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World at War 1939-1940 Group Build
Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 02, 2014 1:03 PM

The Second World War erupted in Europe seventy-five years ago, come 1 September, when Germany invaded Poland.  I would like to mark this monumental event with a group build that recalls roughly the first year of the war, from 1 September, 1939 to 31 December, 1940.

This would include, but is not limited to the invasion of Poland, the Russo-Finnish Winter War, the so-called Phony War, the Blitzkrieg in the West, the Battle of Britain, the British bomber offensive, Japan's seizure of Indochina, etc.  There was quite a bit of naval activity, too. 

Here are the guidelines:

1.  Since this was truly a world war, you are not limited to European subjects.  Something from Asia or any other part of the world during the time frame is acceptable.

2.  You may build anything that existed in 1939-40, even if the prototype was constructed earlier (for example, a 1937 auto that was still around in 1939/40 is OK).  It should, however, look the way it appeared in the 1939/40 time frame.

3.  Build it straight from the box or add as much after-market parts as you like.

4.  Please post photos of your progress!

5.  Crossovers are fine.

6.  Please try to provide some background or explanation of your contribution--maybe why you chose the subject you did.

7.  You are not limited to military subjects; civilian subjects are fine:  commercial airliners; vehicles; civilian figures.  

8.  You can sign on at any point in the build.

9.  Please enjoy yourself!

Here's the badge.  I also always liked this documentary series.  It was first broadcast 41 years ago, and I thought it would make an appropriate badge.  No copyright infringement is intended!

I now propose to run the build from 1 September, 2014 till 31 December, 2020.

This is a change; please see the new thread for a "1941" 75th anniversary group build.  Let's not forget the legacy and heritage of all the war years!

Here's an altered GB badge, that takes into account the change in direction for the 75th anniversary group-build series.  Anyone can use either one--your choice.

Thanks to everyone who's participated so far.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 02, 2014 1:04 PM

Participants (alphabetical):

ajd3530:  Hobbycraft 1/48 Bf 109E-3 or -4;                                                                                    Lindberg1/48 Hawker Fury (masquerading as a Danish Nimrod) 

Armor86:  Tamiya 1/35 German Field Kitchen 

Bish:  Huma 1/72 DFS Assault Glider (Eben Emael, Belgium, 10 May, 1940)

BrandonD:  1/48 Mirage Lublin R.XIIIter Hydro

checkmateking02:  RPM Bf 109E-1

DantheMan85:  Revell 1/48 Junkers Ju 52/3M Transport

fjs3:  Airfix 1:48 Hawker Hurricane Mk-I

Greentracker98:  TBD

GreySnake:  Tamiya 1/35 French Char B1 bis

Hoggarth:  Airfix Albion AM463 3 point fueller

jgeratic:  Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire Mk I

jibber:  Hobby Boss 1/72 BR86 locomotive 

Jsmyth:  TBD

lostagain:  Mirage 1/35 7TP Polish tank 

MikeyBugs95:  Tom Modellbau 1/35 TKS

modelcrazy:  Tamiya 1/35 Japanese Type 97 Chi Ha; Hasegawa 1/72 He111 H-2 

PanzerCommander:  1/72 Hurricane 

plasticjunkie:  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima Ki-27

pyrman64:  Italeri 1/35 Opel Blitz

Rob.H:  Tamiya (ancient) 1/35 Sdkfz. 232

RobS:    Airfix 1/72 HE111 P2 

Sanderson_91:  Monogram 1/48 TBD-1 Devastator

stikpusher:  TBD

Theuns:  Airfix 1/72 Hurricane; Airfix 1/72 Bf-110

Trabi:  Toro Model 1/35 Finnish Voluntary Organization member; Pioneer 2/Frogg 1:72 Fokker D XXI 

ww2psycho:  Tamiiya 1/48 Panzer II A/B/C

ygmodeler4:  1/35 BT-7

Zvezda1980:  Mirage 1/48 PZL-24F/G 

taxtp:  Airfix 1/72 Spitfire

waynec:    HobbyBoss BA-10

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 02, 2014 1:07 PM

FINISH PHOTOS!

jibber:  Hobby Boss 1/72 BR86 locomotive 

Theuns:  Airfix 1/72 Hurricane

 

modelcrazy:  Tamiya 1/35 Japanese Type 97 Chi Ha  FIRST BUILD COMPLETED

 Trabi:  Toro Model 1/35 Finnish Voluntary Organization member

Trabi:  Pioneer 2/Frogg 1:72 Fokker D XXI 

checkmateking02:  RPM 1/72 Bf 109E-1

plasticjunkie:  Hasegawa 1/48 Nakajima Ki-27

Bish:  Huma 1/72 DFS Assault Glider (Eben Emael, Belgium, 10 May, 1940)

 jgeratic:  Tamiya 1/72 Spitfire Mk I

 lostagain:  Mirage 1/35 7TP Polish tank 

 

 

 

RobS:    Airfix 1/72 HE111 P2 

 

 

 

DantheMan85:  Revell 1/48 Junkers Ju 52/3M Transport

 

 

fjs3:  Airfix 1:48 Hawker Hurricane Mk-I

 

 

fjs3:  Tamiya 1:48 Bf-109E-4

 

 

checkmateking02:  Airfix 1/72 Spitfire Mk I

 

