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Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary GB
Posted by lewbud on Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:02 AM

This year is the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.  In honor of the Few, I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a group build.  Start date will be 10 July and end on 18 December 2015, when Hitler issued the directive abandoning the invasion of Britain.  All scales are welcome.  Crossovers are welcome.  As much or as little aftermarket detail as you see fit.  Started builds less than 10% complete.  The badge is available in Checkmateking02's post below.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:02 AM

lewbud-1/72 Airfix bf-110, Me 109e-4, Spitfire Mk.Ia, and Hurricane.

Scottrc- is back!Propeller Airfix 1/72 Hurricane.

Bobbaily

Checkmateking02: Airfix 1/72 Hurricane

rooster513

BrandonD: 1/48 Airfix Hurricane Mk.I-FIRST ONE DONE!Propeller

                    1/48 Tamiya Stuka

flyerduke: 1/72 Airfix Spitfire Mk.Ia

lawdog114

Raven728: 1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I

modelcrazy: 1/144 Minicraft He-111

Plastic Junkie: RoG 1/32 Spitfire Mk.IIa

Dantheman55: 1/72 Airfix Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Morrison: 1/72 Special Hobby Avro Anson

Moose421: 1/48 Eduard Bf-109E-4

CallsignOwl: 1/72 Airfix Me-109

Rob S: 1/72 Airfix Boulton Paul Defiant

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, April 16, 2015 6:59 AM

Yes-I will sign up if it's a go.

bob

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, April 16, 2015 2:00 PM

I would be glad to join up.

  

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, April 16, 2015 4:37 PM

I was wondering the same myself just the other night, so I am interested.  Just need to pick me up an ol Spit and maybe a Hurricane.  

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Posted by lewbud on Sunday, April 26, 2015 9:28 PM

I know it's still a few months out, but we're a go gentlemen.  Tallyho!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Sunday, April 26, 2015 10:36 PM

Great to hear this is a going ahead, lewbud!  Looking very much forward to it!

I will contribute a 1/72 Airfix Hurricane.

I was thinking of hosting a BoB GB, if no one else announced one--so I'm glad you did.  It's a far too important event to let pass without a commemoration.

In fact, I created a badge a while ago.  You are welcome to use it--or not.  I certainly don't mean to intrude or give offense.  Consider it a contribution to the cause.

I can re-size it smaller if necessary.

  

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Posted by Raven728 on Monday, April 27, 2015 10:50 AM

CMK, that is a spectacular badge, I love it.

I'd like to be in this as well, but I'm not ready to fully commit at this point. I have kind of an emotional connection to the BoB, and I'd love to commemorate it as well.

- Steve

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Posted by rooster513 on Monday, April 27, 2015 11:36 AM

I'd love to get in this one. I've been itching to do a spitfire since I got back into the hobby. I actually happened to grab "Fighter Boys" by Patrick Bishop off the bookshelf to reread a little while ago. Should serve as some good inspiration!

-Andy

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, April 27, 2015 4:15 PM

Andy:

I've also read "Fighter Boys" a couple of times.  What an absorbing book!  It really draws you in.

"Finding the Few" and "Finding the Foe" are also pretty fascinating.  They are about the recovery and identification of missing planes and pilots, years after the close of the BoB and the War itself.

  

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Posted by flyerduke on Monday, April 27, 2015 10:41 PM

I'm very interested in this GB.  I have a 1/48 Eduard Bf 110D I'd love to start.  I'm just not sure it qualifies.  None of the markings that come with the kit are for any A/C that operated during the BoB.  Would this kit qualify for this GB?  Thanks.

Craig

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:05 AM

Craig, I'm pretty sure Eduard  came out with just the one boxing of the 110D in 1/48 (besides the Royal boxing) and according to the pdf instructions, a BoB markings version is included.  It's found on the first page of instructions.  The aircraft carries an emblem of the British Isles enclosed in a cross hairs.

http://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/8202.pdf

regards,

Jack

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Posted by BrandonD on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:41 AM

Yes, please put me down.

I'm hoping to snag the new-tool Airfix Hurricane in 1:48, but if I can't, I'll do a 1:48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk. I or a Bf-110 or something.

-BD-

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Posted by BrandonD on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 1:44 AM

Oops, I forgot - I have a Tamiya/Italeri 1:48 Stuka with BoB markings. So I will definitely build that, and some fighter or other to shoot it down.

-BD-

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Posted by flyerduke on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 8:56 AM

I saw that on the instructions.  I'm just not sure what paint scheme to use.  There are nice color drawings toward the back for the other campaigns, but not the BoB.  Which should I use.  Thanks.

