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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
1945 GB
Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 30, 2014 2:24 PM

Welcome to the next edition of the series of 70th anniversary GB's. This year we will of course be in 1945. As Sub revolution is still unavailable, this years GB will be hosted by Stikpusher and myself.

Entry for the GB is the same as before. Your build must appear as it did in 1945. It can be air land or sea and none military builds are welcome. And just in case your wonder, what if builds are not included but you can save those for 2016 and a 1946 what if GB. However, anything that was in development and was built but did not enter service in 45 does count, as long as it actually appeared in that year. So for example, the Do 335 prototype or the Centurion tank will be ok. If your unsure, please ask.

As far as military subjects go, some of the campaigns in 45 included the end of the Battle of the Bulge, op Bodenplatte, Vistula Oder offensive, Rhine Crossing, Battle of Manila, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, battle of Berlin, Atomic bombs and many more.

Once again, rules are simple.

1- Any subject, any genre, as long as it looks the way it did in 1945.

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.

GB begins on 1st jan 2015 and ends on Dec 31st 2015. Sign up any time from now and throughout the GB. Started builds allowed within reason, please ask if your not sure. We will get a badge up soon, so jump on in and enjoy.

Sorry for the delay guys. I wanted to keep the GB badge in line with past GB's. So here is this years official badge.

 

And as an alternative option, jack has made us this badge.

  

Stick is having some problems navigating the new and ''improved'' forum. I will post all completed builds here and then stick can add them to teh proper roster when he is able.

Temporary build roster.

 Completed

EBergerud honorary build carried over from 44 GB

 

 

 

''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 stikpusher on Sunday, November 30, 2014 2:31 PM

The Recruits:

Bish- Airfix 1/72 P-61B done


Stikpusher- 

Monogram 1/48 Hawker Typhoon IB

Dragon (Alan) 1/35 Su-76 (done)


EBergerud- Tamiya 1/35 M8

Tamiya 1/35 Jagdpanzer IV Lang

 

Tamiya 1/48 A6M2 Special Attack Corps done


Hasegawa/Revell 1/48 Spitfire XVI completed

Bego/Tasca 1/35 Kubelwagen done

checkmateking2- 1/700 USS Shangri La done

Eagle90- Dragon 1/35  Sd kfz 234/4

ajd3530- Monogram 1/48 B-26B

jsmyth- TBA

greentracker98- diorama "Fraternization"

ygmodeler4- Italeri 1/35 DUKW

modelcrazy- Academy 1/350 USS Indianapolis Done


jibber- Trumpeter 1/35 WR360 Locomotive

jgeratic-  Samek Models 1/700 R-Boat done

1/35 Dragon Sherman III

bobbaily- TBA

BrandonK-  Hobbyboss 1/48 F6F Mk.II FAA done

SchattenSpartan- Hasegawa 1/32 P-47D, Dragon 1/35 StuH 43

Joe Rix-  Tamiya 1/48 P-47D Bubbletop

Nomad53- TBA

Cody J- Dragon 1/72 Maus

Rob S.-  Airfix 1/72 Hawker Typhoon IB done

Tempest Johnny- Easy Model 1/72 FW-190D-9 done

lostagain- Hasegawa 1/48 Shinden (done)

Rigirider- 1/25 AMT 1945 Ford Sedan (done)

AndrewW- Hasegawa 1/48 Ju-87G-2

plasticjunkie- Monogram 1/48 P-51D

waynec- Trumpeter 1/35 K-5 RR gun

PANZERJAGER-  Meng 1/35 A39 Tortoise Heavy Tank

castelnuovo-Cyberhobby 1/35 M4A4 (done)

BrandonD- Eduard 1/48 Spitfire VIII (done)

Tamiya 1/48 F4U-1D DONE

 

bufflehead: Dragon 1/35 T-34/85 Mod. 1944

TigerEP1: Tamiya 1/35 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck

DantheMan85: Tamiya (Tasca) 1/35 M4A3E8, done

 

Academy 1/35 Hetzer done

Nomad53: Lindberg 1/48 A6M Zero

Moff: Tamiya 1/35 IS-3 done

taxtp: Hasegawa 1/72 FW-190A5 done

 

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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  • From: Berkeley CA/St. Paul MN
Posted by EBergerud on Sunday, November 30, 2014 2:58 PM

Put me down for a Stalin or T34/85

Eric

 

A model boat is much cheaper than a real one and won't sink with you in it.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, November 30, 2014 3:42 PM

Please put me down for USS Shangri-la (CV-38) in 1/700 scale.

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, November 30, 2014 3:43 PM

Well well, imagine seeing you guys here. Welcome aboard.

I'll be doing an Airfix 1/72nd P-61B.

''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

  • Member since
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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, November 30, 2014 3:44 PM

Small world, eh?

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 30, 2014 4:27 PM

Looks like the usual suspects are dropping in ;)

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    September 2003
  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, November 30, 2014 5:00 PM

stikpusher

Looks like the usual suspects are dropping in ;)

Better here than having our mugs on the post office wall.

  

Alifero tollitur axe ceres

 

 

 

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  • From: Florida-West Central
Posted by Eagle90 on Sunday, November 30, 2014 6:38 PM

D@$M you both!  Wink  You know I'm in!  Not sure what I'll build yet, but put me in coach!

