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Armour in the West GB (D-Day to Berlin)

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Armour in the West GB (D-Day to Berlin)
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:14 PM

This is the GB thread for the Armour in the West GB, D-day to Berlin. 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 Allied armour or ground equipment that served on the Western Front.

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

No Crossovers please.

Sign up at any time.

This GB will run in conjunction with the Armour in the West (Defence of the Reich 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 completion.

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

And 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.

This is my first solo GB (so be gentle) and a very big THANK YOU  goes out to my friend Bish for helping me with this.  I look forward to learning a lot more about armour building with this GB!

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, April 13, 2014 7:15 PM

The Allied Forces Build Roster:

blackdog62:             Dragon 1/35 M4 with 60lb rockets.

Blitzwing:                  Tamiya 1/35 Cromwell.

bufflehead:               Dragon 1/35 T26E3 Pershing.

Daddydan:                Dragon 1/35 M4A3 (76)W and Willy's Jeep.

DantheMan85:          Tamiya 1/35 US 2 1/2 Ton 6X6 Cargo Truck.

                                    Dragon 1/35 M4 DV.

Eagle90:                   Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E2 Jumbo

Gamera:                   Tasca/Asuka 1/35 M4A3E2 Sherman "Jumbo".

Ghostrider114:          Tamiya 1/35 M4A3 (105).

Hoggarth:                 Tamiya 1/35 M36 Jackson Tank Destroyer.

Jacinth68:                Cyber-Hobby's 1/35 Firefly IC w/hybrid hull.

jgeratic:                    AFV Club's 1/35 Stuart V.

jibber:                        Dragon 1/35 Firefly.  

modelcrazy:              Minicraft 1/35 M4A1.

pyrman64:                Tamiya 1/35 M4A3 Sherman.

Raven728:               Academy 1/35 M-18 Hellcat.

RBaer:                      HobbyBoss 1/35 T26E1 Super Pershing, with a set of Friuls.

Rob Gronovius:        Pegasus 1/72 T26E3 Pershing.

Schatten Spartan:    AFV Club 1/35 M10.

                                    Tasca 1/35 M4A3E8.

                                    Dragon's 1/35 M4A3E8 with the 105mm howitzer.

Shivinigh:                 Italeri's 1/35 M-24 Chaffee.

Silentbob33:            Academy 1/35 M-18 Hellcat.

stikpusher:              Tamiya 1/35 M4A3E2 "Jumbo".

 

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Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, April 13, 2014 8:51 PM

I'm in with Tamiya's M4A3 Sherman

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 Eagle90 on Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:10 PM

pyrman64

I'm in with Tamiya's M4A3 Sherman

Welcome aboard!  Got you on the list.  Thanks for joining up!

Eagle90

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:20 PM

Eagle - big thanks for you and Bish for hosting this!

Could you put me down please with a Tasca/Asuka M4A3E2 Sherman 'Jumbo'?

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

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:35 PM

Got you down Gamera!  Thanks for joining!  I have one of the Tamiya Jumbos, so it will be cool to see your kit done up!

Eagle90

 

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Posted by Gamera on Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:37 PM

Thanks Eagle! This is going to be fun!

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

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:21 PM

Sign me up with a 1/35 Tamiya M4A3E2 Jumbo

 

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 Eagle90 on Sunday, April 13, 2014 10:41 PM

Hey stik, glad to have you on board!  Got you on the list!  Thanks for joining up!

Eagle90

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Monday, April 14, 2014 12:10 AM

Glad to be here!

 

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 SchattenSpartan on Monday, April 14, 2014 9:34 AM

Nevermind me, I'm just here to confirm my M10 and Easy-8... Whistling

Looks like we're going to have some really nice builds here!

There's something wrong though: We have 2 Jumbos and only 1 Easy-8 here! Comeon guys, we need more HVSS Shermans! Anyone willing to volunteer for that? No? Ok, then I think I have to do it myself. I also have Dragon's M4A3E8 with the 105mm howizer in my stash. Eagle, can you put me down for that one as well?

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, April 14, 2014 10:38 AM

Spartan, I do believe we will have to come up with a special badge just for you!  Between the 2 GB's, you have like 5 builds!  Bow Down

Eagle90

 

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Posted by jibber on Monday, April 14, 2014 11:14 AM

Thanks Bish.

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Posted by RBaer on Monday, April 14, 2014 6:10 PM

I'm going to go for the HobbyBoss T26E1 Super Pershing, with a set of Friuls that I've had in the stash for a couple of years now. I think there's enough in the box to get 'er done without any more aftermarket. I'm also going to dig out Belton Cooper's book and see if the pic I remember is of the tank before they added the armor "wings" on the sides of the mantlet, and if so, probably model it without them.

