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Off to the Theater (North Africa WWII) GB Feeler for 2021

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Off to the Theater (North Africa WWII) GB Feeler for 2021
Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, November 16, 2020 3:20 PM

Hey, everyone! Would you be interested in building WWII North African Campaign themed models next year? I'd also be quite willing to allow for models depicting any WWII combatants in Africa at the time (ie-including participants in the battles for Madagascar and Ethiopia and participants in any other military actions which took place in Africa or near Africa's shores during WWII.) Y'all's comments, suggestions, and criticisms on this topic welcome!

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     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, November 16, 2020 9:51 PM

I would be interested...I failed in a similar GB some years back, would like another crack at it.

(And still have intentions of wrapping up my Korean War entry before 12/31 too!)

Robert

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, November 16, 2020 10:15 PM

I like the idea of a theater specific group build.  I would be interested in something like this.

Chad

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:29 AM

I would be up for that, haven't had a N African GB here for a while.

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Posted by Armor_Aficionado on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:21 AM

I'm up for it, got a lot of stuff that can be done for North African theater.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:44 AM

Sure, I have Marseille's kubelwagen "Otto".

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 10:49 AM

Cool! Sounds like it's got the go-ahead! I've got a Bf-109 that could work and/or a Panzer IV.

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:52 PM

I'm torn. I'm just now finishing up this P-51A:

So I'm trying to come up with an idea for this group build. I'd like to try a Tamiya Dewoitine D.520 in Vichy livery or a HobbyCraft Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 as Vichy. I don't have these kits, I would have to try to find them. I do have a Hasegawa Spitfire Mk. VIII (31st Fighter Group) and an assortment of Me 109s and a 110 that could be done up as North Africa combatants. Maybe a 332 FG P-40F maybe. I dunno. Too many decisions.

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:57 PM

Yes, I'd definitely be interested, I have a few possibles in the stash.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 5:32 PM

Great! It's good to have you both join!

fotofrank- The Moraine Saulnier MS406 was in Madagascar. Could certainly be a good (and colorful) addition! 


     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by fotofrank on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:08 PM

John 3:16 KJV

Great! It's good to have you both join!

fotofrank- The Moraine Saulnier MS406 was in Madagascar. Could certainly be a good (and colorful) addition! 


 

I just need to find a reasonably priced kit. I think it came out back in the mid-90s.

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 8:12 PM

I'm in.  Got a Martlet IV and a P-51A I can build from Operation Torch.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:49 PM

fotofrank

 

 
John 3:16 KJV

Great! It's good to have you both join!

fotofrank- The Moraine Saulnier MS406 was in Madagascar. Could certainly be a good (and colorful) addition! 


 

 

 

I just need to find a reasonably priced kit. I think it came out back in the mid-90s.

 

There's this on EBay if you're interested. Course, it is best to review the description, pictures, and seller on EBay and to just be careful there...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/193752197088

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 2:50 PM

lewbud

I'm in.  Got a Martlet IV and a P-51A I can build from Operation Torch.

 

Nice. Is the Martlet in 1/48? 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:36 PM

I'm in with 1/48 Tamiya Bf109E-4/7TROP Black 8.  May crossover with Bish's Messerschmitt build if allowed.

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 5:55 PM
Maybe,I got a DAK Panzer IV,and an AFV Club Mammoth on hand

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Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 6:27 PM

John 3:16 KJV

 

 
lewbud

I'm in.  Got a Martlet IV and a P-51A I can build from Operation Torch.

 

 

 

Nice. Is the Martlet in 1/48? 

 

What is this 1/48 that you speak of?Confused Are you saying that there is a scale other than 1/72 or 1/144 (for the big stuff)?Big Smile  I could also finish the DAK Kettenkrad pulling a field kitchen that I was supposed to build for our club build last year.

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, November 19, 2020 5:43 AM

Must resist the temptation......oh well I'm in F-6A Mustang based in Tunisia

Accurate Miniatures 1/48

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:46 PM

I have a few kits that would work. I'll wait till next year to commit though. WAY too much on the bench at the moment.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Thursday, November 19, 2020 7:42 PM

Welcome Keavdog, Tojo, and TJ!

modelcrazy- There is certainly room in the build for you!... :) 

TJ- You succumbed to the temptation altogether too quickly. ;) 

lewbud- Not in 1/48?!! Surprise ;)   

 

Well, I've prepped the GB badges; I'll set up the main page in December probably. 

 

 

 

 

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     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Glamdring on Thursday, November 19, 2020 9:57 PM

Going through my stash inventory list and cross checking with available markings, and I am amazed at how many kits I bought that contain North African markings.  I must have gone through a phase some years back.  

The choices are narrowed down to German armor, or the old Tamiya LRDG Chevy.

Robert

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Posted by GreySnake on Saturday, November 21, 2020 8:39 AM
I’d be happy to join up. I have a few kits with markings for Africa in my stash I’ve narrowed it down between a Tamiya Tiger I or a Dragon Panzer IV.  

 
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Posted by Galatians 2:16 on Sunday, November 22, 2020 12:29 PM

I'm interested, but I have a couple other group builds to wrap up...... I'll keep it in mind.Snail

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Posted by Xraylizard on Sunday, November 22, 2020 3:16 PM

Hello and "In".  need a few days or a few weeks to decide what to build.

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Monday, November 23, 2020 10:48 AM

Welcome Sign Greysnake and Xraylizard! 

Galatians, please join! 

Glamdring, what kind of German armor do you have? 

 

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Glamdring on Monday, November 23, 2020 9:12 PM

John 3:16 KJV

 

Glamdring, what kind of German armor do you have? 

  

A Panzer I, multiple II's (one of which is the first armor kit I ever bought, the Tamiya Pz.II from the early 70's, which included the 5 Africa Korps figures), and a III, and a couple halftracks.  I thought I had a Tiger, but I think that was my entry from years back.

Found I did have some Allied armor in my inventory as well, the Dragon T19 and M3 GMC tank destroyers, as well as an M7 Priest with an option for British markings from El Alamein.  I recently picked up an Takom's M3 Lee as well that offers a number of North African schemes.   

It may come down to whichever kit is closest to the front of the closet though!

After 20 years, I should just bite the bullet and dig up that Tamiya Panzer...with some upgrades.

Robert

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Posted by John 3:16 KJV on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 3:16 PM

You've got a nice selection there, Glamdring! I actually like Panzer IIs; they're "pocket tanks". :)

     “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”  - John 3:16-17

 

 

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Posted by Glamdring on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 9:45 PM

John 3:16 KJV

You've got a nice selection there, Glamdring! I actually like Panzer IIs; they're "pocket tanks". :)

 

Yeah, 25 years of buying at a rate much faster than building will do that.  I haven't even inventoried my selection of 1/72 kits, figure sets, or the kits in the "purge pile" that will be listed on Ebay one of these months!  Smile

Robert

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