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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 1:12 AM

The News from 10 August, 1939—Thursday

Jonkheer Dirk Jan de Geer became prime minister of the Netherlands, a post he held until 1940; when the Dutch government evacuated to London following the Blitzkrieg of 1940, he would advocate a negotiated peace with Nazi Germany, and would be removed from office in 1940 at the behest of Queen Wilhemina

Kate O’Mara born in Leicester (UK); the actress was best known for her role in the 1980’s TV soap “Dynasty,” where she played the scheming sister of Alexis Colby (Joan Collins); died 30 March, 2014

The Brooklyn Dodgers were bested by the Philadelphia Phillies, playing at Shibe Park; Phillies 8 and “da Bums” 3

At Wrigley Field in Chicago, da Cubbies had their revenge over the Cincinnati Reds; Chicago won 6 to 4

There are 21 days of peace left.

  

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Posted by GAF on Sunday, August 10, 2014 1:40 AM

CMK02,

I would really enjoy joining this one, but I have two to finish up by the end of the year and that's enough for me with my build rate!

Will be watching!

Gary

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Posted by pyrman64 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 2:24 AM
checkmateking02

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

Yes, it is.

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 Bish on Sunday, August 10, 2014 3:48 AM

checkmateking02

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

Thanks. This one will be a challenge as in this case I will be trying to replicate a specific scene using a small number of photo's. Normally my dio's are more general scene not based an any specific photo's. I will need to damage up the glider a little which I have not done before. On the plus side, these aircraft were freshly painted in RLM 02 just before the attack so there's no weathering or markings to apply.

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 10, 2014 3:51 AM

Terry, looking forward to that one. I was thinking about doing one of my Dragon Pz I's until the DFS 230 project popped into my head. I don't have the command version yet, so I will defiantly be keeping an eye on this one.

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Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:20 AM

Go ahead and sign me up Tamiya 1/35 French Char B1 Bis

Regards, David

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 9:47 AM

The GB lasts until 31 December, 2015, Gary, so if you clear the decks before then, you're welcome to join at any time.

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 9:48 AM

Thanks, Greg; I'll add the scale to the build list.

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 9:54 AM

I've damaged plenty of models in my day, Bish--but never on purpose!  Battle-damage is probably an art form in itself.  I look forward to seeing your technique.  

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 10:00 AM

Welcome, David.  Glad to have you sign on.  The participant list has been updated.  Good to have something French included.

  

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Posted by jibber on Sunday, August 10, 2014 2:09 PM

Bish thanks, this is one of those I'm really looking forward to. I've wanted to do the regular Panzer I but this command version comes with 4 figures and an array of radios. Cool. So tell me you're going to do a crash landed glider in a field, that would be awesome...

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, August 10, 2014 2:14 PM

Sounds like it come with some nice bits and pieces. I think Dragon go a couple of Pz I command version kits, but this sounds like the one to get.

Its not exactly in a field, its on the roof of a Belgium fortress. IMHO, its one of the most daring assaults in WW2, but I think its largely unknown.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 10, 2014 3:37 PM

I have a new kit of the Tamia German Machine Gun Crew kit #35184 if anybody want's it for their build. Just let me know and It's on it's way. free shipping and all.

I stink bad at figures (that's why all my armor is humanless) and I really hate to see it just lying around.

No strings

First come, first served.

By the way GreySnake, I'd LOVE to build a Char B1 Bis. Just a little to pricy for my budget at this time.

Hope this is isn't forboden. Please forgive if it is.

Steve

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 4:10 PM

No problems here, Steve.

  

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Posted by GreySnake on Sunday, August 10, 2014 6:42 PM

checkmate, thanks for adding me to the group! Looking forward to building this guy, since you don't see a lot of French armor.

Steve, No kidding on the Char being rather pricey! Its the second most expensive kit in my stash. I don't know if you ever browse ebay but sometimes they can be had for under $40.

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, August 10, 2014 6:45 PM

checkmateking02

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.

big soviet tank with 5 turrets. or i could do a G-4 staff car which doesn't have those track thingies.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:13 PM

Checkmate,

Here is a picture of he Type 97.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:30 PM

It must be a monster, Wayne.  And with our without tracks--either one is fine.

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:31 PM

Thanks for posting that, Steve.  The last Japanese tank I built was from Aurora in the 1960's.  They had a line of armor in 1/48 scale.  Came with nifty figures.

  

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, August 10, 2014 8:58 PM

checkmateking02

It must be a monster, Wayne.  And with our without tracks--either one is fine.

ah you misunderstood grasshopper. the T-35 is tracked only and it is huge.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, August 10, 2014 10:16 PM

waynec

checkmateking02

It must be a monster, Wayne.  And with our without tracks--either one is fine.

ah you misunderstood grasshopper. the T-35 is tracked only and it is huge.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 11, 2014 12:22 AM

The News from 11 August, 1939--Friday

Sergei Rachmaninov makes his last appearance in Europe; he is a Russian composer, pianist and conductor who fled to the west in 1917; although he lived in the US, he spends summers from 1929 to 1939 in Switzerland; dies of melanoma in 1943

German Chancellor Adolf Hitler meets at the Eagle's Nest above Berchtesgaden with League of Nations High Commissioner for Danzig Carl J. Burckhardt 

The New York Yankees beat the Philadelphia Athletics, 9 to 5

The Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Giants, 2 to 1

Twenty days of peace remain.

  

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 11, 2014 2:16 AM

waynec

checkmateking02

It must be a monster, Wayne.  And with our without tracks--either one is fine.

ah you misunderstood grasshopper. the T-35 is tracked only and it is huge.

Very huge.

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Posted by silentbob33 on Monday, August 11, 2014 6:09 AM

Wow, I didn't even know such a tank existed! I'm interested in this GB, but I don't know if I can commit yet

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 11, 2014 10:05 AM

That is a behemoth!  The little car could use it for a garage.

  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 11, 2014 10:15 AM

Yea,  and that's not even a little car, it's a sedan!

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, August 11, 2014 10:23 AM

Then there's nothing compact about either one of them.  There'll be some "sticker shock" at the pump.

  

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Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, August 11, 2014 10:37 AM

That's going to be a big model.  Can't wait to see Waynec build it.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, August 11, 2014 11:05 AM

Funny thing is, for all the size of the T-35, it only weighed the same as a Panther.

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Posted by jibber on Monday, August 11, 2014 1:21 PM

Really nice choice Wayne.

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