Apprentice rivet counter.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Monday, April 14, 2014 8:10 PM

Your on the list RBaer!  Welcome aboard.  Very cool subject too!  I look forward to seeing it.

Eagle90

 

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Posted by bufflehead on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 11:25 PM

Hey Eagle, add me to the roster!  I told Bish I'd be joining, probably with a U.S. Pershing.  I think its the old Dragon T26E3 that I have in the stash.  I may change that if something else catches my eye!! Wink

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Posted by Blitzwing on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:30 AM

May I please join this group build? I have the 1/35 Tamiya Cromwell in the stash that I can build.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5:32 AM

bufflehead

Hey Eagle, add me to the roster!  I told Bish I'd be joining, probably with a U.S. Pershing.  I think its the old Dragon T26E3 that I have in the stash.  I may change that if something else catches my eye!! Wink

Welcome aboard bufflehead!  Glad to have you.  Nice subject too!

Eagle90

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5:34 AM

Blitzwing

May I please join this group build? I have the 1/35 Tamiya Cromwell in the stash that I can build.

Absolutely you may!  Thanks for joining up and the subject is great!

Eagle90

 

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Posted by RBaer on Thursday, April 17, 2014 11:55 AM

LOTS of cool subjects here, should be fun.

Apprentice rivet counter.

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Posted by RBaer on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3:45 PM

Is it June yet?

Apprentice rivet counter.

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Posted by Eagle90 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 7:52 PM

RBaer

Is it June yet?

Wait for it......wait for it.   Wink

Eagle90

 

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Posted by shivinigh on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:00 AM

Hey Eagle sign me up. The only armour kit I have at the moment for the allies is a crusader III which I don't believe saw any action in Europe. So I have to make a trip to the hobby store and pick something up. Will let you know by the week end.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:50 AM

Hey shiv!  Was hoping you'd pop on!  Glad to have you.  Got you on the list, so let me know what you're building when you get it.  Terrible you have to go to the hobby shop!  Wink

Eagle90

 

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Posted by SchattenSpartan on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:01 AM

Lotsa nice projects in here, but I'm telling you: We need more Easy-8s! There's no way we can overwhelm the Germans if we don't have enough of those (or Jumbos). I heard they have a whole bunch of Tigers and Panthers...

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Posted by Gamera on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:21 AM

SchattenSpartan

Lotsa nice projects in here, but I'm telling you: We need more Easy-8s! There's no way we can overwhelm the Germans if we don't have enough of those (or Jumbos). I heard they have a whole bunch of Tigers and Panthers...

Gee, I've got two Easy-8s but I'm intending to build them up as Korean War tanks with the cool tiger faces- sorry!!! Surprise

I notice we do have a Cromwell, a Firefly, and two Pershings- ought be enough to mount a good offensive there though! 

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

 

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Posted by shivinigh on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:41 AM

well went to the store today to pick up some paint and such when I heard this muffled sound coming from the back. Of course my curiosity got the better of me and when I went to investigate there was this box yelling 'TAKE ME HOME'. It was the cutest little M-24. So being the nice guy that I am I took him home. Now have Italeri's 1/35 M-24 Chaffee.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 6:15 PM

shivinigh

well went to the store today to pick up some paint and such when I heard this muffled sound coming from the back. Of course my curiosity got the better of me and when I went to investigate there was this box yelling 'TAKE ME HOME'. It was the cutest little M-24. So being the nice guy that I am I took him home. Now have Italeri's 1/35 M-24 Chaffee.

Shiv, you are a true humanitarian!  What a nice guy!  I bet it flashed those puppy eyes and you just couldn't resist! 

Got it on the list for you.  Great subject!  Can't wait to see it.

Eagle90

 

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Posted by shivinigh on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:32 PM

I can't help it when things flash those big puppy headlights at me

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Eagle90 on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 7:37 PM

shivinigh

I can't help it when things flash those big puppy headlights at me

I hear ya!  And do not blame you one bit!  I bought 3 Revell 1/48 P-51's, a Revell 1/48 F-86, and an Italeri 1/72 B-25 this weekend at the show.........just because they looked so lonely sitting in that box all by themselves!  Boo Hoo  Poor little things!  Lord knows I don't need them, but I'm kinda like the Island of Misfit Toys King....I'll take you home!  Embarrassed

Eagle90

 

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