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75th Anniversary of 1941 Group Build (World at War)
Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 3:10 PM
One month from now, we’ll begin a new year, and that means a new anniversary.  The year 2016 will be the 75th anniversary of 1941.  So that we remember the events and sacrifices of  those involved in the Second World War that year, I propose a 1941 Group Build.
The object is to build a model of anything that existed in 1941, as it appeared in 1941.  What it is, is up to you:  aircraft; vehicle; ship; figure--whatever you choose from whatever nation, Allied, Axis or neutral; any scale.  There are certainly a wide choice of subjects from 1941:  the German invasion of the Soviet Union; the ongoing battle of the Atlantic; the Sino-Japanese war; Pearl Harbor; Rommel in Afrika; the London Blitz; the AVG (Flying Tigers); and on and on.
I also propose to let the GB run from 1 January, 2016 until 31 December, 2020--the 75th anniversary of the year the war ended.  If I live so long, and remain competent to build kits, I hope to offer a group-build for each successive year of the war during the 75th anniversary of the war.  By the end of 2020, then, we’d have had GB for each individual year of the war.
Keeping each GB open till the 75th anniversary of the end of the war in 2020, I hope will give enough time for participants to complete a kit commemorating each year of the war as the anniversary comes up, plus allowing for new people to join at any time, and not miss any of the anniversary years, if they want to participate and mark this milestone in world history.
Because of this new bright idea, I will be changing the ending date for the current 1939/40 75th anniversary “World at War” Group Build to 31 December, 2020.  If you haven’t finished a build, or if you want to start marking the anniversary of all the years of WWII now, you’ll be able to begin when the war began, and keep up with each passing anniversary year.
I hope many of you will join to keep in memory and  sight  the world-defining events that marked the six years of  the Second World War.  It’s something I don’t think anyone ought ever to forget--or repeat. 
Here’s the ultimate version of the group badge, similar in configuration to the 1939/40 group build, for the sake of continuity.  For anyone who wants more uniformity of group badges, I adjusted the 1939/40 GB badge over at that thread, to reflect the revised design.
Thanks for your consideration!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 3:34 PM

Participants:

Bish:  Special Hobby 1/72nd Whirlwind FB. Mk 1

bobbaily:  Tamiya 1/48 Bf-109E4/7-Desert camo scheme

BrandonD:  1/48 Tamiya Dewoitine D.520; 1/48Trumpeter MiG-3

Cat Daddy:  TBD

checkmateking02:  Airfix 1/72 Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2

Dantheman:  Cyberhobby 1/35 StuG. III Ausf. A & Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf. D DAK

GAF:  Revellogram P-40

Hoggarth:  Hobby Boss 1:350 USS Arizona

jgeratic:  ICM 1/72 Polikarpov I-153 Chaika; HobbyBoss 1/35 BA-20 Soviet Armoured Car

jibber:  Dragon 1/35 Sd.Kfz 7/1 2cm Flak 38 Selbstfahrlafette German half track truck

modelcrazy:  Airfix 1/72 Curtiss hawk 81-A-2

Rob H:  Tamiya Italian M13/40

rooster513:   Hasegawa 1/48 Bf109E-4/7Trop 

SMJmodeler:  1/35 Tamiya Pz.Kpfw.II Ausf C

suomi39:  1:72 Airfix Hurricant Mk I

taxtp:  1/72 Airfix Curtis Tomahawk IIB

tempestjohnny:  Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2U-2 Vindicator

Theuns:  1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk2a 

   

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 3:34 PM

Finished Build Photos!

Bish:  Special Hobby 1/72nd Whirlwind FB. Mk 1 [First to Finish!]

