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Rommel vs Monty (North African GB 1941-43) Jan. 1 - Aug. 31 2014

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Rommel vs Monty (North African GB 1941-43) Jan. 1 - Aug. 31 2014
Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:09 PM

Welcome to my next GB. I will be kicking off my North African GB New Years Day until Aug. 31 2014.

This GB will include armor, softskins, and artillery from: German, Italian, American, British and all Commonwealth nations from 1941-43.

If I miss a name or kit, please PM me. Thanks. 

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 starting of the construction, but sprues may be washed before the start date
  • 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: (all kits are 1/35 unless noted)

  1. Tigerman- Dragon Pz III H Smart Kit
  2. Tojo72- Tamiya Semovente
  3. TaxtpSupermodel 1/48 Autoblinda AB41
  4. Bish- Tamiya Pz III N
  5. JibberPanzerfunkwagen by AFV &  Tamiya M3 Grant
  6. GMorrison- Hasegawa 1/24 Pkw.K1Kubelwagen Type 82 "DAK
  7. Stikpusher- Tamiya M13/40 
  8. Waynec- Italeri 4x4 Bedford truck/portee
  9. Schatten SpartenDragon's Pz.IV Ausf.E (DAK) and a Tiger (not sure which one yet)
  10. Gamera- Italeri Crusader III
  11. Jgeratic-taleri  L6/40 light tank
  12. Pyrman64- Tamiya sdkfz 222 
  13. CastelnuovoMonogram's Panzerspahwagen Sdkfz 232
  14. Eagle90- Nitto Kettenkrad & Nitto sdkfz 250/3
  15. Bufflehead- Dragon 1/35 Pz.Kpfw.I Ausf.B DAK Version
  16. AlanF- Tamiya sdkfz 222 & HobbyBoss M3A1 Scout
  17. SMJmodelerDragon M4A1 DV Sherman
  18. Armor86- Dragon Pz IV D
  19. Pordoi- Dragon Pz III J #6394
  20. Udel09-Tamiya Matilda II
  21. Thunderbolt379Tamiya Pz. IVD
  22. PlasticjunkieAFV Sdkfz 263 Schwere Panzerfunkwagen 
  23. BobbaileyDragon Sherman Mk II-the El Alamein 
  24. Jester75Dragon Bison II w Sig 33
  25. Chazzer- Tamiya Tiger I Initial and Dragon Kubelwagen
  26. GreySnakeEsci MK.I Bishop.
  27. Utoshita-Airfix 1/32 Humber 1941 Super Snipe
  28. JohanTDragon Pz IV E #6264
  29. Dantheman85Tamiya 1/35 Tiger 1 Initial Production
  30. Sapper- Tamiya Pz II  F/G
  31. Dogzilla17Dragon Pz IV F1(9044)
  32. Zvezda1980- Revell Pz III M 1/72
The Badges:



The Wall of Fame:

Taxtp's Supermodel 1/48 Autoblinda

Castelnuovo's Monogram Panzerspahagen sdkfz 232

Jibber's AFV Club Panzerfunkwagen

Thunderbolt379's Bf-109

Pordoi's Dragon Pz III J

Thunderbolt379's Spitfire

AlanF's Panzerspahwagen 222

Armor86's Panzerspahwagen 232

Waynec's Italeri 4x4 Bedford

Gamera's Italeri Crusader Mk I


Tojo72's Tamiya Semovente

Jgeratic's Italeri Carro Amato L6/40

Dantheman's Tamiya Tiger I Inital

Armor86's Dragon Pz. IV D

Zvezda1980's Revell Pz. III in braille

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 Eric 

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  • From: ON, Canada
Posted by jgeratic on Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:15 PM

Right on !!!


I recall the French '40 Campaign you ran a few years ago also included some aircraft, will the same hold here or will it be strictly land vehicles?  What about artillery pieces?

regards,
Jack

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:20 PM

Oh Jack, always the devil advocate! Due to my extreme time schedule, I might just opt for armor, softskins and arty. Too me, they signified desert warfare.

