Campaigns & Group Builds


Inaugural Railway Campaign Since this is the inaugural campaign, the rules are pretty flexible - anything railroad related. 8 Wheelers from 1965 - to Present Any 8 wheeled military vehicle from any nation and any arm of the Military. African Nations - Land, Sea, Air or Elephant Plan would be for something in an armed service of one of the African nations; or foreign nations in conflict on the African continent. Steffen Arndt Memorial Welcome to the campaign honoring our friend, Steffen Arndt, a frequent and much appreciated contributor to AeroScale who, sadly, passed away recently. Steffen was an aficionado of The One True Scale, 1/48. Smells like teen (fighter) spirit My all time favorite fighters are the US teen fighters, F-14,F-15,F-16, F-18. I already have the 15,16 and 18 in the stash and plan to add a 14! Forgotten Wars Group Build From a “forgotten war” during the Cold War era (1945-1991) - a war that did not have direct participation from the US or the Soviet Union (Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan are out, for example Huey Heaven Campaign Build a Huey or one of the UH-1 off shoots, any scale, military, civilian or coast guard types welcome. Burnin’ Coal 2021 Model any ship, any scale, as long as it burned coal. If it was a coal burning ship that later converted, it should be modeled when it was still a coal burner. Finished Campaigns Archive This is where completed campaigns and their campaign topics get archived. Hot out of the Molds 2023 The 2023 version of the popular Hot Out of the Molds group build. It is open to all modeling genres and scales. Model must be from a kit released in 2022 or 2023 Hangar Queen XIV The Hangar Queen was usually a plane that was relegated to being stripped down for parts or rebuilt to fly again. This campaign is for all those planes that didn’t make it over the finish line, or that sit upon the “shelf of doom”. The goal being to complete these builds and give them the recognition they deserve. Any scale, any subject as long it flies. Hangar Queen XII This campaign is for all those planes that didn’t make it over the finish line, or that sit upon the “shelf of doom”. T-34/85 campaign Any kit, any scale, any type (gun (no small bore ie 76), arv or bunker) and any era are welcomed. Yes, even partially (less then 25% say) started. Thinking about running 1 March to 1 April in case your building the Miniart interior kit for example. Lost To The Deep The idea is to honor those ships, aircraft, or vehicles, either military or civilian, that were lost in either an accident or through combat actions. That’s not a big plane, *this* is a big plane In the twin-engined bomber campaign thread, there was an interest in doing 4 engine planes. So, how about a big plane campaign? Not sure how to flesh it out, but looking for planes with 4 (or more) engines. I’m thinking it could be bombers, big transports, anything that really is a big plane. Winter Wonderland This campaign is about showing a build in a winter setting. That means adding winter camouflage, a whitewash, snow, cold weather clothing or gear… Anything that would show that it is winter ! Started projects are allowed and it is ok to combine it with other campaigns or group builds, like an old school build or figure painting campaign. More then one build may be entered and when completed the number of builds will be shown on the award! T-54/T-55 Campaign Any T-54/T-55/Type 59/Type 69, any scale, any timeframe. The Great Ones A tribute campaign to honour 3 of the Great Ones in our hobby; Sheperd Paine, Francois verlinden and Bob Letterman. The entries should reflect their way of working and the way they inspired you. That means the original kit and add-ons must pre-date 1990, some scratchbuilding should be involved and at least 1 modified figure is desirable. Any scale or subject is allowed! I’m a Movie Star Group Build Build a Vehicle, Aircraft or Ship as depicted in a Movie. Or, do a figure or bust of someone in a Movie. Or, build a Dio depicting a scene of a movie. Help & Support Have a question about either starting up a group build/campaign, an ongoing campaign or other group build related issues? Post them here. Naval Air Campaign This campaign is about Naval Air, any aircraft assigned to a Navy in recognition of the 80th anniversary of one of the most important years for naval aviation. Land or carrier based, any era or nationality, any scale, as long as it belongs to a Naval or Marine unit. Wheels of the Union Jack and Tricolore A tribute to