 

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Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 10:24 AM

The News from the last month of peace, up to 9 August, 1939:

2 August:  the Hatch Act becomes law in the US, prohibiting political activity by federal workers;the Einstein-Szilard letter is signed and sent to US President Roosevelt, concerning the use of uranium in the construction of an atomic bomb

3 August:  Jean Genet's "Ondine" premieres in Paris; Genet was a French criminal who became a political activist and writer

4 August:  in the UK, Prime Minister Chamberlain dismisses parliament until 3 October

6 August:  "The Dinah Shore Show" begins broadcasting on NBC radio

9 August:  the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs met at Wrigley Field in Chicago, to begin a double header; the Reds won the first game (7-5)  as well as the second game (11-3); no luck for "da Cubbies"

There are 22 days left of peace.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Saturday, August 09, 2014 11:13 AM

Very much interested in this one.  

Sign me on, but will announce my build of choice at some later point.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 11:16 AM

Done, Jack.  Welcome aboard!

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Posted by ajd3530 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 11:30 AM

You mean the Cubbies got swept in a DH?? Say it ain't so.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 12:31 PM

Sadly, it seems so.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 09, 2014 12:48 PM

I would like to participate with a Tamaya 1/35 Japanese Type 97 Chi Ha if I can still get in. I didn't see an end date though.

Steve

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 09, 2014 12:50 PM

Sorry I see it.

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Posted by sanderson_91 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 1:01 PM

I'd like to get in on this build as well.  I have been wanting to build a TBD-1 Devastator torpedo bomber for quite a while, The TBD went into fleet service in 1937 and the pre-war squadrons were pretty colorful.  

Steve

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, August 09, 2014 1:18 PM

I know I said in another thread I would join later, but given the time fame and my bench has plenty of time next year, I will jump in now.

I wasn't to sure what I was going to build, thinking I might do a Pz I. But then reading through the rules it suddenly hit me that this is perfect for a dio I have wanted to do for about 10 years, but I only finally got the kit I needed last year.

Put me down for a Huma 1/72nd DFS 230 assault glider. I will go into more detail when I start the build, but I will doing a dio of the assault on Eben Emael in Belgium, May 10th 1940.

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Posted by waynec on Saturday, August 09, 2014 4:58 PM

given that hobbyboss is coming out with a 1/35 T-35, i'll probably get into this one even if i am building a track thingie.

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Posted by ajd3530 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 5:36 PM

Ahh I'm with bish, I can prdobably fit this in sooner than I expected.. I need a 109 on my flight line in a BAD way. Pencil me in with a 1/48 Hobbycraft Bf 109E, either a -3 or -4.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 7:54 PM

Welcome to 1939, Steve.  Glad to have you with us.  Is a Chi Ha a tank?  I'm pretty uninformed about armor.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 7:57 PM

Glad to have you with the build, Steve (sanderson_91).  Two Steve's; I'll have to be careful to distinguish between you!

Which kit of the Devastator will you use?  I built one last year from Airfix in 1/72.  The wing corrugations were a chore.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:00 PM

Welcome aboard, Bish.  Glad to have you here.  Your dioramas are always interesting and well-conceived.  The Eben Emael attack is an great subject.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:01 PM

Glad you could join, Wayne.  A T-35 is a tank, I assume?  I haven't built any armor in years and years, so I'm kind of out of the loop with AFV's.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:04 PM

Happy to have you with the GB, ajd.  And another Messerschmitt is always welcome.  They were my primary interest a few years ago.  Had to use Pactra paints on them, cuz Model Master hadn't been invented yet.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:06 PM

The participant list has been updated.  Thanks for joining in, y'all!

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Posted by jibber on Saturday, August 09, 2014 8:36 PM

I'd love to participate could you please TBA. Another great theme.

Thanks, Terry

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 9:25 PM

And we'd love to have ya, Terry!  Welcome aboard.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 9:42 PM

It's a sharp-looking little vehicle.  I've seen them running around in the old film footage.  Nice choice.

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Posted by sanderson_91 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 10:22 PM

My Devastator is the 1/48 Monogram kit.Built this kit as a kid - I've been wanting to do this model for quite a while

Steve

 

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Posted by modelcrazy on Saturday, August 09, 2014 10:58 PM

Yes, The Chi Ha is a Japanese medium tank which fought in China and believe it or not, against the Russians, in the battles of Khalkhin Gol, July 1939.

Steve

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 11:37 PM

Sounds good, Steve.  I'll add that info to the front page.

Never had the Devastator, but I had some of those other Monogram Navy aircraft, too, as a kid:  the Dauntless that dropped a bomb; the Avenger that launched a torpedo.  Most had retracting landing gear and even folding wings, where applicable.

Best of all, they came with crew figures.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 11:41 PM

modelcrazy

Yes, The Chi Ha is a Japanese medium tank which fought in China and believe it or not, against the Russians, in the battles of Khalkhin Gol, July 1939.

Steve

Great, Steve.  I'm looking forward to seeing it.  Until fairly recently, I don't think Japanese armor got much attention.

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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, August 09, 2014 11:50 PM

I'd like to join with an Italeri Opel Blitz

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 checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 1:06 AM

Glad to have you join, Greg.  Is the Blitz in 1/35?  

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