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 Eric 

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Posted by taxtp on Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:22 PM

Count me in Tigerman, your last GB was sensational.  Put me down for a Supermodel 1/48 Autoblinda AB41. It's unstarted.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:23 PM

Thanks Tony. Glad to have you.

I updated the initial post to include arty and softskins.

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 Eric 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:24 PM

Not missing this one. I have been making sure I had a slot for this. I will be doing a Tamiya Pz III, but not sure if it will be the Ausf L or N yet.

35th of course.

''I am a Norfolk man and i glory in being so''

On the bench: Revell 1/72nd Type VIIc U-Boat

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Posted by jibber on Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:45 PM

Tigerman count me in for at least one build. Thanks I've been waiting for a NA Build.

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    September 2012
Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:47 PM

Would the old monogram "Rommel's Rod" count?

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:47 PM

I will be in on this- A command tank based off the M-13/40 using the Tamiya 1/35 kit with the modification part from the Italeri M-13/40

 

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 waynec on Thursday, October 31, 2013 3:49 PM

oh i did not have to see this. if i join will probably do some towed gun, perhaps with a prime mover. i do have a dragon PZ-IB DAK and a PZ-IIIG DAK in the stash but i don't want to overcommit and i may be building the revell 1/200 excavator and the meng D9R

Никто не Забыт. Ничто не Забыт

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:06 PM

I loved your Steel Cats GB and I'm sure this one will be as awesome as the last one (and I didn't forget about my promise regarding my participation)!

I don't know what I'm going to build yet, but I know that I'll join Rommel's forces here.

Here's what I have in my stash at the moment (everything is 1/35):

  • AFV Club Sd.Kfz.231 early (I'm not sure if it was used in Africa though)
  • Dragon Pz.II Ausf.C
  • Dragon Pz.IV Ausf.E (it even includes some cacti Big Smile)
  • Dragon Tiger I initial (not sure on that one either)
  • Tamiya Tiger I (I think it's the "Africa" boxing)
  • Zvezda Tiger I

I'll probably build the Pz.IV and one of the Tigers, but I'm not sure, so just put me on the list with "something German"

Cheers, Clemens

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 31, 2013 4:55 PM

Thanks for the enthusiasm guys. This two month window will give us all plenty of time for Christmas gifts and the such for the GB.

I've always found the Desert Campaign an intriguing one.

Bill, sure, why not include Rommel's Rod. Always wanted one back in the day.

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 Eric 

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    November 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 31, 2013 5:22 PM

Hey Eric, Steel Cats was pretty epic so though I don't really need to join yet another GB please go ahead and put me down with an:

Italeri 1/35th Crusader

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 31, 2013 5:36 PM

Nice Cliff. I love Crusaders. I wish I had one of the newer Valentines. Sigh.

Here's a little eye-candy from my only completed build last year. Grrr.

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 Eric 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 31, 2013 5:50 PM

tigerman

Thanks for the enthusiasm guys. This two month window will give us all plenty of time for Christmas gifts and the such for the GB.

I've always found the Desert Campaign an intriguing one.

Bill, sure, why not include Rommel's Rod. Always wanted one back in the day.

Me too! I always loved the "World At War" and "Victory At Sea" episodes that covered this campaign. Great stuff for a young boy to watch on TV. 

Once upon a time, during awards ceremonies, our Battalion commanders would read us heroic exploits done by the units in wars past as a means to 'inspire' us with the deeds of the past. One was the assault landing of the 6th Armored Infantry in North Africa during Operation Torch- long story short, it did not go well, the 6th got the hell shot out of themselves, and it was not the best example... We got to meet some of those guys another time at a "Regimental Day" where they were guests of honor. I much preferred the deeds of the 10th Infantry in France. Good times and days.

