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MISSION: Duel in the Sky!            




  MISSION:Duel in the Sky!
  CAMPAIGN LEADER:TedMamere
  SCALE:1:24 To 1:144
  START DATE:June 1st, 2006
  ENDS:January 12th, 2007
  ADDITIONAL INFO/IMAGES:Click here to view
Award Ribbon
Upon completion of this campaign you will recieve this fine ribbon to decorate your profile page and act as a link back to this page.

Duel in the Sky Award
The ribbon will be awarded to every couple of participants who will manage to complete the models of two opponent planes. No ribbon will be given to single entries... so take off and go searching for an opponent!

Operational Overview
This campaign is based on the fact that military aviation history basically began with two aircrafts duelling around the sky with pilots shooting at each other with rifles! Today, the pilots are downing their opponents by shooting missiles while out of sight of each other!

The Rules and Regs
This campaign is supposed to oppose two aircrafts wich flew in the same operational area at the same time: the Albatros against the Camel over France in 1917, the Bf109D and the I-16 over Spain in 1937, the He111 and the Spitfire during BoB, the Zero against the Wildcat etc... the planes could also be opposed during the Corea War, Vietnam War, Falklands War, Irak War and basically every conflict opposing at least two Air forces.
To let the contest remain simple, it would not be necessary to "prove" that the two aircrafts did really fight against each other (altough this would be better) but they should have the type and the markings historically correct! For example, no Bf 109 in "Barbarossa" markings against a P-40 in desert scheme would be allowed! The Bf 109 should be in Afrika markings if opposed to the Curtiss.

Contest Element
The contest would be a "combat" (in a friendly manner of course) between two modelers! The first one would propose an aircraft (or more) and the second would choose his opponent. Once the first has an "opponent" (or more), the build would begin!
The main "problem" of this campaign would be that one modeler wouldn't find an opponent for his plane! That would be bad!
The solution would be that he could "enter" in the duel of other modelers (some dogfights opposed a LOT of airplanes) or propose more than one plane (three?) to be sure to have an opponent.
The modelers having a big kit stash (like me) would be encouraged to act as opponents as they would have a greater choice of kits!
The goal would be to have two members have regulary contacts while building a kit and probably motivating each other during the build! Of course, it would not be a "what is the best model at the end" campaign so the ribbon would be awarded to the two "opponents" simply when they BOTH have finished the build!

     
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PARTICIPANTS

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almonkey
alpha_tango
AndyD
betheyn
bf443
Bigskip
bilko
Blade26
bottlerocket
caanbash
CDNracer
Clanky44
csch
Dirk-Danger
DutchBird
EDC
emroglan
Flyboy30126
genet
gerozturk
Grypho
hockeycoach
IdiotStick
JollyRoger
JPTRR
klimmer
lampie
LilAviator
Merlin
newtothegame
nezih
Phantom2
PolarBear
reddiscus
Savage
Sensei
spongya
TedMamere
vanize
VonCuda
Wad_ware
warlock0322
winters1
wizard179
Wolfpack