Craig 

jgeratic


Craig, I'm pretty sure Eduard  came out with just the one boxing of the 110D in 1/48 (besides the Royal boxing) and according to the pdf instructions, a BoB markings version is included.  It's found on the first page of instructions.  The aircraft carries an emblem of the British Isles enclosed in a cross hairs.

http://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/8202.pdf

regards,

Jack

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 10:11 AM

I'm only guessing, but I'd stick with official colours of the Luftwaffe during that period:

71 dunkelgrun and 02 grau uppers with 65 hellblau lowers.

http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/Bf-110/EG210/images/Messerschmitt-Bf-110D-Zerstorer-2.ErprGr210-%28S9+CK%29-Alfred-Habisch-WNr-3341-shot-down-15-Aug-1940-0A.jpg

regards,

Jack

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Posted by lewbud on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 5:27 PM

CMK, that is a fantastic badge!  You'll probably need to resize it smaller however.  Thanks for making that, it is most appreciated.  Andy, Brandon, and Craig, welcome aboard!  Steve, join us when you're ready.  I have a feeling there's a pretty good story behind your emotional attachment, I'm pretty sure the class would like to hear it if you feel like sharing.  Jack, are you in?  Craig, Jack is right with the color scheme, although it looks like the Splinter Scheme changed somewhat between the Norwegian Campaign and the BoB.  Unfortunately, I don't have access to a scanner at the moment otherwise I'd post some images that would help you.  As for me, I can go so many directions with most of Airfix's new tool 1/72 stuff in the stash.  I need to get their new Do-217z (it's gorgeous!), and am waiting for the new B.1 model Stuka, and a new tool He-111.  Taka, taka, taka!

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Posted by Raven728 on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 7:35 PM

Oh, nothing specific; I'm an Anglophile at heart and am always amazed at the incredible bravery and tenacity of those British pilots (average age: 20!) going toe to toe against overwhelming odds. Just an amazing story.

- Steve

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 8:00 PM

Here are some badges resized.

I know what you mean about the Airfix re-tools and new molds, lewbud.  I'm looking forward to these becoming available.

The Battle of Britain has really got my interest for the last few years, so I've collected a lot of Spitfires, Hurricanes, other assorted types, and a lot of decals in the stockpile.  I'm always ready to build them.

And here's a link to a good site about Luftwaffe camouflage and markings.  Maybe you know about it already.  I found it pretty useful for the 1939-40 GB.

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/luftwaffe-camouflage-colors-and-patterns.html

  

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Posted by flyerduke on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:22 PM

Thanks for the info guys.  I'd really like to build my 1/48 Eduard Profipack Bf 110D for this build, but 4 months is not enough time for me to tackle this kit.  I'm just way too slow.  I may have to pick something else up.

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Posted by jgeratic on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 11:43 PM

lewbud - thanks for asking, but unfortunately my bench time is spoken for between now and early next year.  I will be following along since this is a fav theme of mine. 

CMking, the badge looks pro! Yes

regards,

Jack

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Posted by lawdog114 on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 11:40 PM

I'm in...with maybe one of each.  By far my favorite subject...

Joe

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, April 30, 2015 11:38 PM

Welcome aboard Joe!

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, May 1, 2015 3:34 PM

lawdog114

I'm in...with maybe one of each.  By far my favorite subject...

Joe

Good to see you here lawdog! Always look forward to your builds, they never disappoint! And I just want to let you that we are all counting on you for this one........just want to know we are all counting on you for this one.Wink Sorry, I just can't resist an Airplane referenceBig Smile

-Andy

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Posted by lawdog114 on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 8:36 PM

rooster513

lawdog114

I'm in...with maybe one of each.  By far my favorite subject...

Joe

Good to see you here lawdog! Always look forward to your builds, they never disappoint! And I just want to let you that we are all counting on you for this one........just want to know we are all counting on you for this one.Wink Sorry, I just can't resist an Airplane referenceBig Smile

-Andy

I need clearance Clarence, I mean Andy.......Big Smile  Thanks bud.  I want to get my hands on those new Airfix kits too.  I've read they are fantastic.....but then thats what they said about the Zveda 109, which I though was a pig.  I  look forward to this GB...

Roger.......huh?

Thanks for the laugh..

Joe

 

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Posted by scottrc on Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:15 PM

I'm happy to see this GB going to happen, now I need to order me that spit.  I always liked the RAF colors of that period.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, May 7, 2015 2:23 PM

I may be interested. Just haven't decided on the kit though.

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Posted by Raven728 on Thursday, May 7, 2015 9:13 PM

Ok, I'm in. I don't know why I thought I could resist, I was in the moment I saw this thread. Wink

1/48 Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I - ordered and on its way.

- Steve

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Posted by flyerduke on Thursday, May 7, 2015 11:23 PM

Question -  Were there Mk. II Spitfires used during the BoB?

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Friday, May 8, 2015 12:02 AM

This will give you a start at least:

"In August 1940 the first Spitfire IIs went to No 611 Squadron at Digby, and during the following month  Nos 19, 74 and 266 Sqns received the new variant.  From then on the Mark II replaced the Mark I in several units, the squadrons equipped with the former being concentrated in south-east England where the fighting was heaviest."

Spitfire Mark I/II Aces 1939-41, p. 21

  

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