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That's Amore (Italian GB) Jan 1-June 30 2012

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  • Member since
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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
That's Amore (Italian GB) Jan 1-June 30 2012
Posted by tigerman on Thursday, December 29, 2011 7:31 PM

Hi gang. I learned a lot in the Blitzkrieg GB about French armor, so I decided to start up another GB. I propose an Italian-themed build with any Italian armor, plane or ship. Date to be determined based on interest. A badge will be created later on.

Below are a list of the more common subjects of WW II with the Ariete MBT thrown in for good measure.

Armor ideas:

  • L3/33 Tankette
  • L3/35 Tankette
  • L6/40 Light tank
  • M11/39 Medium tank
  • M13/40 Medium tank
  • M14/41 Medium tank
  • M15/42 Medium tank
  • P/40 Heavy tank
  • Semovente 75/18 SPG
  • Semovente 75/34 SPG
  • Semovente 90/53 SPG
  • Autoblinda 40/41 Armored cars
  • Ariete MBT

 

Airplane ideas:

  • Fiat G.50 Freccia
  • Fiat G.55 I Centauro
  • Macchi 200
  • Macchi 202 Folgore
  • Macchi 205V  Veltro
  • Reggiane Re 2000 Falco
  • Reggiane Ariete
  • Reggiane Re 2002
  • Reggiane Ariete 2002
  • Reggiane Saggitario
  • Savoia Marchetti SM.79 Bomber

 

Ship ideas:

  • Roma BB
  • Littorio/Italia BB
  • Vittorio Veneto BB
  • Andrea Doria BB
  • Conte Di Cavour BB
  • Zara CA
  • Fiume CA
  • Pola CA
  • Trento CA

The guidelines for the GB are as follows:

  • You can enter anytime from when it starts to when it's finished
  • Any scale
  • Any AM item
  • All kits must be NIB or very lightly started (10%)
  • No crossovers of other GB's
  • A badge will be created, but can only be obtained for a completed build within the time frame
  • Please share info about the kit and have fun, fun, fun! 

List of Participants and kits:

  1. Tigerman- Tamiya Semovente with RB barrel and Friulmodel tracks 1/35
  2. TD4438- Trumpeter Roma 1/350
  3. Nathan THasegawa's Macchi 205 Veltro 1/48 
  4. Ruddratt- ?
  5. Stikpusher- Italeri Autoblinda 41/42 in 1/35
  6. Waikong- Italeri CR.42 1/48
  7. bsyamato- Italeri Macchi 205 Veltro 1/72
  8. Jgeratic1- Bronco CV3/33
  9. Italian Starfighter- Classic Airframes CR.42 Falco 1/48 & Supermodel re-2002 supermodel 1/72
  10. Doogs- Pacific Coast Models G.55 Centauro 1/32
  11. Bondoman- Italeri MAS 568 boat 1/35
  12. The Real Red Baron- Italeri 1:72 MC.202 folgore
  13. BuffleheadZvezda Carro Armato M-13/40
  14. Dupes- Tamiya AB-41 1/48
  15. waynecCentauro VRC-105

The Badge for completed and posted builds only: (Can be adjusted as necessary to fit your profile)

 

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 Eric 

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Posted by PANZERWAFFE on Thursday, December 29, 2011 7:39 PM

If you started this in May or if it ran longer I would be interested.  Am currently just starting in my own GB.  The Italian theme is very interesting and have some Italian armor that would work but have to decline for now.  Their are some really crazy camo jobs for these Italian vehicles.  Will be a great subject / GB and will check in at times.  Good luck with it Yes

Rob

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Posted by TD4438 on Thursday, December 29, 2011 7:41 PM

This would be a great excuse to crack open that 1/350 Trumpeter Roma.I'm definately in.

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, December 29, 2011 7:42 PM

That's a bummer Rob. I love your work. I'm just ansy to kick something off and this just picked my mind.

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 Eric 

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, December 29, 2011 7:43 PM

TD4438

This would be a great excuse to crack open that 1/350 Trumpeter Roma.I'm definately in.