Dantheman:  Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf. D DAK

modelcrazy:  Airfix 1/72 Curtiss hawk 81-A-2

jgeratic:  ICM 1/72 Polikarpov I-5 Chaika

BrandonD:  1/48Trumpeter MiG-3

 rooster513:   Hasegawa 1/48 Bf109E-4/7Trop 

jgeraticHobbyBoss 1/35 BA-20 Soviet Armoured Car

Dantheman:  Cyberhobby 1/35 StuG. III Ausf. A & Dragon 1/35 Panzer IV Ausf. D DAK

checkmateking02:  Airfix 1/72 Curtiss Hawk 81-A-2

tempestjohnny:  Accurate Miniatures 1/48 SB2U-2 Vindicator

Theuns:  1/32 Revell Spitfire Mk2a

==

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 3:40 PM

And here's a photo of what I'll be contributing to the memory of 1941.  It will be the Bristol Blenheim included in Airfix's "Victoria Cross Icons" offering.

It was the aircraft of Hughie Idwal Edwards, when he won the VC in 1941 during a raid on Bremen.

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Posted by Rob.H on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 3:50 PM

Hi Checkmate.

I know I am still working on the '39/40 build, but sign me up for this one too please.  Keeping with the theme of building the moldy oldies in my collection, I'll try a hand at Tamiya's old Italian M13/40.

 

on the bench: Moebius Battlestar Galactica, Tamiya 1/35 M13/40

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 3:52 PM
Thanks, Rob. Welcome to the GB, and I will add you to the roster. I like the moldy oldies, too. I hope the Blenheim won't be too old and crotchety.

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Posted by Bish on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 3:58 PM

Well, I can't exactly skip this one, seeing as you have been such a big supporter of the 70th Anniversary GBs. I just wanted to check though, it sounds as though you are running this as one long GB, will you be doing a new thread each year or keep the same thread running.

Not sure what I will build for 41 yet, most likely some armour.

This whole idea will work nicely. I plan on running 80th Anniversary GB's starting in 2019, so it will be a nice overlap.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Tuesday, December 01, 2015 8:00 PM

Bish

Well, I can't exactly skip this one, seeing as you have been such a big supporter of the 70th Anniversary GBs. I just wanted to check though, it sounds as though you are running this as one long GB, will you be doing a new thread each year or keep the same thread running.

Not sure what I will build for 41 yet, most likely some armour.

This whole idea will work nicely. I plan on running 80th Anniversary GB's starting in 2019, so it will be a nice overlap.

 

 
Yeah, Bish.  My plan was to start an annual group build each year for each anniversary, then let them all run until the end of 2020.  That way, new modelers can join in at any point and still be able to complete a build for each year of the war.
 
Good idea to have 80th GB's when the time comes; I hope I'm still around to participate.
 
And--glad to have you aboard for 1941.  I'll add you to the roster, with a "TBD," and when you decide, update things.

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 12:24 AM
Right, now I got ur. Start a new one each year, but each one will run until 2020. Understood.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 11:08 AM

Good!  Clarity is always a great thing!

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Posted by modelcrazy on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 11:53 AM

 

Hey Check, I'll jump in with a Tamiya 1/48 Fairey Swordfish Mk1 in markings from 818 squadron from the Ark Royal which disabled the Bismarck. 
It will be a crossover from the Fleet Air Arm GB, if that is acceptable.
Steve

ON THE BENCH

1/48 Revell P-40B
1/25 Monogram 57 Chevy Bel Air
1/35 Italeri Jagdpanzer 38(t) Hetzer
1/144 Trumpeter Kawanishi H6K5-L Mavis

In Que

1/48 Italeri Hurricane Mk.1 Trop (waiting for new parts from Italy)

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 12:54 PM
Must resist. ..... nah I'm in. 48th Accurate Miniatures SB2U-2 Vindicator. Neutrality Patrol. John

 

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Posted by jgeratic on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 12:57 PM

Put me down tentively for ICM's latest Polikarpov I-153 Chaika in 1/72 scale.  Will be coloured in Finnish markings.

regards,

Jack

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Posted by rooster513 on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 1:15 PM

Very cool! I'm in just don't know with what yet. Btw, is it too early to sign up for '42??Wink

-Andy

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 4:58 PM

Welcome to the GB, Steve, John, Jack and Andy.  Very glad and pleased to have you aboard.  You've picked some interesting and unusual subjects.  I know what a Swordfish looks like, since I've seen "Sink the Bismarck" (a biplane with rigging is going to be really "fun," I'm sure), but Vindicators are sort of uncommon, and I don't even know what a Chaika is.