Oh a Crusader! I love the look of that tank. I still have a Mk.I in my stash...Hmm

 

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 Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:05 PM

Carlos, that's pretty cool and I also agree with your take on World at War (one of my faves).

I want a Crusader II with the sand-shields.

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 Eric 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:07 PM

Eric: If the only thing I turned out last year looked that good I'd be happy!!!

SP: Wow, sounds like a heck of a pep rally! Love the Crusader too, very sleek looking tank even with all the steampunk bolts over her. The Italeri kit is kinda old but I got the kit on sale and if I'm not happy with how she comes out it's at least good practice.

And yeah I thought about bringing up 'Rommel's Rod' but my reissue is about half finished. I tried adding rib cages to undead Rommel and his driver and they didn't come out well so I shelved the whole darn thing.  

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:09 PM

Eric- I was kidding! I would gladly take you up on this except that I built a 'Rod in the last year,

I do have a nice 1/24 Pkw.K1Kubelwagen Type 82 "DAK" however, so sign me up!

It even has a figure doing something to it....

probably adjusting the points.

Modeling is an excuse to buy books

 

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:09 PM

Cliff, I built that kit and it's pretty good. Even the tracks get hidden by the sand-shields. I would look for and AM barrel and maybe some PE. Otherwise, I loved the build-up on the kit.

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 Eric 

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:10 PM

Okay Bill, I will.

Oh, Ducks vs Trees next week. Epic Pac-12 battle.

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 Eric 

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Posted by Gamera on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:12 PM

Eric: Cool, thanks for the head's up! I'm going to try the crazy Caulter (sp?) scheme on her so I don't think I need any more complications like PE! I might just pick up a turned metal barrel for her though.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:19 PM

Cliff, my hat's off to you on the camo scheme. I believe it's Caunter, but now I'm not sure. LOL I have a Matilda, but wouldn't attempt that myself. I do like the crazy Malta scheme.

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 Eric 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:24 PM

Yes it is the Caunter scheme. Certainly one of the more appealing camo schemes ever applied to AFVs.

 

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 Gamera on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:27 PM

Thanks! Caunter it is! I got the kit for ten bucks so I'm a little more willing to experiment on her than a forty dollar kit.

"I dream in fire but work in clay." -Arthur Machen

 

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:35 PM

Score Cliff. You'll enjoy it for sure.

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 Eric 

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Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:38 PM

Gamera, they were that. If they were Brigade level, the Brigade commander would tell us one of his war stories from Vietnam, one of which sure sounded like the inspiration for the MOH fight scene in "Forest Gump", or he would tell us about Buna and recite MacArthur's order to General Eichelberger- "Bob take Buna... put Sergeants in charge of Companies and Corporals in charge of Platoons... I want you to take Buna or don't come back alive..," oh Col. Lloyd was good as an inspiring leader...

Oh that Crusader kit is very nice. I know many want a new tooled kit of this tank, and it has some minor flaws and age issues, but it still looks damned good to this day. I have built the Mk. III and Mk.II (with some sandshields that I pirated off an old Mk.III).

 

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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    November 2010
  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Thursday, October 31, 2013 8:54 PM

Hey Tigerman,

I'm fairly new to the world of armor, but this is too cool to miss!  Not sure what I have in my stash for this, but hey, the holidays are almost upon us!  Whistling  So, if I could, I'd love to get in on this GB!  Will let you know what kit as soon as I find one.  Thanks,

Eagle90

 

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:09 PM

Hi eagle, glad to have you aboard. Take your time.

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 Eric 

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Posted by pyrman64 on Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:12 PM

I'm in....Tamiya Sd.kfz.222

Greg H

"There is many a boy here today who looks on war as all glory, but, boys, it is all hell." Gen. Wm T. Sherman (11 April 1880, Columbus, Ohio)

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Posted by tigerman on Thursday, October 31, 2013 9:23 PM

Nice pyrman64

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 Eric 

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