About this Group
Traditionally, the Chinese have a calendar year that is named after some sort of animal. This year is the “Year of the Rooster”. So what do you think about this ??????
The year of the “Cat” ……………………..
1. Anything would go that was named after any sort of Cat / Feline.
2. Any scale
3. No limits as far as entries. You can build as much as you like.
4. Straggler’s are welcomed.
5. Anyone can join. No invitation is required.
Simply start a build article or make a comment and you are automatically in……………
6. The ending dates will not be strictly enforced.
Please continue to post on your subject though if you happen to run past February 16th, 2018.
7. A new build or one that is not yet completed may be posted. If you have projects that have stalled, this may be a good excuse to finish them up. Post what you have done so far and carry on from there.
8. (the very most important part) Have some fun !!!!!!
I’m talking about most of the Grumman planes, Hellcat, Wildcat, Bearcat, Tigercat, Panther jets, Cougars, F-14 Tomcats,
Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawks, “Flying Tiger’s” SEPECAT Jaguar’s, what have you……………..
But wait …………………….. there’s more !!!!!!
To add in a small twist for our fellow Armor builders, what about including anything Armor related such as Tiger’s, Panther’s, Jagdpanther’s, Jagdtiger’s, Sturmtiger’s, Bergepanther’s, Leopard tank’s, Puma’s and so on ????
Basically anything that was named after a cat of some sorts……………….. any scale or “Cat” subject would do. If you can find a boat or a ship with a “Cat” name or designation, that would work too.
Triumph Tiger motorcycles, various cars and Jaguar vehicles would all qualify as well.
George Williams came up with another brilliant twist. Why not carry it over until the Chinese New Year ???? It’s on February 16th, 2018, and ironically, it is followed by the “Year of the Dog” next. This will give us even more time to complete our projects.
So …………. What do you think ?????? Care to join in on the fun ???
We can post our completed builds starting on February 16th, 2018. If you can’t wait that long, go ahead and post your completed builds in the “Headlines” section. I will post a Group Build recap a week or so after the reveals are completed.
I should have the “recap” done sometime around the end of February / early March 2018.
Recent activity in this group
David: Your Tomcat is absolutely beautiful. I’m so glad I found your article – very inspiring and informative as to how you did things – especially nice after seeing the model in the flesh at last years Nats. […]
You gotta love that classic Ducati trellis frame. That’s turning out beautifully and I can see the finished model photographed in Bologna. I will check out the new Hyper. My neighbor has a Scrambler and a Monster.
Thanks, guys. Very encouraging.
Look at this thing: she’s an old lady now, but she looks incredibly fast already on my workbench.
@georgelj: yes, you miss them when they’re gone. They’ve released a new Hyper […]
Life gets in the way sometimes! Good to see this one back in the news feed though, looking forward to the finished article!
Impeccable Work, Johannes! I miss my Ducati now!
Some of the glossy stuff finished.
The year-of-the-cat group build is history almost for a year now and embarrassingly I wasn’t able to finish this Italian cat in time.
But hey, I’ve restarted working on it and there’s some heavy sanding and […]
I started working on this in 2014, seems like a good time to try to finish it, a few modifications needed to bring it up to RAAF spec’s.
I don’t know if this counts, but this project was started long time ago. I preferred to build beautiful scheme appears on the box art. But this means a lot of masking challenge when you think lots of different […]
Thanks Louis, could hang your towel on them, would dry quickly as you fly along, ———
a good opportunity to finish a few models and start some new ones also finished !!! — meeoooww !!
So it’s not a clothes line for drying towels ???? Just kidding my friend.
It looks fantastic, and again I thank you for participating. Your entries have helped this “Year of the Cat” turn out so […]
Those things behind the doors are antennae, as I thought but wasn’t sure !!!
I just posted the group build recap article. Here’s the link to it. Please check it out to see if I have made any errors, or omitted an entry. […]
You’re quite welcome my friend. I sincerely appreciate all of your efforts. Your multiple contributions have made this a very rewarding Group Build.
I’ll go ahead and post up a recap article now that […]
Louis my final two cats have just been added to the recap list, thanks for your patience, support and a great group build, MEEOOOWW !!!
Thanks Louis, this canopy is not as clear as it looks, I’ve added some sidewinders from a Hasegawa weapons set, on with Micro liquid tape !! so finished at last !!! ——– meeoooww !!!
Thanks Louis, very soon, I remade the pitot tubes, mirrors and those other things in pic 2 that go just behind the cockpit doors !! plus a few more details, so I’m calling this one finished !!! —— meeoooww !!!
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