
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Wasn't trying to start a diverse discussion but will finish my own design electric glider and join a club here in Victoria before even starting this build have only recently moved here from wa. Sorry for being so keen but for a first proper scale model I was looking forward for some help if needed and maybe be able to add some thing to the thread even if it just enthusiasm can't afford the wood pack but as Danny has said patterns are on the plan I will order it tomorrow when it gets here I'll have a look and go from there I'm not trying to start earlier than planned but as I said earlier I've wanted to build this since I was 10 years old plenty of time to accumulate materials and experience before the build starts can't promise I'll wait until October though
Danny Fenton12/07/2017 13:23:21
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and now we are 9

Danny F

Chris McG 6969

Martyn K

Colin Leighfield

Fats

Nev

Vince

Andy S

Martin F

Fantastic support chaps, really pleased....

McG 696912/07/2017 13:28:34
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You don't have to make any promises, Vince.

But obviously, if you're looking forward to some help from the gurus around here, I would suggest you to wait for the 'common' Master Class to start.

Plenty of time for you in between to sharpen up your building - and flying - skills. smiley

I've only ever build one model - Peter Miller's Ballerina - and it took a steep learning curve and sixteen months to see it finished. Of course using different materials - mainly Depron, ply & composites - than originally planned didn't make it 'easier'. Next will be a Svenson Vicomte with as much as scalish details as I can during next winter giving me another step forward.

So, I can only second Martyn's advice to build something like a Ballerina in between. yes

If you have been patiently waiting for over forty years, forteen months can't be that hard. Up to you of course, young man.

@ Danny > Will your 'classroom' be large enough... ? wink

Cheers

Chris

Danny Fenton12/07/2017 14:05:45
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Hi Chris, these virtual classrooms are great, I can throw the black board eraser at one or all of you at once, even Andy sat at the back in the corner

Vince can you check your PM's I have sent you a message which you will want to read I promise....

Cheers

Danny

Martyn K12/07/2017 14:07:30
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Hi all

A couple of points.

We are currently getting 20% discount - this is on top of the current 20% off - ie a total saving of about 35%. The Traplet sale ends on the 31st July so stop prevaricating. Our 20% discount will still continue beyond July though.

Just to be clear, the planned start date for this Scale Mass Build is October 2018

This is to allow time for those of us who have builds under way (I have 3 at the moment) to get them completed.

So - the plan is:

1. We engage as many people as possible. Some may have to save money to buy the kit and other hardware

2. We discuss and procure the hardware needed. There are a few tricky bits in there - the wheels come to mind

3. We will create a new sub forum (like 'Chip Shop' ) , so looking for a catchy name

4. Mentally - start the problem solving - there are lots of things we need to do with this that will test all of us. You may have your own ideas, its as much about sharing ideas rather playing follow the leader

5. Its important that we all do start more or less together otherwise the concept of a mass build simply evaporates. Anyone who wants to go it alone, feel free to do so, its not a dictatorship, but we will all lose out if we go our separate ways.

6. Start collecting evidence for the aircraft you want to replicate. This can be very time consuming depending on the limited choices of prototypes still available for close inspection.

In the meantime, have fun..

 

Martyn & Danny

 

 

Edited By Martyn K on 12/07/2017 14:10:51

Colin Leighfield12/07/2017 15:05:15
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Not sure if I can find a Spanish Hawker Fury with Hispano Suiza engine anywhere! I'll do the best I can with whatever I can find.

Danny Fenton12/07/2017 15:17:53
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This is a list of remaining Fury Hind etc and where they are. If anybody has any other info please let us know?

Fury
K5674 Fury Mk.I, is owned by the Historical Aircraft Collection and based at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in the United Kingdom. G-CBZP


Hart
J9941 RAF Museum, Hendon, UK
K4972 trainer RAF Museum, RAF Cosford, UK
K6636 Aero Vintage, Westfield, UK
714 Royal Swedish AF Museum, Linkőping, Sweden

Hind
RAF Museum, RAF Cosford, UK
G-AENP/ Shuttleworth Collection, Old Walden, UK
G-CBLK/L7181 Aero Vintage, Duxford, UK
L7180 National Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Canada
NZ1518 Classic Aircraft Collection, Subritzky, New Zealand
NZ1535 Classic Aircraft Collection, Subritzky, New Zealand
NZ1554 Classic Aircraft Collection, Subritzky, New Zealand
4 to 6 in Afghanistan scrap yard

Nimrod
G-BURZ/K3661 Aero Vintage, Westerfield, UK
G-BWWK/S1581 The Fighter Collection, Duxford, UK

Tomtit
G-AFTA/K1786 Shuttleworth Collection, Old Walden, UK

Replicas
Fury, airworthy, K1930 OO-HFU. Robert Landuyt Collection, Wevelgem
Fury, static replica, Brooklands Museum NOT ON DISPLAY
Fury, static K7271 replica, Wartime Aircraft Recovery Group Aviation Museum, Sleap
Fury, replica fuselage, Canada (built by Aero Vintage & exchanged for Hind L7181 in 1985

So the two that are accesible are at Duxford. If the model is for fun or light competition, then any documented scheme will do. I am still keeping my options open and including the Nimrod

Cheers

Danny

Colin Leighfield12/07/2017 15:25:38
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I've just found a 1/72 scale model of the Spanish Fury by A Model on EBay (in the Ukraine)! I've ordered it. Hopefully it will be useful.

David Ovenden12/07/2017 16:14:44
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Posted by Martyn K on 12/07/2017 14:07:30:

3. We will create a new sub forum (like 'Chip Shop' ) , so looking for a catchy name

Martyn & Danny

What about "Furiously Building"

Martyn K12/07/2017 16:43:13
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LOL - I like that

Martian12/07/2017 16:53:01
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CREATIVE FURY for sub group

I'm in plan cowl spinner and 3 view ordered

Martian

Edited By Martian on 12/07/2017 17:15:55

Fats Flyer12/07/2017 17:01:38
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Posted by Martyn K on 12/07/2017 14:07:30:

Hi all

A couple of points.

We are currently getting 20% discount - this is on top of the current 20% off - ie a total saving of about 35%. The Traplet sale ends on the 31st July so stop prevaricating. Our 20% discount will still continue beyond July though.

Just to be clear, the planned start date for this Scale Mass Build is October 2018

This is to allow time for those of us who have builds under way (I have 3 at the moment) to get them completed.

So - the plan is:

3. We will create a new sub forum (like 'Chip Shop' ) , so looking for a catchy name

How about The Fury Class of 2018

Martyn K12/07/2017 17:06:41
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LOL Keep them coming. When we do the BT Mossie mass build in 2021, I have already bagged 'Mosquito Net'

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