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Armour in the West GB (Defence of the Reich)

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Armour in the West GB (Defence of the Reich)
Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:10 AM

This is the GB thread for the armour in the West GB, Defence of the Reich. This GB is to commemorate the last 11 months of the war in Western Europe and is open to all amour, soft skins, artillery and other ground equipment used in Western Europe between 6th June 1944, D-Day, to 8th May 1945, VE Day.

The GB will run from 6th June 2014 and end on 8th May 2015.

To enter, your build should be of a piece of German armour or ground equipment that served on the Western Front. Due to the confused situation in the last couple of moths of the war, with Soviet and Western Allied forces closing on each other and German forces attempting to escape capture by the Red Army and surrender in the west, to avoid confusion, your build should belong to a unit that was under the command of OB west at the time you are portraying it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OB_West

http://www.cgsc.edu/CARL/nafziger/945GDBI.pdf

Any scale, OOB or as much AM as you like.

No Crossovers please.

Sign up at any time.

Verly slightly started kits, max 10%, allowed

This GB will run in conjunction with the D-Day to Berlin GB.

Plenty of info sharing, pictures and most importantly, have fun and enjoy.

For those who take part in this GB only, this is your badge, to be displayed upon your fist completed build.

And for those taking part in both GB's, you can either  take the two individual badges or this joint option.

  Finally, for those taking part in either the Hunters GB, N Africa GB or Orphaned Armour GB, or all 3, or any of the other great GB's currently running, remember, this GB runs until May next year. So you have enough time to complete those builds before jumping onto these GB's.

''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 Bish on Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:11 AM

German Forces Build Roster

Bish - Dragon 1/35th Jagdpanther G1 (Completed)

blackdog62 - Tamiya 1/35h Tiger I

Dantheman85 - Dragon 1/35th StuG III Ausf G (Completed)

                           Academy 1/35th Hetzer

Eagle90 - Italeri 1/35th 234/3 (Completed)

Gamera - Dragon 1/35th M10 Ersatz (Completed)

hogfanfs - Dragon 1/35th Tiger II

Hoggarth - Tamiya 1/35th 88mm Flak

jgeratic - Dragon 1/35th Jagdpanzer IV L/48 (Completed)

jibber - Dragon 1/35th Brummbar (Completed)

Jsmyth - Tamiya 1/35th Panther Ausf A

Nomad53 - Tamiya 1/35th 251/1 Ausf C (Completed)

pryman64 - Italeri 1/35th Sd.kfz. 235/3 8-rad.

ruddratt - Tamiya 1/35th Pz IV Ausf H

SchattenSpartan - Dragon 1/35th Tiger II (Porsche turret_

                                Dragon 1/35th Erstaz M10

shivinigh - Academy's 1/35 Stug IV

silentbob33 - Dragon 1/35th Tiger II (Porsche turret)

stikpusher - Tamiya 1/48th Panther Ausf G (Complete)

waynec - Bronco 1/35th VERSUCHSFLAKWAGEN 88mm PZSFL-IVC

Completed Builds

Nomad53 - Tamiya 1/35th 251/1 Ausf C

jibber - Dragon 1/35th Brummbar

stikpusher - Tamiya 1/48th Panther Ausf G

 Eagle90 - Italeri 1/35th 234/3

jgeratic - Dragon 1/35th Jagdpanzer IV L/48

 Bish - Dragon 1/35th Jagdpanther G1

 Dantheman85 - Dragon 1/35th StuG III Ausf G

 Gamera - Dragon 1/35th M10 Ersatz

 

''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 Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:37 AM

My name isn't on the list? That's BLASPHEMY!!!

Just kidding Wink

I should have a few German vehicles in my stash that might might the theme here...

Let's see.. I'll build one of those:

And now for something completely different:

I hope the master of this GB approves?

Cheers, Clemens 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:41 AM

Ye, I was going over the feeler thread and checking what you had put yourself down for. So I will pout you down for both.

Brave lad.

''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 Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:56 AM

I'll add some Friul Tracks to both kits (I hate those big magic tracks) and the Panther needs an RB gun barrel as well because the machine I'm going to build had the muzzle brake removed.

Some pics of the vehicles I want to build:

  

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Posted by silentbob33 on Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:00 AM

Hey Bish, glad to see the official thread up, but I wanted to let you know I'll be building the Porsche turret Tiger, not the Henschel.

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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Posted by jibber on Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:07 AM

Bish please add me for a Dragon Firefly 1/35 too.