the manufacturers from the Commonwealth nations and from France. Cars, trucks, motorcycles, construction and agricultural machinery in all manner of shapes and sizes (and levels of “uniqueness” shall we say) have been designed and produced under these flags. There have been plenty of kits released over the years, drag one out of the stash and join in as we pay tribute to the highlights, successes, champions, failures and disasters from this list. Made in France - multi-genre Anything made in France. Can be a military subject in a different countries armed forces. All genres welcome. The Great War - 2023 - multi-genre Multi-genre subjects from the Great War. Ships, figures (I saw that box of figures that just arrived - StormTroopers), that female Mk IV, the biplane, the zeppelin, etc. Fire for Effect! Artillery. Before 1900 pretty much anything that served in the artillery. I will be disposed towards being inclusive here. After 1900 something built for artillery, not for AT or Flak roles. Self-propelled or towed is fine. Self-propelled guns (StuGs, SUs), tank destroyers, tanks, are out. Mortars are fine. If it’s a man portable mortar, needs to have a figure or so with it. Hot Out Of The Molds 2024 This is the 2024 version of the popular Hot Out of the Molds group build. It is open to all modeling genres and scales. Model must be from a kit released in 2023 or 2024. Upgrades and aftermarket allowed. Tell us about your new kit, how it looks in the box, how it goes together, how happy you are with it! Summer Nostalgia! A fun, short summerly campaign. Nothing too fancy (probably). Just relaxing. Keep it simple. Build a kit, original release date pre-2000 and do so during the summer. Whether on holiday or at home, in the garden or on the beach, during a barbecue or when having a drink. Just watch out with the sharpies. Gimme Some LUVin' Group Build There has been quite a bit of interest in a light utility type vehicle build, so here we go… Your figure just keeps improving! Keeping it simple again, this is a successor to our figure build we did last year. Any figure, any scale, keep it clean! Spitfire! A campaign for the Supermarine Spitfire and Seafire. Any era, any user, any scale. Sci-Fi & Alternative History VIII This campaign covers everything that is in the Sci-Fi universe or the alternative history. Sci-Fi and Alternative History Campaign IX This campaign covers everything that is in the Sci-Fi universe or the alternative history. Trumpeter Mk VII Any Trumpeter Kit. Any Scale. No started kits. Any aftermarket additions are allowed. Dios are welcome but not essential. Scratch building and personal touches most welcome. Micro Machines Campaign You can build anything from artillery to just general armor, vehicles and guns! Staging Area Campaigns / Group builds are in this forum. Read the guidelines. Convoy! This campaign is aimed at anything truck-like, essentially anything bigger than a Jeep but smaller than a Liberty Ship that moves cargo (and other stuff) from A to B with wheels. We’re talking Beeps, Deuces, Blitzes, Kenworths, Macs, Volvos, and any other rig that was originally designed on a chassis to haul stuff, even if your variant left the factory kitted out for something more specialized. Fire truck? Great! Recovery truck? Sure! DUKW in WW2 glory? Why not? Or a DUKW-tours modern conversion? Super! And if you’re into civvie trucks that’s great - I have a soft spot for the old AMT 1:25 rigs. And how about the classic Aussie outback Road Train? If you’d rather convert a tanker to the Mad Max 2 rolling pillbox that’d be fine too! My aim is to be as inclusive as possible, so we can all have fun building what we enjoy. Let’s say any scale, any country, any type, military or civilian or both! NOT a tank destroyer campaign It seems there was quite a bit of interest in (mostly odd) things for destroying tanks, but weren’t what we think of as a tank destroyer. This is for that stuff. Some examples - a TOW mounted on a jeep, an ATR on a motorcycle, various technicals with anti-tank capabilities, infantry carried anti-tank weapons. So roughly anything put together for destroying tanks but that is not a tank or a tank destroyer. Best tank that never was This campaign is all about those “more than a sketch on an envelope” concepts that for whatever reason failed to make the final hurdle to standard-issue equipment. WWI / Wingnut Wings This campaign can include any model from World War I, not just aircraft and not just Wingnut Wings kits. Hot Out of the Molds 2022 This is the 2022 