Eagle90

 

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    October 2013
Posted by ajd3530 on Sunday, November 30, 2014 6:56 PM
Stikpusher gave me some inspiration with his awesome B-26 from the D-Day build, so I will try doing my best take on a war wary Monogram B-26.
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Posted by Jsmyth on Sunday, November 30, 2014 7:30 PM

Sign me up for this build please. I don't know what I'm going to build yet but I really enjoyed the last one!

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  • From: Oil City, PA
Posted by greentracker98 on Sunday, November 30, 2014 7:59 PM

I'm In.

I have a couple of things in mind.

I'll let you know when I decide.

Also What does this mean "It can be air land or sea and none military builds are welcome. It's from the rules above.

 

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 30, 2014 8:15 PM

Non military... Lets say a 1945 civil aircraft, ship, or vehicle.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    October 2009
  • From: Oil City, PA
Posted by greentracker98 on Sunday, November 30, 2014 8:21 PM

Yea NON sounds better Thanks

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Sunday, November 30, 2014 8:31 PM

I shall like in on this...not sure on what yet though

-Josiah

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Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, November 30, 2014 9:02 PM

Ok, I will get all you guys added to the roster once I get home and on my desktop.

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Boise ID area
Posted by modelcrazy on Monday, December 1, 2014 11:07 AM

Stick, Bish, you know I'm in, can't resist a GB, keeps me focused, otherwise I'm all over the board and fail to finish anything.

Put me down with a 1/72 Hasegawa 190D.

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Posted by Bish on Monday, December 1, 2014 12:49 PM

Good to have all you guys on board. I am sure we will get some new faces along as well.

''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

  • Member since
    October 2004
  • From: Northern Virginia
Posted by ygmodeler4 on Monday, December 1, 2014 3:35 PM

I'm a new face....at least for this gb ;)

Right now I'm in a ground mood....however I will not be able to start this until I graduate in May, so I do not know what I will be feeling like...

Therefore, I have two builds that I can do for this and I have wanted to do for awhile now...

Italeri 1/35 DUKW

Eduard 1/48 Hellcat Mk. II "Weekend Edition"

I do not know what "mood" (a couple months ago I was all about the aircraft) I'll be in come this time, but I was wondering what you all would....prefer (yes I'm throwing this up to a vote)...me to build.

The DUKW will be a Marine vehicle at Iwo Jima (Feb 1945) while the Hellcat is a British bird that would have been in Pacific theater prior to and including Okinawa (April 1945) from the research I've done, so. What would you all like to see?

-Josiah

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, December 1, 2014 4:07 PM

I think a DUKW would be nice, especially a Pacific one rather than D-Day.

''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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    January 2013
Posted by jibber on Monday, December 1, 2014 4:58 PM

Bish count me in for something, I'm finishing up a couple now. Thanks Terry

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Posted by jgeratic on Monday, December 1, 2014 5:23 PM

I've a shelf queen as a possible entry - 1/72 Achilles IIc by ExtraTECH.   There is markings for a Canadian unit 1945.

Thing is,  interior hull is complete and some work has been done on the turret, so let me know.

regards,

Jack

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  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, December 1, 2014 7:13 PM

Bish & Stik-please sign me up-not sure what I'll build but I'm sure I can find multiple kits in the stash that meet the criteria.

thanks

bob

 

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 1, 2014 7:14 PM

Bish,

I have a Feb 1945 Corsair I will be building for the USMC GB. I haven't started yet and most likely won't until after the new year. Does this fit you requirements? I would love to join this build.

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    October 2009
  • From: Oil City, PA
Posted by greentracker98 on Monday, December 1, 2014 8:04 PM

Figures, You guys reminded me of the Russian Tank I want to build, No, thats not included in the couple of things I want to do Arrggghhh

I'm already planning on the Aces GB with Robert Johnson P 47 and Egon Mayer FW 190 I'm the Host

Don't Pencil this in yet, but I'm leaning towards the M-10 Tank Destroyer at the Remagen Bridge where my Uncle won a Silver Star. Thats probably what I'll do as I've been wanting to do it.

On that note; there is a Bridge at Remagen reinactment in Tidioute, PA. And it turns out that I live about an hours drive away from it. I wasn't able to go this year, but, I will definitely be going next year.

I'm also thinking of the Ford Jeep and trailer by Bronco Models at a check point between East & West Berlin. But it could actually wait until 1946 or even 47

A.K.A. Ken                Making Modeling Great Again

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    August 2013
Posted by Jsmyth on Monday, December 1, 2014 8:17 PM

Josiah I would like to see the DUKW myself. There always seems to be a bunch of aircraft. It's always nice to see something different. Just my two cents worth.

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Monday, December 1, 2014 8:32 PM

Boy this thing is gaining strength rapidly... Some great subject choices too!!!

 

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

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

LSM

 

  • Member since
    January 2013
Posted by jibber on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 8:48 AM

Bish, Stik I'd like to add a Fletcher Class Destroyer DD-445 by Tamiya in 1:350. I haven't done a ship in a while and I've been waiting for the right time to build her. Thanks, Terry

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Posted by BrandonK on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 12:01 PM

Bish and Stik,

Never mind about the Corsair. I have a Hobbyboss F6 Mk II RAF in 1945 to build. I'll use that and jump in on this build without a crossover. Thanks guys.

On the bench: Alot !

On Deck: Alot more !

 

  • Member since
    July 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 1:47 PM

OK guys, the roster is updated. Please include you kits' scale and maker on your subject choices for those of us who are curious. Anybody who I missed send me a message. This GB is gaining strength very nicely!

 

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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