Thanks, Terry

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:18 AM

Sorry bob, I have corrected it.

jibber, that will go onto the D-day to berlin GB which will have its own thread.

''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 Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:27 AM

Will do thanks, I'll look at something else.

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Posted by jgeratic on Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:17 AM

Bish, put me down for Dragon's Jagdpanzer IV L/48.

This was my intended axis build for the Longest Day GB, but no time to fit it in.  I  need to get myself cloned (a few times at that), to keep pace with all the interesting GB's out there.  Anyhow, won't see this one on the bench till the new year, but have signed up now to follow what other members have on the go.  Thanks!

regards,

Jack

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:21 AM

Got you down Jack. If you work out how to clone yourself, let me know. I could do with another 2. My build probably won't be until the new year either, I am just about at my limit for this year, and that will be a squeeze. Still not sure what I will do yet.

''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 Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:38 PM

Bish, would the Sherman M4A1 in 1/35 by Tasca work, if so please sign it in.

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Posted by jibber on Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:54 PM

Bish I've been wanting to build a Tasca Sherman for a while. There are so many variations I was thinking the M4A1 or the M4A3?  

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:09 PM

Hey Terry, I think you misunderstood the theme of this GB. This one is for German vehicles only. There will be a separate GB for the Allied ones.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:09 PM

jibber, sorry, I think I may have not been clear. This GB thread is for German armour only, there will be another, run by Eagle, that will be for Allied armour. That will be titled D-day to Berlin. Your Firefly would defiantly be ok for that, as for the M4A1, what I know about Allied armour you could put on a stamp, twice. But I know one of the other guys will know.

''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 Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:10 PM

And we crossposted again LOL. This keeps happening way too often, don't ya think?

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:13 PM

Great minds think alikeWink

''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 Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:59 PM

Bish my apologies, I completely misunderstood. I'm an %#*/...

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Posted by jibber on Sunday, April 13, 2014 2:05 PM

I'm going btw GB's and I noticed the Sherman on the badge and assumed without reading. After reading it your very clear on the requirements.

Bish I'm sorry to waste your time with this..  

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, April 13, 2014 2:24 PM

No worries jibber, if you ever get as confused as I do, its really time to worry.

''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 pyrman64 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:36 PM

Alright, I'm in with the Italeri 1/35 Sd.kfz. 234/3 8-rad.

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 ruddratt on Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:49 AM

Bish, thanks for lettin' me in!  Yes  It's shaping up to be a great GB, and I'm definitely pumped for it.  Figuring I'll learn a lot from you guys, as it's been at least two decades since I built anything in 1/35 scale.

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 Bish on Thursday, April 17, 2014 4:09 AM

Greg, got you on the roster, glad to have you on board.

Mike, given the amount of help you have given to others, me included, in building WW1 Aircraft, I hope we can return the favour.

''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 shivinigh on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:27 AM

Bish sign me up with Academy's 1/35 Stug IV 75mm. Not sure which unit but I have markings for an SS division.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:05 AM

Welcome aboard shiv, I have you on the roster.

''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 waynec on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:10 PM

hey bish. would the VERSUCHSFLAKWAGEN 88mm PZSFL-IVC work? i think they only made 2 and i really need to focus on doing modern warwheels and fire trucks (yea right, i'm lucky if i can stay with just vehicles) but this thing is sitting in my study staring at me and it is sooooo cool. and i already know how to build an 88 as do you and eagle.

Никто не Забыт. Ничто не Забыт

"No one is forgotten. Nothing is forgotten."

 

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 4:31 AM

wayne, does it have the Flak 37 or Flak 41 guns. From what I know, there were 3 prototypes, originally armed with Flak 37's. In 44 they were re armed with 41,s but then one was changed back to a 37 and this was send to Italy, so that would not qualify. But I am not sure what happened to the other 2. I will do some digging into that.

''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 shivinigh on Thursday, May 1, 2014 11:25 PM

I can count on 1 hand the number if tracked vehicle kits I've done so will prolly be asking alot of questions. First, the kit I have comes with vynal treads. Since the Stug IV was built on a panzer IV chasis would the same tracks be used as that of the Panzer?

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Friday, May 2, 2014 2:55 AM

Shiv, yes, tracks from a later model Panzer IV would work. I take it your thinking of replacing them.

''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 silentbob33 on Friday, May 2, 2014 7:20 AM

I'll be asking a lot of questions as well Shiv, I've only built 1 AFV so I'm completely in the dark.

On my bench: Encore 1/48 A-37B Dragonfly

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