version of the popular Hot Out of the Molds group build. It is open to all modeling genres and scales. Model must be from a kit released in 2021 or 2022. Upgrades and aftermarket allowed. Tell us about your new kit, how it looks in the box, how it goes together, how happy you are with it! The campaign will run from 1 January, 2021 to 1 January, 2023. Tank Destroyers 2 Campaign All types of Tank Destroyers, particularly those used during WW2 and can be found on the game World of Tanks or more historically accurate sources of information. Centurions: Fist of the Empire Any scale, any time, any variant (even paper panzers) just so long as it’s in the service of a country other than the United Kingdom. Wild Weasel 2023 Hello and welcome to the Wild Weasel 2023 campaign, a campaign to celebrate the dangerous and vitally important SEAD role in modern aerial warfare. Any aircraft of any nationality, any scale and any time period as long as it’s armed for or designed for SAM killing or Jamming. To encourage a variety of builds, I’m also including electronic warfare aircraft in the campaign. Partially started builds, up the usual 25%, will not only be allowed but positively encouraged! Let’s see some shelf queens finished. Post as many build photos and updates as you like. The more the merrier. Made in Ukraine Someone listed all the companies that we use that are based in Ukraine. So, how about a campaign of models from all those companies? Helicopter Campaign No:3 Helicopter Campaign Build, any scale, any subject and any era, partially started kits welcomed, Osprey’s or aircraft of that type are wannabe helicopters and DO NOT count Railroad Structures Railroad-oriented structures, civilian or military themes. Any scale/country/era. Unfinished Business 2021 Unfinished builds from this years campaign… Bulgarian WWII Campaign Group Build Description: This campaign is about equipment, used by the Bulgarian Army in WWII. Unfinished Business 2024 This group build is intended for all those modellers to get any unfinished model off the shelf of shame, dry dock of doom, garage of grief, space port of self-reproach, etc, and get it completed. Aircraft are also welcome here, although there is traditionally a ‘Hanger Queen’ build each year specific to the genre. Great War 2024 Multi-genre subjects from the Great War. Ships, figures, armors, vehicles, planes, zeppelins, trains, etc. Builds partially started (less than 25% or so) welcomed. The 80th Anniversary of The Guadalcanal Campaign [August 7, 2022 marks the 80th anniversary of the Guadalcanal Campaign, or Operation Watchtower by the American forces. This campaign was fought between 7 August, 1942 to 9 February, 1943, on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific Theater of World War II. This group build will commemorate this anniversary to include any subject, any scale as long as it was involved in the Guadalcanal Campaign. There are a lot of subjects for this one!] A4 Base (2021) Build a mini diorama in the scale of 1/72 and or smaller. The dio dimensions must be the paper sizes of either A4 or A5 or A6. B-25 In 2024 Any version of the B-25 in any scale Great Canadian Campaign Anyone up for a Canadian armed forces campaign? Past and present. Lose rules being build anything used or made by the Canadian army. Armor, aircraft, ships and submarines. Curvy Tanks Any tank, any era, making heavy use of armor castings, i.e. curvy contours. The more castings the better. Twin Engine Fighters Any twin-engine fighter, any scale, any time period. This is broadly conceived so something like a Ju-88 night fighter would be fine. Twin-engine bombers So this one is for bombers/attack aircraft. A twin-engine fighter will be fine if it could carry bombs/rockets/etc and is so depicted in the build. Star Wars Alt Camo Schemes The Star Wars Alternative Camo scheme is here !!! 3 tone, 2 tone, splinter, digital, block cam, etc. for Star Wars vehicles. Shermania! A campaign for all things Sherman. All scales, eras, users, as long as it’s based on the M4 Sherman. Hangar Queen XIII The Hangar Queen was usually a plane that was relegated to being stripped down for parts or rebuilt to fly again. This campaign is for all those planes that didn’t make it over the finish line, or that sit upon the “shelf of doom”. The goal being to complete these builds and give them the recognition they deserve. Any scale, any subject as long it flies. IDF 75 Campaign This will be for any and all IDF subjects, from 1948 to the present, across the various sites: