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Pearl Harbor 2015...Thank You All

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Pearl Harbor 2015...Thank You All
Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, June 8, 2015 8:05 PM

December 1940:  Adm Isoroku Yamamoto confides his plan for a Naval Air attack on the US Navy Fleet in and around the Hawaiian Islands.  

 

July 26 1941:  The United States freezes Japanese assets in the US and announces an embargo on sale of petroleum products to Japan.

 

December 7, 1941.  A Day Which Will Live In Infamy.

 

I would like to propose again the Pearl Harbor Group Build.

 

The rules are simple.

-Any genre is acceptable.  

-The subject must have been in or around the Hawaiian Islands on December 7, 1941.

-Military or civilian subjects are fair game.

-OOB or full of Photo Etch or scratchbuilding is acceptable.

-All ships of the First Combined Japanese Fleet are acceptable.

-The USS Enterprise CV-6 and her aircraft are acceptable.

 

There is one more thing....

I request that regardless of the finish date, finish.  The purpose of the build is to remember and to honor those individuals who were involved.

 

The dates:

July 26, 2015 to 7 a.m. (your time) December 7, 2015.

 

Who will join me?

 

 

 

For those who died...

For those who survived...

 

You will never be forgotten.

 

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Monday, June 8, 2015 8:05 PM

Those who have chosen to take this adventure with me.

 

fightnjoe--Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SBD-1.

mustang1989--He is thinking about this.  Not pushing but thinking about all the cool stuff he could build.

ww2psycho--Choices are narrowed to 2.  Which will it be?

GMorrison--Hand Raised, not sure on subject.

B_one fixer--HB 1/350 USS Arizona as the USS Pennsylvania 

jeaton01--Hand Raised, something Japanese

 

freem--Hand Raised, Kate or Val.

Lewbud--Airfix 1/72 Zeke, as the F-14 was a big no.  Wink

scottrc--Tamiya 1/48 Zero

Buffirn--Hobby Boss 1/700 USS Arizona

 

 

 

 

 

Joe

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 5:01 AM

Sounds interesting........HmmHmm

Great idea Joe!

                   

 

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Posted by ww2psycho on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 6:58 AM

In, but Idk with what.

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 10:53 AM

In not sure what.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Thursday, June 11, 2015 8:28 AM

Lets see how many are good with it and then I can compile a list.  

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Posted by ww2psycho on Friday, June 12, 2015 6:07 AM

It'll either be a Hasegawa Kate or an Academy P-36.

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Posted by B_one fixer on Friday, June 12, 2015 11:29 PM

I'm in, don't know what though. Since I live next to pearl harbor I will stare out the window will I have an Idea.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, June 14, 2015 12:04 AM

Joe, I'll join with something Japanese that flies.

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Posted by freem on Monday, June 15, 2015 8:12 PM

Joe, I'll take a stab at it.  Either a Zero Kate or Val.  Coin flip comin'!!

Chris Christenson

 

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 10:43 PM

I am thrilled to see the interest.

I will work on the list and get that all ready.  

As for me I have a decision to make.  I have four kits that interest me right now.

These are the four I am choosing from.  I am actually leaning toward the Vindicator.  I really want to build that one.

Joe

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Posted by jeaton01 on Friday, June 19, 2015 2:51 PM

Near as I can tell there were three airplanes from the Japanese side that were at Pearl Harbor, the A6M2, B5N2, and D3A1.  I have all three of these in Hasegawa boxings, so I will start with the Zero and see how far I get.  All 1/48.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Friday, June 19, 2015 11:39 PM

John you are correct with those three.  There was another, the float version of the Zeke was used for recon over the targets earlier in the morning.  

Joe

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Posted by ww2psycho on Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:06 AM

I vote for the Vindicator joe!

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, June 20, 2015 7:41 PM

Can I do a F-14 from The Final Countdown?  Just kidding, Airfix's 1/72 Zero.

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Posted by lewbud on Saturday, June 20, 2015 7:42 PM

Do the Windicator Joe!

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Posted by fightnjoe on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:20 PM

From my heart I thank you my friends for joining me on this adventure.  

As for me and a couple of days of thought, the Vindicator is the choice.  Really it was not a hard one.  

The entry list is now current as of this post.  

Joe

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Posted by ajd3530 on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 10:42 PM

Joe, that B-18 kit looks so neat! Someone needs to step up to the plate and make an injection B-18 in 1/48. And a Douglas B-23 as well. I would jump all over that.

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Posted by modelcrazy on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:23 PM

Sounds cool Joe, I am just really swamped right now. I'll let you know as I finish my commitments.

If I do, it would be a 1/72 Hase A6M2 Type 0, Model 21.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 8:39 AM

I absolutely agree about the 1/48 injection molded kit.  Been screaming for one for a long time.

Modelcrazy not a problem at all.  Just let me know.

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, July 6, 2015 2:06 AM

Joe, I think the airplane used for recon by the Japanese was an Aichi E-13A Jake, a twin float seaplane based on battleships and cruisers.  I have the Nichimo kit of that in 1/48.  You can put me down for building the B5N on my list as my primary subject, the Hasegawa 1/48 kit.

The A6M2-N Rufe's first flight was December 7, December 6 our time.

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Posted by scottrc on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 11:53 AM

Hi Joe,

I'm thinking of an old 1/72 MPC SBD-1 from the Enterprise.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, July 19, 2015 9:46 PM

John you are correct, I had a bit of a derailment there and could not get the right aircraft.

Scott my apologies for such a late response.  You are on the list sir.  Thank you.

Joe

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Posted by B_one fixer on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:04 PM

jot me down for the old revell 1/240 uss ward.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 8:52 AM

The list is now updated my friends.

Four days and counting.

Joe

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, July 26, 2015 7:39 AM

Well my friends today is the day.  

The official start time is 7 am your time but what is an hour or so between friends.

And we are off.....



Joe

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, July 26, 2015 4:17 PM

Here's my first entry, the 1/48 Hasegawa B5N-2.  Although it is the folding wing version, they require you to cut the wings and that usually results in lost material.  Somewhere along the way I also picked up a Cutting Edge wing fold resin set and I may use it if the cutting gets too difficult.  The decals are for two different Pearl Harbor participants.  Looks like a nice kit with lots of detail.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, July 26, 2015 6:01 PM

Good choice.  I believe I had built that one up many years ago.  Seems it was a very good build, construction wise.  No real issues.

Joe

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Posted by B_one fixer on Sunday, July 26, 2015 9:46 PM

Can I change my entry to the HB 1/350 USS Arizona, I plan on converting it into the Pennsylvania in her 1941 fit.

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Posted by fightnjoe on Sunday, July 26, 2015 11:17 PM

Got you covered.

Joe

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