Yay. That's one of the reasons I added ships. I knew this kit just came out in both 1/700 and 1/350 correct?

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 Eric 

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Posted by Nathan T on Thursday, December 29, 2011 7:46 PM

Sweet, perfect timing as this just arrived at my door...

count me in

 

 

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, December 29, 2011 7:50 PM

Wonderful Nathan. Glad to have you and your Macchi.

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 Eric 

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Posted by TD4438 on Thursday, December 29, 2011 7:53 PM

tigerman

 TD4438:

This would be a great excuse to crack open that 1/350 Trumpeter Roma.I'm definately in.

 

Yay. That's one of the reasons I added ships. I knew this kit just came out in both 1/700 and 1/350 correct?

Quite correct.It looks great in both scales.

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  • From: Smithers, BC, Canada
Posted by ruddratt on Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:19 PM

Eric, is this GB limited to Italian hardware only, or could something of french origin with italian markings qualify?

Mike

 "We have our own ammunition. It's filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes pretty pictures....scares the hell outta people."

 

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:29 PM

Eeks, that's a curveball. I prefer Italian origin only.

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 Eric 

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Posted by ruddratt on Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:36 PM

Fair enough. I was thinking of going with a Hanriot HD.1, a bipe manufactured in France but used almost exclusively by Italy in WWI. As I like this concept for a GB, I'll have to see what else I can come up with, so count me in, but I'm not sure with what just yet.

Mike

 "We have our own ammunition. It's filled with paint. When we fire it, it makes pretty pictures....scares the hell outta people."

 

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:40 PM

Good, glad to have you. I hadn't thought of WW I, but why not?

 

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 Eric 

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  • From: Austin, TX
Posted by DoogsATX on Thursday, December 29, 2011 10:45 PM

My pipeline's already getting pretty crowded...no way I could commit to something by May...but I will be watching this closely. Looks fun!

On the Bench: 1/32 Trumpeter P-47 | 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109G | 1/144 Eduard MiG-21MF x2

On Deck:  1/350 HMS Dreadnought

Blog/Completed Builds: doogsmodels.com

 

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, December 29, 2011 11:29 PM

That's a bummer Doogs, but I understand.

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 Eric 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, December 30, 2011 12:47 AM

I would love to partake in this GB. I have several subjects in my stash and will figure out something.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

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Posted by tigerman on Friday, December 30, 2011 1:50 AM

Glad to have you Stik. Let me know what you'll be doing.

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 Eric 

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Posted by the real red baron on Friday, December 30, 2011 1:55 AM

Italeri 1:72 MC.202 Folgore.

I might join.

 

 

 

 

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Friday, December 30, 2011 6:37 AM

'morning Eric.....I saw the GB title in the aircraft forum first and got all excited....I thought your GB theme would be the Italian front (of which most of my stash would fit the bill).....however, I do like the theme direction that you've taken.....I've learned a lot in your current French themed GB.  Sorry to say that I don't have a single kit in the stash that fits but I'll be watching.....and one never knows what I may find 'on sale' in the days ahead....Big Smile

 

Cheers and Happy New Year

bob

 

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Posted by DoogsATX on Friday, December 30, 2011 8:09 AM

tigerman

That's a bummer Doogs, but I understand.

Yeah...too bad you can't push out to September or something. I've been itching to give one of PCM's 1/32 Italian kits a go. 

On the Bench: 1/32 Trumpeter P-47 | 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109G | 1/144 Eduard MiG-21MF x2

On Deck:  1/350 HMS Dreadnought

Blog/Completed Builds: doogsmodels.com

 

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  • From: italy
Posted by bsyamato on Friday, December 30, 2011 8:16 AM

Tigerman you're a good tempting one Bang Head if the gb runs for a year i'm in

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Posted by tigerman on Friday, December 30, 2011 11:59 AM

Bsyamato, I try to keep the GB's short to spark more interest and motivation. If they drag on too long, people tend to forget or put them off. There is still almost a 6 month window.