figures, ships, vehicles, armor, or aircraft. If you can find a railroad subject that fits, go for it! I’m suggesting a start date of September 26th, 2022, which is the Jewish New Year, and it will run for a year to cover the anniversary. Siege of Malta Combatants on either side involved in the Siege of Malta, June '40 to November '42. Skis, Skids, and Floats I was looking at some float planes… But I’m thinking this would be interesting not only for planes, but perhaps for land thingies with amphibious capabilities (like schwimmwagen kinds of thingies?). I think it would make sense also to add amphibious landing vehicles. Landing craft that just go to the beach not so much, but landing craft that keep going on land are definitely in. Lifting the Fog of War: Command and Control This build is dedicated to all the resources a commander has available to help penetrate that fog. The modern term for all of this is C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence) which according to the US DoD also encompasses Recce and Surveillance. I figure this should open things up nice and wide for build options. Unfinished Business 2023 Like opinions, everyone has one. Yes, I’m talking about a part built model. We all have a ‘Shelf of Shame’ of sorts. Those unfinished models that we WILL get to…one day. Well here is the place to go to for some moral support to get that build over the line. 1942: The Turn of the Tide A group build for any subject used by any belligerent in 1942, the year the Allies stopped the Axis surge. Wow you’ve got a great figure! Has there been a figure campaign before? Maybe keep it simple as any build that is about a figure, any scale, any time period? Land of the rising sun Looking for people interested in doing a Imperial Japanese Navy/Imperial Japanese Army campaign. Any scale, any subject as long as it was used by Japan between 1868 and 1945! The Big 3 Universes - Star Wars-Star Trek - BSG A general Star Wars Universe (SWU) build. I have now enlarged the scope for this by adding the Star Trek and Battlestar Galactica universes into the fray. This would be OOB from any of the various films, TV shows, books or comics, and if you wanted, you could even do another alternate cam scheme. Workin On The Railroad 2024 Build any subject having to do with the railroad - a car, a structure, track sections, etc. Sci-Fi and Alternative history campaign X This campaign covers everything that is in the Sci-Fi universe or the alternative history. The Mustang: NA-73X to the Enforcer Many consider the P-51 Mustang to be the finest all-around fighter of the Second World War. Other designs could exceed its performance in single areas—turn radius, top-end speed, dive performance, resilience to battle damage—but none matched its entire performance package. Originally designed for the British military as an export fighter, the P-51 went on to become the premier fighter of the USAAF. All Things Apocalyptic and Adorable This is negotiable. My starting idea is that it’s for anything that fits into apocalyptic broadly defined. Zombies? In Nuclear fallout? In Alien invasion? In Uncontrollable disease mutations? In. What else goes here? Best Tank That Never Was - Part 2! Ever seen a prototype that didn’t quite make it to series production? This campaign is all about those “more than a sketch on an envelope” concepts that for whatever reason failed to make the final hurdle to standard-issue equipment! It can be something already kitted, such as the T29/T30/T32 heavy tanks the US played with at the end of WW2, or something more obscure like the Canadian Skink AA tank or the US T31 demolition tank that require kitbashing or scratchbuilding. Not to mention Maus and other paper panzers (if they got further than a sketch, that is!) or indeed many of those odd Soviet beasts like the Objekt 279 “flying saucer” tank. We’ll need to see photos of it in testing or at least as workable factory blueprints (or as part-built captured hulls…) to weed out the more outrageous Rattes etc, as well as some build pics along the way. And it could be a cancelled upgrade to an existing vehicle (such as the 120mm-gunned Leopard 1) rather than a whole-new platform. There will be a badge (eventually!) and extra kudos to those doing more obscure subjects - plenty of backstory is always welcome. And don’t get too hung up on “tank” - I’m sure we can all appreciate wheeled vehicles, APCs, and other battlefield would-be developments as long as they ultimately failed to go into service!
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