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Should we merge the "Trainers With Teeth" and "COIN" Group Builds?

YES - Merge
22 (95.7%)
NO - Do Not Merge
1 (4.3%)

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Voting closed: August 14, 2008, 03:47:21 am

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Offline Ed S

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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #165 on: January 16, 2009, 05:46:52 pm »
Uh, do we have an official GO?

Yeah, has anyone heard anything on the group build schedule? Last I saw, Anthonyp said he was having some real world "issues".  But that was over a month ago.

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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #166 on: January 16, 2009, 06:01:36 pm »
Okay, let's get this dog and pony show on the road.

I've had soem time to think about how this should go, and here is my idea:

I'd like to run this GB a little differently than previous GBs -- more like a "mini contest". What I'd like to do is have the entrants send pics in to me via PM, and I will post them anonymously on an "entries" thread. When the contest date has come and gone, I will post all the entries at that time, and voting will then commence.

Does that mean we can't post a build thread, even on Current Projects, because it would destroy the "anonymity"?  :huh:

I like build threads, particularly if I'm stuck and need input/advice/perspective etc......
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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #167 on: January 16, 2009, 09:37:29 pm »
1. Yes, the Tutor is OK. All trainers are, you just gotta arm them.

2. I've had second thoughts about the anonymous build. Since this isn't a contest, just a GB, go ahead and post. That way I can enter too. There's a T-34 Turbo Mentor at the LHS that's calling my name.

3. Go date -- how about Inauguration Day -- aka this coming Tuesday the 20th. Length TBD, but no more than a month, say.

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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #168 on: January 17, 2009, 02:52:40 am »
Sounds good...Im all excited!
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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #169 on: January 17, 2009, 02:58:25 am »
Personally I'd like it to be longer, because work is going to turn bad in about a month and may take a lot of modelling time off me. However I'll accept the majority opinion and enter regardless. :thumbsup:
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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #170 on: January 17, 2009, 05:26:40 am »
Smythe Aviation is ready to go!
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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #171 on: January 17, 2009, 07:08:59 am »
I've got a Kawasaki T-4 sitting on the shelf ready to go.  I can live with starting this Tuesday and going for a month.

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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #172 on: January 17, 2009, 09:41:22 am »
Does anybody make a reasonably good USN Goshawk?
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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #173 on: January 17, 2009, 10:29:42 am »
Italeri do one in 1/72 that's oop, but shouldn't be too hard to get hold of.  Collectaire models do a resin kit 1/48, but it's pricey.  Otherwise your only option is to modify the Airfix kit or possibly the Premiere kit.  I'd probably plump for the Airfix!
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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #174 on: January 17, 2009, 10:53:34 am »
i was thinking to modify an Matchbox or Revell hawk kit.
although i am leaning towards a single seat COIN version of the Hawk 100

another aircraft could be the T-38 Talon, ive seen a clip on one of my DVD's of a T-38/F-5B with its rear cockpit window whited out to look like a single seater, not THAT i liked  :wub:
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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #175 on: January 25, 2009, 09:28:49 am »
Italeri do one in 1/72 that's oop, but shouldn't be too hard to get hold of.  Collectaire models do a resin kit 1/48, but it's pricey.  Otherwise your only option is to modify the Airfix kit or possibly the Premiere kit.  I'd probably plump for the Airfix!
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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #176 on: January 25, 2009, 10:04:37 am »
Just a thought, there was a T-45B proposal for a land based version of the Goshawk, in order to get some into service quicker than the carrier modified T-45A.  From what I can gather, it was basically a common or garden Hawk with a USN cockpit.  That might be an option if you want to avoid some of the mods for the T-45A/C.  One place the Airfix kit can do with a little improvement is the cockpit, so a pair of resin NACES seats would improve it.
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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #177 on: January 25, 2009, 10:10:06 am »
another aircraft could be the T-38 Talon, ive seen a clip on one of my DVD's of a T-38/F-5B with its rear cockpit window whited out to look like a single seater, not THAT i liked  :wub:

i managed to get evidence, here are some screens taken from the DVD  :o
now THAT i wanna turn into a COIN plane  :wub:

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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #178 on: March 05, 2009, 11:46:22 am »
i know its a tad late, but i just found this and i think it would make a great COIN aircraft  ;D

http://www.phoenixfanjet.net/

it is derived from the Belgian/Italian Promavia Jet Squalus  :mellow:
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Re: Trainers With Teeth and COIN Group Build
« Reply #179 on: March 05, 2009, 03:00:16 pm »
You mentioned fan Nils, & I immediately thought of the RFB Fantrainer.



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