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1944 Group Build
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 16, 2013 1:07 PM

This is the official GB thread for the 1944 GB. In the past two years, these 70th Anniversary GB's have been run by Sub revolution. Unfortunately he is not able to get on the forum at the moment, so on behalf of the group, Schatten Sparten and myself have agreed to host the build.

The rules will be the same as the other two anniversary GB's. It is open to anything, civilian or military. land, sea or air, as long as it is shown as it would have looked in 1944.

As far as military subjects go, 1944 saw the end of the casino battles, the invasion of France, both Normandy and the South of France. Arnhem, battle of the bulge, Warsaw Up rising, the end of the siege of lennigrad, Operation Bagration, the Marianas Turkey Shoot, numerous island battles in the pacific, the first use of Kamikaze and many many more.

So, rules are pretty simple.

1- Any subject, any genre, as long as it looks the way it did in 1944

2- OOB, or throw as many extras as you like.

3- Crossovers are fine.

4- Progress pics are a must

5- Try and include a bit of back ground info on your build when you have finished.

6- Most important of all. have some fun.

The GB begins on 1st Jan 2014 and ends Dec 31st 2014. kits with only a little progress, no more than 20% are allowed.

I don't really see this GB as being mine and SS's, but it belongs to all who want to take part. So, I am open to any ideas or suggestions. There is a thread, started by Stikpusher, discussing the idea of this GB. So perhaps we could keep the discussions there leaving this for the actual builds and discussions there of.

http://cs.finescale.com/fsm/general_discussion/f/9/p/157438/1702738.aspx#1702738

For this year, we are going with a choice of 3 badges. The first one by yours truly follows the theme of badges that Sub went with.

The second, provided by wayne, is rather different and I think a great idea. 

And third, this rather nice badge by Spartan which has a nice 1940's feel.

Feel free to add one as soon as you sign up. 

 

Temporary roster and build pics.

 

 

Complete builds

Raven728

JOE RIX: Eduard F6F-3 Hellcat (1/72)

 

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, December 16, 2013 1:07 PM

Build list:

adj3530: ProModeller/ICM P-51B (1/48)

Axemanwb: Tamiya Pz.IV Ausf.J (1/35)

Big Blue: Tamiya P-47D (1/48)

Bish (host): AFV Club Sd.Kfz.251/3 Ausf.D (1/35)

Chanter: Airfix Typhoon IB (1/72)

checkmateking02: Trumpeter USS Carolina (1/700)

CodyJ: Revell Fw190 A-8/R11 (1/72)

Eagle90: DML V-2 (1/35)

EBergerud: Tamiya Mustang Mk.III, Revell Ju 52 (both 1/48), CyberHobby USS Buchanan built as USS Hobson (1/350)

GAF: Italeri Waco CG-4A (1/72)

G-J: Tamiya Mosquito Mk.VI (1/48)

greentracker98: Tamiya V-1, Revell B-24 (both 1/48)

GreySnake: Monogram Hawker Typhoon Mk. Ib (1/48)

gunner_chris: Airfix P-51 (1/72)

haseren4: Revell Panther (1/35)

JaySantos: Eduard Fw190 A-8/R2 (1/48)

jibber: AFV-Club Sd.Kfz.251/20 Ausf.D (1/35)

JOE RIX: Eduard F6F-3 Hellcat (1/72)

Jsmyth: Revell B-17G (1/48)

kingbobyjr: Tamiya M4 Sherman (1/35)

lostagain: Academy F4F-4 (1/72)

Matt-Joachim: Revell Me 262 A-1a (1/48)

Nomad53: Lindberg Tiger I (1/48), Tamiya King Tiger (1/35), Revell USS Missouri (1/535)

pyrman64: Tamiya M4 Sherman (1/35)

Rigidrider: Revell F4U-1, Otaki F4U-1 (both 1/48)

Rob Gronovius: TBA

Rob Sherman: Airfix Lancaster B.II (1/72)