Bob, I sort of considered the Italian Front too narrow of a scope, and I again flirted with a North African theme, but both of those were met with scant interest last time around. So, when I looked at the Semovente I tried to think of something that hadn't been done before. This too might be too narrow for most members. We'll see.

Real Red Baron, glad to have you.

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 Eric 

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Posted by waikong on Friday, December 30, 2011 12:12 PM

I would like to join with the Italeri 1/48 CR.48, I just pulled it out of my stash the other day.  May have to do i German markings if that's okay?

My website: http://waihobbies.wkhc.net

   

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Posted by bsyamato on Friday, December 30, 2011 12:43 PM

mh ! Hmm you convinced me tigerman , put me in with the italeri 1/72 mc-205 veltro, actual state is only some main piece out of sprues . Will try to not fail Toast

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, December 30, 2011 1:27 PM

Count me in too, still have to choose something from the stash.

Considering the GB title, does that mean the badge will consist of Dean Martin with a big pizza pie? lol

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Friday, December 30, 2011 2:10 PM

jgeratic1

Count me in too, still have to choose something from the stash.

Considering the GB title, does that mean the badge will consist of Dean Martin with a big pizza pie? lol

regards,

Jack

Not bad! Just need the Italian flag behind it. Gald to have you aboard.

Bsyamato, what would an Italian Gb be without a real Italian?

Waikong, Yes, that would be acceptable, just not the other way around. I want Italian hardware. Welcome. Who is the manufacturer of your kit?

Not sure of a start date, but would prefer it to be sometime in January. I'm busy the first week, so i thought maybe around the 15th? 

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 Eric 

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Posted by Italian Starfighter on Friday, December 30, 2011 2:32 PM

Hi guys.........I must adhere to a similar group building.....!!! 1\48 Classic airframe CR.42 Falco!!!In the next days I'll post the box art photo's.Ciao Enrico.

P.S.Also WWI biplane are accepted?If so I could change subject.....

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Posted by DoogsATX on Friday, December 30, 2011 2:40 PM

Well...as my wife says around the kids, "fudge and crackers"!

Parents are in town for the holidays and we ran by Kings Hobby today. They have several of my childhood models at their place in Arizona, and they're in various states of disrepair, and my dad wanted to see what kind of glue to buy to fix them up. We walk in and...

30% off storewide.

My wife's told me I can't buy any more kits for a bit, so my dad says "you're not buying them".

And now...I'm in. Question is...which one?

tigerman

Not sure of a start date, but would prefer it to be sometime in January. I'm busy the first week, so i thought maybe around the 15th? 

Personally, the sooner the better. I've got one open slot on the bench. Was planning to pull an armor build in, but what the hey, right?

On the Bench: 1/32 Trumpeter P-47 | 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109G | 1/144 Eduard MiG-21MF x2

On Deck:  1/350 HMS Dreadnought

Blog/Completed Builds: doogsmodels.com

 

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Posted by DoogsATX on Friday, December 30, 2011 3:52 PM

Alright. I'll be doing the Fiat G.55. It's currently soaking in the sink. Tigerman, I hope you don't mind if I make a small start on it - I'd rather try to bust into it while I still have the bit between my teeth. Otherwise I might get distracted by something shiny!

As for schemes...oh god yes this one:

On the Bench: 1/32 Trumpeter P-47 | 1/32 Hasegawa Bf 109G | 1/144 Eduard MiG-21MF x2

On Deck:  1/350 HMS Dreadnought

Blog/Completed Builds: doogsmodels.com

 

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  • From: Rain USA, Vancouver WA
Posted by tigerman on Friday, December 30, 2011 8:17 PM

I might want to change this to Italian Bird GB. LOL I'm okay with all the airplanes though. Wink

Italian Starfighter and Doogs, glad to have you both aboard. As far as to which fighter, that's a tough call. I kind of like that Centauro.

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 Eric 

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Posted by tigerman on Friday, December 30, 2011 8:20 PM

Looks good Doogs. How about we start New Years Day? I won't probably start until later in the week, but you never know.

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 Eric 

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