And:  yes, crossovers are acceptable.  I don't want us to bog down with a lot of rules, so really there aren't any to speak of--outside of things coming out of the year 1941.

As for the "1942" GB, I suppose I could start a thread already--but then, I'd have to work up another badge right away! Surprise (And I haven't got the "1941" item tweaked the way I want it.)

Besides, time will pass quickly.

It always does when you're trying to meet a GB deadline!

Thanks for joining!

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 5:24 PM
I managed to update the badge, with lettering I think will show up better. I'm also going to head over to the '39-'40 build and post an updated badge that takes into account the new direction of the GB's. Anyone still wanting to take part in the '39-'40 GB can choose either badge they prefer, but the second version will be more uniform with the '41 badge.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 5:54 PM

OK, Andy, a preview:

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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 5:56 PM
I look forward to seeing that Blenheim check. I have a Special Hobby kit with the same markings as it was based at Swanton Morely in Norfolk. Can't wait to see what you do it this one.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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Posted by GAF on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 7:06 PM

CMK02,

Okay, how can I resist this one?  Put me down for a Revellogram P-40!  Might as well try my hand at this dog of a kit.  Wink

 

Sergeant Frank Tree: You know, this year wasn't the big year of the war, '41. I think the really big year is going to be 1942.

Major General Joseph W. Stillwell: [sighs] It's gonna be a long war.

 

PS> The above image is no way intended as a group badge.  I was just inspired!  Big Smile

 

 

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 8:16 PM

Bish: It's Airfix's old mold Blenheim, so I suppose it will have its share of quirks. Didn't they just put out a new one recently? I also have another one stashed somewhere, not Airfix--but I don't remember the maker.

GAF: Glad to have you in the group build. I've updated the roster. And, I think that is a great looking piece of artwork. Nice job! Very dramatic!

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Posted by ajd3530 on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 8:22 PM

I will probably do something Soviet that flies in 1/48. If only Xuntong would ever release that SB-2 that was supposed to be out 6 months ago...

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Wednesday, December 02, 2015 8:25 PM
Sounds great, ajd. 1941 was a pretty significant year for the Soviets!

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Posted by Cat Daddy on Thursday, December 03, 2015 12:29 AM

Sign me up. No idea what I want to do  yet, so make me TBD for now. I inagine it will be a wingy thing (1:48 Zero?) but I want to look into light tanks. I'll let you know after I do my research.

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Posted by bobbaily on Thursday, December 03, 2015 12:02 PM
Please sign me up also-not sure what the build (or hopefully builds) will be, but I have more than enough options sitting in the stash. Thanks

bob

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 03, 2015 2:36 PM
Check, ye, they did bring out a new one. Have not seen it yet, but I imagine going by there other new kits, it should be pretty good.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 03, 2015 3:09 PM
Yeah, I think it will be good, too. I've looked at (but haven't built yet) the Hurricane, Defiant and Bf109E--and they all look really good.

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 03, 2015 3:12 PM
Welcome to y'all, Cat Daddy and bobbaily! Glad to have you with us for 1941. Whenever you make your decisions, I'll update the roster.

Nulla Rosa Sine Spina

 

 

 

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Posted by Bish on Thursday, December 03, 2015 3:28 PM

Ok, just been doing some checking and i have made my choice. I have planed a few none GB build next year (like thats going to happen) but if they happen to fit into a GB then so be it.

One of them is the Special Hobby 1/72nd Whirlwind FB. Mk 1. I am doing an aircraft of 137 Sqn based at Matlaske. While they recieved the type in August, they moved to Norfolk in Dec, so it just squeeze's in to 1941.

 ''I am a Norfolk man, and I glory in being so''

  

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Posted by checkmateking02 on Thursday, December 03, 2015 3:39 PM
Sounds good, Bish. I'll update.

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Posted by SMJmodeler on Wednesday, December 09, 2015 9:12 AM

checkmateking02: I'm kickin' the tires of this GB...I'll go check the stashHuh?

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