SchattenSpartan (co-host): Eduard P-38H (1/48)

schmidty: Academy Me 163B/S Komet (1/72)

silentbob33Lindberg LCVP (1/32)

stikpusher: Bronco  Type IX C U-Boat (1/350)

taxtp: Academy P-47D (1/72)

tempestjohnny: Hasegawa P-47D backdated to a C (1/72)

Viejo: Special Armour V-2 prototype (1/72)

waynec: TBA

 


Wall of fame:

jibber's Sd.Kfz.251/20:

EBergerud's Mustang Mk.III:

EBergerud's Ju 52:

Rigidrider's F4U:

Big Blue's P-47:

Rob Sherman's Lancaster B.II:

waynec's Krupp Protze & Flak 37:

Viejo's V-2:

Nomad53's Tiger:

Eagle90's V-2:

Nomad53's King Tiger:

Jsmyth's B-17G:

Chanter's Typhoon Mk.IB:

greentracker98's V-1:

lostagain's F4F-4:

EBergerud's USS Hobson:

Raven728's T-34:

stikpusher's Type IX U-Boat:

checkmateking02's USS Carolina:

Nomad53's USS Missouri:

Bish's Sd.Kfz.251/3:

Zvezda1980's Yak-3:

tempestjohnny's P-47C:

 


As this GB's co-host I'd like to welcome you all and wish you much fun!

Cheers, Clemens

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, December 16, 2013 1:43 PM

I think I'll start this one off with my entry:

I'll build an Eduard Hellcat (royal class):

As far as markings go, I'm leaning towards Alexander Vraciu's aircraft, based on the USS Intrepid in February 1944 (decals robbed from Eduard's F6F-3 profipack)

I might add another build, probably a vehicle that saw combat in the Battle of the Bulge...

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 16, 2013 2:01 PM

O, nice choice. I know a couple of the German Royal kits came with some nice goodies, does this one.

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, December 16, 2013 2:18 PM

I'm in for sure!  What a great GB!  I'll join with the 1/32 DML German V-2(#9002)!  Might be a little "extra" items for a small dio base, but that is the official entry.  How cool!  Thanks for picking this up Bish and SS!

Eagle90

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, December 16, 2013 3:24 PM

Eagle: Sounds interesting! You're on the list!

Bish: Yes, it does come with a special "goodie". Nothing fancy like pieces from an actual Fw 190, but a replica of the Hellcat's checklist for take-off and landing:

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, December 16, 2013 4:10 PM

Thanks SS!  My apologies...it is 1/35.  Embarrassed

Eagle90

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Monday, December 16, 2013 4:54 PM

No problem. I changed it for you.

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, December 16, 2013 6:31 PM

Hmmm, I love a fresh GB. Let's go with a 1/72 Academy P-47D 'Eileen'. I have sprayed the interior colour, but that's it. I hope that keeps me under the 20% limit. I wanted to use up the paint when I did my Frog P-47 earlier this year :)

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by gunner_chris on Monday, December 16, 2013 8:14 PM

I will join with an 1/72 Airfix P-51.  Apparently it comes with 1944 decals so I will build OOB.

Just sent an email to my LHS to order it

G-J
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Posted by G-J on Monday, December 16, 2013 9:33 PM

Count me in as well.  (Of course, I have to finish my '43 entry first.)

I plan on going with a 1:48 Mosquito from either 464 or 487 Squadron RAAF as they flew in Operation Jericho.

This will be my first non-single-seat-fighter/non-US warplane.  So, lots of firsts with this build.  I think the manufacturer will be Tamyia, I'm still researching for who builds the Mk VI.

On the bench:  Tamyia Mosquito Mk. VI for the '44 group build.  Yes, still.

On deck: 

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Posted by taxtp on Monday, December 16, 2013 10:15 PM

G-J, Tamiya do a Mk VI and it's pretty good  I think. Do you have decals for it ?  I think PD Decals did them years ago, not sure who else. I'm pretty sure they're in my 1/48 RAAF stash somewhere.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by greentracker98 on Monday, December 16, 2013 11:26 PM

I'm in with:

Tamiya's V-1 Flying Bomb 1 48 scale. I don't expect the V-1 to be a very long and drawn out kit.

