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War in North Africa
Posted by satch_ip on Friday, March 16, 2012 7:11 AM

I'm currently reading a great book, Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson.  It's got me thinking about building a Tunisian Campaign Sherman.  Anyone interested in a North Africa GB?

It would cover everything from the Italian openers to the surrender in Tunisia.  Air, ground, sea, anything you can think of. 

Any body interested?

Satch

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Posted by STFD637 on Friday, March 16, 2012 1:50 PM

Satch:

First off; That is the first in a great series of books! When you are done with that read the next one on the Italian Campaign, "Day of Battle." Now for the bad part! It has been several years in waiting for the final volume in this Trilogy, The War in Europe. He is a great author and covers the subject matter better than any I have had the pleasure to read.

As far as the GB is concern I would be in. I have several subjects that fall into this Genre. More than likely it would be an A-36A Apache in 1/72 scale or a P-51A in 1/72. I will keep checking back, hopefully you will get more responses.

 

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Posted by ruddratt on Friday, March 16, 2012 2:39 PM

I've got more than a few in the stash that would fit nicely into this GB. You can count me in.

Mike

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Posted by satch_ip on Friday, March 16, 2012 5:57 PM

For those on the fence, check out this link.  A treasure trove of Life Magazine color photos of the Tunisian Campaign.

http://www.g503.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=131161

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Friday, March 16, 2012 6:28 PM

Depending on when you start and if you allow cross overs, Im building the Academy P-40 Tomahawk IIb "Aces of Africa Front" for the P-40 GB that starts in June I think.

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Posted by jgeratic on Friday, March 16, 2012 9:52 PM

Definitely interested as North Africa is my most favourite theater of WW2.  Joining in will be dependent on start date and possible crossover.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by kermit on Friday, March 16, 2012 10:38 PM

Satch,

Sounds good! I am sure i can pull something out of the stash.... maybe a desert scheme hurricane... or something tracked... dunno yet

Richard

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Posted by satch_ip on Saturday, March 17, 2012 9:48 AM

What is the consensus on start date and duration?  Mussolini declared the Italian East African Empire on 9 May 1936.  That sounds like a good start date.  The German final surrender in Tunisia was on 13 May of 1943.  Sometimes a year is too long for a GB, but with enough participation it can keep going.

Crossovers will be fine; I like to build subjects that fit many GBs.  Any subject that participated in the war in North Africa.  Any other suggestions?

Satch

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Posted by Hans von Hammer on Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:38 AM

satch_ip

I'm currently reading a great book, Army at Dawn by Rick Atkinson.  It's got me thinking about building a Tunisian Campaign Sherman.  Anyone interested in a North Africa GB?

It would cover everything from the Italian openers to the surrender in Tunisia.  Air, ground, sea, anything you can think of. 

Any body interested?

Satch

If cross-overs are allowed, I'm in with a Monogram B-25J....

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Posted by tigerman on Saturday, March 17, 2012 2:03 PM

Oh I might. It depends on date and whether I don't burn out on my current project which is same theatre.

   http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y269/wing_nut_5o/PANZERJAGERGB.jpg

 Eric 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, March 17, 2012 3:00 PM

I think I can get in,I have a DAK Panzer I in stash

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Posted by Frightful6_7 on Saturday, May 12, 2012 10:53 PM

Hey i am late mabye this started if so can some one post a link.  I am getting a M4 for 1942nin North African camo would this work??

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Posted by Reserve on Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:12 AM

Yes I am but...I'm currently working on a North Africa theme diorama with one kit complete, one about 60% done, figures about 40% done (no paint) and no base started. I'm aware that this may be too far along but if not I'll be glad to join up if you'll have me.

Mark

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Posted by tigerman on Sunday, May 13, 2012 12:19 AM

If you want to get a big buzz, start advertising it in all relevant forums. Modify this thread with appropriate dates and add a link from the other forums so they can see this.

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 Eric 

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Posted by taxtp on Sunday, May 13, 2012 3:54 AM

I'd like to see this one come to life. Count me in. I've just finished Rommel's 'Greif' but I'm sure there is something else out there.

Cheers

Tony

I'm just taking it one GB at a time.

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 13, 2012 6:10 AM

If crossovers are OK I would like to enter a 1/48 ICM BF109F2 in trop colours (a SOuth African Air Force captured one)

 

Theuns

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Posted by ww2psycho on Sunday, May 13, 2012 7:43 AM

I'm still interested if this thing starts.

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Posted by Rough as guts on Monday, May 14, 2012 12:01 AM

I'm keen as well, provided I can go with a Commonwealth vehicle (British 8th army ? )

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Posted by Theuns on Sunday, May 27, 2012 9:47 AM

Hi, what's the latest - GB started yet?

Thanx

 

Theuns

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Posted by Frightful6_7 on Sunday, May 27, 2012 3:42 PM

I think that some one else should host it. sience the person who started it hasnt responded.

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Posted by Theuns on Monday, May 28, 2012 1:13 AM

Pitty if it dies down :-(

 

Theuns

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Posted by waynec on Monday, May 28, 2012 5:52 PM
if it's a long time frame and crossovers are allowed i'm in. i seem to be in an italian phase, just finished a VRC-105 CENTAURO, researching my ca POLA, and have an RO-43 and CANT Z-501 if floatie thingie gb and an SM-79 (actually 3) in my stash. oh and finished a MAS and MAIALE (still building a base) and working on a BARCHINO.

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