So I'll do Jimmy Stewart's B-24 by Revell (the new kit they just released), and it will be 1 48 scale as well. Does anyone know of any decals for Jimmy's airplane?

Thanks

Like I said elsewhere, If you need any help, let me know.

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:00 AM

Welcome aboard guys.

G-J, you and me both, I still have to finish my109 for the 43 GB.

Ken, nice, we have a V-1 and V-2. Not sure about those decals, I have a set for Jimmy's aircraft in 72nd, not sure about 48th.

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Posted by greentracker98 on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:07 AM

Bish

Welcome aboard guys.

G-J, you and me both, I still have to finish my109 for the 43 GB.

Ken, nice, we have a V-1 and V-2. Not sure about those decals, I have a set for Jimmy's aircraft in 72nd, not sure about 48th.

Thanks Bish, I did find the ones for 72 scale, I'll keep looking. Just a thought: If I can figure out the right size, I could copy the pic of them , make them bigger, and print them out myself.

And if anyone knows of any good pics of Jimmy's plane, I'd love to see it.

Thanks,

Ken

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:21 AM

I am in- (I better be, right?) I am looking at definitely one, and perhaps two builds. One ETO(an AFV), and one PTO (a ship)

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by ajd3530 on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:47 AM
I'm in with a P-51B of the 328nd FS. Probably either the ProModeler or ICM kit in 1/48.. anyone have opinions on either kit?
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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:24 AM

I like em both. The ICM kit is supposed to be a modified clone of the Tamiya kit. The Promodeler Mustang is a retool of the original Monogram B kit. I have both in my stash.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 7:10 AM

I have the Tamiya P-51B in my stash and it looks like a very good kit, so if the ICM 'stang is almost the same, it should be a good kit...

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 7:11 AM

I added all of you to the build list.

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Posted by waynec on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 10:24 AM

i'm in but not sure what. are shelf queens allowed?

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 11:33 AM

I have most 1/48 P-51s in my stash, Monogram (including the ProModeler reboot), Revell (they did a seperate 48th D kit in the late 70s), Otaki (since reboxed by Airfix and AMT/ERTL), Accurate Miniatures, ICM... all except the Tamiya kit... I do want to get their Korean War kit to rectify that. I have read that the fit of the interior parts on the ICM kit is tricky.

 

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 Bish on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:04 PM

Good line up already guys.

Ken, I had a check and could find any 48th decals. I think Jimmy flew in several B-24's. The decals I have are for male Call, I have found some pics on line. I could also send you the image from the decal sheet I have if you want, not sure if that will help.

Stik, you better be in. This is all your fault Wink

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

On the bench: Fujim 1/72nd Ju 87R-2/AMT STAP/ Youngs Miniatures 1/10th Templar Bust/Accurate Armour 1/35th SNATCH

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Posted by jibber on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:09 PM

Bish, Of course I'm in but i'll have to decide on something. I'll let you know and thanks.

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 1:12 PM

There is also decal set  for Jimmy Stewart's B-24 'Nine Yanks and a Jerk'. No pinup graphic at all, just the motto/slogan in white lettering.  Iliad design made them both, but only stock them in 1/72.

I guess with that post, I'll throw my hat into the ring.  Put me down, but undecided atm for kit subject.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by taxtp on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:16 PM

I've built the Tamiya P-51B some years ago as a 3 Sqn RAAF aircraft. I don't think I've ever built a better kit.

Cheers

Tony

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

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Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:29 PM

Bish

Stik, you better be in. This is all your fault Wink

Whistling I didnt want to miss the party...

 

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 checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:19 PM

I will contribute USS North Carolina (BB-55), in her 1944 livery, from Trumpeter, 1/700 scale.

  

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:29 PM

Checkmate: I'll add you to the list.

Jibber: The build list is updated with your name. Just tell me when you made your decision...

Tony: Did you build one of Tamiya's Jugs? They are the best 1/48th kits I've ever seen...

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Posted by waynec on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:33 PM

i'm in with something either ground or naval

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